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Spam Attack! WH Reporter Offers Large Penis Tips

In the world of online reporting, life can get dicey and connecting with followers can lurk into dangerous, pornographic territory. In 2010, National Journal‘s Major Garrett, then a White House Correspondent for Fox News, accidentally linked to soft porn. “Hello gentleman, I’m Anastasia,” one woman beckoned. Naturally mortified, he apologized to his many followers.

This week NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro suffered a similar fate when a follower informed him that he had been spamming him with advice on how to expand his member (and we’re not talking politicians). It’s unclear how ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper got mixed up in this debacle.

We reached out to Shapiro on the matter.

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

But, I DID see a Wolf on my TV – “I didn’t see any deer in Deer Valley, Utah but saw six in Bethesda, Md. I did see a Moose in Deer Valley.” – CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on his recent travels.

This could be bad if it was taken out of context – “You got full-frontal nudity, dude.” Politico’s Glenn Thrush, who tweeted that comment to fellow Politico Jake Sherman. Thrush was joking that his new e-book may have been upstaged by Sherman and John Bresnahan‘s story on Congressional skinny-dipping.

Grabby isn’t the best choice of words – “Up for grabs. Michelle Fields Out at Daily Caller..” – Accuracy in Media’s Don Irvine in response to our story about Michelle Fields and the Daily Caller parting ways.

Feel the Burn – “Worked out with Paul Ryan this morning. Ok, in the same room as Paul Ryan. Stay tuned for my blog post on the subject…” – NPR’s WH Correspondent Ari Shapiro

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

WHCA Elects New Officers

The White House Correspondents’ Association has elected the newest members to their board. Politico’s Mike Allen writes that the newly elected president for the year 2014-2015 will be Christi Parsons from Tribune. Also elected were Ari Shapiro from NPR and Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev. Talev announced on Facebook last night, “Thrilled, along with Christi Parsons and Ari Shapiro, to be joining the board of the White House Correspondents’ Association. Thank you to everyone for your suggestions and your support.”

Parsons told FBDC that what matters most is a job well done and not the infamous White House Correspondents’ Dinner that took a controversial turn for the worse this year.

“It was a good campaign. It’s a sign of health in the organization that all of the seats were contested, and that 210 journalists ended up casting votes,” she wrote in an email. “One thing that was clear in my conversations with people — I talked to most of the active members — was how committed the White House correspondents are to sound journalistic ideals and to vigorous coverage of the beat. The dinner is important, and it’s fun to talk about. But what matters most is our responsibility to do this job well, to constantly push for more information, and people take that very seriously. That’s what the association is all about.”

Asked for her reaction on her win, Talev remarked, “It’s an honor to be chosen by our peers to represent the White House press corps, and I’m excited, with Christi and Ari, to join our colleagues already serving on the board. While our membership draws from competing and diverse news organizations and technology and social media are rapidly changing how we all do our jobs, as a press corps we are united by universal interests — especially the imperative for timely access to the President, other White House decisionmakers and public information.”

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

HBO’s Bill Maher: Mr. Sensitive

“Read the Declaration of Independence today – kind of complain-y in the middle, but the beginning and end really stand up.” — Bill Maher.

Convo Between Two Journos

This morning’s conversation is between White House Correspondent Jake Tapper and NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro. Shapiro is in London on a Pink Martini bus tour with singer and songwriter Storm Large. Tapper, meanwhile, is headed to Ohio with President Obama.

Tapper: “You chose London over a bus tour of Northern Ohio?”

Shapiro: “Something tells me this isn’t the last OH bus tour.”

Important Question to Ponder… “Why is Jennifer Hudson singing the Weight Watchers song at the Boston fireworks?” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence.

Happy 4th of July!

“And now, the Nat’l Symphony Orchestra and Marine Band join forces for ‘Call Me Maybe’ …” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing.

“Nice to be away from dc crowds in wolfeboro nh to watch the fireworks by the docks. Beautiful.” — CNN’s Dana Bash.

“Dude, fuck this shit being in the middle of the work week.” — The X.D. Experience (not a D.C. journo but nonetheless funny).

“Almost irony – getting yelled at to ‘move along’ by cop @14 & Indep. for crime of asking directions to bike path. #IndependenceDay” — Derrick Perkins, reporter and photog for Alexandria Times.

Derecho Storm Fallout Complaint Desk

“Pepco PTSD: The fireworks tonight sound like thunder. Chilling.” — Kiplinger‘s Ken Bazinet.

“Is there anything else I should be doing @VerizonSupport?” — NBC Washington’s Jim Long. More from Long: “I need to accept that this is the week of things not working #fb”

“About to start day 6 without power.” — RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer.

“On day 6 of no power, #Pepco changes our status from ‘no crew assigned yet’ to ‘your outage has not been reported’ – not cool. @WTOP” — D.C. and Baltimore-based journo Carolyn Procter.

