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Mama Ayesha's Hosts Party to Honor Helen Thomas and Serves 'Helen's Salad' - Posted August 26, 2013
On Sunday afternoon Mama Ayesha's Calvert caf , a decades-old haunt of the late UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas, held a memorial in her honor. There were friends, family and a handfu... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Nate Silver to Join ESPN | Helen Thomas Dies | Shuster to Al Jazeera? - Posted July 22, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Nate Silver to Join ESPN | Helen Thomas Dies | Shuster to Al Jazeera? - Posted July 22, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

White House Releases Statement on Helen Thomas - Posted July 21, 2013
The White House press office released a statement from the President on the death of longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas. News of her death came Saturday. Reports indicate she had a long illness. She was 92. "Michelle and I ... [TVNewser]

White House Releases Statement on Helen Thomas - Posted July 21, 2013
The White House press office released a statement from the President on the death of longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas. News of her death came Saturday. Reports indicate she had a long illness. She was 92. "Michelle and I ... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Thomas Has Died - Posted July 20, 2013
Helen Thomas, who covered every president from Eisenhower to Obama, has died. Thomas, 92, was born in Kentucky to parents who were immi... [Fishbowl NY]

Helen Thomas Has Died - Posted July 20, 2013
Helen Thomas, who covered every president from Eisenhower to Obama, has died. Thomas, 92, was born in Kentucky to parents who were immi... [FishbowlNY]

Helen Thomas Has Died - Posted July 20, 2013
Helen Thomas, who covered every president from Eisenhower to Obama, has died. Thomas, 92, was born in Kentucky to parents who were immi... [TVNewser]

Who Are Kim Jong-un's Favorite Reporters? - Posted May 17, 2013
Back on May 3, the world commemorated "World Press Freedom Day." Everyone except North Korea, that is. They decide to wait until May 15 to celebrate by running an ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Interview With Paul Brandus - Posted May 16, 2013
Say hello to Paul Brandus who writes West Wing Reports and a column for The Week. He's an independent White House Correspondent who writes a blog and has a Twitter account in which he doesn't use his name. How come he goes nameless? "Her... [FishbowlDC]

National Journal Hires Tom DeFrank - Posted March 14, 2013
National Journal has a new face in its midst. They've hired Tom DeFrank, formerly of Newsweek and the NY Daily News, as a Contributing Editor. He was Newsweek's White House corresponde... [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]

Love Child: the Fantasy Kids of D.C. Media - Posted February 14, 2013
The Daily Caller's Nicholas Ballasy posted a photo of him and veteran journalist Helen Thomas to his Facebook wall last May. He told us he had spotted Helen at a hotel bar where she offered to buy him drinks. Mysteriously, the photo vanished and Ballasy declined to tell us more about the... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Interview With Knight Kiplinger - Posted November 30, 2012
Say hello to Knight Kiplinger, Editor in Chief, Kiplinger publishing... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 19, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Sunset over BloomingdaleDC" by Tracy Wahl, Supervising Producer at National Public Radio's Morning Edition. BuzzFeed bureau chief gives D.C. tavern a big thumbs down... [FishbowlDC]

What's Weingarten Writing? - Posted June 11, 2012
Is WaPo's Gene Weingarten OK? His latest column is pretty weird. Granted, most of what Weingarten writes i... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Caller Scribe Scrubs Helen Thomas Photo - Posted May 3, 2012
Something smells fishy. On his Facebook page last night The Daily Caller's typically ballsy Nicholas Ballasy posted a photo of himself posing sweetly with former White House reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

It's Helen's Party and She Can Go If She Wants To - Posted March 28, 2012
HuffPost's media writer Michael Calderone wrote a story Tuesday on White House veteran reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

The Older the Berry, The Sweeter the Juice - Posted February 10, 2012
If you don't already have plans this weekend, we might have the perfect soire for you. The Fillmore Silver Spring, as part of it's community philanthropy program, is hosting, of all things, an event dubbed "Seniors Sweetheart Social." It's a Valentine's Dance for 90-year-old's. The press release says that... [FishbowlDC]

Meet D.C.'s Power Bachelorettes - Posted August 16, 2011
That Lizzy O'Leary is having a red hot few weeks. First she gets nominated for our Summer Superlative list in the "Sexiest" category. She didn't win. But times are tough. We had ancient sex goddess ... [FishbowlDC]

Summer Superlatives Winners, Part III - Posted August 15, 2011
And the final four... In a pool of sex machines like The Hill's Hugo Gurdon and Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson it's tough to imagine anyone winning FishbowlDC's Sexiest Male of 2011 title by a landslide. But believe it or not, the boyish good looks of Politico's ... [PRNewser]

Summer Superlatives Winners, Part III - Posted August 15, 2011
And the final four... In a pool of sex machines like The Hill's Hugo Gurdon and Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson it's tough to imagine anyone winning FishbowlDC's Sexiest Male of 2011 title by a landslide. But believe it or not, the boyish good looks of Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

AnonymASS Tipster of the Week - Posted August 15, 2011
Welcome to Summer Superlative backlash. This message came in over the weekend. Our tipster writes, "Where was [TWT's] Kara Rowland in the sexiest thang? If you;re [sic] gonna have Helen Thomas, why not Barney Frank?" Dear Anonymous Tipster: Let's break this down. ... [FishbowlDC]

