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WaPo Reports First; HuffPost Has the Flier

HuffPost posts the “somewhat juvenile” flier (below) placed on several chairs of all Dems in the House Chamber Sunday night in an accompanying story by Sam Stein. WaPo’s Dana Milbank reported news of the flier’s existence in his sketch today. He wrote: “Inside the House chamber, Republicans placed on Democrats’ chairs photos of the Democratic lawmakers who lost their jobs in 1994.”


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WaPo’s Milbank Dubs Bunning “The Screwball”

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It’s the summer of Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) — oh, that’s right, it’s still winter. Thank God for Bunning in any season. WaPo’s Dana Milbank continues the Bunning saga with a sketch today about the 78-year-old senator’s possibly “crazy” ways. There is no mincing of words, no official diagnosis, but for Bunning, this kind of press can’t be helpful.

An excerpt:
“He said his opponent looked like one of Saddam Hussein’s sons. He suggested that he and his wife had been roughed up by ‘little green doctors’ at a political picnic. He refused to debate in person, instead doing so by teleconference from Republican National Committee offices in Washington, where he used a teleprompter.

Just over a year ago, Bunning resumed his erratic form when he predicted in public that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would probably be dead from pancreatic cancer within nine months.”

Read the full story here.

Sunday Show Preview: 02.28.10

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NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), WH Director of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), President and CEO of National Urban League Marc Morial, BBC’s Katy Kay and Atlantic Media’s Ron Brownstein.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Politico’s Jim Vandehei

ABC’s This Week: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), NYT’s Paul Krugman, ABC’s George Will, Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.

CNN’s State of the Union (with Candy Crowley now): Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Fox News’ Fox News Sunday: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a panel with Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney and NPR’s Juan Williams.

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: WaPo’s Dana Milbank, David Frum of FrumForum.com, The Nation’s Katrina Van Heuvel, ABC News’ Brian Ross, Fred Francis.

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: John Dickerson of SLATE Magazine and CBS News, TIME’s Karen Tumulty, WSJ’s Naftali Bendavid, David Shepardson of The Detroit News

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: The Soros Foundation’s George Soros, Columbia University’s Simon Schama, FT’s Lionel Barber

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell, Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius, TIME Assistant Managing Editor Michael Duffy, Washington Post Columnist Kathleen Parker

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Bloomberg’s Mike Firn, Lizzie O’Leary, Julianna Goldman, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne.

CNN’s Amanpour: Ehud Barak, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense

C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Sunday at 10:00 AM / 6:00 PM
This week’s guest is George Miller (D-Calif.). Guest reporters are Perry Bacon of WaPo & Steven Dennis of Roll Call.

We’ll update as we get ‘em.

Fishbowl5 With Dana Milbank, The Beggar

dana-milbank.jpgFishbowlDC caught up with WaPo’s Dana Milbank today in view of his new op-ed column this Sunday.

Will you still be writing “Sketches”?
Yes, though probably one fewer each week. I have promised not to cut back on my mentions of Roland Burris.

How did this opportunity come about? Did the bosses come to you or you to them? There is a worn-out patch of carpet outside Fred Hiatt’s door where I spent the last few months on my knees begging.

Have you always wanted to go in this direction and did you anticipate it? I had originally planned to beg outside of Hiatt’s office for only 30 days. The 90-day begging period was unanticipated but very rewarding.

Will your opinions be serious-minded unlike some of your sketches (not that everything isn’t serious of course)? Will that be a huge shift for you? I think the serious/funny tradeoff is a false choice. It is possible to do journalism on very serious topics while wearing a sandwich board.

How did you get your start in Journalism and what was your first job in the profession? As a college sophomore, my euphonium was stolen from the band room. I used the insurance money to buy a Mac and joined the college newspaper.

WaPo’s Milbank to Write Sunday Op-ed Column

This Sunday WaPo’s Dana Milbank, long known for his “Sketch” column, will take on a very different role with a new column for the op-ed page.

Milbank has written on everything from President Obama’s stand on the “Under-Bomber” to sleep deprived, “punch drunk” senators to a more sobering “Kennedy is gone – but not forgotten” piece. He also has no problem hanging out with PETA’s bikini-clad protesters in the park, as evidenced by his video sketch earlier this week.

Milbank has worked for The Washington Post since 2000. He has worked for The New Republic and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of two books, Homo Politicus and Smashmouth.

Milbank and the Lettuce Ladies

WaPo’s Dana Milbank takes vegetarian PETA ladies in green bikinis to a new level with a video released late last night.

Stop whatever you’re doing because it’s not going to be nearly as important as watching Milbank chat up the PETA dames dressed in skimpy green bikinis outside in the shivering cold for his “Sketch” video.

Milbank tries to buy the vegetarian ladies lunch — meaty Whoppers from Burger King, naturally. He, too, practices protesting by wearing a Burger King crown and covering himself in newspaper — a statement against people getting news over the Internet, he says.

Watch for WSJ’s Jonathan Weisman’s (fully clothed) cameo.

WaPo’s Milbank as Santa Claus

santa-9.jpeg WaPo’s Dana Milbank manages to play a relatively serious Santa while chatting with Pulitzer Prize-winning Post Columnist Steve Pearlstein save for the big belly patting and pulling on his beard — traditional Claus moves.

No, Milbank doesn’t look remotely like our Santa here. But we’ll give it to him, he plays a mean Santa in his own right.

See the Milbank Santa show here.

Dana Milbank Attempts a Salahi… Hilarity Ensues.

Somehow WaPo‘s Dana Milbank wasn’t invited to last night’s White House press holiday party, but he still managed to get the money shot with the President and First Lady… only at Madame Tussaud’s. Deputy funny-man Josh Earnest even suggests wearing a red sari.

Another attempt tonight, Milbank?

Will the Real Chamber of Commerce Please Stand Up?

There’s video today of the faux Chamber of Commerce presser at the National Press Club yesterday, which fooled several news outlets, including CNBC and FBN.

The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum impersonated a spokesperson, until interrupted and stopped by the Chamber’s actual spokesman and communications director Eric Wohlschlegel.

The Yes Men, a left-leaning activist group that frequently impersonates officials from organizations they oppose, told Politico to expect more stunts. (h/t Calderone)

WaPo‘s Dana Milbank weighs in: “Live, but not real. Four days earlier, it was the Balloon Boy, who, it later turned out, was not trapped on a runaway dirigible over Colorado. A month earlier, on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, cable news outlets broadcast alarms about a possible terrorist strike on the Potomac River near the Pentagon; it turned out to be a Coast Guard drill. On Monday, it was the Chamber of Commerce’s turn to enter the instant-news chamber of horrors.”

WaPo‘s “America’s Next Great Pundit”

No, Simon Cowell isn’t coming to DC, but WaPo is launching a fit-for-Washington version of “American Idol,” “America’s Next Great Pundit.”

Could you be the next Dana Milbank or Eugene Robinson? Starting today through October 21st, WaPo is taking submissions- ten of which will then compete in “rounds of challenges testing the skills a modern pundit must possess,” including writing on deadline, appearing on video, and fielding questions from Post readers.

The final prize is a 13-week column to appear in print and/or online, at the rate of $200 per column, totaling $2,600.

This is gonna be fun.

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