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Afternoon Lede Check – 6.25.14

Justices rule against Aereo in broadcast fight. Boehner: House will sue Obama. Singer Chris Brown rejects D.C. plea deal in assault case.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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Politico Reporter Engages in Twitter Lashing With Chris Brown Fan

Over the weekend Politico congressional reporter Jake Sherman found himself fighting with a male fan of R&B singer/female puncher Chris Brown. So he did what any self-respecting journalist would, and tried to educate him.

A lot has been written about the recent Twitter feud between comedy writer Jenny Johnson and Brown. The singer launched a series of expletive-laden tweets directed at Johnson, which resulted in the deactivation of his Twitter account. HuffPost has compiled all of his tweets here.

In the middle of this Clash of the Twitter Titans, fans of both parties began talking trash. Among them was Sherman, who wrote, “Not surprised @chrisbrown said something disgusting to a woman on Twitter. The guy is complete scum. No one should support his endeavors.”

As they say, haters gonna hate, and Sherman got his share after that remark… Read more

Roland on Rihanna, Chris Brown Love: MYOB

Over the long holiday weekend, CNN Contributor and Washington Watch’s Roland Martin defended the rumored reunion of Rihanna and Chris Brown. Brown beat Rihanna to a pulp in 2009, for which he publicly apologized. In the incident, Rihanna told police that Brown punched her and bit her.

“I’ve only met @chrisbrown & @rihanna once,” Martin opined on Twitter. “I only hope they have healed internally, have matured & learned how to love in a healthy way. But somebody needs to say that their relationship ain’t nobody’s business but that of @rihanna and@chrisbrown. So live healthy & whole!”

Martin took flack for his stance, but didn’t back down.

‘America’s Most Wanted’ on Rocks: From Most Wanted to Hope Wanted

AmericasMostWanted.jpg FOX’s “America’s Most Wanted,” based in Bethesda, is in a troubled state of affairs – and not because of the fugitives and outlaw motorcycle gangs they search for, but because of layoffs. As of late, the show has laid off an approximate 30 percent of their staff, including the entire LA-based West Coast Bureau.

Avery Mann, director of publicity based in Bethesda, lost both his deputies, Geri West and Nicole Cates. Mann did not return an e-mail request for comment. Mann’s voice mail says he prefers e-mail requests for comment.

Some 30-year reporters and producers (including West Coast Bureau Chief Van King) are out of work as a result. One staffer (still employed there) called it a “blood bath” while another producer, still employed, says they have no idea how they’re going to get the show on the air each week.

Roughly a dozen on and off-air staffers resigned on their own accord in the last year (including Quinn & Gillespie’s Chris Brown and Fox News/HLN commentator Michelle Sigona).

This latest round of losses adds 20 staffers to the roster.

The backstory…

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WL’s Passport to Peru

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L: Lee Brenner and Kevin Chaffee R: Pisco Sours

Washington Life Executive Editor Michael Clements held court at the Textile Museum last night for Washington Life’s “Best of Peru” party. The event, featuring Peruvian travel destinations, alpaca fashion, native delicacies and home decor ideas was the perfect venue for a Pisco Sour Mix-off.

While seven of the area’s top mixologists created their versions of the famed Peruvian potion, media types such as Pamela’s Punch blogger Pamela Sorensen, Allison Priebe Brooks,Lee Brenner, CBS’ Christine Delargy, Washington Life’s Kevin Chaffee, QGA’s Chris Brown, Brendan Kownacki and Kimball Stroud mingled under the tent to the beat of the band.
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Heather Guay, Christine Delargy, Allison Priebe Brooks, Pamela Sorenson

Your Daily “Suspicious Package” Post

Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy, Glenn Ballard, CBS producer Rob Hendin, Quinn Gillespie’s Chris Brown, Mark Paustenbach, RNC’s Doug Heye, Daily Caller’s Moira Bagley, Ben Clark, Urban Daddy’s Jeff Dufour, Qorvis’ Seth Pietras and others gathered to listen to “Suspicious Package” at Glover Park’s Gin and Tonic on Friday night. While most of SP’s roadies called it a wrap when the band finished around 11pm, a few of these folks were caught shamelessly, solid-gold dancing at Smith Point hours later. You know who you are.

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Band: Tim Burger, Christina Sevilla, Tom Toles, Bryan Greene and Josh Meyer

ABC News Awarding “Bernies” to Naughty Newsmakers

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On December 30, ABC News will present “Bernies” to the worst-behaved newsmakers of 2009 during a special year-end broadcast of Nightline. This is the network’s first annual presentation of the awards, named after convicted conman Bernard Madoff.

Winners in four categories — politicians, moneymen, stars & wannabes and sick & twisted will be determined via polls on ABCNews.com.

With nominees like John Edwards, the Salahis, Tiger Woods, Blago and David Letterman, there really are no wrong answers. To cast your vote for the “Bernies,” visit ABCNews.com.

Quinn, Gillespie & Associates Ring in the Holiday Season in Style


VandeHei, Stoddard, Allen, Quinn and kiddies.

Last night was a big night for holiday parties – the Brunswick Group held court at L2, Scene Bisnow celebrated at Public Bar but the evening’s big ticket event was hosted by Quinn, Gillespie & Associates on the roof of the new W Hotel.

Complete with ice sculptures, a snow machine, a snow globe bar, DJ Chris Burns and a jazz quartet, the party drew big names from the political and media worlds, including Rep. Steny Hoyer and Fox News’ Brit Hume.

Clinton White House counsel and QGA Chairman Jack Quinn welcomed to his scenic bash, a glam bipartisan guest list — Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) mingled with former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) and former Sen. John Warner (R-VA). And hostess with the most-ess Susanna Quinn dazzled in a gold cocktail dress.

Media noteables: Fox News’ Bret Baier and Amy Baier, CNN’s Ed Henry, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Libby Leist and Betsy Fischer, Tammy Haddad, Politico in full-force- Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Kim Kingsley, Jonathan Martin, Anne Schroeder Mullins, Patrick Gavin and Kiki Ryan, John McCaslin, Google’s Craig Walker, Peter Cherukuri, ABC’s Emily Lenzner, Polson Kanneth and Courtney Cohen, WaPo‘s Amy Argetsinger, Roll Call‘s Jackie Kucinich, The Hill‘s A.B. Stoddard, Jared Allen and Christina Wilkie, CongressDaily‘s Erin McPike, Chris Brown, Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly, Politics Daily’s Emily Miller, Yeas and Nays’ Tara Palmeri, Elizabeth Thorp, Jayne Sandman, UrbanDaddy’s Jeff Dufour, Tim Burger, Kimball Stroud and Todd Flournoy.


Quinn does an interview with WashingtonPost.com.

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Believe in “Brag Book!” Brendan Does.

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Brag Book alum Brendan Kownacki with America’s Most Wanted Managing Editor Chris Brown at mediabistro’s November mixer last night.

Let the real bragging begin! About a month ago, FishbowlDC started a feature called “Brag Book,” an abbreviated FBDC interview where friends of the “Bowl” can offer up some of their accomplishments and a little personal info to help them a land a new gig.

Last night at mediabistro’s mixer, we ran into October 1st “Brag Book” alum Brendan Kownacki who had some good news to share. Apparently Kownacki’s post garnered the attention of a company called Spectrum where he was hired as a senior digital strategist.

Congrats to Brendan and a tip of our hat to Spectrum!

If you’re interested in being featured in Brag Book, hit us up at fishbowlDC@mediabistro.com.

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Kownacki hooked us up with his new card. Sweet!