Schieffer Plucks Advice From Thomas for AU Grads - Posted May 9, 2011
What do Twitter, graduating students and CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer have in common? The former helped the later become a worldwide trending topic for 15 minutes on Saturday May 7th when the CBS newsman delivered a commencement speech to graduates of American University's School of Communication. With AU grad/NJ... [FishbowlDC]

Celeb Asks, 'Oh! Helen Thomas, Is She Still Alive?' - Posted May 2, 2011
ABC's pre-WHCD party was one of the places to be Saturday night before the big dinner began. "Modern Family" stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson made an appearance just moments before ABC's White House correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Los Angeles Journalist Interviews Helen Thomas For Playboy - Posted March 21, 2011
Helen Thomas, who was booted from the White House press corps last year after making controversial statements about Israel, took up the topic again in ... [FishbowlLA]

Los Angeles Journalist Interviews Helen Thomas for Playboy - Posted March 21, 2011
Helen Thomas, who was booted from the White House press corps last year after making controversial statements about Israel, took up the topic again in ... [Fishbowl NY]

Los Angeles Journalist Interviews Helen Thomas for Playboy - Posted March 21, 2011
Helen Thomas, who was booted from the White House press corps last year after making controversial statements about Israel, took up the topic again in ... [FishbowlNY]

Helen Thomas Turns Up in Playboy - Posted March 17, 2011
First The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz. Now Helen Thomas. Are they trying to kill us? The 90-year-old former grande dame of the White House Press Corps is ... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Thomas Speaks To Joy Behar in First TV Interview Since Retiring Last June - Posted February 17, 2011
Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who hastily retired last June after she made comments about Jews and Israel, gave her... [TVNewser]

Rabbi David Nesenoff Named Editor Of The Jewish Star - Posted January 31, 2011
Rabbi David Nesenoff has parlayed his role in a major media story into an ... [Fishbowl NY]

Rabbi David Nesenoff Named Editor Of The Jewish Star - Posted January 31, 2011
Rabbi David Nesenoff has parlayed his role in a major media story into an ... [FishbowlNY]

UK Journo Reflects on FBLA-Delivered Nazi News - Posted December 23, 2010
We are big new fans of Christina Patterson, a commentator with The Independent newspap... [FishbowlLA]

Three Journos on Top Ten Anti-Semitic Slurs List - Posted December 16, 2010
This is definitely an awards season Top Ten List no one wants to be on. LA's Simon Wiesenthal Center has unveiled its Top Ten Anti-Semitic Slurs compilation for... [FishbowlLA]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 6, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Score: Washington Examiner's gossip maven Nikki Schwab wins a new red Nikon Coolpix camera at the office holiday party in a raffle. Twenty plus prizes, including an... [FishbowlDC]

Whose Shoes: Revealed - Posted December 3, 2010
The brown sandals do not belong to the following female journos who were among the guesses: Erin McPike (RealClearPolitics), Jay Newton-Small (Time), Helen Thomas (formerly with UPI), ... [FishbowlDC]

Outrage Over ADC's Celebration of Helen Thomas - Posted November 4, 2010
Earlier this week we told you that Helen Thomas, the longtime White House correspondent who abruptly retired amidst controversy from comments she made about Israel, Jews and Palestine, was set to be ... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Thomas to be Honored by American-Arab Group - Posted November 2, 2010
Helen Thomas will be honored by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) at a gala dinner in her honor on November 18, 2010. Thomas, who retired over the summer, following n... [FishbowlDC]

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]

FBN's Gerri Willis Celebrates 100 Shows - Posted October 22, 2010
FBN's "The Willis Report" anchored by Gerri Willis celebrates its 100th episode today at 5pmET. TVNewser hears it's one of the best performing shows on the network, and she is FBN's top female anchor. This morning TVNewser got a ch... [TVNewser]

Schieffer Toasted and Roasted - Posted October 18, 2010
CBS News President Sean McManus and Senators Sam Nunn and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Full Ginsburg's Travel Teleprompter iPhone App: Too Late for Some People - Posted October 4, 2010
Comedy group The Full Ginsburg shared their idea for an iPhone app aimed at those in the media who put their feet in their mouth. The Travel Teleprompter is described as "the only iPhone app designed expressly to make sure you don't say dumb shit all the time," and The Full Ginsburg... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

All 'pooped out' - Kid Catches His Zzzz's - Posted October 1, 2010
If former UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas couldn't stay awake for the entire White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, how could a little blond boy be expected to stay awake for Rep. Ted Poe's (R-Texas) entire floor speech Tuesday night on national domestic violence awareness? Even as Poe's voice angrily rises... [FishbowlDC]

More Bad Press for Howie - Posted September 23, 2010
WaPo's media columnist and CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz has been getting walloped with bad press as of late. The most recent thwack came Wednesday when Columbia Journalism Review in a lengthy ... [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]

Who Else Has POTUS's Birthday? - Posted August 4, 2010
There are more D.C. journalist/political types who share President Obama's birthday today. Here's the roundup: Former White House reporter Helen Thomas The Hill's Managing Editor Bob Cusack Washington City Paper's Manag... [FishbowlDC]

Surprise! It's the Managing Editor's Birthday... - Posted August 4, 2010
Just because The Hill's Managing Editor Bob Cusack shares a birthday with President Obama and former White House scribe Helen Thomas does not mean that he will be overshadowed by them. Just moments ago, the entire staff o... [FishbowlDC]

CREDO Teams Up with Mother Jones Against Rep. Bachmann - Posted August 3, 2010
Mother Jones subscribers will be getting a pushy message in their inboxes today. "Mother Jones thought you might be interested in this message from CREDO Mobile," the e-mail says. That message from Mother Jones and CREDO is clear - if you sign up for AT&T, you're writing a campaign check to... [FishbowlDC]

