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Journalism Taken Over by Genius Children

If there is one thing we learned today while covering The Atlantic‘s Economy Summit, it is that most journalists nowadays are precocious, brilliant 12 year olds. Meanwhile, most politicians are 100 year old wind bags. This creates an interesting dynamic when said journalists interview said politicians -it sort of looks like Story Time -or maybe Visiting Time at the nursing home. Exhibit A: David Graham of The Atlantic and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

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The Beast Has Spoken: Howard Kurtz is Out

Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz is parting ways with The Daily Beast.

As of Thursday, Kurtz no longer works there, according to Politico. But wait. Will Kurtz address the issue that led up to this fallout on his Sunday CNN show “Reliable Sources”?

It was a massive blunder the longtime media critic made Wednesday when he wrote in The Beast that NBA player Jason Collins, who recently came out as gay, failed to disclose he was once engaged to a woman. Kurtz said the same thing in a video for The Daily Download, though Collins did, in fact, make clear in a Sports Illustrated story that he had been engaged to a woman.

The good news for Kurtz, though, is that he can cover his ass by covering his own ass. On “Reliable Sources” Kurtz can redeem himself in the eyes of at least himself if not Gawker, Salon, BuzzFeed and Politico.

The show has a “Media Monitor” segment in which Kurtz notes the debatable issues of the day, like whether a reporter’s erroneous column was appropriately amended. We’ve reached out to Kurtz and one of show’s producers to find out if he’ll be addressing the matter. But in the highly unlikely event that he decides not to cover his own bungle, we’re going to preempt Kurtz’s media monitoring and do it ourselves.

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Quotes of the Day

FOUNDING FATHER SIGHTING AT CPAC: Lurking in a lonely and quiet hotel hallway at CPAC: Thomas Jefferson, i.e. Thomas Whitmore of Manassas, Va.

“DC Metro rider watching Greta.” — Discovery Channel Publicist Paul Schur.

Designer’s hair gets caught in Metro

“Seriously? My hair just got caught in the train door. #fullcar #fail” — Publication designer Michelle Bloom.

Ashley Judd has a thing for pie

  • “What is your happiest pie memory growing up? Why? If you could only have one pie forever (I shudder at the thought) what would you have?” — Possible Kentucky Senate candidate Ashley Judd.
  • “Let’s shout! HAPPY NATIONAL PIE DAY! I baked my 4-Layer Chocolate Pie. Sublime!”

Speaking of Ashley Judd…

At CPAC Thursday, Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson was given a series of words to react to. Upon hearing the name “Ashley Judd”, Carlson said, “Hair on fire crazy but the gift that keeps giving.” Meanwhile on Bloggers Row, an alleged employee for Breitbart News and extremely loud CPAC heckler, shouted out, “DUMB AS A STUMP.”

Source Greasing 101

“Larry Sabato, Thanks for the follow! Was just looking at an amazing photo of you at a party my parents also attended in C’ville in 1981.” — David Graham, associate editor of The Atlantic‘s Politics Channel to Sabato, a political science prof at the University of Virginia who is quoted by just about every political journalist in Washington.

NPR writer leans in at office

“Cannot believe I forgot #leanindc was tonight. Well, leaning in at the office. Morning news doesn’t write itself. Go, ladies!” — NPR “Morning Edition” Editor Kitty Eisele.

Matthew Keys: “I am fine”

“I am fine. I found out the same way most of you did: From Twitter. Tonight I’m going to take a break. Tomorrow, business as usual.” — Reuters Deputy Social Media Editor Matthew Keys, who was indicted for conspiring to hack into a Tribune Company website. Reuters has reportedly since deactivated his badge.

Premonitions

“At a country themed bar with a mechanical bull at the site of #cpac2013. Booze + bull ride + hotel = somebody is getting pregnant tonight.” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

In praise of FNC’s Bret Baier

“Best part of recovering from surgery- being off so-I finally got to watch SR! Thks for all u do!” — Viewer to Baier as RT by Baier.

