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Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.13.10
Newsweek Tumblr Ed. Leaves For Tumblr; Hef Wants To Take Playboy Private

Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.29.10
Weigel Signs On at MSNBC; Hearst Ups Cathie Black, Poaches New Prez

Revolving Door Newsletter: 06.25.10
Weigel Resigns from WaPo; Campbell Brown Leaving CNN

So What Do You Do, David Plotz, Editor of Slate?
Plotz discusses Slate's notoriously transparent political approach, why writers need ambitious projects, and the behind-the-scenes details of hiring Dave Weigel.

Mea Culpa: 5 Tips for Issuing a Public Apology
It's never too late to bounce back from a very public, completely inappropriate faux pas. Our media coaches reveal how in five foolproof steps.

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Spotted around the media universe

CBS News Swings and Misses on Jeter Tweet - Posted July 16, 2014
While trying to commemorate Yankees legend Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game last night, CBS News swung and missed. "Michael Jeter takes bow at his final All-Star game," the CBS News tweet said linking to a story on Jeter (the tweet has since been deleted). After some Twitter users had some fun with the... [TVNewser]

The DC's Roeberg Lands at R Street - Posted February 4, 2014
Last week, we reported that The Daily Caller had shaken up their editorial and business teams with some internal hires. ... [FishbowlDC]

But How Does Dave Weigel Feel About the Obama-Castro Handshake? - Posted December 10, 2013
Glad you asked...   You know what would be stupider than outrage over the Obama-Castro handshake? An embargo on Cuba in the year 2013. -- daveweigel (@daveweigel) December 10, 2013   But why should Dave get all the credit for the insight? Matt Yglesias has the sam... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 22, 2013
TAN MOM IMPERSONATOR?: "In DC at @hilaryr's dinner with the fabulous @diananyad." -- HuffPost's Arianna Huffingto... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 3, 2013
Journo nearly hits another's car "In other news, Walter Mossberg almost hit my car today. The 'TECH WSJ' plates tipped me off. Also the beard. Watch your lanes, Walt!" -- MetroWeekly's ... [FishbowlDC]

A Birthday Spanking for Slate's Dave Weigel - Posted September 26, 2013
All in good fun, we're sure, Yahoo! News' Olivier Knox is calling for a birthday Twitter roast for Slate's Dave Weigel. Happy Birthday Dave!... [FishbowlDC]

CNN "Crossfire" Party Packs a Punch - Posted September 11, 2013
"It was terr i fy ying," said CNN "Crossfire" host Van Jones, careful to enunciate every syllable when asked about his first night on the job. At least at the Cr... [PRNewser]

CNN "Crossfire" Party Packs a Punch - Posted September 11, 2013
"It was terr i fy ying," said CNN "Crossfire" host Van Jones, careful to enunciate every syllable when asked about his first night on the job. At least at the Cr... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 3, 2013
Holiday weekend ruined for reporters "Classified House briefing on Syria at 2 pm Sunday will continue a ruined holida... [FishbowlDC]

Weiner This, Weiner That - Posted August 5, 2013
There are so many Weiner stories to keep up with these days, we waded through the pile and picked out a few you should probably take the time to read. NYT: ... [FishbowlDC]

Atlantic Journo Recalls Her Recent Brunch with Olivia Nuzzi - Posted August 1, 2013
Garance Franke-Ruta is a senior editor with The Atlantic, covering national politics. She had brunch a couple of weeks ago in New York with Slate's Dave Wei... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Atlantic Journo Recalls Her Recent Brunch with Olivia Nuzzi - Posted August 1, 2013
Garance Franke-Ruta is a senior editor with The Atlantic, covering national politics. She had brunch a couple of weeks ago in New York with Slate's Dave Wei... [FishbowlNY]

Ask People Whatever the Hell You Want? - Posted August 1, 2013
Here's a fun twist. On August 9, WaPo's Clinton Yates, NPR's Linda Holmes and Slate's ... [FishbowlDC]

Carlos Dangerously-Named Journos - Posted July 24, 2013
Anthony Weiner admitted yesterday to using the online alias Carlos Danger to carry on a strange Internet affair with a 22-year-old woman. If you're anything like us, that got you wondering how Weiner came up with such a great alias. Already having graced the news media by havin... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Who Could be Porn Stars - Posted July 23, 2013
Which Washington journalists have names that could easily be those of porn stars? As it turns out, quite a few. Now before everyone flips out (not that Washington journalists would ever do that), we're talking about their actual names and not insinuating that these esteemed members of the media ... [AgencySpy]

Journalists and Their Animal Twins - Posted July 10, 2013
We're taking Separated at Birth to new, deeper and ridiculous heights today. We liked BuzzFeed's rendition of this with members of Congress so much that we decided to steal the idea for our own fishy purposes. Enjoy! 10. CNN's Wolf Blitzer and a Wooley sheep. ... [PRNewser]

Journalists and Their Animal Twins - Posted July 10, 2013
We're taking Separated at Birth to new, deeper and ridiculous heights today. We liked BuzzFeed's rendition of this with members of Congress so much that we decided to steal the idea for our own fishy purposes. Enjoy! 10. CNN's Wolf Blitzer and a Wooley sheep. ... [FishbowlDC]

10 Journos You Don't Want to Fight on Twitter - Posted June 11, 2013
We're not sure what we did for entertainment before we could watch what probably should be journalists' private feuds unfold in public on Twitter. For all the talk about teens who have no social-networking shame... [FishbowlDC]

Beltway Journo Quits Twitter Cold Turkey - Posted May 22, 2013
Blogger Dave Catanese, a freelancer formerly with Politico, did the unthinkable for Esquire. He dropped off Twitter for a week just to see what would happen. In ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner's Freddoso: Part-Time Comedian? - Posted May 15, 2013
He's not a comedian, but the Wall Street Journal editorial board found the humor in one of David Freddoso's tweets. So much so, that it was included in one of Wednesday's ... [PRNewser]

Washington Examiner's Freddoso: Part-Time Comedian? - Posted May 15, 2013
He's not a comedian, but the Wall Street Journal editorial board found the humor in one of David Freddoso's tweets. So much so, that it was included in one of Wednesday's ... [FishbowlDC]

Tick Tock: WHCD 2013 - Posted April 29, 2013
By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry The White House Correspondents' Dinner was a blur this year as stars, journalists, nerdy political types -- and Psy -- rubbed elbows. Well, not Psy, he was busy smoking. But the rest of 'em fawned and frolicked around the Washington Hilton... [PRNewser]

Tick Tock: WHCD 2013 - Posted April 29, 2013
By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry The White House Correspondents' Dinner was a blur this year as stars, journalists, nerdy political types -- and Psy -- rubbed elbows. Well, not Psy, he was busy smoking. But the rest of 'em fawned and frolicked around the Washington Hilton... [FishbowlDC]

Nancy Pelosi Helps TNR Celebrate New Digs - Posted April 27, 2013
Three weeks after moving into 529 9th St. in Chinatown, The New Republic officially celebrated its new office space on Friday. "The convenience of the location played a big part," Chief Operating Officer Sloan Eddleston t... [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]