New WH Briefing Room Seating Chart - Posted August 2, 2010
We told you yesterday about the musical chairs in the White House briefing room, following the WHCA's decision about the fate of Helen Thomas' vacant seat. Today we bring you this ugly yet accurate seating chart graphic to help you visualize the changes: ... [FishbowlDC]

CREDO Attempts Lemonade Out of Anti-FNC Petitions (i.e. the Lemons) - Posted August 2, 2010
CREDO Action, the progressive group that sent the White House Correspondents' Association boxes of petitions with 491,000 signatures against Fox News getting Helen Thomas's front row briefing room seat, is claiming victory. For what exactly, we're not sure. It's true, FNC did not get Thomas's seat, but they did get a front r... [FishbowlDC]

Who Got Helen's Seat? WHCA Decides... - Posted August 1, 2010
The Associated Press and Fox News will now have better vantage points at the White House. The White House Correspondents Association Board decided Sunday to move the Associated Press to the front row, center seat of the White House briefing room. The board agreed to move FNC to the front row seat... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News Gets Front Row Seat in the White House Briefing Room - Posted August 1, 2010
Earlier today, the White House Correspondents Association met to decide what to do with that empty front row seat in the briefing room. Now Michael Calderone from Yahoo! News reports that the ... [TVNewser]

MoveOn Joins Campaign Against FNC Getting Helen's Seat; NPR Rejects Campaign - Posted July 30, 2010
The heated campaign against FNC getting Helen Thomas's front-row White House seat is escalating. MoveOn.org has issued a letter to members backing the progressive group CREDO Action's petition against FNC. Like CREDO, they're backing NPR for the seat. But now, NPR has released a statement saying they won't back the effort again... [FishbowlDC]

Group Raises Holy Hell Against Fox News Getting Helen's Seat - They Prefer NPR to Fox News - Posted July 30, 2010
A progressive group called CREDO Action is trying to persuade the White House Correspondents' Association that Fox News is not a legitimate news organization and should not get former White House scribe Helen Thomas's front row seat. The board meets Sunday to decide. Becky Bond, the group's political director, wrote a scathing... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List - Posted July 20, 2010
Congrats (again) to Daniel Lippman for correctly identifying the location of the other Fishbowl. It's a study lounge at GW, on the corner of 22nd and G streets. Me too, Me too! NPR throws their name in the mix for the WH briefing room seat left vacant by ... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Thomas Seat TBD by August 2nd - Posted July 19, 2010
In a memo to the White House Correspondents Association this afternoon, David Jackson advised that the association's board plans to make final decisions by August 2nd about the White House briefing room seat left vacant by Helen Thomas. You'll remember that both Fox News and Bloomberg are lobbying for the... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Ed Henry Wins Election to WHCA Presidency - Posted July 15, 2010
CNN White House correspondent Ed Henry has won election as the next president of the White House Correspondents Association, FishbowlDC re... [TVNewser]

Should Larry King Take a One-Year 'Victory Lap?' - Posted June 21, 2010
The last few weeks have seen a barrage of stories regarding the fate of CNN's 9 p.m. host, ... [TVNewser]

What do Supreme Court Justices, Popes and Andy Rooney Have In Common? - Posted June 21, 2010
Andy Rooney will work until he drops dead. Deal with it. "How long am I going to work? How long am I going to live? That's the question," says the irascible Rooney, who turns 92 in January. "I will work until I drop, or until I lose my head. Until somebody tells... [TVNewser]

How Close is Too Close For Political Reporters? - Posted June 18, 2010
For political reporters, the relationship with sources can be a tricky game. Reporters are expected to hold elected officials accountable, but require a certain level of access in order to get any sort of response from them. CNN's Ed Henry drew some attention from media observers when he tweeted photos from a... [TVNewser]

Who Should Inherit Helen's Briefing Room Seat? - Posted June 17, 2010
If you thought that Fox News would automatically inherit the front-row White House briefing room seat formerly occupied Helen Thomas, you were wrong. As WaPo's Reliable Source reports, Bloomberg too has hopes of nabbing the prime real estate and is exchanging words with the cable network and White House Correspondents... [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]

Kurtz Institutes New Fact-Check Feature on Reliable Sources - Posted June 14, 2010
WaPo's Howard Kurtz, who hosts CNN's "Reliable Sources," is injecting a new fact-check feature into his show. This is the second Sunday political talk show to add a fact-check feature. ABC's "This Week" was first with PolitiFact, an online feature. Kurtz's feature debuted Sunday. "This is not an exercise in gotcha -- we... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett Guest Hosting Fox News Sunday - Posted June 10, 2010
Real Clear Politics reports that Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett is trading in the briefing room for the studio, serving as guest host of "Fox New... [TVNewser]

Stephen Colbert (Finally) Advises Helen Thomas - Posted June 10, 2010
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspan=�... [FishbowlLA]

CNN's Ed Henry to Vote for Fox News to get Front Row Briefing Room Seat - Posted June 9, 2010
TVNewser has learned CNN White House correspondent and White House Correspondents Association officer Ed Henry will vote for Fox News to take over the front row White House briefing room seat vacated earlier this week with the ... [TVNewser]

