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The Daily Beast columnist and Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) daughter Meghan McCain: “Hola from 35,000 feet! (I look weird because it’s hard to twitpic on a plane).”

CBS Sports Correspondent  Kaylee Hartung: “My mom @julieetucker is in the studio with me… Being, well, a mom.”

Scribe offers St. Patty’s threats

“If anyone mocks the Irish today I’m gonna put down these bagpipes, drink too much of this Jameson, and start a fight. #HappyStPatricksDay” — NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Thursday tweet.

WTF at a glance

“Bonefish w/ the wife. Bang bang shrimp here I come” — The Washington Examiner‘s Freeman Klopott in a Wednesday tweet. We hope Klopott never employs these words again to his wife, to us, to anyone.

Two journos with zero taste

“It’s a good thing they waited until David Broder passed away, or they would have had to give him his very own tab.” — Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan in a Wednesday post. Followed by Salon‘s porn star mustachioed Alex Pareene, who couldn’t even come up with an original disgusting line regarding the late Broder (who died just last week). Pareene had to borrow Nolan’s “joke” and declare that this was the “joke I wish I’d made.” Pareene goes a step further — he can’t even spell JournoList correctly — he spelled it “JournList,” saying, “Had they not fired Dave Weigel I assume he’d be left-leaning, maybe? Or maybe they fired him not for his JournList comments but because they weren’t sure where to put him after the redesign.” Pareene, you are such a class act. Brings tears to our eyes. [No links for losers.]

Hulse adds a little color to Twitter

“Lots of colorful metaphors in House debate on CR – lurching like drunken sailor, no way to run a railroad, water torture, pile of crap.” — NYT Carl Hulse in a tweet earlier this week.

TV Journo off to Rio

“Morning all! having breakfast with my family then off to Miami later today. Tomorrow I fly to Rio de Janeiro Friday for White House trip.” — NBC Washington’s Jim Long in a Thursday morning tweet.

Pundit wakes early to write

“My weekly column is due on Thursdays, so I get up at 3am — honestly it is the best hour to focus on the day ahead. Writing about budget.” — Democratic pundit and CNN Contributor Donna Brazile in a Thursday morning tweet.

Watch Out: An FOW (Friend of Weigel) on the loose

“Among the perks of hanging out with @daveweigel is that when he mentions you on Twitter the DC blogs who hate him start following you. #SXSW” — Matt Repchak in a Wednesday tweet. God knows who Repchak is, but he says he tweets for work (a sports outlet) and is otherwise hanging with Weigel in Austin.

The Critic

“The redesign makes me less likely to go back to their webpage, which i typically visit frequently.” — Politico congressional reporter Jake Sherman in a Wednesday tweet.

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Photograph by Politico‘s Meredith Shiner from University of Arizona Medical Center

Editor pledges more civility

“Had so many send me ugly words from both sides. Rather than post/defend/condemn, I pledge to be more careful in my own language” — Roll Call Associate Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni in a weekend tweet.

SOTU gallery suggestion: Giffords’ heroic aide

Daniel Hernandez, who risked his life to help Rep. Giffords, seems like a fine choice to sit in the House Gallery during State of the Union.” — @WestWingReport in a weekend tweet.

Roll Call editor knew murdered Giffords aide

“Gabe Zimmerman was aide killed. I knew Gabe well during my time in Tucson, we’d go mountain biking together.” — CQ Roll Call Group Video Journalist  Andrew Satter in a weekend tweet on Rep. Gabrielle Gifford‘s (D-Ariz.) aide who was killed in the shootings.

The Daily Baller: He’s just like us

“I’m in an airport, just hanging out, eating cinnabon, getting fat.” — The Daily Caller‘s Daily Baller Mike Riggs in a weekend tweet.

And another thing…

“Pretty sure we can all stop using Twitter to thank EVERYONE for telling you how great something you wrote/said was #youreexaggeratinganyway” — Go Patrick Gavin go. This is the second in what we hope is a series of Twitter critiques from the Politico scribe in less than a week.

Scribe feels void sans colleague

“Strange: am in the newsroom but @jameshohmann is not here. foul play suspected.” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns in a weekend tweet referring to his colleague, James Hohmann, who replied, “No fear. I’ve been working from POLITICO’s Kalorama Bureau all night. Will be at world HQ in half an hour.” Burns explained to FishbowlDC: “James’s work ethic is legendary. I was poking fun at him for not being physically in the office at 8 a.m. on Sunday because I assumed he had been working virtually nonstop since the previous afternoon. Judging from his response, it looks like that assumption was correct and he took the comment as intended.”

