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Weekend Show Preview – 6.29.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the June 22 Sunday Shows in the DC Market. TVNewser has the national ratings.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Armed Services Committee; Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Foreign Relations Committee; James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Margaret Brennan, CBS News State Department correspondent; TIME’s Michael Crowley; WSJ’s Peggy Noonan; WaPo’s Michael Gerson; former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers; author Todd Purdum.

“Fox News Sunday”: General Michael Hayden; Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA); Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); Albert Small, philanthropist and collector; Brit Hume, Fox News senior political analyst; AP’s Julie PaceKarl Rove, former White House senior advisor, Fox News contributor; Kirsten PowersUSA Today / Fox News contributor.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : Taped interview with former President Bill Clinton. More TBA.

ABC’s “This Week” : President Barack Obama ; Rep. Peter King (R-NY); ABC’s Donna Brazile; ABC’s Matthew DowdBill Kristol, editor, The Weekly Standard; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher, The Nation; ABC’s Terry Moran; Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick; Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and National Review Online.

Univision’s “Al Punto” : TBA

CNN’s “State of the Union : Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); chairman, Oversight and Government Reform Committee; Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); chairman, House Intelligence Committee; William Taylor III, attorney for Lois Lerner; CNN’s Stephanie CutterMattie Duppler, director, Budget and Regulatory Policy at Americans for Tax Reforms; Liz Mair, Republican strategist; Neera Tanden, president & CEO, Center for American Progress.

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Weekend Show Preview, 5.16 – 5.18

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Daniel Dellinger of the American Legion, Michael Bloomberg, Fmr. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Chris Christie, Jackie Calmes of NYT, Jerry Seib of WSJ, Katrina Vanden Huevel of The Nation, and CBS’s John Dickerson.

“Fox News Sunday”: Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney, Scott Reed from U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Brit Hume, Kirsten Powers of USA Today, Karl Rove, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Glenn Greenwald, Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Chuck Todd, Dr. Ben Carson, Carolyn Ryan NYT, more guests TBA…

ABC’s “This Week“: Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, Peggy Noonan of WSJ, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Fmr. Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI)

Univision’s “Al Punto”:  Mexican militia member José Manuel Mireles, CIA Director John O. Brennan, María Antonieta Collins, Barbara Walters, Carlos Santana

CNN’s “State of the UnionSen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA), Newt Gingrich, Amy Walter from the Cook Political Report, Anita Dunn, more guests TBA…

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Friday WHC Weekend Guide – 8 Parties, One Night

Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what’s to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents’ Weekend. Now we’re back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle!

Check out the list, after the jump.

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Weekend Show Preview, 2.14 – 2.16

SundayShows12Who’s on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

PBS’s “Washington Week” : Molly Ball of The Atlantic, Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics, Karen Tumulty of WaPo

BTV’s “Political Capital” : Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

ABC’s “This Week“: Kevin Spacey, ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez, Peggy Noonan from WSJ Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC), 2013 American Meteorological Society President J. Marshall Shepherd, Fmr. Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC), Politico’s John Harris, Jennifer Rubin of WaPo, David Sanger of NYT, Neera Tanden from Center for American Progress, Bob Woodward of WaPo, spox for Michael Sam Howard Bragman, Cyd Zeigler of Outsports.com, Donte Stallworth of Principle 6 and Athlete Ally, Jarrett Bell of USA Today

“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Fmr Gov. Ted Strickland (R-OH), Karl Rove, mentalist Gerard Senehi, George Will, Kirsten Powers of USA Today, Kimberley Strassel of WSJ, Charles Lane of WaPo

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Mitt Romney, Nicolle Wallace, David Axelrod

CNN’s “State of the Union“: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Steve Forbes, Kevin Madden, Corey Dade of MSNBC, and Margie Omero

Univision’s “Al Punto” : Univision’s Ilia Calderón, President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the United States Aníbal de Castro, Father José Eugenio Hoyos from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em (email fishbowlpatrick@gmail.com).

