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Brennan Center's Michael Waldman Celebrates 'The Second Amendment: A Biography' - Posted June 25, 2014
[caption id="attachment_128535" align="alignleft" width="331"] Photo courtesy Hollywood on the Potomac.[/caption] Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, was celebrated Tuesday night ... [FishbowlDC]

Weekend Show Preview: 5.23 - 25 - Posted May 23, 2014
Who's on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked! Sunday: CBS's "Face the Nation": Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.); Sen. John Thune (R-SD); Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.); David Finkel... [FishbowlDC]

Paul Begala Returns to 'Crossfire' - Posted December 13, 2013
Former co-host of "Crossfire" Paul Begala returned for the first time to the revamped rendition last night to debate Americans for Prosperity President ... [TVNewser]

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

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

Anonymous Sourcing: Haberman Style - Posted July 30, 2013
The more creative anonymous sourcing gets the harder it is to guess who may be doing the talking. And in Washington, it's rampant as many sensitive spokespeople hardly ever want to go on the record about anything no matter how important or absurdly innocuous the information may be. In Politico this morning... [FishbowlDC]

Why King Won't Touch Weiner - Posted July 25, 2013
Hmmm...there's something a little fishy happening over at CNN. John King, the chief national correspondent who usually does all the analysis on top news stories, has been mysteriously off the Anthony Weiner... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 27, 2013
"No, I told you I don't watch the news. ... I don't watch the news." -- Rachel Jeantel, star witness in the George Zimmerman trial during cross examination, discussing how she knew this was thought to be a "racially charged event." Defending Glenn Gr... [FishbowlDC]

Nobody Puts Donna in the Corner - Posted June 25, 2013
Democratic pundit Donna Brazile is always in the mood to dance. So she informed FishbowlDC recently when asked about the Points of Life Conference at which she danced with FNC's Karl... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Looking To Revive 'Crossfire' - Posted April 5, 2013
CNN is looking to bring back "Crossfire," TVNewser hears. The long-running political debate show was canceled in 2005. It isn't entirely clear what time the program would air, though we hear it would likely be a 30-minute format. During its original run from 1982-2005, "Crossfire" aired in both the afternoons and prim... [TVNewser]

CNN Political Contributors Carville, Matalin and Erickson Leaving - Posted January 29, 2013
What a day at CNN. CNN confirms that political contributors James Carville and Mary Matalin are leaving the channel. TVNewser has als... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day Bo Obama's future boyfriend: "I dedicate this 5,001th tweet to twitter star Japser, his new gop collar and his America pillow. Thanks Jasper!" -- FNC's Dana Perino. ... [FishbowlDC]

Pundits, Journos Get Pounded (Again) - Posted October 23, 2012
Journos and pundits felt the sting of strangers' words last night as they covered the debate. Such is the norm these days in online media. As Matthew Ortega (who's he? beats us, we'd never heard of his highness before), a hip hop aficionado and a digital director in Washington, proceeded to call... [PRNewser]

Pundits, Journos Take a Beating - Posted October 17, 2012
Pundits and journos of opposing political persuasions took their share of punches last night as debate coverage rolled late into the night. CNN's Paul Begala: From a follower -- "Paul, grow some hair, and get a brain!!" ... [FishbowlDC]

Pundit Faces Nasty Insult Head On - Posted September 10, 2012
As many Washington journos and pundits know too well, appearing on TV means opening themselves up to an infinite cast of critics who assess their looks. CNN Democratic Political Contributor Paul Begala took exception to a recent insult. ... [FishbowlDC]

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

Jeff Kepnes Upped to EP of Special Events for CNN - Posted April 24, 2012
CNN's Jeff Kepnes has just gotten a promotion, to Executive Producer of Special Events for the network. New York-based Kepnes, who reports to Kate Lunger, has been h... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day Would You Eat This Crap? "Just had a plate full of CRAZY food for dinner here in Seoul... actually a couple of plates full. It was a buffet. :)" -- NBC Washington cameraman ... [FishbowlDC]

