Friday, June 25, 2010

Empty Nest


David Weigel has -- especially during his short time at the Washington Post -- served as the American right's version of Valentine Michael Smith: He tells them the things they don't want to hear but probably need to know.

For that, they've killed and eaten him.

The fact that WaPo itself played Brutus in the assassination plot should be the first clue for those who mistakenly think it's the right which benefits from this development.

Weigel's big mistake, the manner in which he handed his enemies the sword with which they dismembered him, was letting his hair down and trusting other journalists to honor their commitments to keep comments on an "off the record" discussion list off the record.

My guess, though, is that he'll have the last laugh. He's better than the snakepit he fell into.

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