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Dana Loesch Responds to Ex-HuffPost Blogger’s Sex Wish

There’s no love lost between the left and right online. Things are tense on a good day and then they’re just bloody at any given turn. Such was the state of affairs this week as ex-HuffPost blogger and lawyer Pascal Robert told outspoken conservative radio host Dana Loesch that he’d like to see her blanked up the blank.

What won’t surprise you: the conservative online community collectively flipped out, claiming Robert was calling for Loesch to be raped. What might: Until this morning, HuffPost had nothing to say. When we requested comment, HuffPost Spokeswoman Jessica Hanks told FishbowlDC: “Pascal Robert has contributed blogs to The Huffington Post. He has never been on staff and is not a paid contributor. We stopped publishing his posts in July after inappropriate comments surfaced.” Still, his Twitter bio says he’s a HuffPost Contributor, something they conceivably cannot control.

“I’m not sure what happened to society that a woman can’t disagree with a man (or anyone) without being threatened with rape or to be fetishized in a violent manner,” Loesch told FishbowlDC. Read more

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10 Journos You Don’t Want to Fight on Twitter

We’re not sure what we did for entertainment before we could watch what probably should be journalists’ private feuds unfold in public on Twitter. For all the talk about teens who have no social-networking shame, there are a few grownups in the media who haven’t seemed to learn the lesson either. Some days, our Washington Twitter lists look more like a Beltway Fight Club than they do a group of media elites.

Not that we’re complaining. We do need something to watch between episodes of Veep and Scandal reruns, and the journalists on our list below don’t disappoint. Fair warning though—if you take some of them on, you doing so at your own risk.

Honorable mentions: The Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher, Conservative radio host Dana Loesch, WaPo‘s Greg Sargent, the DNC’s communications director, Brad Woodhouse, and NRSC’s Brad Dayspring. If you don’t think Dayspring can fight, read this story published last night in which he was referred to as a “rabid dog.”

Here it is, FishbowlDC’s 10 Journalists You Don’t Want to Fight on Twitter:

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WaPo Benghazi Tweet Elicits Reader Outrage

Everywhere you look these days, someone is offended about something. So let’s begin with the offending tweet.

 

Washington Examiner‘s conservative columnist Byron York retweeted the offensive nugget and remarked, “Actual WaPo tweet.” A Capitol Hill aide who would only speak on condition of anonymity said, “Hey, let’s dismiss and marginalize those who are concerned about the lives lost at Benghazi!”

They weren’t alone in their outrage. Many others followed suit:

Instapundit: “@washingtonpost Thanks for your constructive response to a national tragedy. Also, filmmaker Nakoula is still in jail.”

Jenna Brockman of Austin, Texas: “@washingtonpost i’m a broke white girl and i’m following every MINUTE of #Benghazi b/c i CARE about THIS COUNTRY. UNFOLLOWING U IMMEDIATELY.”

Marie from Texas: “Hi @washingtonpost I’m in my twenties and I’m a female who is tweeting about #BenghaziHearing. Looks like you’re wrong & also an asshole.”

Jon Gabriel: “Not dead service foreign service personnel.”

LK: “What in the real life fuck?!”

Trish: “@washingtonpost You people are disgusting. No wonder Reagan called you the Washington COMPOST!”

Comfy Paws: “I’m a middle class white woman @washingtonpost. <– hacks.”

Don Surber, editorial writer for the Charleston Daily Mail: “I remember when the Washington Post was a newspaper. Now it it’s a Twitter Trolling Attention Whore.”

Mr. Georgia Pines: “The Washington Post can blow me.”

Townhall‘s Katie Pavlich: “Hi @washingtonpost not only am I tweeting about Benghazi, I’m at the hearing wearing a red dress & heels. Not exactly a rich-middle aged man.”

Mediaite’s Christopher, Town Hall’s Pavlich Shootout Over Defeated Gun Bill

Partisan passions were predictably on high Wednesday after a gun control bill was shot down in the Senate by a majority of Republicans and a few Democrats. The right, gleeful. The left, indignant.

“Thank you NRA,” tweeted Town Hall Editor Katie Pavlich. Mediaite‘s liberal columnist Tommy Christopher inserted himself into the debate, saying, “Yeah, thanks for the next dead children. And the previous.” What followed was a back and forth that rivals one of the famous Piers Morgan-Dana Loesch shootouts.

“Really Christopher? You’re still pulling the ‘you want dead children’ card?” replied Pavlich. “Grow up.”

Christopher argued that background checks on gun buyers and limits on gun magazines are reasonable forms of regulation on firearms. He continued to say that Second Amendment enthusiasts were insensitive to children killed by guns.

