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Quotes of the Day

WTF Central: “Baby with blowpops coming out of its head.”Rare‘s Tabitha Hale.

Reporter accidentally leaves home unlocked

“The moment you discover you left the keys in the front door all night … #eek” — Fox News’ Shannon Bream, who covers the Supreme Court.

This is a good thing, right?

“The men’s room at a New Kids on the Block concert is more empty than the Obama Administration’s foreign policies.” — Cameron Gray, producer and reporter for NRA News.

The Observer

“Is it just me or are trends getting stupider?” — BuzzFeed‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro in reaction to this from ABC: “Experts Warn Eyeball Licking Trend Can Injure the Eye, Damage Sight.”

“‘When we get to questions and answers, [pool reporter] is going to leave and we can talk about what you want to talk about,’ Biden in Calif.” — Washington Examiner White House Correspondent Brian Hughes.

Quote taken way out of context

“A rectal-vaginal fistula is worse.” — WaPo “humor” columnist Gene Wengarten.

Fun times at a glance: flag-making

“Thanks to @Hyatt #Lost Pines — great family getaway. Flag-making, fishing, nighttime deer & armadillo spotting in the golf carts!” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

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Quotes of the Day

LOCKED OUT: WaPo’s Dana Milbank: Mayhem at #dnc2012. Hundreds of delegates, journalists locked out of arena.

Penis sighting

“So yeah. Definitely just walked in on some dude in the bathroom with his pants around his ankles staring in the mirror #dnc2012” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

WTF Mars Mention of the Evening: “I always figured if Bill Clinton landed on Mars, he would know how to do it. He would know how to reproduce. He would know everything. He’d just instinctively know how to talk to people…the martians.” — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews at 12:53 a.m. opining on Clinton’s vast reproduction knowledge that extends beyond our solar system. Please, someone put Matthews to bed (no pun intended).

Bill Clinton Speech Fallout

“A significant part of this is off prompter. He is using it as notes.” — TIME‘s Michael Scherer.

“The prompter has stopped rolling as Clinton goes off book.” — BuzzFeed‘s Zeke Miller.

“Take away the TelePrompTer, bite his ankle, throw a rat down his trousers, it only raises his game.” — Editor of The New Republic Franklin Foer.

“Bill Clinton is totally ghost ridin’ the script right now.” — Jamelle Bouie, writer for The American Prospect and fellow at the Nation Institute.

“The constant camera flashes in here are going to send Bubba into a seizure #dnc2012″ — Stanton.

“Bubba’s hands are shaking.” — HuffPost‘s Jen Bendery.

“I think Bill Clinton is the gun you bring to a knife fight.” — Metro Weekly Co-publisher Sean Bugg.

“Bill Clinton looks great. @peta may be right about the benefits of a vegan diet.” — HuffPost Deputy Editor Erin Ruberry.

“Man, Clinton is happier than a pig in Arkansas you know what.” — James Oliphant, Deputy Editor, National Journal magazine.

“Clinton is the master. He makes a speech to an enormous crowd feel like a personal talk.” — LAT‘s David Horsey.

“I really don’t understand reporters who think this is too long for a politician to be trying to talk to voters about policy.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein.

“This speech was killing it at 15 mins. Now, it’s bordering on a hostage situation.” — Co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle S.E. Cupp.

“This is moving from ‘greatest speech ever’ to gong territory pretty fast.” — BuzzFeed Political Editor Ben Smith.

“They’re going to need a crowbar to pry Bill away from that podium.” — NYT Op-ed Columnist Charles Blow.

“There’s no way Rahm Emanuel actually thought ‘a broken clock is right twice a day’ was that funny.” — National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg.

“This is like watching a good lawyer defending a guilty man.” — Former Clinton pollster Dick Morris.

“Poor fact checkers, now they gotta spend the night studying 52 years of employment data” — Craig Crawford.

“Same R bloggers who were touting Clinton as the ‘good’ Dem for weeks suddenly talking about sex scandal and perjury again.” — WaPo‘s Greg Sargent.

The Name Dropper

“Caroline Kennedy just walked into our booth. Interview w @DavidMuir #abcworldnews” — ABC News’ Rick Klein.

Dirty jokester

“PLEASE tell me that Sandra Fluke isn’t wearing a blue Gap dress tonight.” — NRA News’ Cameron Gray in a tweet on the night former Prez Bill Clinton is to speak.

