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Geraldo Loves the “J” Word

Geraldo Rivera had some choice words for a Twitter provocateur the other day. A writer for libcom.org -a London-based libertarian-communist website (yeah that’s a thing) -took issue with Rivera’s recent comments that Alec Baldwin was not using a slur when he described a reporter as a “C@*k-sucking Faggot.” Rivera responded by calling him a “jerkoff.”

It strikes us as rather unseemly to exchange words like that with someone on Twitter, especially someone who has less than a hundred followers -but since the demise of Geraldo’s radio career, perhaps he has more time to devote to these sorts of things. Interestingly, this is the second time this month Geraldo has branded someone a “jerkoff” via Twitter. On December 16th, after he had lost his syndicated radio show following a selfie scandal, he referred to his on-air replacement as a “right wing jerk off Rush wannabe.”

Hm, methinks the queen doth protest too much…

Catch the most recent Twitter feud after the jump.

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Afternoon Reading List 09.04.13.

Steak: It’s Bill Clinton’s favorite vegan dish  Charles C. Johnson of The Daily Caller gets the coveted Ken Starr medal for today, after he caught Bill “Slick Willy” Clinton in one of his historical lies.  According to Johnson, Bill Clinton has claimed to be a vegan since 2009 when he first started having heart trouble, and has also gone on to profess to the masses the importance of becoming vegan for the personal health and well-being of ourselves, and for the health of our country.  As it turns out, however, it’s all been a big, fat, bean-eating lie.  Clinton not only eats salmon and eggs once a week, he’s also been known to enjoy a filet mignon here and there and in Madrid.

Why you should read it: Because those who fail to learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them.  Just as I was about to begin my new vegan diet, I find out that everything Clinton told me about veganism that made me want to switch was just a crock of lies.  Check out the article and see all the ways Clinton is full of meat, dairy, fish, and crap!

Geraldo Rivera YOLO’s too hard for the students:  This morning, FNC’s Geraldo Rivera reportedly cancelled his upcoming university visit. A HuffPost update to an article posted yesterday regarding the fall-out of a shameless selfie of Rivera half-nude in a towel, says he was unaware of the cancellation of his appearance at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination until a stranger in a hotel bar introduced himself as a panelist for the event and informed Rivera of the change in plans.

Why you should read this article: It’s got Geraldo Rivera with a towel around his waist, and in so few words, proves to be a terrific lesson in keeping all the creepy pics of one’s personal life hidden and buried under about 14 different application folders on their computer.  Just as the old saying that I just came up with goes, “Don’t be a Geraldo, hide the photos you took while yelling #YOLO!”

War, hmph!  Good God, y’all…! 

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The Bro-ification of Rep. Cohen and Geraldo

Newsmen like CNN’s “New Day” Co-host Chris Cuomo and FNC’s Geraldo Rivera seem to have a soft spot for Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.). The congressman was falsely believed to have the hots for a young blonde woman who turned out to be his daughter–and then, of course–it turned out she wasn’t actually his offspring as a DNA test would reveal.

In a tear-stained interview Cohen poured his heart out to Cuomo. And now the lawmaker has a sympathetic ear in Rivera. Over the weekend, the pair exchanged male bonding tweets that went something like this… Read more

Separated at Birth: FNC’s Geraldo Rivera

Ron Schweiger, a Brooklyn historian, recently appeared on CNN. We couldn’t help but see how strikingly similar he is to that selfie-loving Fox Newser Geraldo Rivera.

 

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“Beautiful, really. Blooming now in streetside garden box near P & 17 NW. What is it?” — WUSA9′s Russ Ptacek

Weekend reading…“Finished ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini. Loved it, great book. Started ‘This Town’ by Mark Leibovich. Not the same.” — Reuters‘ congressional reporter Patricia Zengerle.

“50+ years after Helen Thomas broke ground at the Nat. Press Club only 1/3 of newsroom staff and 10% of newsroom supervisors are women.” — Josh Stearns, journalism and public media campaign director for Free Press.