Network Plans for the Arizona and Michigan Primaries - Posted February 27, 2012
Voters in Michigan and Arizona go to the polls tomorrow. Polls close at 8pmET in Lower Michigan and most of the U.P. And and hour later, at 9pmET, in the Westernmost counties which are in the Central Time Zone. Polls close at 9pmET in Arizona. FNC will be live from 9pm -... [TVNewser]

Ed Schultz, Paul Begala take part in Democrats' Retreat - Posted January 25, 2012
Roll Call reports MSNBC primetime host Ed Schultz and CNN contributor Paul Begala ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 19, 2012
Quotes of the Day Weingarten appalled. "I'm appalled at the number of people who interpreted my innocent, joyful left-hand tweet from this a.m. as something masturbatory." -- WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Adds Frum and Cardona to 2012 Election Team - Posted October 5, 2011
CNN continued to beef up its roster of 2012 political contributors with the addition Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and conservative columnist David Frum today. Cardona currently heads the public affairs practice at Dewey Square Group, where she founded the Latinovations practice that focuses on Latino strategic outreach on... [FishbowlDC]

Election 2010: Technology Front and Center for CNN's Midterm Election Coverage - Posted October 26, 2010
CNN has announced its coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. As in previous elections, new technology will be a major part of the coverage, with returning favorites like the "magic wall" and "data wall' being joined by the "CNN Election Matrix," which will break down data in a visual way. The... [TVNewser]

Oliver North Battling Prostate Cancer - Posted December 9, 2009
Politico's Mike Allen reports Oliver North, host of FNC's "War Stories," is temporarily off the air while he undergoes treatme... [TVNewser]

Morgan Freeman in DC for "Invictus" Screening - Posted December 1, 2009
Mediocre blackberry pic of Matthews and Freeman by yours truly. Renowned actor Morgan Freeman graced DC last evening for a screening of "Invictus," which hits theaters December 11th. Directed by... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Will Disclose Castellanos' AHIP Ties - Posted October 15, 2009
CNN has said the network will, going forward, disclose contributor Alex Castellanos' ties to America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), according to the NY Times. On Wednesday, Media Matters reported... [TVNewser]

Uncle Sam Turns to Helen Thomas for Advice - Posted September 1, 2009
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Morning Reading List 08.27.09: A Kennedy Edition - Posted August 27, 2009
Good Morning FBDC! Check out front pages of the country's newspapers at newseum.org. NEWS NOTES | NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 24, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton CBS' Face the Nation: White House senior advisor David Axelrod, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and historian Douglas Brinkley ABC's This Week: Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a roundtable with NYT's David Brooks... [FishbowlDC]

Rahm Emanuel: A Master of Media Relations in the White House - Posted June 23, 2009
[image cred] One typically associates the role of White House media relations with the Press Secretary, and for this administration that man is Robert Gibbs. However, while Gibbs is sought after during his daily briefings and for on the record remark... [PRNewser]

"The War Room" Reunites At Reel Journalism Screening - Posted May 20, 2009
George Stephanopoulos, Dee Dee Myers and Paul Begala were at the Newseum Monday for a special screening of "The War Room," as part of Nick Clooney's Reel... [FishbowlDC]

A Can't-Miss "Reel Journalism" Event: The War Room - Posted May 13, 2009
The Newseum and American University will host another Reel Journalism event on Monday, May 18th at the 7PM. Screening: "The War Room," a documentary released in 1993, takes a behind-the-scenes look into the Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. Who: Host Nick Clooney will lead a discussion about the love-hate relationship between candidates and the press... [FishbowlDC]

Limbaugh: White House "Playing Manipulative Games With Washed Up Talking Heads Targeting Me" - Posted March 5, 2009
Rush Limbaugh has been the talk of cable news this week. The latest came in Wednesday's Politico story claiming that there is a targeted effort by White House chief of staff ... [TVNewser]

What's On Paul Begala's IPod? - Posted March 4, 2009
Paul Begala is willing to do a lot in the name of Willie Nelson. His music pick on the Daily Beast: If there's a better CD this year than Willie and the Wheel, I'll two-step over to your house, kiss your ass, say it smells like roses- and give you an hour... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Officially Responds to Stephanopoulos-Emanuel Phone Call Questions - Posted February 5, 2009
Since last week's Politico story about the regular phone calls between former Clinton White House'ers Rahm Emanuel, ... [TVNewser]

