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Media Matters’ ‘Toxic Talk’ Party for Bill Press Turns Up Powerful Pols and Scribes

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Man of hour Bill Press and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

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Press hugs Lanny Davis with Rep. Clyburn nearby

Despite POTUS’s Office address, Media Matters partied down Tuesday night by hosting a book party at its downtown HQ for lefty radio host Bill Press, author of Toxic Talk.

“Was a great time,” remarked Dan Henning, Press’s spokesman. “Awesome speeches by [House Majority Whip James] Clyburn and [Sen. Byron] Dorgan and Media Matters President Eric Burns.”

Also there: Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (was to speak but was late, “skipped down his long list of evening events to make sure he got to BillÂ’s”, said his aide; Rep Maxine Waters (D-Calif.); Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), WaPo‘s E.J. Dionne, Mother Jones‘ D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn, Politico‘s Patrick Gavin, ABC 7′s Leon Harris, XM talk show host Joe Madison, Karl Frisch; Media Matters founder David Brock, former Clinton WH Counsel Lanny Davis, even conservative commentator Ron Christie; and David Shuster showed up at the end.

“Media Matters throws a solid party,” Henning added. Cuisine included “lobster, some sort of mushroom quesadilla contraption that was amazing, bacon wrapped scallops, etc. Two good bars, too. Lots of books sold, Politics & Prose was there.”

Sunday Show Preview 02.21.10

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NBC’s Meet the Press: General David Petraeus, Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), WaPo’s E.J. Dionne, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

CBS’ Face the Nation: Exclusive interview with former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

ABC’s This Week (with Terry Moran): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), Gov. Edward Rendell (D-PA)and roundtable with George Will, Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd and Arianna Huffington.

CNN’s State of the Union (with Candy Crowley now): Gov. Jim Douglas (R) Vermont; Gov. Deval Patrick (D) Massachusetts; Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.; Susan Molinari (R) former U.S. Representative, and former Democratic NJ Gov. Jon Corzine.

Fox News’ Fox News Sunday: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Governor Haley Barbour (MS-R), Gov. Jennifer Granholm, (D- Michigan) and Steve Grove, Head of News and Politics at YouTube.

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Christine Brennan, USA Today, ABC News contributor; Jason Whitlock, Kansas City Star; ESPN contributor; Lisa Bloom, CNN legal analyst

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Alexis Simendinger of National Journal, CNN’s Gloria Borger, Jackie Calmes of The New York Times and Politico’s Eamon Javers.

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: James Baker, former U.S. Secretary of State; Abu Bakr al-Qirbi, Yemeni Foreign Minister

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, WaPo’s David Ignatius, NYT’s Helene Cooper, Politico’s John Harris.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Deficit committee co-chairmen Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Hans Nichols, Indira Lakshmanan, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne.

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and John Boyd, Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association.

CNN’s Amanpour: Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Venezuelan Ambassador to the U.S.; Michael Shifter, VP for policy and director of the Andean Program at the Inter-American Dialogue; Leopoldo Lopez Mendoza, former District Mayor of Caracas

C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.)

We’ll update as we get ‘em.

Sunday Show Preview 01.24.10

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NBC’s Meet the Press: Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY, )WaPo’s E.J. Dionne, BBC’s Katty Kay, Peggy Noonan of WSJ and NBC Chief WH Correspondent Chuck Todd

ABC’s This Week: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a roundtable with ABC News columnist George Will, Sam Donaldson, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, and ABC’s Cokie Roberts

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and a roundtable with CBS’ Nancy Cordes and Jan Crawford

Fox News Sunday: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) plus a panel with FNC’s Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dem. pollster Celinda Lake and Rep. pollster Neil Newhouse

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: NBC News Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman and National Enquirer’s Barry Levine

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, author Robert Caro, The Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show:

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Joan Biskupic of USA Today, Nat Journal’s Alexis Simendinger, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, John Harwood of CNBC and NYT.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Julianna Goldman, Heidi Przybyla, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, AP’s Sonya Ross, Roll Call TV host Robert Traynham, Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher, Democratic strategist Karen Finney and News One/Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Managing Director of IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, author Edwidge Danticat, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmont Mulet

