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Comedians Take to the Streets of D.C.

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This weekend, The Kennedy Center will honor star of television and stage, comedian Carol Burnett with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In support of the prize, Capital One Bank is taking to the streets  to ask Washingtonians to share a laugh for a comedy legend in the #sharealaugh truck as it rolls through the city.

 

Find out where the #sharealaugh truck will be…

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Reporter Digs Up Dirt on Cory Booker, Risks Safety in Process

large_CoryBookerInvestigative reporter Charles Johnson, who contributes to The Daily Caller, says he put his safety at risk to land a story and video on U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Booker, who hopes to occupy the New Jersey seat come Wednesday in a special election.

The story asserts that Booker has never lived in Newark.

“WHERE’S CORY?” the headline asks.

Johnson, in an email blast to those who receive his stories, wrote, “Dear friends, This past week I went to Newark for the day and interviewed a number of people on camera about Mayor Cory Booker. It wasn’t the safest thing I’ve done lately but it was a lot of fun.”

What was unsafe about it? We asked. Read more

TWT Says Sayonara to COO

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The Washington Times hasn’t been a hotbed of stability in the last year or five. And on Thursday they said goodbye to their COO, John Martin. Sources tell FishbowlDC he was fired. He packed up and escorted himself out of the building with a box of his belongings. Security was not required to escort him out. Read more

Reporter Punched in Face for Tweets

nainanUnknownThis might be the most spectacular thing to happen to Washington journalism in modern times.

On Wednesday night Daily Beast foreign policy reporter Josh Rogin (above left) was socked in the face for trash tweeting comedian Dan Nainan at the D.C. Improv. The comedian (above right) was arrested in the incident.

The event was the semi-annual “Funniest Celebrity in Washington” contest. Not so funny, right? (Well, actually, it’s still a little funny.)

WaPo reported the news at 12:17 a.m. Thursday morning. U.S. News & World Report beat them to the punch [insert laughter track here] by at least an hour.

Will this stop the relatively mild-mannered Rogin from writing what he pleases in the future?

Rogin told FishbowlDC… Read more

National Press Club Hosts Panel of Digital Age Ad Experts

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The National Press Club will host a panel of campaign and digital ad experts October 7. Promptly at 9 a.m., Eleanor Clift will moderate a panel discussion about campaigns and the digital future. The panel will be made up of Matthew Gagnon, Director of Digital Strategy for the Republican Governors Association, Jenna Golden, Political and Advocacy Team (@jigolden), Taryn Rosenkranz, Senior Advisor, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (@tarynrosenkranz), Rena Shapiro, Political Director for Pandora, and Erin Vieira, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager for Undertone.

To register for this event, please follow this link.

Bret Baier’s Son Preps for Heart Surgery

For those following the periodic heart surgeries of Fox News anchor Bret Baier‘s young son, Paul, there’s another operation coming up tomorrow.

 

Click Bait: Venezuelan Buttock Injections Kill

The Atlantic reported yesterday that Venezuelan women are at a high risk of falling victim to post-surgical health complications regarding busted silicone implants. To date, scores of women have had to deal with the consequences of damaging their silicone buttock enlargement injections, which sometimes results in death. Venezuelan women will get silicone buttock injections to appear more attractive to Venezuelan men, who, generally speaking, aren’t “boob guys” to say the least. According to freelance foreign correspondent Alasdair Baverstock currently stationed in Venezuela, it isn’t uncommon for a teenage girl in Venezuela to receive these injections as a birthday present from their parents on their 15th birthday.  An estimated 30 percent of Venezuelan women, ages 18 to 50, are believed to have undergone this procedure with zero regard for the possible complications that may follow them and their newly enlarged butts. These complications have claimed the lives of 17 Venezuelan women over the past year, even though the procedure has been outlawed in Venezuela and the sale of silicone can cost one up to two years in prison. This hasn’t stopped the demand for big ol’ booties in the country and many still go under the needle, but only through illegal, unlicensed avenues, and just for the average price of $8! Check out Baverstock’s article to learn more about the Venezuelan obsession with beauty, and then start up a cause to help save these women from these dangerous ticking time-butts.

Reuters Scribe Deals With Overnight Fraud

Reuters labor and employment reporter Amanda Becker woke to some bad news this morning.

Like any good Washington reporter, she took to Twitter to blast her angst and confront Bank of America on the matter. Read more

Black Ad Employee Sues WaPo for Discrimination

So far mums the word around WaPo about a federal lawsuit being brought forth by a black advertising department employee for age and race discrimination. The news first surfaced in a story by Evan Gahr for The Daily Caller published Wednesday. It’s his first freelance story for the publication. He says there are more to come.

Lawsuits can be complex so we’ll boil it down for you.

The Plaintiff: a longtime employee, David DeJesus, 59, who claims he was abruptly fired only to be replaced by a younger, white man. DeJesus has an 18-year employment record at WaPo and has won awards for his sales performance. At the crux of the suit is the treatment of DeJesus by his Caucasian boss, Noelle Wainwright, who he alleges treated him in a demeaning manner that she did not extend to white employees. According to the story, “DeJesus was actually reinstated at the Washington Post early this year following binding arbitration required by the paper’s union contract.”

WaPo‘s defense from court papers: “Some or all of Plaintiff’s purported claims are barred because, even if the Post were found to have considered any impermissible factors in any decisions or actions with respect to Plaintiff, which the Post denies, no such decisions were motivated by impermissible factors and the Post would have taken the same action regardless of any impermissible factors.”

Noteworthy: The lawsuit states that between 2009 and 2011 WaPo fired at least 18 black employees over the age of 40.

The status: Discovery reportedly begins later this month.

Who spoke to Gahr from WaPo and who didn’t? Read more

Gilliam, Ifill: The Nation’s Newsrooms Still Lack Diversity

The nation still has a long way to go to diversifying America’s newsrooms. This was the pervading message from Dorothy Gilliam, WaPo‘s first female black reporter, and PBS’ Gwen Ifill discussing the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington last night at the National Press Club. The event was Marvin Kalb‘s “Kalb Report.”

Kalb said more than 60 WaPo reporters covered the event, but the next day–shockingly–there was no mention of Martin Luther King or of his speech. Gilliam spoke of WaPo‘s coverage of the march, saying the newspaper focused on the violence.

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