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MSNBC Reporter To Greenwald: ‘F*ck You’

This goes in our list of things that escalated way too quickly.

Yesterday, a tipster pointed us to a Twitchy item about a tweet by Glenn Greenwald, a journalist with the British newspaper The Guardian, from a few days ago. The tweet said Greenwald had learned Edward Snowden had actually been the one to write a statement released recently by Wikileaks.

Daniel Serwer, a professor at Johns Hopkins and former VP at the United States Institute of Peace in D.C., tweeted back, “Do you never tire of flacking for a source?”

Ooh, fighting words.

Greenwald’s note was actually legit—hardly what we’d call flacking for a source—as everyone has kind of been wondering just how much influence Wikileaks has been exerting over Snowden on his flight from U.S. authorities. So news that he says he wrote his statement himself is… news.

Greenwald snapped back at Serwer: “Edward Snowden has done far more for the world in the last 2 months than you have in your life. Does that help?”

But that’s when things got even more fun.

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Quotes of the Day

“600 sheep must have died to make that fleece.” — FNC “The Five’s” Greg Gutfeld regarding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s pullover. Gutfeld recently received a sexist award from the Women’s Media Center for referring to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as “Frizzilla.” We think this proves that he’s as much anti-fat people as he is against women with bad hairdos.

Politico producer looking for ding dongs

“Anyone got a box of Hostess Ding Dongs that they’re looking to get rid of?” — Politico‘s Caitlin Emma.

Convo Between Two Journos

Bloomberg Business Insider‘s Joshua Green: “U a dope who paid $500 for Twinkies thinking they were going extinct? DM me for a trend piece.” HuffPost‘s Sam Stein:” I did (is this how u use dm?)”

Question NEVER to ponder: “Is it a law of Chapstick buying that you will lose your chapstick within 7 seconds of buying it? Or is that just me?” – U.S. News & World Report‘s Jason Koebler. Pssst Jason…it’s just you!

Is Sherri Shepherd leaving The View?

“Need to ask for a job application @HomeGoods – as much merchandise as I moved its only fitting I go back and help clean up!” — ABC “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd.

Quote Taken Out of Context

“@TheFix Your bottle of Sex Panther cologne has just been Amazon-ed.” — Politico‘s White House Correspondent Glenn Thrush to WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

Journo tries to lure journos to event via Petraeous

“Gen. Petraeus is coming to ‘Politics and Pints’ tonight. Are you? (Ok, he isn’t. But you still should.)” — WaPo‘s Cillizza, trying hard to get people to attend his Politics and Pints trivia night at the Cap Lounge.

Following the mistress: a pointless practice?

“I fail to see the journalistic benefit in following Paula Broadwell wherever she goes.” — Mother Jones blogger Adam Serwer.

Journo wonders about journo posture

“Standing desk types: How do you square with laptop use? Standing up, but laptop means bad posture, head angle.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.

Obama and Boehner: Black and Tan

“Obama and Boehner are working on their new budget compromise, a Black & Tan.”  — Conservative Commentator and author Ann Coulter.

Journo becomes his father and Trump offers yet another useless opinion…
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QUOTES of the DAY

When flacks are morons

“Honestly, if congressmen and celebs only knew how moronic some of their press people are. oh well.” – ABC News’s White House Correspondent Jake Tapper on Monday in a Facebook update.

Reporter: I am in misery

“One upside of being sick at home all day: 4 episodes of the Wire. sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiit.” — Bloomberg TV Correspondent  Lizzy O’Leary in a Monday tweet.  Before that she remarked, “Thank you, awful weather, for turning my minor sniffle into complete misery.”

CNN “Parker Spitzer” react

“I see CNN decided against airing Parker Spitzer and went straight to the SNL parody.” — Adam Serwer of The American Prospect in a Monday tweet.

“Parker Spitzer has a Morning Joe feel. I don’t get why it isn’t live. Interesting so far.” — NBC’s Capitol Hill Correspondent Luke Russert in a Monday tweet.