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Former R/GA Strategist Jon Jones Heads to Robert Gibbs-Run Firm - Posted February 4, 2014
After spending the last four-and-a-half years at R/GA's New York hub, where he served as senior strategist, working with clients ranging from Nike to Unilever to Samsung in the process, Jon Jones has left the agency for the digital age to assume ... [AgencySpy]

Howard Kurtz's 'MediaBuzz' Projects 'Authority, Energy and Pace' - Posted September 8, 2013
It's been a rough year for Howard Kurtz, but you wouldn't know it by today's launch of "MediaBuzz" on Fox News Channel. After his sudden departures from CNN's "Reliable Sources" and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Howard Kurtz's 'MediaBuzz' Projects 'Authority, Energy and Pace' - Posted September 8, 2013
It's been a rough year for Howard Kurtz, but you wouldn't know it by today's launch of "MediaBuzz" on Fox News Channel. After his sudden departures from CNN's "Reliable Sources" and ... [FishbowlNY]

Howard Kurtz's 'MediaBuzz' Projects 'Authority, Energy and Pace' - Posted September 8, 2013
It's been a rough year for Howard Kurtz, but you wouldn't know it by today's launch of "MediaBuzz" on Fox News Channel. After his sudden departures from CNN's "Reliable Sources" and ... [TVNewser]

Former Obama Adviser David Axelrod Joining NBC News/MSNBC - Posted February 19, 2013
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod is joining NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst, the network says. Axelrod will contribute on all NBC platforms, and appear on shows for both channels. He joins former John McCain ad... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs Joins MSNBC/NBC News - Posted February 13, 2013
Former press secretary Robert Gibbs made his debut as an MSNBC/NBC News political contributor ahead of his former boss's State of the Union address last night. He was back on this morning on "Morning Joe." Gibbs was Pres. Obama's press secreta... [TVNewser]

700-Pound Man That Turned To YouTube For Help Has Lost Over 100 Pounds - Posted June 11, 2012
Back in March of this year Robert Gibbs, a morbidly obese man, reached out to YouTube for help in a video called 'Overweight guy asks for help.' The video went viral, racking up over a million views and catching the attention of transfo... [SocialTimes.com]

CNN's O'Leary Live-Tweets Herself - Posted May 15, 2012
Monday night was the premier of Jeopardy's "Power Players" Edition. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs won the opening round, beating CNN's Lizz... [FishbowlDC]

Last Night On Jeopardy!: Chris Matthews Fumbles, And Robert Gibbs Eeks Out A Win - Posted May 15, 2012
Last night was night one of "Jeopardy!" "Power Players" week, which features Washington politicos, influencers and TV news personalities competing for charity. The contestants were MSNBC host Chris Matthews... [TVNewser]

TV News Talent Competes In 'Jeopardy!' 'Power Players' Week Starting Tonight - Posted May 14, 2012
Tonight marks night one of syndicated game show "Jeopardy!'"s "Power Players Week," featuring TV news talent and political insiders playing for charity. We gave you the rundown ... [TVNewser]

Dr. Oz, Kareem and Lewis Black to Square Off Against Washington's Alleged Power Journos - Posted April 18, 2012
We now have the details for the Jeopardy "Power Players" edition that is coming to D.C. It tapes this weekend and starts Saturday morning. The first round will see MSNBC's Chris Matthews battle ... [FishbowlDC]

TV News Well-Represented During Jeopardy! 'Power Players Week' - Posted April 17, 2012
Anchors, correspondents and contributors for TV news organizations make up most of the contestants for "Jeopardy!" "Power Players Week." CNN, NBC News, Fox News and the BBC are all represented, with the contestants all playing for their favorite charities. The players are: From CNN: Anchor ... [TVNewser]

Roll Call: Obama Campaign, Horn Group, Edelman, and More - Posted February 1, 2012
Former press secretary Robert Gibbs is once again working with President Obama, having just signed a contract to officially serve as a consultant on Obam... [PRNewser]

Technology Companies Address Human Rights Issues - Posted November 1, 2011
Last week, we attended the Council of PR Firms' ... [PRNewser]

Top Five Robert Gibbs Soundbites from This Morning's Council of PR Firms Keynote - Posted October 27, 2011
This morning, former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs gave a master class in how to deliver a keynote address. Speaking at the Council ... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick/CPRF Chair Polansky Talks Digital, Measurement, and Firm Business - Posted August 24, 2011
Among the current top priorities at the Council for Public Relations Firms (CPRF) is helping firms make a way through the world digital and social media, says ... [PRNewser]

Emails Show White House Anti-Fox News Bias - Posted July 14, 2011
JudicialWatch.org, a conservative, non-partisan foundation which seeks accountability in government, has obtained emails going back to the Fall of 2009, when the Obama White House was in a battle with Fox News Channel. At issue: whether the Obama White House had e... [TVNewser]

Former Press Sec Gibbs Not Going to Facebook? - Posted April 20, 2011
A story in today's Wall Street Journal says Robert Gibbs won't be going to Facebook after all. Last month, ... [PRNewser]

Tracking the Trail From Silicon Valley to Washington D.C., and Back - Posted March 28, 2011
President Barack Obama's claim as the first "Web 2.0 president," along with his ties to the tech industry, may be getting a little deeper with rumors of two impending personnel moves between his presidency and Silicon Valley. Obama, of course, was not the first politician to use Web 2.0 technologies to r... [SocialTimes.com]

Gibbs Going to Facebook? - Posted March 28, 2011
The NY Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin hears that Facebook is talking with former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about a comms position that he would take in prep... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 28, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY And the Worst-Sounding Breakfast Award goes to... "Easy Sunday breakfast: Cook and drain some frozen peas. Thickly slice and cook bacon. Toss together with lots of salt and pepper. Done." -- Chef ... [FishbowlDC]

Jay Carney Takes Over @PressSec Twitter Account - Posted February 28, 2011
The @PressSec Twitter account is back in business, now in the hands of new White House press secretary Jay Carney, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

The Reviews Are In: Jay Carney Was Nervous - Posted February 17, 2011
[caption id="attachment_15430" align="alignleft" width="329" caption="AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster"][/caption] There was some paper shuffling, a little stiffness, signs of nerves, but Jay Carney made it through his first briefing without any huge mishaps. W... [PRNewser]

Farewell Press Sec Robert Gibbs! - Posted February 11, 2011
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After Statement on Egypt, Pres. Obama Joins Press Secy. Robert Gibbs in Briefing Room on his Final Day - Posted February 11, 2011
A big day for the White House press office -- an end, and unsure start, to a foreign policy crisis, and the end of Robert Gibbs's tenure as press secretary. About 15 minutes after he finished his statement on the resignation of Pres. Hosni Muba... [TVNewser]

Up Next | Start Now | Passing Words - Posted February 7, 2011
TVNewser: Keith Olbermann is announcing his next move tomorrow at 11 AM EST. We're guessing it's something that requires him to talk... [FishbowlLA]

WHCA Complains: Press Shut Out at White House - Posted February 2, 2011
After being shut out of the President's Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) is appealing to the White House to give the press corps access to an event that's been called one of the President's most important foreign policy priorities for almost a year - the... [FishbowlDC]

Egyptian Government Blocking Web Service - Posted January 28, 2011
[caption id="attachment_13969" align="alignleft" width="368" caption="Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press"][/caption] As protests in Egypt rage on, social media, a vital communications component in the recent Tunisian uprisin... [PRNewser]

Gibbs to Press: 'We Should Talk Offline' - Posted January 27, 2011
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in a White House briefing today discussing former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin's use of "WTF" with lefty radio host B... [PRNewser]

Gibbs to Press: 'We Should Talk Offline' - Posted January 27, 2011
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in a White House briefing today discussing former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin's use of "WTF" with lefty radio host B... [FishbowlDC]

Jay Carney Will Be the New WH Press Secretary - Posted January 27, 2011
Jay Carney, comms director for Vice President Joe Biden, has been selected to replace Robert Gibbs as ... [PRNewser]

New Media Index: Bloggers Discuss GOP-Led 112th Congress; Apple Remains Apple of Tweeters' Eyes - Posted January 13, 2011
The Republican-controlled 112th Congress was the subject of the most news links shared by bloggers, while the Twitterverse was enthralled with Apple for the second consecutive week, and the most-watched news and politics video on You... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

A Look Back at Press Sec Gibbs' Tenure - Posted January 6, 2011
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Gibbs To Step Down As Press Secretary After SOTU - Posted January 6, 2011
Robert Gibbs is stepping down as the chief spokesman for the White House after Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Fox News reports. He will serve as an outside adviser to the president and give speeches and make TV appearances on President Obama's behalf, though he will no longer be... [MediaJobsDaily]

Robert Gibbs to Toilet Paper the White House, Pending Auburn Victory - Posted January 6, 2011
There's a tradition at Auburn University that after victories, joyous revelers go "Rolling the Trees." Translation: They toilet paper "Toomer's Corner," the center of campus. Outgoing White House press secretary ... [SportsNewser]

Cablers Ready for Live 112th Congress Coverage - Posted January 5, 2011
Today marks the first day of the 112th Congress, which brings with it several ceremonies --- including the swearing-in and the election of the Speaker of the House. The cablers are all ready for the coverage. Fox News Channel will start their coverage within normal programming at 11:30amET, which will include repo... [TVNewser]

TVNewsers Help Push 'James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act' - Posted December 23, 2010
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says Jon Stewart, among others, are to thank for the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. In a statement after the bill passed last night, Bloomberg said, "We would not be where we are today without the hard work of so... [Fishbowl NY]

TVNewsers Help Push 'James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act' - Posted December 23, 2010
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg says Jon Stewart, among others, are to thank for the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. In a statement after the bill passed last night, Bloomberg said, "We would not be where we are today without the hard work of so... [FishbowlNY]

Does Using Twitter Make the White House "Transparent"? - Posted December 22, 2010
The White House is stepping up its social media presence - possibly in response to the strength of Republicans on Twitter and elsewhere online - by holding Twitter question periods. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answered a questions specifically about Twitter a... [AllTwitter]

WATCH: As Diane Sawyer Turns 65, ABC Colleagues 'Say a Little Prayer' - Posted December 22, 2010
Today marks a milestone for Diane Sawyer: it's her 65th birthday. No word from the network about the anchor's plans for celebrating today, but Sawyer sure got a birthday surprise a few days in advance. Last Friday, during what seemed to be another routine day at ABC News, Sawyer was more than... [TVNewser]

Karl Rove Disses Robert Gibbs - Posted December 21, 2010
Karl Rove appeared on Fox News (where he's a contributor) to talk about some of the potential changes at the White House. Specifically, he said that Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is eyeballing David Axelrod's job as senior adviser once he steps down. ... [PRNewser]

Robert Gibbs Hits All Three Cable Morning Shows - Posted December 1, 2010
As our sibling blog TVNewser notes, White House Press Secretary ... [PRNewser]

Communication is TSA's Bigger Problem - Posted November 24, 2010
Chatter surrounding the TSA's new pat-down rules reached a fever pitch and then... ho-hum. Today is here and there aren't a... [PRNewser]

