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“Thirty? I have underwear older than that. But Happy Birthday!”Politico‘s Roger Simon in response to some guy in New Hampshire saying he turned 30 and “Haalp!”

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MEGHAN’s DIGS: “Little outside photo shoot for the Financial Times in my hood today!” — Meghan McCain.

Anonymous email to FishbowlDC: “Please pass along my sarcastic thanks for PoliticoPro’s so-called reinvention of policy coverage.”

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Confessional.

“1 of my least fav moments as a reporter: when I’m transcribing from tape and realize I interrupted some1 saying something really valuable.” — National Review‘s Jonathan Strong.

Important Q to Ponder: “So it’s a bad idea to create an anonymous twitter account on which you viciously tear apart your colleagues?” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

And this… “I think @BuzzFeedAndrew will get a raise when it’s found out he’s actually running 73 anonymous Twitter accounts.” — BuzzFeed Legal Editor Chris GeidnerAnd this… “Hope CBS doesn’t find out I’m on Twitter.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller.

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“I know I’m only 5’2″ and sitting in the magic exit row seat with quadruple leg room. But come on tall guys. Enough with the dirty looks.” — Politico‘s Ginger Gibson.

The Nostradamis of Washington

“FWIW, I suspect the entire O’Care website drama will end up being a small chapter in this novel.” — TPM Editor-in-Chief Josh Marshall.

From the peanut gallery…

“Wish @CNN cared about those millions losing their insurance & suffering premium spikes as much as they do those g**damned blackfish.” — Breitbart News editor John Nolte.

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Afternoon Reading List 10.14.13

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NBC reporter charges media bias: While being interviewed for The Brody File on the Christian Broadcast Network by David Brody, NBC’s Luke Russert said he has noticed a media bias and overall “snark” that tends to put down people of faith. Russert said, “You’re sort of tagged with this label of being puritanical and not understanding of others and different viewpoints and I think that’s kind of lazy number one and I think it’s just something that just feeds the snickering masses in that regard.”

Why you should read it:  Either he feels like he’s telling the truth, or he’s a big religious loony. Decide for yourself. Read more here.

Fox News reporter storms out of White House presser: TheRawStory’s George Chidi reported recently that press secretary Jay Carney would not answer Fox News correspondent Ed Henry‘s questions during a press conference last week. Henry got so fed up with being ignored that he stormed out of the press conference before it ended.

Why you should read it: If you ever have to work at the White House and you get snubbed by the press secretary, you should see how people have handled that same situation in the past. Read more here.

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Media Critic’s Cancer is in Remission

images-1Journalists in Washington and elsewhere may want media critic Richard Grenell to go away — in the polite sense — just get the hell out of their faces sort of thing.

But he’s not going anywhere. In fact, Grenell’s cancer is in remission.

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Journos Who Could Be Porn Stars (Part II)

We recently brought you 10 Washington journalists whose names (only) could qualify them for a certain other profession – the list included such great potentials as Daily Caller intern Gabe Finger, Politico‘s Ginger Gibson and CQ Roll Call‘s Jason Dick. We firmly stand by those choices. But we quickly realized there are clearly 10 more. And hey, it’s August, so if there’s a stray from Manhattan we’re still letting him or her on the list.

Graphic by Austin Price. 

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Journos Who Could be Porn Stars

Which Washington journalists have names that could easily be those of porn stars? As it turns out, quite a few. Now before everyone flips out (not that Washington journalists would ever do that), we’re talking about their actual names and not insinuating that these esteemed members of the media either look like porn stars or would ever partake in the profession.

10. Jason Dick, CQ Roll Call. — We start with the painfully obvious. Anyone with “dick” in his or her surname name deserves an automatic slot on this list. Growing up in a small town in Arizona wasn’t easy with a name like his, especially because his mom taught at his junior high. “From about 4th grade on, ‘Izza’ became my middle name,” he told FishbowlDC. “By the time I got to high school, I took a kind of Cyrano-like pride in the nicknames. My favorite one is derived from my grandfather, who was a professional boxer in Arizona in the 1920s. His nickname (and now mine to several close friends): Cactus Dick. His mom might have had it worse…“Although at least her students were creative about it,” Dick said. “She was an English teacher who marked her paperback books in the classroom with the name ‘Dick’ on masking tape. Her students one day peeled them off and placed them accordingly with the titles of young adult fiction that she stocked. The results were pretty hilarious. A sampling: ‘The Chocolate Dick’ (The Chocolate War), ‘A Separate Dick’ (A Separate Peace).”

