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WATCH: With 500 Shows Down, ‘The Five’ Looks Back

When it debuted almost two years ago, Fox News Channel’s “The Five” was billed as a temporary replacement for Glenn Beck‘s program. Today, the show celebrates its 500th episode and now ranks as FNC’s second most-watched program. Last month it had a 12-day hot streak as the #1 program in all of cable at 5pm. Last week, MediabistroTV spent some time with all 7 members of the “The Five.” In this first of two MediabistroTV videos Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams reflect on the best moments from the first 500.

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What’s Dana Tweeting?

We’ve documented the twitter habits of Dana Perino, part of the quirky quintet that hosts “The Five” on Fox News several times before. Her tweets almost always fall into the category of self-congratulatory pronouncements or pictures of her hound, Jasper. If it’s not something along those lines, I get very concerned that something is wrong. Her Twitter feed is a steady diet of pics of Jasper in compromising positions. Viewers of “The Five” have even gotten into the act and they send Dana photoshops of the pooch like the one above. Honestly, Jasper looks like he’d fit right in with that pack on “The Five.” Hell, he might even have more intelligent things to say than Bob Beckel. She’s so obsessed with the dog, that when Mary Katherine Ham tweeted that she was going to be on Redeye, another show hosted by Perino’s frenemy, Greg Gutfeld, she told her, “bring up Jasper. He’ll love it. Double dog dare ya.”

She’s also known for just tweeting random thoughts. Read more

Howard Kurtz to Appear On Fox News

On his Fox News program last night Bill O’Reilly called out Howard Kurtz of CNN and The Daily Beast for allegedly misrepresenting O’Reilly’s recent criticism of NBC News.

In a segment with Fox News liberal contributor Bob Beckel last week, O’Reilly said NBC News wasn’t being critical in its coverage of the Obama administration and its drone program. This, even though it was NBC News that broke the story about the administration deeming it legal to target and kill Americans that appear to be terrorists. Kurtz pointed out the seeming contradiction on his Sunday CNN show Reliable Sources.

Referring to Kurtz as “my pal,” O’Reilly called him out for having “echoed the distortion” that he was unfairly critical of NBC News. “Are you kidding me, Howard?,” O’Reilly said. He went on to say that though NBC broke the story, none of the network’s news correspondents offered any negative analysis.

In a later segment, media critic Bernard Goldberg said he spoke with Kurtz via email and that Kurtz’s critique was… Read more

Cy-Fi: Greg Gutfeld Confesses to Hangover On Live TV

Where we watch MSNBC’s The Cycle and Fox News’ The Five so you don’t have to…

After a brief stay in Washington on Tuesday to celebrate the upcoming release of his new book, The Five‘s Greg Gutfeld returned to New York City yesterday. On the show, he confessed to having too much fun in D.C.

While discussing congressional hearings regarding last month’s attack on a U.S. embassy in Libya, Gutfeld said the Obama administration is “spinning more tails than a tuxedo factory.”

After a short but awkward silence, Gutfeld graded his joke a “B.”

“That was okay,” co-host Dana Perino said. “And that’s being generous,” bleated other co-host Bob Beckel.

Gutfeld explained the lackluster joke. “I was off yesterday. I have a little bit of a hangover,” he said. Viewers across the country might have thought this in itself was a joke. But during an interview with FishbowlDC on Tuesday, Gutfeld said at one point he was “drawing a blank” because he had previously had “four wines.”

That interview took place at 7:30 p.m.

What’s Dana Tweeting?

If you want political insight with a conservative point of view, you should follow Fox News’ Dana Perino on Twitter. If you like compromising photos of people’s pets, you should also follow Dana Perino on Twitter. It’s a mixed bag with Perino. One moment, she’s criticizing Congress for not having put forth a budget, then she’ll tease Greg Gutfeld, co-host of “The Five,” then she’ll tweet out occasionally pornographic pictures of her beloved pooch, Jasper.

For example, here’s Dana ribbing Gutfeld, Eric Bolling and Bob Beckel, her co-hosts of the Five, in a recent tweet:

What a tease! Seeing Eric Bolling wearing nothing but a Constitution is scary enough, but I REALLY want to here about Bob Beckel’s date.

Dana then waded into the recent NFL replacement refs controversy by tweeting:

Luckily, she acknowledged that she was only joking because the referees she was complaining about were the real, reinstated refs.

But just like Skynyrd has to play “Free Bird”, Dana knows her hits. It didn’t take long for her to tweet out the picture of her pup, Jasper, seen above in a compromising position. Dana tweets, “Can not bear the anticipation of the debate – wake him when it’s over!”

This actually works on a lot of levels because Jasper is doing a really good job of summing up how I act when I see people tweeting about their pets.

Morning Chatter

QUOTES of the DAY

“I dunno how politicians wake up each morning and forget every phone everywhere is a multimedia recording device, but thank god they do.”BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

Round 2: Hilary Versus the Romneys?

“The disdain Romney has for those who’ve lived differently than his privileged family flows from every pore. #Sad” — CNN Democratic Political Analyst Hilary Rosen, who links to this story by TPM about Mitt Romney headlined “Devastated.”

