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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Tina Brown on Bloomberg TV about Newsweek launching their new print edition today with a cover story on Bitcoin inventor (we think?) Satoshi Nakamoto:

I’m so glad I’m not the editor. But actually, I’m very supportive of their desire to get a print product out. I actually always thought there should have been a print component to the digital Newsweek. A small print component. But it is very hard. The ship has sailed. It really is a hard thing to bring it back. However, I do wish them well because I want every magazine that is out there to survive.

 

Quote of the Day: Greenwald Coming Back to US

GlennGreenwaldIn an interview with Huff Post Live’s Alyona Minkovski today, Glenn Greenwald swore that he would come back to the United States, Polk Award in hand, whether or not he faced legal challenges over his role in the NSA leak stories:

“I’m going to force the issue just on principle, and I think coming back for a ceremony like the Polk Award or other forms of journalistic awards would be a really good symbolic test. We’re still figuring out exactly how we’re going to do it and when, but there’s no question we’re going to come back to the US and test the First Amendment.”

NYT New DC Bureau Chief Carolyn Ryan Looks Around City, Says, ‘Hm, Not As Bad As I Thought’

Also we still have giant sodas and trans-fats. Hooray DC!

Barack Obama: Underwood Gets Stuff Done. Alex Burns: False.

Barack Obama thinks DC pols should act more like House of Cards‘ Rep. Frank Underwood (D -SC).

He told a bunch of tech CEO’s today at the White House, “I was looking at Kevin Spacey['s character Underwood], I was thinking man, this guy gets a lot of stuff done.”

Politico’s senior political reporter Alex Burns begs to differ:

 

 

Burns forgets though – Frank Underwood also does a lot of rowing.

 

He also clearly spends lots of time coming up with witty asides and pithy monologues.

But How Does Dave Weigel Feel About the Obama-Castro Handshake?

Glad you asked…

 

But why should Dave get all the credit for the insight? Matt Yglesias has the same idea too:

 

This is the article Yglesias is referring to, FYI.

What He Said…

Jeeze Louise, we haven’t seen this much self-congratulatory B-S about a dead guy since…well I guess since the whole “OMG It Just Dawned On Us That JFK Died 50 Years Ago” fiasco of November 2013. At least one DC journo feels our pain…:

 

 

Rand Paul Plagiarizes, So What?

sticky bandits

Everyone’s in a tizzy about Rand Paul’s cut-and-paste problem, the most recent example of which was reported yesterday. But is it really that big of a deal? At least one victim of the long lost Sticky Bandit doesn’t seem to mind. Dan Stewart, at The Week, whose writing on mandatory sentencing was lifted and included in Paul’s infamous Washington Time‘s column, has an interesting take:

I’m indifferent to being plagiarized because today’s media environment has changed what it means to have ownership of a piece of writing. Once your words are published online, they become part of the currency of the internet. They can be freely woven into others’ articles, quoted at length, or tweeted without context. None of us can afford to be that sensitive about how others use or abuse our work.

Of course, not everyone shares his view. The Washington Times has announced that it is nixing Paul’s weekly column.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

U.S. Senator just wants to tweet in peace

“Quit complaining abt my Twitter shorthand I know how to spell But Twitter limit is 120 characters” – Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. (It’s actually 140 characters, senator, but we’ll let you off the hook.)

Bummer

“Looks like im bumped by Clinton on msnbc.” – lover of all things Fishbowl, WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. And we were so looking forward to it.

Distaste for Creed somehow matches distaste for James O’Keefe

“In prank journalism, Art Levine is to James O’Keefe what “Exile on Main Street” is to the Creed reunion album: http://bit.ly/fYVlMD” – Foreign Policy‘s Charles Homans.

Intern worships Oprah

“Seriously Arizona, you are my Oprah.” – Daily Caller intern Caitlin Emma. For those not following the NCAA college basketball tournament, the University of Arizona beat Duke, the top team in the country, and sent them packing.

