David Weigel, blogger for The Washington Post, resigned Friday morning after several of his confidential e-mails were leaked on the Mediabistro site FishbowlDC. Weigel, whose views skew libertarian, had covered the Republican Party for the Post, and the leaked e-mails contained disparaging remarks about a number of prominent conservatives. While the right has reasons for wanting Weigel unseated, many in the media have reacted with incredulous disgust. Here are some of the most incensed Twitter responses:

Always amazes me how grave media sins in DC result in nothing, while trivialities cause this: RT @benpolitico: .@daveweigel resignedless than a minute ago via web



. @DaveWeigel is a blogger/reporter who digs up info before he blogs. WaPo & other media outlets need folks like this. #overreactionfailless than a minute ago via web



POLITICO should steal @daveweigel. He was the only person at WaPo that I ever read.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck





hard to imagine Weigel episode did anything but bring wapo immense amount of traffic. Which, of course, is grounds for dismissalless than a minute ago via TweetDeck



BREAKING: Washington DC is a hell dimension where high school never ends http://bit.ly/90yjWKless than a minute ago via web



Congrats to the Washington Post for losing one of its best writers today.less than a minute ago via Echofon



Perspective: HuffPo will get @daveweigel & prosper for it; WaPo will suck even worse; bottom-feeders like @FishbowlDC still won't matter.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck



Dana Milbank called Hillary Clinton a bitch in a video posted on Post web site. Still employed.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone



Pretty sure people will still be reading @daveweigel no matter who hosts his reportingless than a minute ago via UberTwitter



SCANDAL: REPORTER HAS, EXPRESSES OPINIONS.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck



If @daveweigel had just spent more time publishing bullshit about climate change like George Will, maybe he could have kept his job. #wtfless than a minute ago via web







And an oddly touching rejoinder from the man at the center of the storm:

Getting an exceptionally good sense of who my friends are today.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone