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Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows – January 5, 2014

ABC’s “This Week” – “I think it’s wrong to borrow money from China or simply to print up money for it.  But I’m not against having unemployment insurance.” – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

CBS’s “Face the Nation” -“Well, unless the Republicans in congress decide they should do something for the American people I’m sorry to say that’s true.  The rating in congress is down.  If somebody called me in a poll, I would vote with them.  This is awful what’s been going on, and that’s the reason, Bob, that we had to change the rules.” Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), on whether Congress will continue to be unproductive.

“Fox News Sunday” -”I do believe that the Russians will do everything in their power to protect the athletes and the spectators. I believe they’ll be safe.” Mitt Romeny, on the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – “I’ve always wanted to know, why the Democrats didn’t say, you know what, we need the defense against the countries that take our jobs and pollute all over. But we don’t care about that. What we care about is when workers come to this country from other countries they get jobs. Why don’t we care more about our people?” – CNBC’s Jim Cramer.

CNN’s “State of the Union” – “ I say you got to put your money where your mouth is. Part of the reason why most states don’t require childless adults to work or be employment training to get food stamps is because you have to put money behind that to fund the worker, employment training programs.” – Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI)

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Weekend Show Preview 1.3 – 1.5

SundayShows12Who’s on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked:

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Peggy Noonan of WSJ, WaPo‘s David Ignatius, David Sanger of NYT, John Dickerson of CBS

-”Fox News Sunday”: Mitt Romney, Ilyse Hogue, Mark Rienzi, Fox’s Brit HumeAmy Walter of The Cook Political Report, George Will, WaPo‘s Charles Lane

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Frmr. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Dr. Delos Cosgrove, Dr. John Noseworthy, Steve Schmidt, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Judy Woodruff of PBS and NBC’s Chuck Todd

–ABC’s “This Week“: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), ABC’s Cokie Roberts, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard, CNN’s Ana Navarro, Frmr. Gov. Brian Schweitzer (MT-D), BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI)

–PBS’s “Washington Week“: Doyle McManus of the LA TimesAlexis Simendinger of, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Jeff Zeleny of ABC

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Frmr. Sen. John Sununu (R-NH), David Plouffe, Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Rich Rubin, Phil Mattingly, Margaret Carlson, and Megan McArdle

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em.  

Tick Tock: WHCD 2013

By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a blur this year as stars, journalists, nerdy political types — and Psy — rubbed elbows. Well, not Psy, he was busy smoking. But the rest of ‘em fawned and frolicked around the Washington Hilton oohing and ahhing at one another’s evening wear. People watching was admittedly pretty phenomenal. As evidenced by the shrieks coming from young, female bystanders salivating at the mere sight of a star. Each time an actor or well-known journalist walked by, they screamed and barked things out at them like faux paparazzi. In a moment of hilarity, one journalist, who shall remain nameless, was heard biting a security employee’s head off as they kept constantly trying to herd and push a small smattering of people waiting by the door from one end to the other. “I have two tickets, I have a right to be here and I’m not moving,” the person snapped in a display of spectacular irritation. Security immediately backed right down and eased away. And the lesson is? Yelling wins! (By the way, pictured above: actress Kate Walsh.)

4:35 p.m. Betsy tells Eddie she need 15 more minutes. He replies, “Are you trying to squeeze in a size 8 dress again?”

5:42 p.m. Eddie is running slightly behind because he has no idea how to tie a bow-tie and he couldn’t get the Tucker Carlson consult. As usual, Carlson skipped out of town for the WHCD. We learned later in the evening that he’s in New Orleans riding Go Karts with Daily Caller Publisher Neil Patel.

6:13 p.m. Settling in at the lobby of the Washington Hilton for some major people watching. MC Hammer sighting. Girls screaming, “WOO HOO! WOO HOO!”

6:14 p.m. TIME‘s Zeke Miller enters in a wrinkly blazer.

6:15 p.m. DJ at Atlantic party may have Tourette’s. Ticking and chirping, etc…

6:16 p.m. Fox News Correspondent Peter Doocy sighting. This guy is too tall and everywhere this weekend.

6:17 p.m. Washington Examiner Nikki Schwab sighting. Her hair is in curls this evening. Very pleasant interaction.