INTO THE POOL: “Oops! A wet former treasury secretary Bob Rubin after falling into a pool at a fancy cocktail party in Charlotte.” — Politico‘s Lois Romano with accompanying photograph.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report. Above black and white photograph by Roll Call’s Meredith Shiner.

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Quote of the Day

“Um, ABC?”WSJ‘s Jonathan Weisman on ABC report on male orgasms. Weisman was responding to this: “Karezza: Men Say Best Sex Comes Without Orgasm” Read here.

Munro stays.

“In other news, the WH Correspondents Assn says it won’t punish the Daily Caller reporter who heckled Obama at Rose Garden event last month.” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery on The Daily Caller‘s Neil Munro, who heckled President Obama during a speech.

Journo Travel Complaints

  • “What’s w/ DC power? Stuck on Acela 5 minutes from Union Station. Grrrr.” — The Daily Beast‘s Robin Givhan.
  • “Looks like I spoke too soon – Bad weather hit as we were taxiing and now my @Delta jet is sitting on the tarmac, getting rained on – #weep” — NRA News’ Cameron Gray.

Pooler writes of Second Lady’s ‘midsection’

VPOTUS Vegas Pooler Tovin Lapan, of the Las Vegas Sun, dared to write about Dr. Jill Biden‘s “midsection” in a Pool Report Tuesday, writing, “The second lady, wearing a yellow dress with a large bow around the midsection, and matching yellow jacket, also greeted everyone.” He addressed Veep Joe Biden‘s attire, saying, “Temperatures in Las Vegas surpassed 100 degrees, and Biden ditched his jacket from his navy blue suit after his speech…With his sleeves rolled up, and wearing a navy blue tie spotted with white sailboats, the vice president shook the hand of every veteran…”

Breitbart.com Editor Takes Another Whack at Buzzfeed

“Buzzfeed is the TMZ of left-wing politics: Creepy, petty, and mean. Ann Romney in erectile dysfunction ads, stalking fundraisers. My God.” — Breitbart.com’s John Nolte, who has been relentlessly hammering away at Buzzfeed backing Team Obama for several months. Smith had no comment on Nolte’s remark, but instead directed me to his piece this morning on trolls and the business of engaging them. See here. Ahh…timeliness, we love that!

Dare to dream…

“A Chinese-style high-speed train between NY and DC would take 1 hour and 40 min.” — NYT Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt.

Take Note: At high noon Politico‘s wild bunch of LIVE journos — With Exec. Editor Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen in charge, what could possibly go wrong? Juana Summers, Patrick Gavin, Reid Wilson, Charlie Mahtesian and First Politico Son James Hohmann will hopefully be hamming it up for today’s livestream show. Watch here.

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Quotes of the Day

Journo wants CNN’s Piers Morgan deported

“Can someone set up a kickstarter to fund deportation of Piers Morgan and the rest of these #jubilee fools drooling over an aging despot?” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton, who previously said he’d rather smoke bath salts with Jeffrey Dahmer than watch the Queen’s Jubilee.

Charges pressed

“I have pressed charges against Tim Scott’s COS Nick Muzin for simple assault & Honeywell PR guy Rob Ferris for false imprisonment.” — Mike Elk of InTheseTimes Magazine. Last Thursday he alleges he was grabbed by Muzin and locked in a room against his will by Honeywell’s Ferris, who did not return a phone call to FBDC on the matter. Elk continued, “The charges will be forwarded to the U.S. Attorney’s office who will decide whether or not to prosecute. I was hesitant to press charges cuz I didn’t want to seem like a crybaby, but precedent of intimidating reporters in Capitol is scary.”

Never a dull moment

“Met a man who legally changed his name to Jehovah Jesus. Had a lot to say about the CIA, Supreme Court Justice Souter, etc.” — CJ Ciaramella, a reporter at Free Beacon.

Democratic operative lashes out at WaPo‘s Rubin

“Unpaid Romney spokesperson Jennifer Rubin also has thoughts on the media. #classy.” — the always thoughtful DNC New Media Outreach Director Greg Greene. He links to this. As you can see, reaching out as usual. Thanks Greg!

Quote taken out of context

“@samyoungman isn’t a wedgie in order?” — FNC’s Ed Henry to Reuter‘s Sam Youngman.