TWT's Curl Slaps At 'Sniveling' Weigel - Posted April 17, 2013
Slate's Dave Weigel is a "sniveling liberal," according to Drudge Report editor and TWT columnist Joseph Curl. A Sunday ... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel Continues to Share Medical History - Posted April 11, 2013
We didn't realize Slate's Dave Weigel had so much in common with Whitney Houston. On Wednesday we reported that Weigel h... [FishbowlDC]

Reporter Shares Medical History - Posted April 10, 2013
A thought from Slate's Dave Weigel regarding Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his staff assessing and laughing about Ashley Judd's mental health. Weigel comes out a superhero of sorts, simultaneously coming to the defense of both McConnell and Judd. Look, I take anti-depression meds, and I'm not offended by that... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Sanford Press Coverage: Not Exactly an Equal Opportunity Affair - Posted April 3, 2013
Like many scandals involving sex, politicians and extramarital affairs, it's hard not to mention it each time the lawmaker pops up in the news. Think Weiner. Craig. Foley. Edwards. Vitter. Ensign. Condit.... [PRNewser]

Mark Sanford Press Coverage: Not Exactly an Equal Opportunity Affair - Posted April 3, 2013
Like many scandals involving sex, politicians and extramarital affairs, it's hard not to mention it each time the lawmaker pops up in the news. Think Weiner. Craig. Foley. Edwards. Vitter. Ensign. Condit.... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 3, 2013
Quotes of the Day Blogger laments overusing F-bomb (well, sort of) "I really have an unhealthy usage of the F word. I should put a cap on it such as 48/day. Yep, that should do it." -- Javonni Brustow, editor of TheDCPundit... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Wemple Gets Amnesia on TBD - Posted March 28, 2013
Either WaPo's Erik Wemple got a heady PTSD reaction from writing his incredible suckup piece on Politico (headlined "Politico aces ... [FishbowlDC]

Boyle's Taco And Other Scenes From Breitbart News's CPAC Fiesta - Posted March 19, 2013
Yes, another CPAC post... The Breitbart Embassy along with NewsMax on Friday hosted a fiesta with a real life mariachi band after the second day of CPAC. The party also featured a full buffet of tacos and two separate bars with beer, sangria and margaritas. ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Breitbart News's Lisa De Pasquale - Posted March 13, 2013
Meet Lisa De Pasquale, former CPAC director and blogger for ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 12, 2013
Quotes of the Day TV journo hates himself? "Dear Toure, I just wanted you to know I hate you. Have a nice day." -- MSNBC's Tour . Got questions for the President? "Last call-- send me your questions for President Obama. I'll be sitting down for an exclusive ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 8, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Abby Cornish has vegan shoes." -- CNN's Soledad O'Brien regarding the actress, not NPR's Audie Cornish a... [FishbowlDC]

Sen. Gillibrand Boozes at BuzzFeed Q&A - Posted March 6, 2013
The audio was kind of a wreck but the second installment of BuzzFeed Brews, this time a Q&A with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), otherwise went just fine. Gillibrand is apparently unafraid to drink with the big boys. Literally, big boys. She gave the towering D.C. Bureau Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 4, 2013
QUOTES of the DAY Reporter learns chest hair is not suncreen "Lesson learned on vacation: chest hair does not substitute for sbf50 sunscreen" -- HuffPost's Sam Stein. Unsolicited advice... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 27, 2013
Quotes of the Day DOG IN SUITCASE: "Packing my things for a short vacation." -- HuffPost's Sam Stein with the accompanying photograph. ... [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]

Love Child: the Fantasy Kids of D.C. Media - Posted February 14, 2013
Valentine's Day would be nothing without Slate's luscious, weigelicious, bubblicious Dave Weigel. Here, we match him with one of Washington's great institutions: Helen Thomas. Meet their love child. We'll call her "Heigel." ... [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]

TNR Slips Ezra Klein the Tongue - Posted February 11, 2013
Valentine's Day came early for WaPo uber blogger Ezra Klein as The New Republic released their profile of him last night as the clock struck midnight. The profile is gushing and full of unbridled passion for Klein. Maybe they'r... [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]

Separated at Birth: The Sen. Ted Cruz Edition - Posted February 1, 2013
The confirmation hearing for Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense got pretty heated on Thursday. Senators joined forces to hammer Hagel with tough questions about past statements and whether or not he wanted to adopt Israel as the 51st state. (Or something like that.) One of the loudest voices that pr... [FishbowlDC]

TNR Sparkles at Bibiana - Posted January 31, 2013
By Eddie Scarry and Betsy Rothstein The New Republic celebrated its relaunch last night at Bibiana Restaurant where politicos and journalists from print and TV mingled with bigwigs like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.J.) and Americans for Tax Reform Prez ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 31, 2013
Quotes of the Day "You can suck my ass." -- E!'s Chelsea Handler to CNN's Piers Morgan last night after he suggested she wasn't a very good interviewer and saying, "I can help you." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 29, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Sunrise on the Potomac at Key Bridge in Georgetown." -- NBC Washington cameraman Jim Long with the accompanying photograph. ... [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]

Afternoon Chatter - Posted January 11, 2013
Quotes of the Day Dear Fishbowlers: Various things stole our attention this morning, so just for today we're offering an afternoon version of Morning Chatter. Won't be a habit. ... [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]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted December 7, 2012
Today we have another installment of: "Ask Piranhamous Anything." And we do mean anything. Send your queries to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column -- Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do --... [FishbowlDC]

'You're A Teenage Girl': Politico's Byers, HuffPost's Stein Squabble Over GOP Media Strategy - Posted November 29, 2012
A Twitter tiff between Politico's Dylan Byers and HuffPost's Sam Stein started with ... [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]

Alex Pareene's Wild Weigelicious Ride - Posted November 21, 2012
For an outsider, Salon's Alex Pareene really gets off on knoc... [FishbowlDC]

Karl Rove is 'Gross Egg That Has a Head Cold' - Posted November 7, 2012
If you haven't watched Karl Rove attempt to throw a giant rotten peach at Fox News' election coverage Tuesday night, do yourself a favor and watch it... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 11.06.12. - Posted November 6, 2012
  1. A chat between Ponnuru and Carlson: National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru and Bloomberg's ... [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]

'Optimal': Weigel a Casualty of Twitter's Short Fuse - Posted October 19, 2012
Slate's Dave Weigel committed the cardinal sin of modern politics. He asked Twitter to calm down. During President Obama's taped appearance on the Daily Show Thursday, two White House pool ... [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]

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 12, 2012
Quotes of the Day: The V.P. Debate Edition "Biden is better than Viagra for senior citizens #vpdebate" -- ABC's "The View" and Current TV's Joy Behar. ... [FishbowlDC]

Boob Expert Shows up to Gutfeld Book Party - Posted October 10, 2012
Walking into the Breitbart Embassy last night was sort of what one imagines walking into Michael Jackson's old home: Stationed in the living room was an ice cream stand with the Good Humor man. Outside was a petting zoo with ducks, bunnies, an alpaca and a tiny horse. And walking around... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 4, 2012
Quotes of the Day - The Debate Edition "Is Jim Lehrer sleeping zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?" --... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day "It's so hard to talk these days." -- FNC's Greta Van Susteren in reaction to V.P. Joe Biden's "gaffe" yesterday. "He's gotta recognize that he's gonna be double teamed. Jim Lehrer is part of the cultural left so Mitt is going to have to communicate past Lehrer ... [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]

