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Labash Blowout Book Party: Marion Barry Has Arrived!

IMG_0217.jpgThe Weekly Standard/Daily Caller Matt Labash’s book, Fly Fishing With Darth Vader: And Other Adventures With Evangelical Wrestlers, Political Hitmen, And Jewish Cowboys came to life Thursday night as characters from his anthology filed in one by one to the beautiful home of Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson and his wife, Susie. The evening was one of fun, frolic and, of course, drinking, as the Distilled Spirits Council sponsored the party with a well-stocked Scotch-filled bar.

Characters from the book who showed up to the festivities included Democratic political strategist and former campaign aide to Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) David “Mudcat” Saunders, Vanity Fair’s Christopher Hitchens and GOP consultant Roger Stone, who famously taught Labash how to properly tie a tie (he claims Labash still needs help). Stone (in photograph above with Labash) explained that he was leaving later to catch a train to Manhattan – his policy is to never stay overnight in D.C. as the town is too awful a place to remain too long. “I hate it,” he said. “People are phony.” (Stone splits his time between New York City and Miami.)

Soon the party turned into a roast.

“Nice house, not waspy enough,” Stone cracked. “I appreciate the enormous role I have played in making Matt Labash.” Stone joked that people always ask of Labash: ‘What’s with all the Hitler memorabilia?’

Saunders, to whom Labash devoted an entire chapter, said the author was much more than a writer but a life confidant whom he still phones for advice. “He knows enough about me to get me arrested,” he said. Initially, Saunders said, he feared a story about him appearing in The Weekly Standard: “I’m a Democrat. The Weekly Standard ain’t a damn Democrat publication.”

The party was the scene of scenes for D.C. journalists. Faces in the crowd included conservative radio personality Laura Ingraham, The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes and Andy Ferguson, Politico’s Anne Schroeder Mullins, Patrick Gavin, Kiki Ryan, Michael Calderone and Pia Catton. Politico’s Jonathan Martin and NBC “Meet the Press” Executive Producer Betsy Fischer arrived simultaneously. The Daily Caller was represented well with opinion editor Moira Bagley, publisher Neil Patel, V.P. of sales Alex Treadway and congressional reporter Gautham Nagesh as well as Sean “Jim Treacher” Medlock on crutches. Others in attendance: The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard, the New York Post’s Charlie Hurt, Reason’s Michael Moynihan, Edelman’s Exec. V.P. Tony Blankley, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, D.C. media consultant David Bass, former Time scribe Tim Burger and Slate’s Editor David Plotz. The Atlantic’s Josh Green was there and spoke of the story he has been living as of late – that of Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) and the old Navy buddies who told him, among other sordid details, about the ex-congressman’s infamous Massa massage and now compelling “snorkeling”. Green joked, “I feel dirty talking about it.” More seriously, he called Massa the “Andy Dick of Congress.”

Lightening struck when former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry arrived. Late and decked out in a suit and cherry-colored tie, Barry stole the show. And for a good while, it was all guests could do but stare and snap cell phone pictures.

“It took me an hour to find this place,” Barry told the awed crowd, explaining his tardiness. “I wandered here and there and everywhere.”

Initially Labash had no idea that Barry that arrived. “No, no, I don’t publicly speak!” the author was imploring guests, unaware that his most striking character was about to weigh in.

Carlson explained to guests that The Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol was sorry he couldn’t attend – he was in Manhattan hanging out with former N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer and Massa (everyone laughed). Carlson read a note from Kristol that said, in part, “When we hired Labash, we had hoped he’d become a star – we’re still hoping.”

Carlson, who wrote the introduction to Labash’s book, had solemn praise for Labash with a twist. “Matt doesn’t simply write about people,” said Carlson. “He takes them as lifelong friends – almost in a proctological way.” He said when subjects first read the stories Labash has written about them their first response is “horror.”

Then they realize that what Labash has written is true, that the author has maybe captured them more deeply than anyone ever has.


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Ferguson: More Fallout

Some fallout from D.C.’s gossips on the Craig Ferguson/WHCA story.

  • In Yeas & Nays, Jeff Dufour and I report that this year’s WHCA dinner almost snagged Steve Carell and Ellen DeGeneres.

