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Hallelujah! Something Fun on Election Night

Comedy Central will broadcast and stream LIVE Election Night episodes of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” back-to-back from 11 -11:30 p.m. ET (8 -8:30 p.m. PT) and 11:30-mindnight ET (8:30-9 p.m. PT) respectively.  In addition, both LIVE Election Night episodes will be simulcast on MTV’s 44½ JumboTron in the heart of Times Square on Broadway between West 44th Street and West 45th Street.

Stewart will feature news and results analysis from “The Best F#@king News Team Ever,” including Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver and Jessica Williams with reporting directly from the show’s on-set Obama and Romney headquarters and election center.

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day — The Debate Edition

“Someone wrote me an email and said they thought the Secret Service was going to intervene.”Politico‘s Mike Allen early this morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

By Far, Funniest Reaction of the Night

“Mitt shot his whole wad in the first debate.” — D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. Whoa, Eleanor, HUH?! WaPo‘s Mike DeBonis tried to come to her defense, saying, “To defend Eleanor Norton a bit, she’s an aficionado of antique muzzle loading firearms. I hope.”

Sweet and Sour Reaction to Candy

“Candy Crowley holding the reins tight tonight…no shenanigans in her house.” — NBC’s and E!’s Ryan Seacrest.

“Best & worst moment of debate was Candy correcting Romney – she was right, but I’m not sure she should have inserted herself in that way.” — Roll Call‘s Emily Pierce.

“Righties already trying to make this about the Qs and moderator.” — Politico‘s SENIOR political reporter Jonathan Martin in what may be his first understandable tweet in awhile. Congrats JMart!

“I’m terribly disappointed in Candy. I defended her today, and I was wrong.” — Houston Chronicle political blogger and Newsbusters’ Kathleen McKinley.

“Ok Candy, you better facilitate, not follow-up!” — Conservative blogger Matt Mackowiack.

“Candy Crowley proved why these media fact checkers are toxic liars.” — Breitbart.com’s John Nolte.

“(I worked with Candy Crowley at CNN and think she’s terrific)” — CBS News investigative journo Sharyl Attkisson.

“A lot of anger on the Twitters at Crowley for challenging Mitt. You see, that isn’t supposed to happen.” — WaPo lefty blogger Greg Sargent.

“I must say that if you aren’t drinking some Jack Daniels during this debate you really are missing something.” — Roll Call Columnist and Political Analyst Stuart Rothenberg.

“Who won the debate tonight? Candy Crowley. She knew her facts and made sure she pointed them out to her opponents. She’s got my vote.” — Author Jonathan Krohn.

Debate Recap: Top Quotes

“If Sec. Clinton is responsible for the security failure in Benghazi, who is responsible for 8 days of of b.s.about what happened that day?” — FNC’s Brit Hume.

“As a woman voter, I feel very wanted tonight!” — ABC talk show host Katie Couric.

“OMG. Panelist on FOX News just said ‘BULLSHIT!’” — ABC7′s Mike Conneen.

“I was filing during that Libya exchange, but holy living fuck.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler.

“Candy Crowley halts Romney in his tracks, calling him out live in real time on an incorrect Libya statement.” — NYT‘s Ashley Parker.

“I’m excitable – but politics is about emotion as well as reason. My view is Obama halted Mitt’s momentum in its tracks.” — The Daily Beast‘s Andrew Sullivan.

“Watching the @politicolive show again on dc newschannell 8. Forget how fun it was to watch, albeit kind of a train wreck.” — QGA and longtime Senate flack Jim Manley.

“The town hall debate format makes me feel bad about the human condition, like that “What Would You Do” hidden camera show. #sighbinder” — Digital media exec Kenny Day.

“Bottom line: Obama was far more aggressive this time, these 2 men don’t like each other and this race is still a toss-up.” — The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack.

“No one puts baby in a binder.” — National Journal‘s Chris Frates.

“Ok, goodnight everyone. tucking myself into my binder for some shuteye.” — AtlanticWire Senior Writer Jen Doll.

“Chris Matthews is wetting his pants in joy, gibbering like a meth freak on laughing gas.” — Conservative blogger and former TWTer Robert Stacy McCain.

“Bottom bottom line: Obama shows up big timme and wins. Is it enough to reverse the polarities?” — HuffPost‘s Howard Fineman.

“MSNBC fawning. Fox News fuming. A pox on both your houses.” — WaPo‘s Dan Zak.

“Love switching channels. MSNBC says clr Obama win, CNN, eh, slight Obama edge. Fox still talking about Benghazi.” — NYT‘s Jonathan Weisman.