Blogs Point Fingers at Media on Romney's Libya Views - Posted September 13, 2012
Both President Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney have had their say on the Libya incident, in which a U.S. ambassador was killed Tuesday. Now several bloggers have loaded their guns and are pointing them at the news media. Romney was widely criticized for his c... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 7, 2012
Quotes of the Day A RELAXED ROLAND: "Somebody's tuckered out." -- Video journo Liz Glover with accompanying photograph of CNN Contributor and TV ONE's ... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed Turns Into Political Animals - Posted September 5, 2012
One of the most anticipated parties of the convention week was the Buzzfeed party that took place on Tuesday evening at Discovery Place in Charlotte. The party, called "Political Animals" promised to the wildest party in Charlotte. I knew it was a different kind of party when one of the first guest... [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]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted August 31, 2012
Today we have another installment of: "Ask Piranhamous Anything." And we do mean anything. Send your queries to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column -- Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do -- and worse, he doesn't care. Try to keep... [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]

Christie, Romney Speeches Leave Journos Questioning Meaning of Love, Respect - Posted August 30, 2012
The stress of planning a four-day convention in the middle of a hurricane is something few will ever worry about. But an extra look at the list of speakers, what they plan to say and in what order? Seems pretty standard. On Tuesday Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney... [PRNewser]

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]

Fishbowl Summer Superlatives - THE RESULTS Part Deux - Posted August 24, 2012
On Thursday, we began rolling out the results of our Summer Superlatives and today, you get to meet the rest of the winners. Thanks for voting. Today's results kicks off with the Best Dressed category. This cage match was between Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 23, 2012
Quotes of the Day Russert Makes it to the Big Screen: "On the jumbotron at the Nats game: 'Happy birthday @LukeRussert' - Politico's Byron Ta... [FishbowlDC]

Featured in Features - Posted August 10, 2012
It's that time again. Here we take a look at what kind of B.S. Washington publications are putting in their features and lifestyles section. Sometimes they're good. Often they're not. But they're always worth a look. ... [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]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day Brave TV journo reports on wild dogs "Story on wild killer dogs. I'm live in their favorite hunting ground. Nah... I'm not nervous. but looking forward to gettin out a here." -- ABC7's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 24, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo Love "@NorahODonnell Norah! You are a rock star LOVED working with YOU! Killer blue eyes,... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Interview With Mojo's Adam Weinstein - Posted June 29, 2012
Say hello to Mother Jones' National Security Correspondent ... [PRNewser]

FishbowlDC Interview With Mojo's Adam Weinstein - Posted June 29, 2012
Say hello to Mother Jones' National Security Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Rubin Under Fire - Posted June 29, 2012
The Nation's Eric Alterman, author of What Liberal Media?, has taken a blowtorch to WaPo's conservative blogger Jennifer R... [FishbowlDC]

HBO's 'Newsroom' Gets Dim Reviews in D.C. - Posted June 26, 2012
By Eddie Scarry and Betsy Rothstein HBO's drama Newsroom debuted Sunday night. The series tells the story of an easily agitated cable news anchor played by Jeff Daniels who has a public meltdown at Northwe... [FishbowlDC]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted June 8, 2012
It's Friday, which means it's time for another installment of: "Ask Piranhamous Anything." And we do mean anything. Send your queries to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column -- Piranhamous doesn't know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do -- and worse, he doesn't... [FishbowlDC]

Scarborough Faces Backlash Over NYT Bias Claims - Posted June 8, 2012
MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough criticized the NYT on his program yesterday after the paper published an extensive report on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's upper-income neighborhood in San Diego. He said the story was "an embarrassment" for the publication, alleging that NYT didn't cover Sen. John Kerry's... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day Lest anyone forget about former CNNer Eric Kuhn, who fled Washington for Hollywood's United Talent Agency last year, he's havin... [FishbowlDC]

Glamour Shots With Paul Wharton - Posted May 17, 2012
Few things in life sound more deliciously appealing than getting primped and preened for a professional photo shoot with "Real Housewives of D.C.'s" uber stylist Paul Wharton at the helm. As many readers know, Wharton has his own show on Sunday's called Paul Wharton Style, in which he downs a lot... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel's Warning: Avoid Whitman-Walker Clinic! - Posted May 16, 2012
Health care and sexuality have come to define large parts of Barack Obama's presidency and we're seeing it everywhere. Perish the thought of asking Slate's Dave Weigel... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With WaPo's Rubin - Posted May 11, 2012
When she's not harassing her liberal counterpart Greg Sa... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 10, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I want the wedding to be celebratory not militarized." -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show last night in response to whether ... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Chatter - Posted May 8, 2012
Quotes of the Day "The lawn at the British Ambassador's residence is prepared for Prince Harry garden reception." -- Bloomberg's Stephanie Green with accompanying photograph. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 29, 2012
Quotes of the Day Supermodel Elle MacPherson and a bland and bald companion show up to the WHCD dinner. On their way into the ballroom, he grabbed her ass. Overheard: "Aren't you SOMEONE? Because you look l... [FishbowlDC]

A Night In Hell - Part 2 - Posted April 28, 2012
Politico has compiled a list of which celebrities will be attending the White House Correspondents Dinner and which table they will be sitting at. I hate them all, so I thought I'd take a look at each table and judge it in my usual caring way. CBS "Homeland" star Claire Danes;... [FishbowlDC]

Spotted: Slate's Weigel at 'First Amendment' Party - Posted April 28, 2012
At The Atlantic's "First Amendment" party, co-hosted by NJ and Funny or Die, Friday night FBDC ran into Slate's one and only Dave Weigel beaming and flanked by two female friends including Politico me... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 28, 2012
Quotes of the Day "There will be sex." -- Creative Coalition member Tim Daly on what's to come on his ABC drama, Private Practice, where he plays Pete, the doctor having marital troubles with his TV wife, Violet. Daly told us this Thursday night at the Elle/Lani Hay shindig at The... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC: Open 24 Hours - Posted April 27, 2012
Special note to Readers: Over the next three days life as we know it will be a little different in the Fishbowl. As in no hour is an unusual hour to post. We'll be writing at all hours of the day and night, be it midnight, 3 a.m. or whenever the news... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Sour grapes "Only an hour until WH 'women's forum' and I still haven't rec'd invite yet! How dehumanizing. Ahh...the Obama glass ceiling 4conserv women." -- Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted April 2, 2012
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) What's Driving the Day: It's Mike Allen's mom's birthday! Who better to get a shout-out in Politico's Playbook that Bar... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day Blind email Among my personal favorite anonymous emails of the week: "Newt Gingrich spoke at Georgetown University today and got a little feisty with a student who questioned his suggestion that poor students work as janitors in thei... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 23, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Why does poop always make me giggle?" -- CNN's Anderson Cooper on "AC360" Thursday night. Um, we don't want to know the answer to that one, Anderson. Mean Girl Fashion Blogg... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 20, 2012
Quotes of the Day Spring has sprung "#DC forecast: Spring arrives. Few a.m. showers possible. Highs: 71-76. Stray p.m. shower. Overnight, 51-57. #Weather" -- WTOP ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day "I just said something nasty to someone on Twitter. I should not have done it and I apologize." -- Peter Roff, U.S. News & World Report Contributing Editor. What else could he say? "Condolences to Andrew Breitbart's friends and family today. He was a force of nature and... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 24, 2012
Quotes of the Day Convo Between Two Journos Today's conversation is that of Politico's media writer Dylan Byers and The Daily Caller's Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: Slate's Dave Weigel - Posted February 23, 2012
If you've ever played the popular video game "Angry Birds" you may have thought, 'why does that angry bird look so familiar?' Well, you're not alone. FBDC is with you and we were able to decipher who the angry bird looks like: Slate's Dave Weigel, who is often mistaken for actor... [FishbowlDC]

