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You’ve Got To Like Weigel

Posted on | December 2, 2014 | 19 Comments

by Smitty

OK, you’re by no means required, as I’m sure the commenters will remind.
Still, he’s been something of a comrade to this blog over the years. He’s akin to the more caustic Mataconis in terms of people that I frequently find full of nonsense, yet find worthwhile to read, anyway.

In my experience, Dave calls it like he sees it:

I really do want to know if he tires of being embarrassingly wrong about everything, but I think I already know the answer,” wrote [Mollie] Hemingway, in a piece about Vox co-founder (and my former colleague) Matthew Yglesias. “Being a wrong liberal means never having to say you’re sorry, and having no shame means you never have to feel embarrassed.”

That tone is common in the new right media. The left, sure, can get away with murder with its own readership. What’s that worth in the long run? “Liberal discourse is insular, sophomoric, divorced from everyday life,” wrote the Free Beacon’s Continetti in an October column. “What liberals say about race and gender and climate change is designed not to persuade the unconvinced but to rally the base. MSNBC is imploding. is a laughingstock.”

Read the whole thing. Dave may be prepping a pendulum swing back to the rightward, but anticipate he’ll stay a clear-eyed observer of media shenanigans in all directions.

via Memeorandum


19 Responses to “You’ve Got To Like Weigel”

  1. Lance Burri
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

    “…people that I frequently find full of nonsense, yet find worthwhile to read, anyway.”

    Back in my blogging days, I’d have settled for half.

  2. scarymatt
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

    Good link. I hadn’t noticed the WFB’s Trolling tag before.

  3. Tyrconnell
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    Is this the same editorial where Weigel compares the conservative complaints about the Ferguson reporting with My Lai?

  4. TC_LeatherPenguin
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    No, I don’t gotta like Weigal. Anyone who was a party to Journolist is irredeemably tarred as an asshat who deserves nothing but contempt and an occasional kick in the ‘nads.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    Donkey punches work too! Oh wait, that is what they do to each other over at Vox during holiday office parties.

  6. Adobe_Walls
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

    Let’s hope that’s what they’re doing.

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    December 2nd, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

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  8. Adobe_Walls
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

    From Weigel’s article: ”The newer generation does not fear the mainstream media. It pities the media…”
    I hope that pity doesn’t lead to something foolish, like mercy or compassion.

  9. smitty
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    Yeah, I’m down to a trickle these days.

  10. smitty
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:55 pm


  11. JadedByPolitics
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 10:17 pm

    #JournOlister – I need say no more about him!

  12. Tyrconnell
    December 2nd, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

    Roger that.

  13. Bob Belvedere
    December 3rd, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    Hey, Trogfather!

  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 3rd, 2014 @ 10:07 am
  15. Lance Burri
    December 3rd, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    I believe you mean Lancelot Link.

  16. Bob Belvedere
    December 3rd, 2014 @ 11:43 am
  17. Bob Belvedere
    December 3rd, 2014 @ 11:45 am
  18. Bob Belvedere
    December 3rd, 2014 @ 11:51 am
  19. Bob Belvedere
    December 3rd, 2014 @ 11:52 am