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Dave Weigel

Dave Weigel On Trusting The NSA: "People Want More Proof Than That"

92nd Street Y | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Slate.com Political Reporter Dave Weigel recently spoke with us at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C. about the growing outrage over the NSA surve...

Michael Calderone

Behind The 2012 News (And Noise) Cycle

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.07.2012 | Media

Last week, Jon Ralston, a veteran Las Vegas Sun columnist, dared reporters to ignore Donald Trump's unveiling of his presidential endorsement -- with ...

Twitter, Comedians Will Miss Trump Run

Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

After weeks of quasi-campaigning, Donald Trump announced Monday that he would not actually be running for president in 2012. His news didn't come as m...

Dissecting the Photo of Obama in the Situation Room

Danny Groner | Posted 07.05.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

While some have turned the photo into a meme, others have reflected on its significance, particularly Obama's and Hillary Clinton's expressions.

Jason Linkins

Sophie B. Hawkins Wants To Do What To Sarah Palin, Now? [UPDATED]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lock it in: Slate's Dave Weigel has won the CPAC coverage with this scoop, live from Andrew Breitbart's "Big Gay Party," at Washington's Eighteenth St...

Jason Linkins

Hawaii Legislature Introduces Bill To Raise Revenues From Lunatics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you may have heard, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D), upon taking office, declared that he was going to be the guy to settle the whole "Obama birth...

Jason Linkins

Neil Abercrombie Should Rethink His Decision To Take On The 'Birthers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The flaw in Abercrombie's thinking is that he believes this is a matter that can be laid to rest. But the birthers already believe in an ornate conspiracy, spanning many generations of bipartisan officials on the local, state, and federal level, to conceal the heritage of a biracial child in order to install him in the White House for... well, for kicks, I guess! Given that they already successfully contain all that derangement inside their cranial cavities, there's really no big reveal Abercrombie can offer that won't simply be seamlessly incorporated as component of this bonkers theory.

What Journalism Students Can Learn From Shirley Sherrod, JournoList

Matt Vasilogambros | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Matt Vasilogambros

Take note of what happened in the world of journalism this summer. As we've seen, even professionals continue to adapt to the industry and learn from the actions of their colleagues.

For Palin's Facebook Friends, It's Complicated

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Are Palin's Facebook "friends" and followers truly a constituency-in-waiting, or more of a passive media audience?

Dave Weigel SLAMS Megyn Kelly On Fox News: 'Minstrel Show'

Daily Dish | Dave Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I don't really get a chance to watch TV in Unalaska, and the one thing I miss is Megyn Kelly of Fox News. The last week or so of her work -- her one w...

Taking the Me From Social Media

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mayhill Fowler

In the last month, a prominent journalist and two State Department spokesmen have fallen afoul of the tweet. Similarly, Dave Weigel lost his job over a few emails. The fates of these four are a reminder of the perils of social media.

Jason Linkins

Democrats Hoping For A Tea Party Boost Should Maybe Rethink Things

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Democrats who have pinned their electoral hopes in 2010 to self-identified "Tea Party" insurgents siphoning off votes from establishment GOP candidates may want to develop a new strategy.

I'm Glad Dave Weigel Resigned: Now the Washington Post Can Hire a Labor Reporter

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Elk

With Weigel gone, it means the Post might finally have the money to hire a labor journalist. Despite the labor movement's 16 million dues-paying members, the newspaper has no full time labor reporter.

Ex-Washington Post Reporter Becomes MSNBC Contributor

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Former Washington Post conservative beat blogger/reporter Dave Weigel, who resigned last week after his private, off-the-record emails were made publi...

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August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

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Ex-WaPo Blogger Wrong About Why He Was Wrong

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

While many saw Weigel's fall as a revenge of the inventions -- blogs are blurry and Twitter is scary -- his problem was actually pretty basic. He got caught going negative on people who matter.

Sam Stein

Dave Weigel's Resignation: The Backstory And Meaning

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When he arrived at a party on the Huffington Post's D.C. office roof-deck on Thursday evening, Washington Post reporter/blogger David Weigel felt secu...

Washington Post's Conservative Beat Reporter Resigns Following Firestorm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

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 jo...

April 19 D.C. Protests: Anti-Government And Pro-Gun Groups Join Forces

Washington Post | Dave Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

They remain under the radar for now, but expect to hear a lot more about the dual April 19 rallies that will bring anti-government and pro-gun groups ...

Third Parties, Invisible Senators and Why Conservatism Is Still Dead

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The polarization of Washington has not come about because moderates and centrists have no place to go. In fact, moderates are doing just as well as anyone else in today's politics.

Hayworth, Norquist and CPAC: The Republican Fork in the Road on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 02.19.2010 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Does the GOP choose the backward-looking, anti-immigrant route led by Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth, or the path toward real immigration solutions, led by Grover Norquist, who is supporting Hayworth's primary opponent John McCain?

Jason Linkins

The Case Against Reporting Sarah Palin's Status Updates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If reporters want to actually engage Sarah Palin in questioning, they should stop pretending her various posts to online social media -- to which no one in the world requires reporters to access or penetrate, anyway -- represents some sort of blockbuster, journalistic "get."

Tea Party Movement Plans 2010 Caucus

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

The Tea Party movement hopes to calm dissension in its ranks in time for an April meeting of what is being called the Patriot Caucus.

Jason Linkins

Ten Things That Did Not Suck About The Media In 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's New Year's Eve, that time of year when you toss aside your better instincts and succumb to America's need for Contemplative Listicles that Explai...

Jason Linkins

Everything You Need To Know About Czars

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Driving today's fearful discussion about czars this morning is a Politico article that 's a fine example of what it does best: provide a distillation of political scuttlebutt and press releases into a story.