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NO DIGGING FOR GOLD: “My friend Angela spotted me on the CNN feed in her newsroom in Rochester! Glad I wasn’t picking my nose! :-) — ABC12′s Ted Fioraliso.

This Town fallout?

“That hardhitting report based on my eavesdropping on a staff conversation. #partylikeajournalist” — Dylan Scott, staff writer for GOVERNING.

And our Anonymous Ranter has more to say: “This Town”: Unlike most Wash gossip that aspires to wisdom and world-weariness, this one pulls it off with good writing. But I confirm my view that there is no news in the book, by which I mean something that constitutes scandalous behavior, which confirms the penumbra of suspicion of corruption that the book has cast. Andrea Mitchell went to parties but apparently never had a conflict of interest. People worship and fear the Clintons. Most public figures are egotistical. Some of the small details are nice and underplayed (e.g. Duberstein tried to run McCain’s transition planning then endorsed Obama) but nothing really newsy and Nothing but nothing that seems surprising.

Important Q to Ponder: “If a magazine can’t risk being irresponsible, what’s the point?” – Reuters‘ media writer Jack Shafer.

Morning Oopsy: ” One of Politico’s three “DC Hipsters,” Audrey Gelman, lives in New York.” — Washington Examiner‘s Rebecca Berg. See the list here.

Advice to Eliot Spitzer: Stay away from CNN’s “The Lead”

“Watched @jaketapper interview Spitzer. Ouch! Why Spitzer doing ntl tv, beats me. Advice: if caught screwing around, don’t do Jakes’s show.” — CNN Contributor Ana Navarro. Spitzer appeared on the show Thursday.

Email nightmares

“7 am when I haven’t had coffee yet wasn’t the time to be confronted by yet another gmail redesign” — Jessica Taylor, digital reporter for MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” and NBC Politics.

Sometimes it pays to find out what your coworkers will wear to work

“Clash of the anchor patterns on #TODAY Stripes? Check. Checks? Check. Plaid? Check. More plaid. Check and check.” — NBC TODAY Show co-host Savannah Guthrie.

Convo Between Two Journos

This morning’s conversation is between NBC Politics’ Mike O’Brien and BuzzFeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

O’BRIEN: You’re missing my point. I’m not talking about today’s filing, which is basically the last five notes of a 3-hour symphony.

MCMORRIS-SANTORO: I don’t think I’m missing your point. I think you’re missing my point, which is better than your point, haha.

 

Afternoon Reading List 07.02.13

Small newspaper, big storiesGlenn Greenwald and the Guardian have been at the edge of breaking news about the NSA’s secret surveillance programs since originally publishing documents leaked by defense contractor Edward Snowden. But, as WaPo’s Paul Farhi reports, the Guardian isn’t some massive news organization in the ranks of the NYT, USA Today or Britain’s The Sun. Instead, the liberal newspaper which started in 1821, boasts a print circulation similar to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette with fewer than 160,000 copies distributed each day. Online, however,  it’s a different story,  as the website is one of the most frequently visited in the world, with a high of 41 million monthly unique visitors. Greenwald’s video interview with Snowden last month brought nearly 7 million unique views in just one day. The Guardian is struggling financially, but subsidized by other ventures owned by the same trust, the Scott Trust Limited, including the highly-profitable British car-sales site Auto Trader. The news organization continues to break international news, and if it ever does go under, as Farhi reports, the next big story may be broken by “a secondhand car magazine.”

Why you should read it: The NSA, then Snowden, and now Greenwald have made headlines around the world. It’s time to give the Guardian its 15 seconds.

NYC mayoral candidate wants Weiner’s exes to speak up — In an unsurprising move, Anthony Weiner’s GOP rival in the New York City mayoral race has called on Weiner’s ex-girlfriends to “talk about what it was like to be with him and date him and things like that.” As ex-Washington Examiner scribe Tara Palmeri of the New York Post reports, Joe Lhota issued the call to Weiner’s ex-girlfriends on Talk Radio Network’s “The Andrea Tantaros Show” after a little push from Tantaros. The radio host called Weiner’s treatment of Fox News’ Megan Kelly in past interviews “arrogant” and “disrespectful.” If he lies to his wife, Tantaros questioned Lhota, “how do voters in New York City believe he’s somehow going to respect their wishes and not act like some bizarro pervy freak?” Weiner did get support from one ex-girlfriend after the 2011 sexting scandal deflated his career, who said he’s “very sweet, very funny, very charming.” But some women on Capitol Hill know a different version of Weiner, who they is a bully. As some readers may recall, TWT’s Emily Miller said Weiner made dirty jokes about the scandal while she interviewed him about it, using the words “firm” and “stiff.” A representative of Weiner said he would not respond to “Mr. Lhota’s mud throwing.”