Weekend Show Preview 12.20 – 12.22

SundayShows12Who’s on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked:

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell; authors Terry McMillan, Michael Connelly, George Saunders, and Rick Atkinson; Major Garrett, David Martin, Nancy Cordes and Margaret Brennan of CBS

–”Fox News Sunday“: Former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee; pastor Joel Osteen; Founder of “Wreaths Across America” Morrill Worcester; George Will , Charles Krauthammer, and Juan Williams of Fox; Kirsten Powers of The Daily Beast

–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)

–ABC’s “This Week“: House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Donna Brazile of CNN, Matthew Dowd of ABC, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard, Steven Rattner of NYT and Fox’s Greta Van Susteren

–CNN’s “State of the Union“: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL), WaPo‘s Dan Balz, NYT‘s Mark Lebovich, Mark Halperin of TIME, and Newt Gingrich

–PBS’s “Washington Week“:  Dan Balz of WaPo, Susan David of USA Today, Pete Williams of NBC, Greg Ip of The Economist

–BTV’s “Political Capital: Senator Rob Portman (R-OH); Margaret Talev, John WalcottRich Miller of Bloomberg News; Margaret Carlson and Lanhee Chen of Bloomberg View

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em.  

FishbowlDC Interview With Townhall’s Glass

Say hello to Townhall.com’s Managing Editor Kevin Glass. This is his fifth or sixth CPAC. He has spent most of it with Townhall. “Yeah, it’s a fairly big deal,” he told us today in an empty banquet room of the Gaylord Hotel. “For all the crap that it gets, it’s the largest and most important gathering of conservatives every year.” Looking back on previous CPACS… “At the 2008 CPAC, President Bush showed up as a surprise at 7:15 in the morning one day,” he recalled. “He wasn’t on the schedule. At that same CPAC, Mitt Romney dropped out of the Republican presidential primary against John McCain. It was interesting to see back then that the grass roots activists were upset. The Ron Paul supporters were always fun every year. Ann Coulter spoke before Ron Paul, so Ron Paul supprters kind of flooded the ballroom. She was insulting Libertarians as pot smoking hippies.” Glass says the conference is “definitely still exciting.” But, he says, the venue change has made it harder to gauge. “There’s no media balcony where we used to be able to watch the crowd get excited.” Glass has worked at Townhall for five years minus a six month stint the Washington Examiner. Born and raised…Born in Houston, Glass lived there for about the first decade of his life before his family moved to Moscow and then London. College…A graduate of Colgate University, he studied political science and worked for his high school and college newspapers. His “abroad semester” at Colgate was Washington, D.C., where he  interned for Freedom Works and the RNC. “It was more of an activist type of thing,” he said, explaining that he thinks conservative journalists need to see themselves as reporters first, journalists second. “I think what you would call Townhall is advocacy reporting,” he says. “I think that’s where conservative journalism is moving. I don’t want to call it real reporting as opposed to what people would call traditional journalism. I don’t want to close the tent on what a real reporter is and I’m not the person to define what a real reporter is.” Why not? “I think that we’ve seen with blogs, anyone can be a journalist.” Really, anyone can be a journalist? “Not everyone can be a good journalist,” he said. “But the act of finding out facts and telling them to people is something that has been democratized in online space.” Competition among conservative publications…For a long time, says Glass, National Review has been the gold standard of news and opinion. But that’s changed a lot. I wouldn’t say anyone says, you work for them, you’ve made it. You can make it anywhere.” 

If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be?  My favorite is Mountain Dew but I don’t think I’m Moutain Dew. I would say I’m Sierra Mist.

How often do you Google yourself? Not that much.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor/boss (or vice versa)?  “That’s bullshit.”

Who is your favorite working journalist and why?  I would say Robert Costa at National Review has been an absolute superstar in the last year and a half. He’s doing what I think a lot of conservative journalists should be doing. He’s on the ground everyday. He has probably the best contacts of any reporter anywhere in Washington.

Do you have a favorite word? No, I do not.

Who are you named after? My middle name is my grandfather’s name.

Who would you rather have dinner with – NBC’s Brian Williams, CNN’s Roland Martin, ABC’s Sherri Shepherd or Fox News’ Megyn Kelly? Tell us why. Williams. He seems like a smart and fun guy who would be fun to talk to. I think he is one of the more fair-minded mainstream media reporters out there. Would be interesting to know how he came to be and obviously tips on how to succeed as a journalist.

The Earth’s human population is dying out and you must save it. You will spend a romantic evening with either Scandal’s Kerry Washington, Homeland’s Claire Danes or any of the women from FNC’s “The Five”. Who will it be? (None is not an option.) I would say Kerry Washington. She’s obviously gorgeous and she does great work.

What swear word do you use most often?  Probably frack or fuck, but usually frack. I try to keep it PG.

Find out what Glass wants to do with Michael Jackson.

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Reporters Balance Contributor Status

Neda Semnani is a full-time columnist for CQ Roll Call‘s “Heard on the Hill.” Yet there she was last night with a piece about Craigslist sex ads published on BuzzFeed. Was she changing jobs?

