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SEAT WITH A VIEW: “Fantastic morning window view on Amtrak to DC.”Callie Schweitzer, Director of Marketing and Projects for Vox Media, former Deputy Publisher of TPM.

DECADENT DINING: “What a glorious way to wake up: a doughnut muffin. Yes, you read that correctly.” — Nevin Martell, food writer author of Looking for Calvin and Hobbes.

Journo begs world to write him

“You’re all sitting on media news and you don’t even know it. Email me: dbyers@callmemaybe.com” — Politico‘s Dylan Byers who was having a slow day Monday? We may or may not have made up the last part of his email address. We didn’t know Politico allowed funky email addresses as the topic is not in the ethics manual.

Glenn Beck cares for dying dog

“Up tonight again with victor. I fear he is reaching his last days. Our family will be rocked. He is the best dog and a member of the family.” — Glenn Beck at 4:24 a.m.

Real Headline from HuffPost: “These pills will make you defecate real gold”

Are spokesmen allowed to have personal opinions?

“Just my personal opinion but shame on the @AP for digging into the Arizona lottery winner’s life. He should have a right to anonymity. — NRSC Spokesman and Drakkar Noir-loving Brian Walsh.

Oprah Van Susteren never stops

“BLOG (I had the night off .. but I still want to know what you thought about tonight’s show!)” — FNC Greta Van Susteren.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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Madame Secretary can do whatever she pleases

“Guy @ state Dept LGBT event asks attendees to turn off phones, but ‘Madame Secretary, you’re welcome to text any time.’” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.

Harvey Levin: Is the power of Kim Kardashian disgraceful?

“Do you think politics hit a new low when the US ambassador personally greets Kim K when she arrives in Kuwait? #tmzlive” — TMZ’s Harvey Levin.

Politico reporter dings NYT for poor scoopage

“I’ve worked at the New York Times so I’m unfortunately well aware of its tendency to treat other people’s scoops like they don’t exist.” — Politico‘s Ben White. The backstory: White was referring to the NYT following his scoop that Treasury’s Mary Miller had taken her name out of consideration for SEC chair without crediting him. White also wrote on Twitter: “Freaking UNREAL that NYT fails to credit me on the Mary Miller scoop. NYTimes: Contender for S.E.C. Chief Drops Out” and links to this NYT story. The NYT‘s excuse? They said they hadn’t seen it.

Senator bumps reporter, makes weird joke

“Orrin Hatch accidentally bumping reporter, joking ‘I just like to touch you,’ then blushing. ‘I’m a good Mormon boy!’” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

A faux Twitter fight

The fake fight was between HuffPost‘s Elise Foley and BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynksi.

Foley: I’m always so sad when I miss twitter fights.

Kaczynski: YOU SUCK

Foley: YOU SUCK MORE.

Beck advises how to win Obama in pee keepsake

“E-mail obamapeepee@glennbeck.com and put your bid for #ObamaInPeePee in the subject line WG” — Glenn Beck.

Question to ponder: “Has anybody asked Condi about Susan Rice? I.e., RICE ON RICE” – Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis.

A real HuffPost headline: “Man arrested for stealing goose, locking it in SUV while he played soccer”

Photog unleashes torrent of hate on Washington Examiner scribe, and HuffPost‘s Ethan Klapper encounters boisterous gentleman outside Metro. Read more

Journalists Discuss Glenn Beck’s Pee (i.e. Dos Equis)

In what looks to be an ongoing antagonistic relationship between The Daily Caller and BuzzFeed, last night a couple of reporters engaged in some light to medium flow banter about Glenn Beck‘s urine.

Things heated up late last night when BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski tweeted out a colleague’s item about Beck allegedly selling his waste with a toy President Obama floating inside a jar. A Michelle Obama version may be on the way. TheBlaze.com, owned by Beck, has a story posted late Tuesday afternoon indicating the urine is fake. We’re told it’s really Dos Equis beer. The Daily Caller‘s TV reporter Jeff Poor  rightfully wasn’t necessarily buying some of BuzzFeed‘s reporting and began to question Kaczynski.

