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Haddad Hosts Annual WHCD Brunch

This was the scene at Tammy Haddad‘s annual pre-WHCD garden brunch. Who wasn’t there?

To name a few we saw… John King, Dana Bash, David Gregory, Luke Russert, Betsy Fischer, Mary Matalin, Ed Shultz, Maureen Orth, Jon Meacham, Savannah Guthrie, Arianna Huffington, Mika Brzezinski, Andrea Mitchell, Jeff Zeleny, Erin McPike, Patrick Gavin, Ana Marie Cox (who we overheard say she has more followers on Twitter than watch “Morning Joe”), and on and on…

Celebs-wise: Christian Slater, Val Kilmer, Chace Crawford, Matthew Settle, Matthew Modine and Tim Daly.

Also Captain Richard Phillips, Janet Napolitano and Todd Palin, being walked around by Fox’s Greta Van Susteren.

Honorary co-hosts Susan Axelrod and Ann Curry made some remarks and Haddad led the crowd in a mass “Happy Mother’s Day” Twitter.


Matt and Tammy Haddad.

More pics after the jump…

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Journos Gather at Ritz for RTNDF First Amendment Dinner

Last night was the First Amendment Awards Dinner at the Ritz Carlton, the 19th annual hosted by RTNDF.

The dinner was emceed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who started by thanking his wife Kathleen (away on a skiing trip), his “ambassador to the human race.” He also thanked Rod Blagojevich, Sen. Roland Burris and Rahm Emanuel for producing numbers for Hardball and MSNBC. (A dinner guest points out to us that Matthews was still wearing his Hardball makeup.)

CNN’s Jack Womack presented the first award of the evening to colleague Susan Grant, the First Amendment Service Award. Grant joked she was sure “the board had run out of deserving journalists.”

ABC’s Charlie Gibson and Sam Donaldson brought a comedy act to present the Leonard Zeidenberg Award to Cokie Roberts. Some of their back-and-forth… Charlie: “Get your hands off me… I’m somewhat perturbed I have to share the podium with Sam.” Sam: “Women like older men- that’s me,” and Charlie: “Much older.”

Donaldson introduced a story about Roberts saying, “you can check this story, though I wouldn’t, it’s a good story,” to which Gibson replied, “like most of Sam’s stories.” Donaldson went on to tell about the time on the This Week with David Brinkey that John Tower asked what a womanizer was and Cokie looked at him and said, “I think most women know it when they see it, Senator.”

At her last dinner, RTNDF President Barbara Cochran honored the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with a special award, which was accepted by Alberto Ibarguen. To much applause, Cochran called prompt freeing of detained journalist Roxana Saberi in Iran.

And the last award of the evening was presented to Google’s Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt by PBS’s Judy Woodruff, as the whole room pondered, what would we do without Google?

In attendance: Dana Perino, CNN’s newly acquired State of the Union EP Michelle Jaconi, sitting next to Gloria Borger, who received a warm hello from Linda Douglass, Rome Hartman deep in conversation with Sam Donaldson at the cocktail hour, Mike Allen blackberrying away outside the Ritz, Lara Logan back from maternity leave, Google’s Bob Boorstin, Mark Whitaker with new deputy bureau chief Antoine Sanfuentes, David Bass, Emily Heil, Karen Travers and so on.

Morning Reading List, 08.08.08

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Good morning Washington.

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Morning Reading List, 01.22.08

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Good morning Washington. Eleven years ago today, the Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as secretary of state. And it’s Diane Lane’s birthday! (Hat Tip: MicCheckRadio).

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A Dinner For Judith

mediajudy.jpgBloomberg’s P.R. Expert (and White House Correspondents’ Association dinner After Party hostess) Judith Czelusniak literally and barely blew into town on the tail of yesterday’s nasty thunderstorm for meetings with the producers of Bloomberg TV’s Money and Politics (which had Barney Frank and the Rob Portman on last night and has previously had Rudy Giuliani, Lamar Alexander, and Hillary Clinton on…but never Mike Bloomberg?!?)

More important, Czelusniak almost missed an uber-vibrant dinner in her honor at the Palm….including usual suspects and friends Mike Allen, Hope and David Bass, Tim Burger, Rebecca Christie, Tucker Carlson, Shridar Pappu, Patrick Gavin, Chris Berry, Edie Emery, Anne Schroeder, Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, Amy Argetsinger, Garrett Graff (it’s his birthday today…we swear the to-be author is still like 22 or something…)John McCaslin, Anne Schroeder and Janet Donovan.

Attendance being high, the Palm’s largest roundtop was expanded throughout the evening with tables ripped from the wall to create the soon to be famous and infinitely expandable “Banjo Formation”.

Sorry we don’t have pictures.

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A Dinner With Andrew Ferguson

The latest issue of Capitol File features an interview with The Weekly Standard’s Andrew Ferguson (author of the new book, “The Land of Lincoln“), conducted by Qorvis’ David Bass. In ther interview, we learn that Ferguson’s next book will be about the Beatles in America.

See the .pdfhere.

To Do

Some journalists can rock out. Others have their cousins do it for them.

Sophia Bass, the (hot) Uber-talented cousin of Qorvis Managing Director, talking head, Cap File Contributing Editor David Bass holds her CD debut (“Step into my Dream”) this Saturday evening (9pm) at Jammin Java.

And she’ll be introduced by Patch Adams!

(David Bass may or may not have gently prodded us to run this)

Morning Reading List, 04.30.07

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  • Eggs are the preferred breakfast food of D.C. journos.