Bob Schieffer Pinch-Hits After Helen Thomas Dropped as Graduation Speaker - Posted June 8, 2010
CBS Newsman Bob Schieffer will now be the commencement speaker at Sunday's graduation at Bethesda, Maryland's Walt Whitman High School. That honor was ... [TVNewser]

Stewart on Helen Thomas: 'That Joke Killed When She Told It to Moses' - Posted June 8, 2010
John Stewart opened "The Daily Show" broadcast last night with his take on the Helen Thomas situation from over the weekend: ... [TVNewser]

How's Helen? Just Ask Her Ex-Agent - Posted June 8, 2010
Not even a full day has passed since veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas resigned from her position with Hearst. How's she doing? NBC's Washington affiliate has a story by writer and PR rep. Janet Donovan ... [FishbowlDC]

Jon Stewart on Helen Thomas - Posted June 8, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [FishbowlLA]

WHCA Turns Attention to Filling Thomas' Seat - Posted June 7, 2010
This afternoon, the WHCA issued a statement to disassociate itself from Helen Thomas' controversial comments saying, "While Helen has not been a member of the WHCA for many years, her special status in the briefing room has helped solidify her as the dean of the White House press corps so we... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Thomas Retiring - Posted June 7, 2010
Breaking: Helen Thomas, who has covered the White House since the late days of the Eisenhower administration, has resigned her post effective immediately. 89-year-old Thomas, who was currently working for the Hearst news service, leaves amid a firestorm of controversy ... [TVNewser]

Helen Thomas Announces Retirement - Posted June 7, 2010
Following her controversial statement about the Gaza Strip, White House briefing room fixture Helen Thomas has announced her retirement, effective immediately sources tell FishbowlDC. Update: 12:28 PM Statement from Hearst: WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 - Helen T... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Fire and Brimstone: Who Will Forgive Her? - Posted June 7, 2010
News of Hearst White House reporter Helen Thomas's views on Gaza surfaced in cyberspace Friday in video interview originally posted on rabbilive.com. In it, the 89-year-old Thomas said Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine." She has since apologized. Over the weekend, reaction languished and the... [FishbowlDC]

WHCA Outraged by Helen Thomas, Considers Punishment - Posted June 7, 2010
Over the weekend, members of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) weighed in on what some members are calling "outrageous and offensive comments" made by 89-year-old Helen Thomas who said that the "Jews need get the hell out of Palestine." Suggested responses to Thomas' gaffe ranged from a WHCA-issued stat... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Thomas Reaction: 'Outrageous, Indefensible', 'Just Shocking' - Posted June 6, 2010
The fallout continues in the wake of comments made last week by veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas. In an interview with a blogger, Thomas said Jews should "get the hell out" of Israel and "go home... [TVNewser]

Helen Thomas Apologizes for Suggesting Jews should 'Get the Hell Out of Palestine' - Posted June 5, 2010
Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas "regrets" comments she made last week that went viral yesterday. At a Jewish Heritage Celebration last week at the White House, Thomas was asked her comments on the situation in the Middle East. Listen: ... [TVNewser]

Helen's Words Slice Like a Knife - Posted June 4, 2010
Helen Thomas, a veteran White House reporter with Hearst newspapers has a searing message on what ought to happen in Israel ("Get the hell out," she says). Rabbilive.com's Rabbi David Nessenoff interviewed Thomas on the White House lawn for this video. Read the rabbi's sto... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Holds Oil Spill Press Conference - Posted May 27, 2010
President Obama just wrapped up his first official press conference on the Gulf Coast oil spill. It lasted about an hour. After about ten minutes of remarks, the President took questions. Up first was the AP's Jennifer Loven who asked if the President has been personally involved enough. "This has been our... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Thomas Sneaks in a Nap During WHCA Dinner - Posted May 4, 2010
If White House reporter rock star Helen Thomas wants to take a little catnap at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, well, who can blame her? The evening is long. The weather is that humid, uncomfortable hot. NBC weatherman Al Roker keeps getting bombarded by flashbulbs wherever h... [FishbowlDC]

Hello From the Dais - Posted May 2, 2010
C-SPAN's Steve Scully (a past prez of WHCA), Washington Examiner's Julie Mason and White House veteran reporter Helen Thomas wave to FishbowlDC from the dais of the White House Correspondents' Dinner just before President Obama an... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Declares Herself 'Belligerent' - Posted April 27, 2010
White House veteran correspondent, Helen Thomas, appeared on Fox Business' "Varney and Company" this morning. She called herself "belligerent" and got pretty feisty with host Stuart Varney talking about hot topics such as her political views and President Obama. Thomas has covered the careers of 10 presidents. "Maybe you shou... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Shashank (NOT Shawshank) Bengali - Posted February 19, 2010
Say hello to Shashank Bengali, a D.C.-based reporter for McClatchy. He recently relocated to Washington from Nairobi, Kenya where he was the McClatchy correspondent in sub-Saharan Afr... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Meets the Press, First Question to FNC's Major Garrett - Posted February 9, 2010
Pres. Obama made a rare appearance at the daily press briefing today taking questions from the assembled White House Press Corps, with the first question going to Fox News correspondent Major Garrett. The second went to ABC's Jake Tapper... [TVNewser]

The World Through Mike Emanuel's Eyes - Posted January 19, 2010
Fox News White House correspondent Mike Emanuel snapped this shot and uploaded it to his Facebook page during today's White House briefing. Emanuel, in the second row, sits right behind Helen Thomas. ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC's "Overexposed in '09" - Posted December 30, 2009
Yep, 'tis the season for annual year in review "lists." And though we too find them annoying, we couldn't help but to create one of our own. So, we give you "Overexposed in '09" - 9 news topics that we'd rather see benched for 2010. 9. Michelle's Magic Gar... [FishbowlDC]

