[Erick Erickson of RedState: Image courtesy of Joeff Davis at Creative Loafing.]
Pauvre petite Erick. He doesn't have Sargent's mad skillz and is a little jealous.
Greg Sargent was with the left-wing Talking Points Memo. Now he is with the Washington Post.
I’m sure Greg Sargent is good at what he does, but I’m also sure the Washington Post would not even consider hiring someone directly from the right-of-center blogosphere.
The Wapo already has Krauthammer, Michael Gerson, Fred Hiatt, George Will, Novak, Richard Perle, Dana Milbank and a host of other conservatives writing for it. It doesn't need another.
But it should be noted that the WaPo also tried hiring a conservative blogger first - Ben Domenech of RedState. So much for Erickson's memory and the WaPo's not even considering a wingnut hire.
However, Domenech quit after 3 days because of allegations of plagiarism. Oh Dear. As Matt Y writes: "What the right lacks are people with the skill to do the job." Erickson just proved that with his fact-free rant.