Why you should read it: Everyone loves reading about Weiner, whether you’re hoping for him to make a triumphant return to political stardom or just hear more details about his sex life. Also, the writer refers to him once as “the penis tweeter.”

Who’s in Playboy?

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10 Journos You Don’t Want to Fight on Twitter

We’re not sure what we did for entertainment before we could watch what probably should be journalists’ private feuds unfold in public on Twitter. For all the talk about teens who have no social-networking shame, there are a few grownups in the media who haven’t seemed to learn the lesson either. Some days, our Washington Twitter lists look more like a Beltway Fight Club than they do a group of media elites.

Not that we’re complaining. We do need something to watch between episodes of Veep and Scandal reruns, and the journalists on our list below don’t disappoint. Fair warning though—if you take some of them on, you doing so at your own risk.

Honorable mentions: The Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher, Conservative radio host Dana Loesch, WaPo‘s Greg Sargent, the DNC’s communications director, Brad Woodhouse, and NRSC’s Brad Dayspring. If you don’t think Dayspring can fight, read this story published last night in which he was referred to as a “rabid dog.”

Here it is, FishbowlDC’s 10 Journalists You Don’t Want to Fight on Twitter:

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D.C. Weatherman Dunked for Interrupting ‘Bachelorette’ With Flood Report

Washington experienced a downpour Monday evening that resulted in flash flood warnings throughout the area. But hey, why should potentially life-threatening rainfall mean that the most dramatic part of the night’s “Bachelorette” be interrupted for a weather report?

Just as one of the contestants on the ABC reality dating show was confronted on-camera by his incensed ex-girlfriend for not telling her he was competing on a reality show for Desiree Hartsock‘s love (Des is pictured above), ABC7′s Doug Hill interrupted to give viewers a weather update.

Some were aghast at his horrible timing. “I demand an apology for interrupting the climax of the ‘Bachelorette,’” viewer Kelsey Donley tweeted at Hill. And she was only one of many upset with ABC7′s cut-in. Read more

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Quotes of the Day

“Breathing is difficult because of the fire at Frager’s. The sun is still up but some part of Cap Hill look like nite.”Andrew Mollenbeck, WTOP.

Minor Morning Oopsy!

“Another smart take from @HotlineJosh : ‘GOP Struggles With Its Silver Linings Playbook’” — NJ‘s Ron Fournier. The Hotline’s Josh Krashaar, however, corrects the record, saying, “@ron_fournier was actually @Alex_Roarty piece.”  To which Fournier replied, “Alex doesn’t seem like a ‘Silver Linings’ dude. Great piece.” Read the story here. Alex Roarty is a politics writer for NJ. We sure hope Fournier isn’t getting Howard Kurtz Syndrome, an affliction caused by being being heavily distracted while reading shit online too fast.

Editor stresses out on deadline, needs Cheerios, champagne and rest

“This is going to be one ballbuster of a deadline. Not to mention everything else that has to get done. #needsmycheerios” – Metro Weekly Editor-in-Chief Randy Shulman. Thankfully he writes, “In two weeks, I will be sipping champagne at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. #bgh @BigGayHoliday.”

TWT writer gets writer’s block

“I’ve hit the wall on writing my first book. Curling up in the fetal position seems only option now.” — TWT‘s Emily Miller. Uh oh. She later added, “I might just leave the country so my publisher can’t find me.”

Bickering is…

FNC’s Dana Perino, 7:52 p.m.: “Greg Gutfeld since I’ve met you, I’ve never laughed so much. At you.”

FNC’s Greg Gutfeld, 7:53 p.m.: “Dana Perino you just proved my point. No wonder your closest friends are four-legged.”

Jasper Perino (yes, her dog), 7:54 p.m.: “Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, at least her closest friends are not mythical creature.”

