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Dave Weigel Resigns From Washington Post Following Firestorm

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Reporter/blogger Dave Weigel has resigned from the Washington Post following the leak of controversial, off-the-record emails he sent to a group of journalists.

Weigel, who covered the conservative beat for the Washington Post, said in an e-mail to the liberal JournoList group that "this would be a vastly better world to live in if Matt Drudge decided to handle his emotional problems more responsibly, and set himself on fire."

Weigel apologized to his readers (and to Drudge), but now FishbowlDC has confirmed that Weigel resigned from the newspaper Friday morning.