“Nice, keep playing that card,” Pavlich said again. “And just for your information, my ‘high capacity’ magazine is standard protection against bad guys, like [Jared] Loughner.” Loughner was sentenced to life in prison after shooting up a political rally in Arizona in 2011.

“I’d respect you more if you just admitted that your reloading convenience is more valuable than saving one kid,” Christopher replied.

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How To Make It All About Me: The Michelle Fields Edition

CPAC has come and gone and all we have left are the memories. Interesting sights and sounds were everywhere. Just don’t tell Michelle Fields, who found numerous ways to make it all about her. Fields, who maintains her own blog and is a correspondent for Next Generation TV, covered CPAC in a very interesting way. She posted her “CPAC wrap-up” to her website saying that she wanted to “share some photos” from the conference.

While Fields delivered photos, they weren’t of CPAC. They were all of herself. We could understand maybe one or two of herself. Hell, she’s on TV! Of course she should be promoting herself. This one, above, is of her and co-host on Next Generation TV, Allen West. Of ALL the photos she shared, she’s the focus of every one.

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Quotes of the Day

“But are you ready for this jelly?”-- CNN’s Jake Tapper, employing an unusual (for Washington) twist of phrase on his new show, “The Lead.” To which HuffPost Politics Editor Molly Reilly wrote simply, “Awful.” We disagree wholeheartedly. We’d like to hear Tapper employ the question daily, perhaps weekly so it doesn’t get stale.

Johnathan Krohn Under Fire!

“PSA: Just because you want to defend someone else’s view is no reason to attack my credibility or veracity as a journo. Calm the fuck down!” Salon‘s Jonathan Krohn, who was the recipient of verbal bullying at CPAC by two conservative females as reported (and recorded) by Yahoo! NewsChris Moody. One of the women, Townhall Editor Katie Pavlich, reacted to our writeup, saying, “Moral of this story? Jonathan Krohn got verbally beat up by two girls. Someone call the wammbulance.” (At right is Jonathan as a young sweater vested Republican. At left, a floppy-haired liberal.)

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:32 a.m.

First World Problem

“So the puppy won’t stop jumping up on people. I know we need to ignore her, but it’s so hard because a) I love her, and…b) strangers love her too. Do I ask them to stop talking in high voices and greeting her when she jumps up?? Seems rude.” — Capitol Hill communicator, @therealmarta.

Uh oh. Is there a potential GIF for this?

“I’m home incredibly sick with a pounding head ache and the neighbors are blasting metal.” — BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski.

Wemple is so sympathetic

“Tapper just pronounced ‘Reddit’ ‘Read-it’; corrected himself moments later. Lots of sympathy for that.” — WaPo‘s Erik Wemple. Oh, so he can see two sides to a story? Amazing how that works.

BuzzFeed seeks anti-hate employee (cat lover preferred)

“hahah Buzzfeed Job application says ‘No haters” should apply.’” — InTheseTimes Labor journo Mike Elk.

Um, who cares?

“Since its clear I’m not working at the moment a q: y do I like 90′s country music better than current stuff?#blameitallonmyroots.” — NBC “MTP” host David Gregory.

Washington Examiner reporter seeks job, Media Matters fellow notices ass kissing and Jose Canseco has a vivid imagination…

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Yahoo! News Scribe Vindicates Self In Misquoting Charge

In a Monday story that’ll make you actually want to hit somebody, Yahoo! News‘s Chris Moody recounted an incident at CPAC wherein former child conservative star Jonathan Krohn, now 18, is borderline bullied by a gaggle of right-wing bloggers.

One of the bloggers challenged the report as inaccurate, but Moody, having recorded the whole thing, was able to prove his story is straighter than a game of beer pong in a frat house.

On the second day of CPAC Krohn, who was attending as a freelancer for Salon, was cornered in a hallway after attending a panel discussion on Islam. He was chatting with The Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein when 10 or so other CPAC attendees and bloggers approached. Among them, Townhall‘s Editor Katie Pavlich (Mean Girl 1) and Misfit Politics Editor-In-Chief Leah Sargent (Mean Girl 2).

“It was pretty rude,” Krohn told FishbowlDC. “I don’t want to make all this a point of controversy, but I know all three of us that were surrounded (Weinstein, Moody and myself) felt the set-up was intimidating.”

Moody wouldn’t comment on the record for this post, but his story describes the scene like this… Read more

Fox Hires New Legs, PJTV Also Hires A Pair

Fox News has hired itself two more potential occupants of the “leg chair” on Redeye – Townhall‘s Katie Pavlich and Jedidiah Bila, who is a “columnist” for a conservative alternative to the AARP called AMAC (the Association of Mature American Citizens).

