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Afternoon Reading List 08.26.13.

Morning has spoken — MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and CBS’s Gayle King usually spend their mornings talking alongside Joe Scarborough and Charlie Rose to television viewers. But the two spent a late morning recently talking with NYT‘s Philip Galanes over an early lunch. As Galanes notes, lunch comes mid-morning when your day starts at 3:30 a.m. The trio discussed the differences in dynamics between themselves and the co-hosts of Brzezinski’s “Morning Joe” and King’s “CBS This Morning.” They also talked about their favorite interviews they’ve done and about parenting, with Galanes guiding the conversation. Overall, it reads like a few friends chatting about work and life over brunch.

Why you should read it: Galanes is as much a part of the piece as King and Brzezinski, which makes for an quirky, entertaining dynamic. When he suggests Mika is just a sidekick to Joe, Gayle jumps in and says Mika is no “mouseburger.” Galanes’ interview offers glimpse into their lives outside the studio. Plus, bonus points on the headline: “For two female news anchors, morning has spoken.” Read more

Morning Chatter

Rocky radio interview

“That moment when your son stumbles into the room during your radio interview. . . #franticgestures #silentscream” — the Washington Examiner‘s Charlie Spiering.

A D.C. journo reacts to MSNBC host’s tampon earrings

“Melissa Harris Perry quite literally the most unserious person ever, dons tampon earrings because she’s a ridiculous person” — Free Beacon‘s Adam Kredo.

Our AnonymASS tipster stays on the faux David Gregory beat … “Spotted: David Gregory in Safeway carbonated beverage aisle boning up for lead-off question in upcoming FishbowlDC interview”

Other views on the royal birth

“A future king was born today. One day he could grow up and marry a prince!” — Daily Dish writer Andrew Sullivan.

“Could there be anything more delicious than “The Newsroom,” which is a parody of itself, parodying coverage of royal baby? Can’t wait.” — Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston.

Writer unravels her feelings

“ESTOY ENOJADA OK? CONTIGO, CONMIGO, CON TODOS DUDES and oh shit it’s probably just that thing I read on Slate whatever.” — Freelance journo Moe Tkacik. (Loose translation: I am mad, ok? With you. With me. With all dudes.)

Journo Love

“Excited beyond words to see @McCollumAshley tonight!” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green in reference to BuzzFeed Publicist Ashley McCollum. Time he wrote this: 6:07 a.m.

Reminder: Tonight NYT‘s author Mark Leibovich appears at Politics & Prose Book Shop at 7 p.m. to discuss This Town.

Speaking of This Town…

“Reading This Town, finally. The description of the news cycle feels a bit quaint — like it is frozen in time from 2008.” — Politico‘s Blake Hounshell.

Spotted: AnonymASS Tipster on a Mission

In the course of any given week there’s always at least one or two fishy souls out there who think it’s hilarious to use our Anonymous Tips box to try to f**k with us. We like to think of them as mostly loveable AnonymASSES.

For instance, we have one reader who writes in to ask our male writers to “Describe your tip,” and sometimes it’s directed to a specific writer. We’ll be honest — after the eleventh time, it’s still sorta funny. We also have a tipster who, for the past few weeks, is intent on getting us to buy all of his or her David Gregory sightings. They began rolling in after we ran a sighting of Gregory at the Neiman Marcus jewelry counter, after which an irate reader couldn’t believe we had asked Gregory for a comment about it. That particular ASS wrote, “You reached out to David Gregory to see if he had a comment….about being at Neiman Marcus??? Younare [sic] just a born newshound.” The original sighting was as follows: “Saw David Gregory at Neiman Marcus Wednesday afternoon. He was standing by himself (he’s as tall as a giraffe) in the jewelry department and not talking to anyone.”

So in the aftermath of all that, we’ve been receiving near daily AnonymASS tips on the NBC “Meet the Press” host. We do hope Gregory isn’t living such a boring life, and if it’s not clear, we don’t believe these are actual sightings. On a side note, fishies, we don’t run blindly with every tip we get. We do find most of them amusing. Including the ones that are just one word, such as “poodles.”

We almost don’t want to run this for fear that our special AnonymASS tipster will stop sending these offerings. But what the hell? See the tips we’ve been getting on Gregory… Read more

When Is An Exclusive Not An Exclusive?