6:18 p.m. Woman walks into the Hilton wearing a kimono.

6:19 p.m. It’s Kathleen Turner. The gaggle of girls in the lobby: “Kathleen we love you!!!”

6:20 p.m. Amy Poehler walks by. “Ahh ahh we love you Amy!”

6:21 p.m. CBS’ Gayle King has entered the hotel in a stunner of a kelly green gown by Vicky Tiel.

6:22 p.m. A rando woman who won’t stop yapping is saying to her friends, “I’m walking around the house going, does this match?”

6:23  p.m. The NPR greeter awaiting NPR party guests in the front of the hotel looks like he should be at the airport. He’s a vision of nerdy perfection.

6:24 p.m. Washington Examiner‘s Byron York walks into the hotel and promptly walks down the wrong set of stairs.

6: 25 p.m. It’s Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera! He’s all smiles for anyone who approaches. Up close his mustache is nothing short of thick and amazing.

6:27 p.m. A Jon Huntsman sighting. He walks in with a lovely blonde (presumably his wife) on his arm.

6:28 p.m. We get reprimanded for the second time for standing in the “wrong” place. Is there a right place? Who knows?

6:30 p.m. Holy shit. It’s Nicole Kidman. Bradley Cooper follows shortly thereafter.

6: 32 p.m. House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor is hanging out by the entrance.

6:35 p.m. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis drawing major stares in the lobby. Wilde’s flowing chocolate brown dress is unbelievable beautiful.

6:37 p.m. A young woman walking with CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley has ample cleavage.

6:40 p.m. Sightings: White House Press Sec. Jay Carney. Chicago Sun TimesClarence Page. Kathleen Sebelius. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

6:41 p.m. Dave Weigel, a big FishbowlDC fan, has been spotted. Later he’ll watch us like a hawk even though we’re not snapping his picture tonight or bothering him whatsoever.

6:45 p.m. The kid from Glee! is here. Wasn’t he at Tammy’s?

6:50 p.m. Publicist and Hollywood on the Potomac blogger Janet Donovan spotted in the bar line at the Atlantic, CBS, NJ pre-party. Janet insists this is her last year doing this. “I’ve been doing this since 1971,” she says wearily. “Enough is enough.”

6:55 p.m. Bob Schieffer holding court at the CBS party. Worlds colliding. Glee! kid spotted talking to Mother Jones Bureau Chief David Corn. WTF?

6:59 p.m. CBS news anchor and producer Julie Chen stands out in bright pink dress that may have been the second best frock of the evening. Olivia Wilde’s gown was hard to beat.

7 p.m. Andy Cohen from Bravo is here. He has some schmutz on his blazer.

7: 05 p.m. Overheard: “He’s very brave here coming with his ugly wife.”

7:06 p.m. Reince Priebus sighting. Later he’ll be a dumb joke in Conan’s monologue.

7:16 p.m. Ed Helms telling his girlfriend that people come here “for the food.”

7:17 p.m. Psy‘s handlers are a bunch of asses. “No, we did red carpet interviews. We’re not doing any more.” Regarding Psy and pictures, guest says, “This isn’t Korea. This is America.”

7:18 p.m. Peter cuts U.S. Treasury Sec. Jack Lew in a line. Way to go Peter!

7:19 p.m. CNBC’s Jim Cramer is yelling. Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

INSOMNIA AT A GLANCE: “Nights when I’m up against my will worrying about everything affecting everyone I love are dumb and pointless, but I get to see this. It’s nice.”Laurie White, writer, photographer, blogger, with accompanying photograph.

AnonymASS Tipster of the Day

Anonymous: “Why does nobody look into the affair between BLANK and BLANK?” Memo to ASS: Why do frogs ribbet? Because you have no proof whatsoever, AnonymASS. Or if you do, you haven’t given it to us. It also sounds like you have a personal stake in this, which, frankly makes me nervous.

Oh no! Is Gene Weingarten radioactive?

“If any of you wants to melt some gold down for quick cash, my body appears to be at 230 degrees celsius right now.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten, who clearly missed his flu shot. God speed, Gene! I have FBDC and Current TV’s Peter Ogburn praying for you all day long.

Speaking of Ogburn…is he bringing sexy back?

