There’s not enough sand and boron to stop the meltdown at The Washington Post. One of their reporters retweeted something problematic. He didn’t even write it. He didn’t even post it. he simply retweeted a joke from a YouTube personality, which set off a total catastrophe at the liberal publication. Dave Weigel is their longtime political reporter. He’s the one who is now public enemy number one at the office for this war crime of a retweet. Weigel has been suspended for this heinous crime that rivals that of Jack the Ripper and John Wayne Gacy…to those with an unhinged ‘woke’ disposition (via CNN):
The Washington Post has suspended reporter David Weigel without pay for retweeting a sexist joke, a person familiar with the matter told CNN on Monday.
Weigel did not respond to a request for comment, but an out-of-office email said that he would return on July 5.
A spokesperson for The Post declined to comment, citing a need for privacy regarding personnel matters.
Weigel on Friday retweeted YouTuber Cam Harless who joked, "Every girl is bi. You just have to figure out if it's polar or sexual."
Weigel removed the retweet and apologized, saying he "did not mean to cause any harm."
But the matter prompted outcry from staffers, both inside and outside of the newsroom.
Tension at WaPo remains high today. Video technician Breanna Muir, who was misidentified in a tweet from a colleague as "Breanna Taylor," sent the following note to the entire newsroom this morning, replying all to Sally Buzbee's Sunday memo. pic.twitter.com/HVMrsQJAf0— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 6, 2022
We're many days out from Dave Weigel retweeting an offensive joke and quickly undoing it when he saw people were offended, and debate still rages in the WaPo newsroom. Everyone is resurfacing offenses they endured months/years ago to insert themselves into the shitstorm. Healthy! https://t.co/IsrqMc5PxJ— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) June 6, 2022
So typical: WP reporter @feliciasonmez is now on her 3rd straight day of publicly bashing her own colleagues. She pressured the Post to publicly malign @daveweigel as "reprehensible", forced him to repeatedly apologize, now is attacking another WP reporter for politely objecting. pic.twitter.com/m1LCmaIaBH— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 5, 2022
WaPo standards:— AG (@AGHamilton29) June 6, 2022
Leaking emails from your boss? Ok
Publicly smearing colleagues as sexist? Ok
Getting others to harass colleagues? Ok
Filing baseless lawsuits against your employer? Ok
Lying about contacting subjects for an article? Ok
Retweeting a silly joke? Suspension!
Watch Felicia Sonmez get mad that only one of her victims got suspended.— Noam Blum (@neontaster) June 6, 2022
It’s a mess. Now we have staffers knifing each other over past posts as well. Before all that, the paper’s executive editor had to step in to try and calm the waters as this spat spilled out on Twitter for hours. Once again, we see progressives in action. They’re unhinged. They’re toxic. And they’re just a joy to be around in the office apparently.
By the way, Felicia Sonmez and Dave Weigel shared a byline in WaPo in late April. This isn't some stranger at her job that she decided to shout out on Twitter instead of contacting privately. What a radioactive waste barrel of a human. pic.twitter.com/xb2O6sNEpn— Noam Blum (@neontaster) June 6, 2022
Just so we're all clear:— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) June 6, 2022
Taylor Lorenz can literally lie and violate basic standards and gets no punishment. Felicia can leak her bosses emails..violate company policy and harass her coworkers and is good to go
Dave Weigel shitposts and he's suspended w/o pay for a month https://t.co/TdGPDKZTtN
They suspended a reporter over a retweet. You’ve got to be kidding me.
Alright, after much deliberation, we’ve made a ruling:— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) June 6, 2022
Felicia Sonmez: pic.twitter.com/I1BGAcelYc