And while we’re on the subject of the Daily Caller

“Leaving Florida with two dozen tattooed, sun-burned, drunk people. D.C., here I come.” – Caller reporter Mike Riggs, who spent the week in his home state. Welcome back.

And while we’re on the subject of returning to D.C.

Betsy Rothstein returns to the Fishbowl on Monday and this is my last day doing the morning quotes (and since the tweets out of D.C. weren’t so great yesterday), I’m giving myself a quote:

“Will we be able to say the word ‘winning’ ever again? Cause that was like an actual word once that I occasionally used” – FishbowlDC’s Alec Jacobs, referring of course to Charlie Sheen.

Still not sure why this was so funny…but it was

“Can’t believe lobsterfest is over.” – Fox News contributor and former press secretary for President George W. Bush, Dana Perino.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

Fake Politico accounts respond

We reported yesterday on Politico editor-in-chief John Harris‘ memo to staff asking the anonymous geniuses behind @politicomouse and @FakeJimVandeHei to stop tweeting. One has listened. The other hasn’t.

“It’s #ironic that it’s doubled my follower account,” @politicomouse tweeted last night. Then the tweets turned serious: “Gotta be honest–I’m hurt. Hurt that apparently I’m annoying the newsroom. You’re all my colleagues and my friends. I’m sorry.” After that: “Pounding shots of Cuervo,,, trying not to cry. #HoldItTogether.” And just like that, the account was gone, as quickly as it had risen to Fishbowl stardom.

@FakeJimVandeHei, on the other hand, is still very much in existence. Last night, he tweeted: “Shorter John Harris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS7nqwGt4-I” The video is of a crying baby.

WCP‘s Mike Madden raises a good point: “How does John Harris even know @FakeJimVandeHei is written by a Politico staffer?”

This sounds a bit excessive

“I just got a full body pat down for TRAFFIC COURT!?! (@ DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) – Adjudication Services)” – Human EventsEmily Miller, checking in on Foursquare.

Journo gets shit for his Twitter picture

“To the cabal of nice ladies who want me to change my avatar: Does it help to know it is a rubber novelty item?” – WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten. An answer came quickly from fellow WaPo reporter Karen Tumulty: “No, it really doesn’t help.” The picture is at left.

You know what happens when you assume…

Though in this case, an assumption would probably be pretty safe. “I’m just going to assume HuffPost is hiring everyone until they tell me otherwise.” – Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

At least one person on Earth wants to hear Eddie Vedder play ukelele

“Eddie Vedder is making a ukulele-only album. This interests me.” – Chris Cillizza, who writes WaPo‘s “The Fix” blog.

Photo of the day

Mother Jones reporter Adam Weinstein “wantwantwantwantwant”s a stack of these. We’re sure he’s not the only one.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

White Diamonds

“RIP Liz Taylor. I’ll miss you and your jewel-scented fragrances.” – FishbowlDC’s Matt Dornic.

Kids these days

“Dear America: Please stop parking your fucking beater SUVs next to me so your brats can ding my fucking car. Jesus.” – Metro Weekly’s Sean Bugg.

Another new Daily Caller hire?

“@BRFoo you’re hired.” – the Caller‘s editor-in-chief, Tucker Carlson, responds to a follower who said, “@TuckerCarlson you need a twitter copy editor!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Pocket-tweeting: no one is immune

“On message, even while pocket-tweeting? Impressive. RT @democraticgovs: DddDdD” – NJ‘s communications director Taylor West.

There’s a motherf–king tweeter on this motherf–king plane

“Thought I would be able to unplug completely flying to London, but alas there is Internet so I must email and tweet at 41,000 feet.” – HuffPost editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington, who can’t put down her phone. Even if it means disobeying the flight attendants’ instructions.

Editor attempts to build anti-Niall Ferguson consensus

“We can all agree that Niall Ferguson is a prick. If they keep putting him at the front of @Newsweek, I’ll never get more than 10 pages in.” – associate editor at the Atlantic, Nicholas Jackson.

Photo of the day

Ellen Degeneres tweeted this photo yesterday. She’s not a D.C. journalist, but she may be Tina Brown‘s mother.

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