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Incest Desk: Examiner in Bed with FNC - Posted October 18, 2011
This morning we present a very special "Incest Desk" to unveil the ongoing love affair between the Washington Examiner and Fox News. It's not only the Yeas & Nays gossip column that's guilty of having makeout sessions with FNC all over town, it's now the editorial page, which has an even deeper... [FishbowlDC]

With Friends Like David Shuster... - Posted September 28, 2011
...Who needs enemies at Fox News? Over the weekend Current TV's feisty substitute anchor David Shuster took a caveman's club to the Fox News commentators who moderated the most recent GOP presidential debate. He aired his grievances on CNN's "Rel... [FishbowlDC]

Finally! FNC's Bret Baier Awards Media Matters Research Fellow Trivia Prize - Posted May 4, 2011
We can all breathe easier now that FNC's Bret Baier has finally seen the light. Yesterday he awarded that Media Matters research fellow who has been on his ass for weeks now the grand prize for his weekly Twitter trivia contest,... [FishbowlDC]

FNC's Bret Baier Makes Surprise Peace Offering to Media Matters Fellow - Posted April 21, 2011
In a stunning turn of events, FNC's Bret Baier saw it in his heart this week to unblock the Media Matters research fellow who has tr... [FishbowlDC]

FNC's Baier Understandably Squashes a Fellow's Dreams - Posted April 12, 2011
FNC's Bret Baier, you are no fool. Most importantly, you're staying one step ahead of Eric Hananoki, that little liberal bastard fellow over a... [FishbowlDC]

Letter to Bret Baier: Watch Out for the Fellow - Posted April 8, 2011
Dear ... [PRNewser]

Fox News Exec Said President Obama May Be a Socialist... Even Though He Didn't Believe It - Posted March 29, 2011
The liberal media-watchdog group Media Matters has yet another story about Fox News Channel' Washington executive Bill Sammon. This time, the organization has audio of Sammon admitting that while he said Obama may have been a socialist on-air, he did not actually believe what he was saying. "At that time, I have to... [TVNewser]

Public Option or Government Option? A Fox News Channel Memo Comes Under Scrutiny - Posted December 9, 2010
A leaked memo from Fox News Channel VP and Washington managing editor Bill Sammon has been making the rounds online this morning. The memo, which is from Fall 2009, advises FNC's news employees to use the term "government-run health... [TVNewser]

FNC's Sammon Accused of Slanting News - Posted October 29, 2010
As promised, Media Matters's Joe Strupp wasn't done going after Fox News. This afternoon he comes out with a story on Fox News management, specifically Washington Managing Editor and V... [FishbowlDC]

Who Does Fox News PR Favor? (It's Not Hard to Tell...) - Posted September 3, 2010
It's no secret amongst Washington reporters that Fox News PR has a Black List. It includes reporters, editors and pundits, and just about anyon... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News, Bloomberg Spar Over Thomas Seat - Posted June 17, 2010
Oh its on. With Helen Thomas no longer occupying the coveted front row seat in the White House briefing room, the two leading contenders, Fox News and Bloomberg, are making their cases. Michael Calderone at Yahoo! News has the details, including the letters from Fox News Washington managing editor ... [TVNewser]

Correspondents' Dinner: The MSNBC After Party - Posted May 4, 2010
Okay... we finally got around to pulling these pictures from our camera. They are from MSNBC's White House Correspondents' Dinner after-party. The boldfacers we saw: Alec Baldwin, FBN's Charlie Gasparino, the enti... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 29, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Bob Shrum, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Maria Shriver CBS' Face the Nation: Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Georgetown University sociologist Michael Eric Dyson ABC's... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News Names Rosen State Dept. Correspondent - Posted April 14, 2009
James Rosen has just been upped to State Department correspondent at Fox News, as announced by Washington bureau managing editor Bill Sammon. From Sammon's email: "He poses tough questions to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also finds time to chat her up on Beatles trivia." Check out that email announcement, in which... [FishbowlDC]

Sammon and Boughton Officially Upped at Fox News - Posted February 26, 2009
What we told you earlier was likely to happen is official this evening. Fox News has announced Bill Sammon Washington Managing Editor and Bryan Boughton Washington Bureau Chief. Sammon has som... [FishbowlDC]

Sammon and Boughton Promoted at FNC D.C. Bureau - Posted February 26, 2009
Politico has the memo from FNC's EVP John Moody announcing the promotion of two FNC executives in D.C. ... [TVNewser]

