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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers


Reporter tries to stay positive

“I’m now desperately raising my hand.” — MetroWeekly‘s Senior Political Writer Chris Geidner in a Thursday tweet while at the White House briefing in which Press Secretary Jay Carney shook things up by calling on a myriad of other reporters after hitting the front row. “Not today, alas,” he replied, when asked if Carney ever called on him. Come on Carney, you must call on him next time. We’re officially lobbying for Geidner.

Number of days since @DCJourno has tweeted: 10

“Meet the Gregory” is… Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert‘s new nickname for NBC’s “MTP.” (Might have something to do with the fact that at the end of “MTP” each week, viewers are invited to log on to the host’s TV address: “To hear more from David, log on to”)

New trial nickname for VandeHarris: “HariHei” (For FishbowlDC newcomers, these are blended names for Politico’s founding editors John Harris and Jim VandeHei.)

Boy Bander falls ill

“Illness coming on at such a high speed I’m hoping Walker will defund it.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Thursday tweet. We wish you a speedy recover, Weigel.

Tschida’s turbulent travels from Frederick

“Trip home from Frederick last night truly “the ride from HELL”! snow ice and limited visibility… kept thinking slip sliding away.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida in a Tuesday night tweet. It’s not the wild train ride, but still…

Anonymous Tipster questions Fineman interview at the Ritz

“Being middle class. $50 for lunch w/ Howard is a bit pricey especially when we can hear him yakking almost anytime on TV.  How much does he get for this gig? Now that might make a story!” — Anonymous Tipster to FishbowlDC on Thursday in anticipation of today’s Q & A Cafe at The Ritz starring MSNBC’s Howard Fineman with host Carol Joynt. Lunch costs $50. Fineman earns no money for doing the interview.

Tragedy or triumph? The other Ezra not yet on Twitter

“Can you believe I do not use twitter? I can barely believe it, but it is true. The other interns here are all telling me I should get one. Maybe I will some day. I’ll let you know when I do.” — TNR web intern and our favorite Washington Ezra,  Ezra Deutsch-Feldman, in response to our question: “What’s your Twitter handle?” Perhaps he should stay innocent to Washington ways just a little longer. He is not to be confused for Ezra #1 as in WaPo‘s liberal blogger and FishbowlDC hater Ezra Klein.

Tapper responds

“You’re never a bother — I’m just not the Complaints Dept for ABC News.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper to a follower on Thursday. The follower, who also targeted CNN’s Ed Henry and NBC’s Chuck Todd, prompted the comment with this: “A huge story like the protests and only 1 side is repped? Criticism is justified. …We write letters, call send emails and we never get a response. On the off chance we do, it never addresses our concerns.” And this: “So just nevermind. I won’t bother u again.”

At long last: Greta tastes Lorraine’s soup

“I am sitting at my desk eating soup that Lorraine Wallace (my FNC colleague Chris’ wife) made from a recipe in her new book. The soup is to die for…yes, it is very, very good.” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren in a Thursday blog update. Fast becoming the soup that won’t go away, Lorraine’s book is Mr. Sunday’s Soup. She stirs it on Sundays for Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace while he tirelessly hosts his grueling show. The soup nurses him back to his natural zen state.

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Fishbowl5 With the Other Ezra

We only just discovered TNR‘s web intern Ezra Deutsch-Feldman Tuesday when confusion arose as to whether he was trying to steal the identity of WaPo‘s liberal blogger Ezra Klein, who tweeted, “therecanbeonlyone.”

But as we’re learning, and it might take some patience and acceptance on Klein’s part, there can be two Ezras. There will be two Ezras here in the Fishbowl. And considering one has permanently blocked us on Twitter (wink wink Ezzy Klein) because he snubbed us for CJR, his supposedly real media diet, this new Ezra is our newfound proud and joy.

Introductions: (New Ezra has impeccable manners.) “Hello Betsy! Thank you again for all this attention, it is entirely unexpected and exciting. Here are my answers to your questions; sorry about the formatting, but I’m on the web version of Outlook and it’s very limited. So hopefully the photo I’ve attached will go through as well. It was taken from atop the Capitol Dome when I was a congressional intern last fall. Let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with. Thanks, Ezra Deutsch-Feldman. No, thank you Ezra.

Ezra. That’s a really interesting name. Why did your parents name you that? I was named after Ezra Klein.

Some basics: Where did you grow up? How did you get to TNR? How old are you? Are you still in college? If so, where? If not, where did you get your BA? I grew up in the DC area, first in the District and then in Bethesda. I graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in political science in 2009, and I’m 22 (and three quarters!).

What led you to journalism and where do you want to be after your internship? I’ve been interested in politics and political communication for a long time, and while I’d ultimately like to work on the political side rather than the journalism side, I think it will help to have experience in a news office. After this, I’d like to get a job in a congressional office or political consulting firm – if you are reading this and want to hire me, send me an e-mail! I am a great worker.

What’s your dream job (someday)? I’d like to be the guy that political campaigns send out to TV shows to yell and argue with the guys from the opposing campaign.

Finally, how do you feel about sharing a first name with Washington Post‘s Ezra Klein? Do you read him? Do you like his work? I think I speak for all 23 Ezras at my Jewish day school when I say we are happy to see a fellow Ezra succeed. We think he’s a great policy writer and is an invaluable asset to progressives in this country. But we wish he would come to our annual Ezrafest convention, held in Milwaukee every August.

BREAKING: The Unthinkable. Two Ezra’s?

WaPo‘s liberal blogger Ezra Klein expressed concern just moments ago that there may be confusion about the existence of another Ezra.  “I had no idea you had children. I thought you were like 26,” a Twitter follower named Spinsterella remarked. Spinsterella got confused by a previous Klein tweet in which he wrote, “We took the kids to see ‘Annie.’ It turns out to be a play about the need for Keynesian fiscal stimulus.” He linked to a TNR story by Jonathan Chait.

Really, can the world handle more than one Ezra?

Apparently the answer is yes.

Klein replied, “Follow the link! Not by me.” He also explained, “Concerned that @tnr appears to have hired another “Ezra.” #therecanbeonlyone.” He then provides a link that leads to another TNR story by Ezra Deutsch-Feldman from Feb. 14 about Watson, a new super computer on “Jeopardy!”‘ Ezra #2 (Deutsch-Feldman) is a male web intern at TNR.

This is blowing our minds. Two Ezzy’s in one day? Every hour of every day? It’s an enchanting dream come true that we never even knew we wanted.

Important note to readers: We’re getting more details on Ezra #2 as we speak.