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Um, we’re not even going to try to figure this sultry scene out: Sassy stylist Paul Wharton writes, “With my sweet, naughty kitten @Lena_Chase. I could stare at her all day long.”

“You, my dear, should be a politician because that is the biggest load of $#!& I’ve ever heard.” — ABC Bachelorette Emily Maynard on “The Men Tell All” episode last night in which a contestant who called her daughter “baggage” attempts to apologize after taking to Twitter to say he’s not sorry.

Kiss Cam

“Not to be cynical, but press pool was in motorcade to leave then brought back for successful kiss-cam redo.” — NYT‘s Peter Baker.

Will Smith on Capitol Hill

“Actor Will Smith in Russell Rotunda this AM. Haven’t seen him erase any lawmakers’ memories…. yet.” — Peter Cook, Chief Washington Correspondent for Bloomberg Television.

Important Question to Ponder: “Is @DRUDGE_REPORT a satirical site, like a rw version of @TheOnion? Just asking. #amazingheadlines” — Author Amy Alexander, ex-wife to Politico‘s Joe Williams.

Convo Among Three Scribes

This morning’s conversation is among The Nation’s caustic Ben Adler, GQ’s Marin Cogan and Slate’s Matt Yglesias. Adler, your ambitions to be a Boybander have significantly diminished.

Adler: Someone invented it a black and white cookie that is all just the white half and made me very happy just now.

Cogan: That’s racist!

Yglesias: Racist.

A Journo and a Gentleman

“Reprimanded some buddies of mine who catcalled a random women on the street – they were not happy about it, but glad I did it.” — Inthesetimes.com labor journo Mike Elk.

Stupid pothole or stupid scribe?

“I crashed my bike on @DDOTDC‘s stupid pothole in January. Went to ER. Just getting bill now. $2,100. Jeez.” — DCist‘s Ben Freed. Read about his January accident here. We hear he hasn’t been quite the same since.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


Newt gives Chris Matthews a compliment (of sorts)

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, former GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich called Chris Matthews “slightly whacked” and says that’s why he’s kept his show for so long.

Ingraham dings Deutsch and Dr. Oz

“OMG–Donny Deutsch & Dr Oz talking G Spots on CNN now. Get a room!” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. MSNBC Contributor Donny Deutsch filled in for CNN’s Piers Morgan last night. They also discussed healthy versus unhealthy livers.

Politico Playbook Weirdness

See what happens when Politico‘s Mike Allen takes several days off?

“Did anyone else get a May 17 version of Playbook delivered this morning?” — PBS Newshour’s Christina Bellantoni. WCP‘s Managing Editor Mike Madden quickly replied, “Haven’t gotten it yet at all today. Been pretty screwy for few weeks. I signed up for official version instead of Mikey’s send.”

Bird commits attempted thievery against journo

“Bird just scared the sh*t out of me as it tried to steal my muffin. #AttackCafe” — FBDC and The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry in an early morning tweet. Eddie later told me, “Seriously, it was like that movie ‘The Birds.’ They’re the tiny harmless ones but I was honestly afraid because they travel in flocks.” He added, “One bird flew onto my muffin (that sounds dirty) and picked at it before I shooed it away. But then several came to gang up on it.” Be safe, Eddie.

From the Peanut Gallery…“Today’s Style section has got to be the dullest the Washington Post has ever produced!!!!” — DCRTV’s Dave Hughes, who is really like family to FBDC.

Guardian features condom q

“@guardianstyle wear a condom or use a condom?” — Jessica Lake. In response, Guardian Style replied,”That’s a very personal question for a grammar microblog, Jessica.”

Journo questions Tina’s news judgement

“Why does Tina Brown think Americans care about the #british royal family as much as she does?” — Barbara Slavin, Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com.

And now, a semi-polite request from The Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC Contributor Meghan McCain: “If you are going to excerpt my book without permission – please don’t bastardize the context of my statements. The book is meant to be read.” Her new book: America, You Sexy Bitch.

Highly Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Perfect park slope lunch: salami, mozzarella, eggplant and peppers sandwich from the pork store and granita from what used to be ozzies.” — The Nation‘s Ben Adler, who spent the bulk of Wednesday pouting about this item on The Nation‘s illustrious Editor-at-Large and MSNBC Host Chris Hayes. The only contender for this feature came from conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain: “Just woke up from a LONG nap.” Thanks for sharing Stacy!

