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Uh oh. Blogger calls Ann Romney b-word

“How many more times does Ann Romney need to come off like a bitch before she stops getting a free pass?” — liberal blogger Jimmy Zuma, who writes the D.C. Water Cooler for Technorati, a weekly column for the Tuscon Sentinel. He also writes for the blog Smart v. Stupid.

This is an awkward moment?

“That awkward moment when you wonder who that wonderful smelling guy is and realize you put on men’s cologne this morning.” — Nicole Young, recovering journo.

Reporter rethinks post-election R & R

“I’m changing my post-election vacation plans. Was thinking beach. Now I’m thinking padded walls and soothing music.” — Reuter‘s Sam Youngman, who also wrote within the last 24 hours, “The Ryan train is slowly but surely getting me closer to home and some clean laundry. Ohio today, Virginia tonight. #lovetheroad.”

God we miss ex-TBDer Julie Westfall

“The really important thing is that @ErikWemple beat @FishbowlDC on this.” — Ex-TBD hag Julie Westfall on WaPo Erik Wemple writing the story that the pub he used to the edit is officially finito. We’re glad Westfall, who has all the warmth of a Ginsu knife and was known for having difficulties getting along with her TBD colleagues, has her priorities straight on what is really important. Westfall was most recently working as an associate editor for KPCC.org at Southern California Public Radio out in LA. Though her  website doesn’t clearly reflect it, she just began a new job with Journal Register Company/Digital First Media, now home to a slew of ex-TBDers including Jim Brady, Steve Buttry, and Jeremy Binckes. Oh, and she loves news and loves Twitter! Congrats for that, Julie and the countless things you brag about on your website regarding all your revolutionary contributions to TBD. Update: WCP first reported the news of TBD‘s official demise at 2:42 p.m. Wemple came in at 3:15 p.m. and heavily cited WCP for previous reports on TBD, but never indicated they broke Wednesday’s news. Wemple’s story was significantly superior, included a first-person account and a quote and confirmation from WJLA’s VP and GM Bill Lord.

Journo seeks and gives guidance

“Earpiece no longer working on six-month-old iPhone. Suggestions?” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel. Also… attention editors: “A media org could do worse than to sublet an Ohio apt for a month and park a reporter there.”

Be safe BB!

“Good morning. Gorgeous morning here – heading out for a run-thoughts on the day?” — FNC’s Bret Baier.

Words to live by…

“One very important thing I learned about my job is that it is never about me or how lousy I was treated. But it is all about my cowboy boots.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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Would You Eat This Crap? “Just had a plate full of CRAZY food for dinner here in Seoul… actually a couple of plates full. It was a buffet. :) ” — NBC Washington cameraman Jim Long in Seoul.

Also in Seoul: “So I have 16 hours left in Korea. and I never got over my jetlag. #UGH” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.

Don’t worry, Rush is ok!

“Thanks for your good wishes…I’m fine, folks. @mmfa is like jock itch. An irritating chafe. A little baby powder and voila!” — Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Attention grabbing headline in WaPo: “Germantown man convicted of manslaughter in fight over clogged toilet” — Don’t laugh too hard readers. Two housemates got into a squabble over a clogged toilet and one man is dead. Let this be a lesson to everyone to keep their bathrooms clean and their toilet paper stocked. Read the story here.

Journo Love

“The bookers for @CNNSitRoom deserve a raise. Romney, Gingrich & Santorum on same show with @wolfblitzercnn. Nice job!” — CNN Commentator Paul Begala.

A scribe’s gratitude for CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

“Oh good, Wolf is going to tell us about the teenager with the empty pot bag.” — Former Gawker Political Editor and general vagabond for the time being Jim Newell.

Cameras inside the court?

“We should have TV cameras inside the Supreme Court. This is the third branch of government, not the CIA.” — TWT Senior Opinion Writer Emily Miller.

Potentially risqué act

“Should I teach my computer’s spell-check to understand the word ‘Santorum’?” — JRC’s Jeremy Binckes.

Reporter soon heads to Afghanistan

“Thanks for the #MilitaryMonday love. A week from today, I should be blogging from Afghanistan. Hope you’ll follow along.” — War correspondent for Marine Corps Times Dan Lamothe.

Today at 3 p.m.: Syndicated columnist and Bullfight Strategies’ Karl Frisch hosts the Thom Hartmann show. TIME: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Details here.

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Quotes of the Day


Editor tries to reason with ravenous mosquito

“Why can’t this mosquito floating around my room call it a day after 3 bites?” — Gawker’s Political Editor Jim Newell. Weirdly, TBD‘s Jeremy Binckes also recently wrote of mosquito bites on the bottom of his feet.

Easily the most jarring sentence in Sam Chapin‘s story in the new Highbrow Magazine headlined “In Defense of Rep. Weiner and Other Scandal-Ridden Politicians.” He questions Weiner getting such a raw deal when he committed no actual crime, writing, “What makes Gingrich untouchable and Weiner so easily rubbed out?” One might call this wording lowbrow. (Read the story here.)

Hipster expert on the loose

All the young legislative staffers are dressed in their best “August recess Hill hipster” attire. Think VC conference casual. — NBC News cameraman Jim Long.

Bio of the Day: NBC Producer Andrew Gross Handle: @TVMediaAG Description: “Monkey fighter, network tv producer for NBC, hater of hot weather, coffee lover.”

French pooler goes into the bowels

“The motorcade drove into the bowels of the Minneapolis Convention Center at 10.47″ — Agence France-Presse’s Stephen Collinson in a Tuesday pool report.

Reporter poses random q

“If you or anyone you know graduated from high school in 2005, message me. The more random the place, the better.” — WaPo Express’ Clinton Yates. We inquired about this mysterious story, but Yates said he can’t share just yet. Developing…

TWT reporter goes on anti-diet

“I am on this great new diet where I am eating only processed sugars and complex carbohydrates. I don’t even feel like I’m dieting. #amazing” — TWT national security reporter Eli Lake.

Journo says even pops insists on OTR

“Also, my own father, a union leader, occasionally asks to go off the record in conversations w/ me.” — Labor journo Mike Elk.

 

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Introductions…

“And please say hello to Michele Bachmann’s running mate Chuy.” — E!’s Chelsea Handler on her program Monday night when introducing her miniature sidekick Chuy Bravo.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Seriously, how did I get a mosquito bite on the bottom of my foot????” — TBD‘s Jeremy Binckes in a Monday tweet. Ladies and gentlemen, Binckes is a first-time offender in this category.

The Anticipator

“So far this is one of those town halls where I expect an audience member to use their question to compliment POTUS on his looks.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman in a Monday tweet referring to President Obama‘s trip to Minnesota.

Journo boasts sexy physique

“Gonna hit the gym. I may even rock the wife beater. Because I can.” — Human EventsJason Mattera in a Monday tweet. Until recently Mattera didn’t know the tank tops he wore were called “wife beaters.” You learn something new everyday, right?

Fried butter aftermath

“For the record, that butter on a stick thing was vile.” — ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a Monday tweet. Tapper spent last week in Iowa.

Journo love

“Talking Iowa on MSNBC in the 3 pm hour — or as we call it in the know, the ‘winner’s hour.’” — Slate’s Dave Weigel in a Monday tweet. He was referring to his pal, WaPo liberal blogger and lead Boybander Ezra Klein, who is filling in for MSNBC’s Martin Bashir this week in the 3 p.m. slot. (Tune in for our live-tweeting marathons of Klein’s appearances all week long by following us at @FishbowlDC.)

From the Road

“Thanks to those who recommended Centro last night for dinner in Des Moines, especially @bigjohnrc and @davidmdrucker. Delicious pork chops!” — Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz in a Tuesday morning tweet.

 

Summer Superlative winner pooh-poohs victory

“Thanks @fishbowldc! I wish I could say I was out celebrating, but it’s August and thus no open bars, so I’m at home on the couch. #bigbarfly” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a Monday reaction tweet to winning Biggest Open Barfly.

The Fashion Consultant

“Obama, tieless and in shirtsleeves, is looking pretty campaign-y at his town hall in Minnesota.” — Julian Hattem, D.C. correspondent for the Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese daily, in a Monday tweet.

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Quotes of the Day

JOURNO LOVE – MSNBC “Morning Joe” C0-host Mika Brzezinksi: “Congrats @NorahODonnell!!” O’Donnell recently made the move from NBC to CBS where she is Chief White House Correspondent.

Just us gals

“Recess = @jasonjdick and I chat about hair conditioner in the office at 4 p.m.” — Roll Call Features Editor Ryan Beckwith in a Thursday tweet. This is a pretty upscale brand if they’re looking for quality.

Distracted publicist

“I have to start paying attention to traffic signals. Almost been run over twice today.” — Publicist and former ABC “This Week” employee Courtney Cohen in a Thursday tweet. Yesterday we reported that Cohen returned a moldy onion to Whole Foods.

