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Greta in shock?

“Gov Palin on CNN?” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren on former Gov. Sarah Palin‘s surprising appearance on CNN last night. Palin’s usual go-to show is Greta’s.

Journo proud of Ohio roots

“I love being an Ohioan… Nights like tonight prove that it really is “The heart of it all.” The center of the political universe!” — RCP’s Erin McPike.

Ouch Donna!

“At this point, the nomination is probably Mitt Romney’s to lose. And I mean that quite literally. #cnnelections” — CNN Contributor Donna Brazile.

Strange Weigel bourbon rituals

“Feels weird to be around alcohol in Georgia without @rsmccain. Do I say his name three times into a bourbon glass?” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in reference to right-wing blogger Robert Stacy McCain.

CNN’s Acosta really gets into DeWine’s name

“Now that I have your attention. That last pic was Santorum surrogate DeWine de-working the phones in Steubenville.” — CNN’s Jim Acosta.

Shocker: WaPo having technical issues

“Apologies for the spigot of outdated tweets – we have an issue with our platform and are working to correct it.” — @PostPolitics.

He’s not in the wax museum?

“Wow, virtual David Gergen is so lifelike.” — Yahoo! News’s Olivier Knox referring to CNN’s virtual convention.

WaPo Editor practices keeping road rage at bay

“Yikes, if you’re on L St around 15th, you’re going to be sitting there till St Patrick’s Day. #DCtraffic” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles.

News you can’t use

“Great stat on @mikeallen from @politico live stream: ‘Has had 7 jobs since college.’” — Politico’s Patrick Gavin.

FishPoll Results: Yesterday we asked readers, “What word might Rush Limbaugh have used instead of ‘slut’?” An overwhelming 62 percent said, “Nothing, he should have kept his fat mouth shut.” Coming in second place at 16 percent: “Ho-bag.”

The always devious Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.


CNN Hosts Online Election Roundtable

To kick off its Super Tuesday coverage, CNN will host its first-ever online election roundtable today at noon. Voters are invited to join Wolf Blitzer, Gloria Borger, Peter Hamby and political analysts Donna Brazile and Ari Fleischer for the first in a new series of web video chats about the candidates, issues and elections. If you’d like to submit a question, go to cnn.com/roundtable and sign up for one of the slots. Afterwards, you can join CNN’s political team for a 30-minute conversation, which will be live streamed on CNN.com and on CNN Mobile.

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Quotes of the Day

Disturbing headline of the Day: “Fallen Tree Pins Fairfax Woman to Bed” — Washington D.C. News. See story here on MyFoxDC.com. Best line: “Fire officials say this is a good time to do a quick site survey at your home to make sure your trees are stable.”

Fueling the fire

“Four words nobody at @MMFA wants to see: ‘First in a series.’” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher, referencing this story.

Washington media types react to Whitney passing

“@BravoAndy I loved to hear your favorite Whitney Houston song is I Love the LORD!! You have gained even more cool points.” — American Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan to Bravo’s Andy Cohen in aftermath of Whitney Houston‘s death. In a series of emotional tweets over the weekend, Ryan expressed her sadness. A sampling: 1) My heart really wants to cry! 2) Girl this will never make sense. 3) My heart breaks for her mother especially as she loved her so much with motherly and tough love to help her family. 4) I actually wiped tears away when I heard her sing I Love The Lord Live. Didn’t we almost have it all is so meaningful.

“Deepest condolences to #Whitney Houston’s entire family, including her young daughter. “Weeping may endure for a night..” Peace out. I’m sad.” — CNN Political Analyst Donna Brazile. In Manhattan over the weekend, Brazile mentioned an outing to visit her Aunt Lu in Harlem. “What’s on your menu? A walk in Central Park and a visit to see Aunt Lu in Harlem. Weight Watchers beware of Southern cuisine up north,” she said, adding, “I plan to watch Aunt Lu cook. She’s my Dad’s last surviving sibling (number 11) and he’s number 12. Will bring my #Whitney Houston music.”

Falling is a good thing?

“Just slipped, slid and fell in the lobby of my office building. Normally, this would be a bad omen, but I just thought it was kinda funny.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Bizarre promo for a story: “Man who locked himself in a toilet claiming he had a bomb arrested at Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol Airport” — CBS News. Since when can a person lock themselves in a toilet? Whatever it was, it involved a bomb and caused an entire airport to be evacuated. See the AP story here.

