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BIRTHDAY WISHES: “Happy Birthday to the love of my life.”Chef Geoff Tracy, a.k.a. Mr. Norah O’Donnell, husband of the CBS morning show anchor. Tracy included the above photograph, that we can assume is youthful Norah.

TV reporter fails to get beach condo because of dog

“Bought furniture for new beach condo. Then board rejects me cuz of dog. Now delivery guy wants to know where to take it… depressing.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

Breitbart V. BuzzFeed: “journalisty” warfare

“Over 5 mos I have never seen @BuzzFeedBen do a single journalisty thing to dig for more answers on Libya. Only block. Amazing achievement.”  — Editor John Nolte, who always has a harsh thing or two to say about BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith.

Journo spills coffee on Bill Press’ carpet

“Always fun to chat with Bill Press on his @bpshow. WWR apologizes for spilling his coffee on the carpet.” — Paul Brandus, an independent White House reporter who writes West Wing Reports.

More Beyoncé fallout

“Rep Greg Walden told me yesterday he asked Beyonce why she took out her earpiece. “It was all static,” she told him. True story.” — Gerrit Lansing, Digital Director at the NRCC, former flack to Reps. Peter Roskam and Paul Ryan.

“Good news – if the voice continues to malfunction, Beyonce’s offered to lip-sync for me tonight. #CNN” — CNN’s Piers Morgan.

“I just don’t know what’s real anymore. #beyoncegate” — Washington Examiner gossip scribe Nicki Schwab.

Editor sees brighter side of frigid temps

“In this weather I could win Olympic gold in speed-walking.” — Katie Kovach, Copy and Production Editor for CQ Roll Call. But more importantly, she writes, “Figures that right when I get home a neighbor starts playing a musical instrument and two dogs howl along.”

Blogger out of sorts

“JESUS. Someone bring me a latte. I was NOT prepared for all this today.” — Washingtonian‘s Javonni Brustow, who is editor of and a blogger for PopGlitz.

Miguel Bloombito likes Justice Scalia’s hat…

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Ratigan Producer Moves to Morning Joe

Some Washington scribes with regular appearances on MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show” and “Morning Joe” may be interested to know that Jesse Rodriguez is leaving Ratigan for Morning Joe. He’ll be heading up Morning Joe’s afternoon and evening production planning, and setting the show up for the morning.

Congratulations to Rodriguez.

MSNBC’s Ratigan: That’s Mr. Badass to You

ratigan_Bio.standard.jpg Who’s in charge of MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan‘s afternoon talk show? Should be pretty obvious considering it’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show.” But well, it’s Ratigan. Damn it. And if you’re a journalist appearing on his show, you’d better not forget it.

The Washington Examiner’s Associate Editor J.P. Freire received the 411 (on who’s in charge of Ratigan’s show) on Monday afternoon when he appeared opposite WaPo’s Jonathan Capehart. The topic was politics, race and USDA official Shirley Sherrod, who resigned for racially tinged comments she made in the 80s. Capehart, who is black, said he was speaking for himself and not WaPo’s editorial page. He said Sherrod should not have resigned.

Freire criticized Capehart’s column and the NAACP. The NAACP called the Sherrod incident shameful and recently said the Tea Party movement tolerated bigotry. “The mistake they (the NAACP) made was they weren’t condemning the racist elements…they were condemning the racism of the Tea Party movement, overall,” Freire said.

Capehart grew upset. “That’s not true, J.P. That’s not true.” Freire inquired, “Can I get in here?” Capehart snapped, “I’m sorry, J.P., I just could not let you get away with that.”

This is when things got weird…

(Will Freire be invited back? Find out after the jump…)

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