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Looking for a newsroom environment with a fully stocked kitchen, beers on tap, meditation room, nap room, AND yoga studio? Probably not gonna happen. Unless you work at the DC bureau of The Huffington Post!
When I first heard about The Huffington Post’s DC digs, I wanted to call their bluff. How could the home of HuffPost Politics – the number one trafficked politics site – have all the amenities of a booming Silicon Valley tech giant?
I recently had the opportunity to tour the HuffPost DC bureau to see if the rumors were true. Spoiler alert – they were. Read more
Last night at The Jefferson, Constance Milstein, Gail MacKinnon and Rachel Pearson hosted Arianna Huffington in celebration of her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.
Huffington wrote Thrive after a fall brought on by exhaustion and a lack of sleep sent her to the hospital.
“The motivation for writing the book was my own burnout, and then looking around and seeing how many millions are burned out. And then, asking the questions that we stop asking after college, ‘What is the good life? What is success?’ And if you think about it, we define success, in search of these two metrics of money and power, and in this town, especially power. And this is like trying to sit on a two legged stool. Sooner or later you fall off. Nothing wrong with these two metrics. It’s just that you need the third leg of the stool.” Read more
Uninvited from dinner tonight with Arianna Huffington following her book party at The Jefferson? Us too!
So why not head over to Roll Call Book Club’s discussion with Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen and The Hill’s Amie Parnes on their new book HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton. Roll Call’s Capitol Hill Editor Jason Dick and Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni are set to sit down with Allen and Parnes to discuss Clinton’s expected second bid for the White House.
HRC – based on more than 200 interviews with Clinton colleagues, supporters, and enemies – explores her “friendships and alliances with Robert Gates, David Petraeus, Leon Panetta, Joe Biden, and the president himself” and explains “how Hillary fundamentally transformed the State Department through the force of her celebrity and her unparalleled knowledge of how power works in Washington.”
For more information, or to RSVP (the event starts at 6pm at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE) click here.
Roll Call Book Club is sponsored by Sprint, United States Senate Federal Credit Union, GW’s Graduate School of Political Management and Capitol Lounge.
Guests and viewers of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner once again were “privied” to a joke about Arianna Huffington‘s accent when entertainer for the evening – Joel McHale – said that it “represented 19 different nationalities.”
In celebration of the outlet’s ninth birthday, HuffPost has issued a call for submissions of the best Arianna impressions. Videos can be submitted via email or Vine, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #ThankYouDahling.
Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:
CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica and The Atlantic; Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry; Tavis Smiley, PBS; Peter Baker, The New York Times; Leigh Gallagher, Fortune; Michael Gerson, The Washington Post; and Frank Rich, New York Magazine
“Fox News Sunday” : Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC); Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); Ways and Means Committee; Ranking Member Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI); and Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)
NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA
ABC’s “This Week” : Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.); Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky); James Carville, Democratic strategist; Laura Ingraham, syndicated radio host; and Robert Reich, former Clinton Labor Secretary
Univision’s “Al Punto” : Luis Guillermo Solís, President-Elect of Costa Rica; Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill); Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla); Arianna Huffington; Natalia Lizeth López, Mexican Indigenous activist; and Franco De Vita, Venezuelan singer and songwriter
CNN’s “State of the Union” : 9 am - Jeff Densmore, director of engineering, Dukane Seacom; Ken Christensen, president, Integrated Aviation Solutions; Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee; and Liz Mair, former RNC online communications director. 12 noon - Arnold Carr, sonar technology expert and Stephen Trimble, aviation journalist, Flight Global
Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:
CBS’s “Face the Nation”: NCAA Pres. Mark Emert, Frmr. NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, Frmr. CIA Michael Morell, Comdr. William Marks of US Navy, Harvard’s David Gergen, David Ignatius from WaPo, PBS’ Gwen Ifill, Carolyn Ryan of NYT, Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA)
NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rick Santorum, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Leiter of National Counterterrism Center, Sate Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-NJ), Peter Baker of NYT, Amy Walter of Cook Political Report; Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick
Univision’s “Al Punto”: Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), immigration activists Juan José Gutiérrez and Jersey Vargas, Cesar Chavez’s son Paul Chavez, aviation expert Fabio Andrade, David Beckham
C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers”: Rep. Steve Scalise (R- LA)
CNN’s “State of the Union“: 9:00: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bill Burton, Kevin Madden, Darlene Supperville of AP, Kenneth Feinberg 12:00: Fmr. Dir. of Natl. Intelligence John Negroponte, Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Fmr. CIA Chad Sweet, aviation consultant Ken Christensen, sonar expert Arnold Carr
We don’t know if you’ve checked out the Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 list -but it seems to us that DC got the shaft. Indeed the whole thing was almost entirely New York and California-centric. But what do you expect when all three judges- Shane Smith, Ben Sherwood, and Arianna Huffington -are based in New York?
