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Morning Chatter - Posted October 28, 2013
JASPER GLAMOR SHOT: "Saturday, in the park. Except it is NYC not Chicago. And October not July. But still." -- Fox News' "The Five" Dana... [FishbowlDC]

C-SPAN Host Falls, Breaks Nose - Posted October 10, 2013
D.C. papparazzi Mark Wilkins alerted us on Twitter that C-SPAN Executive Producer Peter Slen fell in C-SPAN's garage Tuesday night. He required an alleged 70 stitches ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 20, 2013
Anonymous Tipster: "And if Ashley Southall can't spell BLANK, she doesn't deserve a job at the NYT ;-)" -- I forgot ... [FishbowlDC]

Reason Mag Turns 45, Editors Have Managed Not to Kill Each Other - Posted June 21, 2013
Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch fucking hate each other. Put them in the same air space and you're likely to hear them discuss their persisting feelings of blind rage ... [PRNewser]

Dr. Oz is Not a Copy Editor - Posted February 25, 2013
Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz may be an expert on poop, but spelling and proofing charts may be a weak point. Oz appeared at the National Governors Association winter meeting, which aired on C-SPAN2. This photograph comes to us courtesy of C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman. See if you can find... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 10, 2013
Quotes of the Day INSOMNIA AT A GLANCE: "Nights when I'm up against my will worrying about everything affecting everyone I love are dumb and pointless, but I get to see this. It's nice." -- ... [FishbowlDC]

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

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

Morning Chatter - Posted October 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Gotta be 65 degrees on a terrific autumn night" -- FNC's Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry. ... [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 July 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day "This is how I'm keeping cool." -- NBC Washington's Angie Goff over the weekend. Journo encounters threesome ... [FishbowlDC]

Google's Self-Driving Car on Capitol Hill - Posted May 17, 2012
C-SPAN's Communications Director Howard Mortman remarks on Google's self-driving car making an appearance on Capitol Hill this morning: "The Google-self driving car gets a taste of life in the red-hot DC media fishbowl on Cap Hill." The Google self-driving car is parked right outside 400 N. Cap. St., which houses C-SPAN and... [FishbowlDC]

C-SPAN Gives Sen. Saxby Chambliss a Tongue-Lashing - Posted March 30, 2012
The normally mild-manner C-SPAN just has one thing to say to the idiotic GOP Senator from Georgia, Saxby Chambliss, who is whining that C-SPAN is at the root of the deeply divided Senate: Check out your 599 C-SPAN appearances. A quick piece of advice: Maybe an intern can count up your... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 31, 2012
Quotes of the Day Protesters pissed at Fox News: "Occupydc protestors upset @foxnews truck is parked illegally." -- WTOP's Mark Segraves with the accompanying photograph. B... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day: The Moon Edition To the Moon, Newt "THEY ARE STILL DEBATING GOING TO THE MOON." -- The New Yorker's Washington writer Ryan Lizza. "This portion of... [FishbowlDC]

Cartoons & Cocktails and the Full Monty - Posted October 21, 2011
Washingtonian's Harry Jaffe and daughter, Rose A mysterious hand model holds a martini. Something... [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 First Toast - Posted April 27, 2011
From L to R: Budding Fashion Reporters Jocelyn Luddy and Reilly Folsom. ... [Fishbowl NY]

The First Toast - Posted April 27, 2011
From L to R: Budding Fashion Reporters Jocelyn Luddy and Reilly Folsom. ... [FishbowlNY]

The First Toast - Posted April 27, 2011
From L to R: Budding Fashion Reporters Jocelyn Luddy and Reilly Folsom. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 18, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY "I've never seen the water this high at Great Falls." -- SBNation's John Taylor in a weekend tweet. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 22, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Anchoring while blonde, female "Do men get these? RT @towelheadradio: @kirstenpowers10 shut the fuck up u dumb ugly slut. only reason u got ur job is cause ur blonde." -- FNC Democratic political analyst ... [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]

Daily Caller Piles Into Top of the Hill - Posted January 21, 2011
Daily Caller staffers and about a trillion (exaggerating slightly) other people piled into Top of the Hill last night at the Pour House on Capitol Hill. The reason for the party (as if the Daily Caller really ever needs a reason) was to welcome new members of Congress... [PRNewser]