D.C. Gets Some High Fives - Posted January 22, 2009
The "Almost Twins" hit D.C. for the Inauguration, and spent their time giving out high fives all over town. Featuring Larry King, Soledad O'Brien, Tucker Carlson, Paul Begala... [TVNewser]

FBLA Meets Al Franken...and Other Politicos - Posted January 17, 2009
We got to take a picture (a crappy one from an iPhone) with soon-to-be Senator-Elect Al Franken at the Media Matters party. And yeah, we are ... [FishbowlLA]

"Cool" Technology and the "Calm Before the Storm" - Posted November 5, 2008
Multiple people throughout the CNN newsroom were using the phrase "calm before the storm," at 5:30pmET last night. The BPTOT was gathering on the edge of the newsroom as anchor Wolf Blitzer interviewed former New York City Mayor ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 31, 2008
Meet the Press: Fred Thompson and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), and a roundtable with Washington Post's David Broder, NBC's David Gregory, NPR's ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 10, 2008
Meet the Press: NJ Gov. Jon Corzine (D), former Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH), Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot and Discovery Channel's Ted Koppel. Face the Nation: ... [FishbowlDC]

Carville, Myers, Others Reflect on War Room - Posted October 8, 2008
Sometime this morning, CNN contributor James Carville and ABC's This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos will be talking on the phone, as they do every morning. That piece o... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 3, 2008
Meet the Press: Democratic strategist Paul Begala and Republican strategist Mike Murphy, and a roundtable with NBC's David Gregory, PBS' Gwen Ifill, Wall Street ... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Wanna Begala - Posted September 26, 2008
A lot of you have been asking why Paul Begala (contracted with CNN) has been making appears on "those other networks"...like MSNBC today. It's not because he's parted ways with CNN. Rather, he's got a book out so CNN is encouraging him to promote it...even on other networks. ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 12, 2008
Meet the Press: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Rudy Giuliani, Bob Woodward and NBC's Chuck Todd. Face the Nation: Arizona Gov. ... [FishbowlDC]

Do You Think Simon & Schuster Really Cares If Paul Begala Hates Its #1 Bestseller? - Posted August 20, 2008
Actually, the question Leon Neyakh posed in yesterday's Observer "Media Mob" blog was "Will Simon & Schuster have to answer for [Jerome] Corsi?" But it amounts to the same thing: Neyfa... [GalleyCat]

Another Clintonite Joins Fox News - Posted July 8, 2008
From today's mediabistro.com Daily Newsfeed: Another of the most visible faces of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign has joined Fox News Channel, reports The Caucus blog on NYT... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Politics As Usual - Posted April 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Timing is everything. Just ask Hillary Clinton. If we'd come a day earlier we would have dined with Karl Rove. (Well, okay, we'd have been in the same room.) Our spy says the sight of 'Bush's brain'-turned-Fox commentator at table five had the j... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Politics As Usual - Posted April 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Timing is everything. Just ask Hillary Clinton. If we'd come a day earlier we would have dined with Karl Rove. (Well, okay, we'd have been in the same room.) Our spy says the sight of 'Bush's brain'-turned-Fox commentator at table five had the j... [FishbowlNY]

About Last Night... - Posted March 5, 2008
Tom Brokaw said "ass," Wonkette doesn't like MSNBC's panel, Tim Russert picks his nose, Fox was ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 05.01.07 - Posted May 1, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you think The New York Times' decision to pull out of WHCA weekend was smart. "The Great Newspaper Fuzz-Out" Washingto... [FishbowlDC]

Will Other Washingtonians Say "No" To "Imus"? - Posted April 11, 2007
MediaMatters has the comprehensive list of Imus guests for 2007, including such Washingtonians as Howard Fineman, Tim Russert, Andrea Mitchell, David Brooks, Mary Matalin, Bob Schieffer, Chris Matthews, Judy Woodruff, Jim Lehrer, Evan Thomas, Pat Buchanan, Chris Wallace, Paul Begala, Howard Kurtz, David Shuster, Thomas Friedman, George Stephanopoulos, Kelly O'Donnell, Jim... [FishbowlDC]

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