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Journo Asks: Can I Wear Undies to the Gym? - Posted October 24, 2013
This week we featured a remark from Politico's Roger Simon declaring that he had underwear older than a guy who just turned 30. NRSC Strategist Brad Dayspring was particularly grossed out by this. Well, today we have another u... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 22, 2013
TAN MOM IMPERSONATOR?: "In DC at @hilaryr's dinner with the fabulous @diananyad." -- HuffPost's Arianna Huffingto... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Chatter - Posted July 24, 2013
JOURNO LOVE: "This CQ Roll CAll photo of Boehner, Reid, McConnell and Pelosi is fantast... [FishbowlDC]

Afternoon Reading List 07.16.13. - Posted July 16, 2013
Simon says Zimmerman trial is all about race -- Since the jury's verdict in the George Zimmerman trial was announced, many media figures, celebs and pols have made their opinions on the decision known, many dealing with race. Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.12.13. - Posted June 12, 2013
Whoa. Benjamin Hart hates Twitter cliches -- Twitter has become full of overused and cliched phrases, and Benjamin Hart is sick of it. The HuffPost front page editor wrote a ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.11.13 - Posted June 11, 2013
Party spokesmen drop gloves on Twitter -- Twitter often turns into a channel for digital mud-slinging, and here at FBDC, we love #TwitterFights. For this Senate election cycle, spokesmen for both parties have taken to the social network to bash each other in what Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 14, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Smoke was coming out of my phone yesterday." -- NBC "TODAY" Show's Savannah Guthrie on announcing her engagement to Michael Feldman Monday. ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Roger Simon Wins Prestigious Award - Posted April 19, 2013
Politico Chief Political Columnist Roger Simon has won first place in the 2013 National Headline Awards in the print division for "a special or feature column on one subject by one individual." Simon's winning columns invo... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 5, 2013
Quotes of the Day Short, sweet and to the point "I became a newspaperman because of Roger. It's a debt I can never repay. It's a clich I am sure he would never use, but now he has passed on to his everlasting seat in the balcony." -- Politico Columnist Roger Simon... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 28, 2013
Quotes of the Day "Dude I don't even know how to make a gif #buzzfeedconfession" -- BuzzFeed's newest Washingtonian Rosie Gray. THREATENED: Reporters react to Woodward's claims "I never took nasty e... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 31, 2013
Quotes of the Day "You can suck my ass." -- E!'s Chelsea Handler to CNN's Piers Morgan last night after he suggested she wasn't a very good interviewer and saying, "I can help you." ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Meeting Spies Offer Details - Posted January 24, 2013
Politico's new SVP of Advertising and Business Development Peter Cherukuri, comes to the publication with a certain cachet. Steve Jobs he isn't. But in the Washington media bubble, he's considered a big deal. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 18, 2013
Quotes of the Day - the Oprah-Lance Armstrong edition. From the Dept. of Bragiculture... "WE BEA... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 17, 2012
Quotes of the Day "No White House photos from family meetings. But the family of Emilie Parker, who was 6, released this on their own." -- Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports. TIPS FROM THE POOL, IN... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- The Holiday Edition. "Not sure what it says that a photo of me bloated with a pillow under my shirt is my most-liked Instagram photo ever." -- ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Sends 8 Scribes to Long Island - Posted October 15, 2012
Leading up to what is sure to be a nail-biter of a second presidential debate Tuesday night, Politico has sent a whopping eight scribes to be on-site at Hofstra University. They include Alexander Burns, ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day From USA TODAY's Jackie Kucinich, who writes, "Good to know..." Travel Taunting: "Shockingly large number of air travel rooki... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 14, 2012
Quotes of the Day Question to Ponder: "How many dumb people are going to think that President Obama is actually gay now?" -- HuffPost's Ethan Klapper. Quote Taken Out of Context... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 27, 2012
Quotes of the Day NBC Washington's Angie Goff poses for a picture with actor David Arquette ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 19, 2012
Quotes of the Day "To live my life in a kind of metaphorical fishbowl, it's pretty challenging, yeah." -- Madonna on NBC's "Rock Center" last night. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 11, 2012
Quotes of the Day Stop and check out the chicks: "Look what I passed on the road today. I wonder how old these little guys are" -- CNN Contributor and former White House Press Secretary Ari ... [FishbowlDC]