But first, can we throw up now?

See the conversation and remarks from Poor…

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Journo Picks World’s Most Unusual Baby Name

A hearty congratulations to The Daily Caller’s media scribe Matt Lewis for possibly picking the most outlandish baby name he could find.

“Happy to welcome Becket Wilberforce Lewis to the world! 8 lb 5 oz,” — Lewis announced on Twitter last night at 7:04 p.m. Please note the father and son’s matching dimples.

Lewis told FishbowlDC: “I should definitely mention that Becket has an almost 2-year old brother, Burke (named after British statesman and philosopher Edmund
Burke). Burke and Wilberforce were contemporaries. Hopefully, they will get along in the 21st century, too!”

Asked if he will call the child “Wilberforce” or come up with a nickname, Lewis replied, “Hmm. Since Becket is his first name, I’m thinking ‘Beck’ as a nickname.” He then quickly stressed, “Like Beck Hansen, not Glenn Beck.” As he explained, “Wilberforce will probably only come out when were mad at him: ‘Becket Wilberforce Lewis, you march on here this instant!’”

Lewis acknowledged that he’s a big believer in the importance of names. “Lets be honest, if my name were Becket Lewis, my whole life would be different,” he said. “I’d probably have my own Fox show.”

Without further delay, welcome Becket Wilberforce Lewis to the Fishbowl! We only hope we have many reasons to mention you. Needless to say he’s going to be a wilberforce of nature (and this is just the beginning of jokes he’s bound to get in elementary school and beyond.)

Lewis explains he and his wife’s choice in baby names…

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Spoken like a true gentleman with bad hair

“Pervert alert. Rep. Weiner is back on twitter. All girls under the age of 18, block him immediately.” — former possible thought about it for 20 minutes GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

A fitting ending

“Back row by toilet on last shuttle out of Boston to DC – election 2012 version of last helicopter out of Saigon.” — The Daily Mail‘s Toby Harnden.

Important Q to Ponder: “Whats the going rate that the tooth fairy gives for a baby tooth these days?” — ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

Compliments from Manhattan

“BuzzFeed DC killing it today, which is good bc some of us are barely functional up here today.” — BuzzFeed Political Editor Ben Smith.

Moving on (sort of, not really)

“State Dept press corps cracking jokes today about how many Congressional hearings on Benghazi we’ll have to cover, fueled by GOP vengeance.” — McClatchy foreign policy reporter Hannah Allam.

And now for the more important things in life…

“Garrett’s Caramel Corn. If you’ve had it, I need not say more. Just raise a hand and smack your lips. Yum!” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

“A fun evening out at @washingtonian‘s Whiskey Fest. Finally got to taste Vermont’s own, Whistlepig Whiskey.” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff.

The Movie Critic?

“OVERRATED 007! Caught show in London last week, Marble Arch. Low budget comes thru on screen, no gadgets, locations by Priceline.com.” — Matt Drudge.

GOP’s eat their own

Bill O’Reilly is totally full of crap in his analysis.” — Conservative blogger and former TWTer Robert Stacy McCain on the FNC host.

Want to join Glenn Beck in jumping off a cliff? Also: The gay harassment of FBDC’s Peter Ogburn’s continues… Read more

Glenn Beck Unplugged Tonight

Glenn Beck, a standup comedian? It’s not such a stretch, actually.

The dramatic newsman will perform live on stage tonight in a comedy routine they’re calling “Glenn Beck Unelectable 2012,” put on by The Blaze and sponsored by Fathom Events and Beck-founded Mercury Radio Arts. For the past week he has been performing in select theaters nationwide.

Tonight he’ll appear in Arlington at Ballston Commons 12. Well, actually, he’ll be in the flesh at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas, but it’ll air in the Virginia theater. Our own Eddie Scarry, who also writes for The Blaze, is being to sent to the theater for audience reaction. Hopefully they won’t throw pies at him.

