David Weigel’s Feeble Defense of NYT’s Lichtblau, Plus Issa/Bardella Conspiracy Theory!

Bradley J. Fikes Bradley J. Fikes

David Weigel, the former conservative movement columnist for the Washington Post, is running interference for Eric Lichtblau of the New York Times. Lichtblau authored the falsified New York Times article claiming Darrell Issa was engaging in business practices that led to profits improperly tied to his position as a Congressman. Weigel’s column in Slate attempts to dispute Issa’s recent suggestion …

Daily Caller Hires Bardella

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An anonymous commenter notes here that former Darrell Issa aide and erstwhile Rostrafarian Kurt Bardella has been tapped by the Daily Caller. Huffington Post has the full story, including the following message from Neil Patel, co-founder of the Daily Caller with Tucker Carlson… Please join Tucker and me in welcoming Kurt Bardella who will join us tomorrow as Director of …

Representative Issa’s PR machine hits a snag known as “The New Yorker”

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy

Presumably The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza told Darrell Issa that he was going to do an article about him, with or without him… or at least implied as much. Issa would have been better off going the “without” route. In an article ironically titled “Don’t Look Back“, writer Ryan Lizza does nothing but look back. Now that Issa is the …