TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Joshua Green’

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY


Unlike Clinton’s Reines, NRSC flak drinks D.C. tap water

“Not sure its newsworthy but FWIW I like to keep it interesting and drink the DC tap water.” — NRSC Spokesman Brian Walsh in a Tuesday tweet. He’s making fun of the WaPo profile written on Sec. of State Hilary Clinton flak Philippe Reines, who, for the profile offers the writer “helpful” tips on “color” about him. One of the stupider examples is that Reines doesn’t drink D.C. tap water.

Weiner’s ‘ultimate blow

“BREAKING: In ultimate blow, Dem leadership forces Weiner to pull his self-nomination for The Hill‘s ’50 Most Beautiful’ contest.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a Tuesday tweet.

Politico reporter attended same high school as Gov. Christie

“Chris Christie’s interview with Piers M. was conducted at my (his) high school. Didn’t love it there but glad to see it.” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein in a Tuesday tweet.

Journo love

“Things won’t be the same around here without @frates, a real gentleman who always proves that chivalry isn’t dead.” — Politico‘s Amie Parnes in a Tuesday tweet. She’s referring to Chris Frates who’s moving to NJ.

Conspiracy Theories

“First Weinergate, now Hef calls off wedding hmmm …” — CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in a Tuesday tweet.

Sklar’s charge: Few women in Page One

“I loved Page One. It was a great documentary. But it was depressing how few women made the cut, to speak, from the NYT and outside.” — Mediaite Editor-at-Large Rachel Sklar in a Tuesday tweet. Page One gets screened in D.C. tonight with a Q & A with some of the documentary’s stars.

A brief episode of The Nerdy Shore

“Looking for a good aftermarket power adapter for my two-year-old Macbook. Anyone particularly enamored by theirs?” — WaPo liberal blogger and Nerdy Shore cast member Ezra Klein in a Tuesday tweet.

Reporter falls for his soup

“I love you, Chicken Enchilada Soup from Chili’s.” — The Atlantic‘s Joshua Green in a Tuesday tweet.

Weiner humor

“I cannot get my hands around this whole Weiner story…” — Comedian Ali Wentworth in a Tuesday tweet. She’s the wife of ABC GMA Host George Stephanopoulos.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Did not realize that patch-covered heavy-metal jean vests were called ‘battle jackets.’” — Reason Associate Editor Peter Suderman in a Tuesday tweet. Neither did we, Peter, and we still don’t care. You may think we’re insulting you, but it takes talent to win this award. Just ask Metro Weekly‘s Sean Bugg, who has filled this slot many times.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

NBC’s Chuck Todd on Wednesday: “Can’t beat this London backdrop for my @nbcnightlynews report tonight.”

Washington journos have final aha! moments

“Am heading to Tennessee in advance of severe weather…which means I am missing @Oprah’s last show. #sososoSad” — ABC News Correspondent Yunji de Nies in a Wednesday tweet.

“Hooray, I made it through life without ever watching a full episode of Oprah!” — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell in a Wednesday tweet.

“Judging from the hate tweets, #Oprah viewers are big fans of having their cats in their avatar picture.” — The Atlantic‘s Joshua Green in a Wednesday tweet. He adds: “Remains to be seen how many followers I lose for my Oprah tweet, but one thing’s for sure: the debate over.” And this: “Anyone RTs Oprah at me I unfollow you.”

Ed Schultz: ‘Slut’ fallout

“7:02a and still no AM Joe mention of Schultz…” — Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham in a Thursday morning tweet. On Tuesday Schultz called her a “slut” and “talk slut”" on his radio program and last night he apologized to her repeatedly. Looks like forgiveness is not happening.

“I’m guessing Ed Schultz won’t be appearing on Morning Joe’s “Knowing Your Value” program this morning.” — NJ‘s media writer Amanda Munoz Temple in a Thursday morning tweet.

An Anonymous Tipster writes into FishbowlDC… “American women love Ed Shultz. Hello!? He is one of our real champions.”

Senator brushes off Roll Call reporter

“Sen. Vitter *still* won’t answer reporter questions in hall. Thinking of dubbing him, Franken, etc. Fraidy Cat Caucus.” — Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis in a Wednesday tweet.

Huh?

“I am about to go on GMA to explain what laundry-folding robots and shrimp on a treadmill have in common.” — ABC News’s Jonathan Karl in a Thursday morning tweet.

