Dave Weigel Resigns After Issuing Apology For Suggesting Matt Drudge Should Set Himself On Fire

The Washington Post‘s Dave Weigel has resigned on the heels of issuing a public apology for statements he made regarding Drudge Report creator and siren enthusiast Matt Drudge.

Yesterday afternoon, Weigel posted an apology and an explanation for statements he had written on Journolist, an off-the-record listserve that Weigel describes as an outlet he had “come to view as a place to talk bluntly to friends.”

Weigel, he explains, was angry because a story insinuating he was on board with Rep. Bob Etheridge acting violently towards a young man was linked to on the Drudge Report. This was then followed by a gossip item about Weigel dancing (?!) appearing in the Washington Examiner. So he lashed out via an email to Journolist, writing “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.”

Our very own FishbowlDC then broke the news that Weigel is resigning from his position at the Washington Post, adding that, beyond his innovative but probably ill-advised plan for improving the state of the world, Weigel issued “a slew of his anti-conservative comments and emails,” which surfaced on FishbowlDC and Daily Caller over the last two days.