DC PR Maven Gloria Dittus To Throw Party for Veteran White House Reporter Helen Thomas - Posted December 28, 2009
In honor of her 50th anniversary of covering the White House and to celebrate the release of her new book, Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do, Dittus Communications founder Gloria Dittus will throw a party at her home fo... [PRNewser]

Dittus to Throw Thomas a Party - Posted December 28, 2009
Helen Thomas, the Grande Dame of White House reporters, is set to celebrate her 50th anniversary of covering the White House at the Kalorama home of Gloria Dittus. Di... [FishbowlDC]

The Power of Helen - Posted December 9, 2009
This just in today from the White House Correspondents' Association: Helen Thomas has requested that her seat in the briefing room be used by the in-town print pooler on the rare days when she is absent. And by a vote of 8 -to -0, the White House Correspondents' Association board yes... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 11.12.09 - Posted November 12, 2009
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Morning Reading List 11.11.09 - Posted November 11, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Today is Veterans Day. More "Se... [FishbowlDC]

Last Night: Book Parties & Screenings - Posted October 20, 2009
• DC's media types also turned out last night for a screening of HBO's documentary "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama" at MPAA with filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams. NYT's Jeff Zeleny, the New Yorker's ... [FishbowlDC]

Newsers Turn Out For Helen Thomas-Craig Crawford Book Party - Posted October 20, 2009
TVNewser was there as friends and colleagues feted veteran newswoman Helen Thomas and MSNBC political analyst Craig Crawford at their book party in Washington, DC last night. The pair have collaborated on ... [TVNewser]

The Video Wall: White House v. Fox News - Posted October 20, 2009
> Bill O'Reilly devoted last night's Talking Points Memo to why "President Obama is so mad at Fox News." > Sean Hannity also discussed that topic, calling the strategy "cynical," "manipulative," and "an abuse of power." He also said the administration "doesn't believe in a free press whose job it is... [TVNewser]

Al Neuharth: 'Couric Has Proved Me Wrong' - Posted October 9, 2009
USA Today founder Al Neuharth has been proved wrong on something he wrote three years ago. On September 7, 2006, Neuharth wrote: "[Katie] Couric can't cut it if she stays on the non-news fringe she start... [TVNewser]

NBC's Ann Curry Interviews Her "Inspiration" Helen Thomas - Posted October 6, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy A little while back NBC's Ann Curry w... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 6, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Advisors, Legislators, Americans, Oh My!: Afghanistan remained the lead issue at the WH today as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs previewed POTUS's Part II of V Af-Pak meeting tomorrow, characterizing it as almost exclusively focused on Pakistan. Largely the same class of advisors will convene, and... [FishbowlDC]

The Video Ticker: Thomas, Ensign, Geist, Stewart - Posted October 6, 2009
> NBC's Ann Curry interviews her "inspiration" Helen Thomas on the "Today' show. (Worth it for Chicago's "You're the Inspiration" intro.) > CNN's Dana Bash tracked down Sen. John Ensign outside his office for an exclusive interview on the... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 5, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Chaos in Gibbs-istan: As a skeptical tone continues to rise in the Brady briefing room, Afghanistan ruled the show today as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was forced repeatedly to bat down the premise that Gen. Stanley McChrystal has earned a POTUS-backed slap on the wrist... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 09.28.09 - Posted September 28, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC: Vote for Washington's "Hardest Working" Journo - Posted September 2, 2009
FishbookDC: Cast Your Vote for Hardest Working Washington Journo of 2009(polls) ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC: Remaining Candidates Revealed - Posted September 1, 2009
Cutest Couple CNN's Dana Bash & John King Examiner's Kiki Ryan & Bloomberg's Tim Burger Bloomberg's ... [FishbowlDC]

Uncle Sam Turns to Helen Thomas for Advice - Posted September 1, 2009
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FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted August 31, 2009
Not Quite Ready for Back-to-School: On the heels of Monday's WH daily guidance that noted, "The president will continue his vacation through the end of the week," Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reported for duty in the briefing room as POTUS took an afternoon jaunt to the links with a few of... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.24.09 - Posted August 24, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Ann Curry Explains Twitter to Helen Thomas - Posted August 21, 2009
Photo by Curry. That, apparently, was Helen Thomas' reaction when asked by NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

A Few People Who Aren't Affected By Today's Twitter Outtages... - Posted August 6, 2009
C-SPAN has put together this montage of a few people arou... [FishbowlDC]

Christiane Amanpour Goes to the Presidential Way-Back Machine - Posted August 4, 2009
So, Helen Thomas was born on this day in 1920. Barack Obama was born on this day in 1961 (in Honolulu, Hawaii, in case you were wondering). Earlier this afternoon in the White House briefing room, the president surprised the press, in particular Thomas, by presenting her with cupcakes and a kiss,... [TVNewser]

Happy Birthday to Helen Thomas! - Posted August 4, 2009
We hear President Obama was in the press briefing room just a little while ago to wish Helen Thomas a happy 89th birthday. The President presented the veteran White House reporter with birthday cupcakes- she made a wish, blew out the candles and even scored a kiss from the Commander in... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Sings Happy Birthday to Helen Thomas - Posted August 4, 2009
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Morning Reading List 08.04.09 - Posted August 4, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to President ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing (Banking, Birthdays & Bowling) - Posted August 3, 2009
No Thanks to Larry and Timmy: WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs spent a good chunk of today's briefing recalibrating the headline generators from the Sunday morning talk shows as the president's NEC Prez Larry Summers and Treasury head Timothy Geith... [FishbowlDC]