Boybander bleeds for budget cuts

“Gonna say the reason I cut my neck shaving & bled on my collar is to symbolize defense budget cuts.” — Wired’s Spencer Ackerman in a geeky yet gruesome thought of the day. (Note to readers: This isn’t Ackerman, but how we envision he might shave.)

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“.@DonnaBrazile nails it on why WH bungled contraceptive cvgs: “The outer loop couldn’t get into the inner circle.” #ThisWeek @ThisWeekABC” — Brazile retweets a compliment from ABC’s Rick Klein. Thanks Rick!

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

We took a few weeks off counting up dongs on the morning shows. But in our quest to see how female pundits and journos are considered (or not) by the networks, it’s time to check back in with the Sunday morning political talk show circuit.

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: 2

Andrew Sullivan, Newsweek
Katty Kay, BBC
Michael Duffy, TIME
Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: 0

The Miami Herald‘s Marc Caputo, RCP‘s Scott Conroy and CBS News’s John Dickerson. It must be noted that two guests of the program will be former GOP Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: 1

Joe Scarborough
Host, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Presidential Historian
Chuck Todd
Political Director, NBC News
Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News

ABC’s “This Week”: 2

Donna Brazile, ABC News Contributor
Austan Goolsbee, Former Chairman, Obama Council of Economic Advisers
Laura Ingraham
Radio Host, “The Laura Ingraham Show”, Fox News Contributor
George Will, ABC News

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Newt’s campaign still upset about tame audience– Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich complained Tuesday about NBC’s Brian Williams requesting that the audience remain silent during Monday’s debate. After experiencing a relatively docile audience during Thursday’s debate, the Gingrich camp is now getting conspiratorial. Kevin Kellems, a senior adviser to Gingrich, accused rival Mitt Romney‘s campaign of manipulating the makeup of the audience. “They definitely packed the room [with Romney supporters],” Kellems told HuffPost. Goddammit. Where are those moon colonists when you need them?

In jealous rage, The Atlantic calls Weigel a “raging jerk”– As bitchy as journalists can be, the ones on the Republican primary campaign trail have a lot to be happy about. They’re in Florida where the temperature is hanging around a balmy 70 degrees. But that doesn’t mean The Atlantic, founded in frigid Washington, has to be happy for them. On Thursday the magazine called out the braggy tweets from journos in Florida. They called Slate‘s Dave Weigel a “raging jerk” for sending out a tweet last week in which he said, “High on the pleasantness scale: That moment the Florida sun retreats behind a cloud.” And WaPo‘s Philip Rucker is “cruel” for tweeting about the “sunset in Ormond Beach.”

Two Speakers sit down for “This Week”– Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will appear on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday to discuss his campaign and the Florida primary with ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper. Then it’s out with the old and in with the orange. Speaker John Boehner will be on after Gingrich to comment on the details of President Obama‘s State of the Union speech. Other guests: conservative columnist George Will, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, former Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee, and conservative talk radio show host Laura Ingraham.

Editorial writer recalls “most embarrassing correction” of his career– After The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Lewis found glaring errors in a Thursday morning article about Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio published by Reuters, Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner offered up a quasi-defense of the wire service. In a blog post, he recalled his own time at Reuters and a mistake he once made that resulted in a dirty mudslide of corrections:

“[B]ecause it was the most important news of the day and it was rattling many markets, other Reuters reporters simply grabbed my wording to put into our stock report, bond stories, foreign exchange dispatches, and so on. So after I corrected the story, it triggered what my co-workers teased was a ‘global correction tsunami,’ as reporters throughout the world had to issue corrections because of my bungle. It was one of the moments in my career where I could have starred in a Southwest ‘Wanna get away?’ commercial.”

Klein went on to lambast Reuters for their errors Thursday, saying that it was different from his own experience because “this isn’t the type of breaking news financial news story that needs to be pumped out in minutes. It’s a longer feature that the writer and editor had more time to work on. There’s no excuse for being this sloppy.”

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Quotes of the Day - Wacky Road to the White House Edition


The travel agent

“Perry dropping out to spend more time with his Niggerhead Ranch.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler.

Journo has vivid imagination

“I would just about empty my bank account for someone to yell ‘GET OFF THE STAGE, HIPPIE’ during this pre-debate rundown #fits” — ReutersSam Youngman.

Obesity alert

“Sure, I’ll eat these free cookies at the debate file. Haven’t eaten enough down here. #obesity” — RealClearPoliticsScott Conroy.

