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Daily Caller, WaPo Clash Over Hookers

When it comes to using Dominican prostitutes as presumably well-greased sources, whom do you trust?

WaPo‘s Carol D. Leonnig and Ernesto Londoño published a story yesterday that appears to debunk a previous report by The Daily Caller that two prostitutes in the Dominican Republic were patronized by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.). The report says a new legal affidavit demonstrates that The DC’s sources were paid to lie about Menendez.

“The Washington Post piece today on Menendez and the Dominican hookers was completely, utterly wrong,” TheDC Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson tweeted. “Our story coming soon.” Though WaPo’s piece says the authors tried contacting Carlson for comment, Carlson tweeted that email time stamps show Leonnig emailed him “more than 30 minutes after posting her story.” We’ve reached out to WaPo for an official time stamp on its story as well as The DC for the time stamp on the email. A WaPo spokesperson simply said, “We stand by our reporting.”

The DC‘s outgoing Executive Editor David Martasko hit back at WaPo with a followup story. An excerpt:

“While the Post said it had an affidavit from a woman in the Dominican Republic admitting she fabricated claims Menendez paid her for sex, that woman was not one of the two prostitutes TheDC interviewed for a Nov. 1 report. …

“Post reporter Carol D. Leonnig did not respond to requests for comment Monday night, and did not provide TheDC with a copy of the affidavit.”

The DC also issued a statement, saying it stands by its reporting.

Here, readers serve as judge, jury and executioner. Take our Fish Poll and vote on whose side you’re taking. We’ll post the results tomorrow.

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Aaron Blake: The FishbowlDC Interview

ablakepic.bmpSay hello to The Hill’s Aaron Blake.

How many suits do you own? Three and a half. I don’t know how you lose half a suit, but I did it somehow awhile back. It was the left half.

What word do you routinely misspell? Republican. I slip the b in before the u, so it’s Repbulican.

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Not yet, but I intend to. I haven’t been good about checking out the new releases on Netflix.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? See above.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? I have always despised that person whose cell phone goes off in a quiet room, so I keep mine on vibrate.

What time did you get up this morning? 6 a.m. I’m from the Midwest, and apparently this makes me certifiably crazy on the East Coast.

When did you last cry and why? I cry every time I walk outside in the cold wind. For some reason, it make my eyes water like crazy here. Crying for real? When my family’s dog died about a year ago. I was a mess.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? I like to keep my sins non-deadly, but if I had to choose one it’d be pride/hubris.

Beach, city or country? City, with occasional and necessary trips to the others.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? Where I come from, all the men are handsome, all the women are strong and all the children are above average.

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins)

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Ernesto Londono: The FishbowlDC Interview

elondono.jpgFor the next few weeks, we’re going to feature some of our “Rising Star” nominees in our FishbowlDC Interview series. Today, say hello to the Washington Post’s Ernesto Londono.

How many suits do you own? Three. I hate suits; they make me feel itchy and dorky.

What word do you routinely misspell? Ostracize

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Yes, on a date. Cute medical resident. It was opening night and the theater was packed, so we ended up getting second-row seats. Date never called back.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? No. I wasn’t interested.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? My Post-issued Blackberry only has that annoying old-school, beeping ring. I’d like to get the ring tone one of my Iraqi colleagues has: a loud, booming prayer to Imam Hussein.

What time did you get up this morning? 11 a.m. But I went to bed late. Filing dailies from Baghdad means Washington routinely keeps you awake until 3 a.m.

When did you last cry and why? Late December, sitting at an airport terminal in Bogota. I was reading a newspaper that published Christmas letters written by people with kidnapped relatives. I didn’t cry; I sobbed. Leaving home always makes me sad.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Gluttony. But I think all crime reporters should be exempt.

Beach, city or country? City.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? I came in dead last in media bistro?s hottest off-air journalists contest last year. I think my campaign was doomed after the Post’s then-Maryland editor said it would be “weird” for him to vote for me. Nothing like having editors who’ll go to bat for you when you need most.

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg)

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Rising Star Finalists

mblogo.jpgAfter the jump, you’ll find the finalists for FishbowlDC’s Rising Star competition. Congrats to everyone for being nominated and making it into the 2nd round in our first “Rising Star” competition. The winners will accompany mediabistro.com and FishbowlDC to the National Press Foundation Dinner, with a seat next to a high-profile guest (and if you’re a high profile guest who wants to go, let us know).

Plus: We’ll be giving away seats to lucky winners we’ll pick at random. Click here to enter the raffle (send your name, affiliation and contact info).

Now, before you write in to complain about so-and-so not getting included, etc., etc., let’s explain a few things.

1.) If you didn’t get nominated, you didn’t get considered. The pool of contenders was chosen by you.
2.) Some (actually, many) people were not included because, in our opinion, they were already “risen”, not “rising” (For instance: Ed Henry was nominated. Funnily enough, so was Helen Thomas). So, for some of you, it’s a compliment.
3.) We did our best to limit the number of finalists from each publication, from certain beats, and from each medium (print, radio, broadcast, etc.).
4.) Most importantly, we’re well aware that the list is imperfect. We did our best. Our apologies in advance if you felt snubbed. Dorian, Inky and Patrick discussed the finalists but the finalists were mostly determined by consulting with employees at various news organizations for their insight, thoughts and advice.

Okay, so this is how it’s going work: After the jump is the list of finalists. If you’re already attending the National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner on February 22, let us know. Unfortunately, we’ll have to remove your name from consideration, since that means you won’t be able to sit with us (*tear*). Also, if you simply don’t want to be considered, please also let us know. Then, with the list tweaked as/if needed, we will open up voting Thursday morning and it will go through Monday.

Click below for the finalists…

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