  • Amy Argetsinger says Ferguson will “be way quirkier” than Colbert.

  • Anne Schroeder-Mullins hears that NYTimes’ Jim Rutenberg will throw a party for Times writers (cuz they’re too cool to attend the festivities themselves).

  • Cillizza: The Beard Stays!

    As far as hair protests go, this is like a lamer, more Washingtonian version of Eddie Vedder saying in 2002 that “I’ll keep the mohawk until we stop killing people abroad.” But we’ll take what we can get.

    Chris Cillizza tells MSNBC that the beard ain’t going until the people have spoken:

    Anne Schroeder (or is it that Chris Cillizza-loving woman she works with?)thinks he looks like Wooly Willy.

    Dude, Is BloggingHeads.TV Sponsored By Styrofoam Cups?!?

    As Anne Schroeder (via Tim Burger) might say, we’re not saying, we’re just saying…



    And, for all the ladies out there with a hankering for a dude with a headset on…hear Cato’s Will Wilkinson talk about his yoga (tease: “It’s hip opening week at my yoga studio…my hips are incredibly constricted…this stuff is killer!…I’m getting to that point in life when it’s important to make sure that your muscles stay supple so that I can stay young and appealing!”)

    Hot or not? HOT!

    Can anyone else find more Styrofoam cups?

    Morning Reading List, 08.02.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • The Washington Blogger Meetup has an event on August 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Regional Food and Drink. To RSVP “Yes”, click here.

  • According to TVNewser’s Program Ranker, “Of the top 15 shows on cable news in July, (M-F, 25-54 demo) 12 are on FNC.”

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tim Cuprisin writes, “FOX News rules the ratings, as always, but who’s in second is less certain”

  • Reuters reports, “Their public fight-for-the-right-to-marry has tended to overshadow the fact that XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio must keep their businesses running.”

  • A Novak-Dowd one night stand?!?

  • A tipster tells us that Anne Schroeder is Politico’s reporter of the month.

  • Hollywood Reporter reports, “With the 2008 presidential election heating up, the Internet is replacing TV as the ‘dominant media force in political campaigning,’ according to Jeffrey Cole, a USC professor behind a seven-year study on the impact of online technology.”

  • Fox News Dominates July News Ratings

  • reports, “The Federal Communications Commission approved rules for the upcoming auction of the 700MHz airwave spectrum that granted only half of what Google had requested.”

  • Deal Journal writes, “Has Newspaper Consolidation Run its Course?”

  • From The Hollywood Reporter: “America’s int’l news deficit may benefit BBC”

  • TV Week reports, “The Federal Communications Commission Tuesday unveiled 10 new studies on media consolidation issues, and it didn’t take long for consolidation critics to attack both them and the agency.”


  • International Women’s Media Foundation is looking for a Manager, Networking and Membership.

  • SNL Financial, LC is looking for a Project Manager.

  • Cato Institute is looking for a Marketing Coordinator.

  • The Atlantic Media Company is looking for a Web Producer.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Morning Reading List, 07.30.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Washington Post reports, “Four days after the Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C., more than 400 questions directed to the GOP presidential field have been uploaded on YouTube, as Republicans are scheduled to take their turn at video-populism on Sept. 17. But only Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) have agreed to participate in the debate, co-hosted by the Republican Party of Florida in St. Petersburg.”

  • Carrie Sheffield, formerly of The Politico, has joined The Washington Times as an editorial writer.

  • One year ago last week, Ana Marie Cox was named the Washington Editor ot and Tammy Haddad was named a Vice President for MSNBC.

  • Swampland reports, “The Ron Paul campaign announced, and other campaigns have confirmed, that CNN is moving the YouTube debate to another date, possibly in December.”

  • The Columbia Journalism Review has some prime examples of “Why the Dow Jones Vote Matters”

  • The Politico reports that CNN president Jon Klein “said the new Campbell Brown show at 8 p.m. will be talk-oriented, built around the day’s news. Leaning toward more an opinion show where Campbell doesn’t give the opinions, the guests do.”

  • From the Christian Science Monitor: “Declining newspaper readership, especially among the young, is forcing editors to reexamine their focus.”

  • Poynter Online writes, “Facebook: What’s In It For Journalists? With the help of some new friends, we came up with a few answers. And just as many questions.”

