Andrew Sullivan, Let Go of the Trig Conspiracy

Sullivan's own guest-blogger criticizes him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2010 4:47 PM CDT
Andrew Sullivan, Let Go of the Trig Conspiracy
Sarah Palin waves to supporters as she holds Trig in this 2009 file photo.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

One of the guest bloggers filling in for the vacationing Andrew Sullivan this week is Dave Weigel, who's using the space to criticize Sullivan himself. Weigel—the Washington Post blogger recently fired over the JournoList email flap—takes issue with Sullivan's relentless speculation that Trig Palin is the son of Bristol, not Sarah. "Trig Palin is Sarah Palin's son and it's irresponsible to suggest otherwise," Weigel writes at the Atlantic.

"The Trig obsession has also, I'm sad to say, damaged Andrew Sullivan's reputation," he writes. "I'm stunned by the anger he's generating not just among random Tweeters but among people who've been online for years, part of the rough-and-tumble of blogging. They know that 99% of what Sullivan writes is challenging, smart, and addictive, and that he's very capable of honing in on bigger political and philosophical debates. People want him to take a deep breath and stop obsessing over this conspiracy theory. Count me among those people." (Read more Andrew Sullivan stories.)

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