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Erick Erickson Called You a Shameless Whore (Especially You MSNBC Ladies!)

Well, this isn’t very nice. Erick Erickson went on a somewhat pornographic screed against the news media today in a post to Redstate.com:

You guys in the press who are reading this right now can be such shameless whores. I generally try to hold to the standard these days that if I wouldn’t be outraged by George Chimpy McBushitler Halliburton and Darth Cheney doing something, I shouldn’t be outraged by President Obama. And if I’d be outraged by Bush, I should be outraged by Obama.

But you journalists have such erections for everything Barack Obama does, you can’t even summon outrage to report fairly on the latest b.s. from the administration over Obamacare. Is it any wonder so many people have stopped trusting you?

Erickson also accuses the lady journalists of wanting to bone the prez:

But now, you’d rather have cocktails (pun absolutely intended for a good portion of you “journalists”) with the President, jealously size up the competition in the First Lady, and wish you too could be a mistress when you see France’s President and whoever the gal of the week is for him…

…with President Obama, half of MSNBC still wants to have his baby and the women over there just want to be his mistress. Hell, France’s President has one.

Why, you ask, would Mr. Erickson say such things? Well because of Obamacare, obvs.

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Erickson Ponders the Meaning of Kwanzaa

RedState’s Erick Erickson illustrates why the GOP might be having a hard time with minority voters:

 

 

 

Morning Chatter

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Deep thoughts with Dana Loesch

“Objectivity is a lie in modern media climes. They get away with not having any by insisting that it still exists.” — conservative radio host Dana Loesch.

Frustration is…

“I’ve never received so many poorly written email requests to guest post on my site. Um, no.” — Kara Manos, beauty blogger for PoliticsofPretty.com.

UnknownFun times: “You know what’s fun? Leaping over a giant monster cockroach when you get home.” — The Hill‘s Rebecca Shabad.

A word on anonymous sources…

“Heading out for an eight-mile run. Interrupt if anonymous sources say the U.S. captured or killed anyone else.” — TIME‘s Andrew Katz.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 5:23 a.m.

SavannahGuthrieIn praise of Savannah

“@SavannahGuthrie was a hell of a lot better than Gregory today. Very Russert-like w GOOD followup Qs @msnbc She should be host. #thisweek” — photog Lauren Burke.

“Savannah Guthrie is tough, man. Really sharp hosting Meet The Press this morning. Terrific interviewer.” — Gary Parrish, a national columnist for CBS Sports.

“Approximate improvement in the questioning with Savannah Guthrie substituting for David Gregory on @meetthepress: 100 percent.” — NYU journalism instructor Jay Rosen.

Shots fired.

“Dear Washington Redskins, Lanny Davis’s nauseating response to Obama makes you look worse, not better.” — former White House spokesman Tommy Vietor.

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A sermon of sorts

“A clear dark night puts your relationship with God in perspective. We are tiny. He is vast and glorious.” — FNC and RedState‘s Erick Erickson.

Just on the off chance that you’ve got an annoying follower…

“Tip: If you have an annoying follower, block then unblock them and they automatically stop following you.” — BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski.

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THIS IS CNN: “Wolf! #NavyYardShooting” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.

Spotted on the Acela…

“Morning shows apparently repositioning for Tuesday. CNNs Cuomo and CBSs Rose boarding Southbound Acela just now.” — TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer.

NBC’s Chuck Todd: the messenger

“I know folks are relishing an opportunity to get out their hatred for media; I’m just trying to provide context for what we got wrong.” — NBC Political Director Chuck Todd.

Trying to piece together facts

“In the last 15 seconds on one radio i heard 9 dead…8 dead and 6 dead — are they not listening to each other?” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.

Words of media wisdom…

“It’s pretty clear at this point that nothing is ever learned from one royal breaking news f’ up to the next.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

“Know what? If you or I RT something, we endorse it. (Maybe not views themselves, but as accurate news.) Any disclaimer otherwise: bullshit.” — National Journal “The Hotline’s” Scott Bland.

