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Weekend Show Preview, 3.28 - 3.30 - Posted March 28, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": NCAA Pres. Mark Emert, Frmr. NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, Frmr. CIA Michael Morell, Comdr. William Marks of US Navy, Harvard's ... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview, 3.28 - 3.30 - Posted March 28, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": NCAA Pres. Mark Emert, Frmr. NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, Frmr. CIA Michael Morell, Comdr. William Marks of US Navy, Harvard's ... [PRNewser]

'MTP' Launches Midweek 'Express' Videos, Because Why Not? - Posted March 20, 2014
We were sitting around our office suite here at FBDC headquarters the other day, drinking mai-tais and watching archival footage of "Meet the Press," when we had a thought: "Why aren't there more places online to watch David Gregory talk about things... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview, 2.14 - 2.16 - Posted February 14, 2014
Who's on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked: PBS's "Washington Week" : Molly Ball of The Atlantic, Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics, ... [FishbowlDC]

How Do You SOTU? - Posted January 28, 2014
Sure, you can watch the big speech on plain old TV tonight if you want to, but that is by no means the only way to get your SOTU fix this year. Here's how the political media are covering their "Super Bowl" tonight: The Atlantic and National Journal will be hosting a... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview 12.13 - 12.15 - Posted December 13, 2013
Who's on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked: --CBS's "Face the Nation": Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), NYT's Tom Friedman, The Atlantic's ... [PRNewser]

Photo Wars: Atlantic Discovers Bachmann's Wiener Phobia - Posted October 9, 2013
In which we find photographs on partisan news sites that run the worst possible picture of a person from the opposing party. (In this case, The Atlantic isn't necessarily partisan, but they did choose a risque photo of the congresswoman.) ... [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]

Journos Who Could Be Porn Stars (Part II) - Posted August 23, 2013
We recently brought you 10 Washington journalists whose names (only) could qualify them for a certain other profession - the list included such great potentials as Daily Caller intern ... [FishbowlDC]

Atlantic's Molly Ball Goes to This Town and Gets Ignored by WaPo's Sally Quinn - Posted July 25, 2013
When it came time to plan a party for the release of his new book, This Town, ... [PRNewser]

Atlantic's Molly Ball Goes to This Town and Gets Ignored by WaPo's Sally Quinn - Posted July 25, 2013
When it came time to plan a party for the release of his new book, This Town, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 10, 2013
Bravery personified: "Porcupine" pricks BuzzFeed "Things must be going really well at Buzzfeed if one blog post gets them so defensive." -- Washington City Paper's Will Sommer, who appears to have ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 8, 2013
A question we must all ask ourselves "'Is it possible to die from constipation?'" -- C-SPAN Producer William Gray. Please note, Gray is presumably quoting someone else. Who that is remains a mystery. ... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Reading List 05.29.13 - Posted May 29, 2013
Who is Michele Bachman, anyway? -- An "exponent of the anti-tax Tea Party movement"; a "conservative firebrand and a favorite of tea party Republicans"; "Tea Party Darling." These are just a few of the ways Rep. Michele Bachman (R-Minn.) has been described by the press... [FishbowlDC]

The Atlantic's Molly Ball Wins The Toner - Posted March 29, 2013
For her reporting on the 2012 presidential election, The Atlantic's Molly Ball was selected as this year's winner of the Toner Prize. "Ms. Ball's coverage is a superb example of journalism that helps us understand our electoral proc... [FishbowlDC]

Separated at Birth: The Atlantic's Molly Ball - Posted February 26, 2013
Today we have a powerful duo of lookalikes. And it has only taken us a few years to make the connection. They are The Atlantic's Molly Ball and National Journal's Elahe Izadi. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 6, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Photo of POTUS mtg w speechwriters Cody Keenan and Jon Favreau today." -- Pete Souza, Director of White House Photography, with accompanying photograph. ... [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]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 22, 2013
Quotes of the Day -- Inauguration aftermath "Wow. CNN. Inaugration." -- CNN's John King with the above photograph. A nod to C-SPAN " ... [FishbowlDC]

GLAAD Announces Media Award Finalists - Posted January 16, 2013
The finalists for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards have just been announced. The awards are given annually to "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representa... [Fishbowl NY]

GLAAD Announces Media Award Finalists - Posted January 16, 2013
The finalists for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards have just been announced. The awards are given annually to "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representa... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 8, 2013
Quotes of the Day Startling Monday headline "Woman killed by Orange Line train" -- story by the Washington Examiner's transportation reporter Kytja Weir. Read ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Interview With TPM's Benjy 'Paramananda' Sarlin - Posted December 14, 2012
Say hello to Benjy Sarlin, who covers ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 1, 2012
Quotes of the Day DISTURBING: "Holloween 2012 -- I'm a tiger in bed," -- HBO's Bill Maher. We have to say, former Rep. David Wu (D-OutofHisMind) plays a better tiger. ... [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 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]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 16, 2012
Quotes of the Day "The tweeties. What are they called? They were blowing up today." -- Actress Rosie Perez on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" last night in reference to Twitter. Oh no he didn't. "For the record, Candy pronounces her last name wrong." -- TIME's ... [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]