Robert Gibbs Could Teach Politicians a Thing or Two About Using Twitter - Posted November 22, 2010
Robert Gibbs is using Twitter to connect to regular Americans in a rather innovative way, soliciting short questions on the micro-blogging site and then answering them via video a few hours later. This type of engagement is exactly what politicians should be ... [AllTwitter]

Gibbs Visits Twitter, YouTube Before Briefing Room Today - Posted November 22, 2010
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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Embraces Twitter, YouTube - Posted October 28, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dove head-first into Web 2.0, accepting questions for a press briefing via Twitter and answering some of them in a YouTube video, ReadWriteWeb reported. His Tweet read, "Something new... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

White House Comms. Director: Media Wants 'To Ask Something That'll Lead the Huffington Post' - Posted October 26, 2010
GQ has published a must-read profile of White House Press Secretary ... [PRNewser]

Why Obama Agreed to be Stewart's Guest - Posted October 21, 2010
THE DEEP END...TIPS FROM THE POOL White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs addresses POTUS's upcoming appearance on The Daily Show in D.C. in the final question of a press gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to Portland, Ore. Wednesday afternoon. The D.C. show tapes on Oct. 27. Q Quick question.... [FishbowlDC]

Did Robert Gibbs "Play It Safe" on Meet the Press? - Posted October 18, 2010
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WH Reporter Gambles With His Pride - Posted October 13, 2010
A bet's a bet. And The Hill's White House correspondent Sam Youngman felt the sting of having to admit that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had the better team at Tuesday's... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs is Bringing Gaggle Back - Posted October 7, 2010
The ever hip White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs with his easy smile and Easter egg-colored ties seems to be bringing back the gaggle, at least for now. WhiteHouseDossier.com Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Howard Kurtz Doesn't Let His Wedding Get in the Way of a Good Story - Posted October 7, 2010
Finally, Howard Kurtz has a job that matches his metabolism. Kurtz, who Tuesday announced he's joining online news site The Daily Beast as Washington bureau chief, put the Energizer bunny to shame during his long run as media critic at The Washington Post. Even his own wedding couldn't stop Kurtz. (Bad form, grea... [TVNewser]

Gibbs May Be Considering a Move to Top DNC Post? - Posted October 5, 2010
Talk of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' departure continues, fueled by Gibbs' statement (or lack of statement) yesterday about a possible move to chairman of the Democratic National Commi... [PRNewser]

Myers Predicts Press Sec Gibbs Will Step Down - Posted September 30, 2010
Dee Dee Myers, recent addition to D.C. firm ... [PRNewser]

Jake Tapper's ABC News Blog Packs a Political Punch for Five Years - Posted September 15, 2010
ABC News blog Political Punch is celebrating its fifth birthday Wednesday, having start... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted September 10, 2010
The White House Soup of the Day, as alerted to us by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," is New England Clam Chowder. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who appeared on the program this morning, revealed the soup. Co-hosts Savannah and Chuck brought White House Oatmeal into the mix this morning, with Savannah... [FishbowlDC]

Press Sec Gibbs Makes the Morning Show Rounds - Posted August 31, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was back from his vacation and hitting the morning shows... [PRNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With The Frenchman, Tangi Quemener - Posted August 27, 2010
Say hello to Tangi Quemener, White House correspondent for Agence France-Presse. Quemener hails from Brest, France (that's right, that's the name of the north-western French town in Brittany where... [FishbowlDC]

White House Soup of the Day - Posted August 27, 2010
As reported by MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," host Chuck Todd informs that the White House Soup of the Day is: Corn and Crab chowder. As usual, he slams the soup, saying it lacks diversity, implying that the Friday soup has been this choice before. "I guess you feel like well, you're not... [FishbowlDC]

'Easygoing' Burton Steps In for Vacationing Gibbs - Posted August 26, 2010
While White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is on vacation, Deputy Press Secretary ... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 16, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Was Snooki Invited? "Nothing like my dad making me and 3 of my girlfriends hike in the river today... :-)" -- The Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain, daughter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), in a weekend tweet. Chuck Todd has unpleasant fan "@dpleasan... [FishbowlDC]

Most Disgusting Item You Will Read Today - Posted August 12, 2010
Liberal activist Cindy Sheehan has challenged White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to something called a "pee-off." This comes on the heels of Gibbs telling The Hill's Sam Youngman... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Bites - Posted August 11, 2010
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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 11, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day A slide, what fun! "Is there a giant inflatable slide on the House floor I'm unaware of?" - Bloomberg TV's Lizzie O'Leary on Twitter Tuesday on the suspenseful events of the House floor Tuesday, namely Rep. Charlie Rangel's (D-N.Y.) unanticipated floor speech. Not tweeting whil... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs Welcomes Journos to New Seats, Savannah Caught E-mailing - Posted August 3, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reacted to journalists assuming their brand new seats today, as determined by the White House Correspondents' Association on Sunday. Big changes included AP moving front-and-center and Fox News getting a front row seat, while TWT and U.S. News & Wo... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 30, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Reporter senses ghosts "I've said it before: As much as I luv the gig at the WH, there's nothin like hanging out at the US Capitol at nite. You can feel the ghosts." - NY Daily News's White House reporter Ken Bazinet, in a Thursday tweet. Bazinet goes by... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs Encourages Full Sneeze During Presser - Posted July 28, 2010
During a White House press conference Tuesday, there was a brief interruption when a CBS cameraman had a near-sneeze moment that momentarily shifted the train of thought of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. As a reporter (reportedly AP's Jen... [FishbowlDC]

Shirley Sherrod Watches Gibbs Briefing, While on CNN - Posted July 21, 2010
CNN had a very interesting booking this afternoon during White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' briefing: the woman who is dominating the news cycle at the moment, fired USDA staffer Shirley Sherrod. CNN ev... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs Rolls Out Midterm Messaging on 'Meet the Press' - Posted July 12, 2010
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Report: White House PR Team Among Highest Paid Staffers - Posted July 6, 2010
2010 Report to Congress on White House StaffPowered by Socrata Our sibling blog FishbowlDC recently dug through this list of Wh... [PRNewser]

Press and Comm Staff Pull Top WH Salaries - Posted July 2, 2010
The 2010 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff was released today and we were interested to see that the communications and press folks ranked among the highest paid. Along with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, press secretary Robert Gibbs, speechwriter ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 17, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Good home cooking with a plug for turkey necks "I'm sitting home boiling some left over shrimp from my last visit home. Got some onions, potatoes, corn & turkey necks. Plus something cold." -- Democratic Pundit and CNN Contributor Donna Brazile in a Wednesday tweet. Cable TV gets slapped down "Q:... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs Answers Gulf Coast Oil Spill Questions on YouTube - Posted June 16, 2010
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Where's Gibbs Watching Tonight's Presidential Address? - Posted June 15, 2010
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says he's going to be watching his boss on Fox News Channel tonight... at least that's what Gibbs told Steve Doocy this morning as he made the morning show rounds. ... [TVNewser]

Gibbs Makes Morning Rounds Ahead of Tonight's Address - Posted June 15, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made the morning show rounds today, appearing on "Good Morning America," "The Early Show," the "Today show, "American Morning," "Fox & Friends," and "Morning Joe" all between 7-7:30amET. The appearances come ahead of the president's first Oval Office ad... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs Hits Morning Shows; Says 90% of Oil Will Be Captured By End of June - Posted June 15, 2010
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Gibbs: "I can pick up a newspaper at six in the morning and tell you what kind of day it's going to be" - Posted May 24, 2010
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Robert Gibbs: 'We Have Had Some Problems With BP's Lack of Transparency' - Posted May 24, 2010
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The Rose Garden Rodent Discussed at Presser - Posted May 21, 2010
This morning we brought you the ABC blog post about the rodent spotted in the Rose Garden Thursday. Well, this afternoon that mousy creature at the White House is surfacing again as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs discusses it at a press briefing with reporters clamoring to know more. GIBBS: Reggie... [FishbowlDC]

White House Press Secretary Dodges Question 13 Times - Posted May 21, 2010
Clearly, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs does not want to answer questions about U.S. Rep Joe Sestak. Sestak has said numerous times that the White House tried to get to get him to drop out of Pennsylvania's Senate prima... [PRNewser]

Politics Daily's Erbe Gives Gibbs a Verbal Slap - Posted May 17, 2010
It was the bitch slap that could be heard around the world. Politics Daily's Bonnie Erbe harshly criticized the White House handling of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's personal life in the publication's infamous "Woman UP" TV show this weekend. The show claims to be "your a... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs Debates With Reporter As To What Defines a Press Conference - Posted May 4, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs spent almost five minutes at yesterday's press briefing debating with World Net Daily correspondent Les Kinsolving as to what constitutes a press conference. Kinsolving was echoing ... [PRNewser]

Gibbs On BP: We'll 'Keep the Boot On Their Throat' - Posted May 3, 2010
[President Obama with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal aboard Marine One yesterday.] As the mas... [PRNewser]

Amidst Hyperactive News Cycle, White House Focuses on Long Term - Posted April 28, 2010
Despite the fact that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton have been ... [PRNewser]

Gibbs on Authorized Leaks: 'On Occasion We Want to Get Ahead of What the News is Going to be That Day' - Posted April 19, 2010
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Gibbs to Kurtz: 'I don't think many people have to watch Fox to understand the political slant that they have' - Posted April 18, 2010
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is a guest on CNN's "Reliable Sources" this morning with the cable news channels a hot topic. HOWARD KURTZ: Let me ask you about Fox. The -- the White House campaign against Fox News. Did that end when Fox's Bret Baier was invited into... [TVNewser]

POTUS Goes Rogue on Poolers to Attend FDOTUS's Soccer Game - Posted April 12, 2010
A White House pool report from this weekend by Bloomberg News's Nicholas Johnston shows that President Obama strayed from the known schedule Saturday to attend his daughter's soccer game, leaving pool reporters in the dust. "The president left the White House at approximatel... [FishbowlDC]

It Is Now Easier for Gov't Employees to Use Social Media - Posted April 8, 2010
If you follow White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Twitter, you may have noticed the following statement in his bio: Comments & messages received through official WH pages are subject to the PRA and may be archived. Learn more wh.gov/pr... [PRNewser]

Robert Gibbs Takes Dig At RNC Chairman Michael Steele - Posted April 6, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs couldn't help but to take a dig at Republic National Committee Chairman Michael Steele yesterday. Steele told Good Morning America... [PRNewser]

CBS Anchor and Analyst Take on Prez Obama in Basketball Game, Video Now Included - Posted April 2, 2010
UPDATE: VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE TO WATCH. See below. Harry Smith , co-anchor of CBS's "Early Show", and Clark Kellogg, a NCAA basketball analyst for CBS, took on President Obama Thursday on his home turf ... [FishbowlDC]

V.P. Drops F-Bomb - Posted March 23, 2010
FNC's Bret Baier reporting that V.P Joe Biden dropped the F-Bomb today at the historic health care signing. Baier came on air to analyze the moment and mentioned the "slip". Biden said that signing the bill was a "Big F--king Deal" and that was picked up on the microphone. Baier said on-air:... [FishbowlDC]

