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QUOTES of the DAY

MEAN MEN: Chris Matthews and Bill Maher are fat joke connoisseurs.

Maher makes Christie fat joke

“Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, you know who I’m talking about, Governor Lard?” — HBO Real Time Host Bill Maher on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews from Los Angeles Tuesday. He was discussing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (pictured at right). Matthews also has a great affinity for Christie weight jokes. At an appearance last December at the Ritz in Georgetown, Matthews wondered how Christie was going to balance the budget — what was he going to do, start with, supper?

R Blogger Down on Matthews

“Chris Matthews doesn’t have a monopoly on stupid, but he certainly is in a position of market dominance.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain in a Tuesday tweet.

A nice blend of weirdness

“Quick glance at Twitter tells me Schwarzenegger got the D.C. panda pregnant. Also, the panda just left @TBD for a job at Huffpo.” – Joshua Hatch, adjunct professor at American University, in a Tuesday tweet.

Airport reading diet

“Hour 5 at LAX. Inevitable mag buying binge has occured, financed by delta food voucher. #priorities.” — Politico health care reporter Sarah Kliff in a Tuesday tweet with the accompanying photograph.

The Observer

“Washington DC is a city full of young, neatly dressed people who actuate their ambition through deference.” — Former NYT scribe Jennife 8. Lee in recent tweet.

Devious journo

“I just confused some lost Italian tourists in Adams Morgan by using the Latin ‘Quo vadis?’ thinking they would easily understand.” — WCP Asst. Managing Editor Michael Grass in a Tuesday tweet. The phrase means “Where are you going” or the more commonly used, “Whither goest thou?”

DSK sex scandal banter continues…

“DSK spends $3000 a night on a hotel room. What so many could do w/ that kind of money. Like pay for my dental surgery!” — NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard in a Tuesday tweet.

Journo-Nasty

“We checked for a ‘Washington Post MasterClass’ on how to revive a dying news publication but, alas, nothing.” — A line in the Tuesday evening edition of HuffPost Hill. WaPo is offering new classes in everything from digital photography to Inside China to The Wines of Bordeaux.

An aide’s compassion for pols

“Even when politicians screw up, I can’t help but feel a little sorry for them when pundits openly mock, laugh, and ridicule them mercilessly.” — Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) Communications Advisor Amanda Carpenter in a Wednesday morning tweet.

Schwarzenneger sex scandal joke…

Maria Shriver announces plans to cut off Arnold’s ‘Gang of Two.’” — Congress Matters and Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman in a Tuesday tweet.

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Jenny 8. Lee Fires Washington Up

The NYT’s Jenny 8. Lee (you know, her) recently blogged about WMATA’s recent ad campaign that boasts about Washington’s smaller rats (compared to New York City, presumably):

    Washington’s system may be rat-free, but its subway map also has all the sophistication of Fisher Price.

Oh. Snap.

DCist’s Sommer Mathis calls her “Jennifer ‘I probably shouldn’t make pathetic attempts at insults with a middle name like’ 8. Lee.” But Gawker says, “Dear D.C.: Whatever, Our Rats are Better Than Yours.”

Morning Reading List, 11.07.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You think journos make good dinner guests, or is it that they make better dinner guests than your family?

  • An ABC release announced, “‘World News with Charles Gibson’ was the most-watched evening newscast among Total Viewers, Households, and Adults 25-54 for the week of October 29-November 2. Averaging 8.57 million Total Viewers and a 2.1/9 among Adults 25-54, the ABC broadcast outperformed NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ by 310,000 Total Viewers and 80,000 key demo viewers.”

  • An NBC release announced, “NBC News in partnership with HotChalk is launching today the most comprehensive digital, curricular resource ever available on American presidential politics. The pioneering Decision ’08 resource, designed specifically for classroom
    instruction, offers the latest, up-to-the-minute presidential election news through a video-on-demand user interface, allowing teachers to effortlessly customize their lesson plans with compelling and relevant content to bring the election process and political issues to life.”

  • Eric Boehlert on “Hillary, the debate, and the media folly

  • An ABC release announced, “ABCNEWS.com increased unique visitors 21% to 15.7 million in October 2007, versus the same time last year, according to ABC’s measurements. ABCNEWS.com saw 150.8 million page views, up 19% from the previous month and 9% year-over-year.”

  • A tipster tells us, “former Washington Times staff photographer Liz O. Baylen, who left the Times in the summer of 2006, has been hired as a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times.”

  • The CPB announced,Chris Boskin Elected Chair of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting”

  • Radar presents, “The New York Times’ Andrew Rosenthal on Iraq, Times Select, and his father’s secret past”

  • The Washington Times reports, “Is the right-wing conspiracy so vast as to include even Mark R. Levin’s dogs? The conservative talk-radio host disavows any political or ideological motive behind his new book, ‘Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish.’” The book is currently #2 on Amazon’s top 100.

  • PEJ News Coverage Index for the week of Oct. 28 shows, “The presidential race was easily the biggest story in the media last week. But while much of the coverage focused on the attacks on Hillary Clinton at the Democrats’ Drexel University debate, the press also reassessed several other candidates.”

  • Bloomberg reports, ” Google Inc., seeking to expand beyond the Web, said it plans to create a mobile phone operating system for handsets sold by Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA Inc.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Taking the reins at a time of intense pressure for change, Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner Inc.’s chief executive-elect, said he would consider all options for restructuring, and he acknowledged that the media company is unlikely to look the same in two years.”

  • WWD.com reports, “Just minutes after the announcement Monday that Time Warner Inc. chief operating officer Jeff Bewkes was chosen to succeed Dick Parsons as chief executive officer of the conglomerate, rumors of structural changes at the company, including a possible Time Inc. spin-off, started again.”

  • His Extreme-ness launched a new campaign for the Weblog Awards.

  • A reader asks, “Anybody else wondering if the Taylors named their baby after Bruce Willis’ character in Die Hard?”

  • Doug Elfman writes, “Howard Kurtz gave his new book the wrong title. Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War is really about The First Inconsequential Television News War, since it’s obsessed with the current TV news anchors.”

  • PJNet’s Leonard Witt writes, “we have to make a distinction between reporters and the writers who are writers and reporters too. I think in terms of a continuum from straight news reporting to feature writing to literary nonfiction.”

  • Chicago Tribune reports, “Five of the nation’s top newspaper companies are taking steps to create a national online advertising network they hope will help them recapture ad revenue leaking away from their print products. Sources close to the situation said Gannett Co., Tribune Co., Hearst Corp., Media News Group and Cox Newspapers may band together to form a common ad sales force that could offer national advertisers ‘one-stop shopping’ for ad space on big-market Web sites across the nation.”

  • MediaWeek reports, “Magazine publishers have heard it all before, and speakers at the American Magazine Conference last week only reinforced it: They are behind on integrated marketing, they need to catch up to consumers’ online habits and their Web sites are dwarfed online by the big foots of the digital world.”

  • The New York Times reports, “Copyrighted work like a news article or a picture can hop between Web sites as easily as a cut-and-paste command. But more than ever, as that material finds new audiences, the original sources might not get the direct financial benefit — in fact, they might have little idea where their work has spread.”

  • Mediabistro says, “Get on your soapbox and pitch ‘Culturebox,’ the Slate section that’s the best way to get in the door,” when pitching Slate.

  • A reader sends us this, “To Chris Anderson…from a flack. This lazy jackass whines because he gets 300 emails a day? That’s sounds like the abridged version of my daily inbox. Tell him to go work at the 7-11 if he can’t handle the overwhelming, time-consuming flood of communications that online journalists like have forced upon us, thanks to their 24 hour newscycle and constant search to make news when there isn’t any.”

  • Stars and Stripes reports, “Stars and Stripes is parting ways with America Supports You, the Defense Department program that gives publicity to groups supporting U.S. servicemembers.”

  • Associated Press reports, “Yahoo Inc.’s chief executive and top lawyer on Tuesday defended their company’s involvement in the jailing of a Chinese journalist. Irate lawmakers accused them of collaborating with an oppressive communist regime.”

  • Reflections of a Newsosaur reports, “Sunday newspaper sales have fallen to a 32-year low of about 51.3 million, according to projections based on the latest report from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.”

  • Journalism.co.uk reports, “The editor of Timesonline today told the Society of Editors conference that Google was ‘hugely dangerous’ to the newspaper industry.”

  • The Daily Cartoonist reports, “E&P report that Washington Examiner editorial cartoonist Nate Beeler and Chicago cartoonist Eric Allie have been picked up by Cagle Cartoons syndicate. Both cartoonists tend to be right-leaning.”

  • New York Observer reports, “The first President George Bush—the one with two middle names—is 83 years old now and isn’t one to give many interviews. And when he does consent to a sit-down, they always seem to be done with an understanding — either explicitly stated or an agreement between gentlemen — that he is not to be uncomfortably probed about his son’s presidency and the seemingly vast foreign policy differences between father and son. It is probably unfair, then, to blame Chris Wallace, the host of ‘Fox News Sunday,’ for conducting a lengthy, exclusive interview with the former President that left every relevant question unasked.”

  • PRWeek reports, “Salon.com still thriving as brand evolves”

  • MarketWatch reports, “Time Warner Inc. said Tuesday that its chief financial officer, Wayne Pace, will retire at the end of 2007.”

  • Information Week reports, “Big media companies’ efforts to extend copyright are hurting creators’ abilities to find audiences for their work, argues cyber-rights activist Cory Doctorow.”

  • Reuters reports, “Four out of five U.S. adults go online now, according to a new Harris Poll.”

  • Content Bridges reports, “The newspaper industry’s circulation swoon continues, and at a pace that hasn’t changed much over the last three years.”

  • Portfolio looks into “Chris Anderson vs. Public Relations Spam”

  • Jenny 8. Lee is back.

  • Jonah Goldberg writes, “Yes, FEMA’s fakery was foolish. But — and here’s what really bugs me — what isn’t in the TV news business these days?”

    Jobs

  • Talk Radio Network is looking for a Producer.

  • U.S. House of Representatives is looking for a Online Producer and Website Manager.

  • The Map Network, a NAVTEQ Company, is looking for an Online Ad Sales Representative.

  • Business Financial Publishing is looking for a Product & Marketing Manager, Health.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext

  • Morning Reading List, 10.01.07

    morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • Who should play Obama in a movie? The Illinois senator says Denzel Washington.

  • Most of you have not even used a VHS in more than a year. Do you even own one anymore?

  • Happy belated birthday to Roll Call’s Emily Heil. Her birthday was Friday.

  • Regarding this, a reader writes in, “Makes me like Russert better!! And maybe he’ll gather some new lyrics to quote at the Radio/TV Correspondents’ dinner.”

  • Reuters reports, “Many executives attending the fourth annual Advertising Week conference admitted that they had misjudged exactly what consumers want these days. Figuring that out may be the advertising and media industry’s top challenge, they said.”

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “Democratic Federal Communications Commission member Michael Copps set a high bar Thursday for approval of three media mergers before the agency as he questioned whether the proposed deals were in the public interest.”

  • USA Today: “Return of 1999? Dot-coms making a comeback

  • Wall Street Journal reports, “CBS Corp. thinks Web surfers would rather watch a blooper reel from the sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’ than an actual episode of the show. To cater to what it believes is the short attention span of online audiences, the network today is launching CBS EyeLab, a digital-production studio that will create and distribute short clips cut together from the network’s most popular shows.”

  • Business Week reports, “Fox vs. CNBC: Countdown To War
    Fox Business: Network has the deep pockets and patience of News Corp. behind it. It’ll need them”

  • Multichannel.com reports, “Al Jazeera English chief Nigel Parsons says the network is stepping up efforts to gain U.S. cable or satellite TV distribution, and talks are going well with ‘one of the majors.’”

  • Poynter Online’s Thomas T. Huang writes, “The digital world can help the reader deepen his understanding of his own community — and build connections within that community. We need to take advantage of that.”

  • B&C reports, “Hearst-Argyle Television’s special committee appointed to consider the tender offer by Hearst said the offer is inadequate.”

  • Conde Nast Chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr. sat down Wednesday with Portfolio Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman to take a very serious look at every page in the upcoming November issue of Portfolio, his $100 million pet project.

  • Reuters reports, “The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Bloomberg LP on Thursday, alleging the news service had discriminated against pregnant employees by cutting their pay and demoting them.”

  • On Thursday, CNN’s Candy Crowley conducted the first interview to take place on CNN’s Election Express. Crowley spoke to John Edwards in New Hampshire.

  • Information Week reports, “Managing mixed voltage interfaces between portable devices and memory cards”

  • Two years ago on September 29, Judith Miller was released from jail.

  • Gawker reports, “Newspapers Now Stuffed Full Of Blogs, But No Clue Where To Put Them”

  • DCist reports, “FOUND Magazine has a knack for revealing the beautiful underbelly of America, the forgotten parts of our everyday lives.”

  • A tipster tells us, “The NY Times mag piece about DC spelled Rep. Jane Harman’s name wrong.”

  • A reader writes in, “Regarding the NYT Mag article: Where’s Jenny 8. Lee when you need her?”

  • National Journal’s William Powers on You Tube: “Because, unlike newspapers and other traditional media, they are hip and popular. In contrast to the bottled quotes and factoids of traditional journalism, they seem unfiltered. And they draw Web traffic, which makes them valuable (clicks equal cash).”

  • Slate Gabfest Podcast now on XM Radio at 6pm Friday on channel 130 the POTUS 08 channel.

  • Poynter Online’s Peter Zollman writes, “Billions of dollars in revenue; now often considered the ‘bad guy’ even though its slogan is ‘Don’t be evil;’ stunning market share in search; worldwide growth; more initiatives underway than seemingly dozens of other companies…Amazing. And it isn’t even 10 years old. By contrast, eBay launched 12 years ago. Yahoo began as a student hobby in February 1994. So both are older, by far — at least in Internet terms.”

  • Feministing.com awarded Chris Matthews asking Sen. Chris Dodd: “Do you find it difficult to debate a woman?” the “Sexist (and stupid) quote of the day”

  • Potomac Flacks reports, “Jennifer Moire, previously head of media relations at C-SPAN, has launched Lyon Park Public Relations (www.lyonparkpr.com).”

  • Washington Post’s Deborah Howell examines the
    Post coverage of the sad Sept. 17 killing of 14-year-old DeOnte Rawlings.

  • Wall Street Journal presents, “Read All About It! A veteran reporter and editor’s favorite books about newspapering.”

  • New York Times’ Public Editor writes, “Last Sunday’s column about the MoveOn.org advertisement prompted more than 350 messages from readers. The vast majority took issue with one aspect of the column or another.”

    Jobs

  • The Center for American Progress is looking for an Editor, CampusProgress.org

  • World Wildlife Fund is looking for a Creative Services Writer.

  • Thomson Tax & Accounting is looking for a Reporter/Author — News Service.

  • National Geographic Society is looking for a Senior Photo Editor

  • Media General, Inc. is looking for a Senior Multimedia Producer

  • National Public Radio is looking for a Sr. Business Analyst, Deputy Managing Editor, News & Information and a Supervising Senior Producer, Weekend All Things Considered.

  • Publishing Services LLC is looking for a Marketing Editor.

  • Daily News-Record is looking for a Staff Writer.

  • The Daily Progress is looking for a News editor/copy desk chief.

  • The McGraw-Hill Companies is looking for a Correspondent.

  • The Magazine Group is looking for an Art Director.

  • Solutions at Home is looking for an Advertising Account Executive.

    http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=64922&c=mbeajob

  • National Geographic Society is looking for an Account Manager.

  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters are looking for a Staff Writer and a Project Manager.

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation is looking for a Producer.

  • The Daily Press is looking for a Copy Editor.

  • PBS Newshour is looking for a Broadcast Desk Assistant.

  • The Advisory Board Company is looking for an entry level staff writer.

  • Inside Lacrosse is looking for a Copy Editor.

    Hat Tips: DCRTV, TVNewser, IWantMedia, Romenesko, MediaBistro, JournalismJobs, JournalismNext