We’ll update as we get ‘em.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday Lineup

meet the press.jpgThis Sunday’s “Meet the Press” will include the following:

Moderator: David Gregory
Guests: Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan, Department of Homeland Security Sec. Michael Chertoff and Retired C.I.A. Director Michael Hayden
Topics: Attempted airline terror plot, global fight against terrorism
Roundtable guests: NBC’s Tom Brokaw, NYT Columnist David Brooks, WaPo columnist E.J. Dionne and Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Find the DC Journos in “State of Play” Deleted Scenes

If you can peel your eyes away from Ben Affleck and Robin Wright Penn long enough, you just may notice some more locally familiar faces in the deleted scenes of the 2009 political thriller “State of Play.”

FishbowlDC spotted BBC’s Katty Kay, WaPo‘s E.J. Dionne, CBS’ Bob Schieffer and his assistant Kaylee Hartung in a scene left on the editing room floor– a scene these journos know well, a press conference on Capitol Hill.

The production company invited a few media types to the set last year to star as extras.

UPDATED Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), NYT‘s David Brooks, WaPo‘s E.J. Dionne, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Republican strategist Ed Gillespie and NBC’s Tom Brokaw

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Republican political consultant Ed Rollins

ABC’s This Week: DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, RNC Chairman Michael Steele and a roundtable with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Pollster and Consultant Frank Luntz and ABC’s Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and George Will

Fox News Sunday: Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and a panel with Fox’s Brit Hume, Fox/NPR’s Mara Liasson, Fox/Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, Fox/New York Post‘s Kirsten Powers

CNN’s State of the Union: Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Virginia Governor-Elect Bob McDonnell (R), Republican pollster Bill McInturff, Democratic pollster Peter Hart, CNN’s James Carville and Mary Matalin and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Time‘s Joe Klein, AP’s Beth Fouhy, “Googled” author and The New Yorker media columnist Kevin Auletta

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson” author Robert Caro, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan, “Creating Black Americans” author Nell Irvin Painter and former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: The Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan, NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, New York Magazine‘s John Heilemann and WaPo‘s Kathleen Parker

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: WaPo‘s Ceci Connolly, NJ‘s James Barnes, Politico‘s John Harris and ABC’s Martha Raddatz

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: House Minority Whip Eric Cantor

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: RNC Chairman Michael Steele, DNC Chairman Gov. Tim Kaine, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), commentator and author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, WaPo‘s Michael Fletcher, Democratic strategist and pollster Cornell Belcher; Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson, syndicated columnist and author Deborah Mathis, Comcast Network’s, Roll Call TV’s and Philadelphia Tribune‘s Robert Traynham and News One’s Smokey Fontaine

Will update as we learn them.

Late Reading List 10.22.09

What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday (besides “Goatee Gamble” and “Karaoke in the Capital”)…

TV | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | AWARDS & EVENTS

TV

Whoops! MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer called Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton on live TV yesterday. Video.

NEWS NOTES

WaPo‘s Reliable Source: Yul Kwon, winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands” in 2006, was appointed deputy chief of the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz is following the “Foxified debate over whether the White House is being mean to a certain network.” And Tucker Carlson‘s take on The Daily Beast.

Meanwhile, in an interview with NBC White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie yesterday President Obama said it wasn’t something he’s “losing sleep over.”

Regardless, Fox News’ ratings are unaffected.

Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson and Bret Baier mentioned on the air that MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were at the White House this week for an off-the-record chat with President Obama. We now hear Eugene Robinson, E.J. Dionne, Ron Brownstein, John Dickerson, Frank Rich, Jerry Seib, Maureen Dowd, Bob Herbert, Gloria Borger and Gwen Ifill were also there. (h/t TVNewser)

AWARDS & EVENTS

PBS’ Gwen Ifill will receive an honorary degree and will give the commencement address to the 2010 graduating class of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and a roundtable with NYT‘s David Brooks, WaPo‘s E.J. Dionne, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Republican political consultant Mike Murphy

CBS’ Face the Nation: National security advisor Gen. James Jones, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), former CENTCOM Commander Gen. Anthony Zinni and Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MS)

ABC’s This Week: Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and a roundtable with former Bush strategish Matthew Dowd, The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel, ABC’s Cokie Roberts and ABC’s George Will