Nope. Just working her ass off.

“You know how journalism is today,” she told FishbowlDC when we asked what was going on. “Its all a bit of a hustle, get the stories reported, written and published.”

More and more often reporters are working full-time one place and serving as contributors elsewhere (as I do here at FBDC while working at The Blaze). In many cases, they juggle between publications or they contract with a cable news outlet to serve as on-air commentators.

“It is definitely a challenge to write everyday for my job, freelance and do my own stuff,” Semnani said, “but I feel like I’m still making my bones in this business and this is all trial by fire. If this schedule is what it takes to do it, then that’s just the way it is right now.” Read more

Gawker Editor Stirs Pot With Pedophilia Post

Over the weekend Gawker published an article by Cord Jefferson exploring the psychological ins and outs of pedophilia. The story, headlined “Born This Way: Sympathy and Science for Those Who Want to Have Sex with Children,” used language highly graphic in nature to describe real-life sexual experiences between adults and children. Naturally, reaction to the piece was strong, many arguing that the story offered too-sympathetic a look at pedophilia.

Jefferson told FBDC that since the backlash, he had “a two-hour phone chat” with a female editor he respects. “We talked about a lot, but specifically the power of language and why the words I chose for that piece were so hurtful to so many,” he said.

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a response to Jefferson’s piece, charging Gawker with “soft-pedaling child-rape.” Coates wrote that he “can’t really understand how one writes that a 20-year old man ‘began a sexual relationship’ with a seven year old.” He argued that all references to “a sexual relationship” between an adult and a child should have been regarded as “rape.”

FNC contributor Kirsten Powers called the story “super troubling.”

As noted by Twitchy, the story was passed around on Twitter like a hot potato and soon the sarcastic hashtag “#GawkersNextArticle” was created. “The Klan: An Appreciation,” GOP media strategist Rick Wilson suggested. National Review‘s Greg Pollowitz recommended “How to Read 50 Shades of Gray to your Kids.”

Jefferson responded to criticism he received in a post on his Tumblr. “Using the words ‘rape’ or ‘molest’ in place of ‘sex’ is an interesting argument that, I’ll admit, I didn’t think a whole lot about while writing the piece,” Cord wrote. “My default thinking is that if you’re talking about ‘sex’ between a grown man and a prepubescent child, it should be obvious that it’s not consensual.”

He also posted an anonymous comment he received on the story that said “Thanks for the trigger, a**hole.” A “trigger” is a disclaimer that typically appears at the top of an article or other content that serves as a warning to readers of graphic material they may be about to experience.

“The trigger warning thing is actually something I brought up to my editors,” Jefferson wrote. “I directly asked if we should include one at the top of the piece, and we thought about it for a few minutes. Our final decision was that an article with “People Who Want to Have Sex with Children” in the headline was trigger enough.”

Cord didn’t come away from the criticism without learning something. To one comment on his post that questioned the word choices in the story, Jefferson said he could “honestly say you’ve enlightened me.”

UPDATE: Jefferson told us “several other friends and strangers” who say they were either raped or molested have offered criticisms on his piece. “[I]t’s going to be a while before I can process those enough to want to talk about them publicly,” he said. “Nevertheless, all the lessons I’ve been given and sought out in the past few days have been valuable and transformational, and I’m sorry for the pain I caused.”

He said, however, he would write the story again. “I’ve had several self-professed celibate pedophiles contact me to say that my piece made them feel less ashamed about themselves and more interested in getting the help they need. I’m happy for that. I’m just sorry that I hurt people in an effort to help others.”

