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Morning Chatter

“You’re the best. I feel like I have actually inhaled fresh air.” — Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon to NPR’s Terry Gross at the close of his interview on her “Fresh Air” show Thursday.

Thursday grogginess…

“It’s officially one of those days where I’m incapable of dialing a phone number correctly on the first try.” — Politico‘s Leigh Munsil.

Deep Thoughts With Gene Weingarten

“Miley Cyrus is an anagram for ‘Yes, I’m curly.’” — WaPo Milk of Magnesia correspondent Gene Weingarten.

The Observer

“Pervert Weiner is dead in his race for mayor of NYC but WOW, Eliot Spitzer has dropped way down in recent poll for comptroller. SLEAZE!” – Donald Trump.

Eavesdrop Café

“In line at CVS and elderly man looking at magazine stand says to wife ‘Kim’s Secret Wedding’ who’s Kim? #refreshing.” — Angie Goff.

Important Q to Ponder: “Why does Chrome suck with Gmail? aren’t they related? often when filling out a form on Chrome, it tells me my Gmail adrs is invalid.” –former NPR Ombudsman and professor Alicia Shepard.

Keeping them honest

Operations Manager, HuffPost Pol Operations Manager Brad Shannon brings the “Approx. uses of ‘twerk’ on TV, M-W”

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DOG DAYS OF AUGUST: “Perfect way to end a long day.”Erin Ruberry, HuffPostBlog Managing Editor and Contributor Editor to HuffPostDC.

Confessional. 

“The guy next to me is reading a romance novel on his iPad. I can’t stop snooping and reading. #help” — Politico‘s Madeline Marshall.

Quote Taken Completely Out of Context

“This is normally the point in the cycle where someone pens a disingenuous defense of that Daily Beast prison rape story.” — Politico‘s Blake Hounshell.

“The first time I saw that scene I almost peed myself.” — Conservative author and radio host Jason Mattera (we don’t even want to know).

The Astute Observer

“What seems most strange to me about Hannah Anderson is she doesn’t seem upset about her mother and brother being murdered.” — TWT‘s Emily Miller.

Travel Bitches

“Waited for 10 taxis at DCA until one came by that accepted credit cards. Was this too much to ask?” — AP‘s Jack Gillum.

Did someone say fish?

“I can drink beer like a fish. In an aquarium of beer.” — Stefan Becket, who handles Social Media at New York magazine.

President Obama phones the tough lady 

“President today called Antoinette Tuff, the woman who was hero of Atlanta shooting, and praised her for courage #fnpolitics” — Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry.

Important Q to Ask Ourselves: “Is Speaker Newt Gingrich @Newt_Gingrich going to get eaten alive at CNN?” — Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:59 a.m.

The Daily Caller‘s hilarious dog story

“Hilarious bit of trolling from the Daily Caller: ‘The Obamas do not have any white dogs.’” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley. The story‘s headline: “The Obamas got a new puppy, everyone!” The final two lines of the story…”With the addition of Sunny, the Obamas now have two black Portuguese water dogs. The Obamas do not have any white dogs.”

Morning Chatter

“He just heard about @RedEyeFNC and how I’m filling in for @greggutfeld. He can’t bear to look.” — FNC “The Five” co-host Dana Perino. What Jasper is really saying: “I’m not a supermodel, Dana. Stop taking my picture. Stop overtweeting about me. I need my beauty rest. I need to fart once in awhile. And I don’t care about Greg Gutfeld.”

Leibo admits his fishiness

“I am a fish. I have chosen to live, work, and raise my family in the murk. This might well be an easier pursuit for a citizen on solid land. But I have no plans to leave. People ask me about that too. Why? It’s not like I’m making lobbyist or TV money. I plead reality: my wife and I have built a good life here.” — NYT‘s Mark Leibovich in the prologue of This Town in response to his own rhetorical question…”What is my story?” The book hit the shelves Tuesday. Of course, we rather enjoyed his first line here.

George Zimmerman trial: the story that will not go away

‘If you…don’t know somebody that has been stopped late at night for driving while black, you just don’t have any black friends.’ — MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:11 a.m.

A K.O. update of sorts

“FYI: KeithOlbermann dot com … *still* owned by the Daily Caller.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.