Half-naked Geraldo causes Internet freakout 

As of 1:40 p.m. Sunday, the offending tweet was retweeted 1,268 times. Later on Sunday, at 5:49 p.m., FNC’s Geraldo Rivera deleted the selfie, writing, “Note to self: no tweeting after 1am.”

“Whomsoever tweets/RTs geraldo-selfie into this feed shall be #Blocked.” — Breitbart NewsAdam Baldwin. To which CNN’s Jewish Jake Tapper remarked, “Corinthians?”

“Geraldo Rivera tweets semi-nude photo of himself (warning: you will not be able to unsee this)” — The Blaze.

“I must say that on closer review of that Geraldo near-nude selfie, I wish I hadn’t more closely reviewed that Geraldo near-nude selfie.” — NPR’s David Folkenflik.

“Thank god for the “Hide Photo” function @GeraldoRivera: 70 is the new 50″ – WSJ’s Neil King.

“Warning, i am gunna continue posting the Geraldo photo until someone delivers me a box of chocolate covered kittens.” — FNC’s Greg Gutfeld.

“Thanks internet, I cannot unsee Geraldo Rivera’s naked selfie. So much wrong. So. Much. Wrong.” — Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain.

“Geraldo throws his hat into the New York mayoral race.” — CNN’s Anthony Bourdain.

“So difference btw Geraldo & Weiner is latter DMs pics to individual women, former just lets freak flag fly on public twitter #transparency” — TPM‘s Josh Marshall.

“Trying out a new diet where I look at the Geraldo selfie whenever I have an appetite.” — Tim Siedell.

Wishing bad things on everyone sullying my timeline with Geraldo selfies. — Tony Fratto.

“Friend inquires if Geraldo selfie means he is running for mayor of NYC. Not sure; anybody know the current rules?” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep.

“Good rule of thumb: If you’re too old to know how to rotate a naked Selfie maybe don’t post naked Selfies. #Geraldo” — Danny Zuker, writer for ABC’s “Modern Family.”

Lefty radio correspondent David Shuster to Al Jazeera

“David Shuster goes to Al-Jazeera America. In response, Al-Jazeera America goes to Brazil.” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.

Convo Between a TV Journo and combative follower

JCCC629: “Chris Cuomo–Man since you joined CNN you are really combative. I like the old Chris much better. Must be the CNN culture.”

CUOMO: “@JCCC629 Trying to get people to think about issues. I defuse hostility whenever i can. The point is progress. I have not changed, friend.”

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“You have to admit, a Senator Geraldo would NOT be dull.” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren on the prospects of her colleague Geraldo Rivera getting plucked for the New Jersey Senate seat upon the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D).

Speaking of whom…

“Flags around the Capitol complex to be lowered to honor the late-Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).” — FNC’s Chad Pergram.

Weingarten likes big butts!

“Miss The Hunt? Check it out in photos, including The World’s Most Ginormous Butt.” See the WaPo feature that “humor” columnist Gene Weingarten is promoting here. It’s not that surprising that the “ginormous butt” jumped out at Gene considering his daily fixation on the anal area.

Howard Kurtz writes something funny

“Joe Biden cancels summer press party. Crisis for Beltway journalists. Maybe Holder would invite us over instead? I mean, off the record?” — CNN and Daily Download‘s Howard Kurtz.

Actors and lawmakers: soulmates?

“I never understood why Hollywood was always at odds with DC. There are more liars in Hollywood than in Congress. Veritable soulmates.” — Stephen Rodrick, Men’s Journal, NYT Magazine.

Anonymous email to FishbowlDC: “Washington Times shuttle to stop? Maybe they’re instituting hack service.”

Ron Fournier gets emotional

“Get measured today for tuxedo at my daughter’s wedding. (Sniff.) Would it look weird if I cry during the mid-seam measure?” — National Journal‘s Ron Fournier, when he can tear himself away from MSNBC and spend a little time on Twitter (and yes, we’re being facetious).

Congrats to… Justin Snow, who has been named political editor at Metro Weekly. Previously he was a political reporter at the publication.

Morning Love Note

“While the rest of us speculate and guess, @chucktodd reports. Informed insight on @Morning_Joe now.” — NJ‘s Ron Fournier ass kissing NBC’s Chuck Todd.

 Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

 

Was Rivera Muzzled? A Tale of the Tape

One man’s cut is another man’s dip is another man’s “Sorry, I’m not hearing anything.”

On Monday NYT‘s Brian Stelter reported on a bit from an upcoming book by Bloomberg View‘s Jonathan Alter. The part in question alleges that just days before the 2012 presidential election, nearly two months after terrorist attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya, FNC CEO Roger Ailes personally called one of his channel’s producers and ordered that Geraldo Rivera‘s mic be cut.

In the segment in which Rivera appeared, he criticized his colleague Eric Bolling for what he said was politicizing the attack. As the segment droned on for seven minutes, Ailes ordered the muzzling of Rivera, according to Alter’s book.

Stelter wrote that he sought comment from FNC, which never returned his request (not unusual for the channel’s illustriously choosy PR department). Instead, a spokesperson for FNC went to Mediaite and gave them their side: It was that FNC Executive Vice President of Programming Bill Shine, who called up the producer and ordered not Rivera’s mic be cut, but that the show’s hosts move on to another, less emotionally-charged subject. (The next segment was on immigration, not at all an polarizing topic).

Rivera denied Alter’s account in a tweet. Alter replied, asking why Rivera’s “office” didn’t deny the claim when he called to ask about it. “Specifically to Jonathan Alter, I like you mate,” Rivera countered, “but you never spoke with me about Benghazi and you never asked if Roger Ailes cut my mic.”

Mediaite‘s Andrew Kirell posted the full video from the segment in question, noting that “At no point during the segment is Rivera inaudible.”

Oliver Willis over at the anti-FNC Media Matters disagreed. He also posted the full video, claiming to hear “a change in Rivera’s microphone volume.”

What you can take away from watching and listening to either clip… Read more

Tick Tock: WHCD 2013

By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a blur this year as stars, journalists, nerdy political types — and Psy — rubbed elbows. Well, not Psy, he was busy smoking. But the rest of ‘em fawned and frolicked around the Washington Hilton oohing and ahhing at one another’s evening wear. People watching was admittedly pretty phenomenal. As evidenced by the shrieks coming from young, female bystanders salivating at the mere sight of a star. Each time an actor or well-known journalist walked by, they screamed and barked things out at them like faux paparazzi. In a moment of hilarity, one journalist, who shall remain nameless, was heard biting a security employee’s head off as they kept constantly trying to herd and push a small smattering of people waiting by the door from one end to the other. “I have two tickets, I have a right to be here and I’m not moving,” the person snapped in a display of spectacular irritation. Security immediately backed right down and eased away. And the lesson is? Yelling wins! (By the way, pictured above: actress Kate Walsh.)

4:35 p.m. Betsy tells Eddie she need 15 more minutes. He replies, “Are you trying to squeeze in a size 8 dress again?”

5:42 p.m. Eddie is running slightly behind because he has no idea how to tie a bow-tie and he couldn’t get the Tucker Carlson consult. As usual, Carlson skipped out of town for the WHCD. We learned later in the evening that he’s in New Orleans riding Go Karts with Daily Caller Publisher Neil Patel.

6:13 p.m. Settling in at the lobby of the Washington Hilton for some major people watching. MC Hammer sighting. Girls screaming, “WOO HOO! WOO HOO!”

6:14 p.m. TIME‘s Zeke Miller enters in a wrinkly blazer.

6:15 p.m. DJ at Atlantic party may have Tourette’s. Ticking and chirping, etc…

6:16 p.m. Fox News Correspondent Peter Doocy sighting. This guy is too tall and everywhere this weekend.

6:17 p.m. Washington Examiner Nikki Schwab sighting. Her hair is in curls this evening. Very pleasant interaction.

6:18 p.m. Woman walks into the Hilton wearing a kimono.

6:19 p.m. It’s Kathleen Turner. The gaggle of girls in the lobby: “Kathleen we love you!!!”

6:20 p.m. Amy Poehler walks by. “Ahh ahh we love you Amy!”

6:21 p.m. CBS’ Gayle King has entered the hotel in a stunner of a kelly green gown by Vicky Tiel.