9. Eddie Scarry, The Blaze. — Anyone with such a fake, racy name like this has to make the list. Early on when we first met Eddie, we asked, “Is your name for real?” He assured us it was. In fact, it’s a region or city in Ireland. He’s not quite sure which. “Fuck if I know,” he replied when we inquired about the history of his porno-sounding name. “I’m part Irish and there’s a place in Ireland called Scarry.”

8. Dave Weigel, Slate. — We know what you’re thinking. You guys in the Fishbowl ALWAYS pick on him. You just don’t like him. Well, the former might be true, and so may the latter for that matter, but the fact is, “Teri Weigel” (pictured at right) is an actual adult film star, so there’s semi-solid reasoning here. She’s also a nude model and Playboy Playmate. Do not Google Teri Weigel — NSFW.

7. Ginger Gibson, Politico. — Ginger is a very adult filmesque name. It reeks redness and hotness. No offense, Ginger. We know you’re a serious-minded political reporter. We’re the ones with the dirty minds, although we’re kind of surprised that Taylor Bigler, Daily Caller‘s resident horny-minded slideshow artist, didn’t come up with this first.

6. Taylor Bigler, Daily Caller. — I was on the fence on Bigler, honestly, but colleague Peter Ogburn was adamant that BIGler was suitable for this list. Not that he watches porn (constantly) but he might be a better judge.

See the remaining 5 journo-porn names...Above graphic by Austin Price

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Morning Reading List 07.10.13.

A fun day to be a Capitol Hill intern — As Republican congressmen prepared for a press conference about student loan rates, they knew they needed something to drive home their point and not bore everyone. So, as Politico’s Ginger Gibson reports, GOP staffers decided to make use of the packs of college students in their offices and instructed a mass of interns to stand in the 90-degree heat on the steps behind House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans as they slammed Democrats over the student loan rate increase. Many speakers make use of backdrops at press conferences and similar events, and they’re not always made up of sweaty interns. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) makes use of backdrops quite frequently. Most recently at a similar event on student loans, Pelosi invited students from various campus leadership organizations and had some of the student leaders speak.

Why you should read it: This is proof that you’re not having the worst day. Sure, you may have sources that don’t understand deadlines and editors that don’t understand sources, but at least you’re not an intern  being used as a prop and stuffed into a suit and tie in 90-degree heat.

Greenwald fires back at Pincus — On Monday night WaPo published a piece by Walter Pincus questioning the role of Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald in the leak of NSA documents by Edward Snowden. In response, Greenwald wrote a column that slammed Pincus and the article, which he wrote “concocted a frenzied and inane conspiracy theory” that the reporter worked secretly with WikiLeaks and Julian Assange to mastermind Snowden’s leak. Greenwald charged that Pincus’ story was built on the fact that Greenwald had written a piece for the WikiLeaks Press’s blog, an assertion the Guardian reporter said is completely false. Greenwald emailed Pincus a lengthy email about the false claims and leading questions in his story. Upon realizing that the claim of Greenwald writing for the blog were false, Pincus vowed to correct the mistake. But 15 hours later, there was still no correction. (As we’re writing this, the story has still not been corrected.) Greenwald said he normally wouldn’t bother writing the column, as “shoddy journalism from the Washington Post is far too common to be worth noting,” but he felt he needed to bring the “wild conspiracy theorizing” to light.

Why you should read it: The story that started with Snowden leaking documents has grown to include a wide cast of characters with more plot twists than M. Night Shyamalan can think up, and it only gets more compelling with each turn.

 

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Quotes of the Day

“I think we have enough beer. Maybe not?”Politico‘s Ginger Gibson.

