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FBDC regular lambastes Ezzy

“@ezraklein surprise us. say something critical of Obama. No, not ‘he is too handsome for a politician’” — Ohio’s avid Washington journalism follower Larry Kelly to WaPo blogger and Democratic strategist Ezra Klein.

Politico‘s Shermanator  to Lady Gaga’s rescue

After @ladygaga wrote, “KILL THE BITCH” Politico‘s Jake Sherman seemed rather concerned. He wrote, “This sounds drastic, LG. call me tonight.” HuffPost‘s Elise Foley then jumped in, saying, “That sounds weird, JS.” He wasn’t swayed. He wrote, “Elise Foley, I’M CONCERNED ABOUT LADY GAGA! IS THAT A CRIME!??!?!” Okay, Fast Break, take it easy. We know you had the best of intentions with, er, Lady Gaga.

A reader psychoanalyzes FishbowlDC’s thoughts

“It’s like @fishbowldc is under the impression they actually provide some service or usefulness to society.” — FBDC Fan Club Jr. President Brandon Warner. Listen, Brando, apparently you missed the boat this week or don’t need free furniture, but we alerted our readers to 19 free green chairs being given away by House Beautiful Magazine this week. That is a public service, as is Wendy Wednesday, White House Soup of the Day and all the other important posts we write. No doubt, you’re saving the world or the whales or both. So please enlighten us whenever possible.

ABC7 is giving away free iPad

“You’ve got precious little time to enter to win a new iPad from us on Facebook! Click here to enter to win.” — ABC7 in a tweet that has nothing to do with a criminal in Kensington, Md. who “shit and killed” himself. Go here to win the iPad.

 

Two Female Scribes Play Nice on Twitter

Twitter can be obnoxious in the way that reporters call one another out for mistakes in a public forum. Why not just write them privately? Because, of course, that would defeat the purpose of public humiliation. Here’s an example of two reporters — one from HuffPost, another from Politico — who engaged politely during last night’s primary coverage. It was no less obnoxious, mind you, as Politico honchos and colleagues likely saw the exchange. But hey, at least it didn’t end in a brawl.

HuffPost‘s Elise Foley began with this mild scolding of Politico‘s Juana Summers: “Unfortunate phrasing? MT @jmsummers: Santorum hitting women hard here, talking about his mother and wife ‘who is as strong as they get.’”

Juana wrote back, “.@elise_foley Gonna be fixing that one.”

Elise suddenly realized how she sounded. “@jmsummers Ha, sorry, I was being kind of a twitter brat. I got what you meant.”

Juana quickly took the high road and made Elise feel better about calling her out. “@elise_foley No, I got it. Someone else on the press table got my attention too. I appreciate it.”

Juana ultimately altered her tweet. And Elise RT it. “RT @jmsummers: Santorum talking up women — talking about his mother and wife “who is as strong as they get.”

 

 

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Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is that of Politico’s media writer Dylan Byers and The Daily Caller’s Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson discussing MMFA Founder David Brock‘s book party next week at MMFA headquarters in Washington. Brock’s book is called, The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned A Network Into A Propaganda Machine.

Byers: So: I got invited to a @MMFA party. Is it Ok if I go? (cc’ @TuckerCarlson) Carlson: Only if I can come as your date. Byers: I imagine I’ll have to clear that with them. Byers: *@TuckerCarlson cannot be my date to @MMFA party: “We are unfortunately at capacity and can’t accommodate +1s” Also, TC will be out of town.

Journo live tweets fatal train accident

“If we were in an area a #DigitalFirst newsroom covers, I’d try to get out to play reporter, but I’ll just tweet from my seat. #amtrakfatal” — JRC’s Community Outreach Director Steve Buttry.

‘Recovering journo’ hits Spa World

“Spa World was what I needed. Now I hope it storms all night long, then ‘ll be in amazing shape in the morning.” — Nicole Young. (If you’ve never been to Spa World, it’s a sauna lover’s paradise.)

