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Fox Haters Week in Review!

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Posted on July 19 2010 5:00 am
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Panthers, prevaricators, prosecutions, and prejudice. It’s a pretty packed program: today’s edition of Fox Haters Week in Review!

To kick things off, we’ll deal with Mr Dave Weigel. He used to write for the Washington Post until some of his emails were made public. ThePost wasn’t thrilled to find Mr Weigel wishing for people to commit suicide, or conspiring to slant the news so as to minimize damage to his favored political party. The paper fired him. But he ended up on his feet: he was quickly hired by MSNBC, and has been blogging for Andrew Sullivan. It is in the latter capacity that he ends up in this week’s panaroma.

In his zeal to attack Megyn Kelly Weigel promoted a blue blog claim that the Panther case couldn’t have been dropped by Julie Fernandes because she wasn’t even working there at the time. Oops, that was quickly “clarified” by American Prospect (Weigel’s source, aself-described outlet for “progressive ideas”) and Weigel himself had to back-pedal away, though without correcting his earlier post, and without explaining why he took the word of a partisan website without bothering to check the facts himself. Then Weigel decided to dig a little deeper:

Read the Rest at Johnny Dollar

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