National Society of Newspaper Columnists Announce Finalists - Posted April 9, 2012
The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) have announced the finalists for its 2012 awards. The winners will be honored May 5. The finalists, in alphabetical order, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

National Society of Newspaper Columnists Announce Finalists - Posted April 9, 2012
The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) have announced the finalists for its 2012 awards. The winners will be honored May 5. The finalists, in alphabetical order, ... [FishbowlNY]

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

Morning Chatter - Posted March 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day Blind email Among my personal favorite anonymous emails of the week: "Newt Gingrich spoke at Georgetown University today and got a little feisty with a student who questioned his suggestion that poor students work as janitors in thei... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day Roland Martin, a CNN Contributor and host of Washington Watch, dons a hoodie for his show. Picture posted by photog ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Picks Up Jennifer Granholm as Columnist - Posted February 28, 2012
Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, just started a new gig hosting "The War Room" on Current TV and now she's joining Politico as a regular columnist. "The former Democratic governor is the newest addition t... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 23, 2012
Quotes of the Day Lizza offers pronunciation advice "Pro tip: The secret to pronouncing Ahmadinejad is to think 'I'm a dinner jacket.' #yourewelcome #cnndebate" -- The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Overheard at the airport... "Heard at DCA 'will the owner of a loose chihuahua please return to the security checkpoint.'" -- VP, Bureau Chief, NBC News Washington Bureau ... [FishbowlDC]

Shot/Chaser - Posted January 4, 2012
One notable journo who made waves in the Fields of Opportunities in Iowa this week was Politico's Mike Allen. Who else can land in Iowa and obtain an EXCLUSIVE with second-tier candidate Rick ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 22, 2011
INCONSIDERATE CELL PHONE MAN: Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his big buttocks captured in the Delta Crown lounge at Reagan National Airport Wednesday afternoon. The congressman chats away on his cell phone, talking about first lady Michelle Obama's "... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 2, 2011
Quotes of the Day All in a day's work "Haven't gotten out of my bathrobe, but working the phones, talking to sources, making shit happen." -- Labor journo Mike Elk. Editor falls prey to office t... [FishbowlDC]

What's on Roger Simon's Mind? - Posted October 11, 2011
Chicago Magazine's Carol Feisenthal has a sincerely touching two-part series on Politico Columnist Roger Simon... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 5, 2011
Quotes of the Day -- the Chris Christie "No Means No" Edition ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 23, 2011
Quotes of the Day Editor has aha moment "I would rather be watching Curb & Entourage than writing an op-ed & editing incoming articles for the site. Thank God for DVR (and ONDEMAND)" -- The Daily Caller's ... [FishbowlDC]

Royal Turnout for Prince Edward Reception - Posted June 22, 2011
HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, made an unusual appearance in Washington for a reception at the US Capitol Monday evening. Co-hosted by Sen. Roger Wicker, Sen. Mary Landrieu, Sen. Kay Hagan, and Sen. Thad Cochran, the royal reception ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico Reporters/Editors: The Chosen Ones - Posted May 2, 2011
We've learned specifics on which Politico reporters received the exclusive invite to the boss's house on Sunday. As many know by now, Politico's Robert Allbritton and wife, Elena, held a post WHCD brunch at their Georgetown home, but only a small select group of ... [FishbowlDC]

Haddad Honored - Posted December 9, 2010
Media maven Tammy Haddad was feted for her work with the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) last night. The event was hosted by Susan Axelrod and ... [FishbowlDC]

In Case You Didn't Know Who's Sponsoring... - Posted October 20, 2010
Can anyone possibly count the whopping number of Politico logos at the publication's midterm conversation event this morning at the Newseum? We counted an approximate 68 Politico logos. Featured at the "Covering the Midterms 2010" event were Editor-in-Chief John Harris, Senior Political Reporter Maggie Haberman... [FishbowlDC]