Thanks for the memories!

“Perhaps worst spelling gaffe I can remember, @BashirLive, was when @msnbc gave Niger Innis two ‘G’s in his first name.” — Newsbuster‘s Ken Shepherd.

Journo grants permission to torture him

“If I ever happen to catch a single second of Lifetime TV’s”Dance Moms,” you have permission to waterboard me” — NRA News’ Cameron Gray in an apparent moment of shame about the popular dance show on the women’s network.

Ouch!

“Well, progress is overrated, I’ll just get back to work…work that I am paid less for than a man. #PayCheckFairness” — Erikka Knuti, Democratic strategist who works at Ogilvy.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day: Hat Attack

“I vow to wear hats more often in an effort to bring them back into fashion.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Morning Reading List, 09.13.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • The “Biggest Tuesday In Hip-Hop History” — 50 Cent.

  • We hear Savannah Guthrie is a new general bureau correspondent for NBC.

  • Another tipster tells us, “Peter Hamby, who used to be the internet segment producer for the Situation Room, is now CNN’s south carolina political producer.”

  • And we also hear, “John Parman is resigning as producer of DC-produced Interfaith Voices to take a job with a new daily radio show in California.”

  • Pelosi and Reid take on CBS’ Jim Axelrod.

  • “FBN Announces Anchors

  • Cameron v. Obama.”

  • Op-Ed page awards.

  • TVNewser has learned Fox News will be the pool for the Democratic National Convention in Denver beginning August 25, 2008. And NBC News will be the pool for the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis the following Monday, September 1.”

  • Why media revolution only just beginning

  • Consultant Probed in Bogus Interview

  • U.S.News & World Report announced in a release yesterday that Eddy Ramirez is the new K-12 reporter for the Education section of the magazine and website, USNews.com.

  • Murdoch makes first visit to WSJ newsroom

  • A reader writes in about the LA Times DC bureau, “Despite all the turmiol, the appear to have doubled the number of presidential campaign reporters from 3 to 6. Existing reporters were Brownstein, Wallsten and Hook. New reporters (all arrived from LA in last month or two): Joe Matthews, Peter Nicholas, Michael Finnegan.”

  • Tony Snow’s last stand: ‘Not a war without end’”

  • Media Matter’s Eric Boehlert writes, “It’s amazing that this deep into the Bush presidency, reporters and pundits still express genuine surprise and naïve disappointment when the White House slights them in purposeful ways. Just last week we saw fresh evidence of the Charlie Brown-Lucy-football routine, with wounded reporters complaining that the White House had, yet again, snubbed the press.”

  • A Kiplinger’s release announced, “Consumers scanning newsstands later this month will find one personal finance magazine unlike any other. On sale September 18th, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s October issue is entirely dedicated to a sole subject. And the topic may seem unlikely for a financial monthly: the environment.”

  • Roll Call has made some internal changes. Ali McSherry is transitioning from GalleryWatch Operations to the Roll Call copy desk, where she will be an editorial assistant. In addition, Julie Restivo will be switching positions within Operations, taking over the committee editor post being vacated by Ali.

  • From release, “Yachad, a non-profit organization committed to restoring Washington, D.C. neighborhoods and strengthening D.C. communities, has recently announced the launch of its latest, and most creative, outreach effort: the Our City Film Fest. ‘Our City’ will host films that take place in or are about Washington, D.C. The festival, to be held on February 3, 2008, at Busboys and Poets.” For more information, click here.

  • Happy 2nd B-Day Public Eye!

  • And, Happy 16th Washington Life!

  • From a release, “While ‘traditional media’ — TV, radio and print — figures to remain in the driver’s seat during Campaign ’08, established outlets will increasingly need to share the road with online video. That’s the clear conclusion of a new consumer survey, conducted for ClipBlast! (www.clipblast.com), the Web’s premier video search platform, by Chicago market researcher Synovate.”

  • John Dickerson gives us a sneak preview of “the presidential primary ‘mashup’ hosted by Yahoo!, the Huffington Post, and Slate.”

  • A “Hotline insider” sent us this tip: “Everything’s great at Hotline, thanks for your concern. A couple quick corrections to what you’re reporting … replacements for the irreplaceable mike memoli and shira toeplitz have already been named. Additionally, after an exhaustive search, we expect to have an exciting announcement about a new ‘On Call’ editor shortly. And while we’re all still sad about losing Danielle Jones, we’re already talking about her successor. As we enter our 20th year(!) this month, Hotline’s only getting better and better and better … Thanks! (a Hotline insider).” Pat Ottenhoff has also recently departed.

