Andrew Breitbart

Breitbart Explains the Journolist ‘Cabal’

By on 6.28.10 | 3:14PM

"The story is not Dave Weigel. The story is Journolist," conservative Internet entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart said Monday in a brief telephone interview, explaining why he published Weigel's account of the career trajectory that led Weigel from libertarian Reason magazine to the Washington Post and now to unemployment.

It was Weigel's sarcastic e-mails to Journolist, the supposedly off-the-record e-mail group run by Ezra Klein, that resulted in his forced resignation Friday from the Post.

Breitbart said Journolist functioned as a "cabal" through which liberal reporters and editors colluded to counteract the influence of alternative media voices like Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh.