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Katrina vanden Heuvel Lectures Anderson Cooper

Just as we were flipping around the cable news networks last night looking for a fresh take on the Oscar Pistorious murder case, a new look at those blades at least, we realized no one was on it. So we settled for the next best thing: CNN’s Anderson Cooper and one hair clip short of a ponytaled Nancy Grace in full discussion about the Jodi Arias trial. Back and forth they went, marveling over Jody’s drastic dye job and how she couldn’t remember stabbing her boyfriend some 30 times.

And then who comes vaulting out of the Twitter peanut gallery and ruins it for us? Read more

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Newsroom tension

“You know you’ve written a good editorial if it makes your boss uncomfortable. @BrettMDecker” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.

Is WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten Constipated?

“@fishbowlDC is so negative, petty & argumentative, & so wanting to start fights, they’ll probably try to make something out of this tweet.” — WaPo‘s humor columnist Gene Weingarten lost his sense of humor Wednesday after we dared to make a few observations about Washingtonian’s profile of him in its December issue. Weingarten, whose Twitter avatar is a classic pile of poop, was particularly incensed that FBDC Contributor Eddie Scarry asked about his Hepatitis C diagnosis after he admittedly told a big fat fib about his sister dying in a swimming pool that appeared in the profile. Despite all the drama (and maybe because of it), the profile is actually interesting and worth a read.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Could I eat an entire box of Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars in one sitting? I believe strongly that I could.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

A day in the life…

“Dear universe, I’d rather be waterboarded. Fuck all of you, you’re all so fucking insipid I am literally out of vomit.” — Washington-based freelancer Moe Tkacik. We also personally enjoyed this one: “Hi person I don’t know. GO TO FUCKING HELL. And this one: The New York Observer, Ezra Fucking Klein, Mattafuckingthias, and everyone else can fucking eat shit.

RT’s are not endorsements

The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza: RTs DO NOT EQUAL ENDORSEMENTS RT @bazecraze: The Republican primary is like angry sex. It’s down to the d— versus the p—y.

Erickson is no fan of Toddlers & Tiaras

“Very upset with @AC360 subjecting me to clips from Toddlers & Tiaras. Glad no one could see my face during that. Wow.” — RedState Editor-in-Chief and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson. This was also upsetting for him: “Leave @AC360 and have a car wreck happen right in front of me. So close glass got on my car. Still shaking.”

Quote Taken Out of Context

“@MichelleFields Ask @Jamie_Weinstein about the unicorn he claims he saw while having lunch.” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas. (The context: Weinstein is vacationing in South Africa and Zambia and apparently said he saw a unicorn. He quickly corrected himself and said he meant to say Zebra.)

Katrina can’t take any more Trump

“Piers Morgan –Do you really need to give Donald Trump more time to air his BS?” — The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuval.

Scribe gets q about her height

“A punk on the street last night asked me, how tall are you? My answer? Tall enough to overlook your impertinence!” — HuffPost fashion contributor Stephanie Green.

Journo needs Zzzzz’s

“Thought I lost my BlackBerry. It was in my hand. #tired #goodnight.” — Former Washington Examiner scribe Freeman Klopott, who now works for Bloomberg in Albany.

Boybander saves day?

“Just corrected the Senate Majority Leader, BAM!”  TPM‘s Brian Beutler.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quotes of the Day — the Chris Christie “No Means No” Edition


Mitch Daniels makes his announcement in a printed statement to Indy Star, while Chris Christie holds a press conference fit for Broadway.” — NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny.

“It is time to ring the Gong Show gong on the Christie press conference.” — Syndicated conservative columnist Michelle Malkin.

“Doesn’t this guy have a state to run or something?” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, who added, “It’s over. MSNBC wins. 43 minutes over non stop coverage and then, done.” (Note to readers: Fox News bailed on the Christie presser first. Then CNN. MSNBC last.)

“Dear Gov. Christie, I can’t start writing until you stop talking. 1:49pm.” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart.

“Christie’s plan becoming clear: Keep talking until 2016.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman.

