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Sullivan’s Really Dark Afternoon Post

flower-11.jpegThe 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.

Andrew Sullivan: All Dished Out for the Week

andrew-4.jpeg 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.

UPDATED Sunday Show Preview

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 Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Time‘s Joe Klein, AP’s Beth Fouhy, “Googled” author and The New Yorker media columnist Kevin Auletta

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

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: The Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, New York Magazine‘s John Heilemann and WaPo‘s Kathleen Parker

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: WaPo‘s Ceci Connolly, NJ‘s James Barnes, Politico‘s John Harris and ABC’s Martha Raddatz

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.

Sunday Show Preview

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-

ABC’s This Week: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod and a roundtable with WaPo‘s EJ Dionne, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, WSJ‘s Peggy Noonan and ABC’s Jake Tapper and George Will

Fox News Sunday: Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Sen. John Thune (D-SD)

CNN’s State of the Union: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) and CNN’s Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and William Bennett

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: WaPo and ESPN’s Michael Wilbon, CBN’s David Brody, B&C‘s Marisa Guthrie and AmericaBlog.com’s John Aravosis

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

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: HD Net’s Dan Rather, NYT‘s Helene Cooper, The Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan, and NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Time‘s Karen Tumulty, AP’s Charles Babington, NJ‘s James Kitfield and Politico‘s John Harris

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.

“First Draft of History” Today and Tomorrow at Newseum

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.

Morning Reading List 09.22.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to CNN’s Brianna Keilar! What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE

NEWSPAPERS

Analysts say newspapers have no hit bottom (via NYT).

TV

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.

After her interview with Ted Kennedy, Jr., “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl says she was “left with the impression Ted Jr. would run for public office someday.”

Five quick questions from Mediaite for Fox News’ White House correspondent Major Garrett. Spoiler: he’s a Taylor Swift fan.

ONLINE

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.

BOOKS

Page Six previews “Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage” by Christopher Andersen, which hits shelves Tuesday. (h/t Click)

NEWS NOTES

The FCC is endorsing network neutrality.

Wedding Crashers: How did Rush Limbaugh end up at the wedding of a Hillary Clinton staffer?

WEST WING REPORTAGE

In an interview with MTP’s David Gregory this weekend, President Obama called race “catnip” to the media. Salon’s Joan Walsh examines.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Daniel Lippman

Famously Endorsed…

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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.

FamousDC endorses:

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.”

Check out FamousDC to find out why our always-opinionated friends endorsed Ana Marie Cox, Jeff Dufour, Clinton Yates, Angie Goff, Tim Burger & Kiki Ryan, John Stanton, Shira Toeplitz and Liz Glover.

Morning Reading List 09.01.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Patricia Barba! What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

AP: Cost-cutting newspapers are losing many of their youngest reporters, editors and photographers at the same time publishers are trying to break some of their old habits and learn new tricks on the Internet.

TV

What does Andrew Sullivan really think of Chris Wallace‘s interview with Dick Cheney? He doesn’t hold back- “When it comes to Cheney, one of the most incompetent vice-presidents in the country’s history, with a record of two grotesquely botched wars, war crimes and a crippling debt, Chris Wallace sounds like a teenage girl interviewing the Jonas Brothers.”

It’s going to cost the house of Mickey Mouse $4 billion to acquire Marvel Entertainment, but they get Spider Man, Captain America, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, and hundreds of other heroes as part of the deal. (h/t FishbowlLA)

“GMA” and “The View” were among those presented with Daytime Emmy Awards- but the ladies of “The View” were no-shows to pick up the “Outstanding Talk Show Host” award.

Brian Williams will anchor from the lines of the wildfires in Southern California. “Nightly News” will broadcast from the command center at Lakeview Terrace in Los Angeles County, which is the center of the coordination effort for fighting the fires. (h/t TVNewser)

Speaking of NBC, the net plans to unveil a “more colorful” peacock this fall.

TVNewser catches up with CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl.

And it was CNN who most people apparently turned to for coverage of Senator Kennedy’s funeral.

ONLINE

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has launched “PG+,” a “members-only Web site with interactive features and exclusive content” available to subscribers for $36 a year.

MAGAZINES

Magazine newsstand sales have dropped 12 percent.

NEWS NOTES

Stars & Stripes: The U.S. military is canceling its contract with a controversial private firm that was producing background profiles of journalists seeking to cover the war that graded their past work as “positive,” “negative” or “neutral,” Stars and Stripes has learned.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

JOBS after the jump…

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DC Heads To Aspen For Ideas Festival 2009

Andrea Mitchell, Bob Schieffer and Katharine Weymouth are among just some of the Washingtonians flocking to Colorado this week for the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival.

Hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the festival runs today through July 5th and this year’s theme is “Ideas that Work,” with programs like “Media Crack-Up” and “Living Digitally.”

Discussions we think you’d be interested in include: The Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan on “Why I Blog,” “What’s Next for the News Business” moderated by the Aspen Institute’s President and CEO Walter Isaacson and with WaPo‘s Weymouth and others, “Obama and the Challenge of Expectations: A Look at the President’s First Six Months” with NYT‘s David Brooks and The Week and Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson and “Sustaining Beat and Investigative Journalism” with NBC’s Mark Whitaker.

Charlie Rose will also interview Education Secretary Arne Duncan and CBS’ Schieffer will interview Lewis Black in a program called “Me of Little Faith.” You can check out the festival’s full schedule here.

Dana Perino, NYT‘s David Sanger, National Journal‘s Ronald Brownstein and NBC’s David Gregory are also among the Ideas Festival’s confirmed speakers. Also D.L. Hughley.

Other newsmakers in Apsen for the Ideas Festival include: Alan Greenspan, Tim Pawlenty, Sandra Day O’Connor, Susan Rice, Austan Goolsbee, Stephen Breyer, Michael Chertoff, Jane Harman, Madeleine Albright, Eric Holder, James Baker and Margaret Spellings.

You can also follow the festival this week on Twitter #aif09.

>>Update: Bloomberg TV will be covering the Aspen Ideas Festival with Erik Schatzker reporting live.

WaPo Unexpectedly Lets Froomkin Go, Blogosphere Reacts

We’re not gonna lie… we were a little skeptical of this story on Politico earlier today.

WaPo liberal columnist and blogger Dan Froomkin got an unexpected boot today, Patrick Gavin reports.

WaPo Media Communications Director Kris Coratti told Gavin: “our editors and research teams are constantly reviewing our columns, blogs and other content to make sure we’re giving readers the most value when they are on our site while balancing the need to make the most of our resources. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes features must be eliminated, and this time it was the blog that Dan Froomkin freelanced for washingtonpost.com.”

Froomkin told Politico he’s “terribly disappointed,” and so are some of his fans. Check out some reactions on the blogosphere:

Wonkette: Washington Post Fires Froomkin!

Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish: The WaPo’s Best Blogger Is Fired

Glenn Greewald, Salon: The Washington Post fire its best columnist. Why?

Daily Kos: Froomkin purged at WaPo

Gawker: Washington Post Fires Token Liberal

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