“Did Van Jones just call Mitt Romney a ‘DOUCHE’ on CNN – @CNNSituationRoom? Wow, didn’t think that was permitted.” — former Eric Cantor Spokesman Brad Dayspring, who now works as senior adviser to the YG Action Fund.

Greta sees hot pink and blue

“Yes, it is true…both wives in a hot pink (or at least on my monitor it looks like hot pink but faces can be bluish on my tv monitor)” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.

Important Q to Ponder: “Do I have time to make pierogies before this debate? Yes, yes I do!” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab.

Something else to Ponder: “How, in a country as powerful and dynamic as ours, could bindersfullofwomen.com not already be taken?” — WSJ‘s Neil King.

The Observer

“You keep it crazy, Bobby Jindal.” — Ronan Farrow, son of Mia and Woody Allen, reacting to post debate interviews from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Farrow is a writer, human rights lawyer and formerly Sec. of State Hillary Clinton‘s Special Adviser for Global Youth issues.

And another journo eats chicken…

“Chicken in pot, my debate night tradition. Thanks, Herbert Hoover!” — blogger and pundit Craig Crawford. Anonymous writes in, “That’s a sweet tradition, but his shicken looks like a dog’s dinner.”

Good rap quote from whitest guy in Washington

“Mystikal: That’s right my meat and potatoes come from my lyrical label I throw my rhymes for No Limit like Jeff George throw for the Raiders” — NBC’s Luke Russert.

Ouch!

“Joe Scarborough will suck-up to a guest, then trash-talk them 24 hours later. Tells you all you need to know…#MSNBCfail” — The Daily Caller TV Reporter Jeff Poor.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

What Politico‘s Mike Allen calls the “best part of opening your door” at Aspen’s swank Hotel Jerome.” He’s attending the Aspen Ideas Festival. See Playbook here.

Important Q to Ponder: “Calling NoVa historians! Is it 1) Tyson’s Corner 2) Tysons Corner or 3) Tysons’ Corner? And who is Tyson(s)?” — Mr. Norah O’Donnell, i.e. Chef Geoff, husband to CBS’ Chief White House Correspondent.

D. Shuster takes to Storm Complaining

“Storm + 72 hours: still no Internet service in NW DC. Hey @Verizon, are you pulling a full PEPCO? Embarrassing. AT&T working fine.” — Current TV’s David Shuster.

Writer gets naked

“It’s Naked Time at Casa Blymire. Thermostat says it’s 85 degrees inside. #thisissooooooomebullshit” — Takoma Park, Md. freelancer Carol Blymire.

Weingarten lashes out at FBDC writer on Twitter

“I mean.  Sure I’m childish.  But, coming from a man with shit next to his name, it hardly stings.” — FBDC’s Peter Ogburn on being called “childish” and “lame” and an “asshole” by WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten. His insults came in after Ogburn wrote a review of his Sunday column on a plastic duck in which he suggested that the Pulitzer-Prize winning Weingarten might need to be placed in a home.

Blogger wants drugs

“Boo, I forgot to ask the dentist for good drugs today. Time to down some Nyquil.” — Conservative activist and blogger Lisa De Pasquale, who writes The Lotus Blog.

HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ gains another critic

“So why is the pacing on #Newsroom so slow? It feels like each scene has been stretched to fill another few minutes.” — foreign policy reporter Laura Rozen.

Journo proud of NPR performance

“I’m on NPR. I don’t sound like a total moron. Phew!” — Brian Wolly, Digital Editor for Smithsonian.com.

Convo Between Two Media Types

Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell: “Can @andersoncooper give us his expert opinion on teabagging now?” Bozell links to this story about Cooper making a vulgar tea-bagging joke regarding Conservatives on an AC360 program in April. CNN’s Anderson Cooper came out of the closet Monday in a letter to The Daily Beast‘s Andrew Sullivan.

Brad Phillips, a.k.a Mr. Media Training: “Wow what a jerk.”

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


Homoerotic or cute? You decide.

“Bret Baier, Hope Chunky Monkey feels better soon — and doesn’t get everyone else in your house sick in the process!” — FNC’s James Rosen. We can only hope that Rosen is referring to one of Baier’s children and not some other er, chunky monkey, in the house.

Speaking of erotic…

“It’s normal to find the words ‘woman,’ ‘her’ and ‘she’ to be erotic, right? Ok, good.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten, a huge FBDC fan.

Perino reaches out to Price is Right contestant

“Will the gentleman who was on Price is Right this morning tweet me again? Loved the shout out. Need to know if you won. And watch The Five!” — FNC’s Dana Perino.