BFF’s at a glance: Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher and The Week’s Matt Lewis

“My freind [sic] @tommyxtopher weighs in on my latest for @TheWeek on George Zimmerman.”

The first line of Christopher’s story also solidifies their friendship: “My old friend Matt Lewis is out with a thoughtful op-ed on one possible consequence of George Zimmerman‘s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin: that Americans might stop caring about their communities.”

In other important Christopher news… “I don’t drink coffee. Lipton Tea, extra strong, with Splenda and half-n-half.”

Frum passes boating exam fit for idiots

“Just passed my Canadian boating license exam -a test so easy it makes you frightened to think who *else* is on the water.” — The Daily Beast‘s David Frum.

Jason Mattera: the anti-Rachel Jeantel anti-Christ

“Good grief I’m reading a transcript of the Jeantel interview. Forget storming Walmart, bum rush the public schools she attended.” — conservative radio host Jason Mattera, insulting FBDC favorite Rachel Jeantel, a breakout star from the George Zimmerman trial. And conservative writer Robert Stacy McCain: “Seriously, when you look up ‘stupid’ on Wikipedia, Rachel Jeantel’s photo should be there.”  RSM…she could eat you for lunch, so you might want to shhhh.

The Grossest Thing You’ll Read Today 

“Pee-filled diapers sitting around give off a sweet, sickening, Honey Nut Cheerios scent after several days, if you must know.” — Slate‘s Farhad Manjoo.

Journo takes online hate into own hands

“Ok, so, I’m just going to block/report spam without warning. Easier that way.” — WaPo and MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart.

Congrats to… Reason‘s Mike Riggs on his new gig at Atlantic Cities. He was formerly with The Daily Caller.

Redford Revisits ‘All The President’s Men’

It’s been 37 years since the Watergate scandal was captured in the movie “All the President’s Men.” The anniversary was marked Thursday at the Newseum with a screening of “All The President’s Men: Revisited,” a documentary about the movie. The White House Correspondents’ Association and Discovery hosted the event.

Prior to the screening, actor Robert Redford, documentary producers Andrew Lack and Laura Michalchyshyn and famed Watergate journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein walked a red carpet.

Woodward was at the center of a minor media scandal earlier this year when he suggested that he had been threatened by a White House official. Once a thorn in the side of Republicans, Woodward’s claim won him fans on the right and several appearances on FNC’s “Hannity.”

Asked what he makes of Woodward’s tendency to stir trouble on both the left and the right, Redford told FBDC, “it means he’s doing a good job.”

“We don’t live in a world where everybody’s one way or the other,” he added. “There’s a lot of gray there. I think if somebody’s doing their job, they’re going to provoke people who don’t want to see the job well done.”

In remarks before the film, WHCA President and FNC Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry said this year’s WHCA dinner is trying to focus on the scholarship that WHCA offers aspiring journalists rather than the celebrities who will be attending. He said Redford agreed to attend the screening in that same spirit.

Fun fact: The documentary contains a scene wherein TV commentator Ben Stein starts crying at the memory of President Richard Nixon‘s final speech as president.

Following the film was a panel discussion with Redford, Bernstein, Woodward, Henry and Newsweek‘s Eleanor Clift.

When asked about the state of journalism today Redford said… Read more

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Quotes of the Day

SO FORGET ABOUT INTERVIEWING BOB WOODWARD? “I’ve never really understood the people who get a nasty phone call and get on TV and talk about it. It’s part of the job. You do a story that they don’t like, you’re going to get yelled at, you listen to them or you yell back and then you move on.” — CNN’s Jake Tapper, whose show, “The Lead,” debuts today at 4 p.m.

Journalist encounters swarm of ladybugs

“I like/admire ladybugs, but why do I suddenly have 500 of them swarming inside one of my windows? One use for a leafblower: shoo ‘em out.” — The Atlantic‘s James Fallows.

Liberal profanity at CPAC

“CPAC 2013 Unfiltered: ‘what a piece of shit’; ‘he’s a douche’; ‘she can blow me’; ‘no fucking way’ #liberaluseofprofanity” — Roll Call HOH writer Warren Rojas.

Journo watchdog complains about CPAC shuttle

“How many people have been stranded by the horrid CPAC 2013 shuttle service? Must have been set up by a liberal.” — Accuracy in Media’s Don Irvine.

