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Afternoon Reading List 10.7.13

morningreadinglistresizedRand Paul grilled on “Meet The Press”: HuffPost’s Katherine Fung posted a piece on Sen. Rand Paul‘s appearance on Sunday’s “MTP.” The appearance wasn’t pretty. NBC “TODAY Show” host Savannah Guthrie grilled Paul over candid remarks he had made over a hot mic regarding the government shutdown. Paul held his own, but Guthrie was out for blood and she declined every available opportunity to lob the senator a softball.

Why you should read/watch it: You really want to see the ‘I Want To Destroy You’ grin that’s painted on Guthrie’s face as she relentlessly throws jabs at Paul. Read/watch more here.

Fox News host doesn’t understand parody: Yahoo! News blogger Eric Pfeiffer caught Fox News’ host Anna Kooiman when she accidentally tried to pass off a tidbit of information from a fake news story (found on a satirical website) on Saturday. The fake news post was written by Paul Horner and it claimed that “Obama had offered to keep the International Museum of Muslim Cultures open with cash from his own pocket.” The claim was designed to entertain using sarcasm, not confirm right-wing conspiracy theories from 2008.

Why you should read it: It really feels like the research team at Fox News just compiles Google search results of zany word combinations, like ‘Is Obama even a little Muslim?’ and ‘Totally, super serious stories about Islam and Obama,’ and ‘What’s the actual definition of sarcasm?’ Read more here.

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It’s A Black Friday For Politicker

Lots of bad news out of Jared Kushner‘s Politicker websites today, we’ve learned.

(See a February 2008 New York Times profile of Politicker)

The drip, drip:

  • Politicker’s two DC staffers — Alex Isenstadt and Eric Pfeiffer — have been let go. Deputy Managing Editor Michael Grass (formerly of the Express, DCist) was also let go.

  • Word is that 70% of staffers are being let go.

  • Only five of Politicker’s state sites will remain — Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York.

  • The cause? Well, besides the crappy economy and the crappier journalism industry, Politicker is opting to focus on states that have a better chance of bringing in revenue down the road (many state sites didn’t have an ad sales team), and some state sites had dimmer prospects than others. Some staffers expressed a lack of confidence in the publication’s management and leadership, to us.

  • Most of the casualties are getting two weeks severance pay.

  • Remaining editors will get pay cuts.

  • To be fair, we should outline some of Politicker’s accomplishments. Among them: Politicker is a major player in some states, breaking news and driving the political news cycle on occasion. State-level political types love their work. “We did a lot
    with very little,” said one. “Too bad the economy sucks.”

  • Ben Breier, a web producer in Politicker’s New York office, was also let go, as was the other web producer, Karl Stampfl.

    Got more info? You can reach us here.

  • Politicker Changes

    CQ’s Eric Pfeiffer is joining Politicker.com as an Deputy Managing Editor. Pfeiffer will be taking over some of the day-to-day editorial management duties from Michael Grass, who is taking on expanded duties within the company, including managing all of Politicker’s editorial communications, public relations and outreach.

    Pfeiffer will be relocating to New York City.

    Morning Reading List, 08.21.08

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    Morning Reading List, 08.07.08

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    Morning Reading List, 07.25.08

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    Good morning Washington.

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    Morning Reading List, 07.23.08

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    Good Morning Washington.
    Who is the congressman stripping down in the above photo? Let us know. (Photo Credit: New York Social Diary)

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    Morning Reading List, 07.18.08

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    Good morning Washington. Above, Luke Russert and James Carville spearhead XM radio’s coverage of the MLB All-Star Game.

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    Morning Reading List, 07.17.08

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    Good morning Washington. Where can you find the above bathroom in Washington, D.C.? Email us your guesses.

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    Morning Reading List, 07.15.08

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    Good morning Washington. What area restaurant serves the above dessert tray? Let us know.

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