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Weekend Show Preview: 12.6 – 12.8 UPDATE

SundayShows12Who’s on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked:

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“:  Maya Angelou, Former Sec of State James Baker, TransAfrica’s Randall Robinson, Gwenn Ifill of PBS, NAACP’s Lorraine Miller, Michele Norris of NPR, author Rick Stengel, Gayle King of CBS

–”Fox News Sunday“: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel; Panel: Brit Hume of Fox Julie Pace of AP, George Will of WaPo, Juan Williams of Fox

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Tom Brokaw, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Harvard’s Charles Ogletree, Jesse Jackson

–ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Dick Durban (D-IL), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Carnegie Mellon’s Jendayi Frazer, Stan Greenberg, Bill Keller of NYT, Dr. Gay McDougall; Round table: Matthew Dowd of ABC, Georgetown’s Eric Michael Dyson, James Carville, Mary Matalin

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: TBA

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: David Wessel of WSJ, Jackie Calmes of NYT, Michael Fletcher of WaPo

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Madeleine Albright, Bloomberg’s Julianna GoldmanHeidi PrzybylaRich MillerMargaret CarlsonRamesh Ponnuru

We’ll update as we know more.

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‘American Paper’ NYT Reports On ‘British Newspaper’ Guardian’s NSA Scoops

On Sunday, when Guardian US revealed the identity of the infamous NSA leaker, apparently holed up in a hotel in Hong Kong, the NYT tweeted the news: “Former C.I.A. Worker Says He Is Source of Leak on U.S. Surveillance, British News Site Reports.”

You’d think a mention and a link by a newspaper with over 8.5 million followers would be the stuff of dreams for most news orgs, but no. Guardian US‘ New York-based deputy editor, Stuart Millar tweeted, ”@nytimes ’British news site’. Seriously?” Though Guardian US shares some operations with the UK-based The Guardian newspaper, the US version—hosted online at guardiannews.com—is headquartered in New York and has a decent-sized staff.

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Howard Fineman’s Bragilicious Email

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…HuffPost‘s Howard Fineman is a very important person. Didn’t you know? This past weekend he emailed into Politico Mike Allen‘s Playbook to help celebrate his 28th wedding anniversary — because the 28th is really special. Yeah, it’s right up there with silver and paper. He also managed to namedrop and mention how integral his role was in covering the 1984 presidential election. Oh, you didn’t know that either? See our commentary in bold.

HOWARD FINEMAN emails: “Amy and I were married 28 years ago [today] at an art gallery here [I'm an intellectual, this means very smart. Chris Matthews reminds me all the time]. We had met at Bill Keller‘s (then) annual D.C. Halloween Party [name-DROP]. We set our wedding date only after I checked with the PA Secretary of State’s office to make sure that the date of the 1984 Dem primary wouldn’t conflict with our (brief) honeymoon. [Really? Washington translation: I am V.I.P. and lame to put my job above my wedding date, but what else could I do?] Ronald Reagan and I were big winners that year.”

One thing Fineman forgot: Happy anniversary Amy! Now if she could please try to keep it down during the next Washington screening of HBO’s “Game Change” so others in her vicinity can watch the movie in peace.

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CNN’s Ed Hornick moves to Atlanta: “The view from my apartment. On Sunday funday a DJ sets up and spins … What is this? The Shore Club?”

TIPS FROM THE POOL…INTO THE DEEP END

“Potus arrives at a fitness club, the club green valley at 7:41 am. No POTUS sighting. Pool holding in vans.” — McLatchy’s Lesley Clark in Greensboro, N.C. In a subsequent report she got a glimpse of President Obama and wrote, “POTUS in Black tracksuit, black baseball cap, earphones in both ears. As a gym-goer passed him at the front door, he exchanged a brief greeting.”

Norah gets tweaked by The Daily Show

CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell writes, “Obama in Asheville, NC, talking jobs. Pic Attached.” The Daily Show responded with this rather unfunny quip, “Now can you make the picture move & talk?”

Henry explains ins/outs of presidential travel

“And no no no buses are not ‘being flown to airports’ at every stop. President flew to NC, then met the bus, and takes bus stop to stop.” — FNC’s Ed Henry.

PBS’s Jim Lehrer recalls Washington liar

Q: Think of one of your least favorite people in Washington and, without naming him or her, describe what makes that person so unappealing. A: He lied about me and what I did with the intent of hurting me and my professional reputation. Read the interview by Politico‘s Patrick Gavin here.

The Media Critic

Bill Keller is a perfect fit for the NYT op-ed page, in that he is fucking awful.” — Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs. He links to this Sunday NYT op-ed by Keller.