Fish Food

(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know…)

How Not to Exact Revenge on the Cable Company: HuffPost‘s “Eat the Press” Editor Jason Linkins has been in a battle royal with Comcast as of late. “Four people from Comcast have lied to me today. Just straight up lied to my face. Pretty amazing,” he wrote late last week on Twitter. He explains that he “can’t do a thing with @comcast w/o having to deal with a straight up liar. Today it’s the technician who claimed he showed up. Comcastic!” He assures he’ll be punking them sometime soon because what a better way to get a company back than to a) rant about it on Twitter and b) tell them how you will be exacting your revenge.”Oh, once this matter is resolved, I’ll be calling up Comcast to send technicians on the regular, to knock on the door of my empty apartment,” he writes along with this similarly weird threat: “I think I’m just gonna start scheduling appointments with Comcast every two weeks and then not being home when they come.” Watch out Comcast. You can’t say you weren’t warned.

Poor Badler, he can’t find a Starbucks: “Can you imagine living two weeks without Internet? I feel like I’ll be living in a black hole,” writes Ben Adler, a  former Politico staff writer who writes for The Daily Beast/Newsweek. As of late, the “Juicebox Mafia” wannabe and former JournoLister has been making a point of insulting conservative Washington journalists. Then he explains the horror that will befall him without Internet: “Time Warner is making me wait two weeks after I move to get my Internet installed when I move. That will make writing difficult.” The insults: To conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain he wrote recently, “If you’re middle-aged and still can’t express yourself without juvenile language, I think you shouldn’t offer lessons in maturity.” Last week he ripped The Daily Caller in a post for Columbia Journalism Review, saying a poll story in the pub was “propaganda” not journalism. He said the Rasmussen poll in the story was designed to back conservative claims. He backed up that claim by linking a story in The Washington Independent, which has been home to many Juicebox friends. Pssst Badler…we hear you, you’re a liberal journo lion. But Rasmussen has long been known for leaning right. Even TIME and NYT have said so. But more importantly, Starbucks has free WiFi.

*Kites are so Tempting: In a weekend White House Pool Report McLatchy‘s Steve Thomma wrote of President Obama‘s day of golf that decidedly did not include kite flying despite the lure that can have on a person (such as a certain NRSC Spokesman who adores kite festivals). “Mr. Obama left the course at 3:50 pm EDT. Passed the grounds of the Washington Monument, resisting any temptation to join the hundreds of people flying kites. Arrived back at the White House at 4:16 pm, where he made a rare entrance through the East Wing.” (Tips From the Pool…Into the Deep End.)

Morning Reading List 08.25.09

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In honor of DC’s Restaurant Week, we’re bringing back a little Patrick Gavin flavor. Photo above- what restaurant did FBDC dine at for lunch yesterday? Send us your guesses and we’ll share who go it right in tomorrow’s Morning Reading List. What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

TV | RADIO | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | WEST WING REPORTAGE | NEWS NOTES | REVOLVING DOOR | JOBS

TV

Anna Wintour graced David Letterman‘s “The Late Show” yesterday.

VH1 has cancelled “Megan Wants a Millionaire” and “I Love Money 3,” both which featured dead murder suspect Ryan Jenkins.

RADIO

We’re really hoping NPR keeps this feature… “Dumbest Story of the Week.” First up, the fuss over Michelle Obama’s “short” shorts.

ONLINE

Time.com managing editor says long form journalism is not working online. (h/t BeetTV)

MAGAZINES

Readers Digest Association Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

BOOKS

The latest in publishing… books without jackets.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

What is Kal Penn up to while everyone else at the White House is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard? NJ fills us in… he “has been given new busywork responsibilities like opening mail and answering Politico interview requests.”

And what do President Obama’s book picks say about him? Slate’s John Dickerson here.

NEWS NOTES

Stars & Stripes: As more journalists seek permission to accompany U.S. forces engaged in military operations in Afghanistan, many of them could be screened by a controversial public relations firm contracted by the Pentagon to determine whether their past coverage has portrayed the U.S. military in a positive light.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

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Morning Reading List, 06.11.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Most of you didn’t watch The Sopranos, but for the true fans, you thought Tony would live.

  • Check out the 2006 IRE Award Winners here.

  • Dan Gillmor writes, “Journalism’s old guard is in a panic. With the latest bad news … it’s no wonder that people who care about the traditional journalism business are frightened.”

  • Reuters reports, “An Internet entrepreneur and a Wall Street group have joined a list of potential rivals to News Corp.’s $5 billion bid for Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co. Inc., an adviser to the Dow Jones employee union said on Thursday.”

  • Eric Rauchway tells us what he learned at the blogging panel, a.k.a “Historical Scholarship and the New Media.” Ben Adler gives his own take on the experience.

