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Something heartening…

“Awaiting my oldest friend — we were 3 when we met — as he makes DC stop on his 1st family trip to the US. #psyched” — Yahoo! News‘ D.C. Bureau Chief Olivier Knox.

Important Q to Ponder: “Skakel was an adult in charge of his own defense. Why would he deserve a new trial based on ineffectiveness of his own lawyer?” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.

Uh oh.

“4:42am and it’s already ‘one of those days.’” — ABC7′s Sara Van Aernum.

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“Yo, @CarlosLozadaWP read your paper’s Jofi Joseph tick-tock today. Search the words ‘Daily Beast’ or ‘Rogin.’ Speak truth to power!” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush to WaPo Outlook Editor Carlos Lozada. This was in response to Lozada’s recent assertion that Thrush had failed to give Daily Beast‘s Josh Rogin his deserved credit for breaking the anonymous NSC tweeter  story. Lozada didn’t respond to Thrush’s Twitter water balloon, but he did what any self-respecting journalist would do — he retweeted it. For a backgrounder, see our writeup on this situation.

Journo has stress dream

“Woke up from 5 am stress dream that I was going on @FBNStossel unprepared to precisely explain Medicare funding mechanisms.” – Reason Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch.

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Politico’s Glenn Thrush Skips Credit for Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin

images-4One thing that can be determined from the behavior of Politico in the last 24 hours is that they psychologically can’t handle coming in second place.

Even if that’s what they are in this instance  — second.

We’re referring to Josh Rogin‘s Daily Beast story on Jofi Joseph, the anonymous NSC tweeter, which he broke Tuesday night at 8:27 p.m.  Rogin got the Drudge link and appeared on morning shows such as NBC’s “TODAY Show” and ABC’s “GMA.”  Every outlet from NPR to WaPo and the NYT credited him.

Take a wild guess who didn’t.

UPDATE: Politico reporter responds.

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QUESTIONS OF THE HOUR: “Why does she forgive him? Why is it okay with her?” — MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinksi on “Morning Joe” today on Huma Abedein forgiving husband Anthony Weiner for his marital sexting dalliances. And Daily Beast‘s Tina Brown: “These guys have to keep themselves in check. What is the opposite of Viagra? …I just think it’s the disease of our times.”

GOODBYE OLD NPR 1.0: “I walk this way every day and have never seen this view – gbye NPR 1.0″WaPo‘s Jackie Kucinich.

Journo’s inner conflict involves Hooters

“Conflicting email of the day: Invite to the ‘annual Hooters Charity Golf Tournament in aid of the Autism Society of Northern Virginia.’” — WaPo‘s Carlos Lozada.

Journo says Weiner obsessed with penis (Um, redundant?)

“NYC truly has rebounded from some tough times. I wonder which ones Anthony Weiner thinks are comparable to his obsession with his own penis.” — The Hill‘s Sam Baker.

Reporter gets sucked into depths of YouTube

“I go on YouTube to watch a clip from the Colbert Report. 6 hours later and I’m watching a tutorial on how to speak dolphin. #BlackHole” — TWT‘s Jessica Chasmar.

Confessional.

“Been busy wasting time reporting and writing. What’s going on here on the twizzlers?” — Politico‘s Ben White.

Amazing use of profanity

“Morgan also reportedly called Olivia Nuzzi, a intern on Weiner’s mayoral campaign, a “bitch,” “twat,” and “cunt.” Nuzzi appeared on the cover of the Daily News Tuesday morning for a story she wrote about what she described as her less-than-desirable experience working for the Weiner campaign earlier this year.” — BuzzFeed story on Weiner spokesman calling ex-intern a number of choice names.

Wishful thinking? “The best part is going to be Weiner firing his spox because of course you can’t treat young women crudely and expect to work there.” — MSNBC political reporter Benjy Sarlin.

AnonymASS to FBDC: “You guys suck, DCRTV rules!” Dear ASS (or Dave Hughes) whatever the case may be), I’m not just saying this,  if Hughes is your hero you might want to get your head examined. We hope it’s not a tumor.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:18 a.m.

Journos React to ‘This Town’ in Good and Cozy Ways

Mark Leibovich‘s new book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital, has caused quite a stir inside the beltway.