Baier to Interview Obama - Posted March 16, 2010
Relations between the White House and Fox News keep getting warmer and warmer. Or so it appears by the interview schedule. Last Sunday Chris Wallace interviewed White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on "Fox News S... [FishbowlDC]

Rove, Gibbs Cross Paths in FNC Green Room - Posted March 15, 2010
Former top President Bush aide Karl Rove and President Obama's press secretary Robert Gibbs ran into each other Sunday in the green room of FNC's Washington bureau. Despite their opposing politics and clashing tie colors, "Everyone was v... [FishbowlDC]

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Roots for Canada - Posted March 12, 2010
Robert Gibbs finally made good on his bet today with Dimitri Soudas, Candian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's spokesman. ... [PRNewser]

RTCA "Hopeful" That Obama Will Attend Dinner - Posted March 12, 2010
Now that Obama's overseas trip is delayed until next Sunday, will the President attend the Radio & TV Correspondents Association Dinner on Wednesday? Sources tell FishbowlDC that RTCA has reached out to the White House and are "hopeful" that the President will have a change of plans for the dinner. UPDATE:... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs Loses Bet, Wears Canadian Hockey Jersey in WH Briefing - Posted March 12, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs walked into today's White House briefing wearing a Canadian hockey jersey, which was met with plenty of laughter from the White House correspondents. Gibbs explained, "I'm making good on my aspect of my wager with Dimitri [Soudas], my Canadian, counterpart who is several hundred... [TVNewser]

The White House Finally Has Found Their Healthcare Enemy: Insurance Companies - Posted March 9, 2010
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Someone Teach Robert Gibbs How To Use Emoticons - Posted March 8, 2010
The Associated Press' Phillip Elliott takes a look into how and why the White House is increasingly using Twitter, in a story published today. However, don't expect White ... [PRNewser]

Robert Gibbs Joins Twitter - Posted February 13, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs joined Twitter today as "PressSec" with the following: Learning about "the twitter" - easing into this with first tweet - any tips? In six hours, Gibbs is closing in on 10,000 followers, and has been listed ... [PRNewser]

Less Laughter in White House Press Room - Posted February 11, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs cracked a joke about S... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 10, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day "As long as she's writing reminders on her hand may I suggest one more: buy condoms." -- Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Maher", tweeted on Fox News Contributor Sarah Palin. "Gibbs I gotta tell you something, you're no Sarah Palin." -- FNC's Sean Hannity, in defense of Palin... [FishbowlDC]

The Writing's On The Hand | Leno Exits Early Night | Phoenix Poachers | Google's Buzz - Posted February 9, 2010
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The Writing's On The Hand | Leno Exits Early Night | Phoenix Poachers | Google's Buzz - Posted February 9, 2010
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Gibbs Mocks Sarah Palin; Writes Down 'Talking Points' On Hand - Posted February 9, 2010
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Robert Gibbs Says KSM Will "Meet His Maker" - Posted February 1, 2010
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Sunday Show Preview: 01.31.10 - Posted January 29, 2010
• NBC's Meet the Press: David Axelrod,Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), NYT's David Brooks, CNBC's David Faber, WaPo's Eugene Robinson, ... [FishbowlDC]

Funnyman Gibbs Makes the Morning Rounds - Posted January 27, 2010
FOX & Friends spoke with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs earlier this morning. So did MSNBC's "Morning Joe" as well as CBS's "Early Show". In addition to discussing the more political notes of this evenings speech, they ended the segment by discussing a bookie ... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs Stars in White House iPhone App Video - Posted January 25, 2010
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The President's Media Diet - Posted January 25, 2010
One of the questions PRNewser sometimes asks in interviews is, "What do you read?" We're always interested in hearing from executives about what publications compose their media diet. Thankfully, none have given an answer akin to Sarah Palin's "all ... [PRNewser]

Sunday Show Preview 01.24.10 - Posted January 22, 2010
• NBC's Meet the Press: Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY, )WaPo's E.J. Dionne, BBC's Katty Kay, Peggy Noonan... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs Scheduled for 'Fox News Sunday' - Posted January 22, 2010
•White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is set to appear in the first segment of this week's "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace. As we ... [TVNewser]

Update: NBC News Files Complaint with White House Over ABC's Access - Posted January 21, 2010
> Update: An NBC News spokesperson tells us, "NBC News did not file a formal or informal complaint about this interview." > Earlier: TVNewser has learned that NBC News has filed a formal complaint with expressed concern to the White House press office over the distribution of presidential inter... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs Brings Damage Control to MSNBC - Posted January 21, 2010
The disconnect in messaging between what Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts means for health care reform, and what voters were actually trying to say was apparent within the lineup on MSNBC last night. Bracketed between former DNC chair Howard Dean and Hardball's ... [PRNewser]

Gibbs Statement on MA Senate Results - Posted January 20, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs issued the following statement in response to the Massachusetts Senate election results last night: For Immediate Release January 19, 2010 Statement from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs This evening the President spoke to both candidates in the hard-fought Massach... [PRNewser]

GOP and Dems Ready To Spin MA Election Results - Posted January 19, 2010
No matter how tonight's Massachusetts Senate election turns out, it already is much harder to spin from the Democratic perspective, as simply the reality of a close race in a state Barack Obama won by 26 points a year ago is a cause for alarm. Republican candidate ... [PRNewser]

Robert Gibbs On Pat Robertson's Haiti POV: "Utterly Stupid" - Posted January 14, 2010
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Gibbs Says He Hasn't Seen C-SPAN Letter - Posted January 5, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he hasn't seen C-SPAN's letter released today to House and Senate leaders asking for a more open electronic media allowance for C-SPAN's cameras. Real Clear Politics's White House reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

More on "Bitch" Politics - Posted December 22, 2009
Maybe Christmas will be enough to end this story once and for all, but it's doubtful. This afternoon in a White House briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) recent airplane incident involving the word "bitch" and a flight attendant. See Politico's report ... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs Goes to Bat for American Press Corp in Copenhagen - Posted December 19, 2009
When it comes down to it, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is nothing if not patriotic. At the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen Friday, Gibbs stood up for the American Press Corp when a crush of Chinese press tried to block them out. "I've gotta get my American guys in,"... [FishbowlDC]

Funny-Prickly Exchange at White House Briefing - Posted December 18, 2009
A comical yet prickly moment at a briefing this week between a reporter from The Washington Times and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: Q: Robert, can you address -- just related, but broadly -- growing concern on the left that the President feels he can... [FishbowlDC]

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Has Highest Approval Rating Of White House Staffers - Posted December 18, 2009
The White House Press Secretary has a higher approval rating than the President? According to one poll, yes, he does. The Clarus Research Group released a poll of people who claimed to "closely" follow the news, in which they asked for app... [PRNewser]

TWT's Congressional Reporter Pinch Hits at the White House - Posted December 2, 2009
Members of the White House press corps or those tuning into the daily press briefings may have noticed TWT's Kara Rowland pinch hitting at the White House. This is amidst newly announced massive cuts at TWT and the recent departures of ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: An Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted December 2, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... 7-'11: The point that WH senior administration officials had predicted would be the most "misunderstood" of POTUS's Afghan address was the focus of many a question in the briefing room. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs identified the July 2011 date as a "transition point" that ensures... [FishbowlDC]

Salahis Latest: Oh, The Plot Thickens - Posted December 2, 2009
There have been a few developments on State-Dinner-Party-Crashing-Gate that we wanted to fill you in on... We told you earlier this week that the House Homeland Security Committee plans to hold a hearing tomorrow on the "breakdown of security arrangements" the night of President Obama's first State Dinner. While we're still waiting to... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs on Afghanistan: 'It Can't Be An Open-Ended, Forever Commitment' - Posted December 1, 2009
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Salahis on "Today": "Truth Will Soon Come Out" - Posted December 1, 2009
Amidst reports this morning that this wasn't their first party crash and the Pentagon refuting their claims that their invitation came from DOD, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the now infamous White House party crashers, are appearing exclusively on the "Today Show" from the Washington bureau of NBC News. While Matt Lauer... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: An Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted November 30, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... For the Afghan Speech Bingo Card: While POTUS continued to work the phone tree of world leaders to outline (without specific numbers, the WH says) the new Af-Pak strategy to be unveiled tomorrow night at West Point, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs hit on several of... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: An Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted November 23, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Afghanistan TBA: In the first day back in the Brady briefing room in two weeks, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fielded a lot of lingering questions on the Afghan troop decision timeline. Another Sit Room meeting is scheduled for 1.5 hours this evening, and while RG... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 11.05.09 - Posted November 5, 2009
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Spinning Election Night Results - Posted November 4, 2009
Communications teams are still spinning results from last night's elections, in which Republicans won governor's races in New Jersey and Virgina. Republican Michael Bloomberg ... [PRNewser]

Ronnie Cho Bares (Almost) All at HBO Screening of "By the People" - Posted November 4, 2009
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Achoo! In the Briefing Room - Posted November 2, 2009
No wonder there's so many speculated cases of swine flu among the White House press corps... Today during press secretary Robert Gibbs' daily briefing, a reporter sneezed-- but not into her elbow, as the press corps had previously been advised by HHS Secretary ... [FishbowlDC]

Right Now in the "Situation Room" - Posted November 2, 2009
CNN's Wolf Blitzer has a unique and exclusive sit-down interview with team Obama-- White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, communications director Anita Dunn and senior advisor ... [FishbowlDC]

Campaigns Race To Get Word Out in Final 24 Hours Before Vote, Twitter Included - Posted November 2, 2009
Election day is tomorrow, and the press teams of several of the high profile races are working overtime to make sure not a minute of time is wasted. Particularly, gubernatorial campaigns in New Jersey and Virgina have attracted attention. In New Jersey, incumbent Jon Corzine (D) is up against Chris Christie... [PRNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 30, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Yep. What She Said: In an abbreviated briefing today (running against the seventh of the big Sit Room Af-Pak strategy meetings), Press Secretary Robert Gibbs backed Secy Hillary Clinton's sharp comments yesterday that she finds it "hard to believe" that Pakistan couldn't find al Qaeda... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.30.09 - Posted October 30, 2009
CBS' Mark Knoller tweets this pic this morning: "Trick or Treat. Gremlins, goblins and Knoller. (Mark o' Lantern by ... [FishbowlDC]

Did Robert Gibbs Broker Peace with Fox News? - Posted October 29, 2009
Our FishbowlDC colleagues were first to break the news that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reached out to Fox News SVP Michael Clemente, apparently to broker a peace agreement. Gibbs hosted Clemente a... [PRNewser]

Philly Publisher Still Bankrupt | iPhone app Could Put Your Art in Times Square | Fox and White House Play Nice | NYU Students Still Pissed Off - Posted October 28, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [Fishbowl NY]

Philly Publisher Still Bankrupt | iPhone app Could Put Your Art in Times Square | Fox and White House Play Nice | NYU Students Still Pissed Off - Posted October 28, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Econ... [FishbowlNY]