Deep Thought: Is it the food’s fault?

“Why does food know when I’m wearing a Brooks Brothers shirt?” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel as quoted by HuffPost’s Elise Foley.

Irritated journo

“Hello, ‘Unknown’ number that keeps calling when I’m unable to answer, then not leaving messages. Stop that.” — Actual Weigel.

 

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Lizza offers pronunciation advice

“Pro tip: The secret to pronouncing Ahmadinejad is to think ‘I’m a dinner jacket.’ #yourewelcome #cnndebate” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

Daily Caller reporter gets gipped by BuzzFeed

“Interesting. HuffPost links me in their Rand Paul veep story. BuzzFeed does not extend the same courtesy. Something I said?” — The Daily Caller‘s Matt Lewis. Just speculation, but there is ongoing warfare between The Daily Caller and BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith.

TPM‘s Marshall razzes CNN’s King

“John King: If you were a form of contraception, which one would you be?” — TPM Editor Josh Marshall. He also promo-ed the one-word debate question with this: “Official John King dingbat question round coming up after the commercial.”

Annoying Tweet of the Night Award

“To those who interpret my tweets as being for or against someone, I’m neutral. I’m just enjoying calling the debate as I see it…” — CNN Contributor Ari Fleischer. Note to Fleischer: SHUT UP ALREADY.

King’s one-word question elicits angry/funny reactions

Coulter weighs in: “Newt: unfaithful Ron Paul: cute Santorum: Satan! Romney: president” — Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter.

“How would I describe myself? Three words. Hard-working. Alpha male. Jackhammer.” — The Daily Caller‘s Lewis.

“Santorum should’ve just said Santorum. #maturejokes” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.

“BREAKING: Stupid question draws really stupid answers.” — The Examiner‘s David Freddoso.

“Sleepy, grumpy, bashful and … Cheerful” — HuffPost’s Howard Fineman.

“Cheerful? Fact check.” — Media Matters Spokeswoman Jess Levin.

“Santorum sets himself apart by describing himself WITH A NOUN. Someone give the man a grammar book.” — The Guardian‘s LA-based Amy Willis.

Hollywood assumption…

Commentary‘s John Podhoretz thinks he knows insider Hollywood gossip? He writes, “Eva Longoria is a co-chair of the Obama re-election effort. So the Botox community is well-represented.”

Unfortunate gaseous exchange

Below the Beltway’s Doug Mataconis: “I’m hungry. What’s for dinner?”

The Right Sphere Contributor Tom Dougherty: “Enchiladas because I want heartburn and gas during the #GOPDebate/#CNNDebate tonight.”

What’s Driving the Day: “Cat saves his owner’s life just HOURS after being adopted” — HuffPost. Read here.

D.C. journo dreams of Chelsea Handler

“Just remembered dream I had about Chelsea Handler last night. She was a neuroscientist inventing a drug to block feelings. Subconscious=lame.” — D.C.-based freelancer Moe Tkacik.

The Observer

“Media scare tactics: John King says, ‘One of these men could be president 11 months from now.’ #CNNDebate” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

Ash Wednesday Faux Pas Prevention Tip

“Note to self: refrain from saying, ‘umm, you have a little something on your forehead’ today. — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Wednesday tweet.

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Journo’s cat sets her alarm clock

“The cat stepped on my iPhone dock alarm clock last night and set it to go off at 7 a.m. Which it did. Which was wonderful. #gah” — WaPo Express‘s Sara Schwartz in a tweet that Politico‘s resident cat lover Patrick Gavin might appreciate. We’re sure Gavin’s cats don’t have tricks like that.

White House scribe details Michelle O’s attire down to thighs

“The top of the first lady’s dress was a bright orange racerback; from mid-torso to mid-thigh it has a green and white jungle-like print; the final piece that fell to the knee was a grayish pattern.” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein in a Sunday Pool Report from Hawaii.