“If the wrong person was named in today’s shooting, I hope he sues the news orgs and wins, a la Richard Jewell. Pathetic. #journalism.” — Brad Phillips, who writes the Mr. Media Training blog.

“Two things that never work out. Ever. 1.) Saying ‘Don’t you know who I am?’
2.) Rushing to be 1st with unverified facts. First is not best.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito.

“It’s always conflicting law enforcement sources…” — BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith.

“So basically every piece of information that’s come out about the shooting so far today has been wrong.” — WCP‘s Aaron Weiner.

“Did we learn nothing from Sandy Hook and the Boston bombing? Stop reporting wild rumors like it’s fact.” — Washington Examiner‘s Steve Contorno.

“Here’s an idea. Rather than tweet out competing reports, perhaps we could wait a little bit and report out confirmed reports.” — Mo Elleithee, DNC Communications Director.

“Okay, turning off Twitter for now because developing news and social media don’t mix.” — J.P. Freire at 11:37 a.m. Monday.

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What’s Elise Foley Tweeting?

In this feature, we examine the tweeting habits of DC journalists. This week: HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.

Reading through a week’s worth of Foley’s tweets was much more fun than drudging through the Twitter feed of RedState and FNC’s Erick Erickson, who we featured last week. For starters, Foley only posted 184 tweets, compared to Erickson’s 396. While she does like to click “Retweet” a lot, most of the retweets had at least some value, and the rest her feed was mostly a pleasant mix of humor and information. Overall, we broke Foley’s tweets into six categories: Retweets, Just stories, Opinions, Funny, Quotes and Elise’s two cents.

Here are a few examples from each category. Read more

What’s Erick Erickson Tweeting?

In this feature, we examine the tweeting habits of DC journalists. This week: Red State‘s Erick Erickson.

When first looking at Erickson’s Twitter feed, it’s not immediately apparent that you’re not looking at your own Twitter feed. Most of the 396 tweets were just retweets of other people. Overall, Erickson’s feed can be broken into seven categories: Retweets, HA HA HA, “4yo”/family, Stories (mostly his own), Opinions (mostly controversial/antagonistic), Funny (at least a little bit) and Random/Unnecessary.

Here are a few examples from each category. Read more

Morning Chatter

Journos react to Hastings’ autopsy

“Hey kids. Drugs are wack. And they won’t make you a better writer.” – TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer in response to Michael Hastings‘ autopsy released Tuesday in LAT that revealed that there were small amounts of pot and methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death.

“Drugs are bad.” — RedState and FNC’s Erick Erickson.

Governor saves an insect

“Walking up statehouse steps I observed @LincolnChafee save a praying mantis. Used paper to move it to grass. Then got in car and drove away.” – AP‘s David Klepper.

A question we must all ask ourselves

“I’ve got a bunch of tomato water and don’t have ideas for it. What should I do?” — Slate‘s Farhad Manjoo.

Official number of women who have accused San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment: 17

Cookie time at WaPo

“My favorite time in the office: @WaPoFood has already started “research” for their famous annual Christmas cookie feature.” – WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles.

Real HuffPost story promo: “Sex with goat gets man banned from every farm in entire country”

Real Headline in The Daily Caller: “Weiner tries to slip back in”

Vast liberal media conspiracy? Editor, please.

“If he’d been Bob Filner (R), the whole party would’ve exiled him weeks ago & the press would still be talking about damaging narratives.” — Townhall Political Editor Guy Benson, who clearly hasn’t been watching the news as Filner’s every grope or “pat on the tush” is covered.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:49 a.m.

Bo and Sunny fallout…

“I’m surprised the Obamas didn’t name their new puppy ‘Cousin Oliver.’” — National Review‘s Jim Geraghty.

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And now… a very important bra question

“Girls, what is a good bra company that is not Victoria’s Secret, but still pretty? I might have to start my own company.” — Miss DC 2009 Jen Corey. Send any and all responses to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com and we’ll report the news for Ms. Corey’s benefit.