Warming up the audience

“What you are missing at home: Press file is watching feed of what I would describe as a crowd fluffer: ‘ARE YOU EXCITED TO BE HERE??’” — Yahoo! News‘s Holly Bailey.

Holding out until bitter end

“The field is set. There is one last chance to avoid a Romney nomination. I won’t fall in line until all other choices are exhausted.” — BigGov’s and CNN Contributor Dana Loesch.

Question to ponder…

“Newt wanted an ‘open’ marriage. Did that also include an ‘open’ extramarital affair?” — Mother Jones‘ Washington Bureau Chief and MSNBC Contributor David Corn.

Howeesha’s unusual proposal

“I’ve decided DC needs a ‘Rent a Mom’ service for when you’re sick. I’d pay top dollar for some pillow fluffing and soup right about now.” — The Hill‘s Howlma (a.k.a. Judy Kurtz).

Reporter set to retire?

Stephen Colbert used a story of mine for his latest Super PAC ad. Well, now I can retire.” — Yahoo! News‘s Chris Moody.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“‘Gently heated yoga.’ What does that mean?” — Elahe Izadi, a race and class reporter for DCentric, an NPR Project Argo blog on WAMU 88.5. We have no explanation for the dense tweet. (But shhh…she is a former TBDer.)

Gingrich’s daughters: Something suddenly came up?

“Gingrich’s two daughters were set to do all morning shows to respond to Marianne interview. Now, they cancelled; per @bnurretoday” – NBC Chief Political Correspondent Chuck Todd.

The Ass Kisser

“It will take incredible guts and self possession for Newt to do well tonight” — Political Commentator Dick Morris. He added, “Imagine doing this with your ex wife coming on one hour after the debate to blow you to hell!”

Disrespectful or inventive?

“What would I serve for #cnndebate if I didn’t have to work? No question I would start with a Mitt Martini since he doesn’t drink. Add olives.” — CNN Commentator Donna Brazile.

Such pettiness…

“Is John King going to make those annoying ‘um’ sounds during each candidate’s answer again?” — TPM Assistant Editor Igor Bobic. To which NJ‘s Ethan Klapper reached skyward and replied, “Oh God.”

Question of the hour

“Who are all these women who willingly sleep with Newt Gingrich and how can we help raise their self-esteem? #ewwww” — Kenny Rufino, Creative Director, Crown Publishing.

Convo Between Two Journos

“After all Rick Perry‘s gaffes to date, how can we be sure he won’t mistakenly show up? #CNNdebate” — NYT‘s Frank Bruni. To which NJ Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier wrote, “You made NJ newsroom lol.”

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Quotes of the Day

Alert the proper authorities…

“Just became That Journalist who takes swigs of Pepto-Bismol at their desk.” — WaPo Express’s Sara Schwartz.

There are stupid questions

“Is this a stupid question?” — Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch reporter Corbin Hiar in reaction to this: RT @HuffingtonPost Is Hitler’s book ‘the perfect present’? Read here. (Corbin was previously an editor at HuffPost.)

In case anyone was panicking…

“Guys, Louis C.K. is hosting the Radio & TV correspondent’s dinner, not the White House one. Calm yourselves.” — Washingtonian‘s Sophie Gilbert.

Pundit says Obama should confront Sensenbrenner

“Should Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner apologize to First Lady? or should Prez Obama place a long distance collect call & check him for rudeness?” — Democratic pundit Donna Brazile.

A journo’s drink of choice

“Riding dirty – hot chocolate with whiskey.” — Labor journo Mike Elk.

Convo Between Two Media Types

Daily Caller‘s Matt Lewis: “@KevinMaddenDC I’m planning to say stuff on TV that you’ll be blamed for.” GOP Consultant Kevin Madden: “@mattklewis the price you pay for gray sideburns. haha.”

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Nothing better than getting out of work at caught-in-the-rain o’clock #whine #wine.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler. Please, someone bring the JournoList back so we don’t have to hear these and other profound thoughts of what the NYT calls “Washington’s media elite.”

 

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

This week we once again assess the number of ding-a-lings scheduled to appear on the Sunday morning talk show roundtables. This feature appears to be catching on. At a Cartoons & Cocktails event at the Newseum last night, a FishbowlDC reader asked about the frame for our beautiful artistic penis picture. It was a proud moment. More importantly, let’s hope the powers that be remember to put more women on their panels in the weeks to come. The numbers this week are pretty dismal. But as usual, NBC’s Chris Matthews has his usual 50 percent female panel.

