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Digital Director Weighs Unfairness of Gov. Shutdown Via Brother, Duvet Cover

duvet coverLike many people, Catherine Andrews, the director of digital content at Home Front DC, a strategic communications agency, and formerly the Editorial Director of Washingtonian, grew emotional about the government shutdown last night.

Naturally she gravitated to Twitter to vent. Hers was among the more colorful rants as she swayed from her difficult task of putting together her bedding to the more serious issue of her brother.

“If I can figure out how to put my duvet on in under 20 minutes, Congress can figure out a way to avoid the shutdown,” she wrote, adding, “Because seriously that duvet was REALLY complicated.”

This is when her thoughts escalated into rage. Read more

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The Grossest Thing You’ll Read Today

Monday evening on Twitter was hard to handle. With the BCS National Championship Game, the death of Richard Ben Cramer and the premier of ABC’s “The Bachelor”, we were hit with randomness from all angles. When you think you’re ready for anything, you get a tweet that totally throws you off your game and has you asking, “WTF?!?!”

That’s exactly what happened late Monday evening when Catherine Andrews, Director of Digital Content at Home Front Communications and former Editorial Director at Washingtonian, sent out a tweet that shook us to the core.

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Quotes of the DayThe Holiday Edition.

“Not sure what it says that a photo of me bloated with a pillow under my shirt is my most-liked Instagram photo ever.” — Catherine Andrews, Director of Digital Content at Home Front Communications and former Editorial Director at Washingtonian.

Home for the Holidays

“Nothing like grandpa showing his tooth abscess to everyone one of us before dinner.” — Politico Pro web producer Caitlin Emma.

“Mom is regaling the guests w her theory that Bobby Kennedy had Marilyn killed w a poisoned enema to not leave marks. Kill me now.” — Publicist and former ABC “This Week” producer Courtney Cohen.

“Just realized I am stress eating chips & queso as my parents are grilling me about GOP options for 2016. Dinner has taken a nasty turn.” — House Maj. Whip Spokeswoman Erica Elliott. And on Thanksgiving: “When I announced I was going to take a shower to try and exfoliate this spray tan, my family literally cheered. Apparently it’s that bad.”

“I accidentally stumbled into a birds-and-bees conversation with my nephew, which led to me saying, ‘No, it’s not called a ‘virginia.’” — MetroWeekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.

“Ugh. Had I watched this Kentucky game in my apartment instead of my mom’s home, there’d be holes in the walls.” — Reuters’ Sam Youngman.

“Thanksgiving at the Ericksons involves 6 dozen eggs, 21 lbs of butter, and now 9 lbs of bacon. 4 cakes, 5 pies, 20 lbs of turkey, & 17 ppl.” — CNN Contributor and RedState’s Erick Erickson.

“Yumm. Here is my obligatory turkey photo.” — Politico’s Ginger Gibson

Hagman gave NPR director’s Nana a Texas twang

“Claudine, our director, sez her Egyptian grandmother learned English by watching Dallas. She now has a Texas accent. RIP Larry Hagman.” — NPR’s Scott Simon.

Journos get emotional around Thanksgiving

  • “My uncle, God rest his soul, made squirrel and rabbit jerky for us as kids. Miss his smart aleck remarks about other fam during holidays.” — Breitbart.com and CNN Contributor (well, if that’s what they’re calling never appearing these days) Dana Loesch.
  • “iPad photo app creators, thank you for hours of family fun. #sincerely” — ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.
  • “Just watched “Love Actually” for the 147th time. Still tear up at the end.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.
  • “A special thank you to our service men and women for their service and sacrifice. We are thankful for you all. #thanksgiving” — NBC “MTP” Host David Gregory (Just what the troops were waiting for, a shout-out from Gregory.)
  • “My uncle just got a call from the hospital and they may have found a kidney donor! So happy for@veerichie‘s daddy! All my love to Toronto!” — ABC7 reporter Jummy Olabanji.
  • “I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m thankful Caribou is open this morning.” — NBC Washington’s Matt Glassman.
  • “The crash of Jesse Jackson Jr. Is a tragic end to a career that once seemed to have no limit. Very sad for him, his family & constituents.” — President Obama‘s top campaign advisor David Axelrod.

