(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know…)
Herman Cain won’t be talking with “Politico.com” anytime soon — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas got a one-on-one with the conductor of the Cain Train (wreck) himself, Herman Cain. Though Cain
terminated suspended his presidential campaign in early December, he continues to talk a big game. He says if he were still campaigning he would “absolutely” be the front runner going into the Iowa caucuses. He learned who the president of ”Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-beki-beki-stan” is. And there’s no way in spicy pepperoni hell the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO will be talking with Politico, or “Politico.com,” as Pappas calls it (“Have others not referred to the website that way?” he wrote us.) Cain called Politico‘s reporting a “hatchet job,” referring to the story Politico broke of sexual harassment claims filed against Cain when he was chairman of the National Restaurant Association.
Politico‘s Glenn Thrush says covering the White House is more like a redneck BBQ than fine dining — Beltway journalists are sensing some animosity from the communications office at the White House. WaPo interviewed several of them about the”overly combative” approach Jay Carney and White House press handlers are taking with reporters. But Glenn Thrush, who used to write for Newsday, said he can throw down with the best of them:
“Coming from a New York tabloid background, having a flack speak to me in an elevated tone does not make me crawl under my desk,” he said. “It does not terrify me to have someone raise their voice occasionally. The expectation in covering the White House is that it’s always going to be about using the good china. Sometimes this is about paper plates.”
Human Events picks the “Conservative of the Year”– Larry Kudlow was selected to write the glowing, sticky sweet profile on Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). He described Ryan as “earnest, serious and important” and ‘a man with smooth skin and thick hair.’ We made that last bit up, but you could believe it. Ryan was chosen by Human Events “for his relentless commitment to proposing bold, free-market reforms to rein in an out-of-control, ever-expanding government that is destroying the American economy.” Congratulations from FBDC.
That’s not Rachel Maddow’s ass- BuzzFeed published a video Thursday under the headline “Rachel Maddow caught sunbathing in a G-string.” It’s as funny as it sounds except the woman in the video isn’t Maddow, according to the real Maddow. “That is neither me, nor my butt… No, no no no no no god no,” the MSNBC anchor told Mediaite. We’re glad because there’s nothing more embarrassing than having your ass literally hang out for the whole world to see. Just ask Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.).
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