“The logo has since been changed. Too bad the candidate can’t be changed.” — MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews on ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s skyline screwup on his campaign website.

Boss sends reporter directions to his office

“Boss sent me an invite on Google calendar. Invite helpfully offers me directions to his office, up 4 floors. Thanks, Google.” — National Journal “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

It is what it is…is what it is

“Phrase that should be banned: “It is what it is.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing, who linked to this story in WaPo in which Weiner employed the phrase in reaction to women who may come forward with more pictures.

JMart gets new handle  

“Thanks for all the love, folks. Means a lot. New handle: @jmartNYT” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin, who, as previously reported, landed a new gig at the NYT. We do hope he’ll still be the go-to Twitter guide for 13-year-old girls.

Bad job interview memories…

“Had the most humiliating job interview of my life at ESPN. Good times.” — Mother JonesNick Baumann.

Convo Between Two Journos

NYT‘s Michael Barbaro: Weiner on Politico today: ““Actual people don’t read that”

Politico‘s Glenn Thrush: “Guess we under-covered his long list of legislative accomplishments.”

IRS Press Office is crap

“I love how all this Lerner stuff is coming from other sources, not the IRS’ utterly unhelpful press office.” – Politico‘s Byron Tau.

Editor has advice for politicians 

“#Protip for pols trying to avoid making news with an answer to a tough question. Start with ‘my position has always been…’” — BuzzFeed Political Editor McKay Coppins.

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Quotes of the Day

Journo feels guilty about potty time: #1 or #2?

“Just used the bathroom and felt guilty about it. #filiblizzard #RandPaul.” — The Hill‘s Feature Editor Emily Goodin.

Senator’s filibuster alters reporter’s TV watching habits

“I don’t usually turn on C-SPAN for evening entertainment when I get home, but curiosity has gotten the best of me tonight.” — FNC’s Shannon Bream.

Speaking of the filibustering senator…

“Louie Gohmert brings Halls cough drops and a giant ass Kit Kat bar to Rand Paul on the floor.” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

Uh oh.

“Could you dorks please stop telling what Rand Paul is eating? Mkay? Thanks.” — Politico‘s Ben White. (We’re not trying to start anything, but did White just call Stanton a dork?)

Incest Desk: “Congrats to my talented wife @BetsyMTP on becoming senior ep at MTP!” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin pointing to — what a shocker — a story on Politico‘s media blog. Wonder how they got the news!

The Stakeout

“What have I been doing the last two and half hours? Standing outside across the street from Obama’s meeting with some Senate Republicans.” — Politico‘s Ginger Gibson.

Advice…“Most bosses have their ugly sides, and it’s the staffers’ role to hide that from the world.” — Roll Call’s new advice columnist Rebecca Gale tells Capitol Hill aide who works for a “yeller” that he or she should stay quiet about the boss’s temper. Read the whole saga here.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9 a.m.

Tucker Carlson mocks “losers” on Twitter

“‘I’m not seeking their approval,’ he says of detractors. ‘Why should I care if a bunch of losers on Twitter don’t like it?” — The Daily Caller‘s Tucker Carlson in a story this week by WaPo‘s new faux ombudsman Paul Farhi, who prefaced the above, writing, “In the face of withering criticism of his site’s reporting, Carlson is unbowed.” Farhi focused his largely easygoing story on Carlson and The Daily Caller and did not interview WaPo reporters on their reporting regarding the Sen. Bob Menendez hooker debacle that went down between The Daily Caller and WaPo this week. Read the full story here.

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Quotes of the day

SHOWOFF: “Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico in Boca Grande, FL, 2/28/2013″ — FNC’s Brit Hume.

Conventional wisdom

“So non threat to Woodward is a problem cuz jr reporter might not be able to stand as courageously agst non-threat as Woodward. #truth.” – TPM‘s Josh Marshall.

Angry Ass Convo Between Two Journos

The conversation is between The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack and BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski.

John McCormack: “Politico article on abortion issue includes two quotes–one from Planned Parenthood and one, for balance, from ACLU”

Andrew Kaczynski: “@McCormackJohn Lot of balance in those Weekly Standard Chuck Hagel stories.”