  • Huffington Post’s Zack Exley writes, “GOP front runners seem to be bailing on the September 17 YouTube/CNN debate. Democrats should rejoice at this news.”

  • “With Senator Clinton—and her femininity—featured as a story line, the Presidential campaign filled 13% of the airtime and was the second most-popular talk topic on radio and cable, according to PEJ’s Talk Show Index from July 15-20. (Cable shows paid far more attention to the campaign than the radio talkers did.) The one subject that commanded more attention last week than the Presidential race was the renewed debate over U.S. strategy in Iraq.”

  • Check out Media Bistro’s new series, “Hey, How’d You Do That?”, “walking you through how those in the media industry navigated key professional junctures, achieved career-making coups, tackled spur-of-the-moment scenarios and made the decisions that furthered their work.”

  • Houston Chronicle’s Claudia Feldman called the YouTube debate “a lively CNN-YouTube debate that turned the usual format upside down and may have forever changed candidates’ obligatory parade in front of the TV lights.”

  • Fortune reports, “Newspapers are dying. At the Washington Post Co., CEO Donald Graham is banking on the Internet to save serious journalism. If he can’t figure this out, nobody can.”

  • From Save The “Some Republicans are talking about ditching the long-planned YouTube debate, like the Democrats and Fox News. As concerned Republicans, we respectfully ask them to reconsider. Republicans cannot surrender to Democrats on any front — least of all new media — or we may well lose in 2008.”

  • Todd And reports, “I’m very excited to announce that the Power 150 ranking of top marketing blogs is joining forces with Advertising Age, the world’s leading marketing and media publication.”

  • Reuters reports, “The number of help-wanted ads in U.S. newspapers fell in June to a 49-year low, a private research group said on Thursday.”

  • Time reports, “Hugh Hewitt, a popular right-wing blogger and radio talk show host, got more specific about what conservatives might object to in a CNN/YouTube debate — he alleged that CNN cherrypicked the submissions for biased questions that a ‘responsible’ journalist wouldn’t ask: ‘the CNN team used the device of the third-party video to inject a question that would have embarrassed any anchor posing it.’ One staffer for a Republican candidate now leaning toward not participating put it this way: ‘The problem isn’t YouTube, it’s CNN.’”

  • A release from Atlantic Media announced that Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon, Debbie Applegate and Jeffrey Goldberg will be attending Bookmark events on Nantucket.

  • The Washington Examiner reports, “Washington wins the award for ‘most e-mail addicted’ city in the country, according to a new study released Thursday by Dulles-based AOL.”

  • Redding News Review reports, “Radio One’s Syndication One announced a new lineup late yesterday that includes ‘The Al Sharpton Show,’ ’2 Live Stews’ and ‘The Warren Ballentine Show’ on its XM 169 The Power.”

  • San Francisco Chronicle’s Chip Johnson writes, “Megan Greenwell was a reporter at Berkeley High School’s biweekly student newspaper, the Jacket, nearly eight years ago when she cracked one of the most sensational Bay Area news stories of the year — scooping the region’s media. … So it’s no fluke that Greenwell, now at the ripe old age of 23, is a professional journalist at not just any newspaper, but the Washington Post. And she’s not covering any average beat; she’s based in Baghdad and covering one of the world’s biggest stories, the war in Iraq.”

  • Who Still Reads Magazines? Just About Everybody”

  • New York Post reports, “Don Imus is about to get paid. The disowned shock jock is close to a settlement that would have former employer CBS buy out his contract as a way to avoid costly and ugly litigation, according to multiple sources close to the situation.”

  • Business Week reports, “Should the Bancroft family, the controlling shareholders of Dow Jones & Co., decide to reject Rupert Murdoch’s takeover offer, prompting the mogul to take his $5 billion off the table and walk away, everyone knows what would happen. Dow Jones’ stock price would fall from its recent highs in the upper 50s”

  • Check out Media Bistro’s updated How To Pitch.

  • Redding News Review reports, “Redding News Review today learned that Radio One has cut at least four staffers over at its satellite radio channel XM 169 The Power.”


  • The Education Trust is looking for a New Media Manager.

  • McClatchy is looking for a Senior Correspondent in Washington D.C.

  • America Abroad Media is looking for a Senior Producer for AAM Television.