6:22 p.m. A rando woman who won’t stop yapping is saying to her friends, “I’m walking around the house going, does this match?”

6:23  p.m. The NPR greeter awaiting NPR party guests in the front of the hotel looks like he should be at the airport. He’s a vision of nerdy perfection.

6:24 p.m. Washington Examiner‘s Byron York walks into the hotel and promptly walks down the wrong set of stairs.

6: 25 p.m. It’s Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera! He’s all smiles for anyone who approaches. Up close his mustache is nothing short of thick and amazing.

6:27 p.m. A Jon Huntsman sighting. He walks in with a lovely blonde (presumably his wife) on his arm.

6:28 p.m. We get reprimanded for the second time for standing in the “wrong” place. Is there a right place? Who knows?

6:30 p.m. Holy shit. It’s Nicole Kidman. Bradley Cooper follows shortly thereafter.

6: 32 p.m. House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor is hanging out by the entrance.

6:35 p.m. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis drawing major stares in the lobby. Wilde’s flowing chocolate brown dress is unbelievable beautiful.

6:37 p.m. A young woman walking with CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley has ample cleavage.

6:40 p.m. Sightings: White House Press Sec. Jay Carney. Chicago Sun TimesClarence Page. Kathleen Sebelius. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

6:41 p.m. Dave Weigel, a big FishbowlDC fan, has been spotted. Later he’ll watch us like a hawk even though we’re not snapping his picture tonight or bothering him whatsoever.

6:45 p.m. The kid from Glee! is here. Wasn’t he at Tammy’s?

6:50 p.m. Publicist and Hollywood on the Potomac blogger Janet Donovan spotted in the bar line at the Atlantic, CBS, NJ pre-party. Janet insists this is her last year doing this. “I’ve been doing this since 1971,” she says wearily. “Enough is enough.”

6:55 p.m. Bob Schieffer holding court at the CBS party. Worlds colliding. Glee! kid spotted talking to Mother Jones Bureau Chief David Corn. WTF?

6:59 p.m. CBS news anchor and producer Julie Chen stands out in bright pink dress that may have been the second best frock of the evening. Olivia Wilde’s gown was hard to beat.

7 p.m. Andy Cohen from Bravo is here. He has some schmutz on his blazer.

7: 05 p.m. Overheard: “He’s very brave here coming with his ugly wife.”

7:06 p.m. Reince Priebus sighting. Later he’ll be a dumb joke in Conan’s monologue.

7:16 p.m. Ed Helms telling his girlfriend that people come here “for the food.”

7:17 p.m. Psy‘s handlers are a bunch of asses. “No, we did red carpet interviews. We’re not doing any more.” Regarding Psy and pictures, guest says, “This isn’t Korea. This is America.”

7:18 p.m. Peter cuts U.S. Treasury Sec. Jack Lew in a line. Way to go Peter!

7:19 p.m. CNBC’s Jim Cramer is yelling. Read more

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MAKING AN ENTRANCE AND AN EXIT: Host of “CBS This Morning” Gayle King walked into the Washington Hilton on Saturday night in an eye-popping kelly green gown by Vicky Tiel. On Friday night, she was spotted leaving the Turkish Embassy residence where The Hill was hosting its pre-WHCD party.

“Don’t hurt yourself.” — A St. Regis employee to guests of Friday night’s TIME-People party at which partygoers, many of whom were White House correspondents, received gift bags so heavy they could give you a hernia. More on the contents later…

Humility is…

“I have been told many times I look like @MatthewPerry. I just saw him at #nerdprom. He is far better looking.” — The Hill’s Managing Editor Bob Cusack.

Editor wants WHCD weekend to be more substantive

“It kind of sickens me when you’re here for the White House Correspondents’ Weekend that there are not more substantive discussions.” — Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large for The Atlantic, who hosted a discussion over the weekend with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Sen. Joe Manchin (R-WVa.) at the Ritz. The banquet room was packed. Breakfast disappeared too fast. The discussion centered on American military power today. Attendees included BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton, NJ‘s Brian Fung, Yahoo! NewsChris Moody, Newsweek-Daily Beast‘s Eli Lake and The Atlantic‘s Jay Lauf.

