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Whose Shoe Revealed

Hillary-1.Cover.Final[1]Yesterday we asked who and today the same shoe was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, which just hit newsstands. The answer was quite obvious, especially for those who happened upon time.com yesterday and saw the cover of today’s magazine with the headline ‘Can Anyone Stop Hillary?’

So for this installment of Whose Shoe, the answer is Hillary Clinton, for which many readers answered correctly. And a big FishbowlDC props to The Nation‘s Caitlin Graf who was the first to correctly name whose shoe. A close second goes to Beth Kalet.

Said shoe is actually a photo-illustration by Justin Metz for TIME.

In the cover story, TIME examines the unprecedented position held by Hillary Clinton in American politics. Even without a campaign, Clinton dominates the 2016 discussion, wielding massive influence on her potential challengers and prompting forecasts of a landslide election victory.

Click on over to TIME for a full read on the piece, authored by David Von Drehle or better yet, stop by the closest bodega and get yourself a copy.

Whose Shoe???

Whose Shoe is back, and this TIME we have a punny one for you to solve. Here we have someone’s shoe (ok – an illustration there of) and we’re looking for our readers to figure it out. First person to correctly guess (via email to fishbowljames@gmail.com) whose shoe is portrayed in the below gets an invaluable shout out in our revealing post. Good luck!

Photo-illustration by Justin Metz for TIME

Photo-illustration by Justin Metz for TIME

Which DC Journos Did Forbes Overlook?

We don’t know if you’ve checked out the Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 list -but it seems to us that DC got the shaft. Indeed the whole thing was almost entirely New York and California-centric. But what do you expect when all three judges- Shane Smith, Ben Sherwood, and Arianna Huffington -are based in New York?

Ezra Klein was the only full-time DC media personality that made it. Ugh, how extremely unoriginal. Not saying that Ezra shouldn’t have made it, but come on, there are about one bazillion journalists under 30 in this town. Surely the judges could have found a few more picks amongst them.

Well, that’s why we’re going to pick up where Forbes left off. We here at FishbowlDC are putting together a list of our own highlighting five DC media types that should have been considered for the 30 Under 30 list. And we need your help to do it, dear readers. If you know of some young person who is transforming journalism or entertainment, or innovating the media biz, let us know. Send nominations to fishbowlpatrick@gmail.com, or to our anonymous tip-line, if you prefer. Make sure to include their name, age, affiliation, and any information about why they should be on Forbes‘ list. We’ll post in the coming days with our final selections.

Thanks in advance!

 

FBDC Readers Correctly Predict TIME‘s Person of the Year!

Hooray y’all! We did it! Last month, we ran a poll asking you all to pick the TIME’s Person of the Year and you chose (The Cool) Pope Francis. Well TIME officially announced the selection of “The People’s Pope” today on Twitter at 7:43 AM. This is great, as it indicates that the FishbowlDC readership is a very savvy and “in the know” demographic -which means we can charge advertisers more money! Hooray Pope Francis! Here’s why TIME magazine chose him:

For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs, and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is Time’s 2013 Person of the Year

For the whole story, go here.

Ticket Giveaway: Alan Dershowitz At GW

pair-o-ticketsHey y’all, the nice people over at Politics and Prose have offered two free tickets to Alan Dershowitzbook signing tonight. Hooray!

Dershowitz has been involved with a lot of craziness over the course of his career, but he has most recently become part of the team of lawyers advising Julian Assange. The first person to correctly answer the trivia question below wins the tickets, and a chance to see “the Dersh” hold forth in person on Assange, Wikileaks, and well, probably himself. Maybe mostly himself.

Entrants must be 18 or older, living in the US, and must reply by 5:00 PM today to be eligible. Event starts at 7:00 at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street NW. More deets available here. Send answers along with your name and email address to fishbowldc@mediabistro.com.

Question: In 2012, WikiLeaks began producing an interview show featuring Julian Assange to be aired on RT. What is the show’s name and who was interviewed for the Season One finale?

Good luck!

 

Legalese: You may enter once. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Mediabistro has the right to disqualify entrants that don’t follow these guidelines or to award the book to alternative winners if winners cannot be contacted. Tickets must be accepted as awarded, are not transferable, and have no cash surrender value. List of prior winners may be obtained from Mediabistro upon request. Winner is responsible for all costs, taxes and fees, if any, related to winning. Winner grants Mediabistro the right to use the winners name and details in connection with this giveaway and promotion of future giveaways.

How Howard Fineman Spells Rhinoceros: ‘Rhinocerus’

It was at times an intense standoff last night as nine Washington journalists squared off against nine members of Congress in a Spelling Bee at the National Press Club.

Throughout the evening, Politico Deputy White House Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand (pictured here alongside Kaine) seemed to have the whole thing locked up. Calm and cool, unlike some of the other journalists, she stepped right up and spelled her words correctly, without a lot of hesitation.

That is, until the end, when, in a standoff with the unassuming Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), she lost and he won on “nonpareil.” Read more

Guess Who Lives Here?

Which Washington journalist enjoys this lovely, lush view from his or her apartment? Send us your guesses and we’ll tell you who a little later in the day.

Send to Betsy@mediabistro.com. If you know (and obviously some of you do) try not to ruin it. Not to steal Daily Dish’s Andrew Sullivan’s feature, but for those of you who work at home, please send us a picture of your view. UPDATE: See the answer after the jump…

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NPC Spelling Bee Chooses Judges

As we’ve previously reported, on Sept. 18, the National Press Club is hosting a spelling bee that pits members of Congress against Washington reporters. Ticket sales are going well, but the event, which will donate funds to charity, still has seats to fill.

Since our last reporting, the powers that be have chosen two powerful female judges.

They are… Read more

The Battle of the Twitterati

New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer blog has a compelling series of charts out today on members of Congress and their preferred Twitter followers. Heavy hitters include The Hill, Politico, C-SPAN and Roll Call, which make both Democratic and Republican lists.

But this has to burn a little over at Politico: The Hill beats Politico by nearly two percentage points in the “Most Followed Overall” category. But they come back strong in the “Most Followed Journalists/Pundits” category as Politico‘s Mike Allen sails in at number 1 with a clear lead over the second most followed journalist, NBC Political Director Chuck Todd.

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Major Garrett on His Spelling Skills…

CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, of “shirty” fame, will participate in the National Press Club’s upcoming spelling bee against members of Congress. Asked about his confidence in his spelling capabilities, he told FishbowlDC that he has an unique tactic he plans to employ. Read more

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