Bill Sammon and Bryan Boughton Likely To Be Upped at Fox News - Posted February 26, 2009
Fox News' Washington deputy managing editor Bill Sammon is likely to be named vice president and managing editor to replace Brit Hume, as reported by Mike Allen this morning. Playbook hears that Fox News Channel's Washington Bureau is clos... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.31.08 - Posted October 31, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

FNC Scoops Woodward's Paper on Woodward's Book - Posted September 4, 2008
The Huffington Post's Greg Mitchell writes about's scoop this afternoon of ... [TVNewser]

Sorry Fellas: Megyn Kelly Loves Bill Sammon And Not You - Posted August 8, 2008
What you might have heard on the Fox News Channel yesterday: Megyn Kelly: "You can't move off the Bill Sammon Love Train without letting me weigh in, because our viewers may not know this, but I credit Bill Sammon with my job here at Fox. ... .Thanks again to you, Mr. Sammon,... [FishbowlDC]

Changes To FNC's DC Bureau - Posted August 5, 2008
FishbowlDC's Patrick Gavin reports Brian Wilson is stepping aside as Bureau Chief and going back to full time on-air role. Deputy Bureau Ch... [TVNewser]

Changes In Fox News' DC Bureau - Posted August 5, 2008
We're hearing... ...Brian Wilson is no longer the bureau chief, and is moving to a larger on-air role... ...Deputy Bureau Chief Brian Boughton becomes the bureau manager... More later... >UPDATE: Politico ... [FishbowlDC]

Photos: The Pope and the Press - Posted April 16, 2008
It has to be said: No one -- and I mean, no one -- chews gum with as wide of a mouth as CBS's Jim Axelrod. Other things we noticed while at the White House today: Were you one of the reporters who refused to wait in line to gain access to... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.10.08 - Posted March 10, 2008
Good morning Washington. IT'S CHUCK NORRIS' BIRTHDAY! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | WEST WING REPORTAGE | ... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted December 4, 2007
Ummm... does Martin Sieff have a crush on Condi, or is it just us? "President Bush and Salvadoran President Antonio Saca wore dark suits andblue ties as they made statements to the press pool in the Oval Office, although they took no questions. Mr. Bush, who also wore black cowboy boots, glanced... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted November 12, 2007
Protestors just seem to be as fun as they used to be, Bill Plante is a snazzy dresser and the POTUS breaks his own precedent. "While answering audience questions that were read by a moderator, Vice President Cheney was heckled by an anti-war protestor wearing a T-shirt that said: 'End the War... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.25.07 - Posted October 24, 2007
Good morning Washington. McDonalds is King. "One picture you won't see in the soon-to-be-reopened Newseum: Al Neuharth dressed as Jesus Christ." The Balti... [FishbowlDC]

Whittington: Reporters Are "Insufferable Jerks" - Posted September 27, 2007
Harry Whittington, who was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident last year, considers the reporters who covered the mishap a bunch of "insufferable jerks." At least that's what former White House political strategist Karl Rove told the Washington Examiner's Bill Sammon in his new book, "The Evangelical President." According... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.26.07 - Posted July 26, 2007
Good morning Washington. Riehl World View writes, "Today's New York Times piece on The New Republic's now infamous as well as pseudonymous Baghdad diarist, Scott Thomas, begins ominously enough for TNR. Just who is the 'Baghdad Diarist'? And it gets worse ... [FishbowlDC]

Virginia Tech Tragedy Hits Close To Home For Sammon - Posted April 17, 2007
The Washington Examiner's Bill Sammon has two children at Virginia Tech. He discussed yesterday's tragedy from the perspective of a parent in today's paper and also appeared on FOX yesterday. ... [FishbowlDC]

Bush Flirts With Plante - Posted April 3, 2007
From Public Eye: At President Bush's press conference today, CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante, upon hearing his first name called, began to ask a question. Reporter Bill Sammon of the Examiner was standing next to him, and he started talking as well. So Plante paused and asked, "which Bill?" "You," the... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted March 9, 2007
Vice President Cheney is a not so secret "VSAO", warm is a very subjective state of mind, there is a flurry of activity at the Rove household and what makes POTUS's hands so soft? "A very 'senior administration official,' one who might, say, ride in a black limousine with D.C. license plates... [FishbowlDC]