Congresswoman Visits Playboy Mansion - Posted September 1, 2010
Our lead of the day comes from HuffPost. It is by no bylined writer. Talk about constituent outreach. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) had lunch Tuesday at a unique location: the Playboy Mansion. Read full post ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 12, 2010
Quote of the Day A journalist's confession "It's easy to be brave when you have no other choice. I mean, it was either this or sit in a lump in a hospital bed." --Politico's Roger Simon on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday with host Howard Kurtz discussing Simon's coma, being brought back to life... [FishbowlDC]

Guests Need No 'Title', Kurtz Says - Posted June 22, 2010
A report out today by Politico called "Kurtz's Teacher's Pets" questions CNN "Reliable Sources" host ... [FishbowlDC]

Politico's Simon: Enough About Me - Posted June 17, 2010
Politico is running this "Welcome Back" ad for columnist Roger Simon this week. The caricature in the ad is the longtime publication art for Simon and does not reflect the hardships he has endured in the past eight months, which is exactly how Simon wants it. While a reader inquired whether... [FishbowlDC]

Roger Simon Lands Supreme Interview - Posted June 11, 2010
Politico's Roger Simon is back and making quite a splash. We hear the scribe landed an interview with President Obama on his first day back to the publication. Watch for the story. We're told he'll post his piece this weekend. For those who want to know more about Simon's intensely difficult ti... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 11, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Seriously disturbing "yo dudes -- pls, PLEASE, do NOT text WHILE urinating then have the GALL to NOT wash your hands. #notcoolatall" --A Facebook post Thursday night from Jose Antonio Vargas , a senior contributing editor at HuffPost in Manhattan. He's a former WaPo reporter. Page is unofficial welcoming committee for... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 18, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: President Barack Obama, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), WaPo's Eugene Robinson and Politico's Roger Simon CBS' Face the Nation: President Barack Obama, RNC Chairman Michael Steele ABC's This Week: President Barack Obama and a roundtable with D... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 11, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), former DNC Chairman Howard Dean, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and a roundtable with CNBC's Erin Burnett, author Joshua Cooper Ramo and NBC's Chuck Todd... [FishbowlDC]

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

Sunday Show Preview - Posted July 10, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a roundtable with former adviser to Pres. George W. Bush, Karen Hughes, NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum and Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen's "Surprise" Birthday Party, Brought To You By Starbucks - Posted June 18, 2009
Most of DC wakes up to him, even more of DC wonders if and when he ever sleeps, Politico's Mike Allen never seems to stop. So last ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted May 15, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: DNC's Tim Kaine and RNC's Michael Steele and a roundtable with CFR president Richard Haas, Newsweek's Jon Meacham, WSJ's Peggy Noonan and NJ's Ron Brownstein CBS' Face the Nation: R... [FishbowlDC]

Meanwhile at the Newseum... - Posted May 11, 2009
On Friday evening, New York's finest comedians (or those that were free) offered Washingtonians a break from the WHCD hoopla at the Writers Guild East's "Writers Speak!" Emceed by Colbert Report's Opus Moreschi, the event packed the Newseum with journos and DC notables seeking refuge from the Hollywood onslaught. Spotted were... [FishbowlDC]

Atlantic/NJ Poll of Prominent Journos Says Journalism Hurt By Internet; Obama Coverage "Right" - Posted April 10, 2009
The Atlantic and National Journal turned to the big dogs to get a read on the state of traditional journalism. They polled 43 prominent journalists on whether journalism has been helped or hurt by the Internet- 65 percent said it has been hurt more, while 34 percent said it has been helped... [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]

Morning Reading List, 01.30.09 - Posted January 30, 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]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted January 9, 2009
Meet the Press: Bill Cosby, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Rep. Maxine Waters and a roundtable with former Rep. ... [FishbowlDC]