John McCormack: “@BuzzFeedAndrew Well, at least they’re more balanced than Buzzfeed’s articles on gay marriage. Also: We don’t pretend we’re not ideological.”

Menendez: No more hooker q’s for now

“No questions for Menendez about his controversy. Seems he’s reached a point where he can talk about other things.” — Politico‘s Ginger Gibson on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).

Producer is “all screwed up” when walking

“After living in London I never know which way to look for cars. Totally screwed me up.” — FNC Senate Producer Kara Rowland.

A little help from your friends

NYT‘s political correspondent Nick Confessore: “Packing and moving an apartment is like waiting for the Time-Warner guy, in hell, for infinity.”

NYT‘s Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt: “@nickconfessore Just wait until you’re simultaneously unpacking and waiting for the Time Warner guy.”

Goofball FLOTUS pool report

“FLOTUS pool report from @jestei ‘I am sorry I am unable to provide you with the lid, as FLOTUS has none. (Stock pots, maybe.)’” — NYT‘s Jonathan Weisman. A “lid” in pool reportese marks the conclusion of a day’s formal events.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“I’m going to try stovetop smoking salmon tonight. (I decided I needed more alliterative cooking processes.)” — Slate and NYT‘s Farhad Majoo.

Uh oh. “Anyone else ever mean to send a text and send a Tweet instead just by force of habit? Dangerous.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

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Quotes of the Day

WISH YOU LIVED HERE? “My view while riding the Bay Trail today.” — Markos Moulitsas, editor of Daily Kos, who lives in Berkeley, Calif. and is a weekly columnist for The Hill.

“Because I was wrong at the top of the lungs,” — GOP Pollster and Pundit Dick Morris‘s explanation for why he was canned by Fox News, as told to CNN’s Piers Morgan last night.

Journo Love

“I am always in awe of the gorgeous & talented [PBS Political Director Christina Bellantoni] @cbellantoni, looking ravishing in blue tonight as a co-host of this Congressional dinner.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner. The Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner was held last night. CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett was the emcee.

“Politico girls wear color.”Politico‘s Ginger Gibson, who appeared in the above photograph with her coworkers Rachel Bade (center) and Juana Summers (right) at the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner.

Ouch!

“Would have been far more fun to have actual polling experts make fun of Dick Morris instead of someone who clearly knows nothing. #thisisCNN” — Media Matters’ Justin Whitehouse, reacting to Morris’ appearance last night on CNN.

And now, a little praise for Piers

“Thanks to @piersmorgan for broadcasting my tweet: ‘If Dick Morris can be fired for being wrong and dumb, that means no pundit is safe.’” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

The roller coaster continues…

“You’re all part of the problem, people tweeting about Dick Morris. Just know that.” — Logan Dobson, research analyst, The Tarrance Group, a GOP polling firm.

“Dick Morris is still an asshole who needs a good solid ass-kicking #CNN” — GOP Consultant and HuffPost and StoneZone blogger Roger Stone.

How often does Gavin Newsom Google himself?

“Never. For me, digging into all the negative stuff out there is just too distracting.” — California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in a Politico “Answer This” questionnaire by Patrick Gavin in which he also admits that he never skimps in cost on hair gel. Hey, at least he admits it. Read the full interview here.

Politico Playbook publish time: 9:13 a.m.

Wanted: Publisher

“WWR seeks publisher to turn history tweets into a book of colorful presidential stories/facts. Big marketing platform. westwingrpt@gmail.com” — Paul Brandus, author of WestWingReports, columnist, The Week.

Cat defiance

“Cat blatantly peed outside litterbox in front of me. Dislike of emergency litter (dirt) or anger over yesterday’s vet visit?” — Anneke Green, former TWTer who now works for the White House Writers Group.

Conservative Radio Host Laura Ingraham: “Dept. of Who cares? What’s on Michelle Obama’s playlist?” Ingraham was reacting to this feature in People mag.

Speaking of FLOTUS…

“Last week, we picked Napa cabbage in the garden. Now, we’re using it to make kimchi in the kitchen. Make it at home.” — First Lady Michelle Obama.

 

 

 

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