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ABC 7′s Stephen Tschida, Mike Conneen, Pamela Brown and Natasha Barrett and NBC 4′s Angie Goff and Dan Hellie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tucker Carlson with colleagues.

Photo credit: Dave Phillipich.

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Quotes of the Day

Picky scribe

“New first: Sent an ale back at a restaurant. Why? Because it was a Chimay served in a pint glass instead of a chalice. Barbarians! #beer.” — Kiplinger’s political reporter Ken Bazinet.

Goff joins the McRib craze

“1 McRib please.” — NBC Washington’s Angie Goff.

Wanted: A reality show for this reporter

“So my photographer told me today, my phone conversations with my Indonesian cleaning lady would make a great sit-com.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida. (We never tire of wild train rider TV reporter.)

Grover. Random?

“I asked @SpeakerBoehner whether Grover Norquist was a positive influence on the #GOP . He called Norquist ‘some random person.’” — MSNBC Congressional reporter Luke Russert. Norquist is President of the Americans for Tax Reform.

What are the chances?

“One of the officers here at Jalalabad has an alarm clock that sounds like an air raid siren. This is not cool.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in Afghanistan.

Eavesdrop Cafe…with The Blazes’s Eddie Scarry

1. “There’s a woman eating something next to me that smells like marijuana.”

2. “This man just took approximately 15min to settle into the seat next to me.”

3. “Working in a cafe should be like changing in a locker room. Keep your eyes on your own business.”

New Media Strategies CEO Pete Snyder rang the opening bell Thursday morning at the New York Stock Exchange. Why should we care? Says one blogger type, “the idea is more that Wall Street has realized they’re not communicating in a space loaded with people who are slamming them. It’s notable because they turned to a master of political messaging like Pete who works on Beltway issues.” If you have to read more on this, visit Politico. They wrote an entire story on it Thursday.

A convo between two media types

House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor’s flack Brad Dayspring: Just saw man reading an Ipad & eating a bowl of cereal. Oh, he was also driving.

FNC’s Ed Henry: One part awesome, nine parts alarming.

Female Journos Flock to the Bra Whisperer

Change your bra and you change your life.

Huh?

I have no idea how WUSA 9′s Angie Goff has temporarily taken over my brain, but she has. And I owe her a heartfelt apology for writing a post on her in October of 2010 in which I ridiculed her for a story on bra shopping. Angie: I am SORRY. Please forgive me. I totally get bra shopping. Especially since I am now writing on the topic.

The truth is, I’d been blowing off the assignment for months, thinking it was frankly, frivolous and too Angie Goff (again, I’m SORRY). As I informed FishbowlMatt after, this was life altering. He was jealous. “Where’s my undergarment whisperer?” he pleaded. This is a sexist story that favors women. I had no answer for him.

Since May a bundle of Washington area female journalists and VIPs, including Goff, have been trailing out to Virginia in droves to meet Susan Nethero, a.k.a. the Bra Whisperer (pictured at right). The Intimacy story is located inside Tyson’s Corner I (across from L.L. Bean for interested parties). The Washington media list includes ABC’s Claire Shipman (wife to White House Press Sec. Jay Carney), who spent two hours with the Bra Whisperer, Washingtonian, WaPo, NBC4, Capitol File’s Kara Manos, Bloggers Sophie Pyle and K Street Kate, Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab, DC Mag’s Karen Sommer Shallett — they’ve all met her. To say Nethero is pure genius is putting it mildly. She is the Cesar Millan of bra fitters. Her clientele is impressive. She most recently outfitted the Kardashians and counts Oprah among her fans. She has appeared on her show five times, and the Queen of Talk never lets just anyone into her inner circle, much less the arena of her intimate apparel. Nethero knows intimate details: the talk show goddess so feared a wardrobe malfunction (i.e. a nipple sighting) that she had special oval jello pads sewn into all her cups. Nancy Grace should have been so lucky.

Nethero is serious about her work, but not too serious. On the day we met, she wore a sleeveless candy apple red dress that allowed a red lace bra to peek out front. She pulled the straps and the tops out to show off the pretty bra, saying it’s increasingly fashionable to let them be seen — the bras, not her breasts. “It’s a wonderful experience to have women feel comfortable with their bodies,” she said. “We believe we can change the self esteem of women across America.”

Once in the fitting room, Nethero, who manages to strip all self-consciousness from an experience like this, gets to work sizing you up. She brings in piles of bras she thinks will fit beautifully. Each one is perfection. She explains how bras should fit — likely tighter than you think. She also explains how they shouldn’t fit — loose or digging into your sides.

The only media misfit in the area is Fox5 and the publicists can’t fathom why they refuse to do a story. We’re told they were skittish about showing bras on TV. In elaborate email exchanges they could not seem to fathom what was being sold at a store named Intimacy. They turned the story down.

