There's one small thing that Dave Weigel is forgetting in his blog at the Washington Post, apologizing for his comments on a "reputable journalist only" listserv expressing his opinion that the world would be a better place if Matt Drudge immolated himself. First of all, that might be true from his perspective as a liberal commentator on conservatives at the Washington Post, but it's not true generally. Don't confuse the specific with the general when you want to talk about people committing suicide, Dave. And next time, go whole hog. Don't hold back your true feelings, dude: it's not just Matt Drudge that bothers you. I'm sure there's a lot more bottled up in there, and has been for years. You might be ready to snap. Maybe Napolitano should have you on a watch list.
Beyond that, there is something else. I almost don't want to bring it up again because it's such a retread, but I have to:
"It's all very amusing to me. Two hundred screaming Ron Paul fanatics couldn't get their man into the Fox News New Hampshire GOP debate, but Fox News is pumping around the clock to get Paultard Tea Party people on TV."
When I was in Manchester, NH to cover the GOP Presidential debate at St. Anselm, the Spin Room was infiltrated by people who looked like and pretended they were Ron Paul Supporters but who were actually Jason Bermas acolytes, there to create a disturbance and heckle Rudy Giuliani. Because he covered up the real story of 9/11, which everyone knows was done by....the JEWS. Right?
At the time, I spoke to one of the producers at CNN(!) not Fox, and warned them that they had a ringer in the room. Sure enough, about 15 minutes later the spectacle broke out and they were arrested. The CNN producers on the scene were appreciative that I was on hand to identify Jason Bermas -- who I guess had much to do with Ron Paul as he did with 9/11 conspiracy theorists and human cadaver Amy Goodman...and Alex Jones, too.
My advice to people is to avoid the fringes like the plague. Goodman has never seen a human being whose species she's a member of and Alex Jones has never seen a conspiracy theory he couldn't profit from. Ron Paul comes dangerously close to being their Lenora Fulani, which is one of the reasons I don't much like Ron Paul.
I don't know very much about his son Rand. He's a different person and although the Washington Post has done its best to lay on the hate for him, he seems to be doing pretty well. Maybe one of the things you guys at the Post should do is lay off the hate pipe. And all the hate valves and hate pumps and hate chillers and hate radiators, too.
That could be part of the reason. Just 'sayin. These bonafide journalists...you know...they talk amongst each other. ;) It's amazing what they say. But no more amazing than what professors say on their own private listservs.
And I would imagine that if the world really wanted to see something interesting, they'd subpoena the listservs of casino operators. Intrepid journalists really should be looking much harder at the internal machinations of casinos.