  • Washington Times reports, “Fresh from their “betray us” attack on Gen. David Petraeus, MoveOn.org is now looking to add new employees. The online liberal group sent an e-mail to its members yesterday: MoveOn’s starting a fellowship program — four short-term paid positions”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “As its popular, controversial college ranking enters its 25th year, U.S. News is significantly expanding its rankings business.”

  • A release announced, “Mercora, Inc., the leading social music discovery service for web and mobile users, today announced that the company is launching a new service and unifying all its products and services under the new brand identity — Social.FM. The company will begin operating under the new name immediately and the website can be accessed at www.social.fm.”

  • Poynter’s Amy Gahran writes, This past Saturday at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference I was part of a plenary panel discussing how the evolution of media (especially online) could or should affect the future of journalism. There, I voiced my opinion about how it burns me up that news organizations continue to cut qualified journalists from their payrolls, ostensibly to control costs, while routinely leaving significant money on the table in the form of poorly sold and grossly underutilized online and mobile advertising opportunities. Then, in a Kafkaesque twist, management and journalists alike often whine about how their sites don’t make much money.”

  • The Newseum, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the National Press Club present “Reporting on National Security in an Age of Terror” Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club. To RSVP, click here.

  • R&R reports, “Joe Mathieu, Cameron Gray and Gary Starikoff are joining XM Satellite Radio’s upcoming radio channel ‘P.O.T.U.S. ’08,’ which is the 24-hour, commercial-free channel devoted to the 2008 presidential election.”

  • Tech Daily Dose reports, “Well, it looks like the MSNBC-NBC-National Journal reporters embedded on the 2008 campaign trail have started filing dispatches. The team of caffeinated political scribes is covering ‘Decision 2008′ full-time now, each serving as their own mobile campaign bureau.”

  • ABC News’ Brian Ross and Others Subpoenaed in D.C. Madam Case

  • According to the new report Huffington’s House of Horrors released today by the Media Research Center, “The Huffington Post’s ongoing campaign of profanity, obscene smears and crude personal attacks against conservatives is a celebration of hate speech against conservatives.” The full report is online here.

  • John J. Miller is hosting a new audio program on NRO, in which he interview book authors. Check out his current interviews with Laura Ingraham, Rep. Steve Israel, and Jay Winik – each one the author of a book that’s out this week.

  • Reuters reports, “Having a huge network of online buddies does not mean you have any more close friends than the rest of us, a British researcher said on Monday.”

  • E&P reports, “Mainstream media outlets may not be offering up the stories online users most want to read, according to a new survey that found user-generated news sites like Yahoo give top billing to different stories than mainstream organizations.”

  • Salon reports, “Women are the new men on TV”

  • WaPo Fashion Critic Robin Givhan’s Dog Molests Shoes; Marc Jacobs Is To Blame

  • The AP reports, “New York Times Co. said Wednesday its ad sales from continuing operations fell 3.2 percent in August on weakness in retail and classified advertising.”

  • From Poynter Online: “Here’s one area in which newspapers may actually be ahead of their readers: non-mainstream media.”

  • Check out Mediabistro’s selection of courses in D.C.

  • Sarah Weinman bids a fond farewell to Galley Cat.

  • “Media Matters for America today released ‘Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Conservative Advantage in Syndicated Op-Ed Columns,’ a comprehensive and unprecedented analysis of nationally syndicated columnists from nearly 1,400 newspapers or 96 percent of English-language U.S. daily newspapers.” See the full report here.

  • It was one year ago when Team Tucker was ousted

  • Check out the new news aggregator on the block, Brijit.

  • NewsBusters brings back live chats.

  • Keith Olbermann jumps the shark

    Jobs

  • Richmond Free Press is looking for Reporters.

  • SNL Financial, LC is looking for a Senior Reporter.

  • New Energy Finance is looking for a News Analyst/Writer.
  • The Advisory Board Company is seeking a Senior Writer/Editor for monthly medical technology publication.

  • Bloomberg is looking for a media reporter.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for an Economics Reporter.

  • Voice of America is looking for a Camera Operator.

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