Ezra Klein was the only full-time DC media personality that made it. Ugh, how extremely unoriginal. Not saying that Ezra shouldn’t have made it, but come on, there are about one bazillion journalists under 30 in this town. Surely the judges could have found a few more picks amongst them.
Well, that’s why we’re going to pick up where Forbes left off. We here at FishbowlDC are putting together a list of our own highlighting five DC media types that should have been considered for the 30 Under 30 list. And we need your help to do it, dear readers. If you know of some young person who is transforming journalism or entertainment, or innovating the media biz, let us know. Send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to our anonymous tip-line, if you prefer. Make sure to include their name, age, affiliation, and any information about why they should be on Forbes‘ list. We’ll post in the coming days with our final selections.
Thanks in advance!
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Words of #ThisTown Wisdom
“It’s the one thing you can’t do in Washington – don’t screw up and tell the truth.” — CNN Contributor Kevin Madden on “Out Front” Wednesday night.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:03 a.m.
Important Q to Ponder
“Jon Stewart vs CNN. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Know more by following ‘Know More’ with @dylanmatt.” — WaPo Executive Editor and expert internal memo writer Kevin Merida.
Anonymous email to FBDC: “I imagine, even tho it doesn’t launch for a few days, that you could write the John Harris “internal” memo to staff now on the Politico magazine, tho don’t know how you can top the last few. All of Washington is in awe of Politico self-congratulatory messages.”
“Senate just passed a bill to ‘improve provisions relating to the sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees.’” — Politico‘s Manu Raju.
The Boy Scout
“Was going to Vine Roger Daltrey rehearsing ‘Stand by Me’ in Stat Hall but was informed no audio/visual per management.” — NBC’s Luke Russert.
Perennial words of wisdom
“A lot of reporters using a lot of time today criticizing other reporters, time that could be spent, well, you know, reporting…” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.
Journo is anti-Flan
“Free dessert idea: If you like your flan, you can keep it.” — Politico‘s Blake Hounshell.
Convo Between Two Media Types
This morning’s conversation is between RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer and BuzzFeed Political Editor McKay Coppins.
Sean Spicer: “Hey @BuzzFeedPol how u haven’t written abt these videos youtube.com/playlist?list=… @BuzzFeedBen @mckaycoppins @BuzzFeedAndrew”
McKay Coppins: “@seanspicer weird forum for this Sean. I think you have my email.”
Summer Superlatives: BEST BANGS
And the winner is… Breitbart News‘ and Townhall‘s Lisa DePasquale. The choices included U.S. News’ Nikki Schwab, HuffPost‘s Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim (who got a huge plug from his boss Arianna Huffington), NBC’s Russert, and first lady Michelle Obama. DePasquale won with 30.89 percent of the votes. Grim came in a close second with 27.34 percent. Russert’s side-swept bangs, however lovely they are, didn’t fare so well — he got just 19 votes.
MOST DESPISED FLACK IN WASHINGTON
And the winner is… Breitbart News‘ Matthew Boyle with 40.48 percent of the vote. In second place at 19.64 percent is NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring. Other options included: Clintonland’s Philippe Reines, White House Press Sec. Jay Carney.
FUNNIEST JOURNO IN WASHINGTON
And the winner is… Reason.com Editor Nick Gillespie with 313 votes. Runner up is The Daily Caller‘s Will Rahn who got 176 votes. Other options included: BuzzFeed‘s John Stanton, Yahoo! News‘ Olivier Knox, NJ‘s Elahe Izadi and The Sunday Times‘ Toby Harnden.
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