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]

(UPDATE) Top 14 Terrible Stills Courtesy of Current TV - Posted September 24, 2012
At most networks, the media relations team is hypervigilant (read: bordering on psychotic) about the pictures used to rep the talent. Let's just say we may have once used a picture of CNN's Wolf Blitzer with makeup pads over his eyes that nearly made the entire building blow up. At Current... [PRNewser]

Top 14 Terrible Stills Courtesy of Current TV - Posted September 24, 2012
At most networks, the media relations team is hypervigilant (read: bordering on psychotic) about the pictures used to rep the talent. Let's just say we may have once used a picture of CNN's Wolf Blitzer with makeup pads over his eyes that nearly made the entire building blow up. At Current... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day "When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?" -- Comedy Central Daily Show Host Jon Stewart to NBC Newsman Tom Brokaw, who appeared on the show ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 29, 2012
Quotes of the Day "The AIR CONDITIONED porta-potty at the CNN Grill #rnc2012" -- BuzzFeed's John Stanton. Really, double sinks? ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day You've been warned. "I swear if Pepco hits us with a rolling brown out I'm marching on Potomac and lighting every rich person I find on fire. Fair warning." -- Soon to be Buzzfeed Washington Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day Incest Desk: On Sunday Politico's Senior Political Reporter Jonathan Martin appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" as part of the ro... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day "The Oval Office at night" -- by West Wing Reports. (@WestWingReport) ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 24, 2012
Quotes of the Day Uh oh. "If you receive an Edible Arrangement & 4 mylar Happy Birthday balloons in DC today, your bike messenger just got in a fight w my cabdriver." -- The Atlantic's Molly Ball... [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]

Ana Maria Cox Unveils New Tattoo - Posted April 18, 2012
Just in time for her upcoming appearance in Washington, The Guardian's Ana Marie Cox has a new tattoo on her arm. She described it "brand new" and "not subtle" and something "that took a long time to do." Af... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Senator, the pornographic material has been removed from your desk." -- the note that "Veep" actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus said she left in Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) desk on the Senate floor. She broke the... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Senator, the pornographic material has been removed from your desk." -- the note that "Veep" actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus said she left in Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) desk on the Senate floor. She broke the... [FishbowlDC]

The Atlantic Explores Sickness of Facebook - Posted April 12, 2012
Feeling lonely and pathetic? Blame Facebook. The Atlantic's second annual Culture Issue is out today and the cover story, by Stephen Marche, explores the affects social media like Twitter and Facebook are having on the ment... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day Ouch! HBO comedian Bill Maher performing last night at Rockville, Md.'s Strathmore auditorium: "To me, John Boehner feels female. He wears a lot of bronzer and cries a lot. I need to see his d!@k. The short form." (Maher in ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 23, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journos ding victory night music "Did not anticipate I would be in a sweaty ballroom full of Republicans rocking out to 'Pump Up the Jam' tonight. Life is full of surprises." -- The Atlantic's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo love "Alex Burns. Maggie Haberman. We love you both." -- MSNBC's Alex Witt on Sunday afternoon to guests of the program Politico's Burns and Haberman. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 4, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- Behind the Curtain in Des Moines The Rachels: RealClearPolitics' Scott Conroy says on Twitter, "What they're watching at ... [FishbowlDC]

The Atlantic Hooks Politico's Ball - Posted September 21, 2011
Politico's Molly Ball is headed to The Atlantic, where she will be a staff writer covering national politics for TheAtlantic.com. Before Politico she was a reporter for the Las Vegas-Review... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 6, 2011
Quotes of the Day "Sunrise at 'Keswick Hall' Thomas Jefferson Country Charlottesville, Va." -- Photograph by Sky News White House Commentator and Georgetown Adjunct Prof. Jon-Christopher Bua. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 21, 2011
Quotes of the Day DOG ATTENDS LUAU: "Is this dog abuse? Duffy spent today at Pet Smart & attended a luau." -- Former TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 21, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY The BEST Person in the WOOORLD is BACK! Ex-MSNBCer Keith Olbermann debuted on Current TV last night. It's apparently the ex-MSNBCer club. When he can't make it in, ... [PRNewser]

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]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 7, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 24, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Whose got the ugliest, most loathsome facial/neck/seeping into chest hair in America? Meet America's non-journalist Ian Murphy, the Buffalo Beast's prank caller who appeared on MSNBC's ... [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]

Cozy Coverage - Posted February 4, 2011
Amongst Washington reporters and WH staffers, there's a longstanding inside joke that Politico's Amie Parnes has a special way of covering the White House, namely, that she provides near universally glowing and breathless coverage of the first lady (and has even caused some to wonder whether she's angling for a job... [FishbowlDC]

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