Corn on Bachmann on God

“Short version of Bachmann campaign event: God, God, God, God, God, God.” — Mother Jones‘ Washington Bureau Chief David Corn.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Here’s to a new year in which cell phone and Twitter users learn the value of an unexpressed thought.” — AP Radio News’ Jon Belmont.

Reporter does what it takes

“This crazy Iowa wind blew the address I need out of hand & across the parking lot. I literally parkoured [sic] over a fence to get it. #nprlife” — NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Journo loses cologne to TSA

“Leaving my new Christmas gift (cologne) in SC because it was .2oz too much. Thanks TSA.” — FBDC’s and The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry, who explained that the cologne, Cool Water by Davidoff, was a sentimental re-gift from his father.

Not surprisingly, Walsh criticizes an R

Leslie Stahl admitted that interview was part of a Cantor push to soften and humanize his richly deserved awful image. Ick.” — Salon Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh of Sunday’s “60 Minutes” interview with House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor.

Ahh…the warmth of the holidays

“Nice to see the TSA in ATL not give a hard time to the 3 yo with the toy gun who refused to let it leave his hand.” — RedState.com Editor-in-Chief and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson.

Um, Happy New Year?

“Ooh. Time for another round of my favorite neighborhood game: Fireworks or Gunshot?” — Reason Magazine Associate Editor Peter Suderman.

Words to live by…“Don’t forget: Resolutions are for quitters.” — Capitol File Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett.

Birth Week: Nibbles Knox, son of AFP‘s Olivier Knox. A note from Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner: “Happy birthday to the famous Nibbles Knox! May this year be filled with all the legos your little heart ever could desire @OKnox” — (quote by and h/t to Shiner. h/t to Politico‘s Mike Allen for the phrase h/t.) HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIBBLES!

Things are getting weird in Iowa

“Local reporter, desperate for people to interview, asks Jeff Zeleny if he’s media or voter. #blending” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel on NYT‘s Zeleny.

“Lady sitting next to me at Atlantic, Iowa, diner, on being a campaign reporter: ‘I think that would be a terrible job.’” — Politico‘s Reid Epstein.

“Went to the lobby to get coffee. When the desk clerk saw my bed head I thought he might offer me medical treatment.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson.

Funky Convo Between Two Journos

TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro: “Happy Des Moines time new year to the crew @TPM, best support staff a road warrior’s ever had.” HuffPost‘s Elise Foley: “#puke.”

Travel writer starts new year on funereal note

“And…my first day of the year starts w a funeral. Sort of nice, though. #perspective.” — National Geographic Traveler Contributing Editor Carl Hoffman.

A given…“Sorry in advance for all the irresponsible things I’m going to do to 2012.” — HuffPost’s left-wing media reporter Jason Linkins.

Editor salutes his Beagle

“Smartest living being in the house today: Fred the Beagle, who laid his head on the remote during the Jets game and changed the channel.” — Digital First Media Editor-in-Chief and former TBD GM Jim Brady.

Just who is Ben Smith?

“@benpolitico Someone from buzzfeed’s at this Santorum event trying 2 explain who u r to Iowan lady of certain age. She seems mystified alas.” — The Hill‘s Niall Stanage.

ME ME ME ME ME

“@danielabrams: dan abrams” — Mediaite founder Dan Abrams. To which Weigel replied simply, “#fail.” (To Abrams we give Tigi’s Bed Head line of conditioner called Self Absorbed for his lux locks.)

Is he SERIOUS?

“Is it New Years Eve 2011 or New Years Eve 2012? I get confused every year.” — Cheoff Geoff Tracy, husband to CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“If you’re tracking, tonight’s Santorum Sweater Vest Color is navy blue. Or black. On CNN live now.” — Digital Producer for CNN Erin Burnett‘s “Out Front” Mark Joyella.

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