Who Will Get Called On Tonight? A Look Back At Obama's Pressers - Posted July 22, 2009
Tonight is President Obama's fourth prime-time press conference, fifth overall. Each presser has lasted about an hour and averages 13 reporters' questions. Fox did not air Obama's 100th day press conference, the third, on the network and will not tonight either. In his first prime-time press conference Feb. 9th, the President called... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 20, 2009
"Transparency"... Use it in a Sentence?: A much-delayed briefing opened with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announcing that the first-tweeted POTUS press conference will now be at 8 p.m. EST Wednesday (moved from 9 p.m.). The promise of an earlier reporter's bedtime was greeted with sighs of relief from all corners of... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted July 1, 2009
Outta Control: CBS's Chip Reid and corps legend Helen Thomas led the charge on the issue of how the WH chose to select questioners and attendees at today's health care town hall. A defensive Press Secretary Robert Gibbs pointed to the submiss... [FishbowlDC]

Curl Calls It: WH Press Corps Gets Played - Posted June 24, 2009
In an article today, TWT's Joe Curl calls "foul" after the WH press corps got played during yesterday's news conference. On the presidential presser, Curl says: Many in the hard-pressed press corps played along throughout the hourlong show, turning the ball over again and again - "accidentally," of course. Curl says that... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 17, 2009
Beyond the Tweets: Iran and same-sex benefits topped today's WH agenda, and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was challenged to straddle the president's reluctance to "meddle" in Iranian affairs while speaking out for the "universal principle" of peaceful protest. Amid calls from some that the WH response has been weak (including ex-would-be-POTUS... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 9, 2009
Peter Peter Budget Leader: Briefing Room Guest du Jour was OMB Director (and self-proclaimed "nerd") Peter Orszag, who followed on POTUS's PAYGO speech today by hailing the measure as a "commonsense principle that you shouldn't dig the hole deeper" on the deficit, which is, less than coincidentally, exactly what ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Yesterday's Press Briefing - Posted May 27, 2009
YouTube, ITube, WeAllTube: On the heels of Obama's Supreme Court nominee announcement this morning, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fielded questions on a controversial YouTube video in which Sonia Sotomayor says the "Court of Appeals is where policy is made." A visibly irritated RG charged that the comment was out of context,... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 05.21.09 - Posted May 21, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

How Much Would You Pay To Have Lunch With Chris Matthews? Or Tour This Week Set With George? - Posted May 14, 2009
How much would you pay to have lunch or dinner with Chris Matthews at the Willard? $1,550? How about to tour the set of This Week with George Stephanopoulos? ... [FishbowlDC]

"First Lady of the Press" Unplugged - Posted April 27, 2009
Jan Smith Donaldson, ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Friday's Press Briefing - Posted April 27, 2009
'A' is for Barack?: Faced with another pre-emptive 100-days question, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the "president is pleased by his achievements thus far," though the American people won't grade "just by the first 95 days." (How about 100?) Gibbs cited a few initiatives that makes POTUS particularly proud: Recovery and... [FishbowlDC]

Bob Schieffer on Bernard Goldberg's Criticisms. Helen Thomas on Being "A Liberal" - Posted April 11, 2009
Well, it's Saturday, and while cleaning out the 'ole inbox, we came across this from SeattlePI.com's Big Blog - a write-up on Monday's Bob Schieffer and Helen Thomas appearance at a luncheon in Seattle sponsored by ... [TVNewser]

Schieffer and Thomas Honored With Lifetime Achievement Awards in Murrow's Name - Posted April 8, 2009
CBS' Bob Schieffer and Helen Thomas were presented the 2009 Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achieveme... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 26, 2009
Baby You Should Drive My Car: In answer to whether the president believes American automakers are producing cars that are worth buying, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs noted that the Driver-in-Chief actually owns one -- "a Ford Escape Hybrid, like his press secretary." (Twinsies!) Gibbs added that while his gray model was... [FishbowlDC]

So Who Was Called On? And Where Were They Seated? - Posted March 24, 2009
President Obama's news conference this evening lasted about an hour and he took questions from 13 reporters. Notably missing from those called on were the NYT, WaPo, WSJ and USA Today. In this order: AP's Jennifer Loven (called on first for the second time), NBC's Chuck Todd, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Thomas, Schieffer Honored with Murrow Award - Posted March 15, 2009
Washington, D.C. veteran reporters Helen Thomas and Bob Schieffer have been named recipients of the 2009 Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award. Thomas remains on the beat at the White House covering her 10th presidential administration... [TVNewser]

WaPo's Report on the White House Press Corps - Posted March 12, 2009
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FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 10, 2009
CNN must have jinxed the briefing start today when they announced at 2:05 that it would start "shortly." The 2:30 start was pushed back a half hour at 2:15, leaving several reporters outside the briefing room to sigh, "too late to go back" to their offices before the actual event... School's (Not?)... [FishbowlDC]

Schieffer and Thomas to Receive Murrow Lifetime Achievement Awards - Posted March 10, 2009
Helen Thomas and Bob Schieffer will be honored with the 2009 Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism and in Broadcast Journalism April 7th at Washington State University. They will also co-keynote the Murrow Symposium. From the release: "... [FishbowlDC]