Oh?

“Don’t like millimeter wave machines so opted for pat down at airport. They stick their fingers inside your waistband now!” — The Atlantic‘s Senior Editor Garance Franke-Ruta.

 

Afternoon Chatter

Quotes of the Day


“The lawn at the British Ambassador’s residence is prepared for Prince Harry garden reception.” — Bloomberg’s Stephanie Green with accompanying photograph.

What’s Driving the Day: “Made a quick run to the store tonight and experienced the most unsubtle stare at my rear end by a dude since I was in college.” — Blogger and writer Danielle Belton, author of The Black Snob.

A journo’s emotional outpouring for Lugar

“Politics aside, @dicklugar is 1 of the most gracious pols I’ve covered. At each stop he shakes each reporter’s hand, thanks them for coming.” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese, who is traveling to Indiana today so his email response time may lag.

Drudge Whoring

“I love Drudge headline right now… can we just bask in Matt Drudge’s genius?” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle in a memorable tweet from last week.

It’s not Love Story but it’s something…“I love Reagan National airport so much that we need a Constitutional amendment prohibiting me from marrying it.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Journo wants Obama to stop being such a p—y

“Obama is being a coward on issue of gay marriage. Stand for what you believe in, there’s no shame in that.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jason Howerton.

Shots fired by Mr. Scarry

“Daily Caller’s Michelle Fields is a big girl. Doesn’t need to be kid gloved like she just was by O’Reilly.” — FBDC and The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry. A note to “AnonymASS” who always flips out, sometimes with physical threats, when we write about your beloved Michelle: Deal with it.

Reporter gets in touch with himself

“I feel in touch with my Oregon roots every time I pull my bicycle up to a valet parking stand. #putabirdonit” — NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Kidney stones still on their way out

“Welcome new followers. I’ll be back next week fully engaged with my tweeps. I’m convalescing All Tweets pre-set via @hootsuite xo.” — a message from NBC theGrio’s Sophia Nelson this morning. Sophia tweeted about her kidney stone issues over the weekend intermingled with inspirational thoughts on connecting with God.

PBS’ Gwen Ifill asks: “Honest question. When is the last time we’ve seen a series of such delayed, grudging endorsements?” (She’s of course referring to Rick Santorum‘s 11 p.m. lackluster email endorsement of Mitt Romney.)

 

NPR’s Pre-WHCD Soirée With Mary J. Blige

WHAT: NPR is hosting ‘Friday Night Spin’, an invitation-only party on the eve of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

The tab for the evening’s festivities is being picked up by NPR Trustees John Herrmann, Jr. and John McGinn, as well as in-kind donations. In-kind donors include: Gibson Guitar Showroom, Georgetown Cupcake, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Smart Water, Robert Foley Vinyards and Beam Global.

WHEN: Friday, April 27, 2012
8pm – 11pm

WHERE: Gibson Guitar Showroom

WHO: Hosted by NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro, welcome from NPR President & CEO Gary Knell, music by guest DJ Solange Knowles.

NPR’s WHDC guests also attending party include:
Mary J. Blige (Grammy Award-winning musician)
Ginnifer Goodwin (Actress)
Colin Hanks (Actor)
Chris Hughes (Co-founder of Facebook; publisher and editor-in-chief, The New Republic)
Katherine Stockett (Novelist, author of The Help)

NPR Journalists attending (partial list)… Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


“To live my life in a kind of metaphorical fishbowl, it’s pretty challenging, yeah.” — Madonna on NBC’s “Rock Center” last night.

A Question to Ponder…“So isn’t castrating a dog worse than tying a it to your roof for a couple of hours? #askingforafriend” — BuzzFeed Political Editor Ben Smith.

Uh oh! Tschida’s pooch takes a leak in the house

“pup pees in house. supposed to praise profusely when he goes outside. so pick him up say LOVE YOU smother him with kisses. get weird looks.” — ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida.

Deep Thoughts With Lachlan Markay

“It’s so cute when people complain about how dysfunctional DC is then insist on giving it more power.” — Heritage Foundation’s Lachlan Markay.

CNN reporter endures DC DMV

“Covering presidential politics, White House, global issues – cakewalk compared to dealing with DC DMV.” — CNN’s Jessica Yellin.

Politico‘s Roger Simon: Resident Tough Guy

“Wife just killed a centipede. Thank God for wives.” — Roger Simon.

USA Today travel writer deals with dopey cab driver; BuzzFeed reporter chokes on a pretzel

“Oh cab driver, that’s my arm u just slammed your trunk door on. Hope this is not an indication of what’s to come on this trip #travelfail” — Nancy Trejos.