Event organizers are promising a wild event. First off, they refer to Beck as a “leading media personality.” Really, leading? Then they write, “Sure, Glenn’s not really running for president, but that’s only because he says the kind of things politicians can’t…or won’t! From Democrats to Republicans, law makers to law breakers, no one is safe from Glenn in what many are calling the funniest show he’s ever done.” See here for tickets and a list of participating theaters nationwide.

All we can say is, crossing our fingers for a crying scene.

Blaze Editor-in-Chief Says Cupp Won’t Likely Sue

An editor for The Blaze, the sister site of GBTV, says conservative commentator S.E. Cupp won’t likely try to sue Hustler for photoshopping a penis into her mouth for a new feature. More on their minds is who will denounce it?

On his Twitter feed, Glenn Beck, her boss, is already asking, “Where is N.O.W.?”

“It doesn’t sound like a lawsuit is what S.E. has in mind,” says The Blaze‘s Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker. “It’s more a question of seeing who will condemn this.”

Baker called Cupp  “fierce” and “feminine” and said Hustler will have regrets. “Obviously there won’t be a lot of defenders on moral grounds. But will NOW — for example — say anything?” he asked. “And the counter scenarios raise good questions as Glenn Beck did on the radio — if this had been a picture of Michelle Obama what would happen? This is obviously a disgusting move by the morally hampered.  We intend to say so and we’re looking to see who else will.  S.E. is the true definition of fierce and feminine — I’m pretty confident Hustler will regret their depiction and their decision to publish.”

Will S.E. Cupp Sue Hustler?

S.E. Cupp, a conservative commentator who works for GBTV, is in a bit of a pickle. She appears in Hustler, but not in the way you might think. The Blaze, a sister company to GBTV that is owned by Mercury Inc. which is owned by Glenn Beck, is reporting this morning that Cupp is part of a new Hustler graphic on celebrities. In the feature, they place a penis in the woman’s mouth. They’re calling it “Celebrity Fantasy.”

There is a “disclaimer” saying that “no such picture actually exists.” Still, Cupp is hopping mad and told Beck as much this morning when he interviewed her. They discussed how it would stick with her and affect her future (kids, etc…) and how it will make its way around the internet.

No word on whether she’ll take legal action, but Beck encouraged her to do so. He told his listening audience that if anyone wanted represent her, to contact his show.

Developing…

Behind the Scenes With the Bawdy Julie Mason

When we heard that Julie Mason was leaving her post as White House Reporter for Politico to begin a radio show on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel, we were intrigued. While many reporters love to hear themselves talk, not everyone can hold an audience for three full hours. Not only is she hosting her own radio show, she’s also keeping extra busy this time of year as Secretary for the White House Correspondents’ Association. Mason is known for her bawdy personality and sharp wit, so our preconceived notion was that radio could fit her like a glove.

We caught up with her last week to see just how natural a transition it has been to go from print to radio. Upon entering the impressive SiriusXM complex in the NoMa neighborhood, we were greeted by Patrick Ferrise, Mason’s producer. Immediately we can see the perks of working here. It’s constantly stocked with snacks, drinks and goodies for visiting guests. Ferrise sips a can of seltzer and says he never really drank soda until he started working there.

As we enter the nerve center of the P.O.T.U.S. studios, Mason is deep into prep for her show, “The Press Pool.” In the next room, Tim Farley, the Program Director of the POTUS channel is wrapping up his own show, “The Morning Briefing.” While she continues to prepare, Julie says that she is enjoying the adjustment to radio. However, there was a learning curve. Her bosses told her that she was going to need to learn how to run a soundboard, which is something many talk radio hosts don’t even do anymore. When we’re talking about the soundboard, think of the control center of the Starship Enterprise. A large console of glowing lights and buttons that, for most people, might as well be part of a space shuttle. Mason says, “My employers have been so patient with me as I learn my way around the board (Limbaugh doesn’t run his own board!) and all about radio.”