The Daily Show Embeds With the White House Press Corp - Posted March 6, 2009
Hot on the heels of Jon Stewart's CNBC takedown, The Daily Show's John Oliver visits the "luxurious press corps offices." "It's like what Donald Trump would have designed if he'd decided to keep journalists as pets...all the greats did ti... [Fishbowl NY]

The Daily Show Embeds With the White House Press Corp - Posted March 6, 2009
Hot on the heels of Jon Stewart's CNBC takedown, The Daily Show's John Oliver visits the "luxurious press corps offices." "It's like what Donald Trump would have designed if he'd decided to keep journalists as pets...all the greats did ti... [FishbowlNY]

"How Can You Reduce a Day's Worth of Work Down To Meaningless Sound Bites?" - Posted March 6, 2009
The Daily Show's John Oliver spent a day as a member of the White House press corp recently, and the segment aired last night. Included is Oliver asking CBS' Chip Reid, "How can you reduce a day's worth of work down to meaningless sound bites," and White House press secretary ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.26.09 - Posted February 26, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! 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. ... [FishbowlDC]

You Know You Made it When... - Posted February 17, 2009
You're in a comic strip. Our congrats to Chuck Todd and Helen Thomas. From Candorville in today's WashPost: ... [FishbowlDC]

Bill O'Reilly & Helen Thomas Sitting in a Tree - Posted February 13, 2009
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly sent Helen Thomas flowers today just in time for Valentine's Day, but not as a romantic gesture, more of a plea for forgiveness. O'Reilly called Thomas the "wicked witch of the east" on his show earlier this week. SoupCans ... [FishbowlDC]

Salon Takes on WSJ - Posted February 12, 2009
Salon's Glenn Greenwald caught the Wall Street Journal in a bold-face bending of facts. A revising of the record. A big fat falsity. The editorial in the WSJ said: We doubt that President Bush, who was... [FishbowlLA]

Notes from The East Room: "Another Shift in the Ever-Evolving News Media Landscape" - Posted February 10, 2009
- The New York Times, Jeff Zeleny: President Obama on Monday evening became the 10th American president to call on Helen Thomas at a White House news conference. And he was the first to cal... [TVNewser]

Obama Calls On Helen & HuffPost In First Primetime Press Conference - Posted February 9, 2009
President Obama's first primetime press conference ran about an hour long and he took 13 questions from reporters. Who got questions? In order: AP's Jennifer Loven, Reuters' Caren Bohan, CBS' ... [FishbowlDC]

The First Press Briefing: Plante, Thomas, Henry... - Posted January 22, 2009
The cable news networks all carried Robert Gibbs' first White House press briefing this afternoon. Among the new crop covering the Obama administration: Chuck Todd for NBC, Chip Reid for CBS, ... [TVNewser]

Meet, Meet The Famous - Posted December 30, 2008
FBLA sat down with Jordan Osher, Chief Executive Officer of the site Meet The Famous for a little Q and A: FBLA: So how do you think our pictures of Helen Thomas... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 11.21.08 - Posted November 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. What DC restaurant is featured above? Think you know? Then email us with your guess. 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. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.19.08 - Posted November 19, 2008
Good morning Washington. What D.C. building is featured in the above picture? Think you know? Drop us an email and we'll give you the correct answer (and list the correct guessers) in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort... [FishbowlDC]

A Look Into The Fishbowls - Posted November 12, 2008
• FishbowlDC's Patrick Gavin has the video of Helen Thomas' return to the White House. • FishbowlNY's Glynnis MacNicol ta... [TVNewser]

Helen Thomas is Back! - Posted November 12, 2008
Our thanks to our sister blog ... [FishbowlLA]

Press Club To Honor Amanpour - Posted October 30, 2008
CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour will receive the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award, its highest honor for excellence in journalism. The Fourth Estate Award is given annually to an individual who has achieved distinction for a lifetime of contributions to American journalism. The award will be presented to Amanpour... [FishbowlDC]

FBLA Calls Tonight's Debate for Bob Schieffer - Posted October 15, 2008
It seems like the big ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 09.03.08 - Posted September 3, 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]

Shales: HBO's Thomas Doc "Obscures A Blemish Or Two" - Posted August 18, 2008
WaPo TV critic Tom Shales reviews HBO's new documentary on Helen Thomas and has this to say: What's disappointing about Thomas, and troubling about the film, is her stridency in... [FishbowlDC]

Thomas Returns Home - Posted August 15, 2008
From NY Daily News: Who says we don't care about good news? The Mouth received a very upbeat note today from literary agent and pal Diane Nine of Nine Speakers Bureau, announcing that White House Correspondent Helen Thomas's quiet stay in a D.C. hospital is finally over. ... Nine says, "Helen is home today... [FishbowlDC]

What Would Helen Do? - Posted August 14, 2008
Even though Helen Thomas is sick, she still has some questions she'd like to ask Dana Perino. Dan Froomkin sits down with Thomas and starts taking notes... [FishbowlDC]

Send Your Thoughts To Her Agent - Posted August 4, 2008
Above, a note posted in the White House briefing room (Photo: Carrie Devorah)> As we noted earlier, it's Helen Thomas' birthday. The following note has been posted to ... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Thomas: What Liberal Bias? - Posted July 22, 2008
Maybe John McCain should have a little chat with Helen Thomas. Fellow fishbowler Patrick Gavin... [Fishbowl NY]