  • CNN is seeking a Senior Producer for Reliable Sources.

  • Worcester County Times/Maryland Beachcomber/Ocean Pines Independent is looking for an Editor.

  • Print Solutions Magazine is looking for an Assistant Editor.

  • FDAnews is looking for an Executive Editor.

  • DC Magazine is looking to hire style-savvy fall interns/editorial assistants immediately for the Fall Semester. Please send cover letter, resume, and clips to with availability and potential start date. Position begins mid-August.

  • Washington Hospital Center is looking for a Media Specialist.

  • Connection Newspapers is looking for a Sports Writer/Editor.

  • is looking for an Advertising Sales Director.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • A Dinner For Judith

    mediajudy.jpgBloomberg’s P.R. Expert (and White House Correspondents’ Association dinner After Party hostess) Judith Czelusniak literally and barely blew into town on the tail of yesterday’s nasty thunderstorm for meetings with the producers of Bloomberg TV’s Money and Politics (which had Barney Frank and the Rob Portman on last night and has previously had Rudy Giuliani, Lamar Alexander, and Hillary Clinton on…but never Mike Bloomberg?!?)

    More important, Czelusniak almost missed an uber-vibrant dinner in her honor at the Palm….including usual suspects and friends Mike Allen, Hope and David Bass, Tim Burger, Rebecca Christie, Tucker Carlson, Shridar Pappu, Patrick Gavin, Chris Berry, Edie Emery, Anne Schroeder, Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, Amy Argetsinger, Garrett Graff (it’s his birthday today…we swear the to-be author is still like 22 or something…)John McCaslin, Anne Schroeder and Janet Donovan.

    Attendance being high, the Palm’s largest roundtop was expanded throughout the evening with tables ripped from the wall to create the soon to be famous and infinitely expandable “Banjo Formation”.

    Sorry we don’t have pictures.

    (Photo credit)

    Morning Reading List, 04.11.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You think journalists like Tim Russert, Jeff Greenfield, etc. should not continue to appear on Don Imus’ radio program.

  • An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” “was the #1 evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54 for the week of April 2. Averaging 8.08 million Total Viewers and a 2.0/8 among Adults 25-54, ‘World News’ outperformed NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 440,000 Total Viewers and 60,000 key demo viewers. This marks ABC’s greatest Total Viewing advantage over NBC in nearly nineteen months.”

  • A Facebook page supporting Tony Snow has been created.

  • A sneak peak at some of the VIPs expected during WHCA weekend.

  • The PEJ News Coverage Index for the week of April 1-6 shows, “The now-resolved hostage crisis with Iran attracted the most media coverage last week while the investigation into the fired U.S. attorneys went on temporary hiatus. But even with the voting 19 months away, the 2008 race for the White House continues to fascinate the press, the second story only behind the debate over the war in Iraq.”

  • The AP reports, “The Bush administration and the Defense Department are among the winners of the 2007 Jefferson Muzzle awards, given Tuesday by a free-speech group to those it considers the most egregious First Amendment violators in the past year.”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “In the battle for control of the Democratic Party, the George crowd is used to getting its way. So it’s revealing to watch the consternation in those precincts to the Congressional Black Caucus decision to co-sponsor a pair of Presidential primary debates this year with
    Fox News.”

  • From a reader, “I was trying to figure out why ABC is sending out so many breaking news updates on Imus: It’s because they’re the only network not involved. The show is for CBS Radio and NBC broadcasts it on MSNBC, so ABC must be loving dirtying everyone else’s sandbox….”

  • IMAO’s response to the New York Times article on making a blogger code of conduct: “Yawn.”

  • Atlantic Information Services, Inc. is looking for a Health Care Reporter/Editor.

  • The Associated Press is looking for an Editorial Assistant.
  • “Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones is said to be in advanced talks to buy Financial News, the London-based investment banking newspaper. A deal could be announced within days. Financial News is published every week and has its own real-time Web site with 40,000 subscribers.”

  • Newsday reports, “America’s newspapers are facing unprecedented challenges, say industry experts. No longer will publishers enjoy 20% to 40% profits. Today, large urban newspapers often produce profit margins in the teens, which many Wall Street investors find unsatisfying.”