  • The National Press Club is hosting a travel writing trade panel June 28 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Lisagor Room. The event is open to the public. Reserve online or by calling is 202-662-7501.

  • FT.com reports, “Nielsen, the US-based audience measurement firm, is to begin tracking mobile phone users’ media consumption as part of an effort to provide wireless carriers, advertisers and entertainment companies with more accurate data about mobile phone usage.”

  • Ben Affleck loves to yell during “Hardball.”

  • MarketWatch reports, “It’s almost a footnote in some of the news stories and press releases on News Corp.’s negotiations to take over Dow Jones & Co., but the inclusion of Rupert Murdoch’s son, James, at the bargaining table could be sending a significant signal on where News Corp. is heading.”

  • Gay Programming Steps Out On Satellite and Digital

  • E&P reports, “With the exception of exports leveling off and producer inventories rising, April newsprint statistics released this week by the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC) were all negative.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Trading in options to buy Netflix Inc. shares surged to the most since January 2004 on speculation the largest provider of movie rentals via the mail may be acquired.”

  • Christian Post reports, “Americans who watch more hours of television tend to be less committed to classical virtues such as honesty and fairness and less likely to value religious principles, according to a conservative media watchdog.”

  • MediaBiz reports, “Sirius announced after the market closed Tuesday that it had received a $250 million loan from Morgan Stanley (MS).”

  • A reader writes:
      wemple: The problem with Kornheiser is that he’s in great demand. Late this month, he’ll leave the Post airwaves and won’t return in full force until next January, following his season in ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth. Gulland won’t say what the station will do to fill the programming void that he’ll leave. farhi: Kornheiser has become so valuable to the station, executives said, that his show will continue, with his name, even after he leaves it at the end of this month — as he prepares for his second season as an analyst on ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football.’ WTWP morning man David Burd will host ‘The Tony Kornheiser Show,’ along with Kornheiser’s current sidekicks. Kornheiser will call in to the show from time to time, Farley said, but will not have a regular slot on the program; Kornheiser is committed to ESPN until the end of the football season.

  • A reader writes, “Shouldn’t the Washington Times intern know how to proof before posting and not just rely on spell check?? ‘getting soar muscles from carrying heavy bags’.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Time Warner Inc. chairman and CEO Richard Parsons on Thursday signaled more clearly than ever that he might drop at least his CEO title in the next year or two and again backed president and COO Jeffrey Bewkes as his heir apparent.”

  • Since becoming the Discovery Channel’s chief three years ago, Jane Root “has helped pull the nature channel out of a ratings slump with shows featuring, in no particular order, people battling nature, people living in prison, people saving the planet, and so on,” reports BusinessWeek.

  • Deb Howell’s weekly column.

  • A Harris Interactive poll on newspapers and their online sites, that was released at the World Association of Newspapers conference in Cape Town, shows that “five years out, readers expect online to overtake TV networks as their main source of news in four of the seven countries.”

  • Jeffrey F. Rayport writes, “To judge from ad-industry publications, advertising is in crisis. The stories of upheaval in how agencies serve clients, create value and get paid might readily suggest that advertising as a profession and business is dead, or dying. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

  • Marty Kaplan writes, “Within 24 hours, no primate on the planet will be unaware of Paris Hilton’s transfer from the pokie to the ankle bracelet, but it is a safe bet that within weeks or even months, relatively few Americans will know the big news going down now in Iraq. That’s because journalism is distributed in two flavors: push and pull.”

  • AP reports, “Twelve major universities will digitize select collections in each of their libraries — up to 10 million volumes — as part of Google Inc.’s book-scanning project.”

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The head of the National Association of Broadcasters is urging Sirius Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin to end his attempt to merge the nation’s two satellite radio companies and accusing the executive of misleading the public about the deal’s benefits.”

    Jobs

  • AAAS is looking for a Communications Officer and a Communications Associate.

  • National Journal Group is looking for a Staff Writer/Online Producer for NationalJournal.com and a Staff Correspondent for Government Executive Magazine.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education is looking for an Editorial intern.

  • A downtown DC publishing company is looking for a Graphic Designer.

  • Smithsonian Publications is looking for a Production Coordinator.

  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is looking for a NewsHour Administrative Assistant.

  • Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is looking for a Senior Producer and a Sports Producer.

  • The Map Network/NAVTEQ is looking for a Copy Editor, a Financial Analyst/Accountant, a Senior SQL Developer, a Director of Marketing, a Director of Business Development a Manager Destination and Event Sales and an Ad Sales Representative.

  • The Atlantic Media Company is looking for an Account Manager.

  • C-SPAN is hiring a temporary Political Producer.

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