As an inside look into Washington’s culture, many politicians, journalists and anyone remotely involved in politics has been nervous and excited to see how — or worse, if — they are portrayed in the book. Many Washington journalists, as well as some outside the Beltway, have taken a look at the book, and we’ve compiled those reviews that stand out, for better or for worse.

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“At the pool for the 4th”CQ Roll Call’s Rebecca Shabad. That was at 1:39 p.m. Later that night at 9:48 she had moved on to other matters: “Guys setting off fireworks illegally on my street and I yelled: ‘Hey idiots! I’ll call the police if you keep setting those off!’ It worked!”

Journo captures dramatic scene on train

“Conductor to loud, obnoxious woman in the Quiet Car: ‘If you wanna talk, go to the next car.’ Woman: ‘No one orders me around!” #happyfourth …Loud obnoxious woman, now to her kids: ‘Remember how I told you never to take shit from anyone?’” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Aime Parnes.

Morning Oopsy

“Oy gevalt. I just said on the air that John Paul II has been cleared for statehood. #espressosubito abcrad.io/newscast” — Steven Portnoy, radio correspondent for ABC News.

Self-appointed media critics 

“Signs it is the day after a national holiday: an NPR story about how gamers watch YouTube videos of people playing games.” — Chris Chester, web producer for WAMU.

“I just heard the f word repeatedly on @FoxNews during a home video being played. Really? Is this how you ppl wake us up? Smh” — Javonni Brustow, editor of TheDCPundit and PopGlitz.

Leibo jokes about book

“Now aking kids to see Despicable Me 2…possible name for next book??” — NYT‘s Mark “Leibo” Leibovich, who came out with some new book in the last few days called This Town in case anyone around here has heard of it. We assume he meant “taking” not “aking.” He links to this. He previously provided this other promo, saying, “If this book is going to get me run out of #ThisTown, then you might as well read it (please)…”

Um, bullsh*t?

“I’ve lived in DC ten years, and I manage to never interact with the city @MarkLeibovich describes.” — Boybander and Slate‘s Matt Yglesias in a delusional moment over the weekend. He linked to this review of This Town by Carlos Lozada in WaPo.

Stephen Tschida Miami condo update

As some followers may know, Tschida, our dramatic traveler and train rider, has been trying to buy a condo in Miami for quite sometime. Each time the contract falls through, mostly on account of his dogs from what we can tell. In the last several days, another one bit the dust.

On 6/29: “From bad to worse. condo contract dies. Now seller refuses to refund cash! hhhhhmmmm… why? Is he thinking resume negotiations?” On 7/4: “Oh forgot, lawyer says I’m not supposed to tweet about my real estate deals. what’s one little tweet? Like the %#&#?& seller follows me.”

Fun Facts

“One of my writers is allegedly skilled at competitive hot dog eating … #TrueFacts” — CNN’s Jake Tapper with what would undoubtedly make for fantastic television (hint hint).

On second thought…“I can’t watch this Nathan’s hot dog eating contest footage all day — breakfast appetite has vanished (and that’s pretty rare)” — Politico‘s Jedd Rosche.

Important Q to Ponder: “Justice for Trayvon is definitely important, but is the wall to wall breathless coverage helping? #switchingtogolfchannel” — HuffPost-AOL‘s Arianna Huffington.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Editor Gets Panties in Twist Over Period Style

Last month TPM Editor Josh Marshall broke out into a cold sweat late one night over the issue of apostrophes on Twitter. He wants them gone. He was cranky about it and the issue kept him up ridiculously late and tweeting well into the wee hours of the morning.

Now he’s moved on to the number of spaces after periods.

He continued, “What the fuck is this movement to have only one space after a period?  Gay marriage I can handle.  This I cannot,” Marshall piped up on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

Bloomberg Businessweek‘s Joshua Green had a terse response. “Hey freak, if God wanted two spaces he’d have told Moses.” He added, “BTW, there’s a special conversion therapy for guys like you.”

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Quotes of the Day

Anchor gives shout-out to deceased father

“Dad, thinking about you a lot today.” — NBC Political Director Chuck Todd at the close of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” Wednesday.

How stupid can people be?

“Ridiculous that this has to be explained to people, but yes, Susan Rice said the Benghazi attacks were spontaneous.” – The Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso, linking to this story.