Scribe explains D.C. shallowness: Call me!

“Why do people care Clinton told Ryan ‘Give me a call?’ That’s something shallow DC people say. Chris Matthews said it to me. #MeansNothing.” — Washington Examiner Yeas & Nays intern Eddie Scarry in a Wednesday tweet.

Dedication…

“On the road to Indiana. Listening to @cspanwj on @cspanradio on my way out of the beltway!” — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Thursday morning tweet.

A Quick Convo Between Two Journalists

Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs: “Sources want to know that they can do/say whatever and have anonymity assured. That trust is a form of currency.”

National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg: “Yeah I get that. But it’s not a question of ethics. It’s just a issue of journo-guild ‘best’-practices.”

 

The Atlantic in June

The Atlantic‘s June cover story by Jeffrey Goldberg, who reports from the region, is “Danger: Falling Tyrants.” Snapshot: “The crumbling of dictatorships across the Middle East presents the Obama administration with a conundrum: How to nurture the spread of freedom while managing the rise of Islamic fundamentalism? By promoting democracy in some countries while propping up monarchs in others.”

Read the story here.

Also: After spending a recent week in Alaska, Joshua Green writes on the “tragedy” of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Green writes about her record in Alaska, which he indicates was far more favorable than people may know. But he also informs that Alaskans don’t want to talk about it: “I learned that Palin occupies a place in the minds of most Alaskans roughly like that of an ex-spouse from a stormy marriage: she’s a distant bad memory, and questions about her seem vaguely unwelcome.” A poll shows her more unpopular in Alaska than President Obama. Green found sparse evidence of that in gift shop Sarah Palin toilet paper.

Atlantic‘s Resident Druggy?

Joshua Green at the Atlantic writes that even though Salon‘s “terrific” film critic Laura Miller called Bradley Cooper‘s new movie Limitless “deeply stupid,” he’ll still see it.

In the movie, Cooper’s character takes a weird drug and suddenly becomes an amazing writer. “I plan to see it anyway, purely as an exercise in fantasy–because writing is hard. And I’ve been bogged down with a big magazine piece. But I will be back to blogging, drug free, pretty soon.”

In the meantime, Green, pictures and details of you in your present state of mind are completely welcome: FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com.

Journos: Will They Sleep Tonight?

We posed a question to a mass of journalists, many covering the midterms, and most everyone obliged. One reporter, who will remain genderless, wished to be anonymous because of fear of his or her PR department. We thank everyone for participating, especially Mr. Weigel from Slate – no FishbowlDC roundup would be complete without him. And then Politico‘s Mike Allen, who finally sheds light on that perennial ‘Does he sleep?’ question. But there is no pecking order here. You’re all our favorites (except when we fight with you).

Enjoy.

THE QUESTION: Will you sleep tonight and how will you stay awake and alert?

Politico‘s Mike Allen: Vandy has promised I can sleep the first three years when I’m dead.

The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack: I hope to. I have a couple television interviews at 1 am and 7 am so the plan is to catch a power nap in between. But trying to fall asleep on Election night is like trying to fall asleep as a kid on Christmas Eve: very hard.

The Daily Caller‘s Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson: Of course not; Nicorette.

FNC’s Greta Van Susteren: Coffee and more coffee.

HuffPost‘s Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington: Even when I was a little girl in Greece, and had no idea who any of the American candidates were, I’d refuse to go to bed until the last vote was counted.  This year will be no different, which means I’ll probably be up until Veteran’s Day.  I’ll stay awake by practicing saying “Speaker Boehner,” “Senator Angle,” “Senator Rubio,” and “Senator Paul” with a Greek accent.

Slate‘s Dave Weigel: I’m in Nevada, so I’m three hours behind the east coast, allowing me to stay up into the witching hours with no problems. Next election: Fiji.

The Hill‘s White House correspondent Sam Youngman: I plan on sleeping like a NyQuil-drunk baby. I’m far more geeked up for POTUS’s presser tomorrow than tonight’s results. That said, the junkie in me will probably be glued to the TV late into the night with nothing but my nerdiness to keep me awake.

Roll Call‘s John McArdle: I brought my sleeping bag and some other camping gear in case I get a chance to grab a bit of sleep. Whether that will actually happen is still up in the air. If I start to get tired I’ve got this cued up on my computer. Watch here. (The color of the sleeping bags? “One I brought for myself is grey and orange. Brought a red one for one of my co-workers. Both from REI.”)