Helen Thomas: What Liberal Bias? - Posted July 22, 2008
Maybe John McCain should have a little chat with Helen Thomas. Fellow fishbowler Patrick Gavin... [FishbowlNY]

Nets to Carry Bush Newser - Posted July 15, 2008
President Bush will hold a news conference in the White House briefing room at 10:20amET. ABC, CBS and NBC will all carry the news conference, as will the cable news networks and, considering much of it will be focused on the economy, expect the business networks to carry some of it... [TVNewser]

In Memoriam: Tony Snow - Posted July 12, 2008
Another sad loss for Washington journalists and Americans everywhere: Tony Snow passed away today after his long bout with cancer. "Snow died at 2 a.m. a... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 03.05.08 - Posted March 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | WEST WING REPORTAGE | JOBS Visiting the N... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.27.08 - Posted February 27, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of Ralph Nader and Chelsea Clinton. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | RADIO | JOBS It is close, but ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.22.08 - Posted February 22, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS Most of ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.12.08 - Posted February 12, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of Abe Lincoln and Sen. Arlen Specter. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | BOOKS | ... [FishbowlDC]

Trude Feldman Leaves The White House - Posted December 7, 2007
(Photo Credit) It's the end of an era, in many ways: FishbowlDC has learned that long-time White House reporter Trude Feldman will no longer cover the White House: The White House canceled her pass. The frail and diminutive Feldman was a regular presence at the White House and certa... [FishbowlDC]

Show Us Your Cubicle! - Posted December 5, 2007
For the longest time, we've been waiting to get the perfect picture as a way to bring FishbowlNY's "Show Us Your Cubicle!" idea down to D.C. Well, now we have it: Introducing, Helen Thomas' cubicle... (sent in by a reader) So have at it, Washington... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.15.07 - Posted November 15, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you don't count religious services as a regular activity. An ABC release announces, "On Tuesday, November 20, ABC News' Charles Gibson will conduct an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with President George Bush... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Thomas On Your Mom - Posted September 17, 2007
If you caught CBS' "Sunday Morning" yesterday, you would have heard Helen Thomas say this: "I am a little more courageous in speaking out. But then, I used to work for a wire service. It was, 'just the facts, ma'am.' If your mother told you she loved you, you'd check it out.... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.07.07 - Posted September 7, 2007
Good morning Washington. Taryn Luntz is joining The Examiner to cover Virginia and business news from the Seattle Times where she has been covering Washington for the paper. Jen Lash is leaving Roll Call to be the assistant editor for Architectural Lighting. Her last day is Sept. 7. From an ABC release, "On t... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.05.07 - Posted September 5, 2007
Good morning Washington and Happy September. You are not ready for summer to be over. We aren't either. Can you answer CQ's Political Trivia? No peeking! What did you think of the P... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.17.07 - Posted July 17, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you think LateNightShots.com is disgusting. Slate's Jack Shafer writes, "Homer Simpson Has What the Bancrofts Want -- Editorial independe... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted July 13, 2007
The new briefing room gets christened by Helen Thomas; POTUS and FLOTUS do a party drop-in for Dan Bartlett; it's July in D.C. -- yes, it is hot; and POTUS is not exactly a good luck charm for the Nats. "POTUS was in fine fettle this morning as he, FLOTUS, and WHCA... [FishbowlDC]

Separated At Birth: Helen Thomas - Posted June 19, 2007
The gals at Reliable Source reported that Brad Pitt's next project is a Watergate drama called "Dirty Tricks" "co-starring Meryl Streep as Martha Mitchell, Gwyneth Paltrow as Mo Dean, and Annette Bening as Helen Thomas." Annette Bening as Helen Thomas?! Hmm... What do you thi... [FishbowlDC]

BREAKING: Helen Thomas Keeps Front Row Seat - Posted March 17, 2007
>UPDATE: And CNN gets a front-row seat...FOX will be in the second row. (earlier) From the White House Correspondents' Association: TO: White House Correspondents' Association RE: White House Briefing Room The White House Correspondents' Association met today to review plans for the renovated West Wing Briefing Room and the seating... [FishbowlDC]

Will Helen Lose Her Seat Or No? - Posted March 8, 2007
We're so confused... From The Hill: Veteran journalist Helen Thomas is losing her front-row seat in the soon-to-be-revamped White House press briefing room -- but maybe not for long. Several White House hopefuls said they would make sure that Thomas regains her spot if they should be fortunate enough to move their stuff into... [FishbowlDC]

Maybe Our Favorite White House Press Briefing Exchange Ever - Posted February 27, 2007
Helen siding with Tony, Tony laying the smack down on Kinsolving...it's all priceless. From today's WH Press briefing: Lester Kinsolving, [of course]: Okay. Second: Last night, CNN featured the President of the White House Correspondents Association saying of Helen Thomas, "We love her and will take care of her." But... [FishbowlDC]

Helen Moves Back - Posted February 20, 2007
From Mike Allen at the Politico: Every theater-style seat in the White House briefing room, now closed for renovation, had a brass plaque inscribed with the name of a news organization. Only one, in the middle of the front row, had a name: "HELEN THOMAS," it said. The unique assigned seat between... [FishbowlDC]

Rising Star Finalists - Posted February 6, 2007
After the jump, you'll find the finalists for FishbowlDC's Rising Star competition. Congrats to everyone for being nominated and making it into the 2nd round in our first "Rising Star" competition. The winners will accompany mediabistro.com and Fis... [FishbowlDC]

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