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Posts Tagged ‘Alan Blinder’

Washington Examiner’s Blinder to NYT

Washington Examiner politics reporter Alan Blinder is headed to the NYT.  Blinder reported the news on Twitter. He’ll start in June. He will be based in Atlanta and write on the south. Mayor Vincent Gray congratulated him on the news.

Austin Price contributed to this report.

 

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‘A Treat’: WaPo Scribe Prefers Full-Length Urinals

Urinals come in different shapes and sizes. Mike DeBonis, who mans WaPo‘s local news blog, prefers to pee in the ones that go all the way to the floor.

Is he afraid of missing?

“Four stars for Mintwood Place,” DeBonis tweeted late Saturday night, when most folks have urination on the mind. “Two of those stars are for the #fulllengthurinal.” Mintwood Place is an upscale restaurant in Adams Morgan and was actually given a three-star review by WaPo last month. Brent Davis, who works at Mintwood Place, tweeted in agreement. “Ha! It is a rather nice urinal,” he said.

“Um, that’s twice in one week that Mike DeBonis has expressed his affection for #fulllengthurinals,” independent D.C. blogger Ben Harris noted. “Just sayin.”

Indeed, just seven days earlier, DeBonis tweeted his affection for this particular type of pisser… Read more

Morning Chatter

QUOTES of the DAY

ATTENTION SHOPPERS: “They’re just like us!”HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery with the accompanying photograph.

Geraldo’s drunken Yom Kippur

“I’m filled with profound introspection for Yom Kippur fast- drinking baccardi rum and coke zero (no fruit) I am delirious drunk and starving” — FNC’s Geraldo Rivera rolls in with the anti-Yom Kippur. Way to go Geraldo! You better start now for next year.

A warning to drunken journos

“D.C. police will begin administering breath tests for suspected drunken drivers on Sept. 28, mayor’s office says.” — Washington Examiner‘s Alan Blinder.

Arianna has a sweet time in Italy

“Having dessert at the @HuffPostItalia launch party with Montserrat Dominguez.” — HuffPost-AOL’s Arianna Huffington.

Chuck Todd admits he’s biased

“I’m biased about Yom Kippur .. I love the holiday because the idea of atoning is just a refreshing way to soul cleanse.” — MSNBC and NBC’s Chuck Todd.

Tips From The Pool…Into the Deep End

“Motorcade left Kent State at 6:37 for the drive back to the airport. One member of the crowd outside Kent State held up a thumb as if requesting to hitchhike with the motorcade, which, alas, did not stop.” — NYT‘s Helene Cooper in a Wednesday evening White House Pool Report.

Christiane has a polyp 

“Unfortunately I’ve got a polyp on my vocal chord which I am having removed Friday. Wish me luck and a healthy voice!” — CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

Funniest mispronunciation this week: CNN “Reliable Sources” Howard Kurtz‘s pronunciation of the surname of State Dept. Spokesman Philippe Reines: Rinds (as in pork rinds). The actual pronunciation of the “Fuck off” spokesman is Rains. But who knows, maybe Howie was sending a deeper, subliminal message. The screwup came on the heels of Reines blasting CNN for revealing contents of the diary of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi.

Ass-y lawyer calls out CNN’s Hamby on Twitter

“@PeterHambyCNN Enjoyed speaking to you for the Ohio article. I’m Mark Weaver, not Mike Weaver. thx.” — Mark R. Weaver, Esq. Really Mike? Did you ever think to just email Hamby and not be such a d–k on Twitter?