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Slate’s Dave Weigel in Aspen: “IT’S SO INTENSE”

What journalists can expect to hear from the W: ‘No comment

“A long, long day of not commenting lies ahead.” — Publicist Barbara Martin, who handles PR for the W Hotel in Washington, in a Thursday morning tweet the morning after a woman fell to her death from the rooftop of the hotel. Details are still emerging, but reports state the woman was drinking and was hanging from the roof before she fell 10 floors.

TV reporter praises Britney

“Reporters spend a lot of time in cars listening to radio. thank god for Britney Spears! 28th” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida in a Wednesday tweet. And in completely unrelated shampoo news about his dog: “Changed puppy ‘Henry James’ shampoo to oatmeal. He stopped scratching the next day. Guess he has a sensitive scalp.”

Is this good news or bad news?

“Just went over 15K tweets. That’s several books’ worth of words.” — Mother Jones‘ Washington Bureau Chief David Corn in a Wednesday tweet.

Bio of the Day

FNC’s Ed Henry: “FOX News Chief White House Correspondent-to-be, Dad, Husband, NY Yankees nut — not necessarily in that order”

Journo strangeness

“I am eating at hotel bar which seems to be having an unannounced reggae and couples-of-reckless-affection convention. For my part I’m talking to the baseball highlights playing on the t.v. People are moving away, as they often do.” — Slate’s John Dickerson in a Wednesday tweet.


“BTW @AlecBaldwin, I too use a profile pic that was accurate 25 pounds ago.” — FakeHowardKurtz in a Wednesday tweet.

Savage lives it up in the East Room

“We can scream and yell and be dicks and wear buttons” and still eat Obama’s cupcakes and drink his champagne, Savage said.” — Raunchy sex advice columnist Dan Savage in a White House Pool Report by Politico‘s Julie Mason on Wednesday night. He attended a pride reception in the East Room of the White House earlier in the day with his husband, Terry Miller.

Obscenely Late But Worth the Wait

“Any idea why my iPhone would be behaving as if I’m pushing buttons when I’m not?” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in an early June tweet.  To which one of our favorites, @FakeJimVandehei replied, “Because you’re drunk.”

Uh oh. Rehab bound?

“Remember when I surpassed 50k tweets earlier this year? I just surpassed 80k. I need an intervention.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin in a Thursday morning tweet.

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An Ed Henry special. The CNN Senior White House Correspondent snapped the above picture on his approach into Dublin.

End of the World Journo Fantasies

“Wonder how many people tonite are in bed, shouting ‘oh my God/oh my God!’ believing they’re doing it for the last time.” — Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn in a weekend tweet.

“Not even the threat of the #rapture can halt my feverish pocket-dialing.” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese in a weekend tweet.

“Wow, we’re really talking about end of days. That in and of itself is weird. In any case, I’m good to go. I went to Baylor.” — Albuquerque Journal D.C. Bureau Chief Michael Coleman in a weekend tweet.

“Doing dishes and cleaning my place. Would really suck if the rapture came and this were my last hours on Earth.” — Washington Examiner op-ed writer Philip Klein in a weekend tweet.

ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper: “Morning dove and baby in tree near ABC News WH N Lawn position.”

Staying on ‘massage’ vs. ‘message’

“At Hamilton commencement. Al Gore is speaking. I’m looking forward to his massage. Oops, I mean message.” — Borowitz Report founder and comedian Andy Borowitz in a weekend tweet referencing Gore’s alleged massage scandal in Portland, Ore. in which a woman said the former Veep groped her and made unwanted sexual advances during a massage. Police never pursued the allegations citing insufficient evidence.

Incest Desk

“@jmartpolitico: RT @BetsyMTP: Paul Ryan tells #MTP that Mitch Daniels called him last night to tell him the news that he was not going to run.” — A couple known for retweeting each other: Politico‘s Jonathan Martin and “MTP” Executive Producer Betsy Fischer.

Reporter duo pulls near all-nighter

“Now, finally, it’s time to go to sleep. glad this didn’t happen on a weeknight, then I’d have to be up in another hour and 45 minutes.” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein in a really early Sunday morning tweet.  Epstein and colleague Maggie Haberman stayed up into the wee hours working on the Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels isn’t running for prez story.

A baiting Chuck Todd?

“Who will Bushies turn their lonely eyes to now with Daniels out? Christie? Ryan? Jeb? Or will they finally choose between Mitt and Pawlenty?” — NBC News’s Chuck Todd in a Sunday morning tweet.

ABC7′s Tschida takes action with troubling hairdo

“This high hair has me taking drastic measures. Getting the chemical treatment NOW!” — ABC7 Reporter Stephen Tschida in a weekend tweet. We reported last week that Tschida was stressing out about his locks that were apparently behaving badly in the humidity.

Why Schwarzenegger wasn’t on WaPo‘s front page

“I think there’s a squeamishness about being considered a serious paper when you do have a story that does have a tabloid feel about it.” — WaPo Reliable Source co-author Amy Argetsinger on her Sunday appearance on CNN “Reliable Sources” discussing why WaPo didn’t put the Arnold Schwarzenegger love child story on the front page. Had it been her call, Argetsinger said the story would have gone on the front page instead of inside in her column.

Overreacting journo

“To whomever made the decision to turn the Guitar Shop in Dupont Circle into a bar: Go f@ck yourself.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a weekend tweet.

Editor has a headache

“Yet another half a day of tribute paid to the migraine gods.” — Reason Magazine Associate Editor Peter Suderman in a weekend tweet.