“Unfortunately for him, since he seems to be a nice guy, Christie is demonstrating why he would’ve made a lousy candidate.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

“Chris Christie is displaying some serious first-name familiarity with the national press corps.” — ABC’s Rick Klein.

“Length of this oratory suggests Christie may be considering a run for Senate.” — The Takeaway’s Congressional radio correspondent Todd Zwillich.

“What’s not to love about a governor who insults reporters on natl TV? My favorite moment.” — PBS’s Gwen Ifill.

Christie is NOT running for Prez in Dutch: “#Christie volgde vooral z’n gevoel, ondanks vele smeekbedes van de partij en de gewone man: ‘It never felt right, in my gut, to leave now.’”

“Breaking news: Chris Christie still not running for President. Chevy Chase –where are you when we need you?” — The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel.

“Chris Christie: All of Donald Trump‘s humility. Better hair.” — Democratic consultant Mo Elleithee.  And this: “Okay guys just 12 more questions.”

“Christie doesn’t kiss-and-tell w/ Mrs. Reagan.” — National Review Online’s Kathryn Lopez.

“Now that Christie is definitively out, let’s all resolve to stop asking him if he’s running. At least until November.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing.

“Christie LOVES this. Just keeps taking questions…” — WaPo “The Fix’s” Chris Cillizza.

Katrina Riled Over Chaz Bono?

The Nation‘s Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel reacted unusually to Chaz Bono’s appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” last night. Born Chastity Sun Bono, “Chaz” has been busy figuring out his gender transformation. If we didn’t know better we’d think someone had hijacked vanden Heuvel’s Twitter account. She doesn’t typically write like this.

“@KatrinaNation: Chaz Bono-why fuck am I watching Piers Morgan intvw–looks like just like the toddler on Sonny @ Cher show.” She seemed to retract somewhat with her next comment: “Chaz Bono intvw w/ Piers Morgan worth it all for the girlfriend–reflecting on compartmentalization,and balance of estrogen + testosterone.”

Two Journalists, Both Nauseous

What are the chances?

Both The Nation‘s Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuval, who boarded a crack of dawn train to D.C. this morning for a Midterm panel, and the Washington Examiner‘s Features Editor Jacque Jo Bland, shared a feeling over the weekend – one literally, one metaphorically.

That would be nausea.

Vanden Heuval got the lucky metaphorical version. “Knew some of this, but sick, nauseous reading this,” she wrote on Twitter. “Nazis Were Given ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says.” Read report here. Bland, however, got whacked with a preposterously real evening of vomiting and car trouble.

Her tweet: “Tonight, in less than 40 minutes, I got a car towed, threw up a few times and resigned myself to failing. Again. Miserable.”

(On note of natural healing capabilities, ginger is said to ease nausea symptoms.)

Middle of the Night Banter

What are journalists like in the wee hours of Election Night? Some attended parties, others did TV hits and still others were holed up in bed with a dangerous combination of champagne and computers (thank you FamousDC for that excellent imagery). To give you a sense, we’ve rounded up the best of the best (or something like that).

NJ‘s Marc Ambinder: “Can I go to sleep yet?” (At approximately 1:43 a.m.)

Politics Daily‘s Matt Lewis‘s bragging rights: “So I’ll actually be on from like 2:35-3:35 a.m. ET.”

C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art safe and sound: “Made it home. Very few cars on the road at 2:30 a.m.”

Politico‘s Kasie Hunt: “Aaand at 2:43a, my BlackBerry has finally gone to sleep. Not me, though.”

Politico‘s Ben Smith leans on Slate‘s Dave Weigel: “I need a Twitter editor at this hour.”

NJ‘s Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier marveling at the new NJ: New and old friends just toasted the first election day in the united NJ newsroom. God Bless Crown Royal (It’s close to 3 a.m.)

ABC News’s Jake Tapper sees a possible political career for a certain situation from MTV’s “Jersey Shore”: “Say hello to Rep.-elect Ben Quayle & former Real World star Rep.-elect Sean Duffy [Door open for Rep. Situation]”

HuffPost‘s Ryan Grim anticipating unoriginal headlines: “How many headline writers will think “up in smoke” is the cleverest way to describe the pot initiative losing?”