Sick journo now eating Boo Berry

“Sick to my stomach. It’s rather lovely.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo Lazar. That was last night. This morning he’s all better. “I’m pretty sure my highlight for this week will be eating Boo Berry cereal at my desk at work #legendary.”

Howiella fears for her kids

“It’s not even 10pm and I just saw a commercial for a ‘vibrating personal massager.’ I’m afraid for my future children.” — The Hill‘s Howgatha Kurtz (a.k.a Judy, Howie-May, Howlma, etc…).

Reader reacts to Ezra gift registry involving copper saucepan

“What of it??????  You think it is inappropriate to ask for these items?  I own the same type of pots and pans and they are considered an INVESTMENT……..the copper will have to be relined but the Allclad will last 2 lifetimes. Is your world so small this is the best you can do?” — a commenter to FBDC reacting to this item regarding WaPo‘s Ezra Klein and Slate‘s (soon to be NYT) Annie Lowrey registering at Williams-Sonoma. Note to reader: Relax, no one’s judging Ezzy for wanting the copper saucepan.

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Temptations

“Never fails. Always hungriest when I’m on a food shoot.” — Capitol File Editor Kate Bennett. Mums the word on what the cuisine was. “It’s for the October issue,” she tells FishbowlDC.

Bio of Day: Pretentious alert

Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff: “Editor of Washingtonian magazine, author of The Threat Matrix, blogger, & Georgetown lecturer. All things equal, I’ll take a Scotch.”

Sick journo daydreams about sea foam reporter

“I’m home. Sick with a cold. Drinking Airborne. Can’t stop visualizing Tucker Barnes #seafoam moment.” — WJLA’s Mike Conneen imagining the reporter in Ocean City who stood in a sea foam of sludge and sewage. When we told him he should rest rather than tweet, he replied, “I have two illnesses: I have a cold. And I’m a newsaholic.”

Penguin reportage

“Never get tired of TV news reports about penguins. We need more penguin stories. Sea otters too.”– CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller. As some know, a penguin recently showed up to Politico‘s lobby in Arlington. The animal was allegedly making a NewsChannel8 TV appearance.

Blogger insults JMart

“Is @jmartpolitico a hack? It doesn’t matter. The important thing is to put that thought in your mind from the start.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher. He links to the story, “Is Rick Perry Dumb?” here. Looks like Treach won’t be making an appearance on NBC’s “MTP” anytime soon. Unlike some people we know.

Attention White House scribes: Weigel expects more

“Alternate hed: WH reporters are bored” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel, who RT this: “@Drudge_Report: Carney Grilled Over Potential Hillary Primary Challenge.” He links to a Drudge story here.

Congratulations are in order to… Politico‘s Byron Tau for finishing up his master’s degree in Journalism from Georgetown. It only took him three long years. But who’s counting? His excuses are somewhat reasonable. For the past year blogger Ben Smith had him under wraps. Now Mike Allen has him on lock down.

HuffPost Hill Goes on Vacation

“We survived the earthquake, we weathered Irene and — despite what Michele Bachmann said — we haven’t taken God’s hint about the need for more deficit reduction. We’re off this week but will be back after Labor Day for all the early Autumn insanity as Congress returns and the presidential campaigns pick up again (Go get ‘em, Newt!). We miss you. Behold a cat cleaning a dog. Have a great week!” — HuffPost Hill Editor Eliot Nelson. Of course they can’t depart without giving readers a cat video. NYT‘s Bill Keller would be proud.

Headline mocking at a glance

“Waiting for Politico headline: ‘Is Obama Arrogant?’” — Franklin Center VP and former AFP veteran Erik Telford knocking Politico‘s main site headline from yesterday, which asked, “Is Rick Perry Dumb?”

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Random power napping monkey

Fake Jim V. on intern sleep rules

“Today I allowed an intern to rest her eyes while transcribing a Paul Ryan interview, assuming she maintained 80 words per min #sleeppower.” –@FakeJimVandeHei in a recent tweet.

ABC7′s Tschida faces hair trouble

“This humidity is from hell! Showered, towel dried, brushed hair. 10 minutes later BIG as a laundry BASKET!” — ABC7 Reporter Stephen Tschida in a Wednesday tweet.  We want to give him a free trip to a hair salon. The catch? He has to take a train to get there.

Buttry enjoys the buttes

“Drive to Moab: Downpour, drizzle, snow, sunshine, clouds, evaporation from roads, spectacular mountains, buttes & red rocks.” — Former TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry in a Wednesday tweet. Sorry, Buttry, we couldn’t resist. What’s more, we’re having major separation anxiety from your departure.

