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Old 06-23-2019, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by asahi View Post
Maybe not unethical, but sloppy and irresponsible. was a fucking tweet. It was a hot take. The tweet was labeled as such. It wasn't "sloppy" and Weigel bears no responsibility to Biden, his opinions are his own.

And I don't buy that just because he's not putting it in an article and acting in the capacity as a WaPo writer that it's somehow less egregious. Weigel has followers. Weigel has readers. Weigel is clearly active in politics and in a much stronger position than you or I to influence the debate, and people can influence the debate by regurgitating distortion on twitter. It's not asking a lot for someone in his position to take some ownership of what he posts.
I've read the transcript. What distortion are you talking about?