Posts Tagged ‘Brad Woodhouse’
Stuart Rothenberg, of the Rothenberg Report, is swinging back against accusations that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Last week, Politico’s Dylan Byers reported on DNC spokesperson Brad Woodhouse taking on Rothenberg over his comments regarding the relationship with Democrats and the state of North Carolina, the site of the Democratic National Convention. Woodhouse reacted to Rothenberg by saying, “With all due respect, I don’t think Stu Rothenberg has any idea what he’s talking about.” At the time Politico wrote the story, Rothenberg declined to comment.
Then, later in the week, Rothenberg angrily fired back. His biggest issue seems to be in an “Update” to the original Politico piece that says,
UPDATE: A colleague, siding with Woodhouse, forwards the following Rothenberg prediction for the 2010 elections:
“But there are no signs of a dramatic rebound for the party, and the chance of Republicans winning control of either chamber in the 2010 midterm elections is zero. Not ‘close to zero.’ Not ‘slight’ or ‘small.’ Zero.”
In Rothenberg’s piece, he says Politico has the dates all wrong. He made that assessment in April of 2009. 18 months before the midterm election and he argues that it was “accurate at the time.” He points at that as the midterm approached, his assessment changed to reflect a Republican blowout and his prediction turned out to be “the most accurate of projections.” As for Politico’s update to their piece, Rothenberg says, “Printing that “update” from an unnamed “colleague” — it’s unclear whether it was a colleague of Woodhouse or of the Politico reporter — was atrocious journalism.”
SHOT FIRED! “Atrocious journalism?” Rothenberg may have a point. It’s not clear WHERE this update is coming from? A colleague of Woodhouse? A colleague of Byers? Neither Byers nor Rothenberg were willing to comment for this story.
Quotes of the Day
“I love your underwear!” — Bloomberg‘s Stephanie Green to model Elle MacPherson in the hallway of the Washington Hilton prior to WHCD. Turns out MacPherson, who beamed in response, has an underwear line.
Convo between pundit & politico
The following conversation transpired between conservative pundit Ari Fleischer and DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse on Sunday.
Fleischer: “I wish POTUS had not poked fun at Secret Service. If anyone should have risen above the easy pot shots, it’s the President.”
Woodhouse: “Ari Fleischer: Like when Bush joked about not being able to find WMD at WHCD in the middle of the Iraq war. That was a real knee slapper.”
Comcast has its period?
“Must be that time of the month again. Comcast internet has gone down forcing me to 3G for who knows how long.” — Accuracy in Media Chairman Don Irvine.
“All dressed up and ready to go to the nerd prom!” – Author and MSNBC Contributor Meghan McCain.
A follower asks, “Is there a Twitter filter to screen out journalist tweets about journalism?” So Reuters‘ Jack Shafer snapped, “Yes. It’s called unfollow.”
Actor adamantly denies ass pinching
“The Mormon stuff is true, but I’ve never done that other thing [pinched a woman's ass] in my life.” — Actor Richard Kind at the Haddad/Rosen garden brunch Saturday afternoon when we approached and said, “So I heard you pinched a woman’s ass the other night. What was up with that?” Meanwhile, FBDC sources maintain it happened. The incident reportedly occurred at the Elle/Creative Coalition/Lani Hay dinner at the Ritz on Thursday night.
Reporter thanks God for editors
“Turning in a draft of a story that includes two of these notes in the text: [IS THIS A WORD?] Thank god for editors.” — NYT‘s media writer Brian Stelter, who came to Washington this weekend for the WHCD.