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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.07.14
WaPo Loses Three to Ezra Klein; New Hires at FiveThirtyEight

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Vox.com, Led by Ezra Klein, Goes Live - Posted April 7, 2014
Vox Media's Vox.com, a general news site being led by Ezra Klein, is now live. It's an impressive looking site and certainly more advanced than what Klein was used to at The Wa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vox.com, Led by Ezra Klein, Goes Live - Posted April 7, 2014
Vox Media's Vox.com, a general news site being led by Ezra Klein, is now live. It's an impressive looking site and certainly more advanced than what Klein was used to at The Wa... [FishbowlNY]

Ezra Klein Vox on the Wild Side - Posted January 27, 2014
Ezra Klein has finally found a new home. He announced yesterday a plan to strike out into the wild frontier of digital media and establish a news outpost aimed at revolutionizi... [FishbowlDC]

Matt Yglesias Named Executive Editor of Ezra Klein's New Vox Media Venture - Posted January 27, 2014
Matt Yglesias will serve as executive editor of the new Vox Media venture founded by Ezra Klein, FishbowlNY h... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Matt Yglesias Named Executive Editor of Ezra Klein's New Vox Media Venture - Posted January 27, 2014
Matt Yglesias will serve as executive editor of the new Vox Media venture founded by Ezra Klein, FishbowlNY h... [FishbowlNY]

Matt Yglesias Named Executive Editor of Ezra Klein's New Vox Media Venture - Posted January 27, 2014
Matt Yglesias will serve as executive editor of the new Vox Media venture founded by Ezra Klein as executive edit... [AllTwitter]

No, Slate Hasn't Hired Jeb Lund - Posted January 24, 2014
Nearly a year ago, Gawker writer Jeb Lund outed his real identity, having long blogged under the nom-de-plume Mobutu Sese Seko, the infamous Congo... [morningmedianewsfeed]

No, Slate Hasn't Hired Jeb Lund - Posted January 24, 2014
Nearly a year ago, Gawker writer Jeb Lund outed his real identity, having long blogged under the nom-de-plume Mobutu Sese Seko, the infamous Congo... [FishbowlNY]

No, Slate Hasn't Hired Jeb Lund [Updated] - Posted January 24, 2014
Nearly a year ago, Gawker writer Jeb Lund outed his real identity, having long blogged under the nom-de-plume Mobutu Sese Seko, the infamous Congo... [GalleyCat]

All A-Twitter: Journos Weigh In On Sam Youngman's This Town Take Down - Posted December 19, 2013
It seems most journos aren't buying Sam Youngman's Politico story. Here's a sampling of some of the best tweets out there right now: idk about a piece that savages DC press corps "this town-ness" running in ... [PRNewser]

All A-Twitter: Journos Weigh In On Sam Youngman's Take Down of "This Town" - Posted December 19, 2013
It seems most journos aren't buying Sam Youngman's Politico story. Here's a sampling of some of the best tweets out there right now: idk about a piece that savages DC press corps "this town-ness" running in ... [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]

Weekend Reading: "A Journalist's Guide to Reading Financial Statements" - Posted November 22, 2013
Nothing strikes more fear in my being than numbers. Especially big ones that need to be multiplied and divided and turned into percentages (see? That probably doesn't even really make sense). I take a Socratic approach to my mathematical... [TVSpy]

WaPo's New Tech Policy Blog Launches, Still Uses 'Web Sites' - Posted July 29, 2013
The Switch, WaPo's new tech blog, launched today. It's inaugural post: Our reaction? Actually, the link in the title goes to this ... [FishbowlDC]

WCP: Here's How To Fix Everything - Posted July 25, 2013
In this week's issue, Washington City Paper asked a handful of politicians, journalists and "thinkers" to come up with a way to "fix a single, nagging problem in the District." Some o... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 5, 2013
"At the pool for the 4th" -- CQ Roll Call's Rebecca Shabad... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 12, 2013
Quotes of the Day Quintessential Unnecessary Tweet of the Day "If it's on the menu you always want to order the lamb shank." -- Slate's third-tier Boybander Matt Yglesias. Journo Love: Bret Baier a "national tre... [FishbowlDC]