An Evening Swim in the Fishbowl - Posted February 18, 2012
On Thursday night we welcomed upwards of 160 guests to Lost Society on U Street for a party so full of waves that some may never forget it. Journos climbed two super steep flights of stairs to reach the rooftop, which was filled with candles and drenched in rose petals. Notable... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day Turn up the heat Daily Caller! Pat's freezing. "Love when the Starbucks coffee cup warms up your freezing hands #chillyoffice" -- ... [FishbowlDC]

CPAC Day 2 Awards - Posted February 13, 2012
I returned for Day 2 of CPAC on Friday because - A) I hate myself, B) I was paid to, C) I had nothing better to do, or D) all of the above. There is no wrong answer. It wasn't all that bad, to be honest. Here's the best (it's all relative)... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted January 27, 2012
(A Sprinkling of What we Think you Ought to Know...)                     ... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted January 27, 2012
(A Sprinkling of What we Think you Ought to Know...)                     ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 24, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- The Boybander Edition "Next question: 'If Venusians came to earth and promised us eternal youth in exchange for some sex slaves, would you be cool with that?' -- Slate's ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Looks at S.C Voters' Media Diets - Posted January 20, 2012
Americans obviously consume news differently now than they did the last presidential election and even more so than the election before that when newspapers ruled the day. But WaPo took a hard look at three voters in South Carolina ahead of the state's primary to see how someone on the right,... [FishbowlDC]

Out in Left Field - Posted January 11, 2012
Political reporters on the campaign trail are packing their bags and heading South for the winter. After yesterday's primary in New Hampshire, there is a full 10 days before South Carolina holds it's primary on Saturday, January 21. Fortunately, we'll always have the memories. And thanks to social media, we'll have... [FishbowlDC]

Meghan McCain Deserves 'Emoticon' of Ridicule - Posted January 9, 2012
Emoticons are annoying little characters people usually insert into text messages and emails, like the smiley face :-), the winking smiley face ;-), the winking smiley face with its tongue sticking out ;-p and so on. What it is not is an... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day From the Road "Hurriedly shove things in bags, go to next location, discover what fell out of the bags. Repeat. #travel" -- Slate's Dave Weigel. "The crowd at t... [FishbowlDC]

Mmmm. Journos Eat Up in Iowa - Posted January 4, 2012
Iowa isn't known for its salads. It's reputation when it comes to food is somewhere between "fried butter on a stick" and "beef sundaes" (which Michele Bachmann served at the Iowa State Fair last August). During his speech last night Rick Santorum said, "This has been an... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- The Mindmeld Edition: A melding of everything worthy, weird and otherwise from the past four days. Journo's cat sets her alarm clock "The cat stepped on my iPhone dock alarm clock last night and set it to go off at 7 a.m. Which it did. Which was... [FishbowlDC]

It's a Christmas Party, Damn It! - Posted December 20, 2011
Last night we crashed the Heritage Foundation Media Christmas Party held at their posh Capitol Hill headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue because, well, why not? It's Christmas, the season of giving, and what would giving be without someone there to take it? 'Tis the season to party crash, after all, and it... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 13, 2011
Quotes of the Day Speaker's Sat. plans didn't include GOP debate ".@SpeakerBoehner, did you watch the GOP presidential debate? 'Saturday night? I don't think so.'" -- The Takeaway's Congressional radio correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Ezra Should Have De-Kleined - Posted November 23, 2011
From JournoList to activist, it appears that WaPo's liberal blogger Ezra Klein is once again blurring the lines between being a journalist and trying to sway politics. In what appears to be at a minimum a breach of journalism... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 11, 2011
Quotes of the Day Roll Call HOH's Neda Semnani and Publicist Rebecca Gale on Wednesday night at a pac... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 8, 2011
Quotes of the Day Washington reacts to Conrad Murray verdict "GUILTY VERDICT IN MICHAEL JACKSON CASE - INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER: (By the way, the cheering is really creepy.)" -- FNC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Spotted: Slate's Weigel at Target - Posted November 7, 2011
Slate's Dave Weigel has so muc... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With TPM's Evan McMorris-Santoro - Posted November 4, 2011
Working with TPM's Evan McMorris-Santoro this week has... [FishbowlDC]

Kardashian Splitsville React-Washington Style - Posted November 2, 2011
Even John Coale didn't see it coming. The sudden newsflash of Kim Kardashian splitting up with her husband after 72 days is rocking Hollywood and, of course, Washington as evidenced by the lame posts in WaPo and The Hill.... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Resident Badass: Jennifer Rubin - Posted October 26, 2011
Politico's Ben Smith takes an intriguing look at WaPo's conservative issues blogger Jennifer Rubin. It's impossible to tell whether Sm... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted October 7, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) Pointless But Delicious News: Apropos of nothing, we bring you Slate's Dave Weigel's lunch from Thursday. He dined at Luke's Lobsters in... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 7, 2011
Quotes of the Day TVA Nouvelles Correspondent Rich Latendresse: "Correspondants des gds r seaux US se pr parent aller en ondes avant l'arriv e du pr sident." Loosely translated, co... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 6, 2011
Quotes of the Day NBC newsmanTom Brokaw on Day 1 of the Washington Ideas Forum... [FishbowlDC]

Journos to Sing Out Loud In Public - Posted October 5, 2011
CBS's Bob Schieffer. Politico's Dave Catanese. CNN's Br... [PRNewser]

Journos to Sing Out Loud In Public - Posted October 5, 2011
CBS's Bob Schieffer. Politico's Dave Catanese. CNN's Br... [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]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 7, 2011
Quotes of the Day Journo compares TV hits to sex life "I think I've done more life [sic] tv and radio interviews in the last year than I have had sex." -- Labor journo Mike Elk. ... [FishbowlDC]

Conservative Journos Defend Reporter Against Palin's 'Shi--y' Behavior on the Trail - Posted August 17, 2011
Conservative journalists in Washington have been rallying around The Daily Caller's Alex Pappas in recent days like a pack of angry lions after Sarah "Will She or Won't She" Palin falsely attacked t... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 9, 2011
Quotes of the Day A Convo Between Two Journos Today's conversation is between The Guardian's Richard Adams and NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

Hazy Gets a Weekend Show - Posted August 1, 2011
We're bursting with joy for boybander Chris Hayes, currently Washington Bureau Chief of The Nation and an MSNBC contributor. He's getting his own weekend show. As reported by NYT's ... [FishbowlDC]

