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Posts Tagged ‘Bill Triplett’

Adler & Haddad Launch

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Haddad with NBC WH Correspondent Chuck Todd

Tammy Haddad and BizBash Media CEO David Adler announced the launch of their new project, this morning. The two have teamed up with former ABC News producer Linda Schoumacher Rozett, former Variety Bureau Chief Bill Triplett and former 60 Minutes producer Holly Fine to create the website.

The new site is dedicated to covering the reporters who cover the White House and is aimed at giving visitors an insider view of the White House briefing room, the administration’s press office and staff.

“The website will put a spotlight on the White House briefing room – so much has been a mystery until now,” Haddad told FishbowlDC. “We are going to lift the veil between the correspondents and the White House to explain who decides what and why,” she said.

WHCInsider debuted with text and video interviews of Chuck Todd, ABC News’ Jake Tapper and the D.C. Examiner’s Julie Mason. In addition, the site features the briefing room seating chart, a roundup of politically-oriented widgets and news feeds from White House Communications staff and correspondents.

But as LeVar Burton would say…don’t take my word for it. Check out for yourself.

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Variety Folds Its DC Bureau

FishbowlDC has learned that Variety has shut its DC bureau, meaning that its only DC correspondent — Bill Triplett — is out of a job.

Which means he’s looking, so you can reach him at wctriplett AT verizon DOT net, if there are openings.

Related: Bill Triplett: The FishbowlDC Interview

Tapper On His Young And Nasty Years

When Variety’s Bill Triplett saw ABC’s Jake Tapper host “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” last week, he thought about one thing: An article Tapper wrote for Salon in 1999, in which he called Stephanopoulos a “betrayer (who) comes across as shallow, deluded, naive, appallingly star struck and disgustingly ambitious.” Also: “An arrogant young Greek who flies too close to the sun and crashes to the ground.”

Tapper and an ABC spokesperson say that Jake and George are fast friends now and Tapper’s ashamed of his earlier work: “I’m embarrassed because it was completely over the top and nasty and I wouldn’t sign my name to it now.”