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June 25, 2010

Final Update: Weigel To HuffPo, Where He Kinda Belongs

I know he's probably pissed off at the online right, but, look, all the Daily Caller did was "hug" him a little.

More, And That's It: Erick Erickson writes that he thinks Weigel was doing exactly the job the WaPo actually intended him to do: Cover elements of the right that could be mocked as "fringe" and then so mock them.

Geraghty says the real problem is Journo-List:

I suppose its possible that Journo-List really was set up to be a place to connect reporters and policy wonks, as Ezra Klein contends. Those of us on the outside cant help but wonder if its how liberal bloggers and major left-of-center voices in the mainstream media work out their message coordination and sort out their differences away from the eyes of the public.

Im on a conservative mailing list called Rightblogs, and from what I have seen, it succeeds at hiding conservative disagreements about as effectively as BP controls oil spills. If Rightblogs was set up to ensure that conservatives settled differences among themselves away from the eyes of the public, I think we can declare it an epic catastrophic failure on par with picking Ryan Leaf with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft. Of course, I think it was just set up as a way for conservative bloggers to talk to each other; the vast majority of messages seem to be variations of, hey, look what I wrote!

FWIW, I am not on a "Right Blogs" list and in fact never even heard of it.

I am so out of the loop.

I just did a search of my mailbox and see that I have several emails forwarded from "Rightblogs." Like ten.

Never noticed it. (I have over 90,000 emails in my Inbox.)

Okay, One More: There are two sayings. One about Hollywood: "It's show business, not show friends."

Another about politics: "Politics is show business for ugly people."

Putting them together, then: Politics is show business for ugly people, not show friends for ugly people.

That's Dan Riehl's take, and he doesn't give a whit about Weigel's affability.



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