"Truce" Between White House and Fox News? - Posted October 28, 2009
Breaking: FishbowlDC scoops that Fox News SVP Michael Clemente met with White House Press Secretary ... [TVNewser]

Fox News and White House: "Truce" - Posted October 28, 2009
A very reliable source tells FishbowlDC that Fox News SVP Michael Clemente met with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs this morning and reached what some are calling a "truce." Clemente then met with the FNC Washington bureau and encouraged staff to remain "fair and balanced." ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 28, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... About that Af-Pak Strategy...: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' late entrance into the briefing room (ahem, 35 minutes after originally scheduled...) was welcomed by a brief audio clip from the back of the room that declared in a booming voice, "The President is powerful" -- likely... [FishbowlDC]

Brit Hume on the Fox Fight: 'Hoist a Jolly Roger, Pull out our Daggers and Look for More Throats to Slit' - Posted October 26, 2009
In your Monday morning Fox News vs. White House update, we have this from Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume, who tells the LATimes' Matea Gold: "We may be No. 1, but there is sort of an insurgent quality to Fox News. And that's kind of our attitude: 'Hoist a... [TVNewser]

'It's Go Time, Chuck' - Posted October 23, 2009
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on the "Today" show this morning with razor and shaving cream in hand as Al Roker and company pressed NBC WH correspondent Chuck Todd to shave his goatee on air after his recent loss in the ... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs on 'Today' Show: NBC's Chuck Todd Denied Pardon, Must Shave Goatee - Posted October 23, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... [PRNewser]

"Goatee Gamble": Goatee Remains, Charities Benefit - Posted October 23, 2009
At the end of "Goatee Gamble," the goatee remains, thus ending Chuck Todd's "insular nat'l goatee nightmare." The NBC White House correspondent... [FishbowlDC]

Poll: WH vs. Fox News - Posted October 21, 2009
The White House's war on/with Fox News has triggered a huge range of reactions in the media. WaPo's Ruth Marcus wrote "Obama's dumb war with Fox News" which got overwhelming response on wapo.com and Facebook. Politico's Mike... [FishbowlDC]

Maddow/Olbermann Invited to White House Chat with Obama, But Fox Isn't a News Organization? - Posted October 21, 2009
Here's a curious turn in the White House vs. Fox News fight. On Monday, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were among several people who attended an off-the-record briefing with Pres. Obama at the White House. Sources tell us other attendees at the two-and-a-half hour chat included ... [TVNewser]

Tapper Questions Gibbs about Fox - Posted October 20, 2009
•At this morning's press gaggle in White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' office, ABC's Jake Tapper grilled Gibbs on the White House's statements about Fox News, asking, "Can you explain why it's appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 19, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... The T-Word: In a rare morning on-camera briefing, Press Secy Robert Gibbs tag-teamed with Jared Bernstein and Melody Barnes, chief WH economic and domestic policy advisors, respecti... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Endorses Some Guy for Mayor - Posted October 14, 2009
The "Snow day" in politics yesterday didn't put other political battles on hold, including the race for mayor of New York city. Even with a solid performance by Democratic candidate Bill Thompson against incumbent billionaire Michael Bloomberg, he's not getting the love he needs from his party, according to HuffingtonPost: The most spectacular... [PRNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 13, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Bipartisan Reform? Ole!: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs competed with a South Lawn rehearsal for tonight's WH-hosted Fiesta Latina (Fox's Wendell Goler, interrupting his own line of questioning: "Is that Sheila E. I hear?") as he tackled a number of health care question... [FishbowlDC]

GQ's "50 Most Powerful in DC" List: One Degree of Obama - Posted October 13, 2009
Photo from GQ.com. Forget Kevin Bacon. President Barack Obama and VP ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.09.09 - Posted October 9, 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. The President woke up this morning a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Above is the photo that was brought to White House press secretary ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 8, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Two Sides of the Same Ugly Coin?: The Taliban-as-lesser-enemy thread was woven more intricately today, with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs distinguishing between the direct and "global threat" of al Qaeda and the "not homogeneous" Taliban that alternately provides safe haven for terrorists and promotes a... [FishbowlDC]

White House Comm. Dir. Hits Fox News: "Opinion Journalism Masquerading as News" - Posted October 8, 2009
"It's opinion journalism masquerading as news," White House communications director Anita Dunn says about Fox News in a Time piece by Michael Scherer. The mag hits newsstands tomorrow, but Scherer's piece is now available online. Excerpts:... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs on New Comm. Strategy: 'The Only Way to Get Somebody to Stop Crowding the Plate is to Throw a Fastball at Them. They Move.' - Posted October 8, 2009
The White House communications team is no longer taking prisoners when it comes to dealing with adversaries in the media. The administration, instead of just working through the media to fact check stories and statements, is going direct to the source. The president approves the strategy, telling aides to "call 'em out,"... [PRNewser]

White House Adviser on FNC: 'It's Opinion Journalism Masquerading as News' - Posted October 8, 2009
In next week's Time magazine, Michael Scherer writes about the White House's full court press...on the press, especially Fox News: The general in this war is Anita Dunn, 51, a veteran campaign strategist who arrived at the White House in May. ...she has become a devoted consumer of conservat... [TVNewser]

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]

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]

The Curl World: TWT & MTV - Posted October 2, 2009
After two months of getting drunk and hooking up, "The Real World" moved on to the reason it came to Washington in the first place: politics. We hear that one of the cast members for the 23rd season is Andrew Woods - a 21-year-old from Denver. Sources tell FishbowlDC that l... [FishbowlDC]

Quotables: Robert Gibbs - Posted October 1, 2009
Just a few good recent comments from White House press secretary Robert Gibbs: Politico's Click profiles Gibbs' rise to fame... "The one thing you realize so quickly is that, some days, you'll watch the evening news and you'll realize you're on two or three newscasts with different snippets, and you realize how qui... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted September 30, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... 2, 4, 6, 8, Who Do We Appreciate?: Despite an extraordinarily feisty briefing that included an array of reporters' follow-ups and several giggles (Gibbles?) from the podium, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs maintained that this week was not unusually loaded with news and that instead, "It's... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 09.30.09 - Posted September 30, 2009
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The Ticker: Claman, 60 + Vanity Fair, Gibbs... - Posted September 28, 2009
> FBN's Liz Claman is featured in Forbes for her "business sexy" wardrobe. Claman described herself as "the MacGyver of fashion." > "60 Minutes" EP ... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted September 28, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... "Call Tommy on Saturday.": With the WH announcement that POTUS will, in fact, jet to Copenhagen later Thursday to push for his hometown's 2016 Olympic bid, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had some splainin' to do about what has changed since Obama had said FLOTUS would... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Reporter to Robert Gibbs, "Did You Listen to What I Was Saying?" Gibbs: "We Had the Sound Off." - Posted September 28, 2009
Yesterday on CNN's "Reliable Sources," host Howard Kurtz assembled a panel to discuss the topic, "Obama vs. Cable News: Does Conflict Drive Coverage?" At one point in the discussion Kurtz asked panelist ... [PRNewser]

Obama's "Late Night" With Letterman - Posted September 22, 2009
Yesterday, ... [FishbowlDC]

HHS Secretary Calls on Elmo to Teach Chuck How to Sneeze into Sleeve - Posted September 17, 2009
At a briefing with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and press secretary Robert Gibbs this morning, NBC Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd sneezed-- but not into his sleeve, as we've all been precautioned! This drew a scolding from Secr... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted September 16, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider: Hot off the Presses: The highly anticipated release of Sen. Max Baucus's bipartisan legislation on health care drew little applause from a cautious WH, where Press Secretary Robert Gibbs deflected invitations to grade the bill. "I don't think this is a mirror of what the... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Will Do Five Sunday Shows - Posted September 14, 2009
Press secretary Robert Gibbs has confirmed to White House reporters this evening that President Obama will do an unprecedented five Sunday shows this week-- ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Univision. NYT's Adam Nagourney was ... [FishbowlDC]

Former Carter Press Secretary Jody Powell 1943-2009 - Posted September 14, 2009
Former Carter White House press secretary Jody Powell died of a heart attack this afternoon, ABC News, and other outlets, report. He was 65. >>UPDATE: Current White House press secretary Robert Gibbs issued this statement: State... [FishbowlDC]

White House Slams CNN over Potomac . What About the other Nets? - Posted September 11, 2009
Perhaps this was not the best day to be conduct a training exercise on the Potomac River, not far from the Pentagon which was attacked eight years ago this morning. Still, when reports began to surface that a suspicious vessel had been spotted on the Potomac, CNN went into high gear.... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted September 10, 2009
Politics Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry: The Outburst Heard 'Round the CSPAN Dials got a little more attention today at the WH briefing, where Press Secretary Robert Gibbs channeled No Drama Obama and accepted, again, Congressman Joe Wilson's apology for yelling "You Lie!" as his chamber hosted POTU... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs: 'I do Hope People Will Check in to the Reality of What's Going on in America Rather Than the Distraction of a Reality TV Show' - Posted September 9, 2009
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made the morning show rounds ahead of the president's address to congress tonight. When he turned up on Fox & Friends he took a shot at the FOX broadcast network for not carrying the address. Gibbs: I do hope the viewers of FOX will find a... [TVNewser]

The New York Times Goes "One-on-One" With Robert Gibbs - Posted September 8, 2009
In anticipation of what may be the most challenging week of the Obama presidency, The New York Times went "one-on-one" in a video interview with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. In a seemingly ... [PRNewser]

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]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted August 20, 2009
While most of today's class was your typical August snoozer - Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (somewhat liberally) estimated this morning that 90 percent of the WH is on vacay -- a few items worth scribbling about amid the summer school doldrums: Around the World: RG largely stuck to his previous comments on... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs' 50 Bucks Richer Today - Posted August 20, 2009
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FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted August 19, 2009
Class is Still in Session: "The argument's not over," Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said, beating back insinuations that the WH was losing steam on health care or focusing only on winning the Dems. RG continues to fight interpretations of weekend quotations (versus "must" references) that suggested a change in WH policy... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 08.19.09 - Posted August 19, 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]

Jon Stewart's Advice to Robert Gibbs, Obama: Stay On Message - Posted August 18, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c<td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspa... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.18.09 - Posted August 18, 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. That's ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Changes Email Rules After Fox News Questioned Tactics - Posted August 17, 2009
Politico's Mike Allen reports the White House is changing its email sign-up procedures after some recipients of a healthcare email complained that they had not asked to receive the updates. Last Thursday at the daily briefing, FNC White House correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.17.09 - Posted August 17, 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. Catching up on the Morning Reading List after a we... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 14, 2009
CBS' Face the Nation: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs. Roundtable with former Sen. Charles Hagel and Former Rep. Lee Hamilton. ABC's This Week w/ Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs on Healthcare Debate: Media Tend to Cover "X Said This, Y Said This" - Posted August 12, 2009
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FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted August 12, 2009
Grandma's Safe: Health care and yesterday's N.H. town hall -- surprise, surprise -- stole the spotlight at today's briefing. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked whether POTUS's having to explain that the government wouldn't kill Grandma was a sign that it was important to move a bill by the original August... [FishbowlDC]