Daily Caller Piles Into Top of the Hill - Posted January 21, 2011
Daily Caller staffers and about a trillion (exaggerating slightly) other people piled into Top of the Hill last night at the Pour House on Capitol Hill. The reason for the party (as if the Daily Caller really ever needs a reason) was to welcome new members of Congress... [AgencySpy]

Daily Caller Piles Into Top of the Hill - Posted January 21, 2011
Daily Caller staffers and about a trillion (exaggerating slightly) other people piled into Top of the Hill last night at the Pour House on Capitol Hill. The reason for the party (as if the Daily Caller really ever needs a reason) was to welcome new members of Congress... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Get Mood Enhancer at 400 N. Capitol - Posted January 14, 2011
"Harp music greets folks at 400 N Cap this morning," notes C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman on Twitter. The building is home to Fox News and C-SPAN. ... [FishbowlDC]

Newbies Get Warned About Self Importance - Posted November 18, 2010
Avoid sleeping around. Don't forget your family exists. These were some of the bolder messages that came out of a reception hosted by The Hill last night at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel for new members of Congress and their soon to be pissed off spouses who rarely see them, and when they... [FishbowlDC]

Quotes of the Day - Posted November 16, 2010
Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers Thought of the morning: If we get one more cutesy-vile Shoppybag message from journos around town we're going to scream. Apparently it's involuntary and hopefully we're not sending them out too. Anyone else getting bombarded? Write us at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 5, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY A Bo tease "Be sure to tune in next week when Bo the White House dog will be my guest. [PAUSE] What, he's doing The Daily Show? Jesus Christ. Every goddamn time!" --... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 3, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Lynda tries to steer clear of bad Salahi juju "Michaele and Tareq push my buttons, but I don't hold bad energy. It's just not worth it to me." - Lynda Erkiletian on last night's episode of Bravo's the "Real Housewives of D.C.," referring to the Salahis. Dead bird alert "Dead bird in... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 13, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Shrimp in the ladies room "Was just washing my hands in Wolf Trap bathroom and a girl walked in carrying a huge platter of shrimp to thaw in the sink. Sanitary!" - TBD's Maura Judkis at Wolf Trap Thursday. TBD - what it really stands for "Solved! Initials in @TBD s... [FishbowlDC]

C-SPAN's Mortman on Vacation - Posted July 14, 2010
Question: Why doesn't C-SPAN cover this stuff - relentlessly? Here's C-SPAN's Director of Communications Howard Mortman having a good old time with Minnie and the gang. Does C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb know this is what Mortman is up to this week in Orlando? ... [FishbowlDC]

Tour De C-SPAN: Network Rolls Out its Digital Bus - Posted June 8, 2010
Politico's Mike Allen is winning the morning start of the new C-SPAN digital bus that's rolling around town today for a magnificent journo tour. Here are the early morning pictures: Mike Allen's Mary Tyler Moore moment. He's clearly taking the day by storm. 'Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it al... [FishbowlDC]

Baltimore Sun's TV Critic Hearts C-SPAN - Posted December 24, 2009
Pretty soon we're going to have to add C-SPAN to the Pledge of Allegiance because news people are literally falling in love with the network all over the place. First, it was MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who was happy as pie when the network recently fixed a tape for her, finding m... [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]

Morning Reading List, 01.27.09 - Posted January 27, 2009
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]

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, 01.18.08 - Posted January 18, 2008
Good morning Washington. Today in D.C. history, Marion Barry said "bitch set me up." Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | JOBS ... [FishbowlDC]

Correcting the Corrections - Posted November 7, 2007
With his Extreme vision, Howard Mortman (did you know he was up for a Blog Award?) notes this today: During the most recent Democratic presidential debate, Dennis Kucinich said, "More people in this country have seen UFOs than, I think, approve of George Bush's presidency.'" Of course that's wrong, as the Wash... [FishbowlDC]

The Extreme - Posted February 23, 2007
Howard Mortman (aka, the Extreme-ness) has two interesting posts today... "Victoria Toensing's Washington Post piece on the Libby trial in last Sunday's Outlook section may have set quite an impressive record: 49 pages of comments and 163 links from blogs." And Brian Lamb ... [FishbowlDC]

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