“Started to choke slightly on a pretzel, tried to wash down with diet coke, spilled diet coke over hair, shirt, pants.” — BuzzFeed’s Rosie Gray.

Washington reacts to Dick Clark’s death

  • “Dick Clark’s fabulous makeup artist is now available.” –  James McTague, Washington Editor of Barron’s.
  • “I move we cancel New Year’s Eve this year.” — ReutersSam Youngman.
  • “He made us feel as young and vibrant and optimistic as he was.” — President Obama.
  • “Condolences to the family of Dick Clark. We join them in mourning his passing, & will never forget his achievements in entertainment & music.” — Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
  • “#DickClark taught me & so many others to dance to the beat of the music. God bless his teenage spirit. Every Saturday morning after cartoons.” — Democratic pundit Donna Brazile.
  • “America’s oldest teenager has died. Dick Clark passed away at age 82. The phrase ‘good beat- easy to dance to’ keeps running through my head.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

Journo Hate

“You see, Smith will have his staff go on and on about elevators and a dog named Seamus–but not a dog named Dinner.” — Breitbart.com’s John Nolte in a story claiming that BuzzFeed‘s Smith shills for Obama — i.e. he’ll cover the Mitt Romney dog on a roof flap, but not Obama growing up eating dog, as reported by The Daily Caller.

“Now officially hate the jaunty NPR ‘Hey there, Ari’ reporter intro. My friend H called this sort of thing ‘hearty hack.’ I blame @kairyssdal” — The Daily Caller‘s Mickey Kaus referring to NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

A Rush sex tape — why not?

(Both journos appeared Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources”)

David Frum (Author and CNN Contributor): “I think it would be a nice gesture if he would send Sandra Fluke of his sex tapes.”

Julie Mason (SiriusXM Radio’s P.O.T.U.S. Channel): “That is something America does not need.”

Looniest anonymous email we received all weekend: “Foie gras is animal abuse and torture-why would you associate that with fighting cancer?” The item the reader is referring to is this one — where Mr. Norah O’Donnell (Cheff Geoff) hosts a gourmet gala to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. No one is suggesting the foie gras can lick cancer.

Belated Valentine’s Day

Daily Beast‘s Robin Givhan: “I have a crush on Ari Shapiro’s voice.” NPR’s White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro: “I’ve had a crush on your writing for years! So glad you caught the show.”

Loesch picks up where Andrew Breitbart left off

“It’s barely been 48 hours and I’m already disgusted with the bait of media bias.” — Big Journalism Editor Dana Loesch.

Tweets from Heaven

“Okay , sleepy time. Good night to you all and good night to Andrew, wherever you are.” — freelance writer, photographer and avid BigGov supporter Lee Stranahan.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

RUNNING WITH THE PACK: “This is what pack journalism looks like. Last Romney rally before New Hampshire votes.” — NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Remembering Blankley

“Tony Blankley was a kind, brilliant, engaging, family-focused, generous, faithful, fascinating man. I pray for his soul and his family.” — TWT Senior Opinion Writer Emily Miller.

Note to reporter: Tsongas or Saungus?

“More @newtgingrich on Romney: ‘Maybe like Saungus who got 37% in ’92 and lost to Clinton who got 24% because he couldn’t meet expectations.”  — NBC News Campaign embed reporter Alexandra Moe. A few hours later, she offered this inexplicable partial tweet…”And @newtgingrich just s…” She eventually concluded, “And @newtgingrich just went out a back door avoiding Ron Paul ppl for the second time tonight while the media waited for him…#decision2012.” Carry on, Alexandra.

Question to ponder

“Does retweeting everything on your beat–essentially being all [beat] news to everyone–make you feel empty inside? Discuss!” — Reason Mag’s Mike Riggs.

Important assignment: Involves Beyonce

“So my mom gets call waiting tonight from her sister; there’s an urgent rumor she wants me to investigate: ‘Beyonce.Surrogate. Any truth?’” — Washington freelancer Moe Tkacik.

Uh Oh.

“Just drove to Manchester to meet @Jamie_Weinstein and others but realized they meant Nashua.” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas.

TV Watchers

“Real Housewives of Atlanta is so low-rent. @Bravotv needs to eliminate it from the franchise and give it a different name.” — social media journalist Claritza Jimenez.

“The Bachelor gave a rose to the lesbian again. He really is as dumb as he looks.” — TWT‘s Miller.

Convo Between Two Journos

Fox News Contributor Dana Perino: “Every ‘green product’ I have to live with stinks. Lighting is awful & constantly pops. Washer/dryer a disaster. Enviro-paint looks awful.”

National Review Online Contributor Greg Pollowitz: “Front loading washer is the worst, and the dryer saves energy by not fully drying the clothes #thankyoualgore”

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Shouldn’t Diet Dr. Pepper just be called Mr. Pepper?” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Teague Beckwith.

