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MSNBC’s Karen Finney To Join Media Matters

7c923c012a044aa0b63973cfce8aca8eAccording to Dylan Byers of POLITICO, Karen Finney, former DNC spokesperson and MSNBC commentator, will join Media Matters For America as a senior fellow and consultant. The liberal watchdog group told POLITICO that Finney, “will write regular commentary pieces for Media Matters in addition to continuing her independent consultancy and other projects.”

Finney, who left MSNBC earlier this month, said, ”Media Matters does indispensable work exposing lies, misinformation, and vitriol from conservative media. I’m thrilled to be working with them.”

Finney previously worked in the Clinton White House as well as Hillary Clinton‘s first New York Senate race. She was also the first African-American spokeswoman for the DNC and has been an MSNBC commentator and guest host since 2009.

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Issuses with Zakaria’s WaPo Columns ‘Problematic’

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The Washington Post is likely to add editor’s notes to five columns by Fareed Zakaria following a report by plagiarism watchdog Our Bad Media. The report encourages The Post to correct six columns in which Zakaria used material from other sources without “proper attribution.”

Last week, Our Bad Media reported seven additional columns of Zakaria’s that required correction, which Newsweek eventually modified.

The Post’s editorial page editor Fred Hiatt told POLITICO in an email on Monday, ”Five of the six cases cited in the latest anonymous posting strike me as problematic in their absence of full attribution. This is unfair to readers and to the original sources. We will take a fuller look over the next day or two, but we probably will attach messages to the archived editions of the five original columns.”

“All these examples predate August 2012, when Fareed acknowledged similar problems in a column for Time magazine,” Hiatt continued. “At that time he said that he was overextended and that he would simplify his schedule to put more priority on his column and to make sure no such problems recurred.”

 

Mitt Romney on ‘Downton Abbey,’ Campaign Massages for ‘With All Due Respect’ Premiere

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 09.52.16Monday marked the launch of Bloomberg Politics’ “With All Due Respect” and for it, Game Change and Double Down authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin sat down with 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a live interview of some of the most pressing issues of the day.

Those who watched, walked away confident Romney can identify and name his 21 grandchildren, know that he enjoys watching the downstairs cast more than the upstairs cast of “Downton Abbey,” and that a former masseuse’s question of whether he’s a dancer “was the best complement” he has ever received.

While politics was the topic of conversation for much of the 23-minute program, several segments, including the above mentioned, seemed wildly out of place. Read more

Peter Canellos Named Executive Editor of POLITICO

POLITICO’s Dylan Byers reported early Monday morning that Peter Canellos has been named executive editor of the Rosslyn-based political news outlet.

The announcement was made by Susan Glasser, who in September was promoted from editor of POLITICO Magazine to POLITICO’s editor, following the resignation of executive editor Rick Berke earlier that month.

Canellos, who announced his departure from the Boston Globe in mid-September, was named editor of the its editorial page in 2009, and prior to that served as the outlet’s Washington bureau chief.

For more from Glasser’s Monday morning memo to staff, click on over to POLITICO.

FOX News Contributor Stephen Hayes on DHS’s Terrorist Watch List

Stephen Hayes, a senior writer for The Weekly Standard and a FOX News contributor, tweeted on Tuesday his placement on the Department of Homeland Security’s terrorist watch list.

Hayes told POLITICO’s Dylan Byers that he learned of his placement on this list surrounding a recent trip to Minneapolis, describing increased screening flying to and from Minnesota. Read more

AP’s Steve Peoples Set to Cover 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

profile_pic_400x400The Associated Press’ Steve Peoples will cover Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election, Dylan Byers reported this morning.

Political editor David Scott wrote in a memo to staff, “For months during the last presidential campaign, Peoples was a fixture in the living rooms and coffee shops where the New Hampshire primary is won and lost…In recent months, even as he continued covering GOP contenders, Steve took it upon himself to keep the AP’s political reporting team organized and on point, leading story discussion meetings and organizing coverage of key moments of the off-campaign year. His assistance has been invaluable to me as I get up to speed in Washington.”

Sasha Issenberg to Join Bloomberg Politics

issenbergThe Victory Lab author Sasha Issenberg is the latest hire for Bloomberg Politics – led by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann slated to launch October 6 - POLITICO’s Dylan Byers reports.

FishbowlDC reached out to Issenberg who directed us to Bloomberg’s Vidhya Murugesan, which all but confirms his new gig. We’ve yet to receive a response from Murugesan.

Issenberg is the Washington correspondent for Monocle and has written for Slate, home to Dave Weigel before last week’s announcement that he’s also headed to Bloomberg Politics.

Chuck Todd and Deborah Turness Have Thursday Night ‘Working Dinner’ at Stoney’s

In the final 72 hours before his debut as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where was Chuck Todd? Stoney’s!

In an interview with POLITICO’s Dylan Byers this week, Todd recalled NBC News president Deborah Turness - who just last month announced that he’d replace David Gregory as “MTP” moderator – requesting a staff working-dinner for Thursday.

Thursday being the start of the NFL season, Todd told Byers, “We found a sports bar that gave us a room with a TV…The rest of the staff can have a working dinner. I’m going to be watching football.”

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‘This Week’ EP Jonathan Greenberger Adds Washington Bureau Chief and VP to Title

Greenberger-SproulPOLITICO’s Dylan Byers reported Wednesday night that “This Week” executive producer Jonathan Greenberger would be promoted to Washington bureau chief and VP, and today, ABC News president James Goldston formally announced the news.

In a note to staff, Goldston said that after 21 years as the ABC News Washington bureau chief, Robin Sproul will transition to VP of public affairs for the network, and that Greenberger will replace her as the bureau lead. In addition, he’s also been named VP and will continue as George Stephanopoulos‘ Sunday morning show EP.

“The same qualities that have allowed Jonathan to succeed at “This Week” – his boundless enthusiasm, innovative spirit, and commitment to the news – will serve him well in the Washington bureau,” Goldston wrote to staff.

See Goldston’s note to staff after the jump. Read more

ICYMI – ABC News Promotions, August 2014 Cable Ratings, USA Today Cuts

POLITICO: Dylan Byers reports that Thursday morning, ABC News president James Goldston will announce the promotion of ABC’s “This Week” executive producer Jonathan Greenberger to Washington bureau chief and VP.

TVNewser: August 2014 ratings for FOX News Channel, CNN, HLN, and MSNBC.

Mediaite: George Clooney set to bring the News of the World phone hacking scandal to film.

FishbowlNY:The Dish on That Book About Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour.’

Huff Post: USA Today cuts 60+ jobs.

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