Soccer Saturday: Gibbs & W - Posted August 10, 2009
Not that "W"...however, that's a soccer game I'd pay to watch. Far from Crawford TX, WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was spotted "kicking it" at the new W Hotel this weekend. Gibbs was one of the few folks that made the cut for a DC United VIP party held Saturday night. But Gibbs... [FishbowlDC]

Meet Jen Psaki - Posted August 6, 2009
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Morning Reading List 08.06.09 - Posted August 6, 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. What we know and what we're reading this Thursday ... [FishbowlDC]

Lee & Ling Back in the USA - Posted August 5, 2009
Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee just arrived safely back in the United States, in Burbank, CA. Their release from North Korea was negotiated by former President Bill Clinton yesterday. He accompanied the women home today and released thi... [FishbowlDC]

Clinton (Bill, Not Hillary) Heads to North Korea to Negotiate Release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee - Posted August 3, 2009
FishbowlDC reports former Pres. Bill Clinton has arrived in North Korea to help negotiate the release of CurrentTV journalists Laura Ling and ... [TVNewser]

Former Pres. Clinton Heading to North Korea to Negotiate For Detained Journos - Posted August 3, 2009
We learned late tonight that former President Bill Clinton is heading to North Korea to negotiate the freedom of detained American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the AP ... [FishbowlDC]

Plotkin Calls for WH Press Corps Rebellion - Posted August 3, 2009
Yesterday morning, on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, WTOP's Mark Plotkin ripped the President and press secretary Robert Gibbs for calling on their "front row favorites," saying that "all the press people sit there as mannequins" to ask "questions of the day and never ask any surprising questions." He goes on to say that... [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]

QOTD: Robert Gibbs - Posted August 3, 2009
"It's the president's birthday, and Chuck E. Cheese was booked." -White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, on the President's Senate luncheon tomorrow. (h/t Mike Memoli on Twitter) ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.31.09 - Posted July 31, 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. Above, check out ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 30, 2009
Too Cool for School: Bracing ourselves for perhaps the most highly anticipated "beer summit" this town has ever seen, reporters continued to hammer away at press secretary Robert Gibbs on the logistics for this evening's Gates-Crowley-Obama meet. Multiple requests for a fuller readout or soundbite opportunity were rebuffed. "We're his students,... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 28, 2009
"It's on the (White) House": As Gates-gate continues to make top headlines, press secretary Robert Gibbs fielded questions on the logistics for the three-man beer meeting Thursday evening (1800 EST). RG consistently characterized the event as a "casual" affair and with "no formal agenda, other than cold beer." But when reporters... [FishbowlDC]

Press Corps and Gibbs Plan "Beer Run" - Posted July 27, 2009
Fox News' Wendell Goler with other rowdy members of the press corps and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs had this priceless exchange in today's otherwise quiet press briefing... Q: Okay. And another subject, Officer Crowley is drinking Blue Moon, we hear Professor Gates is drinking Red Stripe or Becks -- wh... [FishbowlDC]

So Just Who Has Been Tweeting @WhiteHouse? Mystery Solved - Posted July 27, 2009
The mystery plaguing the blogosphere since White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' appearance on C-SPAN Friday morning has finally been solved. Who has been Tweeting updates on @WhiteHouse if Twitter if blocked on White House computers? ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.27.09 - Posted July 27, 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. From yesterday's ... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Makes Surprise Appearance At White House Daily Briefing - Posted July 24, 2009
Fishbowl DC has video of President Obama's unscheduled appearance in the White House briefing room this afternoon. The President appeared at the start of today's daily briefing &md... [TVNewser]

Afternoon Wrap-Up: White House Edition - Posted July 24, 2009
All the more fitting after the President's surprise visit to the briefing room today, two piece that may be of interest... • NYT White House correspondent Peter Baker has a piece today headlined "Obama Complains About the News Cycle but Manipulates It, Worrying Some." He writes, "perhaps no other president has been... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Makes Surprise Visit to the Briefing Room - Posted July 24, 2009
Right now, President Obama is in the White House briefing room, during the press corps' daily briefing, to address the comments he made Wednesday on the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. The President said in his prime-time presser that the Cambridge police acted "stupidly in arresting somebody when there... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter is Blocked on White House Computers?! - Posted July 24, 2009
White House press secretary ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 21, 2009
Herding Congress: On the eve of POTUS's fourth prime-time news conference, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had no trouble keeping health care in the spotlight in his daily briefing. Reporters pointed out that tomorrow's event would make the tenth in 10 days designed to push the WH message in the ongoing debate,... [FishbowlDC]

White House Changes Wednesday's Press Conference To 8pmET - Posted July 20, 2009
The White House just announced in a press release that President Obama's press conference this Wednesday will now be at 8pmET, instead of at 9pmET, as previously announced on Twitter. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs also made this announcement at the top of the daily briefing. RELATED: CBS announced today that it will... [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 15, 2009
Little News About the Big News: The two headline-hoggers of the week -- Sotomayor and healthcare -- made little progress in the briefing room today, though Press Secretary Robert Gibbs offered fresh (if altogether un-newsy) comments on each: To settle a long-standing question from the AP on how POTUS knew Sotomayor... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs and Dana Perino Reflect on Grueling White House Schedule - Posted July 14, 2009
Think your agency job is stressful? It's nothing compared to working at the White House. The Washington Post's Michael D. Shear digs into the intense demands of working at t... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List 07.14.09 - Posted July 14, 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. What we know and what we're reading this Tuesday ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 13, 2009
Back in the briefing room... Don't Get Out Your Pool Toys Just Yet: Political nerds everywhere are counting the days to the August Congressional recess to track the healthcare legislation nail-biter, but Press Secretary Robert Gibbs played it cool when asked whether the deed would get done by vacay time. "Maybe. I... [FishbowlDC]

White House Briefing Room Theater Starring Ana Marie Cox, Christina Bellantoni & Rick Klein - Posted July 7, 2009
The journos who aren't traveling with President Obama this trip are certainly keeping themselves entertained... Ana Marie Cox's Air America show "The Inside Story" took to the stage this evening with a web exclusive "White House Briefing Room Theater!" ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Is Robert Gibbs Stealing Chuck Todd's Flavor? - Posted July 6, 2009
Pic from Gavin's Twitter page. Patrick Gavin points out via Twitter (when he's not tweeting dudeido's) that ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 2, 2009
A truly brief pre-holiday weekend briefing started with Press Secretary/WH School Marm Robert Gibbs' scolding of NBC's Chuck Todd for another late entrance (though no one heard a two-minute warning). "Three times -- you've got to go to detention hall," RG announced. (Chucky T was allowed to stay.) But... Free Ice Cream?!:... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo 'Salon' Follow-Up: Weymouth Reacts, Ombudsman Weighs In, Gibbs Asked - Posted July 2, 2009
• WaPo publisher Katharine Weymouth responded to Politico's earlier 'salon' report in an interview with colleague Howard Kurtz. "Absolutely, I'm disappointed," she said. "This should never have happened... [FishbowlDC]

How Much Does Gibbs Make Compared To You? - Posted July 2, 2009
The White House posted a 29-page list of its employees' salaries late yesterday... WH press secretary Robert Gibbs, communications director Anita Dunn and director of speechwriting Jon Favreau all cap out at $172,200. WH deputy press secretary ... [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]

Robert Gibbs On MSNBC: "Easiest Thing For This Town To Do Is The Same Old Thing" - Posted June 30, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... [PRNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 30, 2009
Coup-La-La, Day II: Ousted Honduran President Zelaya's prospective visit to the U.S. was the focus of several briefing questions, but Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said most interactions on a potential visit would take place in Foggy Bottom, with no Obama-Zelaya one-on-one planned. The corps continued to question why the Obama team's... [FishbowlDC]

White House Correspondents Pulling Double-Duty - Posted June 29, 2009
That was CBS chief White House correspondent Chip Reid substituting for ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 29, 2009
"Coup-La-La!": Reacting to Sunday's ouster of Honduran President Zelaya, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that in the days leading to the coup, the administration "was attempting to prevent the type of unrest" that the Latin American nation saw over the weekend. He later called it a "severe disruption in any sort... [FishbowlDC]

Michael Jackson: DC Reflects - Posted June 29, 2009
"The King of Pop Dies at 50" WaPo cover didn't actually run, but for up to $249.95, you can own a commemorative print edition. T... [FishbowlDC]

WH Posts More Video Of Congressional Luau Dunkings - Posted June 29, 2009
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Shoot Dunk the Messenger - Posted June 26, 2009
Press Secretary to the President (or PS2POTUS) Robert Gibbs took a bath last night due to the ace throwing arm of Bill Plante of CBS News. The dunking tank at the White House luau is just another way the Obama administration is bringing humor and humility to its relationship with the 4th... [PRNewser]

Bill "Big Guns" Plante Gets Gibbs All Wet - Posted June 25, 2009
Members of Congress and press are taking out their aggression on the new administration at a White House luau this evening. Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanuel and congressional liaison, Phil Schiliro have all agreed to be the targets of a dunk tank on ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes From Today's Press Briefing - Posted June 25, 2009
<bI Don't Really Wanna Fight No More: The briefing room cooled considerably from yesterday's >exchange over how Press Secretary Robert Gibbs helps orchestrate the presidential newsers, as today's class opened with a detailed discussion of how not to omit the press from tonight's dunk tank fun at the WH luau for... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 24, 2009
When "Two Minutes" Equals Two Minutes: A prompt Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took the briefing room's first row off guard today as network and wire bigwigs trickled into their seats. "I feel like we're running out of a tunnel at a big football game," Gibbs joked. "Is the Huffington Post here?"... [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]

RTCA: The Pre & After Parties - Posted June 21, 2009
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RTCA Dinner Wrap-Up - Posted June 21, 2009
We think the President said it best- "The jokes may not be as good, but neither is the guest list." There were no TomKat or Ashton and Demi sightings. The biggest star (and highest dress slit) in the room was former Miss California ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes From Friday's Press Briefing - Posted June 19, 2009
"Iran, We're Just Not That Into You"?: Pushback on WH response to the growing Iranian tension continued today as reporters challenged whether the House resolution expressing support for Tehran's demonstrators was meant to fill a void left by a restrained executive branch. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs argued that the WH welcomes... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.19.09 - Posted June 19, 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. Tonight's the Radio & TV Correspondents Assoc... [FishbowlDC]