Rachel Jeantel returns: thank God!

“The shockingly casual racism and snobbery being directed at my guest Rachel Jeantel on here says it all. I will treat her with more respect.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan, who had the George Zimmerman trial breakout star on his program last night.

Contemplating the back of Bresnahan’s head

“Anddddd we’re back to staring at the back of @BresPolitico head #nuclearoption.” — CQ Roll Call Deputy Editor Emily Pierce, alluding to a closed-door meeting Monday night in which the Senate tried in vain to reach a deal on filibustering presidential nominees. Pierce is referring to Politico‘s John Bresnahan. Antonia Ferrier, communications director for Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), remarked, “And he has a lovely head.” USA TODAY‘s Susan Davis remarked, “When I see Bres’s head on TV I think of this.” She links to a scene from “So I Married an Ax Murderer — head — Part 1.”

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:26 a.m.

Journos kid falls, can’t get up

“4yo screamed down the hall that he’d fallen and couldn’t get up. Then couldn’t understand why I was laughing. He was fine thankfully.” — RedState Editor and FNC Contributor Erick Erickson.

Reporter announces new job at CNN

“A personal update: I’m joining @CNN as reporter covering Justice Dept later this month. See you then.” — Evan Perez.

The Observer

“Ann Coulter was trolling before it was called trolling.” — Townhall Managing Editor Kevin Glass.

Journo love

“Reporter whose stuff I really like: @nirajc. Follow.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza, referring to National Journal‘s Niraj Chokshi.

The R-rated Observer

“Noting how often the @Morning_Joe camera goes to that profile angle of Kelly O’Donnell, highlighting her impressive, er… assets.” — HotAir’s Jazz Shaw.

Uh oh.

“Police are asking for your help in finding a Germantown man who may need his medications.” — ABC7. The story doesn’t say which medications the man is on, but they must be rather serious for the police alert.

Insomnia strikes…

“I hate insomnia. Fucking HATE it.” — Liz Mair, former RNC online communications director, GOProud advisory board member, at 3:49 a.m. “Ian” sympathized, saying, “I’ve slept about 5 hours since Friday. I feel like a coke head minus the cocaine. Its awful.”

Delightfully ominous… “Whomp, a homeless man on the subway just damned me to hell. Happy Tuesday!” – NYT Communications Associate Jordan Cohen at 6:40 a.m.

A little bright at cheery for 7:02 a.m.: “Good morning Twitter constituents! Today is the first day of the rest of your life so get up and be EXCITED about it. Have a blessed day!” — Javonni Brustow, editor of TheDCPundit and PopGlitz.

Female Peers Try to De-Wad Erick Erickson’s Twisted Panty Tirade

Female peers of RedState and FNC’s Erick Erickson took to the web Thursday to play mommy to a grown man, offering unsolicited advice over his declaration that women ought not be the family breadwinners. After Pew released the news that 40 percent of women in homes with children under 18 were the breadwinners, Erickson went on his radio show and said men should be the predominate providers in the family and that it’s his preference that the woman not work and stay at home with the children.

“Ladies, if you want to work that’s fine,” he wrote in a follow-up story on RedState in which he stated in elaborate detail that he and his wife have had their struggles. “If your position in life makes it advantageous for you to be the primary bread winner, that’s fine. But your individual circumstances and mine should not hide the fact that there is an ideal and optimal family arrangement whether we in our own lives can meet it.”

Maybe the best line of the piece: “Many feminist and emo lefties have their panties in a wad over my statements in the past 24 hours about families.”

As rabid feminists and lefties twisted themselves (and maybe their panties too, who knows?) into knots over his stance, female peers swooped in to both save him and scold him. “Dear @EWErickson,” began Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, who often hosts FNC programs. “You are polluting your own feed w/ the nasty retweets. You empower them. Rise above!”