Hazy defends his network’s honor

“Um, so that’s #MSNBC *not* MNSBC.” — The Nation‘s Editor-at-Large and Boy Band member Chris Hayes in a Thursday tweet to a follower who wrote MNSBC when suggesting a name title for his weekend MSNBC program. The suggestion: “The Hangover.”

Blinking headline catches Malkin’s eye

“Yow. Drudge’s headline on the Dow plunge is *blinking.* Is this a first?” — Conservative syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin in a Thursday tweet.

Uh oh.

“This is a really s^%$y time for Comcast to be dropping my internet connection.” — Albuquerque Journal D.C. Bureau Chief Michael Coleman in a Thursday tweet.

Defiant spelling mistake

“Just misspelled Washington. It’s now ‘Washing-tron.’ I think it’s an improvement, and don’t see the need in changing it.” — TBDer Jeremy Binckes in a Thursday tweet.

Amateur food critic recommends…

“Highly recommend the black bean burger @chefgeoffs downtown.” — GreenwiresJeremy Jacobs in a Thursday tweet.

Words to live by…

“@FishbowlDC when was #DC about anything other than self-promotion?” — Occasional blogger Brendan Kownacki in a Thursday tweet.

Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s exchange is between conservative writer Derek Hunter and MSNBC’s Hayes. Enjoy.

Hunter: “Before @MSNBC creates a weekend program for WH spouse @ChrisLHayes shouldn’t they create weekday programming people want to watch? #p2 #Fail”

Hayes: “@derekahunter Not that you care, but my wife no longer works at the WH, FYI.”

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I’m headed to Los Angeles tomorrow. I suppose I should do some laundry and pack.” — Soon-t0-be HuffPost’s Michael Grass in a Thursday tweet.

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Duffy Buttry in shades. (The pooch belongs to JRC Employee and former TBDer Steve Buttry and wife, Mimi.)

TBD reporter longs for longer hair

“Sometimes I miss having long hair.” — TBD‘s Jeremy Binckes in a Tuesday tweet.

A WaPo columnist’s sure fire solution to nation’s problems

“Maybe divine intervention is the realistic solution to this problem,” — WaPo Columnist E.J. Dionne on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow program Tuesday night.

The Observer

“The way Jay Carney just attacked Chuck Todd for asking a very legitimate question was very Robert Gibbs-like.” — Rory Cooper, Communications Director for Heritage Foundation, in a Tuesday tweet.

The Observer II

“Wow. A really … odd guy with a megaphone outside the WH. Even weirder than the norm.” — TWT White House reporter Kara Rowland in a Tuesday tweet.

WaPo blogger critiques the critics

“The economy is about to crater, but reporters are spending time trying to discredit each other’s reporting.” — WaPo‘s Greg Sargent who writes “The Plum Line” in a Tuesday tweet.

Bio of the Day

Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein: “Her senior thesis, ‘Slaves and Slavery at Princeton’ was the first extended examination of the university’s ties to slavery and won the C.O. Joline Prize for American History.”

Journo Hate

“Aww, thin-skinned @DavidShuster blocked me, just like his boss @KeithOlbermann. The shit doesn’t fall far from the asshole, or something.” — Conservative writer and radio host Derek Hunter in a Tuesday tweet. Hunter helped found The Daily Caller.

Former WHCA dinner guest weighs in on underground acne

“#IHateItWhen You can feel a zit coming on but can’t see it yet so you don’t know where to put the acne medicine.” — The lovely Alyssa Milano in a Tuesday tweet. She attended the White House Correspondent Assoc. Dinner in late April and many of the red carpet events that went along with it.

Journo has amnesia?

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Now that TWO Democrats participated in lewd sexual behavior forcing resignations, how many other dems do?” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle in a Tuesday tweet. Of course he fails to mention the litany of R’s who’ve also been involved in sex scandals including former Sen. Larry Craig, former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, former Sen. John Ensign, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Rep. Mark Foley and the shirtless former Rep. Chris Lee, to name more than a few.

 

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QUOTES of the DAY


If you can’t stand the heat…

“Forecast: Sunny, hot, humid. Heat advisory – noon to 8. It will feel like 100-105. Code Orange. #dc #weather” — WTOP in a morning tweet.

Women, power, Weiner messes

“Women in power don’t get into Weiner messes bc being in power is enough to satisfy their self esteem.” — Writer Susanna Quinn in a Tuesday tweet.