  • Wall Street Journal tells us, “How Blogging Can Help You Get a New Job.”

  • Variety reports that in addition to John Edwards, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are passing on the Fox debate with the CBC. “A spokesman for Clinton told Daily Variety that she was only committing to debates sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee, which the Fox debate with the CBC is not.”

  • The Charlotte Observer opines, “The uproar over a racist insult by broadcaster Don Imus offers some interesting insights into the American entertainment machine.”

  • Ana Marie Cox: Apparently not a big fan of Mark Halperin.

  • From the Politico: Speaking of journos, White House reporters are apparently grumbling about the number of presidential hopefuls they have to cover, considering the election has started so early. There’s the Democratic field, the Republican field and, of course, Bush. This, we hear, has led to a whole new low: the Vacation Vote. Some journalists have apparently begun joking that they will vote for the candidate with the best vacation home — and after spending eight years watching Bush cutting down brush in Crawford, Texas, who can blame them?”

  • As the former Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Baghdad, Borzou Daragahi witnessed the tumultuous events of the Iraq war unfold during the 4 1/2 years he spent in Mesopotamia. Check out his personal narrative here.

  • Jonathan Martin notes, “What is most shocking to me, as a longtime Imus listener, is not so much that he eventually found himself in hot water, but that it took him so long to get there.”

  • Blah blah black sheep has a question “Only Washingtonians Would Ask: Do you think David Gregory has ever eaten at David Greggory?”

  • A reader asks, “Sign of the apocalypse?,, and all wasted the time and energy of their own staff writers to write stories on the Birkhead DNA test — OFF THE TV? Really, guys? *This* is what you want to spend your newsrooms’ precious time and resources doing, when wire copy would plenty suffice?”

  • A reader wrote in to say Jesse Jackson was “on Washington Post Radio (WTWP) at 6:00pm to weigh in on the Imus debate. He will be joined by guests, April Ryan & Michael Harrison.”

  • A reader says, “I wish they would bring Network (CNN) down to Washington dc.”

  • Morning Reading List, 04.02.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • The amount of money you would actually pay for a Gridiron Dinner ticket is $0. Ouch.

  • We’re going to start working for Lockhart Steele.

  • Who’s stealing CDs from Voice of America’s library?!?

  • A history of radio April Fools Day pranks.

  • Washingtonians toast the engagement of Anne Schroeder and Luke Mullins.

  • XM-Sirius Debate Comes Down to Competition

  • Best Cable Special Name Ever

  • PEJ Talk Show Index for the week of March 18-23 shows that “Gonzo-gate” is the top talk show topic — again.

  • The WHCA dinner menu. (The Extreme-ness says that it’s straight outta Compton).

  • NAM’s ShopFloor wins the first Pulitzer for blogging.

  • Trey Graham joins NPR’s Digital Media editorial team starting Monday as associate producer. Trey was a copy editor and assignment editor in USA Today’s Life Section.

  • A reader writes in to point out that Hotline’s Facebook page has 1215 members and growing…

  • creative director Paul Compton was online Friday for a chat to discuss the Web site’s new design. Check it out here.

  • Howard Kurtz has the details of Jeff Greenfield’s move to CBS.

  • Cousin TVNewser tells us that Jesse Jackson “Denounces CBC/Fox Debates.”

  • Check out the back story to the Post’s recent piece on “Mommy Guilt.”

  • AARP is looking for a Broadcast Web Producer.

  • From Howie Kurtz: “Washington Monthly founder Charlie Peters is about to announce a $50,000 annual prize for what he calls “preventive journalism.” Peters’s Understanding Government Foundation, which underwrites reporting on government, will honor the best articles that expose inept officials, misguided policies or bureaucratic bungling before they lead to disastrous results.”

  • Niche Media Holdings, LLC is looking for Associate Editor for Capitol File.

  • National Geographic is looking for a Renewal Specialist.

  • is looking for an editor.

  • Key Communications is looking for an editor.

  • The Altavista Journal is looking for an Editor.

  • Congressional Quarterly is hiring a Legislative Analyst, a Foreign Policy Writer and an Economic Policy Reporter.

  • Publishing Services LLC is looking for an Editor/Writer, a Publisher, a Production Manager and an Internet Marketing Associate.