When New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson throws out a question, WaPo’s ever hip Weingarten steps up to the plate and introduces himself.

Curtis Granderson: “Headed to DC for the off day, besides White House, Memorials, and Gov’t Buildings, what are some good suggestions to eat and check out?” Gene Weingarten: “Hey, Curtis. I’m a columnist for the Wa Post. Eat in Adams Morgan, a hip, funky walk-around neighborhood.”

Touching.

A fan writes to The New Yorker writer and CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin: “I fucking love your writing and analysis.” He replied: “Big fucking thanks!”

Sam Stein accuses TPM of being copycat

“TPM electoral scoreboard bit.ly/OBXRUp mighty similar to what we have at Huffpost huff.to/INFOLi” – HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

Wendy puts the hump in hump day

“Wendy Wednesday’s really help me bust over the hump.” — FBDC reader Jason Kosakow, a quantitative analyst in Washington, D.C. (And yes, we’re bragging!)

Journo Squabble

“[Andrew Sullivan] today asked if I was living on the same planet as him. No-I’m living on the one with most people from Earth.” –  Salon‘s Glenn Greenwald on The Daily Beast‘s Andrew Sullivan. He links to this.

Eddie Scarry and Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“I’m doing sanitizer shooters tonight.” — Reuters media writer Jack Shafer, referring to hand sanitizers, apparently the new way for teens to get high.

Tweet of the Day: “About to get my daily exercise by cutting my lawn today.” — Accuracy in Media Chairman Don Irvine.

From the Road

“Parallel parking boat-sized rental car. #firstworldproblems” — Roll Call‘s  Shira Toeplitz.

Self-appointed media critic

“Obama tells RS he reads Andrew Sullivan‘s blog for its ‘thoughtful analysis…’ Like on the truth about Trig’s birth?” — the Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein.

The Observer

“Dulles airport looks overtly and distinctly European.” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez.

Flight attendants you’ve been warned! “I’d say 4 of 10 flight attendants don’t poke me awake to raise my seatback. The other six are lucky to still have their fingers.” — ReutersSam Youngman.

A Question to Ponder: “Who else is making trek to @TerrapinXroads this weekend for the Q shows??” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman.

What’s Driving the Day: “We’re debating whether to wear our prom dresses to the Fresh Air 25th anniversary party.” — NPRFreshAir.

Grenier likes Fallon’s Slow Jam

“Slow Jam the news! hilarious. Thx for this @jimmyfallon” — actor Adrian Grenier.

Lizza flacks about his pub’s dinner guests

“Since everyone seems to be doing this… @NewYorker’s WHCA dinner guests: Aziz Ansari, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, & Jason Schwartzman.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza. Too bad the magazine didn’t flack as well as the writer.

Joel and Marco hang out

“Minister Joel Olsteen [sic] is hanging out in @MarcoRubio’s office on the hill…wonder what those two are up to! #livingonaprayer” — Glitterazi, referring to Joel Osteen, the megachurch televangelist in town this weekend.

 

Andrew Sullivan’s Lazy Sunday at Napoleon Café

Spotted: Late Sunday afternoon, The Daily Beast‘s Andrew Sullivan could be seen lounging in shorts al fresco at Napoleon Café in Adams Morgan. Dining with two men.Well-behaved dogs lying at their feet. Sullivan appeared to be enjoying his brunch of waffles and fruit.

Ribbed For Your Pleasure

When we think of April, we think of warming weather, the Easter Bunny, and the clap. Oh, you don’t? Well, then you must not realize that April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases Month! And to help celebrate, an organization called STD Carriers profiled 100 Celebrities with STD’s. The group is trying to keep the spread of sexually transmitted diseases to a minimum. We’re amazed that they were able to keep the list at 100 celebrities who have STD’s. Among the afflicted are actress Anne Heche, who has genital herpes and Keith Richards, who has Hepatitis C. Their website shows pictures of each celebrity in a before and after shot to show how the disease has affected their looks over the years. We were surprised to learn that it wasn’t just Hollywood celebrities that were listed. There are some carriers right here in D.C. Author Andrew Sullivan has HIV and WaPo’s own Gene Weingarten ALLEGEDLY has Hepatitis C. In this swamp of casual sex that we call Washington, make sure that you don’t follow their example and throw a joy bag on before you make the beast with two backs.

