A few weeks back, in yet another chapter of Big Media's insistence on treating American conservatives like a tribe of unknown but likely dangerous savages from some far-off land (aka, Fly-Over Country), the Washington Post hired a guy named Dave Weigel to start a blog called "Right Now." This was, of course, exactly the same thing as hiring juiceboxer Ezra Klein to write about the Left blogosphere, since Klein is a confirmed leftie, and Weigel is... um, well, let me just quote from Weigel's blog today:
I'm a member of an off-the-record list-serv called "Journolist," founded by my colleague Ezra Klein.
Per all the prior reporting on Klein's little club (membership including such open-minded thinkers as Joe Klein, Eric Alterman and Paul Krugman), that makes Weigel another confirmed leftie--and based on the comments Weigel half-heartedly apologizes for in that blog post, a fairly nasty one at that.
Weigel's personality aside, the fact that he's a contributing member of Klein's liberal propaganda-coordination clique should have been disclosed from the very beginning of Weigel's "reporting" on conservatives. It says nothing good about either Weigel or his bosses at the WaPo that none of the above thought Weigel's membership in a glorified version of Media Matters would be something worth notifying readers about.
All of which confirms my initial take on Weigel's WaPo blog: "This one goes on the ignore list."