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Morning Chatter

“You’re the best. I feel like I have actually inhaled fresh air.” — Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon to NPR’s Terry Gross at the close of his interview on her “Fresh Air” show Thursday.

Thursday grogginess…

“It’s officially one of those days where I’m incapable of dialing a phone number correctly on the first try.” — Politico‘s Leigh Munsil.

Deep Thoughts With Gene Weingarten

“Miley Cyrus is an anagram for ‘Yes, I’m curly.’” — WaPo Milk of Magnesia correspondent Gene Weingarten.

The Observer

“Pervert Weiner is dead in his race for mayor of NYC but WOW, Eliot Spitzer has dropped way down in recent poll for comptroller. SLEAZE!” – Donald Trump.

Eavesdrop Café

“In line at CVS and elderly man looking at magazine stand says to wife ‘Kim’s Secret Wedding’ who’s Kim? #refreshing.” — Angie Goff.

Important Q to Ponder: “Why does Chrome suck with Gmail? aren’t they related? often when filling out a form on Chrome, it tells me my Gmail adrs is invalid.” –former NPR Ombudsman and professor Alicia Shepard.

Keeping them honest

Operations Manager, HuffPost Pol Operations Manager Brad Shannon brings the “Approx. uses of ‘twerk’ on TV, M-W”

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Quotes of the Day


Work? Forget it. It’s time to play Ping Pong.

“The ping pong moratorium begins at The Daily Caller. @logicologist @mattklewis @j_strong are beginning their film shoot.” — The Daily Caller Homepage Editor Vince Coglianese in a Monday tweet on a video ping pong contest transpiring between reporters Matt Lewis and Jonathan Strong.

Bureau Chief reaches sad conclusion

“I’ve decided I’m following too many Washington journalists. It’s an echo chamber in here.” — Albuquerque Journal Washington Bureau Chief Michael Coleman in a Tuesday morning tweet.

No more stupid, pointless press releases!

“I didn’t want your press release about a luxury Tribeca loft in the first place. I don’t want your correction to it now.” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Beckwith in a Monday tweet.

Should reporters read commenters?

“If reporters read comments on their stories & took them to heart, they would quit journalism. Oh for a civil debate.” — Former NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard in a Monday tweet.

Bio of the Day

CNN’s Athena Jones: “Journalist. Covered 2008 campaign. Spent the early 2000s working for the wires in South America – mostly in Argentina. Music/movie/book junkie.”

“The House servers are crashed.” — MSNBC’s Ed Schultz at 10:50 p.m. Live.

Weigel loves Gaga

We know you’ve been wondering. So here it is. At the moment, the top playing song on Slate‘s Dave Weigel‘s iPod is Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory” from her album Born This Way.

TWT writer sums up Bachelorette

“Ashley has established repeatedly that she lost a lot of weight for this show. Excessive midriffs, mini skirts, bikinis.” — TWT Senior Opinion Page Writer Emily Miller in a Monday night tweet assessing ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Later, after we inquired who annoying Ashley will end up with she added, “I usually don’t read the spoilers, but Ashley sucks so much that I don’t care. @RealitySteve said it’s JP and they are engaged.”

Debt ceiling standstill causes cell phone nightmare

“Somehow my cell got listed for Sen Shelby’s office. Ringing off hook since Obama’s address. In case you were wondering if it’d have any impact.” — CBS’s Christine Delargy in a Monday night tweet.

A Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between Reuters Columnist and CNBC Contributor Jim Tankersley and AP‘s Phillip Elliot.

Jim Tankersley: Tried to burn off my #debtceiling frustration with a 4-mile run. Didn’t help. Phillip Elliot: #14weekstomarathon #boehnertrainer? Jim Tankersley: @Philip_Elliott Does that include smoke breaks every third mile? #boehnertrainer

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“@jmestepa I feel for you! Can’t live w/o pantry. Where would I keep my 3 bottles of molasses? #sadbuttrue” — FBDC Reigning Unnecessary Tweet champion Metro Weekly‘s Sean Bugg to Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa in a Monday night tweet. Estepa earned the Unnecessary Tweet of the Day award for remarking on her lack of a pantry over the weekend.  Estepa’s response late Monday? Just as unnecessary: “I’m just saying, lack of pantry is not fun. Where are all of my baking supplies and canned goods supposed to go now? #dilemma”

 

NPR Intern Stabbed On Way to Work

ABC 7 News is reporting that a female NPR intern was stabbed in broad daylight this morning in Chinatown as she made her way to work. Alicia Shepard, NPR’s ombudsman, tweeted that it was in fact an NPR intern and that she is making her way to the hospital with her family.