It’s one hot loss for the women of Fox5. The chosen ones get VIP fittings that include a private session with Nethero and a free bra and underwear set of her choice. Since May, the Washington VIP list, controlled by publicist Elizabeth Thorp who brought in Courtney Cohen to help, has included Jennifer Tapper (wife of ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper), Kathleen Jenkins (wife of FNC’s Griff Jenkins) and Mary Amons (Real Housewives of D.C.). Thorp views these handpicked women and the wide variety of area journalists lured in for fittings as a “broad network of influencers who learn of Susan’s methodology and feature how the right bra can make a giant impact.”

The most common mistake among bra wearers involves the bra bands — they’re too big. “When your band goes up your back your boobs go down,” Thorp said, noting that the right bra can make a woman look 10 pounds thinner. And forget about back fat — with these bras, she noted, those days are over.

Cohen confided that after her fitting with Nethero she dumped her entire bra collection. The running joke at Al Jazeera, where Cohen flacked when the Bra Whisperer assignment came up, was: “Do not mix up the press lists!”

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Quotes of the Day


Goff admits to major coffee drinking

“DC ranks 6th city that drinks the most #coffee accord to Bundle.com. I alone prob acct for half the city #fillherup.” — NBC Washington anchor Angie Goff.

Is Real Clear Politics Taking Washington by storm?

“Real Clear Politics…which is the vastly escalating website of political writing that is really taking over Washington. Everybody seems to read it.” — WETA “White House Chronicle Host” and syndicated columnist Llewellyn King while introducing White House Correspondent Alexis Simendinger to the program this weekend.

Baratunde breaks down over overhead bin mishap

“Been 10 mins since we were booted from our flight because jackass broke the overhead. Amazingly, he’s still alive #GateCheckGate #mobrage” — Director of Digital for The Onion Barantunde Thurston, who was stuck in the Louisville airport over the weekend. “Jackass forced his bag into overhead, breaking the unit and forcing a delay on our flight. #selfish #finishhim!” See the busted overhead bin here.

D. Shuster’s fan club (of sorts)

“David Shuster looked yummy on CNN today… even more delicious given how he ripped Fox News debate moderators for their stupidity.  Me likey!” — Anonymous reader to FishbowlDC.

Ezzy offers lunch. Down with Herman Cain!

“If Herman Cain ends this primary with more than 10 percent of the vote, I will buy everyone on this panel lunch. It will not happen.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein on fellow Boybander Chris Hayes‘s “Up with Hayes” on Sunday morning on MSNBC. This was in reaction to Cain winning the Florida Straw Poll. Seems pizza would be a good choice here. Hazy replied, “We’re going to pick the nicest four-star restaurant.”

Hair cut alert…“Nooooo!” — The Daily Caller‘s Mary Katharine Ham to colleague Laura Donovan, who wrote: “OMG @cjciaramella cut his hair and beard!” So who is sending us a picture?? CJ Ciaramella is a relatively new hire. This picture is obviously pre-haircut.

Most insightful line of WaPo Date Lab. Josh: “We definitely hugged, I felt much closer to her after the date than before.” Josh, who will no doubt make a brilliant lawyer one day, and Natalie were strangers before the date.

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QUOTES of the DAY


The Murdoch Hearings

“If you’re tired of Murdoch Michael Vick testifying to Congress on bill making it crime for adult to bring child to dogfight or be spectator.” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a Tuesday tweet.

“James saying ‘I think it’s a really good question and an important question’ is like the chorus to the verses of his testimony. — Politico media writer Keach Hagey in a Tuesday tweet in regards to James Murdoch‘s testimony before Parliament.

“If you’re waiting for ‘you can’t handle the truth’ level drama from the Murdoch hearings, you haven’t watched enough CSPAN.- Politifact developer Matt Waite in a Tuesday tweet.

“Cameron going before Parliament and being shown on MoJo and American Morning is like political candy to me.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo Lazar in a Wednesday tweet referring to British Prime Minister David Cameron.

“I’m loving Parliament’s reaction to PM Cameron. ‘Yeaaaaaaaaaah’ — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart in a Wednesday morning tweet.

“Watching House of Commons. If the gallery in the House/Senate behaved the way MPs do in Britain they would be thrown out. Can we import?” — CNN White House reporter Brianna Keilar in a Wednesday morning tweet.

Local TV reporter hates to floss

“Um ok I’m lying. I hate to floss.. and I’m married to a dentist so imagine how those night time conversations go.” — WUSA9′s Angie Goff in a Wednesday morning blog post on the importance of flossing.

TV journo hails benefits of green tea

“2:52am…and the two cups of green tea are kicking in. #bouncingoffwalls” — ABC News Correspondent Karen Travers in a middle of the night tweet Wednesday. This morning she wrote, “We have officially reached PB&J time on overnight shift.”

Bio of the Day

Roger Simon: “Chief Political Columnist for Politico: Sometimes in error, but never in doubt.”