Angry Olivier - Posted July 28, 2011
That keen-eyed Slate... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 25, 2011
Quotes of the Day Weigelicious observation: "Huh. Some caption writer screwed up the name of 'You Know I'm No Good.'" -- Slate's Dave Weigel in a Monday... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted July 18, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know) The Quest Begins -... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 14, 2011
Quotes of the Day -- The Dave Weigel Edition ... [FishbowlDC]

Washingtonian's Mystery Tweet Turns Media Into Raging Comedians - Posted July 12, 2011
Yesterday at 12:11 p.m. Washingtonian tweeted this: "Sorry about that last tweet. That was a mistake." But the last discernible tweet was this: "One woman found her Type 1 diabetes got under control with massage therapy. Now she administers alternative treatments." Read here... [PRNewser]

Washingtonian's Mystery Tweet Turns Media Into Raging Comedians - Posted July 12, 2011
Yesterday at 12:11 p.m. Washingtonian tweeted this: "Sorry about that last tweet. That was a mistake." But the last discernible tweet was this: "One woman found her Type 1 diabetes got under control with massage therapy. Now she administers alternative treatments." Read here... [FishbowlDC]

The New Slim, More Mindful Dave Weigel? - Posted July 8, 2011
We knew it was either a very good or very bad omen last night when we walked up to 300 New Jersey Ave. NW, the setting of MSNBC's 15th birthday party, and Slate's Dave Weigel was sauntering up to the guest check-in table shortly behind. ... [FishbowlDC]

Generous Weigel Gets Robbed - Posted July 5, 2011
... [FishbowlDC]

Live From Aspen - Posted June 27, 2011
The Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, begins today. The following news men and women will broadcast live from Aspen. Some were mentioned in Politic... [FishbowlDC]

Early Morning Whining With Weigel at Dulles - Posted June 27, 2011
This morning Slate's Dave Weigel (D-Gargling) had an ordeal with toothpaste at Washington Dulles International Airport. The powers that be confiscated toothpaste from him, causing him to fuss, "Once ... [FishbowlDC]

Exclusive: Andrew Breitbart Causes Melee At Netroots Nation* - Posted June 17, 2011
Sources tell us that Andrew Breitbart just caused a huge scene at the annual liberal Netroots Nation conference. Breitbart apparently showed up unaccredited with a camera crew in tow and tried to gain entrance. We're told Breitbart did manage to get inside and was eventually escorted out by security. But not... [FishbowlLA]

Debate Banter - Posted June 14, 2011
Debate chatter turned downright adorable last night. Take this pivotal moment when TPM's Brian Beutler (D-Boybander) tweeted a faux question mocking CNN moderator John King's either-or queries during last night's GOP debate. "Liberty or diapers?" Beutler asked. But NJ's Editor-in-Chief ... [FishbowlDC]

The Nerdy Shore: Casting Call - Posted June 1, 2011
The debut cast of The Nerdy Shore: From L to R: Beutler, Weigel, Klein, and Yglesias. Slate's Dave Weigel kept his hands off Weinergate this weekend. Instead, ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Afternoon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 31, 2011
QUOTES of the LONG WEEKEND Part II We're back with an unusual second edition of quotes. Bear with us while we catch up from the weekend. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 24, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY NBC's Norah O'Donnell in Ireland posing with "Pat the Baker" and fruit loafs. ... [FishbowlDC]

Trump Twitter Roundup: Media Reacts to The Donald's Decision Not to Run for President - Posted May 16, 2011
Donald Trump announced at an NBC event on Monday that he wouldn't run for president after all. Of course, in true-Trump style, he first explained that if he had decided to run, "I would be able to win the primary... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Trump Twitter Roundup: Media Reacts to The Donald's Decision Not to Run for President - Posted May 16, 2011
Donald Trump announced at an NBC event on Monday that he wouldn't run for president after all. Of course, in true-Trump style, he first explained that if he had decided to run, "I would be able to win the primary... [FishbowlNY]

On and Off Record. What Does it Really Mean? - Posted May 10, 2011
In traditional journalism circles, "off the record" means that a journalist cannot use the quote even anonymously. Granted, people don't often know what they mean when they employ the phrase. Sometimes they just want assurance that they won't be quoted. Once negotiated, "on... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers (The Donald Trump Edition) - Posted April 28, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY D.C. Journos react to POTUS and The Donald reality show "Hey, I read stuff that you people write." -Trump to reporters in NH. ("So, we do have readers after all.") -- Roll Call's ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 22, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY A journo can't work under these circumstances "Next door: young child running around screaming, old woman yelling at him. #killmenow" -- Washington Examiner's Lachlan Markay in a Thursday tweet. What are the Salahi's up to? "Salahi's confirm to me that they're worried about a stalker. Warren Co and LA... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 20, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY CNN Senior Photojournalist Mark Walz in a Tuesday tweet writes that he "is sitting in the White House press room thinking about what to do next." Walz, who work... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 13, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ALEXANDER HAMILTON WEIGEL? "Happy Civil War Day! Here's the statue of the CSA's vice president in the Capitol." -- Slate's Dave Weigel in a Tuesday tweet a... [FishbowlDC]

Andrew Sullivan Makes Debut at Daily Beast - Posted April 4, 2011
Today is Andrew Sullivan's first day hosting his blog at the Daily Beast and, so far, his posts are just what you'd expect at The Atlantic. The guy is ... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Journos React With Disgust to NYT Style Piece - Posted March 28, 2011
NYT's Style section has dipped to a new low in Washington. This is the deafening refrain that we've been hearing all day long today after Sunday's story on the "Juicebox M... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 28, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY And the Worst-Sounding Breakfast Award goes to... "Easy Sunday breakfast: Cook and drain some frozen peas. Thickly slice and cook bacon. Toss together with lots of salt and pepper. Done." -- Chef ... [FishbowlDC]

The Curious Case of Breitbart's Banishment from HuffPost - Posted March 25, 2011
Well, that didn't last long. WaPo's Greg Sargent initially reported Wednesday night that Huff... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 24, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Fake Politico accounts respond We reported yesterday on Politico editor-in-chief John Harris' memo to staff asking the anonymous geniuses behind @politicomouse and @Fak... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Weigh in on Daily Caller's Newest Hire - Posted March 22, 2011
The Interwebz are abuzz with news that the Daily Caller has hired Ginni Thomas. The Tea Party activist, anti-health care reform lobbyist, and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 21, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY D.C. journos chime in on Libya bombings "Fuck. Another war." - Washington Examiner's Tim Carney. "Massive anti-war protests against Obama in 3,2, never." - Slate... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 16, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY AWKWARD MOMENTS: WaPo's Dana Milbank writes this week, "Just interviewed a guy outside State Dept wearing only a jockstrap. (Him, not me.)" Picture posted by Milbank. Tkacik's unusual plan for MSNBC's Matthews ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 15, 2011
GQ's Ana Marie Cox shares her legs with the world. You be the judge. We're just glad they were allowed to emerge from their blogger pajamas to see the sunlight. QUOTES o... [FishbowlDC]

