Dave Weigel Resigns from Washington Post

wrenchwench6/25/2010 11:10:10 am PDT

re: #47 karmic_inquisitor

Wiegel was posing as a conservative of some stripe or another while clearly not being one. To find that “OK” on the basis that the right is f’d up anyway shows its own partisan rationalizing at play, IMO.

Weigel has a portfolio of writing that goes back years. I don’t think he was “posing” as anything.

The urge to pigeonhole people seems to be irresistible. Weigel’s bosses had him in one, and were disappointed when they found it didn’t fit.

Lots of former commenters here were disappointed when Charles didn’t seem to fit the pigeonhole they had put him in.

This kind of disappointment apparently causes spittle-flecked rage, or firings.