Washington Post Reporter Dave Weigel Gets Taste of His Own Medicine, Suspended After ‘Sexist’ Retweet
Journalist Dave Weigel of Washington Post is getting a taste of his own medicine, getting punished by his masters for a “sexist” retweet.
Weigel is getting shunned and dragged through the mud for retweeting a joke, which stated: “Every girl is bi. You just have to figure out if it’s polar or sexual.”
After he posted that retweet, the mob came and demanded his scalp. Weigel groveled and apologized like a weakling, but it wasn’t enough.
“I just want to assure all of you that The Post is committed to maintaining a respectful workplace for everyone. We do not tolerate demeaning language or actions,” WaPo national editor Matea Gold said.
“Editors have made clear to the staff that the tweet was reprehensible and demeaning language or actions like that will not be tolerated,” said WaPo chief spokesperson Kris Coratti.
“The Washington Post is committed to an inclusive and respectful environment free of harassment, discrimination or bias of any sort,” WaPo executive editor Sally Buzbee said.
Weigel is being suspended for one month for the thoughtcrime of sharing a politically-incorrect joke. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person.
Big League Politics has reported on the propaganda mill of the Washington Post, which has been frequently sued by conservatives for defamation:
“Federal Judge William Bertelsman dismissed a lawsuit filed by 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann against the Washington Post for defamation on Friday.
The lawsuit alleged that the Post “wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C.” The lawsuit claimed the newspaper conducted “a modern-day form of McCarthyism” and “ignored basic journalist standards.”
“They didn’t investigate it. They got it wrong. They published the false narrative and did not publish the truth,” said Lin Wood, an attorney for Sandmann.
Judge Bertelsman, who was appointed to the bench by former President Jimmy Carter, dismissed the case and effectively gave cover to the fake news smear merchants who targeted Sandmann because of his choice of attire before having all the facts of the case.
“He [Indian activist Nathan Phillips] concluded that he was being blocked and not allowed to retreat,” Bertelsman wrote. “He passed these conclusions on to The Post. They may have been erroneous, but, as discussed above, they are opinion protected by the First Amendment.”
The Post is heralding the decision as vindication of the accuracy of their reporting.
“From our first story on this incident to our last, we sought to report fairly and accurately the facts that could be established from available evidence, the perspectives of all of the participants, and the comments of the responsible church and school officials,” The Post said through a spokesperson.
The Sandmann family is not taking this sitting down and plans to appeal the case, believing that justice was not served by the Democrat-appointed Judge Bertelsman in the court of law.”
Weigel’s getting what is coming to him. This weasel will have to cower in shame from now on.