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Karl Rove resigned one year ago today. In 2007, Phil Rizzuto died. In 1995, Mickey Mantle died. It’s Nora McAlvanah’s birthday (Fidel Castro, too). Yesterday’s picture was of Cokie Roberts holding Jake Tapper‘s daughter in the “This Week” greenroom. Congrats to Weber Shandwick Account Executive Katie S. Kindelan on getting the right answer. A tipster tells us, “Jim Spiegelman, the VP of Communications & Public Affairs at the Aspen Institute (and former consulting editor at BusinessWeek), turns the big 5-0 on Wed, Aug 13!” PBS has “Five Good Questions for Ray Suarez“. Merlin Mann offers, “Blog Pro Tip: Write headlines that make it fast and easy for commenters to misunderstand what you didn’t say in the post they didn’t read.” And OKnox tweets, “Sec Rice speaks on Georgia at the White House — while the photogs are in the news-free Pres Bush event. Shooters NOT happy.” BLIND ITEM: What journo got stuck in a Capitol Hill elevator yesterday for a few minutes? Was that Sam Arora at Science Club last night? And Robert Bluey and Paul Parmley at the Nats game? And was that Catherine Andrews at Komi? Politico presents “You Report,” “your chance to tell Politico readers about important political stories in your backyard — and earn $100.” Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “They recently laid off a number of people at our newspaper, and now the ones who are left are all pretty much looking for jobs because who knows when the next round of layoffs will occur. If you can’t offer people job security, you should just throw in the towel as a business because you will never be able to maintain quality workers or produce a quality product. My advice to everyone who can is get out. I would really like to see some of the journalism organizations cover this situation from the journalists viewpoint and try to help them. The least they could do is write a few articles about starting over in another career, transitioning from this career to the next, and what opportunities are out there for former journalists.” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time.
Today’s FishbowlDC comment of the day (with regards to yesterday’s post on “Hottest Media Types: Your 2008 Winners“): Reader HalotaButz writes, “Congrats to all for your hard work on the campaign trails, especially Rob. Well earned!” Keep the FishbowlDC discussion going by dropping your comments here.
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