  • Mother Jones on the Washington Times’ gala.

  • A reader has beef with WJLA:

      Their webpage is a mess with three gazillion things trying to load at once, including live video/audio and such. Even though I’ve closed all my browsers there’s a live audio stream from some sort of weather report that is still playing on my computer, just in tiny stuttered stops. Is this some evil scheme by Allbritton? What a sh*tty website … And now, its ghosts are living in my computer.

      “Temperatures will be in the … Have a great … have a grr … have a grr … have a grea … have a great day.”

  • Northern Virginia Daily is looking for a General assignment reporter.
  • The (Annapolis) Capital is seeking Education Reporter.

  • It’s Moyers v. Kristol over Vietnam.

  • Deb Howell on “Falling Short On Fairness.”

  • PBS Newshour is looking for Broadcast Desk Assistants.

  • The Center for Community Change is looking for a Writer.

  • Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. is looking for a Senior Associate Editor.

  • “The Blacksburg tragedy dominated the cable and radio talk airwaves last week as no other story has all year, according to PEJ’s Talk Show Index for April 15-20. The horrific slaughter consumed 63% of the airtime, narrowly eclipsing talk host’s Don Imus firing, which accounted for 61% of the talk menu the week before.”

  • Is David Bass keeping David Corn in check? Check out the Corn & Miniter Show on Pajamas Media.

  • A tipster writes in, “LateNightShots.com = SocialiteRank.com on crack. Take note. It already exists in DC.”

  • Cousin TVNewser reports, “More than 2.2 million people watch the first 2008 presidential candidate debate on MSNBC Thursday evening.”

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  • Morning Reading List, 04.25.07

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  • Not everyone is a fan of Sanjaya, or at least you’re not bummed that you didn’t get a picture with him to show your mom.

  • David Bass and David Corn duke it out for Pajamas Media.

  • The Washington Post is looking for a market research manager for advertising research.

  • A DC-Based Communications Firm is looking for a Junior Writer.

  • The Saudi Press Agency is seeking a Reporter.

  • Voice of America is seeking a News Division/writer.

  • Smithsonian Magazine is looking for a Prepress Manager.

  • Air & Space Magazine is looking for an editorial intern.

  • Cox, Matthews and Associates is seeking a higher ed reporter.

  • Community Associations Institute is seeking an Editor.

  • The Baltimore Examiner is looking for a General Assignment News Reporter.

  • The Baltimore Sun is looking for a News Producer.

  • An “investment-oriented trade association seeks talented staff writer for bi-monthly, award-winning magazine.”

  • Josh Rogin is the new staff writer covering defense for Congressional Quarterly.

  • TVNewser tells us that John Gibson, “Thinks I’m A Pubescent Rejectionist.” Turns out noticing quote marks is very important.

  • Harry Shearer told DCRTV he wants WAMU to carry “Le Show.”

  • A reader writes in about this: “though The Week’s online only issue with the gun is dated April 20, The Economist’s cover actually came out first. While The Economist has an issue date of April 21, the cover went live on their website on Thursday April 19 at 1 pm.”

  • in one reader’s opinion, “TMZDC should hire Karen Feld. She’s great.”

  • Fortune magazine’s “new list of the 500 largest publicly traded companies includes 12 Washington-area employers,” including Gannett at number 302.

  • Byron York has “The Real Story” on Karl Rove, Laurie David and Sheryl Crow.

  • PEJ News Coverage Index for the week of April 15-20 shows “Campus Rampage is 2007′s Biggest Story By Far.”

  • His Extremeness announced, “In the White House Correspondents Association Dinner funny battle between David Letterman and Rich Little, who gets the Web 2.0 version of the People’s Choice Award — the prize for the bigger YouTube popularity? It’s Letterman, by a wide margin.”

  • Mike and Chris Wallace were on stage at Lowell Memorial Auditorium for Middlesex Community College’s ninth annual Celebrity Forum yesterday, dubbed this year, “60 minutes with Mike and Chris Wallace.” The format featured “two of broadcast journalism’s toughest interviewers swapping questions, followed by questions from the audience.”

  • From GMU Professor Karen Bune: “Daniel Rosenbaum came to my GMU victimology class Monday night — during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (422-4/28)and the class paid tribute to his family and the loss of his father from a brutal crime. He was presented a gift by the professor on behalf of the entire class and Daniel seemed deeply touched. He indicated it meant alot to get something like this from people he didn’t know. There was mutual benefit — the students obtained a better understanding of the impact of homicide victimization and the effect on survivors and Mr.Rosenbaum realizes that there are students who are actually studying victimization in anticipation of working in the field and making a positive difference. It was a rewarding evening for all.”

  • A tipster writes in, “Excerpt from the Wrong Stuff. What repelled Wilkes — and others invited to the parties — was both the water Cunningham put in the hot tub and the congressman’s penchant for using it while naked even if everybody else at the party was clothed. Cunningham used water siphoned directly from the polluted Potomac River and never changed it out during the season. ‘Wilkes thought it was unbelievably dirty and joked if you got in there that it would leave a dark water line on your chest,’ said one person familiar with the parties. ‘The water was so gross that very few people were willing to get into the hot tub other than Duke and his paramour.’”

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  • Corn v. Bass

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    Over at Pajamas Media, The Nation’s David Corn and Qorvis Communications’ David Bass chat about Iraq and politics.

    Why this wasn’t filmed at the Palm, we’ll never know…

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