The Atlantic‘s Joshua Green: Yes, I intend to sleep tonight–and prefer to do so the old-fashioned way, not awake and alert, but soundly, with Ambien CR and lots of pillows.

TWT‘s Eli Lake: I am in New Orleans for a conference on geospatial intelligence. I will sleep well with the knowledge that many government agencies and defense contractors are watching.

FamousDC: Some of us are already in bed, the rest are armed with RedBull and champagne.

HuffPost‘s Ryan Grim: I will deviate from my norm and drink light beer. It’s a necessary sacrifice I make for readers.

C-SPAN’s Steve Scully: This is the night we LIVE for.  It’s a Political High, combined with a few
Triple shot venti lattes from Starbucks.

Politico‘s John Harris: I will intend to get at least a few hours sleep but past experience suggests there’s a good chance I won’t be successful. Tonight will be no problem even if I don’t. Ancient experience in college and more recent experience with three kids makes it not that hard for me to go on short sleep rations. But by Wednesday evening I’ll be a wreck.

The Daily Caller‘s Mike Riggs: Funny you should ask. I just completed the final task in my election night pre-game game plan. First, I metro’d home, then I smoked a spliff, took off all my clothes, and did three sets of jumping jacks in front of a full-length mirror. I’m putting myself down for a nap now. Around 11 p.m., I’ll head back to the office and carry on straight through to lunch tomorrow. Cigarettes, diet red bull, and a fear of sped-up dreams will keep me sharp. (Note to readers: A spliff for the uninformed is half weed, have cigarette tobacco, rolled up like a joint.)

Yahoo! News’s Michael Calderone: I’m hoping to get to sleep shortly before the Sun comes up, but we’ll see how things play out. I’m at Yahoo’s election headquarters in New York where coffee and soda are plentiful, so I think that’ll help with staying awake. Also, there’s a Foosball table nearby that may prove crucial for regaining concentration (and preventing insanity) in the early morning hours.

TBD Editor Erik Wemple: Well, primary night was a 2:30 a.m. proposition. I am hoping that general election night works harder and keeps us here much later. There’s nothing quite as fun as updating the site into the wee hours. For alertness, I rely on clean living and push-ups. Perhaps a little caffeine but not much.

The Washington Examiner‘s Julie Mason: I am so hopped up on cold medicine it’s hilarious. My editor is going to have to chug NyQuil to even make sense out of the incoherent mess I will be filing shortly. And then I plan to sleep like the dead.

WaPo‘s Paul Kane: I hope to be in bed around 3 am. I’ve got the House-race beat, so the yes-no on majority status should be known early enough and the rest is just updating the numbers. Caribou Coffee — unofficial sponsor of the late-afternoon break for all Wash Post employees — is doing its job. In ’08 I was up till at least 5 am watching the Coleman-Franken race get closer and closer and closer.

FishbowlDC and QGA’s Matt Dornic: Yes, I will sleep but for journos hoping to go all night, look no further than the supermodel 3C diet- cocaine, cigs and celery.  It’s a great way to stay up and kill a few lbs.

Politico‘s Patrick Gavin: Sleep? Sleep?!? Anyone who’s worked around puppy-kicking porn producers knows that sleep is but an unattainable dream…

NYT‘s Brian Stelter: I plan to sleep between 4 and 5am. Coffee, then sugar-free Red Bull, then then coffee, then sugar-free Red Bull.

MSNBC and NBC Producer Andy Gross: I’m playing the role of “co-pilot” for Nightly News in DC tonight…we also call it “Dr. Downstairs” because I will oversee the production process in our video editing area, which happens to be downstairs here at NBC.  Once we are clear and network Specials takes over the election night coverage, I should be heading home to Clarendon by 9:30pm.  I will however, go out for a drink and watch the returns come in.

Anonymous reporter: I’m forcing myself to take a power nap at midnight and then wake up around 3:45 a.m., drink a  sugar free Red Bull/ diet Sprite combo and do some speed reading of the latest results.

Roll Call‘s Christina Bellantoni: I am not counting on sleep tonight, but packed an overnight bag just in case, and there’s plenty of room in our newsroom to curl up in a corner with a blanket.  I’m on the early shift tomorrow so if I am able to get home for a few hours, I have to be back here at 7:30 a.m.

