But here's the strange part: Alexander blames Weigel for hurting the Post's "standing" among conservatives: "Weigel's exit, and the events that prompted it, have further damaged The Post among conservatives who believe it is not properly attuned to their ideology or activities. Ironically, Weigel was hired to address precisely those concerns."
I think this makes entirely too much of this episode. We're talking about a 30-something blogger for a fading newspaper, not the commander of allied forces in Afghanistan. And who really cares if conservatives believe that The Post is not properly attuned to their ideology or activities? And who cares if liberals believe that the Post misunderstands them as well? Is that now the role of a newspaper -- to tailor reporting to the needs of specific parties or ideologies?
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