  • Verizon announced in a release that as March 30, “Verizon FiOS TV subscribers in the Washington metro area will be able to tune to a new local television channel, FiOS1, a one-stop shop for local weather, traffic, news, sports and community features. FiOS1 is Verizon’s first owned-and-operated television channel in the United States, and the company expects to launch similar channels in other markets this year.”

  • Check out News, Improved: How America’s Newsrooms Are Learning to Change, which reports the findings of a first-of-its-kind $10 million training and research project by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

  • His Extremeness Knock Knocks the Post’s new consumer-rewards program.

  • The Society of Professional Journalists is looking for a few good journos to be part of panel on the “Newsroom of the Future” during a conference Wednesday, March 28 at 11:30 am to noon. Volenteers? Suggestions? Drop us a line.

  • Morning Reading List, 03.27.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington

  • The hometown team is favored to win it all.

  • FishbowlDC has learned that Ben Giliberti is no longer a wine writer at the Washington Post.

  • A reader comments, regarding this, “There is also a major standoff between ABC and WGAE, which covers productions types in the Washington bureau.”

  • ThinkProgress documents what they call “A Bad Week For The Politico

  • Comedian Sheryl Underwood gets a daily talk show on XM

  • Check out the winners of the 2006 VPA News, Editorial & Photo Contest.

  • AirCongress has launched a new feature called the Monster Media MashUp. It will “keep tabs on the latest policy- and politics-related audio and video produced by outlets like Bloomberg, C-SPAN, the major television networks and more, and pull them together in recurring entries like this one.”

  • Slate’s Timothy Noah notes that, “Robert Novak remains bizarrely in denial about whether he unmasked a covert employee of the Central Intelligence Agency.”

  • A reader notes, “Breaking news can’t wait around for spell check. I guess CNN beating them today took a toll. Breaking News from ‘CORONER: ANNA NICOLE HAD NINE PERSCRIPTION DRUGS IN HER SYSTEM AND AN INFECTION IN HER BUTTOCKS CONTRIBUTED TO HER DEATH.’”

  • TVNewser tells us how President Bush interrupted Chris Matthews’ schmoozing.

  • Frank Ahrens reports, “The Washington Post Co. has nominated Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger to the company’s board of directors to replace longtime director George W. Wilson, who will retire at the May 10 board meeting.”

  • Ahrens also reports that TMZ is “the fastest-growing Internet news site.”

  • Arlington based is popping up everywhere, from the Today Show, to Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.

  • The Extreme-ness looks back at Life magazine.

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “As the 2008 presidential campaign gets rolling, Google is forming a political sales team. Political campaigns are expected to shift more of their advertising dollars to the Web.”

  • Reuters reports, “A little under one-third of U.S. households have no Internet access, with most of the holdouts seeing little use for it in their lives, says a survey by Park Associates, a Dallas-based market research firm.”

  • USAToday’s Peter Johnson writes, “Media experts say that the way ‘Hillary 1984′ video clip made its way into the national discussion serves as a cautionary tale for traditional news outlets, which risk spreading material that may be damaging or untrue to wider audiences — all for the sake of staying current with the Web.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “ and are trading blows in the race for top broadcast portal.”

  • The New York Times reports, “U.S. newspaper companies are reporting steep declines in advertising revenue for February, as classifieds continue to shift from print to online.”

  • reports that Conde Nast’s “is adding three bloggers: Lauren Goldstein Crowe, who helped launch Time Style & Design, will blog about fashion; Felix Salmon will blog on finance, and Tim Swanson, formerly of Premiere, will have an entertainment news blog.”

  • DCRTV has a rant.

  • Jeff Patch loves to spotattorneys general on the weekend.

  • DCRTV reports that Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Deputy Western Finance Director Anne Brady “joins the DC-based National Association Of Broadcasters as VP of the trade organization’s political action committee. Previously, Brady served as director for the Capitol Hill Heart Health Campaign.”

  • Kit Seelye reports, “For newspapers, February was the cruelest month. So far. Revenue from advertising was in striking decline last month, compared with February a year ago, and were generally weaker than analysts had expected.”

  • “The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, The News & Advance of Lynchburg and the Northern Virginia Daily of Strasburg have been honored as the best daily newspapers in Virginia.”

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