Al Jazeera‘s Avi Lewis: A nice Argentinean maté if things get desperate. But generally – actually, genetically – adrenaline kicks in on election night, and I never have any problem staying up. Getting to sleep, well, that’s another story. At a certain point in the evening, you just have to realize that you cannot affect the results by watching every minute of the coverage! If you can remember that and drag yourself to bed, you can read all about it as soon as you wake up.

NJ The Hotline’s Amanda Munoz-Temple: A: What is sleep? B: staying awake tonight by consuming as much caffeine as my body will allow me. On top of candy, diet coke, chips… Basically the diet of a 13 year old, to keep me happy and sane.

The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio reporter Todd Zwillich: Three hours if I’m lucky. I’ll stay awake by hosting The Takeaway’s live online election coverage at www.thetakeaway.org with with guests and analysts from all around the country, including Jay Newton Small and Studio 360′s Kurt Andersen. Otherwise I’ll exist on coffee and Diet Dr. Pepper. I may dip into my stash of Four Loko as the night goes on. Just sent the intern out for Four Loko by the way.

Human Events Editor Jason Mattera: No, I’m not sleeping tonight. I’ll stay up thanks to four locos, anything with the nickname liquid cocaine will keep me wired. Then again, its other nickname is “blackout in a can” so I may not remember the midterm election even took place.”

Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller: Mattera needs his locos, but I’ll be wide awake on adrenaline waiting to see Harry Reid weeping like a little girl and Nancy Pelosi sneaking her gavel past Capitol Police in the dead of night.

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein: Only time will tell.

The Daily Caller‘s Executive Editor Megan Mulligan: The real question is: Am I awake now? I’m pinching myself to make sure I didn’t dream this whole thing up. When Christine O’Donnell, Jimmy McMillan and Alvin Greene go down, I’ll rest.

The Daily Caller‘s Jonathan Strong: I do plan to sleep tonight, though not much. My wife helpfully gave me a “5-hour Energy” drink to take to work this morning, so that should help.

CBS News’s Nancy Cordes: Sleep is for the weak…we wrap up our live coverage at 2 a.m. and then I start preparing for the Early Show at 7 a.m. They’ll have to prop open my eyeballs for tomorrow night’s Evening News.

Roll Call‘s Andrew Satter: Will I sleep? Depends on how much grief Final Cut Pro wants to give me tonight (2008 wasn’t pretty). How will I stay awake and alert? Well I don’t drink coffee or much caffeine, but I did live in New Orleans which is pretty much like getting a Master’s in Watching the Sun Rise.

The Disenchanted Journo‘s Christian Bourge: My plans are to start drinking around 4:30pm then go to bed early before waking to watch who is on television pontificating around 2 AM. By then the needed twists to the already established Election Day narrative should be figured out. I can then write the real story Wednesday and talk about it on my show, The Capitol Hill Blues. Either that or I will end up arrested by Joe Miller’s campaign staff.

CBS News’s Christine Delargy: “We’ll be on the web practically all night with special coverage so I’ve conditioned by actually not going to a cocktail party with Matt Dornic and Kiki Ryan last night.”

WhiteHouseDossier.com‘s Keith Koffler: I will not be going to sleep tonight. I’ve trained my border collie sit by the TV and bark every time he hears the words, “we are now projecting.”

HuffPost‘s Eliot Nelson: I’m just high on the peaceful transition of power.

Politico‘s Dave Catanese: I imagine I’ll sleep at some point. Probably sometime after the cable chatter goes dark. I’m addicted to the blabber. Like potato chips after a night out, can’t put the bag down. But with all the wacky reports out of Alaska, it’s gonna be hard for me to stop reclicking on the returns from the Last Frontier. I will power through on pure adrenaline. This is it right? I can sleep Saturday, oh wait, forgot about Alaska.

NYP Page Six Reporter Tara Palmeri: I’m going to Cuomo’s election party but staying up isn’t that hard for someone who has to be out every night for their job.

Politico‘s Ben Smith: Hmm. Yes, surely, the Courtyard Rosslyn awaits. And they’ve actually added extra oxygen to the air here at POLITICO, so it won’t be hard.


The Atlantic’s Green Admits Headline Obsession

FBDC LEAD 1-2.jpg

Today’s lead comes from The Atlantic‘s Joshua Green.