As Farley wrapped up his show, Mason assumed her position behind the console and kicked off the show. She started by talking to Stephen Dinan, National Politics Correspondent for TWT about the now-dead Buffett rule. And then things started to shake up a bit. POTUS (The President, not the radio station) began talking about increasing oversight on manipulation in the oil market. This is what makes P.O.T.U.S. different from almost any other radio station. They carry it live, uninterrupted. They also carry Jay Carney’s press briefing uninterrupted each day. It’s a task that has given Mason many headaches considering Carney is rarely on time. We asked if this was a constant source of frustration. “Killing that time before the briefing is a radio skill I am learning, along with making a smooth transition when he finally comes to the podium,” she says. “It’s not frustrating, it’s challenging! Which I am sure is Jay’s intention. We are the only news organization that still runs every briefing, which I do think is pretty cool, for all my grumping about it on the air.” After POTUS wraps up, Mason checks in with their in-house Washington Correspondent, Jared Rizzi. It’s time for the briefing.

While the briefing is carried live, Mason gets to step away to decompress. The night before, Bill O’Reilly had called Mason a “loon” because she suggested that he and Glenn Beck may have damaged the Fox News brand. Tim Farley enters to make sure that Mason has seen an email he sent to her suggesting a new logo for her show: A picture of a loon. Mason takes the ribbing in good stride and says she realizes things are different now that she’s in radio. If someone had called her a partisan loon while she was still working in print, she might have gotten in trouble. Now that she’s in radio, her bosses could not have been happier.

The whole time that Mason and I are chatting… Read more

The FishbowlDC Interview With The Root’s Top Byrd

Say hello to The Root‘s Publisher Donna Byrd. Prior to her present post, Byrd was CEO of Black America Web, where she worked with national radio personality Tom Joyner to launch three African-American news and lifestyle websites. Byrd has sold toilet paper for Procter & Gamble; she’s quick on her feet — she once sang a jingle during a Coca-Cola presentation when technology broke down. “I remember being bright red,” she told FBDC in a phone interview, explaining that she cannot carry a tune. “I remember my face burning the entire time.” Schooling: Byrd has a B.A. in American Government from UVA and an MBA from Duke Business School.  Byrd was a military brat — she graduated from high school in Germany and has lived up and down the East Coast, North Carolina and five different places in Virginia growing up. She has traveled to 41 countries. Capetown, South Africa is the favorite. By the way, cabbies, if you want a tip don’t chatter away on your cell phone and put Byrd’s safety in jeopardy. It tends to get under her skin. Enjoy!

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? IZZE pomegranate flavor.

How often do you Google yourself? Rarely.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? Who wrote this?

Do you have a favorite word? Wow.

Who would you rather have dinner with –  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews or FNC’s Chris Wallace? Chris Matthews. It seems like he has evolved as a journalist and reporter over the years. I’d be interested in hearing his perspective on a lot of issues, particularly social issues. 

Who is your favorite working journalist? CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. I don’t always agree with him, but I always think his opinions are thoughtful, smart and provocative.

You are ordered to go on a road trip to an undisclosed location. You can go with White House Spokesman Jay Carney or Bo, the President’s Portuguese Water Dog. No ones feelings will be hurt. Who do you take? Jay Carney, unless the location is in a deserted area with water, in which case I’d roll with Bo.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Old phone.

It’s 3 a.m. and you get up to use the bathroom or get a drink of water. Do you check your BlackBerry? Yep.

What swear word do you use most often? The one when you string them all together.

If you weren’t a journalist what would you be? If I weren’t a publisher, I’d travel the world as a relief worker.

You’ve just been told the big news: You get to have your own Sunday morning talk show. Who will be on your roundtable? (Pick four journalists or pundits types.) Shannon Reeves, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Melissa Harris-Perry, Cynthia Gordy and I’d add a wildcard guest, Dave Chappelle.

When you pig out what do you eat? Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

When did you last cry and why? Four weeks ago when my dad passed away.

What TV show is your guilty pleasure? HBO’s “True Blood.”

What is the best vacation you’ve ever taken? A land and water safari in South Africa.

What is your absolute favorite item of clothing in your closet? We want the fabric, the brand, the store and the price if possible. My cotton UVA sweatshirt. I think I bought it for $40 in college.

Pick one: Will Ferrell’s Bush impersonation or Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin? Tina Fey, hands down.

Find out what Byrd hates after the jump…

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