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and a panel with Fox News analysts Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, NPR’s Juan Williams and Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol

CNN’s State of the Union: National security advisor Gen. James Jones, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Republican strategist Mary Matalin and Democratic strategist James Carville

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: WaPo‘s Amy Argetsinger, CNN’s Lisa Bloom, Turner Classic Movies’ weekend host Ben Mankiewicz, TWT‘s Amanda Carpenter, CBS’ Byron Pitts and Salon’s Joan Walsh

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Report of the UN fact finding mission on the Gaza Conflict author Richard Goldstone, “Facts are Subversive” author Timothy Garton Ash, NYT‘s Roger Cohen, Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Reuel Marc Gerecht and Colombia President Alvaro Uribe

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: WaPo‘s Bob Woodward, NYT‘s Elisabeth Bumiller, Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman and BBC’s Katty Kay

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal:

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Mark Warner

Washington Watch with Roland Martin:

CNN’s Amanpour: Iran’s Chief Nuclear Negotiator Saeed Jalili, Tehran University’s Mohammad Marandi, CFR’s Ray Takeyh, former UN advisor Ken Menkhaus, and Oxfam International’s Nicole Widdersheim

Will update as we learn them.

NJ Poll: Media Influencing the Insiders

Which media figures influence the insiders?

National Journal published the results of its most recent poll that asked a panel of Congressional and Political Insiders to rank, one-through-five, those columnists, bloggers, and television or radio commentators who most help to shape their own opinion or worldview.

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman received more points than anyone else, with support from both Democrats and Republicans.

Thomas Friedman Total points (T): 335 Dem. Points (D): 230 Rep. Points (R) :105

David Brooks T: 282 D: 141 R: 141

Charles Krauthammer T: 281 D: 1 R: 280

George Will T: 246 D: 23 R: 223

Paul Krugman T: 182 D: 181 R: 1

David Broder T: 165 D: 106 R: 59

E.J. Dionne T: 147 D: 143 R: 4

Karl Rove T: 126 D: 1 R: 125

Peggy Noonan T: 101 D: 5 R: 96

William Kristol T: 91 D: 5 R: 86

Check out the list of insiders that weighed in, the insider’s comments on each media personality and the full list of media via sortable interactive graphic at NJ’s site here.

Morning Reading List 09.04.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

The latest Auto-Tune the News is out. Happy Birthday to Nancy Youssef! Celebrating birthdays this weekend- tomorrow, the semi-mysterious Stephanie Green and Sunday, CBS boys Steve Chaggaris and Scott McCrary. What know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | REVOLVING DOOR
| JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander explains the delay in removing insulting comments from the Post’s website.

TV

Slate’s Jack Shafer thinks Diane Sawyer should turn down the ABC “World News” anchor slot.

And speculation about Sawyer’s GMA replacement has already begun- NYT looks at some options.

ONLINE

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund has launched.

MAGAZINES

Mediate catches up with Elle magazine’s homeless intern, who says she doesn’t feel exploited by the $150-a-month stipend because most interns doesn’t get paid at all.

BOOKS

The courts agree- the “sequel” to “The Catcher in the Rye” is a “dismal” book.

NEWS NOTES

Gawker: On the morning he was arrested on corruption charges last December, Rod Blagojevich was the nation’s biggest greaseball. So obviously, the national press was willing to say anything to land an interview. And their emails prove it.

Did the media hype up the health care town hall meetings? WaPo‘s E.J. Dionne says media went out of their way to cover town-hall meeting noise and ignored the calmer — or “boring,” from TV’s point of view — encounters between elected representatives and their constituents. (h/t Romanesko)

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Is the media’s love affair with President Obama’s White House over? FamousDC points out these pieces: Ben Smith‘s “Blaming the media, again,” Greg Sargent‘s “Obama’s Political Operation Blasts Media For Distorting Story Of August.”

REVOLVING DOOR

Promotion: Felicia Sonmez has joined the ranks of Hotline’s writing team. After reporting on the ’08 White House race for the Japanese daily, Asahi Shimbun, Sonmez was hired as an Associate Writer for the Hotline in March. This week, Sonmez was promoted to Staff Writer for the political briefing, where she will be covering Senate races.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

JOBS after the jump…

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