FishbowlDC Interview with Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis

Say hello to The Daily Caller‘s Matt Lewis. He is a senior contributor for The Daily Caller. He is also editor of ‘The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin In Her Own Words.’ More often than not, you can find the unquestionably friendly reporter with dimples on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Howard Kurtz on Sunday. His colleagues find him “helpful and knowledgeable” around the office. We asked his boss, Tucker Carlson, what kind of human being Lewis is. He replied, “Matt is a great guy: low-key, hard working, relentless honest and decent.” Previously, Matt was a columnist for the now defunct Politics Daily, and before that, he was a blogger for Townhall.com. Matt grew up in Frederick County, Md., and graduated from Shepherd College (now University) in Shepherdstown, WV. Like any blogger, he can fall prey to the occasional bad mood. “If you’re a blogger, your mood is contingent on whether you have written anything good lately,” he tells me in a phone conversation this afternoon. “If too much time elapses and I haven’t written anything I’m proud of, I start to get a little testy, which is totally not good.” He does see his glass half full: “Any day as a writer beats working at a fast food restaurant.” This is a fate he escaped narrowly just after college when he worked briefly at a Roy Rogers in Frederick, Md. He was earning $30,000 a year in  management program. “I was utterly miserable doing it,” he said. “I ended up quitting. I’ve come to learn, whether it s a relationship or a job, you usually know within the first day whether or not it’s going to work. It took me a couple of months to figure it out, but I finally did pull the plug on that.” Moving on to other topics, I wondered about Lewis’s thoughts on the hoodie. “I actually like hoodies and I wear them all the time,” he said. “I was going to tape an episode of bloggingheads the other night. I literally had to take off a hoodie and put on another shirt because I was afraid people were going to think I was mocking it. They’re very comfortable. It’s a brilliant invention.” Lewis wasn’t always a reporter. He started off doing campaigns. He initially thought his calling was to be a political operative. In 1998 he managed a campaign for a male candidate running for the Maryland State Senate. He became the youngest and the first Hispanic Republican ever elected to the Maryland State Senate. “That’s the part I love, the passion, the romance of being a kind of revolution and beating the machine,” he said. But the more entrenched he got into politics, he began to see that at the professional level “they suck the excitement out of it. You know the type…the douchebag type,” he said, explaining that he started his own blog in 2004 and began writing for Human Events. His first paying writing job was for Townhall.com, where he worked for two years. “It took me an evolution to find myself and find my calling.”

If you were a combined carbonated beverage, which would you be? Too personal. Next question.

How often do you Google yourself? I Googled myself twice while answering these questions. But this is because I am paranoid and needy – not because I’m narcissistic – there’s a difference.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor/boss (or vice versa)? I’ve found it’s best not to directly confront editors. Instead, it’s best to sneak into their offices and move things around on their desks until they slowly go insane.

Who is your favorite working journalist and why? Kirsten Powers has been doing terrific work of late. Her columns on important issues like sex trafficking and liberal hypocrisy regarding misogyny have been both eloquent and heroic.

Do you have a favorite word? Milieu.

Who would you rather have dinner with – Salon’s Joan Walsh, WaPo’s Ezra Klein or Maureen Dowd. Tell us why. Maureen Dowd. She can be funny. She has a flirty quality about her that’s utterly likeable. And I’m willing to bet that, off the clock at least, she’s capable of dropping the partisan BS for an evening. (Call me, MoDo!)

What’s your funniest TV blooper moment? Fortunately, most of my bloopers have occurred off camera. But I once narrowly averted appearing on NBC’s “Today” show as a medical expert (when an intern escorted me from the MSNBC green room to the wrong set).

What swear word do you use most often? Without a doubt, the f-bomb. But now that I have a little boy, my wife is trying to break me of that f-ing habit.

Now for a really serious moment: What is your dream job, money and practicalities aside? I’ve always wanted to pretend to be an architect.

When you pig out what do you eat? Dark chocolate.

What is your absolute favorite item of clothing in your closet? We want the fabric, the brand, the store and the price if possible. If it’s a certain kind of underwear we don’t want to know about it. Two words: Sweater vest. Or else… I do have a pair of cowboy boots I got in Austin that I’m pretty proud of. (Pictured here.)

Pick one: Kim, Khloe, or Kourtney? Kourtney.

Have you ever had a tarot card reading? Never.

Have you ever had a near-death experience? I’ve had several close calls: There was the time I caught a gas can on fire. There was the other time when I was riding my lawn mower up a steep hill (with the blade engaged) and it popped a wheelie. And there was the time the lifeguards had to pull me out of the water at Ocean City, Md.

Find out Lewis’s relation to the always suave “Uncle Rico” after the jump…

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Fox News to Hatch New Political Show

Political reporters and pundits take note. If Fox News finds you worthy (and we already know they tend to waver on Politico reporters) you may wind up being asked to appear on a new online talk show they have in the works.

FishbowlDC has learned that the program in development is called The Greene Room, to be hosted by Jehmu Greene. Greene joined FNC in 2010 as a contributor. The format will be similar to the “The Five” focusing mainly on politics but also other topics du jour. All women co-hosts… Margaret Hoover, Alicia Menendez, Dee Dee Benkie, and Kirsten Powers are the names being considered with Jehmu as main host.

We’re told that it will start off as an online http://live.foxnews.com/ program. But if successful, it may be a new weekend program on FNC. Online producer Maria Karlsson has been tasked with running it. While the details of the show are in “heavy discussion” right now, a start date is unknown at this time.

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