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Born on this day: Roberto Clemente, Rosalynn Carter, Robert Redford, Andy Sandberg, Edward Norton and … Bob Woodruff. But, most importantly: It’s the 10th anniversary of Hotline’s Last Call! Are you a D.C. party animal? Most of you have dedicated 1-5 hours to watching the Olympics. Was that Jeff Jarvis in town over the weekend? Was that Catherine Andrews from the Washingtonian magazine completing the San Diego marathon over the weekend? Was that former Washington Examiner reporter Mike Rupert running a 100 meter dash with his wife over the weekend? Howie Kurtz on all those DC bureau closings. “Jake” tweets, “I’m developing a serious crush on Monica Hesse. It’s not so much what she writes — although she is a good writer–as what she writes *about*.” DCeiver tweets, “Officially nominating Bela Karolyi to take the reins at MEET THE PRESS. Can I get a 1,000,000 Strong For Bela Karolyi Facebook group, pls?” kevinbinversie tweets, “Christ, and I thought Kornheiser had a love affair with Favre. This ‘color commentary’ from Theismann’s sickening.” David Lat tweets, “dreamt that he borrowed Linda Greenhouse’s cell phone — then got caught on video being snippy to her when she asked for it back” SlateOlympics asks, “Does Michael Phelps have a business relationship with Facebook? He’s now given it two primetime plugs in the space of two days.” Washington Post’s Dan Eggen reports, “Every once in a while, the White House sends out a blast e-mail titled “Setting the Record Straight,” usually taking issue with a press report or criticism that the Bush administration finds wanting. The targets are often news organizations that conservatives consider part of the hated liberal media, such as recent missives against the New York Times and NBC News. So it had to mark some sort of watershed last week when Bush’s press office sent out its latest e-mail complaint — this time directed at that leftist bastion, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page.” Brian Van presents, “Comic gold from the spam folder.” Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I’m angry because I canâ€™t decide whether to continue doing something I used to love or trade it in for a unrewarding job in another field that pays better. If I’m gonna be miserable at my job most days like I am now, I may as well get paid for it.” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time.
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