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Human Events Publisher’s Wife to Groom Dogs

The annual Fashion For Paws benefit is two months away and Joe Guerriero, publisher of Human Events, really wants people to attend. Not for him, but for his wife, who will be primping and prepping the dogs backstage.

“I never do this type of stuff, but as many of you know, my wife Jenn is an avid dog lover and dog trainer,” Guerriero wrote this morning in an email blast to a handful of media types, including FishbowlDC. “Last night she strong-armed me into reaching out to some folks I know in hopes there might be some dog lovers among you.”

Later in the email Guerriero urges recipients and their friends to purchase tickets to the event and explains that until last year, he wasn’t aware “that the show brought out a veritable ‘who’s who’ D.C. crowd.”

Noteworthy names CCd on the email include… Read more

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NYP Names Washington Bureau Chief

Geoff Earle has been named the new Washington Bureau Chief of the New York Post.  He succeeds Charles Hurt, who succeeded Deborah Orin.

Earle did tours at CQ, CongressDaily, and The Hill before joining the Post in 2005.

Congratulations to Earle!

Sunday Show Wrap-Up: Obama-Rama

Embedded video from CNN Video

• Above, on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” yesterday, Howard Kurtz discussed, among other topics, President Obama’s five-Sunday-show-blitz with WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza, conservative commentator Amy Holmes and St. Petersburg TimesEric Deggans.

• More from Kurtz in WaPo‘s Media Notes “Saturation Sunday“: “”Anytime is a good time to interview the president,” says “Meet the Press” host David Gregory. “We’re here to get news,” says “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer. But sharing the same guest — even the world’s top newsmaker — makes it harder for them to distinguish their programs.”

Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik‘s Z on TV “President Obama: A weak Sunday TV blitz

NYT‘s Alessandra Stanley‘s The TV Watch “For President, Five Programs, One Message

NYPost‘s Charles HurtOn-the-air prez seems like endless ‘infomercial’“: “During his first eight months in office, President Obama has sat down for three times as many television interviews as his most recent two predecessors combined.”

• Mediaite: “How Rude! President Obama’s Favorite Four-Letter Word To Describe The Media

• Also from Mediaite: “Obama’s Magical Media Tour: Who Had The Best Interview?” (Spoiler: Steve Krakauer says CNN’s John King.)

WSJ‘s Peggy Noonan called President Obama’s Sunday show blitz “boorish” in a roundtable discussion on ABC’s “This Week.” “He’s doing it because he can,” the former speechwriter told host George Stephanopoulos. “The media environment allows a modern leader to be something subtly damaging, and that is boorish. They get their face in your face every day all the time. It’s boorish and it makes people not lean toward you but lean away from you, no matter what the merits of the issue.” (h/t HuffPost)

• A few lighter moments on the Sunday talk show circuit… just before Tom DeLay‘s debut tonight on “Dancing with the Stars,” Gregory asked House Minority Leader John Boehner whether he has a future on that show. Boehner replied, “I’ll pass.” And on CNN, “State of the Union” anchor King played a clip of James Carville getting spoofed on Thursday’s SNL. Weekend Update called the CNN Democratic strategist “skeletor,” and his wife, CNN Republican strategist Mary Matalin came to his defense- “I love this look.”

• Also, this Sunday CNN aired a response to Fox News’ print ad in newspapers Friday. CNN’s response ad says “Fox News, Distorting not Reporting.” Check out Fox News’ print ad and CNN’s video ad (via Media Matters) after the jump…

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This Week In Pool Reports

This week, the motorcade has some technical issues, POTUS is victim to an unfortunate seating arrangement and Politico makes a rare pool appearance.

  • “The White House Scottish terriers Barney and Miss Beazley were sitting on a sunny South Lawn chewing on something when the pool was led into the Rose Garden access corridor to the Oval Office.” — Bartholomew Sullivan, Scripps Howard News Service

  • “After his remarks, POTUS did not take questions. However, when asked if he was any closer to finishing the stimulus package, POTUS offered a wink in the direction of the questioner and slight smile.” — Daniel W. Reilly, Politico

  • “Not much to add to the president’s brief statement at the top of his meeting with Congressional leaders. He took no questions and replied rather firmly, ‘Thank you all’ when one was shouted about how quickly an agreement needed to be done to be effective. He sat between Pelosi and Reid. When the president spoke of the legislative body not being the most orderly, Pelosi raised her eyebrows in mock surprise, and said something to Boehner at her side that was inaudible. The president went on to say that the leaders were committed to getting an agreement and would do so quickly.” — Steven Lee Myers, New York Times

  • “They walked over to a group of elementary school-aged kids during story time. Wrapping up, the reader asked the kids how they could make the world a better place. With the throng of us gathered around, the kids remained silent. ‘Love your neighbor,’ President Bush volunteered eagerly. The reader nodded approvingly.” — Charles Hurt, New York Post

  • “The motorcade left the White House grounds at about 8 am. and the ride was uneventful for the President. POTUS arrived at Fort Belvoir at about 8:20 am. (The package was without Press One for most of the ride out. The van pulled over on 14th St. between the mall and the bridge. Passengers said they felt a thumping and it turns out there was ‘a hunk of metal’ in the right rear tire, as one photographer explained. The motor pool dispatched a replacement van, and Press One rejoined Press Two at 8:42 am. at Fort Belvoir, in time for coffee). Per usual, your pool did not see POTUS or the peloton on the course. They rode for about 1 hour, 45 minutes while pool held at a coffee shop.” — Kenneth R. Bazinet, Daily News

  • “Bush greeted, shook hands and posed for pictures with workers throughout the facility, and used ‘hola’ to greet the numerous Hispanic workers. At the conclusion of the tour, Bush delivered his remarks on the need for an economic stimulus package, and admiring the ‘Stander,’ asked Wright to ‘crank this sucker up.’ After receiving a demonstration from Wright, Bush took the reigns, going forwards and backwards on the ‘Stander’ while waving to the press corps. Bush called it a ‘fine looking machine.’ The motorcade departed the factory at 2:13 p.m., driving through Frederick (past a woman with a life-size cutout of Bush), and departed for Washington at 2:29 p.m., arriving at the White House at 2:51.” — Andy Leonatti, CongressDaily