Voices of CPAC 2018 Dave Weigel of the Washington Post

I talked to Dave Weigel of the Washington Post at CPAC 2018 His book The Show that Never Ends the Rise and Fall of Progressive Rock is available here There are a lot on the right who don't like Dave, but he does a lot of shoe leather reporting he's always treated me fair and … Continue reading Voices of CPAC 2018 Dave Weigel of the Washington Post

Denver Day Four Part 2: Redstate day 1 Larry O’Connor Dave Weigel and many many more

The bus from the Springhill suites hotel took us to the Grand Hyatt where Redstate was taking place on the 2nd floor: I arrived in time to catch the tail end of Amb John Bolton's presentation Ken Cuccinelli and colorado GOP Senate Candidate Darryl Glenn who impressed everyone who heard him But since the full … Continue reading Denver Day Four Part 2: Redstate day 1 Larry O’Connor Dave Weigel and many many more

The #unexpectedly Chronicles: Weigel Nails it

One of the advantages of being a liberal who covers conservatives (and actually mixes with them) is perspective and at the Washington Post Dave Weigel brightly illustrates the difference between being owned by a campaign and not. (emphasis mine) In outrage mode, it was easy to ignore something Clinton spokesman Jake Sullivan said in his … Continue reading The #unexpectedly Chronicles: Weigel Nails it

Dave Weigel, MSNBC miss the lede on Ted Cruz

Dave Weigel's beat is covering conservatives. You will see him regularly at CPAC and on the campaign trail with GOP hopefuls. So it is no surprise that Ted Cruz's appearance before the national firefighters union was on his radar. Cruz entered the less friendly climate of the International Association of Firefighters, for its bipartisan presidential … Continue reading Dave Weigel, MSNBC miss the lede on Ted Cruz

Dave Weigel: having seen both Sink and Jolly in action UPDATE CPAC Interview

One of the things I enjoy in life is something well done.  It doesn't matter if it's selling shoes, cutting meat, cooking or a computer program when I see something done well I smile. I find myself smiling a lot when I see Dave Weigel. Two stories explain it first on Fl-13 where he cuts through … Continue reading Dave Weigel: having seen both Sink and Jolly in action UPDATE CPAC Interview

Dwayne Stovall being Andrew Breitbart

One of my most memorable moments at CPAC over the last 4 years was when Andrew Breitbart jumped onto a table and laid down on it to be interviewed. it was quite a spectacle but Andrew understood that when the media doesn't want to notice you, it's necessary to act in a way to be … Continue reading Dwayne Stovall being Andrew Breitbart

DaTechGuy with Dave Weigel, Women Against Sharia & Stacy McCain Now Available

For those who missed this week's show where we talked Sharia with Women Against Sharia, and the special election in SC with Dave Weigel & Stacy McCain it's now available here. Of course if you DID hear it and want to again, I don't blame you, it was really good. Next week our special Easter … Continue reading DaTechGuy with Dave Weigel, Women Against Sharia & Stacy McCain Now Available

DaTechGuy on DaRadio Noon EST Women against Sharia & Dave Weigel

Today on DaTechGuy on DaRadio coming off of last week at CPAC we have two very different guests. In our first hour we have Susan Jarema of Women against Sharia who will talk about her efforts to fight against Sharia Law in the US and why Americans SHOULD be against Sharia. In our second hour … Continue reading DaTechGuy on DaRadio Noon EST Women against Sharia & Dave Weigel

Yup I’m offended by the lot

John Derbyshire's piece at Taki's mag has become the talk of the internet. I read Derb's piece just before I went on the air and was frankly shocked. I thought rule 10 was one of the most provocative things I had ever read on the internet. but I thought rule 15 was in many ways … Continue reading Yup I’m offended by the lot

Hallie Miller, Ron Paul and the rules of the game

The first I heard of Ron Paul win at the Value Voters summit straw poll, was a tweet via Dave Weigel: And followed up thus: The rule about straw polls: They only matter if someone's trying to win. In 2010, Rep. Mike Pence made an effort to take the straw poll, and he won it. … Continue reading Hallie Miller, Ron Paul and the rules of the game

More CBS/NYT poll spin

Apparently some people hope the public can be easily fooled, particularly if they didn't look closely at the CBS/NYT poll: The new CBS News/New York Times poll finds voters souring on the Tea Party and John Boehner after Debt Hot American Summer* -- a pyhrric victory for Democrats, but I'd bet they'll take it. John … Continue reading More CBS/NYT poll spin

Exhibit A in the Stop Palin Campaign, Dave Journolist Weigel

I've commented a few times on how the media has, for the most part ignored Herman Cain and his early success. Yesterday Dave Weigel wrote quite a few excellent posts but the most interesting was concerning a Gallup poll and Herman Cain: Cain has come out of the gate making knowledge blunders (not knowing what … Continue reading Exhibit A in the Stop Palin Campaign, Dave Journolist Weigel

Now that Palin Story fits their template: Update: Weigel responds

Last week I had two posts about how the very effective Sarah Palin speech was totally ignored on air by the MSM saying in part: Why has there been so little on the air about this? For the same reason why you will not see the full clip of Palin’s speech embedded in MSM sites … Continue reading Now that Palin Story fits their template: Update: Weigel responds

I understand why Stacy likes Dave Weigel so much…

...after this first rate piece: The Great Recession has done wonders for the Republican Party. Two years after being tossed out of power at every level, it's about to waltz right back in, kicking aside the corpses of Democrats foolish enough to go along with the designs of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. This is … Continue reading I understand why Stacy likes Dave Weigel so much…

Brietbart understands how the game works better than anyone

The Weigel stuff had very little to do with Brietbart but he managed to draw aces. First he gets Weigel to put his side out on this site: But I was cocky, and I got worse. I treated the list like a dive bar, swaggering in and popping off about what was “really” happening out … Continue reading Brietbart understands how the game works better than anyone

Latest Examiner column: No Party at the Washington Post for Dave Weigel

My latest examiner column No Party at the Washington Post for Dave Weigel is now available. A quick quote: One could say that there is a lesson here for the Post and journalists but I think the real lesson is for conservatives in general and the tea party in particular. The mainstream media is not … Continue reading Latest Examiner column: No Party at the Washington Post for Dave Weigel

Foster Kamer as Vizzini

Foster Kamer has a post up at the village voice about who smeared Dave Weigel, a gem from the piece: I'm of the idea that Journolist was a bad idea in practice -- because there is always a rat, always -- but think that writers should be allowed to be sentient human beings with, you … Continue reading Foster Kamer as Vizzini

Jim Geraghty is close..

in this story but no cigar. Somebody on Journo-List didn’t like Dave Weigel and decided to publish his most furious and incendiary remarks that he thought — unwisely — that he was expressing in confidence. this jibes with Stacy's remarks about Washington: Anyone who has ever worked in DC can testify that in Washington, the … Continue reading Jim Geraghty is close..

William Thurston is a funny man:

Because he puts these two sentences back to back concerning Weigel/journolist situation: If there is something that should be kept sacred in journalism it’s a non-biased reporting of the facts(often times questionable today) and that items “off the record” stay off the record. While Weigel’s remarks give us insight into how the left are willing … Continue reading William Thurston is a funny man:

I haven’t paid much attention to Dave Weigel situation

But here is my take: It would be nice if the Washington Post appointed a, you know, conservative, to cover conservatives, but that isn't in the cards, where their customer base is and just not going to happen. Conservatives being angry at Weigel is not going to change this policy. Stacy calls him a friend, … Continue reading I haven’t paid much attention to Dave Weigel situation