More RTCA Dets: CBS Pre-Parties, Maddow Guest Bartends At MSNBC After-Party, Gibbs To Play MC Rove - Posted June 18, 2009
Ok, we're kidding about Robert Gibbs playing this year's MC Rove, but we have learned of a few more legitimate details to share with you about tomorrow evening's RTCA dinner... • CBS News is hosting a pre-party on the second floor of the convention center. There will be a live band and... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 18, 2009
JK! LOL!: Correspondents donned their Sunday best and straightened their ties and posture amid rumors that Press Secretary Robert Gibbs would bring another special buddy to the briefing room today. When he arrived with his usual team, audible groans led him to offer to walk out again to a standing ovation,... [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 Press Briefing - Posted June 12, 2009
Prof. Rice Comes to Washington: To round out his week of guests, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice speak to the class today. She outlined the recently passed resolution on sanctions for North Korea, citing five main points in the document: 1) complete embargo on arms; 2) new... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted June 10, 2009
WH on 14th St. News: Amid speculation that this afternoon's breaking news from the Holocaust Museum could be tied to the recent POTUS visit to the concentration camp in Buchenwald, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declined to speculate with little confirmed details on the shooting."Let me separate the two," he said, noting... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Interview: Rising Star - ABC News' Jake Tapper - Posted June 10, 2009
Unless you live under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard the name "Jake Tapper." As a White House correspondent for ABC News and one of news media's fastest rising stars, Tapper has quickly established "golden boy" status in Washington. We got to know the golden boy a little better in... [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]

Morning Media Menu Podcast Turns Six Months Old - Posted June 9, 2009
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Morning Media Menu Podcast Turns Six Months Old - Posted June 9, 2009
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FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 8, 2009
Another Guest-Lecturer: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs ceded time at the top for Jared Bernstein of the VPOTUS team to do a little show-and-tell on the Recovery Act. Bernstein pulled out one of the swanky briefing room screens to help outline 10 major projects in the works for the second, "accelerated" stage... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs Wins PRSA's PR Pro of the Year - Posted June 5, 2009
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs--or PS2POTUS as I've dubbed him in a previous post--won the Public Relations Society of America's ... [PRNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 2, 2009
Crawling Toward Trip Time: With many WH press corps heavies busy packing their bags for the POTUS trip to the Middle East and Europe, the Brady briefing room saw a lot of B-team faces today. General pace was slow, a good indicator being that Press Secretary Robert Gibbs used the "won't... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 1, 2009
More on Motown: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fielded a number of questions on this morning's GM bankruptcy announcement- primarily revolving around the terms and duration of the government's auto ownership. When he was pushed on the issue, Gibbs defended that "I took a few of those [economic] classes," and, in ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted May 29, 2009
Paging Rush Limbaugh: Though he had refused to backtrack on the YouTube appellates-as-policymakers clip, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tackled Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's other controversial soundbite, noting at the end of today's briefing that "I think she'd say that her word choice in 2001 was poor" when she... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted May 27, 2009
What we almost missed today... Poor Wayne Allard :( The Washington Times forgets Colorado recently had a Republican senator. Don't...er, do quit your day job? Robert Gibbs is a regular ... [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]

Gibbs: "Somebody Pull Chuck The Tape From NBC" - Posted May 20, 2009
A quick note on today's White House daily briefing... Press Secretary Robert Gibbs referred Chuck Todd back to NBC's broadcasts. "Somebody pull Chuck the tape from NBC," Gibbs joked. Todd was asking a question on human rights groups and the President's speech tomorrow. From the WH's transcript, "I'd refer you back to... [FishbowlDC]

Anyone Who Says '40' Isn't Fab, Hasn't Met Jon Meacham - Posted May 19, 2009
Named editor of Newsweek at only 29 (clearly, I have some catching up to do), Jon Meacham turns 40 tomorrow and things are certainly looking good. The "new" Newsweek hit news stands yesterday while Meacham grilled Treasury Sec. Timothy Geithner... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Yesterday's Press Briefing - Posted May 14, 2009
Sorry, we're a day late due to some technical difficulties... To Release or Not To Release: WH took a 180 in announcing they've drawn new battle lines in a FOIA-initiated lawsuit to release photos of detainee abuse by U.S. personnel. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who had previously (see: late April) painted the... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs Confiscates Noisy Cell Phone - Posted May 13, 2009
White House Press... [PRNewser]

Gibbs: "Just Put It On Vibrate, Man" - Posted May 13, 2009
An all too common occurrence in the briefing room- the interrupting cell phone ring- and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has seemingly had enough. While taking questions on the serious topic of the President's decision not to release detainee abuse photos, Human Events' John Gizzi's cell phone went off. "Just put... [FishbowlDC]

Cell Phones Interrupt Already Contentious White House Briefing - Posted May 13, 2009
The White House press briefing this afternoon has been contentious, with some major give-and-take between CNN's Ed Henry, ABC's Jake Tapper and other correspondents as they pressed press secretary Robert Gibbs over ... [TVNewser]

Gibbs Puts the Smack Down on Journo Cells - Posted May 13, 2009
FBDC hears that Robert Gibbs just confiscated the reporters' phones that are going off during his presser on detainee photos - very funny! UPDATE: Thanks to C-SPAN, we've got the video: ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted May 12, 2009
What we almost missed today... • ABC's George Will will be the master of ceremonies at the 2009 Bradley Prizes, which will be held June 3rd at the Kennedy Center. The four Bradley Prize recipients include Bill Kristol. • We told you earlier today about the White House press briefing in which Press... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 12, 2009
Brought to You by Coca-Cola: Healthcare remained the favored topic in the briefing room as reporters floated several legislative proposals before Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Amid news of a proposed "soda tax" that some Senate players are considering to defray healthcare reform costs, Gibbs was asked for reaction to the related... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 11, 2009
Back to business after WHCD weekend... That's Cheney You Can Believe In: In response to a newsworthy "Face the Nation" appearance by the former vice president, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said of the former #1 and #2 that he was "struck" by the "markedly different views to their lives," as the Obama... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 8, 2009
Barackin' the Casbah?: THE speech from the Muslim world -- not to be confused with POTUS's address in Turkey last month (sorry, Turkey) -- is set to be delivered from Egypt on June 4, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced today. Gibbs twice called Egypt "the heart of the Arab world" and... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 7, 2009
Three's... Funny Company: The immediate prelude to the Robert Gibbs Show today was an afternoon stakeout hosted by new-BFFs-on-ed-reform Al Sharpton, Michael Bloomberg, and Newt Gingrich, following their POTUS rendezvous. Sharpton recognized that he and sidekick Gingrich "have not agreed on anything politically" and Gibbs would later call the group "quite... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 6, 2009
"Robert, You Got Shorter!": Some oohs and aahs welcomed today's surprise briefing room guest as Secretary Clinton joined the party to discuss this morning's Af-Pak meetings. "I successfully avoided this room for eight years," she smiled. The secretary hailed "very promising early signs" and reiterated support for the two leaders, noting... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 5, 2009
Come on Down -- You're the Next Contestant!: Deputy Secretary of State Jack Lew joined the party today to announce the administration's global health initiative budget proposal: $63 billion over six years primarily directed toward "a lot of countries in Africa." The Obama team tipped their hats to President Bush and... [FishbowlDC]

White House, Warren Buffett Won't Bail Out Newspapers - Posted May 5, 2009
This week, both billionaire Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffet and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made clear that the newspaper industry shouldn't expect the gov... [Fishbowl NY]

White House, Warren Buffett Won't Bail Out Newspapers - Posted May 5, 2009
This week, both billionaire Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffet and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made clear that the newspaper industry shouldn't expect the gov... [FishbowlNY]

Gibbs Sez Prez Sez No Bailouts for Newspapers - Posted May 5, 2009
From Breitbart: Robert Gibbs was responding to a reporter who asked what the White House thought about the recent closure of several US... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List: 05.05.09 - Posted May 5, 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. It is day 106 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 4, 2009
SCOTUS Idol: Supreme Court Justice David Souter's retirement announcement still hangs over the news cycle as anticipation of his replacement pick has heated up. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, fending off speculation that POTUS will prioritize race and gender, outlined a veritably bi-partisan list of traits for the ideal candidate, "whether it's... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted May 1, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy What we almost missed today... • Just in time for the weekend, NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 1, 2009
OMG! POTUS?!: A surprised press corps leapt to its feet as Obama dropped in on this afternoon's briefing, "I'm sorry that Gibbs is screwing this up," he joked. "There's a job to do, you've got to do it yourself." Press Secretary Robert Gibbs slid to the side for his boss, saying,... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Surprises The Briefing Room... - Posted May 1, 2009
President Obama made a rare and surprise visit to the briefing room just now, interrupting Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' daily briefing to talk about Justice David Souter. ... [FishbowlDC]

Ari Fleischer on the White House Press Corps and Cable News "Landscape" - Posted April 30, 2009
Today at the Paley Center for Media, the IFC Media Project hosted a panel on how national and international press coverage differs. Katty Kay of the BBC described the European media's campaign coverage. "Let's n... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 30, 2009
Joe Says It Ain't So: This morning's statement from the VP's office -- meant to walk back his Today Show comments on advising family members not to take public transportation -- sparked several questions of clarification from the WH press corps. ABC's Jake Tapper, dissatisfied with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' re... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper to Gibbs: "I Sympathize With You Trying to Explain the Vice President" - Posted April 30, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden's Today show appearance this morning has been the talk of the cablers today, after the VP said, "I would tell members of my family, and I have, that I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now." (And more — video after the jump.) CNN, FNC and MSNBC were... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 28, 2009
Swine Flu is SO Yesterday: Even with the normal whitehouse.gov monitor on the briefing stage replaced by "cdc.gov/swineflu," the dominant news in the briefing was Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter's explosive party-switching announcement, which blew up the Capitol Hill lunch hour. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the president learned of the news... [FishbowlDC]

Vote: First 100 Days - Grading the White House Press Corps - Posted April 28, 2009
We began this poll last Friday but are keeping it open until 10pmET tomorrow night, through the president's news conference. What Grade Would You Give the White House Press Corps?(online surveys) And while Press Secretary ... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 27, 2009
Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: A number of questions in today's White House briefing seemed to stump Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who pledged to return with more information (though he didn't use the Gibbsism "endeavor"). AP's Jennifer Loven, current WHCA president, pointed out that it used to be that "if there was a question to... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs: "It's The Most Fun I've Ever Had" - Posted April 27, 2009
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made his first appearance on NBC's "Me... [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]

Gibbs on Being White House Press Secretary "Funnest, Most Rewarding Job I've Ever Had" - Posted April 27, 2009
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made his first appearance on NBC's "Me... [PRNewser]

Robert Gibbs Gives the Press Corps an "A" - Posted April 24, 2009
CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs for CNN's First 100 Days special that will air this weekend. During the conversation, Gibbs gave the press corps a top grade. "I'd give them a strong A," Gibbs told Blitzer. "You guys watch everyday. There are tough questions each and... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted April 24, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Newsweek's Jon Meacham and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin CBS' Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Patrick Le... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 23, 2009
We Want to Play, Too: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that the third White House-based Obama news conference is scheduled for next Wednesday at 8 p.m., following the POTUS trip to St. Louis. When reporters jabbed that this was a good way for the administration to highlight the 100-day mark that... [FishbowlDC]

Anchor Chairs: The White House Seating Chart - Posted April 23, 2009
As part of a TIME photo essay — "Obama's First 100 Days: Behind-the-Scenes Photos" — Time.com features a pic of the seating chart used for February's White House press luncheon. The guest list included ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Moran Leaves WH Communications Post - Posted April 22, 2009
PRNewser: Ellen Moran is leaving her post as White House Communications Director to become the Chief of Staff at the Department of Commerce. As Politico's Ben Smith says, it's not a common trajectory. The ... [FishbowlDC]