Ezra on Maher: Stiff and Serious Until He Talks 'Skins' - Posted March 8, 2011
This review was written by Betsy Rothstein and Alec Jacobs Come on, Ezzy, loosen up! That's what we kept screaming at WaPo's liberal Boy Band lead singer Ezra Klein Friday night during HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." The positives: The earth tones, a mushroom green blazer and olive tie, worked well. His hair... [FishbowlDC]

The Intern was Asked to do What? - Posted February 24, 2011
If you're an intern at The Nation, Bureau Chief Chris Hayes could make you do things you might not want to do, like update his personal website, the banner of which is displayed above. Surely those budding journalists who applied for int... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With @DCjourno - Posted February 15, 2011
In the just over three weeks he's been tweeting, Washington has wondered about the identity of @DCjourno, who describes himself only as "an important political reporter in Washington." The stinging parody account takes aim at Was... [FishbowlDC]

Journo Director 'Perplexed' With Weigel Coverage, Calls Scribe's Work 'Digital Thin' - Posted February 10, 2011
Terry Michael, Executive Director of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism, offers commentary on coverage of Slate's Dave Weigel. Subject line: ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 10, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY On the Couch: Publicist Wendy Gordon at a recent 80s party. Scribe smells trouble "C-PAC on one side of the hotel, steel workers union on the other. I see a midwester... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 9, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Scribe's granny is risk taker "My grandmother has signed the zipline waiver for her cruise next week. Can't wait for the video." -- Politico Pro Web Producer ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 1, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY From National Geographic: The Finnish Embassy Unusual mid-party announcement "Don't take this the wrong way, but it's time to get naked." -- Beet.tv's ... [FishbowlDC]

Boy Banders Oddly Silent on Olbermann - Posted January 24, 2011
Boy Banders have been uncharacteristically silent on the fall of MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann. Nothing from WaPo's Ezra Klein, Slate's ... [PRNewser]

Boy Banders Oddly Silent on Olbermann - Posted January 24, 2011
Boy Banders have been uncharacteristically silent on the fall of MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann. Nothing from WaPo's Ezra Klein, Slate's ... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel Wags Finger at 'Asshole' Bicyclists - Posted January 18, 2011
Slate's Dave Weigel largely writes and tweets about politics. But over the long weekend he got bugged by bicyclists riding on Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street and scolded them - in both his real and virtual lives. "Assholes on 14th s... [FishbowlDC]

Poynter Gives Politico the Nod - Posted January 10, 2011
The Poynter Institute has written an entire story about Politico's coverage of the Arizona shootings. In turn, Politico is reporting on itself this morning. News of the story showed up in a number of Politico messages by reporters on Twitter last night. For instance, Politico's Jake Sherman wrote, "... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: The Weigel Edition - Posted January 6, 2011
In early August we brought you the lookalikes of Slate and MSNBC Contributor Dave Weigel and actor Charlie Sheen (the actor, not the mug shot version). Now there's a new twin for Weigel. It's Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington. It's not as perfect, weirdly,... [FishbowlDC]

65 Precious Minutes of Absolute Torture - Posted December 29, 2010
Oh Ben Smith -- how could you? The "Bloggingheads, 2010" conversation between Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Afternoon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 24, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry never ceases to amaze when it comes to Hawaiian sunset photographs. Merry Christmas Ed, you lucky __, for getting to spend all that time in Hawaii. Weird fact of the day that you s... [TVNewser]

GOP12's Heinze Joins The Hill - Posted December 21, 2010
The Hill's Editor Hugo Gurdon sent a memo out to staff this afternoon. He announces that GOP12's Christian Heinze will be joining the staff (with his blog, of course). He'll... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 21, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Happy Holidays Sucky Cuban Restaurant "Dear pseudo Cuban restaurant who shall go nameless (at the corner of 9th and H), You have just presented a table of 5, four writers and all in the industry, with the absolute worst service and food ev... [FishbowlDC]

Happy High Noon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 13, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY CNN's Senior White House Correspondent and the original Bayside Tiger Ed Henry poses with Mr. Belding at Ron & Sara Bonjean's annual holiday party. They hired the actor from "S... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 7, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Moment of regret "A Truly Sad Commentary: I managed to drink all the overpriced diet cokes available in the hotel room fridge #overcaffeinationfail" -- Talking Points Memo founder, Editor and Publis... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC - Posted December 2, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Boy Band Special "No, Jack Kingston, the last two minutes of the basketball is the boring hack-a-Shaq part where my wife says, 'WHEN IS THIS GAME GONNA END?'" -- HuffPost's ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Unveils 'Right Turn' - Posted December 1, 2010
The caricature of WaPo's new blogger, Jennifer Rubin, covering right wing issues (let's word it carefully this time around) is a bit jaw heavy. But that's what caricatures are supposed to be, right? Stretches and exaggerations of our features.W... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 1, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Weigel takes on 'Glee's' Sue Sylvester "What was with the Sue plotline? It was weird and tone-deaf, and it seemed like her character had been drugged." -- Slate's ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 24, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY As we move into Thanksgiving, it appears journos around town are getting into some weird pre-Holiday partying (at least weirder sounding than usual). They're also growing more unruly and irritable by the moment as they prepare for their... [FishbowlDC]

The Washington Independent Shuts Its Doors - Posted November 17, 2010
On December 1, The Washington Independent will be no more. After almost three years, the site is closing, a victim of the "recession, just like everybody else," says editor ... [MediaJobsDaily]

The Washington Independent No More - Posted November 17, 2010
American University's The Eagle Web Editor Ethan Klapper alerts us to the fact that The Washington Independent is signing off. Read the farewell letter and explanation here. An excerpt from TWI's goodbye post: TWI was not just a journalistic experiment; it was als... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 12, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY A sea of media: International press filing center at the G20 in Seoul. Photo credit: MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie. Controlling the shakes ... [FishbowlDC]

Middle of the Night Banter - Posted November 3, 2010
What are journalists like in the wee hours of Election Night? Some attended parties, others did TV hits and still others were holed up in bed with a dangerous combination of champagne and computers (thank you FamousDC for that excellent imagery). To give you a sense, we've rounded up the best... [FishbowlDC]

Journos: Will They Sleep Tonight? - Posted November 2, 2010
We posed a question to a mass of journalists, many covering the midterms, and most everyone obliged. One reporter, who will remain genderless, wished to be anonymous because of fear of his or her PR department. We thank everyone for participating, especially Mr. Weigel fr... [FishbowlDC]

Most Negative Campaign Season Ever? - Posted October 29, 2010
In fairness, Thomas Jefferson didn't sound like that. He had a severe lisp. Which is why he didn't like ... [FishbowlLA]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 28, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY ABC's Klein has touch of midterm madness "Midterm delusions. Could swear I just saw Alvin Greene on the metro. Thought I saw Lee Fisher this morning." -- ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Meghan McCain's D.C. Snub Gets Dirty, Sexy and Political - Posted October 26, 2010
Slate's Dave Weigel wouldn't attend a Meghan McCain book party. He says he's not on the D.C. cocktail circuit (although, funny, we've seen him there a few times. But we'l... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 22, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Ruminating on the life and down times of ex-NPR's Juan Williams "Not to me." -- Juan Williams on FNC's O'Reilly Factor Thursday ni... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC - Posted October 14, 2010
Quotes of the Day Scribe somewhere between mountain high and sick "Thought my stuffy hearing was an effect of my trip to high elevation western CO, but now think I'm getting sick. Hooray, campaign trail." -- Slate's ... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper Zaps Weigel for Calling Compton's Work Sh*t - Posted October 12, 2010
Slate's Dave Weigel came down on National Correspondent for ABC News Radio Ann Compton Monday for reporting on a book being thrown at President... [FishbowlDC]