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

It’s time once again to check in on how many one-eyed anacondas will hit the political talk show circuit this weekend. Last week we began our series looking at how many females appear on Sunday morning political talk show panels. Last week was rather dismal, with FNC coming in at a big fat zero and the highest showing, two females, appearing on NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show.” Update: It’s official. This Sunday, ABC’s “This Week” claims the most number of female panel guests.

CBS’s Face the Nation: 1

Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics
Norah O’Donnell, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent
John Dickerson, CBS News Political Analyst

NBC’s Meet the Press: 1

Donna Shalala, Former Sec. of Health and Human Services
William Bennett, Former Sec. of Education
Tim Shriver, Chairman and CEO, Special Olympics
Tavis Smiley, PBS

Fox New Sunday: 1

Brit Hume – Fox News Senior Political Analyst
A.B. Stoddard –The Hill
Bill Kristol – Weekly Standard & Fox News
Juan Williams – Fox News Political Analyst

ABC’s “This Week”: 3

Mary Matalin, Republican Strategist
Amy Walter, ABC News Political Director
Donna Brazile, Democratic Strategist
George Will, ABC News, WaPo columnist

CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: 2

WaPo‘s Jennifer Rubin, Current TV’s David Shuster, Craig Crawford, former WSJ reporter Ron Suskind, former Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Connie Schultz, wife of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

NBC’s Chris Matthews Show: 2

The Daily Beast‘s Andrew Sullivan, NYT‘s Helene Cooper, CNN’s Gloria Borger, and WaPo‘s Michael Gerson.

Howard Kurtz Turns Up Nose at Dirt in WaPo Op-ed

Could it be that the The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz is missing WaPo? Don’t be too alarmed. He has penned an op-ed for his old publication.

The topic? News of the World and the hacking scandal that shut the British tabloid down.

Kurtz says the media is pushing the “ethical envelope” for a public with an insatiable desire for “juicy stuff.” The ex-WaPo media writer says “the line between high-minded and low-road journalism has all but vanished.” He writes that stories like WeinerGate (which Kurtz didn’t cover until five days into the scandal), Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Casey Anthony are crowding out stories on health care and the deficit. He lazily provides obvious examples of stories of the past, including Jayson Blair‘s fabrications for the NYT.

The dirty tactics that newspapers and news organizations use to get their stories is a valid, even interesting, story. But scandal overshadowing more serious-minded stories of the day is even more telling. Evidence of Kurtz’s main points won’t be found in WaPo. A quick scan of this morning’s blogs shows that most are devoted to the deficit and the debt talks. WaPo‘s homepage has three stories on the deficit and budget deal and one on former Gov. Mitt Romney and health care reform. Not exactly salacious material for a story on the world domination of juicy gossip.

Kurtz’s home, The Daily Beast, meanwhile, is an all-night buffet of scandal and dirt. Stories abound on everything from Roseanne‘s new reality show “Nuts” to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin‘s declaration, “I can win in 2012″ to Will and Kate in LA and Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s hubby Marcus Bachmann‘s “gay cure.” The headline for Newsweek is quite a stunner. It reads simply, “Murdoch’s Watergate?” Nope, nothing salacious there. And The Daily Dish’s lead item today is probably our favorite. It concerns testicles and author Shalom Auslander contemplating the removal of his balls.

Kurtz’ morning Beast column no doubt helps wipe out the terrible sleaze: “Debt talks back on.”

Andrew Sullivan Makes Debut at Daily Beast

Today is Andrew Sullivan‘s first day hosting his blog at the Daily Beast and, so far, his posts are just what you’d expect at The Atlantic.

The guy is still a posting machine. He started the day at his new home at 7:36 this morning with an excerpt from HuffPost. Then, a few more excerpts from reader emails and the Daily Beast. Next, yet another excerpt, this time from the New Yorker. After that – more reader emails. Following those, more excerpts. Including one from Juicebox Mafia’s Matt Yglesias. Then, some excerpts from the Awl.

Finally, at 10, something that isn’t an excerpt. A video. Then some more excerpts, from Slate and FrumForum.

Then comes a twist: a video combined with an excerpt from the Atlantic and a link to another Juicebox Mafia henchman, Dave Weigel.

Sullivan’s first real post came at 11:09, about a Richard Goldstone WaPo op-ed and a favorite topic of Sullivan’s – Israel.

Then a Quote of the Day, an important excerpt titled “How To Beard Thyself Like Brian Wilson,” another excerpt/video combo, this one from Al Jazeera, and a Picture of the Day.

Excerpts are part of his philosophy. As he tells American Public Media (which did a piece on the blog’s move), “The belief is that everything that needs to be said now has already been said somewhere, we just have to find it.”

And here we are.

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