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Farewell Letter Contains Typo in First Graph - Posted August 8, 2013
As blog writers we're sympathetic to typos. We've made them. We regret it. We know most journalists are pained to see their glaring errors. Sigh - if only we were all specimens of perfection. But a typo in the opening graph of your farewell letter post firing? This is the first graph of... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 8, 2013
TOO SOON? "Found this while cleaning out some files today. Heh" -- Ben Freed... [FishbowlDC]

Attack of the Poorly Sourced Piranhas - Posted August 5, 2013
As a twist on the old saying goes, reports of my firing have been greatly exaggerated. Or else they were just flat out wrong. But why let facts get in the way of a good story? On Friday I took a day off. Vacation and comp days ... [FishbowlDC]

Site Refuses to Acknowledge TWT Scribe's Joke - Posted February 19, 2013
When CNN Contributor Van Jones foolishly fell for the fake photoshopped Fox News report that President Obama had blamed Russia's meteor on global warming, he did what any reasonable political type would do -- he deleted his tweet, said "Pobody's Perfect" and moved on with his life. But DCist? They're stubborn little... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 15, 2013
Quotes of the Day Here we have the fantasy baby of our own FBDC's Eddie Scarry and Mark Levine, a determined radio correspondent we affectionately refer to as "Queen Levine" for his dramatic email exchanges with Eddie. We must say, they'd produce adorable offspring. We'll call her "Levina Scarry." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 11, 2013
Quotes of the Day Convo Between Two Journos: BFF's discuss Adele, Chris Brown, Rihanna NBC's Luke Russert: "Loved how Ad... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed Brews: 'It's Like a First Date' - Posted February 6, 2013
Asked to describe the idea behind "BuzzFeed Brews," John Stanton says, "It's like a first date. Get them a little drunk and relaxed so they can talk about things people don't normally hear them talk about." Stanton is the Washington... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Blitzer, O'Brien Make Cameos in Netflix's 'House of Cards' - Posted January 30, 2013
Though he participated in a well-documented Twitter fight back in 2009 with TWT's Emily Miller, it appears a... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day CONTEMPLATIVE: "Getting ready for Meet the Press this morning from Richmond" -- House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a moment of deep, meditative, almost wax figure silence before going on the program. "Okay, buddy. Great night. Ge... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 19, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Dear Florida: For the sake of our mental health, please remain a swing state. Sincerely, political reporters everywhere." -- NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro... [FishbowlDC]

7 Things You Better Know Before Seeing (Or Not Seeing) 'The Paperboy' - Posted October 2, 2012
Members of Washington's media were invited to a screening of The Paperboy ahead of its Friday release last night. FishbowlDC went but we think we're now permanently scarred. As we previewed last week, Paperboy is a modern film noir starring Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman and ... [FishbowlDC]

11 Scenes From the Bowels of the Buzzfeed Party - Posted August 9, 2012
  By Betsy Rothstein and Eddie Scarry Buzzfeed's Washington Bureau officially popped its cork last night with a packed party at the U Street haunt Brixton, where a DJ spun vinyl records thanks to Bureau Chief John Stanton... [PRNewser]

11 Scenes From the Bowels of the Buzzfeed Party - Posted August 9, 2012
  By Betsy Rothstein and Eddie Scarry Buzzfeed's Washington Bureau officially popped its cork last night with a packed party at the U Street haunt Brixton, where a DJ spun vinyl records thanks to Bureau Chief John Stanton... [FishbowlDC]

Whiny Letter to the Editor - Posted August 2, 2012
DCist's Dweeb in Residence Ben Freed, who is dying to take over WaPo Ezra Klein's reign as FishbowlDC Fan Club President, wrote in Wednesday aftern... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 1, 2012
Quotes of the Day ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Can't believe this is all I'm packing for 30 days in Costa Rica. Life gets a lot lighter without cameras" -- D.C. based Editorial Photographer ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 17, 2012
Quotes of the Day Um, we're not even going to try to figure this sultry scene out: Sassy stylist Paul Wharton writes, "With my sweet, naughty kitten @Lena_Chase. I could stare at her all day long." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 15, 2012
Quotes of the Day From the Dept. of Bragiculture... "Hmmm..not sure this is good news: Sen Feinstein: 'You learn more from the book than I did as chair of intel cmte.'" -- NYT Chief Washington Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

NJ's Matt Cooper is Reigned Comedic King - Posted February 24, 2012
About 200 people gathered at Riot Act comedy club in Penn Quarter last night to watch Washington journos attempt to be funny. And some actually were, just don't ask DCist's Ben Freed about humor, we hear he's fresh out. ... [FishbowlDC]

Scribe Gets Banged Up in Bike Accident - Posted January 31, 2012
Coworkers of DCists's newest writer Ben Freed might want to avoid him today. Last night he spent the evening in the ER after falling off his bike. And when we say evening, we're talking 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Colleagues convinced the grogg... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 19, 2012
Quotes of the Day Weingarten appalled. "I'm appalled at the number of people who interpreted my innocent, joyful left-hand tweet from this a.m. as something masturbatory." -- WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

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