A WH Correspondent gets into holiday spirit

“Vaguely wish the White House had named the turkeys ‘Congress’ and ‘Syphilis’ and then crowdsourced which one gets pardoned.” — Yahoo! News’ White House Correspondent Olivier Knox.

And BuzzFeed‘s Kaczynski gets all grateful and neighborly…

“Yes neighbor loudly playing his bass while families in my apartment building sit down together for dinner, you are an asshole.” — BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski on Thanksgiving just before 3 p.m.

Paul Wharton misses chance to stuff himself

“Y did I refuse to take a plate of Thanksgiving Food from my cousin’s house?! Now I want turkey and stuffing & all I have is Salad! WTF!?” — Real Housewives of D.C. Stylist Paul Wharton.

Baier Vomit

“Good morning! Happy Black Friday. Are you shopping today? My wife, Amy, says she might try – I’ll be with our boys far away from the mall!” — FNC’s Bret Baier.

Ambien Adventures

“If you take Ambien and forget to stop and go to sleep, it actually makes you stay more awake. Kinda crazy, eh? 730A & I’m still up.” — Elizabeth Lauten (a.k.a. DCGOPGirl and CNN iReporter) on the day after Thanksgiving.

Important Q to Ponder: “Possibly stupid cooking question: Can I use whiskey bourbon (Crown) in a savory recipe that calls for bourbon?” — Conservative writer and blogger Lisa De Pasquale.

One Bureau Chief has stroke of good luck and another warns journos about sobriety checkpoint…

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Quotes of the Day

Words to Live By: Ever Heard of Google?

“I don’t know about you guys, but every time b4 I report an ‘exclusive’ I’m all up in Google News making sure that it actually is one.” — Capital NY’s Joe Pompeo.

Scribe unnerved by first gray hair

“Fear I have just discovered my first gray hair. Not cool.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake.

Text sent to us Wednesday: “Now that I know who Ezra Klein is, I see him all the time and he is soooo annoying.” Oh, Ezzy, don’t even listen. Person is just jealous! (Not really, but isn’t that what everyone says when someone’s TV personality gets knocked?)

Healthcare vote lacks drama

“The drama seems to be lacking in this health care repeal vote. Maybe they should have held off until Christmas Eve to build tension.” — NYT Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Carl Hulse.

Journo is anti-Slurpee

“Stopped by 7-11 on way @FLOC_DC. Kids being encouraged by parents to fill up slurpees over&over again (free slurpee day). Humanity, doomed.” — Catherine Andrews, Director of Digital Content at Home Front Communications and former editor of Washingtonian.com.

Dirty newsroom banter

“O/H in the newsroom, coworker asking about poker strategy: ‘what does it mean when old men nut on me?’ ‘that’s not poker.’” — Roll Call HOH writer Neda Semnani.

The Observer

“Ah Cavuto explains the weird sound in background was from a ‘generator.’ what is it with Cavuto and interviews with background noise?” — ABC News reporter Matt Negrin on FNC’s Neil Cavuto.

Left & Right Media Wars

“Oh, and if you’re wondering how this story would be covered if Jackson were a Republican? You already know how this story would be covered if Jackson were a Republican.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher in a post about Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.‘s (D-Ill.) whereabouts. Interestingly enough, this appears to make little sense. When you search “Where in the World is Jesse Jackson Jr.”, some 19,000 hits come up. It appears all sides are covering the congressman. Relentlessly.

Fish Poll Results: Last week we asked you to choose how best to get through a hot summer slow news day. Coming in at 26.66 percent: Michelle Fields‘ TV cleavage. “Watch the heat index shoot up as Daily Caller reporter Michelle Fields’ cleavage plunges down.” Two answers received second-place status at 23.4 percent. 1. “Tally the number of times FNC’s Bret Baier tweets about his son’s summer activities.” 2. “Create a shade chart to measure how sunburned MSNBC’s Chris Matthews‘ face gets.”

Mathis to Washingtonian, Wescott to Politico

It’s the new in thing to announce job changes on Twitter.

Earlier today Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff announced the news that Sommer Mathis, formerly of the website formerly known as TBD, is moving over to Washingtonian. In other former TBD news, Jay Wescott, staff photographer, announced his own news that he’s going to work for Politico.

