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Morning Chatter - Posted October 10, 2013
The Personal Edition Journo is sick as a dog "Hard to sleep when you can't stop coughing. Anyone else got this cold?" --... [FishbowlDC]

5 Journos, 5 Views of Unnamed Sources - Posted October 4, 2013
In continuing with our series on examining different issues in journalism by picking the brains of Washington journalists (or those who work for D.C. news outlets), we have... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 13, 2013
"My dog suddenly developed a thunderstorm terror look." -- WAMU reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 11, 2013
"THIS time????? Lordie Lord Lord." -- National Journal's Ron Fournier's dramatic response to New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner saying in his concession speech, "Sadly we did not win this time." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 19, 2013
Sarcasm is... "The only thing more interesting than press coverage of presidential vacations is press coverage of press cover... [FishbowlDC]

10 Original Reactions to NYT Shutdown - Posted August 14, 2013
The Washington and New York media worlds tipped over on their heads today as the NYT shutdown due to technical issues. So we mined Twitter for the best of and -- lets face it -- endless and some terrible reactionary comments to the temporary interruption. Even crazy bearded ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 1, 2013
LET SLEEPING DOG LIE: "Someone is very happy to be home and sleeping in a bed unlike those barbarians at doggy boarding." -- Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 31, 2013
QUESTIONS OF THE HOUR: "Why does she forgive him? Why is it okay with her?" -- MSNBC's Mika Brzezinksi on "Morning Joe" today on Huma Abedein forgiving husband Anthony Weiner... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 29, 2013
INTERN BEHAVING MISCHIEVOUSLY? "South Korean military official takes selfie at Arlington Cemetery on Thursday...you can see me in his photo." -- National Geographic intern Adam Glanzman, w... [FishbowlDC]

Atlantic's Molly Ball Goes to This Town and Gets Ignored by WaPo's Sally Quinn - Posted July 25, 2013
When it came time to plan a party for the release of his new book, This Town, ... [PRNewser]

Atlantic's Molly Ball Goes to This Town and Gets Ignored by WaPo's Sally Quinn - Posted July 25, 2013
When it came time to plan a party for the release of his new book, This Town, ... [FishbowlDC]

Tucker Carlson Dubs Politico the 'Rich Kids Camp in Meatballs' - Posted July 17, 2013
After Politico wrote a story highlighting a 16-year-old intern from The Daily Caller posing a question at a White House briefing to White House Spokesma... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 28, 2013
Favorite line from Rachel Jeantel to opposing lawyer in testimony of George Zimmerman trial: "That's retarded, sir." J-school prof gets "benign" diagnosis "Just heard the best word in the English language: benign. (And I don't need to see that doctor... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 26, 2013
Journo can't resist Paula Deen interview "Not that I'm watching this, but this Paula Deen interview is tough to watch." -- ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 25, 2013
Trash talking Fox Newsers "@DanaPerino is such a diva hosting @foxandfriends today, demanding a mimosa and phone book to sit on. #helpme!" -- FNC "Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocy. ... [FishbowlDC]

We Went To Politico Chief Economics Reporter Ben White's A.M. Event So You Didn't Have To - Posted June 13, 2013
This morning, Politico's Ben White hosted his second Morning Money Breakfast Briefing, this time live from the Mayflower Hotel with Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. The two had an expected chat about the r... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Ben White to the Mayflower - Posted June 12, 2013
This is the stuff of pure joy. Politico's Chief Economic Reporter and the ever cantankerous Ben White (well, he's not always cranky, just when the Jefferson Hotel screws up his reservation or when the W puts a bathroom sink in his foyer) is ... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Chatter - Posted May 30, 2013
Quotes of the Day "I think the press is thin-skinned. They're good at dishing it out and they're lousy at taking it. ...What they're getting is a dose of medicine that they dish out with politicians everyday." -- Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning in r... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 29, 2013
Quotes of the Day MAKING AN ENTRANCE AND AN EXIT: Host of "CBS This Morning" ... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted April 18, 2013
(A sprinkling of things we think you ought to know...) Slate's Twitter guru offers rules for tweeting during catastrophe-- Jeremy Stahl, the guy who runs Slate's officia... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 10, 2013
Quotes of the Day IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS: "Rush Limbaugh with a porn-stache will save your Tuesday afternoon." -- BuzzFeed's Bennie Johnson. ... [FishbowlDC]