Love and a fashion advice for Chuck Todd

  • “Kuddos for @chucktodd for following up on two questions. More of that makes for a real news conference.” — National Journal Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier.
  • “Thanks, Chuck Todd, 10 more minutes of same filibuster we had after Q1 and Q2. #Brilliant” — Breitbart.com‘s John Nolte.
  • “Chuck, I love you man. But please don’t wear stripped [sic] shirts again on television. They’re unflattering on you.” — Kay Carman.

Editor knows his movie lines…“You want a character debate, Bob? You better stick with me, ’cause Sydney Ellen Wade is way out of your league.” — WaPo‘s Enterprise Editor Carlos Lozada quoting “The American President” as President Obama responded to criticism of UN Amb. Susan Rice during a White House Press Conference.

Reporters cry discrimination

“Only 1 question so far has gone to a print reporter (AP wire), running out of time to give more Qs to non-TV people.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

“‘It would be a HORRIBLE precedent,’ Obama says, for me to respond to a questioner who I didn’t select ahead of time.” — BuzzFeed‘s Chris Geidner.

Scribe complains of pointless Twitter behavior

“Hey tweeps tweeting POTUS quotes: I have a TV, too, you know.” — CQ Senior Writer John Donnelly.

WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten apparently detests horseradish, Sam Stein’s big admission and on an entirely other note of complaint…

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Psst..WaPo in Market for ‘Big Thinker’

Just circulated in the Washington Post newsroom: WaPo management is on the prowl for someone with a human brain.

“With Carlos Lozada‘s coming move to enterprise editor, we’re in the market for a new Outlook editor. Outlook is one of the signature pieces of real estate in The Washington Post, a vital element of the Sunday newspaper and a major source of new ideas and debates in the Washington, national and global conversation. Outlook tackles all subjects — from politics, economics and foreign policy to sports, the arts and pop culture. We want an editor who can build upon the success of the section to take it in new and ambitious directions. Opinion and analysis journalism is as ubiquitous as it is competitive. We need a big thinker, a skilled editor and a creative force who can imagine visual, print and digital content in all their possibilities. To edit Outlook you must be knowledgeable and/or interested in every conceivable topic; you must be able to look around the corner and anticipate where Washington debates are headed; you must have a bottomless well of possible contributors; you must be able to identify the great, simple idea lost in otherwise dense prose; you must know how to combine provocation and point of view with reporting and rigor. Editing experience is essential; opinion editing is useful but not required. We’re interested in hearing from anyone with a clear and compelling vision for what Outlook can accomplish. Former Outlook editor Steve Luxenberg has graciously agreed to serve as interim editor until a full-time replacement is chosen. Interested candidates — from inside or outside the newsroom — should contact Marcus Brauchli, Liz Spayd, John Temple, Shirley Carswell, or Peter Perl.”

WaPo Rally Naysayer Will Attend With Bells On

It’s safe to say WaPo‘s Outlook page editor Carlos Lozada is a Doubting Thomas when it comes to today’s sanity and fear rallies. In last Sunday’s Outlook section, he wrote that today’s festivities were sure to be a let down. “Please Jon,” he implored. “There’s still time. Cancel the rally.”  He even suggested excuses: “Call in sick. Say you couldn’t get a sitter.”

Critics shot back, and it got personal. They said maybe Lozada’s bedtime was too early to watch The Daily Show and Colbert Roport – and maybe he just didn’t get it.

Lozada doesn’t typically write for the Outlook section – he edits it. But he made an exception for this. Today he’ll be there in the swarm of sanitygoers/fear mongers to see how it all plays out.  “Mr. Lozada, save the prejudgment, stop being part of the hyperventilating media, and join us at the rally,” writes reader Victoria Ross of Vienna, Va.

For whatever it’s worth, Lozada says he hopes he’s wrong. “As a big fan of both of these guys, I hope the rally will be a scream, a wonderfully hilarious afternoon that will only enhance the Jon Stewart brand and prove to be true satire, not another political rally,” Lozada told FishbowlDC. “But I guess the point of the piece was that I’m not exactly sure it will end up that way.”

We’ll check in later to see what Lozada thought of it. In the meantime, no egg throwing please.

New WaPo Outlook Deputy Editor Has Started This Week

Former managing editor of The New Yorker Kate Julian has joined WaPo as the deputy editor of Outlook.

New to Washington, Julian started at the paper Monday. Outlook’s editor Carlos Lozada‘s email to WaPo announcing her arrival (and the arrival of Baby Julian in early 2010) is after the jump…

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