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Ahead of tomorrow’s midterm elections, FishbowlDC’s latest five question and answer series is with FOX News Channel’s chief political correspondent Carl Cameron.
Cameron has reported on every major election for FNC since he joined the network in 1996, earning him the nickname “Campaign Carl.” Since 1988, his coverage of presidential candidates runs the gamut, from President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), to former President George Bush and former President Bill Clinton. He also served as the network’s chief White House correspondent from 2004 – 06.
In the meantime, check out our latest FishbowlDC Five with FOX News Channel’s ‘Campaign Carl.’
FishbowlDC: What has been the most surprising story you’ve covered on an election night?
Carl Cameron: “Election night upsets are always surprising. This year’s primary ousting of former House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor was a stunner. Republican Scott Brown’s 2010 special election victory to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in liberal Massachusetts is another example. The all-time winner to-date of course is the 2000 election recount and all that followed.”
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Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly will co-anchor “America’s Election HQ,” FOX News Channel’s November 4 midterm election night coverage starting at 6 pm. Bill Hemmer will operate the network’s electronic “Bill-board” with Martha MacCallum focused on exit poll data.
Also slated for camera time: senior political analyst Brit Hume, “FOX News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, White House correspondent Ed Henry, chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, and contributors Bob Beckel, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Dana Perino, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, George Will, and Juan Williams. Read more
An area of Pakistan rarely seen by the outside world is finally getting exposure by a group of newly-trained amateur photographers in the region.
A project by National Geographic and Internews, an international nonprofit media development organization, set up 17 young Pakistanis with cameras and gave them two separate boot camps on photography. One camp took place last year in Islamabad along with another in Washington. All participants are from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), an isolated area of Pakistan that is rarely photographed.
Muhammad Khalid Afridi, a 25-year-old graduate student, was one of the participants at an exhibit Wednesday at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He told FishbowlDC that he still plans on keeping up with photography now that the training is complete.
“It’ll be my side job or side hobby, because if you have a hobby like that, you will get to enjoy it a lot and continue interest in it,” he said.
Afridi, however, doesn’t know if his work will sell. “I just publish them on Facebook and if any news agency wants them, I’ll give it to them,” he aid.
As an isolated region of Pakistan, FATA can be a hostile environment as far as media is concerned. “It’s not safe much,” Afridi told us. “But if you know the community, you can be safe. We know some of the people don’t like having their picture taken, so you get in trouble if you do. If you ask for permission, it’s fine.”
Afridi and his colleagues’ work will be featured at other exhibits throughout the country.
Some of the artwork:
Photographer: Ammad Ahmad Khan
Photographer: Muhammad Khalid Afridi
See one more beautiful photograph….
Standup comic Will Durst is a five-time Emmy nominee, political satirist and cheeseburger enthusiast.
Durst is in town today and tomorrow performing at the Comedy Theater on E St. We caught up with him to pick his brain on the pressing issues of the day.
1. Has President Obama completed his evolution? Well, he’s evolved enough to grow some flippers to walk on dry land and crawl to Dick Cheney’s position on gay marriage. Perhaps he grew some other things as well.
2. Does Mitt Romney have any evolving to do? In what areas? Not sure Mr. Romney can evolve. They keep saying the long campaign made him a better candidate. But the only thing he’s done for five years is run for president. Pretty sure his learning curve has run out of bendy parts. He’s just electile dysfunctional. Finally figured out who Romney is: he’s Thurston P. Howell III before the island. And Ann is training to be Lovie.
3. Who’s your favorite journalist (print or TV)? Love a lot of gifted writers out there: but especially [NYT's] Gail Collins. She manages to merge punditry with humor. Doesn’t take herself or her opinions too seriously. It’s rare that this particular medium is so well done. And Carl Cameron on Fox News for the exceptional job he’s doing of passing.
4. What do you think of Sarah Palin co-hosting “Today”? Should she do it full time? Don’t care what the former Governor of Alaska does as long as she keeps doing it. The girl can’t help herself. Every two weeks with her there’s something. Every two weeks she erupts. She’s like Republican herpes. But I mean that in a good way. “Celebrity Apprentice” should be next on her list.
5. Michele Bachmann recently received dual-citizenship status with the U.S and Switzerland. What’s the significance of this? More yodeling from behind the closed door of Marcus‘s bedroom?
Note: Since this interview took place Michele Bachmann says she has renounced her dual-citizenship status with Switzerland.