CNN Contributor plugs God

“Standing outside the lights on Kiawah, I can see the Milky Way. Never will understand how one can see that and deny God.” — CNN Contributor and scribe Erick Erickson in a weekend tweet from his conservative Christian retreat, Awakening, on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

Wolf offers two cents on shooter

“We don’t know if he’s from the lunatic left or the lunatic right. We just see crazy words.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a weekend tweet regarding Giffords’ shooter.

Wonkette videographer reveres Giffords

“She’s my JFK.” — Wonkette videographer Liz Glover in a weekend tweet on Giffords.

Former Majority Leader and hooker/slut metaphor

Dick Armey denouncing the current heated political rhetoric is like a hooker condemning sluts.” – FishbowlLA Editor and Syndicated Op-ed Columnist Tina Dupuy in a weekend tweet on the thoughts of Freedom Works Chairman and former GOP Majority Leader from Texas. Armey never made a comparison to sluts, that’s all Tina. “He was just snooty about people using violent rhetoric which is bullshit since he likes to use the language of revolution to get old fat people to rally to get the gov out of medicare. Whatever…Dick,” she told FBDC.

Reporter reacts to CNN makeup artist’s mysterious firing

“Sometimes TV news is a crappy, cynical biz.” — NBC News Reporter Jim Long in response to CNN makeup artist Skip Smith getting fired and escorted out of the D.C. bureau late last week.

The ambusher’s solution to violence: a beating

“I wish I’d get 5 minutes alone with Jared Loughner. I would beat that bitch-ass so senseless. Just 5 minutes.” — Human Events Editor Jason Mattera in a Sunday night tweet.

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HuffPost’s Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington at Copacabana beach “with Sugarloaf Mountain covered in mist.”

Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and now a BU Prof, discusses her critically acclaimed “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” Saturday night at a holiday party of the journalists “roundtable” at the Washington home of Paul and Anita Delaney. Delaney is a former NYT senior editor and winner of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Assoc. of Black Journalists. More on the “roundtable” later…Photo credit: Craig Herndon.

Fete Fete Fete

“If I hear of one more incestuous DC party, where journalists, politicians and lobbyists gather referred to as a “fete”, I may vomit #fb” — Veteran NBC Cameraman Jim Long in a weekend tweet.

Words of wisdom

“I need to stop living my life like it’s the 4th hour of the “Today” show.” — WaPo‘s Dan Zak in a weekend tweet.

Kardashian and Tschida: Soulmates

“Wow its snowing in Paris and our flight is snowed in now….should I cry now? We’ve been traveling for over 24 hrs w delays.” — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian in a weekend tweet. She’s sounding dangerously like local D.C.’s ABC7′s Stephen Tschida (the wild train ride tweeting dude). > Update: NJ‘s Susan Davis may have suffered a dash of Tschida over the weekend. She writes, “My train to Philly is running 30 minutes late. My train from Philly leaves in 30 minutes. Time for a Davis Family Not-Christmas Un-Miracle.”

You’ve been warned

“From an old friend inviting me to a birthday dinner with her coworkers: ‘Please behave.’” — Politico Ben Smith Assistant Byron Tau in a weekend tweet.

Reporters willing, liberated

“This says something about repeal of #DADT: Haven’t seen reporters as willing/liberated to admit their position on an issue in recent memory.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a weekend tweet referring to DADT legislation.

The Perpetual Editor

“Harry Reid needs a tweet editor — should be “DADT on its way to becoming history,” not it’s….” — Reuters White House Correspondent Patricia Zengerle in a weekend tweet.

Holiday chit chat torture

“Finding holiday party small talk excruciating without 140 character limit and block button.” — @pourmecoffee in a weekend tweet.

The bromance heats up

“Let the jealousy begin 4 @alivelshi — i’m about to board flight to Honolulu.” — CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in a weekend tweet.

What is intelligence?

“Intelligence is the ability to take information from the world and to find patterns in that information that allow you to organize your perceptions and understand the external world.” — Columbia University Physicist Brian Greene in a NYT interview Sunday with Deborah Solomon.

Ed Henry Gets Ready to Go Live


NBC veteran newsman Jim Long posts this photograph on Twitter of Henry getting prepared for a live shot by the White House.

Journos Convene to Talk Twitter

On Thursday night communications professionals convened at Busboys and Poets for “Twitch! Public Relations in the Age of Social Media.” The event, organized and hosted by PR and social media maven Amanda Miller Littlejohn of Miller Littlejohn Media Group, featured D.C. area journalists from broadcast, radio, online, magazine and print outlets.