Notice to cable repairmen: Don’t be late!

“Who actually likes to fire people? Even in context it’s weird. I get annoyed at late cable repairmen, maybe.” — Slate’s Dave Weigel. He’s referencing Romney who remarked, “I like being able to fire people.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.


Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day — The Mindmeld Edition: A melding of everything worthy, weird and otherwise from the past four days.

Journo’s cat sets her alarm clock

“The cat stepped on my iPhone dock alarm clock last night and set it to go off at 7 a.m. Which it did. Which was wonderful. #gah” — WaPo Express‘s Sara Schwartz in a tweet that Politico‘s resident cat lover Patrick Gavin might appreciate. We’re sure Gavin’s cats don’t have tricks like that.

White House scribe details Michelle O’s attire down to thighs

“The top of the first lady’s dress was a bright orange racerback; from mid-torso to mid-thigh it has a green and white jungle-like print; the final piece that fell to the knee was a grayish pattern.” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein in a Sunday Pool Report from Hawaii.

Corn on Bachmann on God

“Short version of Bachmann campaign event: God, God, God, God, God, God.” — Mother Jones‘ Washington Bureau Chief David Corn.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Here’s to a new year in which cell phone and Twitter users learn the value of an unexpressed thought.” — AP Radio News’ Jon Belmont.

Reporter does what it takes

“This crazy Iowa wind blew the address I need out of hand & across the parking lot. I literally parkoured [sic] over a fence to get it. #nprlife” — NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Journo loses cologne to TSA

“Leaving my new Christmas gift (cologne) in SC because it was .2oz too much. Thanks TSA.” — FBDC’s and The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry, who explained that the cologne, Cool Water by Davidoff, was a sentimental re-gift from his father.

Not surprisingly, Walsh criticizes an R

Leslie Stahl admitted that interview was part of a Cantor push to soften and humanize his richly deserved awful image. Ick.” — Salon Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh of Sunday’s “60 Minutes” interview with House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor.

Ahh…the warmth of the holidays

“Nice to see the TSA in ATL not give a hard time to the 3 yo with the toy gun who refused to let it leave his hand.” — RedState.com Editor-in-Chief and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson.

Um, Happy New Year?

“Ooh. Time for another round of my favorite neighborhood game: Fireworks or Gunshot?” — Reason Magazine Associate Editor Peter Suderman.

Words to live by…“Don’t forget: Resolutions are for quitters.” — Capitol File Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett.

Birth Week: Nibbles Knox, son of AFP‘s Olivier Knox. A note from Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner: “Happy birthday to the famous Nibbles Knox! May this year be filled with all the legos your little heart ever could desire @OKnox” — (quote by and h/t to Shiner. h/t to Politico‘s Mike Allen for the phrase h/t.) HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIBBLES!

Things are getting weird in Iowa

“Local reporter, desperate for people to interview, asks Jeff Zeleny if he’s media or voter. #blending” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel on NYT‘s Zeleny.

“Lady sitting next to me at Atlantic, Iowa, diner, on being a campaign reporter: ‘I think that would be a terrible job.’” — Politico‘s Reid Epstein.

“Went to the lobby to get coffee. When the desk clerk saw my bed head I thought he might offer me medical treatment.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson.

Funky Convo Between Two Journos

TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro: “Happy Des Moines time new year to the crew @TPM, best support staff a road warrior’s ever had.” HuffPost‘s Elise Foley: “#puke.”

Travel writer starts new year on funereal note

“And…my first day of the year starts w a funeral. Sort of nice, though. #perspective.” — National Geographic Traveler Contributing Editor Carl Hoffman.

A given…“Sorry in advance for all the irresponsible things I’m going to do to 2012.” — HuffPost’s left-wing media reporter Jason Linkins.

Editor salutes his Beagle

“Smartest living being in the house today: Fred the Beagle, who laid his head on the remote during the Jets game and changed the channel.” — Digital First Media Editor-in-Chief and former TBD GM Jim Brady.

Just who is Ben Smith?

“@benpolitico Someone from buzzfeed’s at this Santorum event trying 2 explain who u r to Iowan lady of certain age. She seems mystified alas.” — The Hill‘s Niall Stanage.

ME ME ME ME ME

“@danielabrams: dan abrams” — Mediaite founder Dan Abrams. To which Weigel replied simply, “#fail.” (To Abrams we give Tigi’s Bed Head line of conditioner called Self Absorbed for his lux locks.)

Is he SERIOUS?

“Is it New Years Eve 2011 or New Years Eve 2012? I get confused every year.” — Cheoff Geoff Tracy, husband to CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“If you’re tracking, tonight’s Santorum Sweater Vest Color is navy blue. Or black. On CNN live now.” — Digital Producer for CNN Erin Burnett‘s “Out Front” Mark Joyella.

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