Dave Weigel has a piece up at Big Government about the latest kerfuffle.
I developed a soft spot for Weigel because of his honesty in handling issues revolving around James O’Keefe and Brad Friedman. We know he has contempt for O’Keefe, yet when Brad Friedman dishonestly tried to spin a Weigel piece against O’Keefe, Weigel stood up for the truth.
Yet the Big Government piece leaves the toughest questions unanswered. Like: what about his participation in a list-serv that lefties used to “get their story straight”? Was this why Weigel seemed to focus on the identity of the cameramen in the Etheridge story? Was that the Journolist approved spin?
And what about his contempt for Tea Partiers, as contrasted with his publicly stated view that he takes them seriously?
And if he was so hard up for stories about conservatives, as he told the folks on Journolist, how about covering some non-fringe folks?
I don’t know Weigel, but again, I have respect for him because he has been honest when it would have been easy for him not to be.
But if he’s going to address himself to conservatives, these are the issues he needs to be discussing.