Want an Oyster Named for You and a Free Party? - Posted April 5, 2013
You're a journalist. Come on, you love to see your byline. So we have an unusually fishy idea: name an Oyster after yourself (or a coworker) and have the name immortalized forever. P.J. Clarke's is introducing its' own signature oyster on Tuesday, with its name to be chosen by secret... [PRNewser]

Want an Oyster Named for You and a Free Party? - Posted April 5, 2013
You're a journalist. Come on, you love to see your byline. So we have an unusually fishy idea: name an Oyster after yourself (or a coworker) and have the name immortalized forever. P.J. Clarke's is introducing its' own signature oyster on Tuesday, with its name to be chosen by secret... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 5, 2013
Quotes of the Day Short, sweet and to the point "I became a newspaperman because of Roger. It's a debt I can never repay. It's a clich I am sure he would never use, but now he has passed on to his everlasting seat in the balcony." -- Politico Columnist Roger Simon... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 29, 2013
The Media Critic The new Prince book from Toure sounds interesting. - CNN's Jake Tapper Spring Fever You guys, this is ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 28, 2013
Quotes of the Day POLITICO TAKEOVER: Aside from Mike Barnicle and WaPo and MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 28, 2013
Quotes of the Day POLITICO TAKEOVER: Aside from Mike Barnicle and WaPo and MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 18, 2013
Quotes of the Day SO FORGET ABOUT INTERVIEWING BOB WOODWARD? "I've never really understood the people who get a nasty phone call and get on TV and talk about it. It's part of the job. You do a story that they don't like, you're going to get yelled at, you listen to... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 7, 2013
Quotes of the Day Journo feels guilty about potty time: #1 or #2? "Just used the bathroom and felt guilty about it. #filiblizzard #RandPaul." -- The Hill's Feature Editor Emily Goodin. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 6, 2013
Quotes of the Day   Writer dude raves about House chicken tenders "Dude, House side chicken tenders crush Senate side any day. and more choice of dipping sauces." -- HuffPost's Jon Ward. The Sn... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 1, 2013
Quotes of the day SHOWOFF: "Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico in Boca Grande, FL, 2/28/2013" -- FNC's Brit Hume. Conventional wisdom "So non threat to ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 28, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Dude I don't even know how to make a gif #buzzfeedconfession" -- BuzzFeed's newest Washingtonian Rosie Gray. THREATENED: Reporters react to Woodward's claims "I never took nasty e... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 26, 2013
Quotes of the Day AUNTIE OF THE CENTURY: "This is what 100 years old looks like on my amazing great aunt, Helen Forbrich. Happy birthday, Auntie Helen!" -- WaPo's Karen Tumulty. ... [FishbowlDC]

Gawker and 'The Politico' - Posted February 21, 2013
Nicknames are often jabs. And it was a clear and condescending one when Tom Scocca, writing for Gawker, repeatedly referred to "The Politico" in a pos... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 19, 2013
Quotes of the Day Bachelor Fallout: "My wife just asked me if I'm 'here for the right reasons.' The Bachelor is now starting to affect my marriage." -- NBC TODAY Show host and MSNBC "Morning Joe's" Willie Geist. ... [PRNewser]

To Politico's Ben White: 'Are You Nuts? Stupid?' - Posted February 13, 2013
National speeches bring out the best in us, don't they? Last night, as Washington journalists were furiously tweeting and reporting their way through the evening, many on Capitol Hill and others in their respective live shot posts, Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 13, 2013
Quotes of the Day -- State of the Union-Fugitive Edition SOTU quotes that are fit for a Fishbowl: "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." -- brought to our attention by HuffPost's Sam Stein's... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 24, 2013
Quotes of the Day PRINCE JASPER: "Dana Perino, good to see that Jasper was cleared of those stuffed animal murder charges" -- FiveFanPhotoshops, the ultimate fan of FNC's "The Five", which photoshops members of "The Five" into all sorts of situations, including Jasper... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With TPM's Igor Bobic - Posted January 18, 2013
Say hello to Talking Points Memo Assistant Editor Igor Bobic. B... [PRNewser]

Politico Lois Romano's Sparse Bylines - Posted January 17, 2013
It's coming up on Lois Romano's one-year anniversary as a senior political writer at Politico. Curiously, she has a grand total of 45 bylines since her move there last February from The Daily Beast. Anyone... [PRNewser]

Politico Lois Romano's Sparse Bylines - Posted January 17, 2013
It's coming up on Lois Romano's one-year anniversary as a senior political writer at Politico. Curiously, she has a grand total of 45 bylines since her move there last February from The Daily Beast. Anyone... [FishbowlDC]