Ellen Moran Leaves White House Communications Post - Posted April 22, 2009
Ellen Moran is leaving her post as White House Communications Director to become the Chief of Staff at the Department of Commerce. As Politico's Ben Smith says, it's not a common trajectory. The ... [PRNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 21, 2009
Time for a Detention?: Another very late start today (even after two official delays to the briefing time). Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: "My apologies for being tardy. I never worked in high school, but I ask your patience on that." We Can Handle the Truth: The press-versus-podium rumble du jour was over... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 20, 2009
No Funny Business: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs hadn't taken his first stab at a joke at the podium today when AP's Jennifer Loven warned him, on the issue of Obama's $100 million in cuts: "It's not funny." Loven, followed by others in the corps, challenged whether this should be... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper's Twitter Triggers Attention - Posted April 16, 2009
Jake Tapper is no stranger to controversy. The ABC News WH correspondent is known for his aggressive approach to journalism and for famously butting heads with WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. But today, it's a "tweet" that is fueling the fire. ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 15, 2009
"The Tea Party People": While Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has avoided directly addressing the tea parties currently sweeping the nation in protest of taxes and big government, hundreds gathered across the street in Lafayette Park this Tax Day helped put the issue back in the briefing room. As Gibbs repeated that... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 14, 2009
Spin Me Right Round: In a rare move by the young administration, the State Department ceded the Obama team's official North Korea announcement to the White House, where Press Secretary Robert Gibbs opened the briefing by labeling North Korea's withdrawl from the six-party talks to denuclearize a "serious step in the... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 13, 2009
BoWatch: The briefing was nearly an hour old when AP Radio's Mark Smith pitched the first "First Dog" question. "Thanks for leaving it to me, guys," he laughed, only to be followed by a flurry of questions surrounding the canine royalty's official arrival at the White House tomorrow. As one reminded... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 9, 2009
Back in the press briefing room... Arrghh: This week's Somali pirate attack has again put high-seas safety on the front page and in the forefront of State and White House briefings. While questions of "pirate negotiations" elicited snickers over at Foggy Bottom this morning, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was dead-serious... [FishbowlDC]

White House Press Office Accidentally Sends Draft Version of Obama Schedule to Press Corps - Posted April 8, 2009
A TVNewser tipster emailed us Pres. Obama's schedule for tomorrow that is made available for the press covering him. Ordinarily, not a big deal. But it turns out whoever sends out the final version to the press corps forgot to delete an earlier conversation thread. It contains a glimpse of how the President's... [TVNewser]

Jake, We Owe You One - Posted April 6, 2009
TVNewser: ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper is profiled by National Review Online's Mark Hemingway... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper on Being "Tough and Consistent" and Conservative Praise - Posted April 6, 2009
ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper is profiled by National Review Online's Mark Hemingway, and the conservative Website had high praise for the reporter who ... [TVNewser]

Quotable - Posted April 1, 2009
"So that is what I have to report while you guys were watching movies." -White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs during a press gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to London. ... [FishbowlDC]

Join the "I Knew Robert Gibbs Back When..." Facebook Group - Posted March 31, 2009
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has found himself at the center of his own Facebook group, aptly titled, "I Knew Robert Gibbs Back When..." The group has 151 members, consisting of what seems to... [PRNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 30, 2009
What's So Funny About Warranties?: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs seemed all too tempted to comment on a suave cell ring tone interruption in today's briefing, but kept it to a giggle as he tried to continue his explanation on the administration's pledge to ensure warranties on autos that could go under.... [FishbowlDC]

Happy Birthday Gibbs! - Posted March 30, 2009
How did Mike Allen miss this?! WashTimes' Christina Bellantoni points out "White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... [FishbowlDC]

White House Press Corps Fights Back Against Late Briefings - Posted March 27, 2009
As the daily press briefing began this afternoon at 2:07pmET, several members of the White House press corps spoke up to press secretary Robert Gibbs about his tardiness. FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 27, 2009
Back from the Principal's Office: Chronic tardiness might get you in trouble at school, but here it's the classroom of reporters that's fed up with the lecturer's lateness. After a delayed two-minute warning to accommodate reporters returning from a stakeout of the bankers meeting with the president this afternoon, Press Secretary... [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]

Gibbs Amazed Anyone Cares Who the President Calls On - Posted March 26, 2009
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says he's "absolutely amazed that anybody in America cares about who the President picks at a news conference or the mechanism by which he reads his prepared remarks." Gibbs sat down with WaPo's Lois Romano to discuss President Obama's choices for reporter questions for the latest "... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 25, 2009
Welcome Back, Bill: Sitting and standing room were packed today (disgruntled reporters who didn't get a question at last night's presser?), and a few front-row seats were filled by substitutes for the regularly scheduled correspondents (who might still be recovering). CBS veteran Bill Plante was among those making a return to... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 23, 2009
If your name's not Rush or Rick...: There's no love lost between the Obama team and NYT's Paul Krugman, who has used his clout as a Nobel laureate to voice consistent criticism of the administration's economic policies. But rather than engage in another one-on-one with a critic, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 20, 2009
Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: Responding to questions on the Congressional Budget Office's release of new numbers this morning on the trillion-gazillion-bajillion-sized deficit and its potential growth in the coming years, Robert Gibbs said it'd be "hard to predict seven to ten years into the future" but added that the president is... [FishbowlDC]

Around the Blogs: Ad $$$....Sneaky Gibbs....CNBC.... - Posted March 17, 2009
• AgencySpy: In 2008, Cable TV ad spending was up; almost all other media, down... • FishbowlDC: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs sneaks up on a member of the press corps during a live shot... • ... [TVNewser]

Gibbs on Cheney: "I Guess Rush Limbaugh Was Busy" - Posted March 16, 2009
Another White House briefing, another mention of Rush Limbaugh. CNN's Ed Henry asked about former VP Dick Cheney... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 13, 2009
First Rush, Then ...: This reporter isn't usually obsessed with Jon Stewart, but the man is making real news this week. His highly trafficked video with CNBC's Jim Cramer from last night's episode made a splash in the briefing room today, too. Robert Gibb... [FishbowlDC]

MSNBC Producers Asked Not To Highlight Cramer/Stewart - Posted March 13, 2009
A TVNewser tipster tells us MSNBC producers were asked not to incorporate the Jim Cramer/Jon Stewart interview into their shows today. In fact, the only time it came up on MSNBC was during the White House briefing, when a member of the press corps asked Press Secretary ... [TVNewser]

Did Chip Reid Just Say That? - Posted March 12, 2009
At 2:06pmET at the White House press briefing... ... [TVNewser]

Gibbs & Reid Put WH Reporter To Sleep - Posted March 12, 2009
An unidentified reporter nods off in the second row of the briefing room while CBS' Chip Reid asks Press Secretary Robert Gibbs a question about a possible second stimulus. UPDATE: We hear from a tipster that the reporter is WSJ's Laura Meckler... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 11, 2009
Put Up Your Toys: With no urgent mid-afternoon breaking news, six blackberries and three laptops were simultaneously taking fierce button-poundings as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs worked the podium today. Tweeting? Minesweeper? Or just diligent reporters? Do I Have to Separate You Two?: Gibbs qualified some of his early remarks in... [FishbowlDC]

Goler's Self-Indulgent Ringer ID'ed - Posted March 11, 2009
We told you yesterday in our new FishPoolDC report that Fox's Wendell Goler's cell phone went off, disrupting Robert Gibbs' daily press briefing. We couldn't immediately identify the ring, but a friend in ... [FishbowlDC]

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]

FishPoolDC: Take A Press Seat Inside the Briefing Room - Posted March 9, 2009
You've seen Robert Gibbs' dodge a question on cable, or in person. You've read the pool reports. Now FBDC takes you to the press seats for an insider's look at the White House daily briefing... No complaints from the corps today about the stubborn briefing room doors. Any stragglers entering the room... [FishbowlDC]

The News/Fake News Intersection: Beck, Cramer - Posted March 6, 2009
On Wednesday night, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart delivered a lengthy rant against CNBC, of which Jim Cramer was a major part, and The Colbert Report's ... [TVNewser]

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]

Quote of the Day - Posted March 6, 2009
"I now have three radios. Chuck, I assume, won't ask a question without giving me a big screen TV -- it's still in the box. So, you know, when I get my 60-inch TV from NBC..." -White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in a gaggle on Air Force One en... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Menu With Tammy Haddad: 'Do You Want to be Number One?' - Posted March 6, 2009
Today on the Menu we welcome the always lovely and delightful Tammy Haddad. Haddad has had a long career in the broadcast world saw her produce for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, NBC and CBS. Now, as president and founder of Haddad Media and, needless to say, a force in new... [Fishbowl NY]

Morning Media Menu With Tammy Haddad: 'Do You Want to be Number One?' - Posted March 6, 2009
Today on the Menu we welcome the always lovely and delightful Tammy Haddad. Haddad has had a long career in the broadcast world saw her produce for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, NBC and CBS. Now, as president and founder of Haddad Media and, needless to say, a force in new... [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]

Haddad on the "Menu": "You Have to be Do-It-Yourself" - Posted March 6, 2009
Tammy Haddad (founder of Haddad Media) joined us this morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu to talk about the future of the industry. Haddad will be moderating a panel on the "New Tools of the Trade" at the TV... [TVNewser]

Tammy Haddad on the Morning Media Menu - Posted March 6, 2009
If you're in the TV news industry, chances are you know Tammy Haddad. Her long career in the broadcast world saw her produce for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, NBC and CBS. Now, as president and founder of Haddad Media, she's a force in new media. And she'll moderate a panel at... [FishbowlDC]

The Collection Grows... - Posted March 5, 2009
"I would like to announce here that my son needs a college fund and my car is a little bit old..." -Robert Gibbs on the generosity of the WH press corps with its radios. Check out WTOP's Mark Plotkin after the jump. ... [FishbowlDC]

Update: Even More Radios for Gibbs - Posted March 5, 2009
It's like Christmas over at the White House Press Office today, if your wish list includes portable, desktop, clock, in-dash radios with iTunes tagging and FM adapters for iPods. Hot 99.5 radio personality Kane lead a motorcade (very presidential) from Clear Channel Radio studios in Rockville, MD to the White House this... [FishbowlDC]

Around the mb Blogs - Posted March 5, 2009
• FishbowlLA has the video from Rachel Maddow's appearance today on "The View." Which host praised the MSNBC anchor for doing "an exceptional job"? You may be surprised... • FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

Gibbs Now Has Plenty of Radios to Choose From - Posted March 5, 2009
Donned in an ABC News Radio hat, WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was presented with another radio by ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Oh Snap! WTOP's Jim Farley on Chuck Todd & Robert Gibbs - Posted March 5, 2009
This afternoon, Mark Plokin will deliver an HD Radio to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at a 2:45 press briefing and Jim Farley will treat NBC's Chuck Todd to... [FishbowlDC]