Meet The Press says host David Gregory has a “rare” and “exclusive” interview with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) this weekend, so we wondered—when is an interview actually “rare” and “exclusive”?

News orgs tend to throw those kinds of labels around a lot (we’re looking at you Politico) and they don’t always seem like they should apply. It’s one thing to claim an exclusive over a one-time source sucked into the news vortex by circumstances beyond their control (e.g., plane crash survivors, to name a recent example) but it’s another to apply that to a news-making politician.

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Journalists and Their Animal Twins

We’re taking Separated at Birth to new, deeper and ridiculous heights today. We liked BuzzFeed‘s rendition of this with members of Congress so much that we decided to steal the idea for our own fishy purposes. Enjoy!

10. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and a Wooley sheep.

9. Slate‘s Dave Weigel and a sloth.

8. Katrina vanden Heuvel and an Afghan breed of dog.

7. Breitbart NewsMatthew Boyle and a chipmunk. Hey, they don’t call those chipmunk cheeks for nothing right? We’re talking about the chipmunk, of course.

6. HuffPost‘s Michael Calderone and these exaggerated versions of his dark eyes in some cool cats we found online.

5. ABC’s Martha Raddatz and a blonde Afghan breed of dog.

4. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and a dog with reading glasses.

Don’t miss the top three…

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David Gregory Just Can’t Win

It looks like David Gregory is just going to be everybody’s whipping boy from now on.

He’s a frequent target for attacks from the right, but this weekend even the left-leaning Media Matters went after him over an Obamacare segment on Meet the Press.

Apparently, Gregory said something along the lines of everyone in the country is being affected by an upcoming increase in the Medicare tax. That’s less than true. “He noted that while he didn’t understand all the ‘ins and outs’ of the healthcare law, its Medicare tax increases were one thing that would be apparent to all working Americans on their paychecks,” Media Matters said.

Actually, the increases only apply to the richest Americans, namely those with at least $200,000 in earned income. Read more

Morning Reading List 06.24.13.

Gregory catches fire for misguided question — David Gregory’s interview with The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who broke much of the recent information on the NSA, Sunday on “Meet the Press” was going smoothly until Gregory pointedly asked Greenwald why he shouldn’t be prosecuted. WaPo’s Erik Wemple detailed the interview and criticized Gregory on his question, saying “he seeded his question with a veiled accusation of federal criminal wrongdoing, very much in the tradition of ‘how long have you been beating your wife.’” The exact question was the final one in the interview: “To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?” Wemple points out that only Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) argued for Greenwald’s arrest. Wemple adds that Eric Snowden, the NSA leaker who has been in contact with Greenwald, probably wouldn’t need any help from a journalist in securing sensitive info that he had access to.

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David Gregory’s Innocent Father’s Day Question Elicits Love, Hate and Typos

A little Father’s Day loving can go in wayward directions. On Sunday, NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory solicited stories on Twitter about viewers’ fathers and what they taught them. A lovely, innocuous post to celebrate the day. But this is online, where things often take twisted turns.

We begin with Gregory’s innocent question.

 

A variety of responses rolled in. Including one from NBC weatherman Al Roker, whose response is so riddled with awkwardness and typos that we wondered, was it intentional? Read more

Marty’d: The Memorial Day Edition

We are All Just News Junkies Online. If you follow Marty Rudolf on Twitter, you’re used to frequent attempts at conversation. Randomly, he’ll ask questions like, “Does any Sports Fans or Journalists/Bloggers feel like chatting?,” or “Any “Y&R”, “Days” or “B&B” Soap Fans on here?” He’s a lovable oddball who will often tweet directly to actors, journalists and anyone else who will listen. Sometimes, they actually respond.

You never know who may give Marty a response. Read more

SIGHTING: Reporter Spots Self at Party

This is too much!

In Wednesday’s Politico Playbook, Mike Allen writes about the MSNBC Joe Scarborough‘s surprise 50th birthday party. Allen, a “Morning Joe” regular, posted a variety of pictures, including one of NBC’s David Gregory in the moonlight, he wrote about “Le Menu” — which included mini burgers and mini pastrami bites — and then he concluded with a big mass of sightings, which included none other than himself.

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