What Do You Want in the New Year? - Posted January 2, 2013
By Betsy Rothstein and Eddie Scarry We asked Washington journalists to tell us something they want or something they want to happen in 2013. There's a few New York-based political scribes sprinkled in here. Here's what they told us. CBS Chief White House Correspondent ... [PRNewser]

What Do You Want in the New Year? - Posted January 2, 2013
By Betsy Rothstein and Eddie Scarry We asked Washington journalists to tell us something they want or something they want to happen in 2013. There's a few New York-based political scribes sprinkled in here. Here's what they told us. CBS Chief White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- Home for the Holidays Edition HOLIDAY JOKESTER: "My favorite 2012 picture of Steve Buttry." -- Mimi Buttry, wife of Steve Buttry. But... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 21, 2012
Quotes of the Day Is it BuzzFeed or is it HuffPost Hill HuffPost Hill does its best impersonation of BuzzFeed with this email subject line: "HUFFPOST HILL - 25 Photos Of John Boehner Trying To Keep His Conference Together..... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Oopsy - Posted December 18, 2012
Current TV was promoting Politico's Ben White online Monday when they -- gasp! -- got his title wrong. In the journalism world, this is the equivalent to spelling your mother's name wrong. How could they do this? They wrote, "Chief White... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 4, 2012
Quotes of the Day Blow off work and GO SHOPPING "Streets of Georgetown closing. Go take advantage of the insane sale - we're hearing up to 80% off. #dresswell #thankmelater" -- Washingtonian Fashion Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted November 30, 2012
A sprinkling of things we think you ought to know... Washingtonians are happy, even ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 29, 2012
Quotes of the Day   Madame Secretary can do whatever she pleases "Guy @ state Dept LGBT event asks attendees to turn off phones, but 'Madame Secretary, you're welcome to text any time.'" -- Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 21, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- The Gratitude Edition Happy Thanksgiving fishies. We've gathered some of our favorites this morning for your reading pleasure. We'll see you back here next week unless WaPo's Ezra Klein grows... [FishbowlDC]

Two Turkeys Will Be Lucky Ducks - Posted November 19, 2012
On Tuesday at 1 p.m. two very lucky turkeys will be the focal point of a press conference on the rooftop of the W Hotel. Don't worry, Politico's Ben White. Your presence at the W is not required. In fact, your picture is ... [FishbowlDC]

Ben White Comes To Washington - Posted November 16, 2012
The voyage to Washington from New York last night wasn't a smooth one for Ben White, who writes Politico's Morning Money tip sheet. It's a tale of inappropriate nail clippings and a bathroom foyer. It began ... [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]

Politico Finance Reporter Corrects Sloppy Report On Sandy Flooding Stock Exchange - Posted October 30, 2012
The biggest reporting botch during Hurricane Sandy goes to the National Weather Service with CNN as a close second. Meanwhile, credit for correcting that report goes to Politico's Ben White. Asked if something felt off about CNN'... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 29, 2012
Quotes Of The Day JOURNO LOVE: "Political dream team - the two best campaign embeds in America hard at work in Celina, OH" They are Emily Friedman and ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 24, 2012
Quotes of the Day WHAT THE HELL? "Why Nikki, is that a debate moderator on your shoulder?" -- The Washington Examiner's gossip scribe Nikki Schwab talking to herself with a miniature CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

You've Been Warned: With Auto Correct Comes Funny, Frightening and Fretful Errors - Posted October 15, 2012
The auto-correct feature on smartphones is quickly becoming both a blessing and a curse to reporters. While speed-typing to tweet a quote or respond to an email, a typo can quickly be corrected without having to stop. But like a GPS, sometimes things go really wrong. While at the Democratic convention, Rol... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 15, 2012
Quotes of the Day FALSE EYELASH ALERT: TWT's Senior Op-ed columnist Emily Miller tests out fake eyelashes for the first time. She appears pleased w... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I like it, it's not true, but it's all fun." -- MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who couldn't stop playing SNL's impersonator of himself on his program Monday. The impersonator accentuated Matthews' propensity to interrupt his guests, a behavior which he somehow has no clue that he does. ... [PRNewser]

