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Most of you never read ABC’s “The Note”. Jade Floyd from Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates, Ashley Prime from Quinn Gillespie & Associates and Kate Michael all correctly guessed that Monday’s picture was from Hudson. BLIND ITEM: What Capitol Hill reporter was overheard last night saying “That’s bullshit that I didn’t make The Hill’s 50 most beautiful list”? It’s the birthday of Jim Rutenberg. Michael Scherer would like everyone to know that for a few weeks in college he subscribed to the Worker’s Vanguard. He found it poorly written. On this day in 1792, Baltimore was founded. Oh no! The National Press Club’s Fourth Estate restaurant is closing for a month. One journo tells us “There are two types of DC pundits: those who lamely use the command ‘Look!’ in the.imperative mode (i.e., Look, the McCain campaign has got to….), and those who don’t. Once you become aware of this insidious habit, you’ll wince whenever you hear it invoked. I’m pretty sure it started a couple of decades ago with the McLaughlin Group and has since become the most hackneyed cliche of the punditocracy. Among the most egregious abusers: Mara Liasson, Chuck Todd, Mort Kondracke, Bob Beckel, Bill Kristol, etc. As far as I can tell, this expression is used only by talking heads. I pretty much NEVER hear anyone in normal life begin a sentence with “Look!” But pundits think it makes them look authoritative.” Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “A publisher who has no business rubbing two words together should not be telling me how to assemble a newspaper.” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time.
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