More Weiner scandal fallout

“If we can’t get the truth out of politicians then what do we have for a government?” — MSNBC’s Ed Schultz on his program last night.

Hot dogs on the rise

“The hot dog’s accidental PR. Seeing lots o’ hot dog tweets that are sure to boost sales.” For example, “WTOP’s Debate: ketchup on a hotdog?” — Publicist Kelley McCormick in a Wednesday morning tweet. (Incidentally, the number of hot dog pictures we’ve looked up online is becoming obscene.)

Scarborough offers self-praise for near Weiner-free show

“That was our attitude yesterday. We did not dive into this Weiner scandal. Actually Afghanistan was more important. The budget showdown, more important. … We had a lot of people thank us.”  — MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on “Morning Joe” this morning. Frankly (pun intended) we were disappointed. The move drove us to Fox & Friends that morning. This morning, thankfully, they didn’t deprive us and covered Weiner’s potential expulsion from the House. “What about just flat out being a creep? Get out,” Mark Barnicle remarked this morning.

Coulter’s Magical Self-Promotional Tour

“Tonight I’m on CNN’s Piers Morgan show, Inside Edition and ABC’s Nightline. Tomorrow: Fox and Friends and The View.” — Conservative Commentator Ann Coulter in a Tuesday tweet.

Do rules change in the middle of the night?

“I refuse to believe that any one cares about twitter spelling and grammar between 2-5 am. Nothing good happens then.” — TBD‘s Jeremy Binckes sometime in the middle of the night last night.

TV host copes with insomnia with Pentagon Papers flick

“Can’t sleep. Watching the doc: The Most Dangerous Man In The World: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.” — Washington Watch’s Roland Martin in a Tuesday tweet.

Morning Laugh

TWT‘s Water Cooler scribe Kerry Picket reports that a Howard Stern Show staffer showed up to the Weiner presser. Picket is a former Stern Show intern and employee. A must-watch here.

HuffPost’s Weatherman Intern Blows Away

HuffPost‘s leading resident weatherman is leaving.

Intern Jeremy Binckes will still write those zany daily weather reports for HuffPost Hill, but he will no longer be an intern working in the Washington office — he’s seeking real employment (hint hint).

Here’s a preview of what you’ll see later today…

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Has TBD.com’s Jim Brady become hooked on “Grey’s”?

“Watching ‘Gray’s Anatomy’ and wondering: Is there ever a scene in this show where there isn’t some treacly ballad playing in the background?” — TBD.com’s President Jim Brady in a Thursday night tweet. (“Gray’s” is written “Grey’s” but he’ll know for next week’s must-watch episode.)

HuffPost‘s weather intern doesn’t want to alarm anyone…

“Heavy rains will taper out by early-to-mid mornings, and I don’t want to alarm anyone, but you may see a big bright ball in the sky. Don’t worry, though. It’s called the Sun.” — Jeremy Binckes (a.k.a. JB, the weather intern at HuffPost’s “HuffPost Hill”) in his Thursday evening weather report for Friday morning.

Meghan McCain is not anti-masturbation

“If I was running for office anti-masturbation would not be a platform I would choose,” — Dirty Sexy Politics author, Daily Beast Columnist and daughter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Meghan McCain declared this on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell Thursday night through a gale of giggles. O’Donnell asked McCain her views on “personal behavior” – he said he’s too polite to say that other word.

HuffPost’s Scorching Weatherman Intern

weatherstorm.jpg Jeremy Binckes, a faintly mustachioed 23-year-old, didn’t come to Washington in January all hot on being HuffPost’s resident weatherman. He came to cover politics.

But soon enough, the fog cleared and it was more than his editors could bear as they realized they were sitting on an untapped hotbed of weather information – and not just the stupid kind you hear in elevators.

Each day of the work week, Binckes’s weather reports (filed under Intern Weather Report) appear in the publication’s evening e-mail newsletter, “HuffPost Hill”, written by Eliot Nelson, and overseen by political reporter Ryan Grim and national editor Nico Pitney.

Make no mistake about it – trying to small talk Binckes about weather is a little like trying to talk lightly about atoms to a chemist. Don’t make the mistake of saying something casual like, “Nice weather we’re having,” to someone like Binckes. You’ll be there for an eternity as he talks pressure systems, surface maps and cool fronts.

To be sure, Binckes is serious about his weather. “As much as people laugh about it, I really do try to be accurate,” he said. “I care about it.”

Of course, no weatherman gets it right 100 percent of the time…

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