At Today's Press Briefing... - Posted March 3, 2009
Commenting on RNC Chairman Michael Steele's apology to Rush Limbaugh, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had this to say at today's press briefing: "I was a little surprised by the speed in which Mr. Steele, the head of the RNC, apologized to the head of the Republican Party." ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Knocks Jim Cramer For Calling Obama Budget "Greatest Wealth Destruction By a President" - Posted March 3, 2009
NBC's Tom Costello, on duty at the White House today, asked press secretary Robert Gibbs about some comments made by his CNBC colleague ... [TVNewser]

What Hath Rick Wrought? Playboy Takes Down a Post; CJR.org Prints "Off the Record" Comments - Posted March 2, 2009
On February 19, CNBC's Rick Santelli made his now-famous call for a Chicago Tea Party. ... [TVNewser]

"Budget Cuts Or Something?" -Morning Joe Guest Gov. Deval Patrick - Posted February 24, 2009
According to weather.com, it feels about 15 degrees out today and probably even colder at 6am when MSNBC's Morning Joe begins airing. Beautiful day to anchor for a few hours from the White House North Lawn! ... [FishbowlDC]

Broadcasting/"Freezing" on the White House Lawn - Posted February 24, 2009
MSNBC's Morning Joe spent the morning broadcasting from outside the White House, shivering and describing how cold it was throughout the show. As Mika Brzezinski wrote on Twitter: "FREEZING t... [TVNewser]

Morning Joe Broadcasts From White House - Posted February 23, 2009
MSNBC's Morning Joe will broadcast live from the White House tomorrow, and the show will feature several members of the Obama administration during the three-hour show. Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist will interv... [TVNewser]

Morning Joe at the White House - Posted February 22, 2009
FBDC has learned MSNBC's "Morning Joe" will broadcast live from the White House Tuesday to preview President Obama's Address to Congress that evening. The 3-hour show anchored by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist will includ... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs Blasts Cable News - Posted February 20, 2009
WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs blasted cable news and responded to Rick Santelli's outburst on CNBC about President Obama's mortgage plan. In response to a question from CBS' Chip Reid: "I also think that its tremendously important t... [FishbowlDC]

White House Responds to Santelli's Outburst - Posted February 20, 2009
A few minutes ago, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs responded to CNBC's Rick Santelli and his outburst which tapped into populist anger over some of the policies of the month-old Obama Administration. CBS's Chip Reid asked Gibbs, referring... [TVNewser]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted February 19, 2009
What we almost missed today... Talking Points Memo tops Time's 25 Best Blogs of 2009. Other blogs making the cut include HuffPost (#2), Daily Dish (#5) and the Conscience of a Liberal: Paul Krugman (#10). Michael Scherer will have a profile of White House... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted February 13, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Obama senior advisor David Axelrod and a political roundtable of National Journal's Ron Brownstein, WaPo's Eugene Robinson, Politico's Roger Simon and WSJ's ... [FishbowlDC]

Daily Show Takes the Show to the White House - Posted February 12, 2009
The Daily Show is on the loose at the White House... yesterday afternoon John Oliver taped segments in the briefing room with various correspodents. Our friends at Yeas & Nays spotted Oliver sticking around for press secretary ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List: 02.11.09 - Posted February 11, 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper "To Be This Administration's David Gregory"? - Posted February 10, 2009
In the wake of last week's contentious exchange between ABC's Jake Tapper and White House press secretary ... [TVNewser]

Cable By The Numbers - Posted February 10, 2009
According to reports released by ThinkProgress... 2 to 1: Appearances by Republican congressmen on the cablers two weeks ago to discuss the House stimulus package as compared to their Democratic counterparts (51 Republican appearances, 26 Democrat) 75: Appearances by Democrats in week two of t... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 02.10.09 - Posted February 10, 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

"Get Him A 6-Pack of Budweiser and We'll Meet Hannity Wherever He Wants To Go" - Posted February 10, 2009
In addition to Morning Joe, Robert Gibbs stopped by Fox & Friends and the subject included that beer sit-down between Sean Hannity and Pres. Obama. Here's the beer backstory. This morning fr... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs: "Is It Really Going to be Sen. Scarborough?" - Posted February 10, 2009
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was a guest on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning. But before Joe and Mika got in their questions, Gibbs had a question for Joe: Scarborough: Robert Gibbs. How you doing? Brzezinski: It is great to see you. Gibbs: Joe, c... [TVNewser]

Tapper to Gibbs: Obama "Doesn't Believe in Transparency?" - Posted February 5, 2009
Politico's Michael Calderone highlights a contentious exchange between press secretary Robert Gibbs and ABC News' ... [TVNewser]

Obama's First Prime Time News Conference Scheduled - Posted February 5, 2009
Robert Gibbs announced at today's press conference that Pres. Obama will hold his first prime-time news conference next Monday at 8 p.m. and he will take questions from reporters. ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlNY: WaPo's Chris Cillizza on Twittering the WH Briefings - Posted February 4, 2009
FishbowlNY's Glynnis MacNicol caught up with WashPost's Chris Cillizza, who has been Twittering Robert Gibbs' daily briefings since day one. He tells Glynnis (a Cillizza Twitter fan, by the way), "You have to recognize the ridiculous in ord... [FishbowlDC]

State of "State of the Union" - Posted January 26, 2009
"State of the Union," CNN's weekend show anchored by John King, was in its new studio for the first time yesterday. Among the guests that joined King were David Plouffe and Mayor ... [TVNewser]

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]

CBS' Bill Plante Challenges White House Press Secretary over ABC's Inauguration Night Exclusive - Posted January 22, 2009
CBS's Bill Plante just now at Robert Gibbs' first White House press briefing, questioned the administration over ABC's inauguration night exclusive with President Obama... Plante: How is it tra... [TVNewser]

Where To Watch The Obamas' First Dance? ABC Only, For Now - Posted January 18, 2009
Sprinkled within the generous helping of Inauguration coverage on every network will be a few moments that are only offered on specific channels. The Washington Post's Paul Farhi writes ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted January 16, 2009
Meet The Press: Rahm Emanuel, Incoming White House Chief of Staff, Tom Brokaw, NBC News, David Brooks, New York Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidentia... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.12.09 - Posted January 12, 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]

A Holiday Sunday Schedule - Posted December 26, 2008
FishbowlDC's Patrick Gavin has the entire Sunday show schedule for this weekend. Some highlights include David Axelrod on NBC and CBS, Robert Gibb... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 26, 2008
Meet the Press: David Axelrod. Richard Wolffe of Newsweek, Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair and Michelle Singletary of the Washington Post. This Week: Sen. Bob... [FishbowlDC]

More on Sunday's NYT Magazine Piece on Obama and the Press - Posted December 18, 2008
The full article from Sunday's NYT Magazine profile of Barack Obama's incoming press secretary ... [Fishbowl NY]

More on Sunday's NYT Magazine Piece on Obama and the Press - Posted December 18, 2008
The full article from Sunday's NYT Magazine profile of Barack Obama's incoming press secretary ... [FishbowlNY]

The More Things Change, Etc.: Obama Emulated Bush Press Tactics - Posted December 17, 2008
Over at Politico Michael Calderone go... [Fishbowl NY]

The More Things Change, Etc.: Obama Emulated Bush Press Tactics - Posted December 17, 2008
Over at Politico Michael Calderone go... [FishbowlNY]

Gibbs Will Be Ready For You - Posted December 9, 2008
From The Washington Post's Anne Kornblut: Robert Gibbs, the incoming White House press secretary, is reportedly taking the job very seriously -- so seriously, in fact, that he is doing press secretary prep work during th... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.08.08 - Posted December 8, 2008
Good morning, Washington. These seats are from the bar of what DC restaurant? Email us with your best guess and we'll include correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a... [FishbowlDC]

Dee Dee's Advice For Gibbs - Posted December 4, 2008
Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers has some advice for incoming press secretary Robert Gibbs: "Never take it personally, never lose your sense of humor, because on any given day, on every given day, you'll need both.... [FishbowlDC]

Who Gets to Ask a Question at News Conference, Day 3? - Posted November 26, 2008
For the past couple days, as President-elect Barack Obama has held daily news conferences, we've been keeping track of which journalists get to ask the questions. Politico's ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.13.08 - Posted November 13, 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 t... [FishbowlDC]

"MSNBC Would Be Well Served to Air Morning Joe for 12 Hours a Day" - Posted November 10, 2008
So, "F" bombs notwithstanding, Morning Joe has become a daytime hit for MSNBC. Washington Whispers crunched the numbers and found Joe is doing better than the show it replaced amid a crisis more than a year ago. Imus, booted for making ... [TVNewser]

Report: Obama Taps Robert Gibbs For Press Secretary - Posted November 6, 2008
That was fast! Partly in an effort keep from replicating Bill Clinton's troubled transition and partly because the world the Obama administration is going to encounter in January is such a mess, the President-Elect's team is wasting no time! Yesterday news br... [Fishbowl NY]

Report: Obama Taps Robert Gibbs For Press Secretary - Posted November 6, 2008
That was fast! Partly in an effort keep from replicating Bill Clinton's troubled transition and partly because the world the Obama administration is going to encounter in January is such a mess, the President-Elect's team is wasting no time! Yesterday news br... [FishbowlNY]

Fox News Denies Involvement with Supposed Michelle Obama Audio Tape - Posted October 29, 2008
Exclusive: Fox News denies any involvement in the purchase of an audio tape apparently featuring an unflattering portrayal of Michelle Obama. In a widely-circulated Web post, an organization called African Press International claims to be in negotiations... [TVNewser]

Despite Two New Contracts, Olbermann Talks "End" of Hannity's Career - Posted October 9, 2008
FNC's Sean Hannity signed what was rumored to be a 5-year, $100 million radio contract in July, and it was ... [TVNewser]

With Less Than a Month to Go, Media/Campaign Clashes Heat Up - Posted October 9, 2008
• During Hannity & Colmes coverage after Tuesday's debate, things got heated between Obama communication director Robert Gibbs and Sean Hannity. Bringing up ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 5, 2008
Meet The Press: Sen. Joe Biden and New York Times' Tom Friedman. Face The Nation: Sen. John McCain. This Week: Sen. Barack Obama and a roundtable with T... [FishbowlDC]

Did You Make Obama's Cut? - Posted July 21, 2008
There are so many journalists eager to join Sen. Barack Obama on his European trip that the campaign simply can't accommodate all of them on the plane. Lynn Sweet blogged a few days back: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.11.08 - Posted July 11, 2008
Good Morning Washington. I really doubt you're going to guess what local trail the above picture was taken on, but knock yourselves out. 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... [FishbowlDC]

Fox v. Obama - Posted January 31, 2007
"The Sleuth" reports today on the cold relationship between Sen. Barack Obama and Fox News, following that whole madrassah thing. Sources tell The Sleuth that the Obama camp has "frozen out" Fox News reporters and producers in the wake of the network's major screw-up in running with the erroneous Obama-the-jihadist story rep... [FishbowlDC]

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