Brave Journos Get Competitive Over Karaoke - Posted October 7, 2010
NBC's Luke Russert and CNN's Brianna Keilar won "Best Duet" for Livin' on a Prayer (All photos taken by FishbowlDC's Matt Dornic.) Milling about in a darkened upstairs barroom last night at the Rock & Roll Hotel, the mood amongst journalists was a low buzz of excitement. Some of Washington D.C. 's nerviest... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel Gets Jiggly With It - Posted October 7, 2010
At last night's "Karaoke in the Capital" at Washington's Rock & Roll Hotel, many a journo came out to either sing, watch or support. And well, sometimes that support came in the form of laughter. Absolute shock and awe sort of laughter. This was one of those moments: Slate's Dave Weigel... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Ideas Forum Comes to Close - Posted October 1, 2010
That's a wrap! The second and final day of the Washington Ideas Forum came to a close this afternoon following a lively panel discussion featuring ... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel Accuses Examiner Politics of Being 'Snooze-worthy' - Posted September 29, 2010
In a post on Slate this morning, Dave Weigel goes after the Washington Examiner for its "horse race" political columns. He says they're getting "snooze-worthy." We... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 28, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY No special treatment, please "To the chef who gilded my designer pizza w/ a heapin' helpin' of osetra caviar: I assume *everybody* gets that much? That's what I'm writing." - WaPo Restaurant Reviewer ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 9, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Scribe faces unpleasant cab odor "It smells like pee in this cab." - Washington Examiner's newest gossip columnist Katy Adams in a Wednesday tweet. Journo sells couch, confirms pervs on CraigsList "My first foray in to selling furniture on CraigsList has tau... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 26, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day This is your brain on August "If I am following no one, why can I still see you?" - Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger in a Wednesday tweet. Greta grills a young, dirty.com Quayle "I've had nothing to do with that website you just talked about. This is about satir... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview with the Examiner's Newly Promoted Tim Carney - Posted August 19, 2010
Say hello to the Washington Examiner's Tim Carney. This week he was promoted to senior political columnist. He has been the lobbying editor for the past 18 months. Noteworthy detail... [FishbowlDC]

Among Weigel's Pet Peeves, Public Stretching - Posted August 10, 2010
This photograph did not accompany Politico's story. Today, Politico's Patrick Gavin braves the weird, wild world of Slate's Dave Weigel for an "Answer This" ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 5, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Dear God: It's me, Jacque Jo "Dear God: If you ever decide I should reproduce, just know I will likely tranq them before I bring them to an airport. Love, Me." - Washington Examiner Editor Jacque Jo Bland on Twitter Wednesday. Ezra - that's Southern right? ... [FishbowlDC]

Ex-WaPo Blogger Lands at Slate - Posted July 27, 2010
Yahoo! News's Michael Calderone reports late this afternoon that ex-WaPo blogger Dave Weigel, despite strong rumors that he'd flock to HuffPost, has secured a job at Slate, which is owned by the Washington Post Company. Weigel resigned from WaPo after e-mails he wrote skewering conservativ... [FishbowlDC]

Ackerman Has a Dirty-Talking Twitter Imitator - Posted July 26, 2010
Looks like Wired's Spencer Ackerman has an imitation Twitter handle who calls himself "Frackerman." This is an actual picture of Ackerman that the phony Ack uses. We dashed out his f-bombs; he writes the real thing. Unofficial name: S. Effen Ackerman. H... [FishbowlDC]

David Corn's Deep Dark Secret - Posted July 23, 2010
Mother Jones's D.C. Bureau Chief and Politics Daily columnist David Corn isn't buying the whole liberal journalism conspiracy theory about Journolist as portrayed in a series of stories in The Daily Caller this week. In his view, Journolist was a progressive place for a group of "progressive journalist... [FishbowlDC]

More Journolist Bleeding - Posted July 21, 2010
Things are getting really ugly. The Daily Caller has released the Day 3 (if you include the ex-WaPo Dave Weigel debacle) installment of Journolist e-mails. Today's big hit goes to radio Producer ... [FishbowlDC]

More JournoList Leaks: Members Plot to Bury Rev. Wright Story - Posted July 20, 2010
President Obama's former pastor - Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. It's now fairly obvious that the Daily Caller has in its possession the full archive of JournoList - Ezra Klein's defunct internet group for liberal members of the media. The list-serv that cost WaPo's... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 7, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Obama to press: Stay cool "Obama tells the press to 'stay cool out there, hydrate' -- after nice and easy chat with Netanyahu." --CBS News Producer Rob Hendin in a Monday tweet. Blogger Gets Inundated With Russian Women "I'm suddenly being friended on #Fa... [FishbowlDC]

A Spoof on JournoList - Posted July 6, 2010
Here's a satire of conversations from JournoList. Before anyone flies off the handle, this means that it's a fictional, fake, made-up, invented take on conversations that the author, David Burge of Iowahawke, imagines could have transpired on JournoList. WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo and CNN's Howie Kurtz: Should he be Gonged? - Posted July 6, 2010
While WaPo media columnist and CNN host Howard Kurtz claimed to be "just poking fun" on his CNN show "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, a segment sent shock waves around town as several D.C. journalists were steamed watching him go after Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Tucker and Ezra Break Bread - Posted July 2, 2010
Spotted Thursday night dining at Potenza were The Daily Caller's Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson and WaPo's Ezra Klein. No doubt they had much to discuss - the Journolist perhaps? Klein founded the lis... [FishbowlDC]

On the Podcast: Larry King steps down; Press release buzzwords, and Politco's Patrick Gavin - Posted June 30, 2010
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That Didn't Take Long: MSNBC Grabs Weigel - Posted June 29, 2010
Keith Olbermann has grabbed ex-Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel just a few days after Weigel resigned from his position at the Post. Olbermann announced Weigel on his show Monday and tweeted immediately afterward: "And confirming, @DaveWeigel is now MSNBC contributor @DaveWeigel Welcome aboard and my condolences, uh, congratulations!" ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Dave Weigel Joins MSNBC - Posted June 29, 2010
Well that didn't take long. Just a few days after resigning from the Washington Post, journalist Dave Weigel has landed a new gig in television news. Weigel has joined MSNBC as a paid contributor, and will appear regularly on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 29, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Journo apparently preferred the slaw "Hank's Oyster Bar really knows how to make cole slaw. #thatisall" --WaPo's Ezra Klein in a Monday tweet on coleslaw. Weigel spins up a storm "Folks of every ideology are "contributors." Pat Buchanan and Ezra ... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Snaps Up Weigel - Posted June 28, 2010
Mediaite is reporting that former WaPo blogger Dave Weigel is now a paid contributor for MSNBC. Host Keith Olbermann announced him on his show tonight. Weigel made an appearance on Olbermann's program for th... [FishbowlDC]