Jim Long, long-time cameraman for NBC Universal moderated. Panelists included NPR’s Jamila Bey, Washingtonian contributor McLean Robbins (also of the blog Deacon Does DC), HuffPost’s Arthur Delaney; Washington Business Journal’s Jennifer Nycz-Conner, and WUSA9′s digital correspondent Lindsey Mastis.

Mastis on the necessity of social media in her work: “I rely on social media every day for every story I’m working on.

Robbins added, “Everything I’ve done with social media has allowed me to be more connected to the people I’m talking to.”

The audience engaged throughout the two-hour event using the hashtag #TwitchDC to communicate with one another on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, making comments and posing questions.

This was the first event in an intended series by Littlejohn and Mopwater PR + Media Notes.

L to R: McLean Robbins,Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Jim Long, Lindsey Mastis, Amanda Miller Littlejohn, Arthur Delaney

Chuck Todd’s Exclusive With First Lady

NBC cameraman Jim Long tweets this photograph of Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd’s exclusive with a faux First Lady Michelle Obama overseas in Oslo. Her laughing faux husband, President Obama, sits nearby.

“Goatee Gamble”: Calls to Shave

Now that “Goatee Gamble” is officially over, the pressure’s on for NBC’s Chuck Todd to shave his signature look… and friends and colleagues are upping the ante.

NBC cameraman Jim Long tweets:

@newmediajim: @jaketapper charity option???? that’s weak. if i donate the $1K can we make him shave? :) #goateegamble

And even “Today Show” anchor Matt Lauer‘s calling for a shave. From this morning’s show (video via Politico):

“So apparently Chuck’s going to have to shave live on TV, we’re going to have to do that… he’s going to look like a 17-year-old,” Lauer said.

Morning Reading List 03.10.09

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Its day 50 covering the Obama administration and week six for us. Today is TVNewser’s Summit in NYC. What we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…



Media Matters takes a look at the NYT’s interview with President Obama here. “But now I’m not so sure Obama wasn’t right to ignore the Times. Not after its third question put to him last week: ‘Are you a socialists, as some people have said?’” Greg Sargent at blog The Plum Line actually challenged NYT reporter Peter Baker‘s socialist question and got this response.

WaPo Metro columnist John Kelly imagines America’s last two journalists flipping a coin for the last good assignment.

In “United, Newspapers May Stand,” David Carr suggests “a rump caucus could form where the newspaper industry would decide to hold hands and jump off the following cliffs together on the following actions,” no more free content, no more free ride to aggregators, no more commoditized ads and throw out the Newspaper Preservation Act.

NYT has raised $225 million through the sale and leaseback of part of its headquarters building.

In local news, a DC councilmember, Harry Thomas, threatens to squash a tiny paper, the Brookland Heartbeat.


CNBC thrives on the attitude and personalities of its hosts, from NYT’s Brian Stelter. “Whether the attention is positive or negative, it is certain that this tumultuous financial season is CNBC’s reason for being. One month shy of its 20th anniversary, CNBC is being jokingly called ‘the recession network’ within the halls of its headquarters in New Jersey.”

More on NBC, NYT takes a look at the networks first placed programming here.


Some pre-Summit Twitter chatter from today’s panelists Tammy Haddad, Rick Klein, Jim Long, Rachel Sterne and Michael Meyers on TVNewser.


First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of The New Yorker.


A look at “How Obama plays the pundits” from Politico. “But the White House knows that what gets written in Washington and New York filters out into the country- and that it needs support from those who are most likely to get their news from the inside-the-Beltway press, members of Congress, policy wonks and, of course, other journalists.”

“Ever wondered what would happen if a hapless reporter from The New York Times attempted to interview Ann Coulter, the writer, columnist and conservative firebrand?” HERE’S YOUR ANSWER.

More on Coulter from Meghan McCain on the Daily Beast, “My Beef with Ann Coulter.”


National Geographic is looking for a manager of strategic development.

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@NewMediaJim on the Morning Media Menu

Today the Morning Media Menu is joined by @NewMediaJim as he’s known by 25,000 followers on Twitter, NBC cameraman Jim Long.

The new media entrepreneur is an Emmy award-winning photojournalist, editor, and producer with fifteen years of network television experience. Long will talk about the “New Tools of the Trade” at the TVNewser Summit in New York tomorrow. You can listen to all the past podcasts at

Long Gets Honored


Kudos to NBC News cameraman Jim Long, whose blog, “Verge New Media,” was just named one of “The Greater DC Area’s Top Marketing & Social Media Blogs” by Livingston Communications.