National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez: “MSNBC is the seat of cockiness right now.”

Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Leary: “Okay, now for a two-hour nap. See you guys on #insidetrack.” Before that she remarked, “Official: I have been awake 24 hours. #startingtoloseit”

The Nation‘s Editor/Publisher Katrina vanden Heuval: “Like Lawrence O’Donnell on elections. Serious, intense in semi-wonky + saavy way.

The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody: “Long night. Just downed one of those 5-hour energy shot things. Haven’t eaten. Getting the shakes. #journalism”

Politics Daily‘s White House correspondent Alex Wagner: “For those interested in #Boehner crying jags: they come often.” Wagner suggests this WaPo story.

Politico‘s White House scribe Glenn Thrush: “If Christine O’Donnell doesn’t get a reality show I’m canceling basic cable.”

WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart remarks on his facial hair after a follower scolds him, saying, “OMG, @CapehartJ, you’ve got scruff! #MSNBCafterdark. ” He replies. “LOL. Not my shaving day.”

Donald Edmond, attorney, who wants to take over Politico by starting a publication called Common Sense 2012: “@FishbowlDC You realize you’d overtake Politico in this town if I wrote for you FT right? Black Republican in DC w/humor and insight.” (Note to readers: Edmond is an anti-trust lawyer we were Twitter “arguing/discussing” with well into the morning.)

ABC’s Rick Klein: “@karentravers I will sleep only when @berman14‘s hair gets out of place.” (Travers is an ABC White House reporter; Berman is an ABC News correspondent.)

Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn: “The up side: at least now I can get back to worrying about Charlie Sheen.”

SKDKnickerbocker’s Hanna Rosin: “Man up John Boehner. Stop crying.”

Political Wire‘s Taegan Goddard: “Two things I’ll forever miss on Election Day: Mechanical voting machines and Tim Russert.”

CBS News White House Radio correspondent Mark Knoller: “Haven’t seen anyone smiling at the WH this morning. With good reason.”

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quote(s) of the Day

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Frisch ‘Chillaxes?’

“Chillaxing at the #MCvilla in Vegas baby.”
- Media Matter’s contributor Karl Frisch in a Monday tweet that seems about as awkward as watching your parents dance in the living room.

Editor diagnoses media with vertigo

“This media summer seems so delusional & vertiginous that I believe neither Tennessee Williams nor Terry Southern would have known what 2 do.” – The Nation‘s Editor Katrina vanden Heuval in a Monday tweet.

Journo gets Jackson face time

“A Jackson hugged me. Be jealous.”
- The Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a Monday tweet. She explains, “It was Randy. He concluded our brief interview with a hug. Then I interviewed Jermaine who wasn’t quite as pleasant.” (Randy and Jermaine Jackson were in town for the Children’s Uniting Nations conference, which supports foster youth. Dinner was held at Neyla in Georgetown.)

Kurtz gets dramatic

“Nothing worse than landing after a long delay and not being able to get to the gate. Need an evacuation slide!”
- WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz in a Monday evening tweet.

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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quote(s) of the Day

Blitzer takes up Pilates

“I’m taking a few days off. Tried Pilates. I’ll let you know how it feels after a few more sessions. Have you tried it?” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Tuesday tweet.

Dirty martinis in the green room

“Twitter is my addiction. Dirty Martinis, Dancing to Stax, reading gorgeous piece of work (running it) & living,working w/ passion, spirit.” — The Nation’s Editor Katrina vanden Heuval in a Tuesday tweet.

“@KatrinaNation maybe we need to have dirty martinis in the green room? — ABC’s Jake Tapper in a respond tweet.

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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quote of the Day

“My imagination or has Hillary’s (hair)do gone soft/curl & real feminine just as she ramps up tough talk against Iran?”
The Nation’s Editor Katrina vanden Heuval on the state of Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s hairdo.

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A rainbow fish.