Dave Weigel Resigns from Washington Post

Charles Johnson6/25/2010 11:18:16 am PDT

A surprising comment from Ben Smith:

The current flap over Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel has its roots in a fact that suprised me when I learned of it earlier this year: The Post appears to have hired Weigel, a liberal blogger, under the false impression that he’s a conservative. The new controversy over the revelation that he’s liberal is primarily the Post’s fault, not his, except to the degree that he allowed the paper’s brass to put him in an unsustainable position.

The Post didn’t know Weigel was a liberal? That’s pretty amazing, since Weigel has a history of public writing going back years, and his liberal/libertarian bias has been completely open. Didn’t the Post check into his background at all?