Washington Post blogger David Weigel resigned today after some too-candid off-the-record comments he made about conservatives showed up on the FishbowlDC blog, reports Politico. He had issued an apology to readers earlier. It all began when Weigel, frustrated with the hate mail he was getting after an unflattering link posted on the Drudge Report, unloaded on “JournoList,” a supposedly private listserv for journalists.
“This would be a vastly better world to live in if Matt Drudge decided to handle his emotional problems more responsibly and set himself on fire,” he wrote. He had also referred to Ron Paul supporters as "Paultards." Weigel, whose Right Now blog covered the conservative beat, apologized to Drudge, saying, “If he wants to link to this post with some headline accusing me of wishing death on him, I suppose he can do so. But I don’t wish that.” It wasn't enough for the Post, which accepted his resignation.