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David Weigel, blogger for The Washington Post, resigned Friday morning after several of his confidential e-mails were leaked on the Mediabistro site FishbowlDC. Weigel, whose views skew libertarian, had covered the Republican Party for the Post, and the leaked e-mails contained disparaging remarks about a number of prominent conservatives. While the right has reasons for wanting Weigel unseated, many in the media have reacted with incredulous disgust. Here are some of the most incensed Twitter responses:
Always amazes me how grave media sins in DC result in nothing, while trivialities cause this: RT @benpolitico: .@daveweigel resigned
. @DaveWeigel is a blogger/reporter who digs up info before he blogs. WaPo & other media outlets need folks like this. #overreactionfail
POLITICO should steal @daveweigel. He was the only person at WaPo that I ever read.
RT @dceiver: RT @thisismarissa: @daveweigel is way too good for @washingtonpost. #teamweigel / COSIGNED.
hard to imagine Weigel episode did anything but bring wapo immense amount of traffic. Which, of course, is grounds for dismissal
BREAKING: Washington DC is a hell dimension where high school never ends http://bit.ly/90yjWK
Congrats to the Washington Post for losing one of its best writers today.
Perspective: HuffPo will get @daveweigel & prosper for it; WaPo will suck even worse; bottom-feeders like @FishbowlDC still won't matter.
Dana Milbank called Hillary Clinton a bitch in a video posted on Post web site. Still employed.
Pretty sure people will still be reading @daveweigel no matter who hosts his reporting
SCANDAL: REPORTER HAS, EXPRESSES OPINIONS.
If @daveweigel had just spent more time publishing bullshit about climate change like George Will, maybe he could have kept his job. #wtf
#FF @daveweigel @daveweigel @daveweigel @daveweigel @daveweigel @daveweigel @daveweigel @daveweigel @daveweigel @daveweigel @daveweigel
And an oddly touching rejoinder from the man at the center of the storm:
Getting an exceptionally good sense of who my friends are today.
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