Hurricane season is upon us, and that means blaring, all-caps 72-point headlines from Matt Drudge, who is obsessed with them. I am, too. And I’ve always found Drudge’s alarmist headlines enjoyable, in the same way that whacked-out New York Post headlines are enjoyable. One of his best is “KILLSTORM.”

Read the full post here. It’s a contest, really, in which he asks readers to send him Drudge-esque headlines.

Want to be highlighted in this feature? Send your best leads to fishbowlDC@mediabistro.com or fishbowlBetsy@gmail.com.

The Atlantic Unveils its 14 3/4 Ideas Issue

atlantic3.jpg

The Atlantic‘s July/August Ideas issue goes live this morning.

In it, the publication releases 14 3/4 innovative ideas of the year, including stories such as Accepting Marijuana (by Joshua Green), American Declinism (by James Fallows) and Mourning Boredom (by Walter Kirn). In addition, they have The Stunning Rise of Women (by Hannah Rosen).

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” had The Atlantic Editor James Bennet on the show this morning to discuss the special magazine issue. He spoke of putting down the Blackberry and laptop. Not that people should, but just what is happening to the attention span. “It inhibits us from thinking about anything too deeply,” Bennet says of people’s need for the Internet.

HuffPost Sam Stein was also a guest on the show and was apparently thinking about the Atlantic idea of women taking over the world.

At the close, when hosts and guests always say what they’ve learned, Stein told Joe Scarborough that he learned that women taking over the world may not be such a bad thing. Scarborough said anyone who has been married a week knows that women have taken over the world long ago. “You must not be married,” he told Stein. To which the HuffPost scribe replied: “I am married!”

Read The Atantic’s biggest ideas here. See the ideas listed after the jump…

Atlantic1.jpg

Read more

Pulitzers Announced, WaPo Wins Big

The Pulitzer board released the names of prize winners today.

WaPo reels in several awards:

International ReportingAnthony Shadid . The prize was for his reporting on the lasting scars and legacies in Iraq of the American invasion and occupation. Shadid won the 2004 Pulitzer for International Reporting for coverage of the impact of the U.S invasion on Iraq’s people. Shadid left WaPo in 2009.
Feature WritingGene Weingarten. He won for “Fatal Distraction”, a report on parents who accidentally leave their children in cars, often resulting in death.
CommentaryKathleen Parker. The prize was for her twice-weekly column that runs in WaPo and 400 other newspapers.
CriticismSarah Kaufman. The prize was for what WaPo calls her “refreshing, original and conversation-kindling critical essays on dance”.

WaPo’s contributing editor David Hoffman, a former assistant managing editor for foreign news, won a Pulitzer for his book The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy

WaPo was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its reporting on the Fort Hood massacre, a rampage against the U.S. Army carried out by one of its own officers, Maj. Nidal M. Hasan.

National ReportingMatt Richtel and members of The New York Times Staff

Hank Williams received a posthumous citation for his “craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life”.

To see all the award winners from around the nation and to read the winning pieces visit here.

JOURNALISTS WEIGH IN WITH KIND (and otherwise) COMMENTS AFTER THE JUMP…

Read more

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quote of the Day

“Yikes, Playboy–my old employer–has gone from bimbos to hookers: http://bit.ly/bBNsAB” (It’s a photograph of Ashley Dupre, former prostitute to ex-NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer, at the Playboy mansion.)

–a Tuesday night Tweet from The Atlantic’s Joshua Green. Green worked for Playboy? Well, yes. He logically transitioned from The Onion, to Playboy to “all the serious DC stuff”. At Playboy: “I was an editorial assistant in the Forum section, which is the “issues” section of the mag (and not to be confused with Penthouse Forum which was made-up letters about sexual conquests), and assistant to the Playboy Advisor, which entailed opening a lot of really creepy mail, sometimes with pictures enclosed. Playboy was actually a great place to work. Super nice people.” Among male friends, he said, “I was The Man — until I left, which none of them could ever understand.”

LyretailGrouper.jpg

Massa Has Purported History With Groping

Ex-Rep. Eric Massa’s (D-N.Y.)political mess continues as a reporter unearths groping in his past.

The Atlantic’s Joshua Green has uncovered charges from Massa’s former Navy shipmates that their lieutenant commander groped subordinates.

Read Green’s article here.

<< PREVIOUS PAGENEXT PAGE >>