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Morning Chatter

 Quotes of the Day

“When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?” — Comedy Central Daily Show Host Jon Stewart to NBC Newsman Tom Brokaw, who appeared on the show last night. His reply: “Everything is so compressed, everything happens with warped speed.”

Speaking of fact checking…“Unfortunately when you look at some of the fact checking, they’re partisan, which is not what a fact check is supposed to be.”FNC’s Steve Doocy on Wednesday morning. At which point Gretchen Carlson chimed in, “It’s kind of sad when you have to have a fact checker to check the fact checker to check the fact checker, but anyway…

Yeah, anyway, The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball gets snappy about facts, saying, “Why is everyone so sure facts don’t matter? Journo self-loathing? Or do we think voters are stupid & illiterate?”

From one reporter named “Ben” to another: Are we fighting?

“Top #DNC2012 moment: running into @BuzzFeedBen and having him ask: ‘Are we fighting about something on Twitter? I can’t remember.’ No!” — Politico‘s Ben White who is referencing BuzzFeed Political Editor Ben Smith.

Journo takes backhanded stab at the Romneys

“You know what this first lady knows nothing about? The price at the pump when you fill up a couple of Cadillacs.” — MSNBC’s Richard Wolffe.

An Important Q to Ponder: “Michelle has become a terrific speaker. But why should that matter — or whether Ann Romney loves her husband — in picking a president?” — Washington Pollster  Stu Rothenberg.

Reporters geek out on C-SPAN

“There is nothing better than the old convention clips playing on @cspan. Love hearing these old speeches.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake.

“C-SPANis running clips of past Democratic keynotes. Gotta say, I’m digging the trip down memory lane as #DNC12 is about to convene.” — Jennifer Dlouhy, energy reporter for The Houston Chronicle and Hearst Newspapers.

Rave Reviews for Michelle

“Michelle speech offers a devasting contrast of where the Obamas came from with Romney’s privilege without uttering one nasty word. #DNC2012″ — WaPo Columnist EJ Dionne.

“Will be surprised if Dems don’t switch to live video from White House of Pres Obama and daughters applauding FLOTUS speech.” — CBS White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller.

“Is it gauche to wonder why #FLOTUS beloved dad didn’t try riding #dressage to help alleviate his #MS symptoms? #justasking” — Editorial Promotions Manager at Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Amy Alexander.

“I’ve never heard such a well delivered speech by a first lady ever.” — CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

“Barack Obama always jokes that Michelle gives the better speech. I’m starting to think that’s actually true.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein.

“Notice how FLOTUS makes her strong points without raising her voice. Very effective. #dnc2012″ — Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn.

Oh no she didn’t! Jo Anne Reed (a.k.a. Mrs. Ralph Reed) kicks Obama to the curb during FLOTUS’ convention speech: “Michelle Obama loves her husband more today than four years ago…well at least someone does…we don’t!!”

Meanwhile…CNN’s Lisa Desjardins announces that FLOTUS’s pretty orange sleeveless frock was designed by Tracy Reese. And HollywoodLife.com Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Fuller puts in a giant plug for the First Lady’s well-toned arms: “Michelle Obama has set sleeveless trend 4 all of female newscasters.”

The Eyebrow Observer

“Tim Kaine’s eyebrow is out of control.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matt Lewis.

The Random But Nonetheless Poignant Observer

“I see both Malia and Sasha are rocking skinny jeans after 10pm.” — ABC7′s Jummy Olabanji.

Funky reporting admission

“A source told me tonight that he has ‘personal knowledge’ of everything he told me. That’s comforting.” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman.