TPM Editor gives Mojo’s David Corn a big warm hug 

“I don’t know the provenance of the tape. It’s apparently been bouncing around on the interwebs before getting published by Mother Jones. But I know David Corn. And he wouldn’t have posted it under his name if he weren’t pretty certain he had the authenticity of the tape nailed. So I’m assuming the tape is legit for the purposes of what I say below.” — TPM Editor Josh Marshall, who said he was on vacation and on “half-watching” the news on Monday.

An intriguing idea

“Starting [today], Romney campaign will allow cameras into fundraisers held at public venues. Up until now, was pen and pad only.” — ABC News Producer Emily Friedman. Or maybe that’s not such a hot idea…“Sound rule of thumb, for presidential candidates and everyone else alike: It’s always worse if there’s video.” — The Hill‘s Niall Stanage.

TV journo gets weight question

“Yep – trying – amazing when you eat better and exercise – what can happen -thnx.” — FNC’s Bret Baier to a follower who asked, “You losing weight?” It just so happens that Baier was recognized as one of the journos in need of a salad in our Summer Superlatives. The other was his colleague, Bob Beckel.

Reporter wonders if she’s the devil

“I have 6666 followers. Does that make me the devil?” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley. (We’re sorry to break it to you here, like this, Elise, but yes, you might be the devil.)

Chef Geoff gets journo love

“@chefgeoffs Great news. Kid says yours is the best burger of all of the spots we go to. Has already asked to return. (Cheers to Norah)” — Yahoo! News’ Olivier Knox.

Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between The Atlantic’s David Graham and The Guardian and Salon‘s Jim Newell, who formerly worked at Gawker.

Graham: Worth nothing Newsweek recently let go ace Middle East reporter Babak Dehghanpisheh in Beirut. So instead we get Ayaan Hirsi Ali retreads.

The Fashionista 

“LOVE Chris Matthews special Yom Tov shirt & tie combo! So festive! #hardball.” — Rachel Sklar on Matthews, who wore a red and white striped button down with a red polka dot and striped tie on Monday’s program.

Newell: So is Newsweek now like Gawker where the former writers shit all over it as soon as they leave?

 Graham: I’m really, really trying not to.

The liberal media hater

“Jonathan @capehart on MSNBC mocking @RickSantorum over ‘elite’ comments. This would be funny, if it weren’t so pathetically sad.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain. Jonathan Capehart is a left-wing op-ed writer for WaPo and an MSNBC Contributor.

Important Questions to Ponder: “We are discussing Kate Middleton…is the topless photos a big deal as the Royal Family is making it? Would you buy the photos? #tmzlive” — TMZ Founder Harvey Levin. And from FNC’s Greta Van Susteren: “KATE MIDDLETON PICS POLL – did you? or didn’t you? click, read and vote: Take Our poll.” Take Greta’s poll here.

Brrr!

“It’s so cold in my office, my fingernails are purple. This device is clearly ignoring my request.” — Erica Elliott, Comm. Director for House Maj. Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Fishbowl Summer Superlatives – THE RESULTS Part Deux

On Thursday, we began rolling out the results of our Summer Superlatives and today, you get to meet the rest of the winners. Thanks for voting.

Today’s results kicks off with the Best Dressed category. This cage match was between Politico’s Ken Vogel and Kate Nocerra, WaPo’s Jonathan Capehart, RCP’s Erin McPike, and CNN’s Kate Balduan. This contest wasn’t even close. While we had a feeling Capehart would be the clear winner, he was a very distant second to Kate Balduan! Congrats, Kate. Your prize is a $1 gift card to Fashion Bug!

Moving right along, we asked you to name Washington’s Best Writer. Your choices were The Weekly Standard’s Matt Labash, The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, NJ’s Major Garrett, NYT’s Mark Leibovich, Ashley Parker and Maureen Dowd, WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty, HuffPost’s Eliot Nelson, and Washingtonian’s Luke Mullins. This one was a close one to call. It was a two-man race between Garrett and Labash, but in the end, Major Garrett came through and was voted the winner. It should be noted that today is Garrett’s birthday.

Which Washington journo is Most In Need of a Salad? We asked you to choose between Politico’s Jonathan Allen and Jonathan Martin, Slate‘s Dave Weigel, HuffPost’s Peter Cherukuri and Jason Linkins, FNC’s Bob Beckel and Bret Baier, and author and former TWTer Rich Miniter. This was another category where it wasn’t even close. The FNC team of Bob Beckel and Bret Baier were the heavy favorites and waddled walked their way to an easy victory.

Next up, we had the category that saw more votes than any other, Sexiest. Your sultry selections were AP‘s Steve Peoples, Atlantic Publisher Justin Smith, Washingtonian‘s Kate Bennett, Real Housewives of D.C.’s sassy stylist Paul Wharton, CNN’s Brianna Keilar, NBC4′s Doug Kammerer and Maynard Institute’s Richard Prince. The winner by a slim, sexy (and consenting) majority was Brianna Keilar.