Convo Between Two Journos

This morning’s conversation is between Washington Examiner’s Justin Green and BuzzFeed Political Editor McKay Coppins.

GREEN: “The cronut thing proves New Yorkers are terrible.”

COPPINS: “If DC got cronuts they’d shut down the city in celebration. Then everyone would go to the 2 other good restaurants in town.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Afternoon Reading List 05.30.13

The state of conservative media  Oliver Willis, a professional Fox News hater for Media Matters, laid out the current state of conservative media in a story for The Daily Banter. Well his take on it, anyway. The piece was very much in Willis’ typical style, bashing the right-wing media and conservative movement. Willis said that Rush Limbaugh is still conservative media’s “most dominant voice,” though his audience is fading due to his lack of online activity and aging radio audience. According to Willis, he is not only influential to his audience, but Limbaugh is also influential among right-wing pols. Where Limbaugh falls short in online activity, Willis said Matt Drudge and Glenn Beck are both excelling on the web, though some of Drudge’s credibility has been lost due to his fondness for “conspiracy theories from 9/11 truthers.” The piece also evaluates the new generation of right-wing media, including Breitbart.com and Michelle Malkin. Willis calls this new breed of conservative media “a gaggle of clowns” and says it “could be the best thing to happen to the left.” Though Willis dismisses Breitbart.com as a non-serious news outlet, he does credit Andrew Breitbart’s original mission for the website. Under his leadership, he said, the site was “evil, but a good idea” and that Breitbart “knew what the hell he was doing.” Since Breitbart’s passing, however, Willis said the site has taken a turn for the worse. Not trying hiding his obvious personal bias, Willis concedes that he is “a liberal who wants conservatism to fail.” So while he may not the best person to evaluate the current state of the conservative media, he does give a rather detailed analysis of the right-wing media from the perspective of the left.

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Male Reporters Harden Stances on Weiner Clash With Female Scribes

Some male reporters felt the need to get in a dick swinging contest with Donald Trump this afternoon. The subject matter: Ironically, ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).

On Wednesday we reported that TWT Senior Op-ed Writer Emily Miller wrote that she and a female colleague Susan Crabtree had alleged that Weiner had harassed them during conversations on Capitol Hill. In Miller’s case, she says a heated Weiner got inches from her face and subjected her to humiliating sexual comments as she tried to question him on the sexting scandal. Crabtree, meanwhile, says Weiner erected his middle finger at her in the Speaker’s Lobby in front of gobs of reporters.

Today, Trump, an expert on pretty much everything known to mankind, retweeted Miller’s story and the crowd went wild. Because retweets actually do mean endorsements now don’t they? Trump wrote, “Must read article by @EmilyMiller: ‘Anthony Weiner is a twit who treats women like dirt.’”

BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski (pictured at left) and Politico‘s Alex Burns  jumped all over it, equating that Trump being divorced and sending nasty missives to a columnist was equivalent to harassing women in the workplace.

Burns pointed to a story in New York magazine story in which columnist Gail Collins, the first woman to hold the position of Editorial Page Editor at NYT, recounts the time Trump sent her story back to her with her face circled with “The Face of a Dog” written all over it. Burns added, “Seriously, Donald Trump doesn’t demean women?” And Kaczynski cracked, “Twice divorced Trump.”

Miller (pictured above in pink) shot back on Twitter, “Divorce has NOTHING to do with demeaning women in the workplace.” She told FishbowlDC, “I am shocked these male reporters will do anything to defend Anthony Weiner’s pattern of harassing female reporters on Capitol Hill. Clearly, they can’t understand how humiliating it was for us and how difficult Weiner made it to do our job.”

She remarked on what it was like to interview Weiner versus Trump. Read more

TWT Writer Puts Weiner’s Ass on Blast

TWT‘s Emily Miller isn’t exactly shy and wilting. So her story this afternoon, in which she clocks former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) for the way she alleges that he treated female journalists, shouldn’t shock you.

But it might.

Miller’s report includes her own account and that of  her colleague, Susan Crabtree. “He didn’t just treat strange women like sex objects,” she writes, “he harassed female journalists who work on Capitol Hill. Two of us work at The Washington Times.”

And so it begins, the media frenzy that will be Weiner’s bid for New York mayor.