FNC’s Greta Van Susteren, who once called then-FNC Contributor and now FNC “Fox & Friends” host Tucker Carlson “a pig” with “no judgment” for running a Daily Caller story on Mike Tyson‘s crude womb-shifting thoughts on Sarah Palin, took a more direct approach. “Have these men lost their minds?” she wrote in a Thursday blog post in which she also wondered (to herself and thousands of her boisterous followers), “And these are my colleagues??!! Oh brother… maybe I need to have a little chat with them. Next thing they will have a segment to discuss eliminating women’s right to vote?”

When Erickson creates controversy he goes big, like last week when he cracked on President Obama not being aware of the Oklahoma tornado. He continued to dig a hole (please, no offense to feminists, it’s just an expression) for himself Thursday by writing, “In many, many animal species, the male and female of the species play complementary roles, with the male dominant in strength and protection and the female dominant in nurture. It’s the female who tames the male beast. One notable exception is the lion, where the male lion looks flashy but behaves mostly like a lazy beta-male MSNBC producer.”

Male journalists on the left also had wisdom. “When accused of sexism, make sure to use the phrase ‘panties in a wad’ in your defense,” wrote Salon‘s D.C. -based Alex Seitz-Wald on Twitter. To which Mother JonesDavid Corn remarked, “Is it sexist to assume they wear panties?” Not to be excluded from those most likely to advise Erickson, Media Matters’ John Whitehouse wrote, “So Erickson wants to use his sexism as an opportunity to push his radio show? Ask Rush how that story ends.”

Just in case you think Erickson’s sexist… Read more

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Quotes of the Day

WHOSE SHOES? “Footwear of the fashion forward men of POLITICO Video.” — Politico‘s Christine Delargy.  Hints: The guy in yellow has been known to frequent Pete’s, a pizza eatery in D.C.; his colleague showing off his fancy boat shoes, meanwhile, frequents Peregrine in the Eastern Market neighborhood of Washington. We’ll tell you later. But send your guesses and commentary to fishbowlDC@mediabistro.com or to Betsy@mediabistro.com.

“I’m wearing pajama bottoms, you can’t see it.”Daily Caller and The Week‘s Matt Lewis, joking (we think) during his appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning.

Burning the midnight oil

“hey @woodhouseb do you think holder should resign? what if ashcroft had investigated MSNBC reporter? you wld have been ok with it? comment?” — BuzzFeed‘s Michael Hastings to Democratic Party Spokesman Brad Woodhouse. Noteworthy: The tweet was sent at 3:25 a.m.

Just in case you think you’re having a bad day…“Not something you see everyday. A plane sticking out the side of an apt building. @ABC7John is live at 4:32am!” — Sara Van Aernum, executive producer of ABC7′s “Good Morning Washington.” The plane ran out of fuel and had to take a pit stop into this Herndon, Va. apartment building. Can you imagine waking up to this sh-t?

Anxiety-ridden TV watcher

“I need a xanax just to watch this thing.” — NPR freelancer Lizzie O’Leary watching yesterday’s Spelling Bee.

Just a normal day at work in Washington

“We are ALL CLEAR !” just received via email at @wusa9 after bomb threat. Broadcasts never interrupted. No evacuations.Thanks @DCPoliceDept” — WUSA9′s Russ Ptacek.

“Weird coincidence. #Tornado drill in #Senate, while #oklahoma has real thing.” — CQ Roll Call Staff Writer Alan Ota.

Reporter wishes she was better versed in car mechanics

“Wish I knew about cars so when mechanic went on ‘If you don’t give me all your money, you will DIE in a fiery mess’ spiel, I could check him.” — NBC Washington Social Media Editor Cheryl Thompson.

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“I was only reporter to ride 100k over 3 days w/George W. Bush on mountain bikes w/wounded vets on his ranch last week. 4k words posting soon.” — HuffPost‘s Jon Ward. In case you don’t think he’s the most humble reporter in Washington, he is. Just ask him! Read more

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