“@BPShow Are you guys still live on Current? I can’t seem to get you. I want to feast my eyes on @peterogburn’s smexxy bod-eh. ♥‿♥” — Unknown. Twitter account no longer exists. And the answer? Yes, “Full Court Press” is still on the air for another few months.

Incest Desk: Isn’t this lovely? 

“Wishing my friend @seanhannity and his lovely wife Jill a very happy 20th anniversary.” — House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor to his good buddy, FNC’s Sean Hannity. Last time we checked, Hallmark is still in business and stamps are still available. If all that fails, there’s always email. But Twitter?

Congrats to…Olivia Alair, who has joined SKDKinckerbocker as a V.P. Reporters on the trail know her as the campaign press secretary to first lady Michelle Obama. She joins the communications firm from the trail, where she coordinated the first lady’s national communications strategy. Previously, Alair was press secretary for Dept. of Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood. She began her career as a press aide to then-Sen. Joe Biden. Also joining the firm is Nina Jenkins as a senior associate. She spent two years as a member of the research department for the Obama campaign.

HuffPost employee irked by press room in “The West Wing”… Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

TAKING A BREATHER: “Things I haven’t done for days: watched cable, brushed hair, missed either.” — Elite media specialist Tracy Sefl.

And now, a plug for not suspending harsh campaigning on 9-11: “Isn’t it giving into the terrorists to suspend nasty, unfair, distorted negative campaign attacks for 9/11 anniversary?” — Daily Mail‘s Toby Harnden.

Journo wants obscene amount of truffle oil: “What would be the health effects of putting truffle oil on literally everything, because I am considering it.” — The Hill‘s Alexandra Jaffe.

Thanks but no thanks

“I’m pleased to receive all these press releases from politicians expressing their opposition to the 9/11 attacks but I’m not sure its needed.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

Quote Taken Out of Context

“I think @frates just barfed.” — HuffPost Senior Congressional Reporter Michael McAuliff in reference to NJ‘s Chris Frates.

Ari has spoken.

“I just got a spamish tweet asking, ‘Want 2 be HEARD this election?’ Um, if I’m not being heard @NPR has a problem.” — NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Ex-game show host declares true feelings

“OK, here I go, I love the tea party . Endorse everything they stand for. There I said it. I am a Tea Party guy.” — Chuck Woolery, former host of Love Connection, who attended CPAC earlier in the year.

Uh oh!

“That moment when u realize uv got a typo in a release u just blasted over 600 top dc media #goodtimes #DOW!” — Publicist Dannia Hakki.

CNBC host’s dad won’t be able to vote

“My dad, a vet, won’t be allowed to vote in Pa. because he does not drive, he is elderly, and can’t prove his citizenship.” — CNBC’s Jim Cramer.


Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quote(s) of the Day


Fashion expert

- GQ‘s Ana Marie Cox on Twitter Wednesday. She was referencing Gibbs’s choice in ties and his criticism of the “Professional Left.”

Honest, lazy, or just honestly lazy?

“For more on the shooting in Adams Morgan, follow DCist’s @DaveStroup. (Near @wcp office, but our staff is gone for the night.)”
- Washington City Paper‘s Managing Editor Mike Madden on Wednesday night on Twitter as the shooting unfolded. The WCP is located smack in the middle of Adams Morgan.

The crime scene

“I heard the shots, very loud, sounded like automatic fire, low pitch booming shots.” – DCist’s Dave Stroup on Wednesday night on Twitter. This was one of several descriptive messages he wrote on Twitter describing the scene of an evening shooting.

Introductions, by way of facial hair

“The goatee variety show – Jim Cramer and Chuck Todd.”
- MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough announcing guests on his Thursday morning show addressing the duo with matching facial hair. Cramer hosts CNBC’s “Mad Money.” Todd hosts MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.”

And another from Madden…

Wanted: penis stories

“Feel free to pitch @wcp any penis-related stories. Or to get yourself arrested for penis-related activity (we’ll cover it!).”
- WCP Managing Editor Mike Madden on Twitter Wednesday.


Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: President’s Council of Economic Advisers Chair Dr. Christina Romer, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) and CNBC’s Jim Cramer

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

ABC’s This Week: National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will, former Bush White House counselor Ed Gillespie, HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington, the Center for American Progress’ John Podesta and American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Inex Tenenbaum and a panel with Fox News analysts the Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers, CNN’s Donna Brazile, William Bennett and Suze Orman

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: The Baltimore Sun‘s David Zurawik, “Beat the Press” on WGBH’s Emily Rooney, former NBC “Today” executive producer and former CBS’ “Early Show” senior executive producer Steve Friedman, USA Today‘s Christine Brennan, CBS Sportsline’s Gregg Doyel and pop culture commentator Lola Ogunnaike

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: “The Skeptical Environmentalist” author Bjorn Lomborg, NYT‘s Paul Krugman, “The American Future” author Simon Schama, “Start Up Nation” author Dan Senor and FT‘s Chrystia Freeland

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: HD Net’s Dan Rather, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and NYT‘s Andrew Ross Sorkin and Helene Cooper

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny, WaPo‘s Dan Balz, LAT‘s Janet Hook and Politico‘s Eamon Javers

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Kristin Jensen, Julianna Goldman, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), McClatchy’s Bill Douglas, TWT‘s Deborah Simmons, Democratic strategist Karen Finney, Roll Call TV and Philadelphia Tribune‘s Robert Traynham, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Will update as we learn them.

Schieffer and A-List Media Panel Grace Fort Worth, Texas

From a FBDC guest blogger (and proud mother of a certain DC journo) in Fort Worth, Texas:

Each year, Bob Scheiffer invites noted members of the media to his namesake journalism school at TCU. As always, Wednesday night’s event was entertaining, interesting and timely. This year’s panelists, David Brooks, Trish Regan, Gwen Ifill and Mark Sheilds, with Schieffer moderating, shared their perspective on President Obama, the stimulus package, Afghanistan, the recent firing of Rick Wagoner and the changes facing journalism.

As one might expect, they didn’t agree on all of the topics, but the consensus was that President Obama is a very calm, self confident decision maker and politician. They discussed whether or not Obama has “bitten off more than he can chew” in his policy initiatives.

Some of the more insightful moments were when Ifill noted that comedian Jon Stewart, not the mainstream media, took on CNBC’s Jim Cramer. Brooks discussed the constitutionality of the government taking over corporate duties and the intricacies of Afghanistan and the nature of the Taliban. Shields reflected on the great loss of investigative reporting if papers continue to fail, and cited Walter Reed Hospital in Washington as an example. Regan explained the nature of the banking and Wall Street environment to the Main Street of Fort Worth.

Questions from the audience ranged from the media’s treatment of Obama to the governments authority “to fire” corporate executives. The Schieffer Symposium brings the very best media analysts to Ft. Worth, and our community is very fortunate to have this event each year! At $15.00 per ticket, it’s a wonderful learning experience. Past guests have included: Tim Russert, Tom Brokow, Judy Woodruff and Bob Woodward.

Our guest blogger’s wish list for next year: Maureen Dowd, Charlie Gibson, Ted Koppel and Frank Rich.

Also check out the AP’s Schieffer Symposium coverage here and the Star Telegram’s here.

More photos after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 03.16.09

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Its day 56 covering the Obama administration and week seven for us. What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…



From WaPo’s ombudsman Andrew Alexander, “Lagging in the Fight for Open Government,” “So you would think that with its stature, here in the nation’s capital, The Post would be the leader in fighting for transparency. It isn’t… Other newspapers are more assertive on their news pages in championing the cause. Pioneering Web sites are much better at giving readers access to government data. And some open-government advocates feel The Post hasn’t done enough to curb Washington’s corrosive culture of anonymity.”

Why iTunes is not a workable model for the newspaper business, from Clay Shirky‘s blog. “Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism. For a century, the imperatives to strengthen journalism and to strengthen newspapers have been so tightly wound as to be indistinguishable. That’s been a fine accident to have, but when that accident stops, as it is stopping before our eyes, we’re going to need lots of other ways to strengthen journalism instead.”