Journalists Are Now Artifacts - Posted November 20, 2008
This fella was at Tuesday night's re-opening of the National Museum of American History, posing as a mid-century reporter. We still think he likes like a hybrid of Harry Jaffe and Roger Simon. ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Todd's Alarming Interview - Posted November 4, 2008
Chuck Todd interviewed Politico's Roger Simon and Time Magazine's Jay Carney during the NoonET hour of MSNBC this afternoon. But Simon had some added distraction on his end — a fire alarm going off for the duration of the interview. "Looks like ... [TVNewser]

On Brokaw & The Candidates: "Is Tom Supposed to Wrestle Them to the Ground?" - Posted October 12, 2008
This morning on CNN's Reliable Source, Howard Kurtz asked Politico's Roger Simon whether he thought Tom Brokaw lost control of last Tuesday's debate? Simon: No. I think he really was trying to play by the rules. And if he appeared to lose control, it's because it's live TV, and both the guys... [TVNewser]

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

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]

RNC Loves America - Hates Media, Attempts Killing Messengers - Posted September 4, 2008
Both LAT and NYT ran stories about Republican Veep Nominee Sarah Palin's 'rapport' with the press. NYT's wonders why John McCain is turning ... [FishbowlLA]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 29, 2008
Meet the Press: Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and a roundtable with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC's David Gregory, NBC's Andrea Mitchell... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 1, 2008
Meet the Press: Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and a roundtable with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, NBC's Chuck Todd and PBS' ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted March 22, 2008
Meet the Press: CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, CNBC's Erin Burnett, Newsweek's Jon Meacham, Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, NBC's Political Director Chuck Todd Face the Nation: Senators Lindsey Graham (R-NC) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and Ana Marie Cox,, Roger Simon, and... [FishbowlDC]

Manchester-to-DC - Posted January 10, 2008
Fun flight from Manchester to D.C. yesterday... The 1 p.m. flight featured lots of journos, including Marc Ambinder, Roger Simon, Christina Bellantoni, David Lightman and Wayne Slater. It was a truly bipartisan flight with Obama and Hillary folks sitting next to each other. Said the pilot: "We notice a lot of Obama and... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.06.07 - Posted December 6, 2007
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1877, the Washington Post rolled out its first paper (via MicCheck). And it's the birthday of The Hill's Hugo Gurdon. But first, our occasional "Sentence Only The Style Section Could Write": "How come snow nev... [FishbowlDC]

The Latest Journo Game - Posted July 10, 2007
From Roger Simon: Speaking of life on the road, in order to stay sane, we reporters invent little games to keep ourselves alert and make each other look bad. Here is the current one: Name the eight U.S. presidents with one-syllable last names. An experienced political reporter should be able to come up... [FishbowlDC]

Update: Politico, "Meet" and CBS - Posted June 25, 2007
The Monday Conspiracy Theory we dropped earlier isn't really a conspiracy at all: There's something to it and we've dug a big deeper to find out. The reason "Meet the Press" had to identify the Politico's Roger Simon as a "syndicated columnist" instead of "Politico's chief political columnist" on yesterday's show is... [FishbowlDC]

Politico and Meet the Press - Posted June 25, 2007
Try this Monday Conspiracy Theory on for size: Did "Meet the Press" go out of its way to avoid mentioning the Politico? Roger Simon, the Politico's chief political columnist, went on "Meet the Press" yesterday but was consistently referred to as "a syndicated columnist" (Russert: "You wrote an article as a syndicated... [FishbowlDC]

Is Pajamas Media Serious About Pajamas Video? - Posted April 25, 2007
Is Pajamas Media getting serious about tv-on-the-net? We hear that former F'Bowler Michael Sonnenschein is taking his tv expertise and applying it to Pajamas Video. Pajamas foun... [FishbowlLA]

Meet, Face, Politico - Posted February 9, 2007
So the Politico had an ad from "Meet the Press" in the first issue, despite having established a pretty tight relationship with "Face the Nation." Now, the Politico's Roger Simon will be the first Politico'r to ... [FishbowlDC]