dave weigel

Washington Post Takes Hard Line on Twitter Prankster

The immediacy of social media is a hazard for some old-school journalists. Like Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise, who posted a phony news story on Twitter in a misguided attempt to demonstrate how easy it is to start rumors there. Now he's been suspended from his job for a month.

When There's No Such Thing as 'Off the Record'

General Stanley McChrystal and journalist Dave Weigel both got fired recently for saying things in public they didn't expect to be quoted on. Did the journalists who quoted them do something wrong? It's hardly a simple question.