Graff tweeted earlier today: “I’m excited to say @sommermathis will be joining @washingtonian, the 2nd @DCist editor we’ve had lead our site (1st was @candrews).” (He was referring to Catherine Andrews, who is now Senior Digital Media Manager at Home Front Communications.)

Mathis is going to take the weekend to unwind. “And now, off for a celebratory long weekend at a fancy spa! See you next week when I’ll be 1000% more relaxed,” she wrote some four hours ago on Twitter.

Congratulations Sommer and Jay!

Morning Reading List, 08.18.08

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Good morning Washington.

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 08.13.08


Good morning Washington.

Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below.

We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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Hottest Media Types: Friday Morning

hottestmedia.gif We ran into a bunch of FishbowlDC hotties (Hulse, Verdugo, Kucinich, Pietras, Friere, Stanton, etc.) at last night’s DCI Group party and, boy, were their fingers tired. Why? Because over 280,000 votes have been cast in this year’s contest (you can vote as often as you’d like, so go ahead and rock the vote).

We’ve got a new leader in the Male, On Air category (and could Chuck Todd pull off a comeback?!?),

The current leaders in each category are…

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Hottest Media Comments

hottestmedia.gifOn various blogs, people are chiming in on FishbowlDC’s Hottest Media Contest. See the Word Battles after the jump…

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Taking Out The Trash, 03.02.07

  • Leading today’s caption contest so far is “Wait… I keep getting this wrong – so first you mix in the polonium, then the sugar?”

  • From Pew’s Weekly News Interest Index: “Iraq remained the top news story last week, both in terms of public interest and news coverage. Anna Nicole Smith’s death and the bizarre aftermath continued to attract a distinct yet devoted audience. In spite of the fact that most Americans think Smith’s death has been over-covered, the core audience for the story gives the press high marks for its coverage. Other top stories of the week included the 2008 presidential campaign, mounting tensions between the U.S. and Iran, conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the rescue of three climbers from Oregon’s Mt. Hood.”

  • An ABC release announced that “World News with Charles Gibson” won the February sweeps among viewers and adults 25-54. This is the first across the board sweeps win for ABC since 1996.

  • Voice of America is hiring an executive editor.

  • After getting in their digs at the Washingtonian by saying “Washingtonian joins the 21st century,” DCist gives a plug for alumna Catherine Andrews and the new Washingtonian blogs, calling them “largely interesting reading.”

  • A reader writes in saying that “This tipster is just whining: Go take a survey of how many women are WH correspondents. CNN had an all female WH team (still might), ABC’s lead and #2 are women (Raddatz and Yellin), and then there’s Norah O’Donnell and the incoming head of the White House Correspondents Association is a woman (Ann Compton, ABC Radio). That’s just off the top of my head. I’m sure there are lots of others.”

  • Do leap years have a special meaning for reporters?

  • Washington Business Journal reports, “AOL has found a new CFO, snatching an executive from parent company Time Warner.” Nisha Kumar, vice president of operations at New York-based Time Warner, will serve as the CFO at Dulles-based AOL.

  • C-SPAN2′s Book TV is airing on Saturday Arthur Schlesinger, Jr’s last television interview conducted with Book TV last week in New York City. The show will air at 8:25 a.m. and 9 p.m.

  • Dan Gerstein thinks it ain’t no thing that he “used The Politico as a platform partly to settle the old scores of — and to advance the current agenda of — a paying client, but without mentioning the ‘paying’ part.”

  • A huge discussion taking place in the comments section of Arianna Huffington’s post, “Limbaugh, Hannity, and the Right’s Faux Fury Over Anonymous Comments.”

  • Newsweek’s Richard Wolffe and Holly Bailey look into the “senior administration official,” concluding that while “Most reporters would prefer never to quote a White House official on background. But that means never getting anything out of most White House officials.”

  • Slate’s Timothy Noah rescued himself from Wikipedia obscurity.

  • Hugh Hewitt points to the Politico as more than a paper, but as a substitute for other paper’s D.C. bureaus.

  • CJR Daily gives James Taranto “a history lesson on of digital death threats.”

  • E&P reports that Salon’s Mark Benjamin says he beat the Washington Post to the punch on the Walter Reed story. “Reportedly, he has sent Priest links to his articles — which covered a wide range of issues at Walter Reed — and also contacted Post media critic Howard Kurtz.”

  • Eric Boehlert on TNR’s new owner.

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