Kurtz uses word that should be banned from English language

“In NYT, Bill Keller likens arguments on Twitter to preschool squabbling. What a doodyhead!” — The Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a Wednesday tweet.

All in a day’s work?

“Just walked past a homeless guy who said, ‘Hey, I’m trying to get my d–k sucked, can you help me out?’ Wonder if that ever works for him.” — an inexplicably horrible tweet from The Alyona Show. Based in Washington, The Alyona show airs each day at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. offering a “fresh perspective” about the world and U.S. politics. Find out where to watch here.

Journo ‘has’ Kate’s ring

“Mom gave me the ring that my grandma got me for graduation 5 years ago…and it’s identical to the royal engagement ring.” — Roll Call feature writer Jessica Estepa in a Wednesday tweet.

The Critic

“I think @VanityFair screwed up the Katy Perry issue. On their cover is a tease: Michelle Bachman: Hot or Not? By James Walcott, p. 98.” — Washington Watch’s Roland Martin in a Wednesday tweet.

Arianna Suggests More News, Less Boobs

HuffPost’s 2009 story on Sheyla Hershey reported that the Brazilian woman has the world’s largest breasts (we’re talking 34 FFF after multiple surgeries and an obscene amount of silicone.) They’ve also featured countless stories on breasts including a report on a Natalie Portman‘s nipple sighting, another on a similar ordeal from Padma Lakshmi‘s nipples through a sheer  dress she wore to the 2009 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and the always fun “Guess the Celebrity Implants.”

The cooling off period, if one was ever needed, between Arianna Huffington and NYT has been nil. Since the recent rocky interactions with NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller, Huffington wasn’t expected to turn up in the pages of NYT Magazine anytime soon. But on Sunday, there she was, answering pointed questions from Andrew Goldman.

So pointed they involved boobs.

“I look at your writers much less than I find myself clicking on stuff that’s been aggregated or the more salacious, boob-related posts,” Goldman remarked toward the bottom of the interview. To which Arianna replied, “That’s such a shame. I think you’re missing out. Jason Linkins is doing some of the best media writing. Amanda Terkel‘s coverage of Afghanistan has been ahead of the curve. Shahien Nasiripour has been breaking news constantly on Wall Street reform. Maybe you should be reading more of that and clicking less on boobs.”

Read the full interview here.

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Kurtz snubs snarky journos

“When I look at journalists today some younger journalists using snark or attitude in order to kind of make a name for themsleves, I’m not saying that should be illegal, but in a way David Broder was one of the last of a breed. He wasn’t cynical.” — The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief and CNN’s Howard Kurtz discussing the late WaPo‘s David Broder on “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. Oh those snarky journalists — gasp! — don’t let them get you down Howie!

Keller sucks joy out of column

Nothing sucks the joy out of a column like explaining it.” — NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller in the first line of a Sunday post on the brand new NYT Magazine blog, The 6th Floor. He’s referring to his aggregation attack against Huffpost Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington. Since we’re on the subject of Arianna, he writes, “Also, for the record, I like Arianna Huffington. Sorry to disappoint those folks yearning for a Wrestlemania smackdown, but I think she’s a shrewd entrepreneur and a charming woman.” But a sentence later, he insults her, saying, “We won’t dwell on the fact that her new owners at AOL laid off 200 journalists to help pay for the acquisition of The Huffington Post. So, really, I like Arianna.”

Journo wants death to inspire checkups

“Very sad to hear about the passing of Rick Martin may his death inspire more 50+ men to get heart checkups.” — NBC Capitol Hill Correspondent Luke Russert in a weekend tweet regarding a former Buffalo Sabres hockey player. Want to know more on who Martin was? Read here.

Is Deepak reading Washington minds?

“#EnlightenedLiving Seriousness is a mask for self importance” — Deepak Chopra in a Sunday tweet. Could he have been thinking Washington D.C.?

Shhh…ex-publicist wants a quiet meal

“Owner at Belga yelling up a storm at someone “sneaking in.” Interesting. I really just wanted a meal in peace.” — Former Publicist for The Hill Tricia Barba in a Sunday tweet.

James O’Keefe on the media

“The media isn’t doing the job and if you’re not going to take us seriously we’re not going to take you seriously,” James O’Keefe on Sunday CNN’s “Reliable Sources” program. He calls himself a “citizen journalist,” though he’s otherwise known as a conservative “activist/provacateur.” …”I think the mainstream media is starting to have a little more respect for us.”