Tucker Has Contemplated Hiring Weigel (In the Past...) - Posted June 28, 2010
Politico's Ben Smith unearthed an interesting tidbit on the former WaPo Dave Weigel affair. Turns out Weigel has (before last week) spoken with The Daily Caller's Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson about possibly working there. "I like Dave Weigel and I think he's very talented," Carlson told Smith. "I don't thi... [FishbowlDC]

Olbermann's 'Worst Persons in the World' - Posted June 28, 2010
The Daily Caller's Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson and I shared the hot seat over the weekend for publishing former WaPo Dave Weigel's e-mails from Journolist, a liberal listserv. Weigel was covering conservatives for WaPo. On the 400-member listserv, he skewered some of those conservatives. He resigne... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel Says He Treated 'The List' Like a Dive Bar - Posted June 28, 2010
Former WaPo blogger Dave Weigel offers explanations for his behavior on Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism site today in a first-person story bearing the headline, "Hubris and Humility: David Weigel Comes Clean on Washi... [FishbowlDC]

A Response to Weigel Resignation Aftermath - Posted June 26, 2010
By now, you know that Dave Weigel and the WaPo have parted ways. And by now, you may or may not be aware of the heavy criticism (and more privately, praise) that FishbowlDC has received for first publishing e-mails from Weigel to the private email listserv, Journol... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Ben Smith Blames WaPo Not Weigel - Posted June 25, 2010
Politico's Ben Smith is on JournoList. He, too, gets in on "private conservative conversations when they'll have me," he wrote on his blog today. Largely, Smith sympathizes with WaPo's Dave Weigel, who resigned today, saying WaPo set Weigel up because they never thought to inquire or expose his personal... [FishbowlDC]

BREAKING: Weigel Resigns - Posted June 25, 2010
FIRST ON FBDC: FishbowlDC has confirmed that WaPo conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel has resigned after a slew of his anti-conservative comments and emails surfaced on ... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel Writes Late-Night Apology Note to GOP Aides - Posted June 25, 2010
By Betsy Rothstein and Matt Dornic In anticipation of today's Daily Caller story, WaPo's Dave Weigel wrote a late-night email (below) to GOP aides and conservative bloggers Friday morning at 12:22 a.m. We at FishbowlDC question why Weigel continues airing his political laundry. If you're a reporter, you're supposed to be objective. We... [FishbowlDC]

POLL: How Should WaPo Handle Weigel? - Posted June 25, 2010
In light of the anti-conservative comments made by Washington Post's Dave Weigel, many are calling for the resignation or release of the conservative-beat blogger. Because his ... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel Faces More Grief as New Anti-GOP E-mails Surface on The Daily Caller - Posted June 25, 2010
The heat is on WaPo's Dave Weigel. Weigel, who writes the conservative blog, "Right Now," faces another uphill battle today with The Daily Caller's ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Weigel Lets Loose With Scathing E-mails on Liberal Listserv - Posted June 24, 2010
FishbowlDC has obtained e-mails written by WaPo's conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel, that the scribe sent to JournoList, a listserv for liberal journalists. (Read up on JournoList with Yahoo! News's ... [FishbowlDC]

Awwwkward Weigel TV - Posted June 21, 2010
This video could make you itchy it's so awkward. In it, we see WaPo's Dave Weigel, who blogs on conservative topics, particularly ill at ease and twitchy as he sits alongside The Daily Caller's Opinion Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo's Weigel Wants to Talk More on 'Hug' - Posted June 16, 2010
We're game to talk more with WaPo's conservative blogger Dave Weigel on his use of the word "hug." But oh, no, is he going to eventually ask to "hug" and make up? I nominate my co-editor Matt Dornic f... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Examiner Reports on Blogger's Dancing - Posted June 15, 2010
WaPo conservative blogger Dave Weigel appeared to be having a rough day Monday because of grief he was getting for calling Rep. Bob Etheridge's (D-N.C.) interaction with the college student a "hug." By the day's end, Weigel sounded ready to disappear from the planet for awhile. But no, the day wasn't over... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel Hostility Brewing - Or is it WHYGULL? - Posted June 14, 2010
Note to Weigel: This is a hug WaPo's conservative blogger Dave Weigel is taking a lot of heat today (which we'll dig up and bring to you later in our Journo Hate Mail feature). For now, watch a little of what's happening with him on Twitter as the result of his views... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 11, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Seriously disturbing "yo dudes -- pls, PLEASE, do NOT text WHILE urinating then have the GALL to NOT wash your hands. #notcoolatall" --A Facebook post Thursday night from Jose Antonio Vargas , a senior contributing editor at HuffPost in Manhattan. He's a former WaPo reporter. Page is unofficial welcoming committee for... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Blogger 'Reeks of Arrogance and Stupidity' - Posted May 28, 2010
On Wednesday night, WaPo conservative blogger Dave Weigel tweeted MSNBC host Keith Olbermann: "Thanks for having me on, @KeithOlbermann. You're right. You'll always have more hatemail than me." On the show, Weigel look... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 27, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Blogger's GF to move away "Strange irony of this week; when it ends, my girlfriend moves to Alaska." -- WaPo blogger Dave Weigel in a Wednesday tweet. Scribe anticipates stress "Experiencing the demitasse breaths of a coming busy day." --Slate's political correspondent and CBS analyst ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 6, 2010
Ana Maria Cox Finds Ohio Room Service Acceptable "Room service in Oberlin: $10.20 for a double Makers and Budweiser back. I LOVE YOU MIDWEST. Just don't make me live here." - GQ's Ana Marie Cox in a Wednesday tweet. Cox, is apparently enjoying the hotel liquor, while there for a speaking engagement... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 27, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Journo works sans pants "Main accomplishment of day, besides running 10.6.3 on Dell Mini? Did not put on pants until almost 3pm" -- GQ's Ana Marie Cox in a Monday tweet. Future professional tweeter "My thanks for the 25K follows. Makes me want to dispense with work and just tweet all... [FishbowlDC]

Weigel Joins WaPo National Politics - Posted March 23, 2010
Political blogger Dave Weigel, known for his extensive coverage of the conservative movement and the rise of the tea parties at The Washington Independent will join the National Politics team at WaPo on April 5th. See WaPo memo announcing his hire after the jump. NATIONAL POLITICS ANNOUNCEMENT We are pleased to announce the hiring... [FishbowlDC]

Funniest Massa Quotes En Masse - Posted March 10, 2010
The past 24 hours in Washington D.C. has brought a tidal wave of reaction to the latest scandal to blow through town. This one, like all of them, comes with details that are better than fiction. Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), a freshman lawmaker, talked tickle fights with staff and a... [FishbowlDC]

The Atlantic Names Top 30 Washington Insiders on Twitter - Posted June 17, 2009
Who are the top Washington insiders to follow on Twitter? The Atlantic released a list of their 30 picks today. Mike Allen Blogger, Politico Marc Ambinder Politics Editor, The Atlantic ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.02.08 - Posted December 2, 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]

Morning Reading List, 09.25.08 - Posted September 25, 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 t... [FishbowlDC]

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