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Archives: July 2007

Helen Thomas: Miffed

From The Hill:

    Longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas is miffed at Garry Trudeau after he portrayed her as one tough broad in his Doonesbury cartoon strip last week.

Find out more here.

Howard Kurtz Facebook Update

473 people now claim Howard Kurtz as a Facebook friend. That’s 41 higher than last week.

His status updates include:

    Howard is is on the cleavage beat. Professionally speaking, of course.

    Howard is watching Tony Snow get hammered over Alberto Gonzales.

    Howard is wondering whether TV anchors will become obsolete at debates now that The People have seized power.

    Howard is voting for the snowman as best YouTube questioner!

    Howard is wondering whether to dress up funny and submit a YouTube question for CNN’s presidential debate.

    Howard is is NOT planning to stay up all ngiht to watch the Senate talk itself to death over Iraq. That’s why they created morning shows.

If you’d like to add Howard as a friend, click here.

More Cleavage-Gate

A cartoon.

And more here: “Clinton Cleavage? Gimme a Break.”

A Beautiful Mind Takes On Ben Bradlee

Check out the two page ad in today’s New York Times. The ad, purchased by Miller Reporting Company, Inc. (Paul Kuntzler, president), is addressed to the Post’s Donald E Graham and has something to do (we admit: we got bored with all the conspiracy theories) with this:

    In a very real sense, Lee Harvey Oswald was an American hero. At great personal danger to himself, Oswald entered into The Conspiracy in an effort to prevent President Kennedy’s murder. Jack Ruby who was a member of The Conspiracy then murdered him. Oswald was then made a villain and the self-serving and deceptive American news media has perpetuated this lie for now for more than 43 years.

    In Brothers, Benjamin Bradlee, Executive Editor of the Washington Post acknowledged to David Talbot that he didn’t do more to investigate the assassination because he was concerned that further reporting might harm his career.

In related news, Carl Bernstein is just Tupac Shakur in disguise.

WSJ/News Corp: It’s A Go?

CNBC is reporting that “Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. will succeed in its months-long effort to acquire Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal.”

Today Is Scully’s Last Day!

WHCA Prez Steve Scully’s final board meeting is this afternoon and it is being held over at ABC. Scully invited the newly elected members to join those who are retiring.

It’s a good thing C-SPAN gave Scully a flexible work schedule because, during his year, running the WHCA has been a fulltime job — managing the briefing room renovations, completing a whole new corporate system for billing reporters for their WH travel, designing a new interactive website, and significantly expanding the scholarships awarded each year.

Incoming WHCA president Ann Compton says Steve Scully “left nothing for future boards to worry about!”

Edwards Takes To The Blog

Check it out here.


In addition, the “Bob Edwards Show” has won its second consecutive Gabriel Award, this time for the documentary “Exploding Heritage.” It’s a 60 minute report on the practice of mountain top removal coal mining in Kentucky. This is the third national award for “Exploding Heritage” which was reported by Bob and produced by Andy Danyo and Geoffrey Redick.

Reason Celebrates Another Online Milestone

Reason magazine set yet another record-setting month at Reason online, with over with over 2.6 million visits in June. They’re celebrating the occasion at tonight’s happy hour at the 18th St. Lounge.

Washington Continent Launches


Check it out here (FishbowlDC’s earlier coverage).

The site says it’s a “general interest continuously updated Web site covering politics in and around Washington, D.C. from a nonpartisan Independent perspective.”

McGinty Takes To The Blog

Check it out here.