Journo disses Bret Easton Ellis

“Newsweek has Bret Easton Ellis on Charlie Sheen. Because nothing says “fresh cultural perspective” like Bret Easton Ellis.” — Commentary Magazine‘s John Podhoretz in a weekend tweet (because nothing says fresh cultural perspective like John Podhoretz). Read Ellis’ piece here. The story appeared on The Daily Beast and in Newsweek.

In Case You Missed It…

“What’s a party without drag queens? Four of them. Their attendance was inexplicable. Photographers loved them so much that Ommanney eventually took a microphone and said, “Well, excuse me, it’s my party…Love you drag queens, but it’s my party.” That sassy, sassy Brit.” — Our intern Alec Jacobs covered the Real Housewives of D.C. party this weekend. Read here if you missed the Sunday post.

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Ansel Adams? Nah. It’s CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry with a photograph he calls: “Pruning the White House Trees.”

NYT Columnist cracks on Politico in Politico interview

You’re president of the United States for enough time to make only one executive decision. What is it? “Leak all my internal memos to POLITICO. After that, I suppose I’d set up a truly effective early childhood education program. That seems to be the policy I care about most.” — NYT‘s David Brooks in an “Answer This” interview with Politico CLICK’s Patrick Gavin this week. Read here.

Howie gets break from hair grooming

“Interviewed two smart media veterans today, one for print, one for TV. Best part of my job. Don’t have to comb hair for print discussion.” — The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a Thursday tweet.

NPR host gets something off his chest

“This needs to be said after latest tape: conduct of NPR execs is disgusting.They dishonor a name built by great journalists.” — NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon in a Thursday tweet.

D. Shuster tells disciple to back off against FishbowlDC

Should I unspam report her then?” (Karen, a David Shuster follower and fan club member, referring to FishbowlDC after a heated Twitter discussion Thursday between FishbowlDC and Shuster that involved no spam.) To which Ex-MSNBCer Shuster replied, “I appreciate the support… but no need to spam report anybody tonight. Thank you.”

Arianna aggravated over aggregation accusation

“This whole thing has left me feeling, to coin a phrase, “so… aggregated.”" — HuffPost/AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington in a Thursday story in HuffPost about NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller, who bashed HuffPost in an upcoming Sunday NYT Magazine column in which he accuses her for of taking his thoughts about the web. He writes, “I feel so … aggregated. …I can’t decide whether serious journalism is the kind of thing that lures an audience to a site like The Huffington Post, or if that’s like hiring a top chef to fancy up the menu at Hooters. But if serious journalism is about to enjoy a renaissance, I can only rejoice. Gee, maybe we can even get people to pay for it.”

The Critic

“Uh, this story is thinner than a soup made from the shadow of a chicken that starved to death. Really, @TBD?” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Thursday tweet referring to this story.

The Critic II

“There’s Chris Christie, right there. You can’t miss him.” Chris Matthews being a jerk, right there. You can’t miss him. — MetroWeekly‘s Senior Political Repoter Chris Geidner in a Thursday tweet commenting on MSNBC “Hardball” Host Chris Matthews who was making fun of NJ Gov. Chris Christie‘s weight. This wouldn’t be the first time.

I’m Just a Journalist Goddammit

“Props to The Daily Caller‘s @mboyle1 for being a badass reporter all the time.” — The Daily Caller‘s Laura Donovan to her colleague, Matthew Boyle, who broke the recent spate of NPR stories. To which he demurred, “Ha thanks. I’m no badass. I just do my job- find the news and report it. But much appreciated!”

Brandus to Back Overseas Press Club Award

The Overseas Press Club of America’s Whitman Bassow Award for International Reporting on Environmental Issues has a backer. Today they announce it will be funded for the next five years by Paul Brandus, President of Middleburg, Va.-based Montrose Group LLC and owner of the White House-based news service West Wing Report. Brandus is a member of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He reports for media outlets around the United States and overseas.

The awards gala will be held on April 28 in Manhattan at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Among the award presenters is Sabastian Junger, who produced the war doc, “Restrepo.” Other news: Bill Keller, executive editor of NYT, will receive the President’s Award for lifetime achievement, and Kati Marton, widow of Ambassador  Richard Holbrooke, will light the traditional candle commemorating journalists who gave their lives in the past year.

Obligatory quotes: Says Overseas Press Club of America President David Andelman: “We’re very grateful that Paul has agreed to fund this very important award and we deeply appreciate his generosity.” Says Brandus: “My goal is for this award to encourage and incentivize thoughtful reporting on what I believe is one of the most important issues of our time.”

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