Moving beyond Weigel himself and various reactions to the recent story, if there was a Weigelgate, it involved the Washington Post. And I always saw it as important in winning the New Media war, which is why I’ve always been so hard on Weigel here and on Twitter.
Hiring Ezra Klein to blog from the Left and Weigel, as much a Leftist, as he is a Libertarian, to cover the Right was a blatant effort by big Beltway media to marginalize the Right – intentionally, or not. Most likely, it demonstrated how skewed is the view of the Post’s management. And they don’t even realize it – such is the big media echo chamber.
Klein blogged policy, Weigel the so called fringe. But what really is the fringe in America today?
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Melissa Clouthier argues that it’s not conservatives, but the mostly liberal elite in big media better defined as some fringe. She has a valid point, though I don’t think all people who self-identify as conservative are as of the Right as many conservatives out here. But they certainly aren’t liberal, either – and are likely more of the center-Right.
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Here is the original story that broke about the e-mails on Friday.