“Weiner clearly doesn’t respect women — whether the ones he sends naked pictures or reporters in the workplace,” Miller told FishbowlDC. “He should have shrunk away in shame after getting caught. The female voters in New York should listen to my tape of his lies before even considering him for mayor.”

In Crabtree’s case, she reports that Weiner gave her the middle finger in front of a gaggle of other reporters in the Speaker’s Lobby. In Miller’s… Read more

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Quotes of the Day

Trolling criteria

“You might be a troll IF … you are blocking me while also sending me harassing messages.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.

Belching journalist alert

“Headed to @bonapetit’s #VegasUncorked. #belch” – CQ Roll Call’s David Drucker, who will soon work for the Washington Examiner.

Convo Between Two Journos

Politico‘s Ben White: “I’ve been thrown out of DC cabs for even mentioning credits cards so color me skeptical.”

WSJ‘s Victoria McGrane: “It’s why I uber.”

100 percent awkward

“That awkward moment when you’re searching for your iPhone to send an email & then remember it’s pressed to your ear bc you’re on the phone.” — MSNBC’s Touré. The only response he got came in from Meka (a.k.a. @yeswecanraptors) who wrote: “huh!? what type of awkward moment is that?”

The Tweet Heard Around the World

“@MeghanMcCain if it wasn’t for politicians cheating on their wives, you wouldn’t exist.” — David Burge of Iowahawkblog in reaction to Meghan McCain‘s intense disappointment over Mark Sanford‘s congressional win in South Carolina.

And no idea how this got lost yesterday but…

“Let me clarify for you mouthbreathers out there: I don’t hate the South. I love the South. I’m of the South. But South Carolina sucks balls.” — Former Mother Jones Editor Adam Weinstein.

C-SPAN Social Media Specialist forgets earphones — the horror!

“Getting on the metro and realizing you forgot your headphones…why God why?!?!? #firstworldproblems” — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art.

Book deal: TWT Senior Op-ed writer Emily Miller has a new book out come September called Emily Gets Her Gun about purchasing a gun in D.C. Her publisher: Regnery. Release date: Sept. 3, 2013. Read more on Examiner.com. Miller told FishbowlDC: “I’m nervous about getting this done — five weeks to deadline and the news keeps changing — but I’m also thrilled to be publishing my first book.”

 

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Quotes of the Day

This is your brain. This is your brain on Salon.

“Reading that Salon article was like killing brain cells without the benefit of alcohol.” — Conservative radio correspondent Dana Loesch.

Maybe a slight exaggeration?

“He makes things difficult for me when he does things like trespassing.” — Jenny Sanford, former loving (?) wife of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) to the AP in this story. Not that she shouldn’t be irate about the cheating and the lying, but he couple has four sons together. Just maybe that had to do with his “trespassing.”

Political operator feels mixed on new specs

“I can see really well with my new glasses that arrived today…just not wild about how they look on me. Oh well, at least I can see.” — GOProud founder Jimmy LaSalvia (the actual glasses are pictured above).

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:47 a.m.

Advice columnist counsels aides who want to leave Capitol Hill

“Leave on the best terms possible. All your current co-workers — from the crazy one you complain about to Hill Navigator to the one who eats tuna for lunch at a desk 4 inches from your own — will become valuable contacts once you turn in your keys and BlackBerry.” — Roll Call’s “Hill Navigator” writer Rebecca Gale. Read the full column here.

Important Q to Ponder: “Why do TV news anchors say ‘lower extremities’ instead of ‘legs’?” — TWT senior opinion writer Emily Miller.

Writer thinks PETA has questionable priorities

“PETA just announced cows are being abused on a farm. So when Boston, N. Korea, Gosnell and the economy are taken care of, there’s that.” — @HistoricOswald‘s Peter Savodnik, author of The Interloper to be published later this year and formerly a reporter for The Hill.

Journo awed by Thatcher funeral

“There are few things as haunting & beautiful as the voices of boys’ choir in a cathedral funeral service. #Thatcher.” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. The funeral aired on CSPAN2 this morning.

Could you care less about this?

“Pet peeve: when people say ‘could care less’ instead of ‘couldn’t care less.’ — Fox News Senate Producer Kara Rowland.

Hollywood on the Potomac interviews NBC’s Tom Brokaw on the Riacin incident.

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