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: 0

Kevin Madden, GOP Consultant
John Dickerson, Slate, CBS News Political Analyst

(Noteworthy: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is one of the guests)

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: 1

David Brooks, Columnist, NYT
Harold Ford, Jr., Former Congressman (D-TN)
Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO, General Electric
Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

(Noteworthy: Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is one of the guests.)

ABC’s “This Week”: 2

Martha Raddatz; ABC News; Rick Stengel, TIME Managing Editor; Donna Brazile, Democratic Strategist; Matt Dowd, ABC News; Frank Luntz, Republican Pollster; Jake Tapper, ABC News; George Will, ABC News.

FNC’s “Fox News Sunday”: 1 (Proudly blacklisted by Fox News PR since June 2010. We’ll get you the names as soon as we can hunt them down.We may have to rely on our Cabbage Patch friend Matt Mackowiak when he reveals the FNC guests in Politico Mike Allen’s Saturday Playbook.)

UPDATE: The panel: Brit Hume, David Drucker, Kimberley Strassel and Juan Williams

(Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and GOP Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann appeared on the program.)

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

TIME‘s Michael Duffy and Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News
David Ignatius, WaPo
Gloria Borger, CNN

CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: 1

Jim Lehrer, PBS

(Amy Holmes appeared on the program.)

WETA’s “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill”: 2

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, Doyle McManus, LAT, Dan Balz, WaPo, and Gloria Borger, CNN. (Airs on Friday and repeats on Saturday.)

We’ll update as we receive the info.

 

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

Things are looking up for females on at least some of the Sunday morning programs this weekend, as we conduct our routine count of how many wangs will appear on the shows. Please note minor and major changes to the feature. This week we’re including “Washington Week” with Gwen Ifill despite the fact that it airs live on Friday and repeats on Saturday. As you can see, the program is not allergic to women. This week you’ll also notice a smaller-sized photograph. FishbowlMatt approached yesterday saying some were offended by the larger sized penis picture as it was rubbing some the wrong way. So we’ve shrunk the penises and framed them in gaudy gold for a more refined look.

NBC’s “Meet the Press: 1

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.)
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
Bethany McLean, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
Co-author, “All the Devils are Here”
Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst, TIME

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: 1

Nancy Cordes, CBS News Congressional Correspondent
John Dickerson, CBS News Political Analyst
Michael Gerson, WaPo Columnist

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

Dan Rather, HDNet
Howard Fineman, HuffPost
Katty Kay, BBC
Lizzie O’Leary, Bloomberg

FNC’s “Fox News Sunday”: 1

Fox News’ Brit Hume, The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard, The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and Fox News’ Juan Williams

ABC’s “This Week”: 2

Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi, former RNC chairman
Donna Brazile, Democratic Strategist
Matthew Dowd, Political Strategist
George Will, ABC News, WaPo
Peggy Noonan, WSJ

CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: 2

Nia-Malika Henderson, WaPo
Robert Costa, National Review
Bill Press, syndicated radio host, “The Bill Press Show”
Sharon Waxman, TheWrap.com
Erik Wemple, WaPo

WETA’s “Washington Week”: 3

Dan Balz, WaPo
Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg Business News
Janet Hook, WSJ
Joan Biskupic, USA Today

CNN Adds Frum and Cardona to 2012 Election Team

CNN continued to beef up its roster of 2012 political contributors with the addition Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and conservative columnist David Frum today.

Cardona currently heads the public affairs practice at Dewey Square Group, where she founded the Latinovations practice that focuses on Latino strategic outreach on national, state and local levels. During the 2008 Democratic primary election, she was senior adviser and spokesperson to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and served on the campaign’s Hispanic outreach team.  A former communications director for the Democratic National Committee, Cardona also served as a spokesperson at the U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce during the Clinton administration.

David Frum is the editor and founder of the conservative website FrumForum.com. From 2001 to 2002, Frum served as special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush. During the 2008 election season, he served as senior foreign policy advisor to the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign.  He is a former editor of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page and six time author.

Cardona and Frum join the CNN’s existing lineup of political contributors which includes John Avlon, Paul Begala, Bill Bennett, Donna Brazile, James Carville, Alex Castellanos, Erick Erickson, Ari Fleischer, David Gergen, Roland Martin, Mary Matalin and Hilary Rosen.

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