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After Fred Thompson claimed that Fox News Channel is biased against his candidacy, we were reminded of a November article in the Washingtonian that says “Speculation behind the ousting of Jim Mills points to the Republican candidate’s wife.”
The popular Mills left his position at Fox to become Thompson’s press spokesman.
So political and media insiders were stunned when Mills was ousted from the campaign just weeks after he started. The move was so controversial within the Thompson camp that top adviser Mark Corallo abruptly left as well, in part out of loyalty to Mills, whom he had recruited.
The firing also outraged Mills’s former colleagues at Fox, where the onetime producer is still very popular.
From an internal email, obtained by FishbowlDC:
I wanted you all to know first the great news I’ll be announcing
today about new hires.
Jim Mills will join the staff on Dec 3. He’ll be a columnist and contributor to all parts of the paper and online. He will also work closely with our reporters on Capitol Hill.
Walter Alarkon, a reporter at Campaigns & Elections, will be joining us as a staff writer on Dec. 10.
Markos Moulitsas, founder and head of Daily Kos, will become a regular weekly columnist in the paper starting in Jan.
I will be announcing more hires soon in our present round of
expansion. I hope you agree with me that these ones today are exciting.
FishbowlDC has learned that Chad Pergram will join FOX News Channel in September as its new senior producer for the House of Representatives. Pergram comes from Capitol News Connection where he was the Chief Correspondent and an award winning journalist, winning both the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Joan S. Barone Award for Excellence in National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcast. Pergram replaces Jim Mills, who is joining the Fred Thompson campaign.
Roll Call has the details on Tina Tate’s fond farewell from the House Radio-TV Gallery:
Gallery regulars, including Fox News Senior Producer Jim Mills and NBC’s Mike Viqueira, presented Tate on Thursday with a mocked-up House resolution (printed in an awfully convincing format — a testimony to the well-placed sources of those wily TV guys) lauding her tenure.
H. Res. 321 (the gallery’s room number) was filled with touching “whereas”-es, such as, “Whereas Tina began her career in the Radio-TV Correspondents’ Gallery when Speaker Pelosi was still changing diapers, Leader Boehner was still bumming smokes from roommates … Whereas if the Newseum job doesn’t work out, Tina can go back to her original plan of running a nationwide chain of charm schools with Chairman Obey … ”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) were among those who paid tribute to Tate with speeches at the Thursday night reception in the Longworth House Office Building.
Tate is leaving to manage media relations for the Newseum.
Good morning Washington.
DCRTV hears that DC-based XM Satellite Radio suffered a major outage on Monday. We’re told that the New York Avenue firm’s XM3 satellite lost its downlinking capability for some “unknown reason.” Their engineers are working on a fix. XM does have backup satellite capacity. Says a late afternoon statement from XM: “We are experiencing a temporary degraded performance issue, which has affected some of our customers. We expect to return to normal service levels this evening”…..