Posts Tagged ‘Adam Goldman’
When it came time to plan a party for the release of his new book, This Town, Mark Leibovich struggled with how to throw a party for a book about the senselessness of Washington parties without it being a huge display of irony.
So to make sure everything was kosher, as The Atlantic’s Molly Ball reports, Leibovich invited “everyone” and served hors d’oeuvres from a table in the back of an under-air-conditioned room. Ball writes a cleverly detailed first-person account of the party, including Washington figures she spotted there, conversations she had and a review of Carl Hulse’s maraca-playing skill (spoiler alert: it was “pretty awful”).
Ball noticed that “Bob (Barnett) or Mikey (Allen) or Tammy (Haddad)” were not present. This probably has something to do with the fact that Leibo paints an especially unflattering portrait them in the book, which was released last week.
Ball also recalls how her conversation with WaPo’s Karen Tumulty was hijacked by Tumulty’s colleague Sally Quinn. Ball writes that she tried to contribute to the conversation the two began to have about Anthony Weiner, “but Quinn does not turn toward me even once, and continues to converse with Tumulty as though I were not there.”
In response to this, many journalists took to Twitter to share their stories of also being ignored by Quinn.
Politico’s Ben White tweeted, “I’ve been #SallyQuinned this way too. So pathetic,” to which Ball replied, “That’s the difference between me & you. I found it totally amusing.”
Dylan Beyers, also of Politico, tweeted, “I recall giving her a very dirty look.”
NPR freelancer Lizzie O’Leary recalled her interaction (or lack of) with Quinn, as well.
“I, too, have been ignored by Sally Quinn. One of my prouder moments,” O’Leary tweeted.
Perhaps Ball summed it up best in a tweet to AP‘s Adam Goldman.
“I mean, she is Sally Fucking Quinn. She doesn’t need to pay attention to folks like me.”
READ THE STORY HERE.
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon. Noteworthy to Washington are Politico‘s political cartoonist Matt Wuerker; HuffPost‘s David Wood, who has been a national Washington-based reporter since 1980; AP Scribes include Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley. Apparently Wuerker is a little excited. Politico‘s Marty Kady wrote on Twitter, “Wuerker did a Cal Ripken-like run through the news room high fiving everyone. That was awesome.”
Check out the complete list…
Public Service – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Breaking News Reporting – The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff
Investigative Reporting – Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times
Explanatory Reporting – David Kocieniewski of The New York Times
Local Reporting – Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff, Harrisburg, Penn
National Reporting – David Wood of The Huffington Post
International Reporting – Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times (Gettleman is the East Africa Bureau Chief.)
Feature Writing – Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle (Wash.) weekly
Commentary – Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune
Criticism -Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe
Editorial Writing – No award
Editorial Cartooning – Matt Wuerker of POLITICO
Breaking News Photography – Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse
Feature Photography – Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post