There is no report so far on the woman’s condition.

ABC 7 reports: “She was stabbed near the intersection of 7th & I streets NW about 9:30 a.m. Police say a suspect is in custody.”

> Update: (Thanks to D.C. writer and TWT contributor Emily Miller for tipping off FBDC and for the update. She has been writing about this crime on Twitter and provided exclusive details to FishbowlDC. Her twitter handle is @EmilyMillerDC.) The crime occurred outside an office building in Penn Quarter. “She was stabbed in a random incident in the neck and back by a woman who came at her from behind,” NPR Ombudsman Shepard reportedly said in an interview with Miller. Shepard says a registered nurse was nearby “and helped” the victim until the ambulance arrived.

“I can see blood on the street from our office window,” a woman who works in the nearby building said. “They took her away on a stretcher.”

> Update#2: NPR has released an official statement. It reads as follows: An NPR intern was attacked this morning at 7th and “I” street on the way to work. The intern was aided by people on the scene, and is reported to be in stable condition at an area hospital. The entire staff is shocked and deeply concerned, and we are maintaining close contact with the family.

What’s in a Name? NPR Sets Style for Rahm

After some detective work, NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard has discovered a new exception to identifying people as first and last name first, and last name on second references… White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, or just Rahm.

Oddly, several news organizations refer to him on a second reference as “Rahm Emanuel.” NPR has just decided to make that a policy after correspondent Nina Totenberg referred to Emanuel three times by his first name only on-air.

And it’s not just NPR. Shepard takes a look at how multiple news orgs refer to Emanuel on the second reference.

Want To Listen To Sotomayor Hearings On The Radio? Don’t Turn That Dial To NPR

Have you noticed that NPR is not broadcasting the Judge Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings live?

NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard explains that the live broadcast was offered to NPR’s 800-lus member stations, but there wasn’t enough interest to warrant live coverage, according to NPR’s senior vice president for news Ellen Weiss. Actually less than a dozen wanted to run the hearings.

NPR’s website does have a live video stream of the hearings on its homepage, which is in collaboration with PBS’ The NewsHour and anchored by Judy Woodruff.

Morning Reading List, 01.22.09

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Good morning Washington.

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Bill Cosby, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Rep. Maxine Waters and a roundtable with former Rep. David Bonior, Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot, CNBC’s John Harwood, Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean and McCain economic adviser Mark Zandi.

  • This Week: President-elect Barack Obama and a roundtable with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, and ABC News’ George Will.

  • Face the Nation: House Minority Leader John Boehner, Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen.-designate Roland Burris.

  • Fox News Sunday: President George W. Bush and former President George H.W. Bush and a roundtable with Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • Late Edition: Vice President Dick Cheney, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former White House adviser David Gergen, Washington Times’ Tara Wall, Democratic strategist James Carville, CNN’s Gloria Borger and CNN’s Candy Crowley.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Norah O’Donnell of MSNBC; Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post Writers Group; and Reihan Salam of The Atlantic

  • Reliable Sources: Media analyst Keli Goff, National Review’s Jim Geraghty, Politico’s Roger Simon, Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, CNN’s Frank Sesno, NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard, GWU professor Mark Feldstein and comedian Jessi Klein.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Gov. David Paterson of New York.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Cathy Lanier, Washington DC Police Chief, and Phillip Morse, U.S. Capitol Police Chief will be interviewed by Emily Yahle of Roll Call, and Mark Segraves of WTOP Radio.

  • GPS: Palestinian political activist Hanan Ashwari, Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, author Stephen Walt, author Gilles Kepel and IBM chair/CEO Sam Palmisano.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, The Washington Post’s Colbert King, and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Morning Reading List, 01.09.09

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    Morning Reading List, 08.20.08

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    Good morning Washington. A little college tear drops in memory of Leroi Moore.

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    Shepard Joins NPR As Ombudsman

    Alicia Shepard, who recently wrote “Woodward & Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate,” is NPR’s new ombudsman. Romenesko has the memo.

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