Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Sullivan’
Former Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin has turned down numerous requests for a sit-down interview on C-SPAN2′s BookTV for her widely read book, Going Rogue.
So far she has agreed only to let C-SPAN cameras follow her through a Cincinnati book signing. C-SPAN is still hopeful she will eventually say yes.
Why would former V.P. hopeful Sarah Palin turn down an interview request from BookTV? It’s not as if CBS’s Katie Couric is making a cameo on the most straightforward channel on television.
The Daily Dish’s Andrew Sullivan expressed annoyance earlier in the day, saying, “Yes, Palin can’t even handle a friendly sit-down with the last surviving reality-based cable news outlet.”
See the program note for the Cincinnati signing after the jump…
The Daily Dish’s Andrew Sullivan doesn’t hide his contempt for Politico’s Mike Allen in his post today on the reporter he calls “Cheney’s spokesman.” He suggests Cheney ought to paying Allen’s salary rather than Politico.
Sullivan and Allen are former colleagues at Time magazine. Allen had no comment on Sullivan’s assertions.
See the story here.
Question: Not that we’re suggesting a real battle, but who wins in a physical altercation between Sullivan and Allen? Tell us at email@example.com or log on to www.fishbowldc.com and use our ANONYMOUS TIPS button.
> Update: Sullivan V. Allen – We’re hearing that the two men are friends.
An Anonymous Tipster writes: “Sullivan’s history of medically-mandated steroid use (which he’s written about) has made him VERY muscular. He’d almost certainly win in a fight with Allen. (Not that his criticism isn’t silly on the merits — does Sullivan really think that if not for Allen, no one would report what Dick Cheney has to say?)
Read about Sullivan’s history of “testosterone replacement therapy” here.
> Update (2): Sullivan V. Allen – An Anonymous Tipster writes: “Sullivan is not sweetie-pie/scared enough of his sources to pay them off with quaint little birthday and state visit shout-outs. Then again, Allen isn’t a human. He’s a machine, so… draw?”
The Daily Dish’s Andrew Sullivan writes a particularly noire post this afternoon: “For some reason, I’ve been much less suicidal this holiday season than usual,” he writes.
Read the entire item here, including a cartoon of a cemetery and the story of a Minnesota professor’s father who died the day after Christmas. And please, everyone, hide the razorblades.
If you’ve been missing your dose of The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan and his “The Daily Dish” blog, don’t despair. He returns next week.
After running a rather deep tome about how travel gives us distance from our problems, he tells us about the subs who will be filling in for him:
“On that note, I’m handing over the Dish for the next week to the capable hands of Patrick and Chris who will be joined by Conor Friedersdorf, who needs no intro, and Andrew Sprung…. It’s been an amazing year at the Dish and exhausting too. See you December 21.”
The substitute writers (in case you didn’t know their full names) include: Patrick Appel, a senior editor, Chris Bodenner, a staff editor, Conor Friedersdorf, a journalist who formerly wrote an ideas blog at The Atlantic Monthly and Andrew Sprung, a guest writer on Sullivan’s blog.
• NBC’s Meet the Press: Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), NYT‘s David Brooks, WaPo‘s E.J. Dionne, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Republican strategist Ed Gillespie and NBC’s Tom Brokaw
• CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Republican political consultant Ed Rollins
• ABC’s This Week: DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, RNC Chairman Michael Steele and a roundtable with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Pollster and Consultant Frank Luntz and ABC’s Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and George Will
• Fox News Sunday: Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and a panel with Fox’s Brit Hume, Fox/NPR’s Mara Liasson, Fox/Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, Fox/New York Post‘s Kirsten Powers
• CNN’s State of the Union: Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Virginia Governor-Elect Bob McDonnell (R), Republican pollster Bill McInturff, Democratic pollster Peter Hart, CNN’s James Carville and Mary Matalin and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev
• CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson” author Robert Caro, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan, “Creating Black Americans” author Nell Irvin Painter and former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
• Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: House Minority Whip Eric Cantor
• Washington Watch with Roland Martin: RNC Chairman Michael Steele, DNC Chairman Gov. Tim Kaine, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), commentator and author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, WaPo‘s Michael Fletcher, Democratic strategist and pollster Cornell Belcher; Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson, syndicated columnist and author Deborah Mathis, Comcast Network’s, Roll Call TV’s and Philadelphia Tribune‘s Robert Traynham and News One’s Smokey Fontaine
Will update as we learn them.