A plea for help

“Someone catch me up on the last 9 days of news.” — Politico White House Correspondent Byron Tau.

Important Q to Ponder: “In a cab going to the airport but our driver is sleepy so he has the window down – to freeze or get into an accident?” — Oversharing Sherri Shepherd, co-host of ABC’s “The View.”

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein “impressed” with Politico

ThinkProgress‘ Judd Legum: “Politico currently has 54 separate links to stories abt WHCA Dinner on its front page.”

Huffpost‘s Sam Stein: “I’m kind of impressed.”

And in Bob Schieffer, Claire Danes father-daughter news… 

“Someone asked Bob Schieffer if he was Claire Danes’ daddy.” — former White House reporter Myles Miller.

Some buzz on BuzzFeed Party

“CSPAN showing super long line for @BuzzFeed party. A lot of sad faces who can’t get in #buzzfeedbbq” — Washington Examiner‘s Charlie Spiering. And this from Roll Call HOH’s Warren Rojas: “Crowd in #BuzzFeedbbq just let out very self-satisfied collective whoop after @cspan live shot of line @JackRoseinDC #counterwhcd”

Psy or is it more like Sigh?

“Psy just walked by me. I feel somehow cooler. Or at least more relevant.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza. Good thing Cillizza didn’t actually try to communicate with Psy.

Starting new pub is stressful

“Rare has oped from Jeb Bush today so big relief we can get the big names when so new. I’m on pins and needles every day.” — Rare Editor-in-Chief Brett Decker. See here. Will Jeb run or won’t he? Who knows, but his last graph sounds rather presidential. He writes, “American greatness comes from the power of individuals – not the government – to create wealth and opportunity through competition, innovation and empowerment. Not only must we pursue reform, we must do a much better job communicating how these reforms protect and promote the genius of America.”

 

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CAT LOVER: HuffPost Blog Managing Editor Erin Ruberry — “Just got home from work. Someone really wants some TLC.”

No News Alert!

“Sorry folks, a woman leaving the hospital is not breaking news, even if that woman is the Duchess of Cambridge.” — Marketing writer and consultant Deborah Brody.

Jakes knew jack about call

“POTUS and Boehner spoke today. No further information being provided.” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman.

“POTUS + Speaker Boehner spoke on the phone this afternoon. *End of Transmission*” – ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

Analysis: “Never a good sign when it’s actually news that the president and House speaker spoke on the phone.” — HuffPost‘s Ethan Klapper.

Awe!!!

“Today was my last day at HuffPost; I’m leaving to focus on a new accountability journalism project. More deets later.” — HuffPost‘s Dan Froomkin.

Mining for Gold

“Gossip Girl reference in a Club For Growth email. Drink, day’s over, etc.” — BuzzFeed‘s Rebecca Berg.

Dumbass Pitches

“Somehow I don’t think you’re personally following up with me, PR person promoting tap dancing kitchen appliances.” — TPM‘s Benjy Sarlin.

Convo Between Two Journos

Hunter Walker of the New York Observer: Bill de Blasio’s wife met her first female lover when they bonded over wishing they had a joint as college freshmen

Feliz Salmon of Reuters: Hunter, genuinely interested: what did your parents think of this article?

Party time.

“My office is full of Christmas music and Twinkies. It’s a good afternoon.” — Jimmy LaSalvia, founder GOProud. Oh, did he mean the snack cake or something else?

What, no one punched him in the nose?

“In 1967 I fought off muggers 35 stitches. Since then, no crimes. Today, my bike was stolen. I’ll hunt it down.” — FNC’s Geraldo Rivera.

Convo Between Two Egomaniacs With Hair Issues

Mediate founder Dan Abrams: I did say you are widely covered b/c you understand media as well as anyone, but it wasn’t really a compliment.

Abrams: So regardless of whether I agree with you, I do appreciate how well stories on you do on my site and elsewhere.

Donald Trump: Dan, of course stories on me do well. Glad you have found a medium you can actual do well on. TV was not your forte.

 

 

 

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