No matter that the Obama Administration was once at odds with Fox News, officials are on the guest list and set to attend the only pre-party to the RTCA dinner Wednesday night. Those planning to be FNC guests for the evening include Obama’s Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowksi, Domestic Policy Council Advisor Melody Barnes and National Security Adviser Jim Jones, Special Master for TARP Admin Kenneth Feinberg and Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
We hear FNC’s exclusive invitation-only bash will be a room decked out in Spring. And what’s a party without famous faces in the crowd like Geraldo Rivera and Bill O’Reilly? (See list of Fox News talent to attend below.)
Other confirmed party guests: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.); Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.); Gov. Ed Rendell; Rep. Elijah Cummings(D-Md.); Mo Elleithee, former Clinton campaign spokesperson; former Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.); Austan Goolsbee, Council of Economic Advisors; Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.); Deborah Hersman, Chair of National Transportation Safety Board; Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), Democratic strategist Joe Trippi; former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.); Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.); and Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.).
We think the President said it best- “The jokes may not be as good, but neither is the guest list.”
There were no TomKat or Ashton and Demi sightings. The biggest star (and highest dress slit) in the room was former Miss California Carrie Prejean, followed in star power by actor Tate Donovan and Angelina Jolie‘s brother James Haven.
But the 2009 RTCA dinner did light up the Washington Convention Center with DC journo star power- those attending included Andrea Mitchell, Chris Matthews, Lara Logan, Chip Reid, Major Garrett (check him out with Prejean in a photo after the jump), Chuck Todd, Jonathan Karl, Bill Plante, Savannah Guthrie, Ed Henry, Bill Press, Contessa Brewer, Luke Russert, Maureen Orth, Willie Geist, Mika and Joe, Judy Woodruff, Lawrence O’Donnell (and Norah and Kelly), Nancy Cordes, Steve Capus, David Bohrman, Robin Sproul, Heidi Collins, Carl Cameron, John Harwood, Mike Allen and Mark Whitaker to name a few.
As well as Robert Gibbs, Bill Burton and Laura Capps, Michael Steele (actually seated at a CBS table with Burton), Dana Perino, Samantha Powers, Ken Salazar (donning a cowboy hat), Austan Goolsbee, Gordon Johndroe, David Axelrod, Eric Holder, Sen. Susan Collins, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Leon Panetta and Rep. Glenn Nye.
The dinner was a little unconventional than most. Before dinner was served, there were various performances by JibJab, the Onion News Network and Sweet Honey on the Rocks (a favorite of Michelle Obama, though she did not attend). RTCA chair and the evening’s emcee Heather Dahl introduced President Obama, who left soon after this remarks. The date of the dinner actually changed a few times to accommodate the President’s schedule.
The Joan S. Barone Award was presented by CBS’ Bill Plante to NBC congressional correspondent Mike Viqueira for his coverage of the bailout story on the Hill. Viqueira dedicated his award to Mary Dorman, the NBC Washington bureau’s longtime assignment desk manager who died early this year of cancer. The Bloom daughters also presented an award in their father David Bloom‘s memory. BBC’s Rome Hartman accepted on behalf of Orla Guerin. A video tribute to Bill Headline, Tony Snow and Tim Russert, all who passed this year, was also shown.
More photos after the jump…
In the June issue of Washingtonian, the mag’s executive editor Garrett Graff takes his old Fishbowl fins out for a spin to write the quadrennial review of Washington’s “50 Top Journalists.”
The piece evaluates the city’s rising stars, anchors, behind-the-scenes movers and shakers and the best reporters at “explaining what news means.”
ABC’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Chuck Todd and CBS’ Lara Logan were no surprise but the “rising stars” category was interesting. The category included WaPo’s Jonathan Capehart, Politico’s Jonathan Martin, FNC’s Chad Pergram, HuffPo’s Sam Stein, WaPo’s Anne Kornblut, NJ’s Shane Harris and WRC-TV’s Lindsay Czarniak to name just a few.
Check out the June issue of Washingtonian for the full list.
Loose Cannon proposes a suitable punishment: Instead of Olbermannâ€™s “worst person” segment, the network suits should offer us a “best person” for awhile. They could start with Jerry Holtzman, who, except for a two-year stint in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, worked for newspapers for 50 years, before becoming major league baseball’s official historian at the age of 72. Olbermann made his name in television as a gifted sports commentator, so he might go for that. As for Holtzman, he died last summer at the age of 81. I hate to think that an honorable ethic died with him.
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