• NBC’s Meet the Press: Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, John Podesta, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Maria Shriver
• CBS’ Face the Nation: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-
• Fox News Sunday: Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Sen. John Thune (D-SD)
• CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: CNAS’ Thomas Ricks, “Superfusion” author Zachary Karabell, “Keynes: The Return of the Master” author Robert Skidelsky, The Econonist‘s John Micklethwait and Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor
• Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
• Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Secretary of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and a panel with Urban Radio’s April Ryan, Roll Call TV and Philadelphia Tribune‘s Robert Traynham, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and Democratic strategist Julian Epstein
• CNN’s Amanpour: CSIS’ Sarah Mendelson, Human Rights Watch’s Tom Malinowski, Queen Rania of Jordan, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Will update as we learn them.
Today and tomorrow you’ll see the likes of David Petraeus, Steve Schmidt and David Axelrod, as well as journos like Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams and Chris Wallace, milling around the Newseum for the Atlantic‘s first-ever “First Draft of History” event. The Aspen Institute and the Newseum are also partners.
NBC’s David Gregory interviewed Sen. John McCain earlier this morning and right now PBS’ Jim Lehrer is sitting down with Janet Napolitano. Other interviews today include Michael Bennet and Joel Klein interviewed by Michele Norris, Lindsey Graham interviewed by Andrew Sullivan, Petraeus interviewed by “Nightly News” anchor Williams, Eric Cantor interviewed by Chuck Todd and Timothy Geithner interviewed by Wallace.
The festival’s full schedule and a live video feed can be found here. FBDC will also be on hand so check back for updates and highlights.
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Happy Birthday to CNN’s Brianna Keilar! What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…
Analysts say newspapers have no hit bottom (via NYT).
In her new CBSNews.com show @katiecouric, the CBS Evening News anchor sat down with Fox News host Glenn Beck. Beck, who has been one of Pres. Obama’s fiercest and most vocal critics, says last year’s GOP nominee, John McCain, “would have been worse.”
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe’s” roundtables yesterday and today voiced that they thought President Obama should have done Fox News Sunday.
Ask and you shall receive… NYT: Blogs are often criticized for helping to kill print media. Last week, though, the prominent political blogger Andrew Sullivan used his forum on TheAtlantic.com to tell readers to subscribe to the print edition of the magazine. It worked. Within two days after last Monday’s post, Mr. Sullivan’s appeal pulled in 75 percent of the subscriptions that the Web site draws in a typical month, the magazine’s publisher, Jay Lauf, said.
HuffPost launched a technology section yesterday- HuffPost Technology.
Larry Summers’ first blog on whitehouse.gov.
The FCC is endorsing network neutrality.
Wedding Crashers: How did Rush Limbaugh end up at the wedding of a Hillary Clinton staffer?
If you followed Patrick Gavin‘s “Hottest Media Types” in the past, you know that our good pals at FamousDC have been known to officially endorse candidates of FishbowlDC’s contests… this year is no different.
Most Ambitious: ABC’s Jake Tapper
“You don’t stumble into the ABC News White House spot from the Washington City Paper. Jake Tapper breaks the news that rattles blackberries across the beltway; his FamousDC shout-out on Twitter didn’t hurt either.”
Most Likely to Join the Administration: The Atlantic’s Chris Bodenner
“You can’t hang around Andrew Sullivan that much and not drink the Obama Kool-Aid. Mr. Bodenner also owns a honor for shutting down the FDC server for almost an hour.”
Most Competitive: WaPo’s Chris Cillizza
“How could you describe Chris? Imagine Bob Dylan mixed with Jay-Z and a ton of RedBull sitting next to a computer under a Charlie Cook inspired Congressional district map.
When a story breaks in Washington, wait ten minutes and you’ll get 300 words from The Fix that describes every possible angle.”