Will Write For Food: The Digital Freelance Journalist Dilemma - Posted March 7, 2013
I am exhausted from following the explosion of opinion about how much freelance journalists should be paid after writer Nate Thayer took on The Atlantic ... [TVSpy]

Will Write For Food: The Digital Freelance Journalist Dilemma - Posted March 7, 2013
I am exhausted from following the explosion of opinion about how much freelance journalists should be paid after writer Nate Thayer took on The Atlantic ... [10,000 Words]

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]

State of Union Walloped With Bad Press - Posted February 12, 2013
To look at Washington D.C. publications today, you'd think tonight's State of the Union was the Shit of the Union. You'd also think it was already Wednesday considering the way Debbie Downer news outlets are trashing it before it even happens. "Expect to Hear an Absolutely For... [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]

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 17, 2013
Quotes of the Day "That's nice that they brought Ed Schultz out this morning," a reader wrote in. World's most boring assignment "I'm at the @PressClubDC to cover the @USEnergyAssn's Electric Power panels." -- SNLEnergy Transmission reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day: Hurricane-Cyclone Sandy Edition "DC, take it from Coco Pebbles Chanel: it never hurts to be prepared." -- The Hill's Howlma Kurtz, a.k.a. Judy Kurtz with accompanying picture. Mixed feelings: "TWIITTER, I HATE YOU.... OK, I LO... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 10, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Nations Triathlon done in 3:08 (Olympic). Now, about that milkshake..." -- Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 17, 2012
Quotes of the Day Um, we're not even going to try to figure this sultry scene out: Sassy stylist Paul Wharton writes, "With my sweet, naughty kitten @Lena_Chase. I could stare at her all day long." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 25, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Getting ready for my new gig at @CNN. Is @wolfblitzer ready for THIS?!?!" -- CNN's newest employee John Berman, who is going to work on CN... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 19, 2012
Quotes of the Day Thought Bubble: Ann Romney, you are no Laura Bush "Honor Laura Bush. She stood up for women & she puts up with the repubs." -- CNN Contributor Hilary Ro... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 23, 2012
Quotes of the Day Hey Boybander: Go on vacation already goddamn you! "Well, @United 1736 into IAH is delayed. Someone better make sure @United 53 is held so I don't miss my honeymoon transfer." -- Slate economics reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 8, 2012
Quotes of the Day Whoa! Yglesias does what?! "Additionally, he enjoys eating his own waste products and is said to have lost his virginity to his own father." -- Slate's Matt Yglesias tweets the sentence and pr... [FishbowlDC]

Blogger Battles the Ghost of Andrew Breitbart - Posted March 7, 2012
If you follow Slate's Matt Yglesias on Twitter, you have seen his relentless tweets about his new book, "The Rent is Too Damn High." It's an e-book available online. As soon as it hit Amazon yesterday, Ygl... [FishbowlDC]

Weekly Standard's Labash Pricks Slate's Yglesias - Posted March 2, 2012
In what is likely the most poetic reaction to Slate's Matt Yglesias's distasteful comments on ... [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 January 11, 2012
Quotes of the Day Big Ball of WHAT? FNC's Greta Van Susteren remarked: "We spotted one of our colleagues crossing the street in Manchester but what really caught our attenti... [FishbowlDC]

Slate Hires Liberal Boybander Blogger - Posted November 10, 2011
Think Progress' Matt Yglesias has accepted a job at Slate. Just moments ago he wrote on Twitter, "Non-ironically-breaking: I'm leaving @ThinkProgress for an exciting new job at @Slate." He wrote about his departure in a post on Think Progress calling it an "Important Programming Announcement." ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 10, 2011
Quotes of the Day CNBC's Eamon Javers gets swallowed by Kermit the Frog background:"Rehearsing for tonight's #cnbcdebate in front of the biggest dang green screen I've ever seen." Editor g... [PRNewser]

Fish Food - Posted September 28, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) Roll Call HOH's New Offspring Feature - In a new occasional series, HOH will introduce readers to the offspring of lawmakers. This means grandkids, nieces, nephews, spouses of pols who grew up on the Hill and now work ... [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]

