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Posts Tagged ‘James O’Keefe’

ABC’s Scandal Portrays Voter Fraud As Fox News Wishes It Were: Vast, Consequential

If you could visualize the moist dream of several FNC anchors it would look a lot like last night’s episode of ABC’s political drama Scandal.

In the episode, a news reporter comes out of retirement and quickly learns that the sitting president won his election through a vast voter fraud conspiracy in swing-state Ohio.

How it happens in the drama: James, husband to White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene, receives a tip from the U.S. Attorney’s office that voting machines in a crucial Ohio county may have been rigged to swing the presidential election. James flies to the appropriately named Defiance County, Ohio, to investigate. He learns that indeed the memory cards in the machines had been tampered with by oil tycoon Hollis Doyle. Doyle needed the president’s victory as a way to secure approval for a pipeline to be built through the middle of the country.

Here’s how this would actually happen in real life and it involves Sean Hannity… Read more

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Forbes Magazine Deems HuffPost‘s Sam Stein as Smart and Young-ish

Sam Stein, White House Correspondent for HuffPost, was selected for Forbes‘ first ever “30 under 30” list. The compilation highlights “today’s disrupters and tomorrow’s brightest stars.” Stein was barely eligible. He’s 29.

A few on the list include NYT‘s Brian Stelter, Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore and conservative video journalist James O’Keefe.

Earlier this year Stein was the subject of one of O’Keefe’s undercover video stings, in which O’Keefe aimed to discredit Stein as a journalist who boozes up his sources to get info. We asked Stein in an email how he felt being on the same list with O’Keefe. He wouldn’t comment on it.

“I just want to thank the academy for this honor… and the rest of the brilliant team at the Huffington Post. And my wife. And Starbucks. In no particular order. That’s all,” he said.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

U.S. Senator just wants to tweet in peace

“Quit complaining abt my Twitter shorthand I know how to spell But Twitter limit is 120 characters” – Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. (It’s actually 140 characters, senator, but we’ll let you off the hook.)

Bummer

“Looks like im bumped by Clinton on msnbc.” – lover of all things Fishbowl, WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. And we were so looking forward to it.

Distaste for Creed somehow matches distaste for James O’Keefe

“In prank journalism, Art Levine is to James O’Keefe what “Exile on Main Street” is to the Creed reunion album: http://bit.ly/fYVlMD” – Foreign Policy‘s Charles Homans.

Intern worships Oprah

“Seriously Arizona, you are my Oprah.” – Daily Caller intern Caitlin Emma. For those not following the NCAA college basketball tournament, the University of Arizona beat Duke, the top team in the country, and sent them packing.

And while we’re on the subject of the Daily Caller

“Leaving Florida with two dozen tattooed, sun-burned, drunk people. D.C., here I come.” – Caller reporter Mike Riggs, who spent the week in his home state. Welcome back.

And while we’re on the subject of returning to D.C.

Betsy Rothstein returns to the Fishbowl on Monday and this is my last day doing the morning quotes (and since the tweets out of D.C. weren’t so great yesterday), I’m giving myself a quote:

“Will we be able to say the word ‘winning’ ever again? Cause that was like an actual word once that I occasionally used” – FishbowlDC’s Alec Jacobs, referring of course to Charlie Sheen.

Still not sure why this was so funny…but it was

“Can’t believe lobsterfest is over.” – Fox News contributor and former press secretary for President George W. Bush, Dana Perino.

Breitbart’s Big Gay CPAC Party

Sophie B. Hawkins performs for Breitbart and friends...

Andrew Breitbart and gay conservative group, GOProud, kicked off CPAC last night with a wild production at Eighteenth Street Lounge in Dupont Circle. The event, which boasted a performance by Sophie B. Hawkins, drew a slew of media types and one Michael Steele, former chairman of the RNC.  Like Steele, FishbowlDC was lucky enough to be ushered to the front of a long, winding line down 18th St. NW.

Once inside the party, we caught the former RNC  Chairman grooving to “Damn, Wish I was Your Lover,”  Hawkins’ hit song from the early 90s.  The songbird wooed the room with a thirty minute set before expressing her adoration of Sarah Palin.  “I’m proud of Sarah Palin.  She had me at hello,” the lesbian singer told the crowd who wore stickers with nifty slogans like “Our Gays ARE MORE MACHO Than Their Straights.”

Hawkins went on to say, “I’m liberal in bed but conservative in the head.”

On the other side of the venue, Andrew Breitbart jammed out with an entourage of admirers.  The conservative icon was cool and classy as starstruck party guests followed him around the bar and journalists approached for interviews.  Chatting  up A.B. were Slate’s David Weigel (who was nothing but nice), RCP’s Erin McPike and Drudge Report’s Joe Curl.  Also spotted:  Big Journalism’s Dana Loesch, Fox News contributors Margaret Hoover and Steven Crowder, James O’Keefe, The Daily Caller’s Chris Moody and Jeff Winkler, TWT’s Eli Lake, Wonkette’s Riley Waggaman, TPM’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, Michael Moynihan of Reason magazine and FishbowlDC intern Alec Jacobs.

L: Pass to Breitbart’s Big Party R: Breitbart being interviewed by Reason.tv

L: Breitbart’s Chucks R: “Our Gays are more macho than their straights” GOProud sticker.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Former President Bill Clinton, NY Governor David Paterson (D), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA)

CBS’ Face the Nation: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

ABC’s This Week: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and a roundtable with WaPo‘s Bob Woodward, NYT‘s Tom Friedman, ABC’s Martha Raddatz and ABC’s and columnist George Will

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell (R), filmmaker James O’Keefe and a panel with Fox News analysts former White House press secretary Dana Perino, NPR’s Mara Liasson, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and CNN’s Mary Matalin and James Carville

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz:
“The View” and HLN’s Joy Behar, CNN’s Ed Henry, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson, WaPo‘s Kathleen Parker, USA Today Live’s Lauren Ashburn

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: CNBC’s Trish Regan, Time‘s Richard Stengel, NYT‘s Andrew Ross Sorkin and WaPo‘s Kathleen Parker

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: LAT‘s Doyle McManus, Time‘s Karen Tumulty, McClatchy News’ Nancy Youssef and Politico‘s John Harris

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Presidential adviser John Podesta

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) and a panel with WaPo‘s Kevin Merida, syndicated columnist and author Deborah Mathis, American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan, Comcast Network Washingtong bureau chief and Philadelphia Tribune columnist Robert Traynham, TWT‘s Armstrong Williams and Interactive one’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, U.S. Special Representative Richard Holbrooke, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe

Will update as we learn them.