 

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Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, John Podesta, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Maria Shriver

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-

ABC’s This Week: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod and a roundtable with WaPo‘s EJ Dionne, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, WSJ‘s Peggy Noonan and ABC’s Jake Tapper and George Will

Fox News Sunday: Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Sen. John Thune (D-SD)

CNN’s State of the Union: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) and CNN’s Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and William Bennett

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: WaPo and ESPN’s Michael Wilbon, CBN’s David Brody, B&C‘s Marisa Guthrie and AmericaBlog.com’s John Aravosis

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: CNAS’ Thomas Ricks, “Superfusion” author Zachary Karabell, “Keynes: The Return of the Master” author Robert Skidelsky, The Econonist‘s John Micklethwait and Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: HD Net’s Dan Rather, NYT‘s Helene Cooper, The Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan, and NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Time‘s Karen Tumulty, AP’s Charles Babington, NJ‘s James Kitfield and Politico‘s John Harris

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Secretary of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and a panel with Urban Radio’s April Ryan, Roll Call TV and Philadelphia Tribune‘s Robert Traynham, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and Democratic strategist Julian Epstein

CNN’s Amanpour: CSIS’ Sarah Mendelson, Human Rights Watch’s Tom Malinowski, Queen Rania of Jordan, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Will update as we learn them.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Bob Shrum, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Maria Shriver

CBS’ Face the Nation: Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Georgetown University sociologist Michael Eric Dyson

ABC’s This Week: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and a roundtable with Liz Cheney, WaPo‘s EJ Dionne, ABC’s Sam Donaldson, PBS’ Gwen Ifill and George Will

Fox News Sunday: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and a panel with Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon and Fox News contributors NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino, former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Thomas M. Menino and nephew Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and CNN’s Mary Matalin and James Carville

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Time‘s Joe Klein, WaPo‘s David Broder, former The Boston Globe columnist Tom Oliphant, WGBH “Beat the Press” host Emily Rooney, “Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America” author Kurt Andersen

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former Secretary of State/Treasury James Baker, VF‘s Christopher Hitchens, “Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy” author Fawaz Gerges, “Left in Dark Times” author Bernard-Henri Levy, “Standing Alone in Mecca” author Asra Nomani and Carnegie’s Minxin Pei

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, CBS’ Bill Plante, Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman and NPR’s Michele Norris

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Time‘s Karen Tumulty, WaPo‘s David Broder, WSJ‘s David Wessel and NBC’s Pete Williams

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) and historian Robert Dallek

Will update as we learn them.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a roundtable with CNBC’s Erin Burnett, former House Speaker New Gingrich (R-GA), U.S. News & World Report’s Mort Zuckerman and “Lords of Finance” author Liaquat Ahamed

CBS’ Face the Nation: White House Director of Office and Budget Management Peter Orszag, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Washington Post Writers Group syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker and WaPo’s Michael Fletcher

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), the Chamber of Commerce’s Thomas Donohue and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will and Cokie Roberts, NYT’s David Brooks and WaPo’s EJ Dionne

Fox News Sunday: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA)

CNN’s State of the Union: Orszag, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Connie Chung, WaPo’s Sari Horowitz and Scott Higham

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: CNBC’s Trish Regan, Time’s Rick Stengel, Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page and WaPo’s Kathleen Parker

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols, Rich Miller, Stephen Engle, Margaret Carlson and Kevin Hassett

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: WSJ’s David Wessel, Time’s Karen Tumulty, National Journal’s James Barnes

Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Former Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater, CongressNow’s Geoff Koss, Roll Call’s Anna Palmer and Emily Heil

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: Rep. John Murtha and Sen. Lindsey Graham. Roundtable includes Washington Post’s Gene Robinson and Wall Street Journal’s John Harwood.

  • Face the Nation: Sens. Joe Lieberman and Carl Levin and Washington Post’s Anne Hull.

  • This Week: Sens. Trent Lott and Charles Schumer and Treas. Secretry Henry Paulson. The roundtable consists of Washington Post’s EJ Dionne, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Reps. Pete Hoekstra and Charlie Rangel, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Susan G. Komen founder Nancy Brinker.

  • Late Edition: Sens. Chris Dodd and Jon Kyl, Rep. Tom Tancredo , and U.S. Amb. to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad.

  • Chris Matthews Show: NBC’s David Gregory, Chicago Tribune’ Clarence Page, New York Times’s Elisabeth Bumiller and Washington Post Writers Group’s Kathleen Parker .

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: FAA Admin. Marion Blakey. Associates Press’ Leslie Miller and USA Today’s Alan Levin join the questioning.