Martin strikes out at Levin over Lil Wayne

“I see TMZ’s Harvey Levin deleted his tweet saying Lil Wayne was being given his ‘last rites.’ Talk about poor sourcing. Unbelievable!” — CNN and Washington Watch’s Roland Martin.

 

And a WaPo Express columnist defends TMZ

“Anyways, I hope Wayne is fine, obviously. But acting like TMZ doesn’t break news with regularity is pretty illogical.” — WaPo ExpressClinton Yates.

The Observer

“Interesting what the CPAC pols are getting defensive about: being crazy, being bigoted, being out of touch. Too close to home?” — Marketing writer Deborah Brody.

Oversharing Sherri

“Was so excited to get a great bra fit from Molly Hopkins & Cynthia Richards of @DoubleDivasTV that I went & ordered 6 bras 38Fheaven” — ABC “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd.

News after our own hearts

“Good news: Fish populations in the U.S. have been rebounding since 1996.” — WaPo‘s Brad Plumer with a link to this story.

“Just got news that my brother-in-law changed his name to Goldfish. GOLDFISH.” — @mastodfow.

Important Q to Ponder: “OK all you Rhodes scholars, I get it. I misspelled CYPRUS. Should I gouge out my eyeballs?” — Politico‘s Ben WhitePlease, Ben, no. This is disturbing.

And speaking of gouged eyeballs… “Actual thing said at Saturday night party: ‘That was so kind of you to like my picture on Facebook.’ – Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.

High hopes

“Reactions to learning of tonight’s dinner plans: 1. I should wear some real clothes. 2. I should comb my hair.” — Vintage blogger Lisa Rowan.

 

Try to wrap your head around this… Read more

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Quotes of the Day

Howiella Kurtz (a.k.a. The Hill‘s Judy Kurtz): “Kevin Spacey joking with vertically challenged photog at “House of Cards” DC premiere. ‘What is that, a nostril shot?’” (With accompanying photograph.)

Fox News reporter: Dance for me, then I’ll give you money 

“Man on the street just “sang” me a Jodeci song – then asked for $1 Me: ‘not without some choregraphy’ – which he then performed  #worth $1.” — FNC Supreme Court Correspondent Shannon Bream.

Ahh…what sweet memories.

“A version of this would happen to me nearly every Sunday when Bloomberg did parades. I was less of an asshat, tho.” — Politico White House Correspondent Glenn Thrush. He links to this story on Breitbart.com in which Talk Radio Network’s Jason Mattera gets accosted by Mayor Bloomberg’s security detail for asking a question on gun control.

Meryl Streep as Hillary Clinton?

“39% of Americans would cast Meryl Streep to play Hillary Clinton in a movie about her life. We’d watch that.” — Vanity Fair.

So cute.

“I love that my dad still mails me clipped articles from newspapers.” — Rebecca Bredholt, managing editor, Vocus Marketing, freelance writer, photographer and scriptwriter.

NPR correspondent misses out on deluxe mac n cheese

“Some of you will understand why I just about cried upon realizing Centro in Des Moines does not serve truffled Mac n cheese after 2 pm.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

A note to Politico‘s cat-loving Patrick Gavin from NPR: “Behind Cute Face, A Cold-Blooded Killer: Study Finds Cats Kill Billions Of Animals.” Read here.

Politico Playbook publish time: 5:22 a.m.

Watch out! “Just downloaded Vine. I feel hipper already.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

Memo to reporters whose names bear a vague resemblance to Bylan Dyers and Chyron Welter: Just because you two didn’t CONFIRM news first does not mean it was not confirmed and confirmed by multiple sources. You two, in actuality, RECONFIRMED news that was already broken. I know it’s difficult when someone else breaks news before you alpha males, but next time, try to deal with it more gracefully.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Mattera Wears Sneaks, Skinny Tie to Own Wedding

Conservative radio host Jason Mattera did not, in the end, wear a wife beater tank on his wedding day. Instead, he wore a skinny tie and what look like black sneakers with a thick white sole.

Last week Mattera tweeted the photo (right) of himself and his wife HGTV host Kendra Todd on their wedding day. “My beautiful bride Kendra Todd,” he wrote.