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QUOTES of the DAY

“I dunno how politicians wake up each morning and forget every phone everywhere is a multimedia recording device, but thank god they do.”BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

Round 2: Hilary Versus the Romneys?

“The disdain Romney has for those who’ve lived differently than his privileged family flows from every pore. #Sad” — CNN Democratic Political Analyst Hilary Rosen, who links to this story by TPM about Mitt Romney headlined “Devastated.”

TPM Editor gives Mojo’s David Corn a big warm hug 

“I don’t know the provenance of the tape. It’s apparently been bouncing around on the interwebs before getting published by Mother Jones. But I know David Corn. And he wouldn’t have posted it under his name if he weren’t pretty certain he had the authenticity of the tape nailed. So I’m assuming the tape is legit for the purposes of what I say below.” — TPM Editor Josh Marshall, who said he was on vacation and on “half-watching” the news on Monday.

An intriguing idea

“Starting [today], Romney campaign will allow cameras into fundraisers held at public venues. Up until now, was pen and pad only.” — ABC News Producer Emily Friedman. Or maybe that’s not such a hot idea…“Sound rule of thumb, for presidential candidates and everyone else alike: It’s always worse if there’s video.” — The Hill‘s Niall Stanage.

TV journo gets weight question

“Yep – trying – amazing when you eat better and exercise – what can happen -thnx.” — FNC’s Bret Baier to a follower who asked, “You losing weight?” It just so happens that Baier was recognized as one of the journos in need of a salad in our Summer Superlatives. The other was his colleague, Bob Beckel.

Reporter wonders if she’s the devil

“I have 6666 followers. Does that make me the devil?” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley. (We’re sorry to break it to you here, like this, Elise, but yes, you might be the devil.)

Chef Geoff gets journo love

“@chefgeoffs Great news. Kid says yours is the best burger of all of the spots we go to. Has already asked to return. (Cheers to Norah)” — Yahoo! News’ Olivier Knox.

Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between The Atlantic’s David Graham and The Guardian and Salon‘s Jim Newell, who formerly worked at Gawker.

Graham: Worth nothing Newsweek recently let go ace Middle East reporter Babak Dehghanpisheh in Beirut. So instead we get Ayaan Hirsi Ali retreads.

The Fashionista 

“LOVE Chris Matthews special Yom Tov shirt & tie combo! So festive! #hardball.” — Rachel Sklar on Matthews, who wore a red and white striped button down with a red polka dot and striped tie on Monday’s program.

Newell: So is Newsweek now like Gawker where the former writers shit all over it as soon as they leave?

 Graham: I’m really, really trying not to.

The liberal media hater

“Jonathan @capehart on MSNBC mocking @RickSantorum over ‘elite’ comments. This would be funny, if it weren’t so pathetically sad.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain. Jonathan Capehart is a left-wing op-ed writer for WaPo and an MSNBC Contributor.

Important Questions to Ponder: “We are discussing Kate Middleton…is the topless photos a big deal as the Royal Family is making it? Would you buy the photos? #tmzlive” — TMZ Founder Harvey Levin. And from FNC’s Greta Van Susteren: “KATE MIDDLETON PICS POLL – did you? or didn’t you? click, read and vote: Take Our poll.” Take Greta’s poll here.

Brrr!

“It’s so cold in my office, my fingernails are purple. This device is clearly ignoring my request.” — Erica Elliott, Comm. Director for House Maj. Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Two New Unique Hires at The Atlantic

TheAtlantic.com is bringing on two new hires — one from Newsweek/The Daily Beast, the other from the Nieman Journalism Lab. Newsweek‘s David Graham joins the Politics channel as associate editor. Just two years ago, he started at Newsweek as an intern. Most recently he wrote a cover story on Herman Cain. Nieman’s Megan Garber joins the Tech channel as staff writer. She was an adjunct prof at Columbia Journalism School, where she graduated. She was also a staff writer for Columbia Journalism Review.

See the internal memo…

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