The Observer

“In the Bachmann household gayness is ‘curable’ but all the praying in the world won’t stop a determined migraine.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a Tuesday tweet. He’s referencing this story by The Daily Caller‘s Jonathan Strong on presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s reportedly debilitating migraine headaches.

Bachmann statement ‘not enough’

“A two-paragraph statement where she says she’s OK is not going to fly. It’s not enough,” GOP consultant Ron Bonjean told Politico in an early morning follow-up story on Bachmann’s headaches. The story cites The Daily Caller in paragraph four for breaking the story. More Bonjean: “This is an issue that is neurological in nature, that affects consciousness and the ability to think clearly.”

 

 

Fab or Fug?

The above is a pretty dress worn by a journalist Saturday night to the Capitol File after party, so we’re not giving it a Fug. However, may we suggest a different bra?  Perhaps a racerback style or clips that draw the straps together would pull this look together. Barring all that, calling WUSA’s Angie Goff!  There is a bra in crisis and you may be the only one who can help!

Dogs Can Have WHCD Parties, Too

A Bo Obama lookalike

A Bo Obama lookalike

Last night, on the patio of Art and Soul on Capitol Hill, AnimalFair.com hosted its second annual White House Pet Correspondents’ Benefit. The dogs were generally well-behaved, though there was some growling, barking and butt-sniffing. How very Washington.

Wendy Diamond, the proprietor of AnimalFair, played host to raise money for Pets2Vets, which pairs returning veterans with adopted dogs. She was joined by her dog, Lucky, whom she calls the White House pet correspondent. The resident White House dog, Bo Obama, was not in attendance. He wasn’t even invited, though Diamond insisted his presence would have been welcome.

Pets2Vets, or P2V, was founded by David Sharpe in early 2010. Sharpe described suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and depression upon his return from tours of duty in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. But when he adopted a rescue dog, a three-month-old pitbull mix named Cheyenne, the feelings of depression subsided. It led him to found P2V, which he describes as “a Match.com between a sheltered pet and a veteran.” Pets offer “unconditional, pure love” and Sharpe says that veterans, who often feel judged opening up to doctors about their feelings, don’t feel the same way with animals. He said the program helps both the veterans who “just want companionship” and the dogs, which come from abusive homes.

The small crowd of human guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres from Art and Soul, including mushroom puffs and fried mac and cheese, along with a wine bar. The canine guests, all under 21, were instead served water. They munched on treats and bones.

Attendees were also treated to cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake, decked out in red, white and blue. The owners of the store and the stars of TLC’s “D.C. Cupcakes,” Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis, made an appearance at the event, though they’ll be heading to New York today for an appearance on “The View”‘s royal wedding special.

The McLaughlin Group’s John McLaughlin, Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson, WUSA’s Angie Goff, and Buzz Aldrin all serve on the host committee. None were able to attend.

Angie Goff’s Favorite Bra Co. Checks in

Earlier this week we posted about WUSA9 reporter Angie Goff and her bra shopping excursion and her encounter with Cyla “The Bra Lady” Weiner. Hardest day on the job so far.

But then, late Tuesday night, I was terrified to discover an e-mail from Iris Honrade at Cake Lingerie. Had I made a mistake? Were they annoyed that I called their product a “great bra named after food,” or that I put “Cake Lingerie” in scare quotes?

Turns out, neither. Iris was thrilled that we had mentioned the company, and told me about their latest launch, the Birthday Cake collection, featuring Cake Lingerie’s very own technology – MyBust (Seriously.) “Gone are the ‘one style fits all’ bra as each bra with the MyBust technology has been specifically tailored for each bust size,” Iris wrote. And here I was, thinking we’d never see the day when nursing bras were designed to cater to women with different cup sizes.

She also sent me some great photographs of their bra styles. This one is called “Turkish Delight.”

Now that’s a bra!

Reporter Hunts for Bras (Again)

WUSA9′s Angie Goff is at it again. And by “it” we mean talking about shopping for bras on her website.

Goff naturally assumed that any kind of bra “with ‘nursing’ attached to it could not be attractive.” But thank Goff for Cyla Weiner, referred to affectionately as “The Bra Lady,” who showed her some great bras named after foods (there was a “blackberry bra” and something called “Cake Lingerie”).

Goff is also shocked to discover that reversible tights exist. It’s like getting two pairs of tights for the price of one. “Who’d a thunk?” she asked in her post. We couldn’t have articulated it any better.

Read the full post and see more pictures here.

What we Almost Missed…(and Maybe Should Have)

The very pregnant WUSA TV Channel 9′s Angie Goff is two months away from delivery, and this week she writes about bra shopping. She describes how “uncomfortable” and “unpredictable” it can be. (Flying bras are such a nightmare.)

Actually, what’s uncomfortable is her post, which is a tad personal for comfort. She describes how the bra lady discovered that her “band width” is bigger. “I never knew motherhood could be so sexy,” she writes.

And we never knew a picture of a bra cup could be quasi-disturbing.

Read here.

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