Pavlich (pictured at right), in addition to her editorial duties at Townhall, is now a “contributor” to Fox News itself and had her “coming out” party on Hannity last night debating fellow contributor Tamara Holder, known for being a punching bag token liberal on FNC and a rumored mistress of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Pavlich announced her new income stream on Twitter, saying, “I’ll be on with @seanhannity tonight at 9:20 est in my first appearance as an official @FoxNews contributor. Tune in :)

Bila (pictured above), the noted AMAC columnist (yeah, I’ve never heard of another either, but I thought I’d throw in “noted” to impress upon you just how irrelevant AMAC is) and FNC regular for what seems like years, also took to Twitter to announce she’s not only a FNC contributor, but also a Fox Business contributor because of her years in the business world. I’m just kidding, she was a teacher before somehow managing to become a person who has no experience in the things she’s being asked about on TV.

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Conservative Pubs: WATCH YOUR BACKS!

Conservative news outlets around Washington may want to chain their top reporters down to their desks these days, as Breitbart.com is moving in on their territory. Reporters from a number of publications such as The Daily Caller and The Washington Times are receiving enticing offers, with some scribes seeing their salaries increased by as much as $25k with yearly bonuses of $5k. Breitbart.com will provide full benefits starting in February. Until then, they’re offering a reimbursement plan.

But there’s a catch. Sources tell FishbowlDC the would-be hires are being asked to sign four-year contracts. To his credit, Steve Bannon, who is heading up the hiring process in Washington, is succeeding despite rubbing some the wrong way. Some who have dealt with him say he tells you what he needs to and skimps on the truth. So far, however, he has snagged The Daily Caller‘s ever controversial Matthew Boyle and over the weekend TWT’s Kerry Picket announced on Twitter that she is going to work for Breitbart.com as an investigative reporter.

Reporters around town being wooed for Breitbart.com include: Katie Pavlich of Townhall, Lachlan Markay of Heritage, Charlie Spiering of the Washington Examiner, Caroline May of The Daily Caller and Daniel Halper at The Weekly Standard.

Some have described a cultish feel to the process, with phrases such as “This is the way Andrew would have wanted it” being bandied about in conversation. But some in conservative media circles aren’t taking any of this all that well. “I predict this cast of misfits once fully assembled are now going to walk around events in DC slinging their cocks around like they’re the new cool kids,” said one scribe. And another: “They look like a bunch of a folk that were rejected from working at BuzzFeed, who was like, ‘Can they post cat pics?’ And then said, ‘nevermind’ to hiring them.”

Picket, a well-known conservative reporter who wrote TWT‘s The Water Cooler blog, is well regarded within Washington’s media… Read more

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Quotes of the Day

Whoa! Yglesias does what?!

“Additionally, he enjoys eating his own waste products and is said to have lost his virginity to his own father.” — Slate‘s Matt Yglesias tweets the sentence and provides a link to his Wikipedia page in what has been immense blowback to his gloating of Andrew Breitbart‘s death.

Travel woes

“Early morning flight to NYC meant 2 things. Exhaustion and stuck on the shuttle runway for 45 mins behind a big Trump airplane. #letsGo” — CNN Commentator and SKDKnickerbocker’s Hilary Rosen.

Are you there PETA? It’s me, Stossel

“I was awakened this morning by my cat when she threw up a hairball ON MY FACE. Someone get PETA over here before I do something I regret.” — Scott Stossel, Dep. Managing Editor, Atlantic Magazine, in a relatively recent tweet.

NPR journos weigh in on good writing

Michele Norris: “A well-written sentence has a certain cadence much like a tight musical score.” Southern U.S. Bureau Chief Russell Lewis: “Once you finish your story, read it out loud.”

Rep. Frank gets busted for breaking House Floor rules

“Rep. Frank (D-MA) had words taken down. Comments will be stricken from Congressional Record; can’t speak for remainder of day.” — Ric Anderson, U.S. House Press Gallery staffer. He explains that Frank “characterized Rep. Hensarling’s statements as ‘the most hypocritical and dishonest statement I have heard in this House.’”

Follower insults TWT reporter

“@KerryPicket sucks to be a biotch and work for WTimes. #OldSchool” — #pUNkBoyInSF to TWT‘s Kerry Picket, who retweeted the news. This comes on the heels of actor Alec Baldwin, who remarked on his hatred for TWT on Super Tuesday.

Editor notices disturbing bumper sticker

“Just saw an awesome bumper sticker, ‘I’ll pay for your contraception if you pay for my ammo.’ Deal?” — Townhall.com News Editor and writer Katie Pavlich.

Meanwhile, a Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between ABC Entertainment Reporter Sheila Marikar and ABC News Political Director Amy Walter.

Marikar: “How do y’all feel about ‘meanwhile’ as a transition?”

Walter: “It’s a crutch that I lean on A LOT.”