The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

WaPo Suspends Dave Weigel WITHOUT PAY for a Month, in Effort to Appease Supreme Commissar Felicia Sonmez

“Felicia is sure doing a great job of dispelling that old sexist stereotype of feminists as vindictive, humorless bitches, eh?” That was my text message to Dave Weigel after I found out the Washington Post gave him a month’s suspension without pay for retweeting a joke. They did this, of course, in a desperate (and […]

You’ve Got To Like Weigel

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, […]

Ace Spanks Weigel

Spanks him hard over his defense of Alex Sink. Here’s the question: Why is it so important to be fair to Alex Sink? Oh, because Alex Sink is a Democrat. The media must be fair to Democrats. The media must never assist Republicans in “swiftboating” Democrats. Alex Sink made a gaffe — a clear, obvious gaffe […]

Heh: @DaveWeigel Dismantles @PiersMorgan, But Good

 Deft, but also delightfully brutal: Sunday night, after David Carr broke the news that Piers Morgan would be ending his CNN show, I searched Twitter to find how his fans were taking it. This was a mistake. Really, who was a Piers Morgan fan? Have you ever met one? No, reaction to CNN’s scheduling news ran the gamut […]

Be Ye Not Dismayed

Smitty jumped on Dave Weigel for his “trolling” article, and I’ll let that stand, except to add that Weigel seems to be advocating that mainstream journalism adopt an even more stringently pro-Democrat “message discipline” — as if, for example, having Soledad O’Brein literally reading liberal blogs on the air at CNN is insufficient proof of their abject partisanship. […]

@DaveWeigel Nearly Discovers Capitalism, Shrugs It Off As ‘Trolling’

by Smitty Ace seems kinda irritated with Weigel’s Slate piece about “How a small band of conservatives generated half of the Democratic Convention’s headlines”. Weigel goes on at length about another friend of this blog, the mighty YidWithLid: Democrats did not expect to spend Wednesday arguing about the capital of Israel and the appearance of […]

Use ‘Derbyshire’ as a Verb

It’s an interesting word-game concept, eh? For years, I’ve advocated the overthrow of the decadent Rich Lowry regime at National Review, hoping that Jonah Goldberg might lead the coup. So my main interest in this remarkable controversy is whether or not it serves to undermine Lowryism. What you might not notice is that this is a […]

Philly Layover Musings: The Republican Party Is Depraved and Decadent

PHILADELPHIA With a three-hour layover in Philly, I logged on here at the Riverbend Bar & Grill at the airport Marriot, and the first thing I find atop the Memeorandum aggregation is my buddy Dave Weigel’s thoughts on the campaign to date: I’m thinking of a Republican primary. It starts with a candidate (John McCain/Mitt Romney) who […]

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