Mattera told us last month that the two got engaged in April at the National Cathedral and would have their wedding in Miami.

Mattera’s fashion choice raised some eyebrows… Read more

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Quotes of the Day

“I tried to watch it. I obviously had to have a couple of glasses of champagne.” — E! late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler on Lifetime’s Liz and Dick starring Lindsay Lohan. Both Chelsea and Lindsay have graced the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“Live from Capitol Hill, @AlexanderTrow prepares for #politicolive.”Politico‘s Jake Sherman. It’s a miracle! Sherman finally has a decent photo that doesn’t involve a bland sign with an arrow from the Capitol. Rather, it’s of his colleague, Alexander Trowbridge and even includes morning sunlight.

Post election status

“Many of those with whom I promised to ‘check in after the election’ have now graduated to ‘check in after the holidays’ status.” — NYT magazine’s Chief National Correspondent Mark Leibovich.

Journo gets ripped for book

“I wouldn’t wipe my ass with your NY Times Bestseller. Nice cover though. #ObamaZombies” — Tracee Kapree to author and former Human Events Editor Jason Mattera, who wrote Obama Zombies.

Sarcasm is…

“Swedish Fish are relieved, I’m sure–esp. the red ones.” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on a story in The Daily Caller regarding a Swedish Toys R Us franchise going gender neutral in its Christmas catalog.

Open letter to actor Angus Jones

“Dear Angus T Jones, If u are morally against appearing on Two & a Half Men, but contractually obligated, donate paychecks to a good cause.” — NBC News’ Shawna Thomas.

Howiella gives herself gift of Lifetime’s Liz and Dick

“My reward for churning out tomorrow’s ITK column: watching Liz and Dick on DVR. Be jealous.” — Howiella (a.k.a. The Hill‘s Judy Kurtz) on Monday night. The movie premiered on Sunday.

Can you imagine Mother JonesDavid Corn driving a Maserati? Yeah, neither can we. And ABC’s Amy Walter has an important question…  Read more

‘Bad Boy Reporter’ To Wed HGTV Host

Conservative author and radio show host Jason Mattera is tying the knot. Mattera told FishbowlDC he proposed to Kendra Todd back in April.

Todd is many things: She owns a real estate group and hosts HGTV’s My House Is Worth What? But more importantly, she worked for Donald Trump after winning the third season of his NBC game show The Apprentice in 2005.

“She’s super awesome and a hottie,” Mattera said. “I’m a lucky brother.”

Todd’s biography describes her as “undoubtedly one of the youngest and most diversely successful female entrepreneurs today.” She must be awesome. Then again, that biography is written on her own website. Read more

Want to Smell Like Napoleon?

We already know there’s a number of height-challenged men in Washington with Napoleon complexes (think Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), conservative author Jason Mattera, Americans for Tax Reform Prez Grover Norquist, WaPo‘s Dana Milbank, NBC’s Michael Isikoff, Politico‘s Jake Sherman and more). And soon maybe they’ll know how to smell like him, too.

Only D.C. would attract an event where journalists and other guests get to take a whiff of the scent worn by Napoleon.

Come the fall, the International Fragrance Association North America and Christophe Laudamiel of the Academy of Perfumery and Osmothèque Conservatory will host an “interactive scent experience” presented only for the second time in the United States. The event, exclusive and limited to handpicked guests, is at a particularly fancy garden setting  near Capitol Hill.

Just who is Laudamiel?

This past April, the world renown perfumer presented a collection of legendary scents in New York of famous and centuries-old scents archived by the  Osmothèque  in Versailles. We’re told Osmothèque is the “perfume museum and conservatory of perfumes and scents.”  Several perfumers founded it in 1988 to preserve the formulas of influential perfumes that shaped trends and reconstruct the formula for perfumes that have been lost.

The joint includes the perfumes and colognes worn by Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon and other legendary perfumes such as a famous Chypre by Francois Coty.

Lucky attendees will receive perfume samples. (Shhh…I’m signing Eddie up for Napoleon’s scent.)

Note to FishbowlDC Readers: If we’ve left out any of Washington’s Napoleon complected male midgets who may be curious about his cologne, let us know at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com or Betsy@mediabistro.com.)

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