Boybander Trashes Jesus - Posted September 16, 2011
Liberal Blogger Matt Yglesias, who is moving offices this afternoon, has thrown out a Bible. "Just threw out a Bible. #sinning," he wrote on Twitter. Yglesias will be contributing regularly to The Atlantic's new Atlan... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 12, 2011
Quotes of the Day Reporter eavesdrops at airport "Guys next to me at Detroit Airport already talking about fried butter on a stick. Something about honey batter? #IowaStateFair" -- Roll Call's ... [FishbowlDC]

It's Nasty Thursday - Posted August 11, 2011
If you want a taste of the online nail spitting that happens online between left and right media outlets, this morning's cat fight between Think Progress' liberal blogger Matt Yglesias and ... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 2, 2011
Quotes of the Day Shared Haircuts: Is WaPo's Ezra Klein, with his hip and fresh new buzz cut, trying to be MSNBC's Martin Bashir? The Daily Caller's TV writer ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 28, 2011
Quotes of the Day A good omen or bad? "A brown marmorated stink bug landed on my shirt during today's Metro ride. Pretty sure that symbolizes something; just not sure what.?" -- WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 19, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Carlson still disgusted by Vick "Are you fucking kidding? Nauseat... [FishbowlDC]

Self-Promotion Washington Style Part II - Posted June 27, 2011
Here's another stab at self-promotion. Not quite as impressive as fellow Juiceboxer Matt Yglesias from earlier today, but Wired.com's Spencer Ackerman gets at least a D+ for effort for running a picture of himself eating soybea... [FishbowlDC]

Self-Promotion Washington Style - Posted June 27, 2011
Lefty blogger and resident Juicebox Mafioso Matt Yglesias tweeted out a picture of -- who else? -- himself from the recent Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis, contributing to the unfortunate, pervasive idea that Washington journalists are concerned with little more than themselves and their own fame. He writes, "Me, looking grump at... [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 Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 9, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY "This thunderstorm smells so good from the steps of the National Gallery. Rain on stone." -- The Atlantic's Senior Editor Alexis Madrigal in a weekend tweet with this accompanying photog... [FishbowlDC]

Is Matt Yglesias Running for Something? - Posted May 4, 2011
Juicebox Mafia member and liberal blogger Matt Yglesias, who works at the Center for American Progress, has created a specific short bit.ly URL system ... using his name. His is ygl.as. We're pretty sure the only o... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 14, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY The price of attending a Washington gala: You must pet weird animals and pose for pictures. Robert Redford and Gloria Reuben pet a wallaby held by National Wildlife Federation Naturalist Dave Mizejewski, wh... [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 1, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Dear Readers: We're still digging our way out from the weekend and the Oscars, so bear with us. Happy Birthday to Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller, whos... [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 - 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]

Whose Shoes: Revealed - Posted April 6, 2010
In a short time span we've gotten a variety of guesses and then Ashley Prime Gula of Quinn Gillespie & Associates just rolled in with the right answer. Guesses were mostly female. They included Roll Call's Emily Heil (apologies, Emily, I know you'd never wear any sock-shoe combination like this), NJ's Erin... [FishbowlDC]

Calderone Fever - Posted March 31, 2010
Soon to be ex-Politico Michael Calderone is getting much press attention these days. (Not that he didn't get attention before, but maybe one should leave one's publication more often?) Today the NYT covers the new adventure for Calderone and others moving to Yaho... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.29.08 - Posted December 29, 2008
Good morning, Washington. What DC museum is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Ta-Nehisi Coates Joins TheAtlantic.com - Posted August 5, 2008
TheAtlantic.com has announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates, 32, will be joining the website's blogging masthead. Coates has previously held posit... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ta-Nehisi Coates Joins TheAtlantic.com - Posted August 5, 2008
TheAtlantic.com has announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates, 32, will be joining the website's blogging masthead. Coates has previously held posit... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Blogger Wars Continued! - Posted May 24, 2007
Marty Peretz snaps back at Matt Yglesias! (earlier) ... [FishbowlDC]

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