Politico's White: 'I Do Not Drink' - Posted October 8, 2012
We just had a pretty big sports weekend here in D.C. The Washington Nationals won their first playoff game since 1933. The Orioles took on the powerhouse New York Yankees. Our hometown football team lost again. OK, well, that isn't exactly exciting, but baseball is big among the beltways of D.C.... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 21, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I gotta say, between Mitt Romney's gaffes and Kate Middleton's tits, I'm afraid to leave the house!" -- Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." Congratulations. (A little...) "Happy anniversary to my 2nd favorite morning show." -- ... [FishbowlDC]

'Vapidity': Guardian's Greenwald Sics Rabid Followers on Politico's White - Posted September 20, 2012
The most innocuous tweet can bring out the crazy if the circumstances and barometric pressure are just right. Politico's Ben White is well aware. On Wednesday White tweeted to his 8,500 followers, "Yesterday the right scre... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 20, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- the Hollywood edition From the Dept. of Bragiculture... "Don't wanna brag but I just got an email from Jessica Alba." -- TPM's Sara Libby. ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With MSNBC and WaPo's Fashion Conscious Newsman Jonathan Capehart - Posted September 18, 2012
Say hello to MSNBC Contributor and WaPo liberal op-ed writer ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 12, 2012
Quotes of the Day TAKING A BREATHER: "Things I haven't done for days: watched cable, brushed hair, missed either." -- Elite media specialist Tracy Sefl. And now, a plug for not suspending harsh campaigning on 9-11: "Isn't it giving into the terroris... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Politico's Irascible Morning Money Man Ben White - Posted September 7, 2012
Say hello to Politico's Ben White, who writes the "Morning... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day "When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?" -- Comedy Central Daily Show Host Jon Stewart to NBC Newsman Tom Brokaw, who appeared on the show ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Policy Lunches at Dem Convention - Posted September 4, 2012
Politico will feature newsmakers at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in the form of policy lunches. They will discuss the economy, energy and healthcare and hopefully this will be less boring than it sounds. Lunch begins at noon. They will be showcased the "Politico Hub" (222 S. Church Street) and... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 4, 2012
QUOTES of the DAY BOSOM BUDDIES: If they do nothing else, conventions bond people together in unfathomable ways. The Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson poses with FishbowlDC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 31, 2012
Quotes of the Day "That was a weirdest thing I have ever seen at a convention in my entire life and it will be the weirdest thing I've ever seen if I live to be 100. That was bizarre." -- MSNBC's Rachel Maddow's i... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 28, 2012
Quotes of the Day CNN Producer for Piers Morgan Tonight Brad Parks: "Passing time between live shots at the CNN Grill photo booth." Mrs. Ralph Reed to Convention Security: Ligh... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 8, 2012
Quotes of the Day Reminder: Fishbowl Summer Superlatives 2012 At noon today we will begin compiling the nominees. So screw your deadlines for a few minutes and come help us decide which Washington journalists ought to be nominated for Worst Temper... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day An FNC transcript may be wrong way to go "Boehner said "for God's sake," not "Christ's sake." I based story off an inaccurate Fox transcript. I regret the error yhoo.it/Qk3NDZ" -- Yahoo! News' ... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Chatter - Posted July 31, 2012
Quotes of the Day TIPS FROM THE POOL...INTO THE DEEP END "Note from earlier: On the way to tonight's fundraiser, the press van spotted a New Yorker giving the motorcade his middle finger. Unclear whether it was for the president, the press, the traffic jam or something else entirely." --... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Morning Money Man Visits Hotel Hell - Posted July 25, 2012
If you see a frothing mad money man, don't freak out. It's probably Politico's Ben White. He had booked a room at the Madison hotel for Tuesday night because it's adjacent to the venue for an early morning event he was attending. Sad... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day You've been warned. "I swear if Pepco hits us with a rolling brown out I'm marching on Potomac and lighting every rich person I find on fire. Fair warning." -- Soon to be Buzzfeed Washington Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day Father's Day Treats: "Cleaning the pot after making rice krispy treats." -- Mr. Norah O'Donnell (i.e. Chef Geoff, husband to CBS Chief White House... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 28, 2011
Quotes of the Day A Brilliant Suggestion "With Andy Rooney retiring, only viable option for 60 Minutes is to bring in @markknoller for that role." -- Reuters White House Correspondent Steve Holland referencing CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller. Read... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 23, 2011
Quotes of the Day -- the Google/Fox News GOP Debate Version Journo experiences random act of kindness "Mom with crying baby on plane just passed out earplugs to all sitting near them. Nice." -- Yahoo! News' Chris Moody en route to Orlando. ... [FishbowlDC]

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