After just 50 days, pundits put the blame for the economy on President Obama. From Howard KurtzMedia Notes: “But is it fair to hurl such charges at a president who’s been in office for less than eight weeks? Isn’t Obama trying to dig out from the huge economic mess left by his predecessor? The chatter reflects a fast-forward culture that demands snap judgments. The cable news channels, not content to wait for the traditional 100-day benchmark — itself an artificial media construct — were grading Obama last week on his 50-day performance.”

From the Daily Beast, the Seven Best Moments from Sunday Talk, with former Vice President Dick Cheney on CNN’s State of the Union topping the list, “ripping Obama.”

Also from the Daily Beast, a “look back at the tirades, attacks, and retorts that led to the climactic confrontation” between Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer.

Washington Whispers reports “Billy Corgan is a Rock Star for C-SPAN.” “When I did my last album, C-SPAN was kind of my TV-watching,” Corgan tells Whispers. “Watching C-SPAN and learning about the government was my way to unwind.”


Radio host Don Imus announced on his show this morning that he has stage 2 prostate cancer. “The day you find out is fine,” he said. “But the next morning when you get up, your knees are shaking. I didn’t think I could make it to work.” Imus is 68 years old and works for ABC Radio Networks and RFD-TV after being fired by CBS Radio and MSNBC in spring 2007.

From DCRTV: Actor and political activist Ron Silver, 62, has died after battling esophageal cancer. He most recently hosted a midday show on Sirius XM’s POTUS political channel, and was active in Republican politics, switching to a more conservative position on foreign affairs in the wake of 9/11 after many years on the liberal side of issues.

From WaPo’s Reliable Sources: Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Meghan McCain Thursday: “Do you think that anyone would be talking to you if you weren’t kind of cute and you weren’t the daughter of John McCain?” Ingraham then imitated McCain: “.’Okay, I was really hoping that I was going to get that role in the ‘Real World,’ but then I realized that, well, they don’t like plus-sized models.’.”


From NYT, how foreign correspondents have changed in an Internet era.


The Knight Foundation will spend millions to reshape journalism, funding “innovative journalism experiments, searching for answers to the future of media.”


Poor Little Lambs” by Carol Joynt in Washington Social Diary. “One thing is certain, there needs to be less media obsession with Barack Obama’s first hundred days as President. What does it mean, anyway? They give him a grade on day 101, and then what? It’s an archaic measure.”


Atlantic Media Company is looking for a reporter for Global Security Newswire.

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FishPoolDC: Our Insider’s Notes from Today’s Press Briefing

First Rush, Then …: This reporter isn’t usually obsessed with Jon Stewart, but the man is making real news this week. His highly trafficked video with CNBC’s Jim Cramer from last night’s episode made a splash in the briefing room today, too. Robert Gibbs said that while he talked with the president yesterday afternoon about watching the interview, he forgot to send him a reminder e-mail and didn’t follow up. “I enjoyed it thoroughly,” Gibbs said of his own viewing, adding that there were a lot of tough questions and he’s “not surprised that the video of Mr. Cramer’s appearance doesn’t appear on CNBC’s website today.”

Hold Those Bets: Chicago Sun Times reporter (and campaign trail Obama shadow) Lynn Sweet interrupted her own question on economic advisor Paul Volcker’s recent comments to ask about the president’s NCAA bracket. This was highly anticipated paperwork last year in the heat of March Madness, and interest has not waned. Gibbs reports that “in a transparent White House,” the Fan-in-Chief’s picks will be revealed next week.

Where’s the Crystal Ball?: Many questions today referenced the president’s remarks to the business roundtable yesterday, and others asked for clarification on Volcker’s speech at Brookings today. As one reporter introduced such a question, Gibbs gave an audible “Uh-oh” and explained that he was afraid his alma mater might take away his economics minor. Later, the press secretary gave this explanation of the state of things right now: “somewhere between not as bad as they could be and not as good as they need to be.” But he was also quick to point out: “We’ve unfurled no ‘Mission Accomplished’ banners.”

California Here We Come: Gibbs expanded on already announced plans for the president’s travel to California next week, noting in the typical “Week Ahead” segment of Friday White House briefings that Obama will hold a town hall in Santa Ana on Wednesday before other economy-focused events in the Los Angeles area. This week was an exception to the administration’s plan to leave D.C. weekly. Anyone predicting when the president might finally make it up to Alaska, his only neglected state from the election season?