On the other side of the coin, we have Who is Most In Need of a Makeover? Your choices were CQ Roll Call (the entire publication), The Daily Caller’s Matthew Boyle, TWT’s Stephen Dinan, DCRTV’s Dave Hughes and Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher. Once again, this was a two-man race between Christopher and Boyle. While Christopher just looks generally disheveled, the overall train wreck that is Matthew Boyle was voted the winner. Congrats, Matt. We hear that Paul Wharton may be available to help turn you into a beautiful swan.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Best On-Air Personality. The heavy-hitters on this list were ABC’s Jake Tapper, The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, CBS’s Bob Schieffer and Nancy Cordes, HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, and WaPo’s Nia-Malika Henderson. At the end of the day, the experience of Schieffer couldn’t keep up with your winner, Jake Tapper!

Congratulations to all of our winners.

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“It’s moving, it’s deep, it’s Shakespearean almost.” – FNC’s Bob Beckel on the Spice Girls performance in the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.

BREAKING: Cricket in WH Briefing Room

“A chirping cricket in the White House briefing room…at first i thought it was an iPhone! Tune in to hear her (and me) on @GMA…” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

Travel Bitches

“Boarded flight to DFW on time. For an O’Hare layover, it wasn’t bad. Nowhere to sit, but we got pretzel dogs.” — JRC’s Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry. But everything wasn’t hunky dory. Mimi Johnson, Buttry’s wife, wrote, “Texting from the back of the plane with Steve Buttry, who is in the front of the plane. It seems that we agree #unitedsucks.”

Former Hill flak calls congressman a dumb racist

“So having the not very smart/racist congressman Steve King call you a better vp nominee than Sarah Palin is a good thing- right?” — former 21-year Hill flak Jim Manley, now a Senior Director at QGA Public Affairs.

For obvious reasons we couldn’t resist this from Mother Jones’ David Corn: “I was going to go fishing tomorrow. But I’ve canceled the trip because I’m too exhausted after fishing today. #ARomneyExcuse

Congressional flak endures Vegas red-eye

“So tired, couldn’t even be bothered to fear for my life during intense turbulence. Kept waking up and thinking, ‘Well….we had a good run.’” — Erica Elliott, Comm. Director for House Maj. Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on the red-eye from Vegas this morning.

‘Intervention’ impacts D.C. journo

“This episode [of] intervention is making me never want to drink again.” — Townhall‘s Kate Hicks.

WH Pooler kept too far away

“Pool is being kept too far away to hear what’s being said — courtesy of roller coaster just behind. Big hug for one woman, who spoke earnestly to Potus for around one minute. He is slowly making his way from one group of people to the next, taking pictures with babies and chatting. Hands on hips. But pool too far away to hear.” — NYT‘s Helene Cooper at the Iowa State Fair Monday.

Breitbart.com and CNN’s Loesch lashes out

“Seriously, I looked through @nancycordes‘s stream and it’s nothing but rehashed Obama Tweets with ‘Obama camp says’ in front.” — Breitbart.com editor and CNN Contributor Dana Loesch strikes out at CBS News darling Nancy Cordes.

Beard watch

“Issa is sporting a beard tonight for those TV watchers out there.” — Rep. Darrell Issa‘s (R-Calif.) Press Secretary Becca Glover.

What’s Dana Tweeting?

When we last checked in on Dana Perino from Fox News, she was grieving over the loss of her dog. Have no fear! She has rebounded with a new dog! Meet Jasper! Dana tweeted out this pic of Jasper, um,  Letting it all hang out. We’ve never been so ill at ease having someone show us pics of their hound. Is he wearing a dog diaper?! A puppy pooper?! Where exactly is his penis?

Clearly, Dana heard complaints from fans about Jasper’s full-frontal nudity, because later, she tweeted out another shot that was free of dog dong that said, “You can show the wife & kids this one – it’s not obscene!”

This begins an uncomfortable pattern of Dana tweeting out pictures of her dog in her workplace, as she indicates when she shows a pic of him at the security desk and says, “Jasper gave his paw print of approval at the office in our building today.” Dana, if you’re reading this, NO ONE likes the co-workers that brings their pets into work. Pets are loud and smelly. They bark and fart and shit all over the place because they are animals. Then again, she works with Bob Beckel, so it can’t be THAT much of an adjustment.

What’s Dana Tweeting?

It’s time again to check in on Fox News’s Dana Perino to find out what she’s tweeting about. Her Twitter feed can range from insane to more insane, so we like to keep tabs on her to get the latest from Looneyville. When we last left Dana, she was tweeting about her VERY expensive sparkly backpack. Fortunately, she has moved on to much less annoying topics. Just kidding, she’s still tweeting silly shit about her bag.

You know what’s distracting, Dana? YOUR $425 BACKPACK! Considering it’s the time of year where college grads get words of wisdom thrown at them from all angles when they graduate, Dana offers her own bit of advice.

So, there’s some safe, generic advice from a very successful lady who knows how to succeed. Now if only she could get Bob Beckel to heed that advice or snatch that bag off her shoulder. Besides, we think it’d look far better on Beckel.

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