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“Beautiful, really. Blooming now in streetside garden box near P & 17 NW. What is it?” — WUSA9′s Russ Ptacek

Weekend reading…“Finished ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini. Loved it, great book. Started ‘This Town’ by Mark Leibovich. Not the same.” — Reuters‘ congressional reporter Patricia Zengerle.

“50+ years after Helen Thomas broke ground at the Nat. Press Club only 1/3 of newsroom staff and 10% of newsroom supervisors are women.” — Josh Stearns, journalism and public media campaign director for Free Press.

Half-naked Geraldo causes Internet freakout 

As of 1:40 p.m. Sunday, the offending tweet was retweeted 1,268 times. Later on Sunday, at 5:49 p.m., FNC’s Geraldo Rivera deleted the selfie, writing, “Note to self: no tweeting after 1am.”

“Whomsoever tweets/RTs geraldo-selfie into this feed shall be #Blocked.” — Breitbart NewsAdam Baldwin. To which CNN’s Jewish Jake Tapper remarked, “Corinthians?”

“Geraldo Rivera tweets semi-nude photo of himself (warning: you will not be able to unsee this)” — The Blaze.

“I must say that on closer review of that Geraldo near-nude selfie, I wish I hadn’t more closely reviewed that Geraldo near-nude selfie.” — NPR’s David Folkenflik.

“Thank god for the “Hide Photo” function @GeraldoRivera: 70 is the new 50″ – WSJ’s Neil King.

“Warning, i am gunna continue posting the Geraldo photo until someone delivers me a box of chocolate covered kittens.” — FNC’s Greg Gutfeld.

“Thanks internet, I cannot unsee Geraldo Rivera’s naked selfie. So much wrong. So. Much. Wrong.” — Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain.

“Geraldo throws his hat into the New York mayoral race.” — CNN’s Anthony Bourdain.

“So difference btw Geraldo & Weiner is latter DMs pics to individual women, former just lets freak flag fly on public twitter #transparency” — TPM‘s Josh Marshall.

“Trying out a new diet where I look at the Geraldo selfie whenever I have an appetite.” — Tim Siedell.

Wishing bad things on everyone sullying my timeline with Geraldo selfies. — Tony Fratto.

“Friend inquires if Geraldo selfie means he is running for mayor of NYC. Not sure; anybody know the current rules?” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep.

“Good rule of thumb: If you’re too old to know how to rotate a naked Selfie maybe don’t post naked Selfies. #Geraldo” — Danny Zuker, writer for ABC’s “Modern Family.”

Lefty radio correspondent David Shuster to Al Jazeera

“David Shuster goes to Al-Jazeera America. In response, Al-Jazeera America goes to Brazil.” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.

Convo Between a TV Journo and combative follower

JCCC629: “Chris Cuomo–Man since you joined CNN you are really combative. I like the old Chris much better. Must be the CNN culture.”

CUOMO: “@JCCC629 Trying to get people to think about issues. I defuse hostility whenever i can. The point is progress. I have not changed, friend.”

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Quotes of the Day

Bachelor Fallout: “My wife just asked me if I’m ‘here for the right reasons.’ The Bachelor is now starting to affect my marriage.” — NBC TODAY Show host and MSNBC “Morning Joe’s” Willie Geist

Editor has ties to the interloper

“Worked with @TimRosaforte back in the day. Who knew he would become ace White House reporter, scooping on pres golf with WH press shutout.” — NYT‘s Carl Hulse on the writer who scooped and pissed off some members of the White House press corps. this weekend as President Obama went to Florida to golf with Tiger Woods.

Tough choice: Eating cheesecake Vs. urinating

“I would give up cheesecake for life if it meant I never had to pee again.” — Laura Donovan, Associate Culture Editor at PolicyMic and formerly of The Daily Caller.

Deep Thoughts With AP’s Lederman

“I’ve never understood what is so “fun” about the smallest possible size of candy.” — White House reporter Josh Lederman.

Journo says good riddance to Alec Baldwin

“I am so glad 30 Rock is over. Learning that Alec Baldwin is a huge racist would’ve ruined it otherwise.” — Reason magazine’s Mike Riggs.

Russert serves as decoy for athlete

“Perkins signed my ball, then bought me a coke at the bar and used me as an excuse to discontinue convos w women for an hour.” — NBC’s Luke Russert who attended an all-star game and met retired pro-basketball player Sam Perkins. And this reference to his father, Tim Russert: “Pictures of athletes my dad kept in his office: Yogi Berra, Luke Easter, Cookie Gilchrist and Michael Jordan.”

White House scribe feels little sympathy for Jackson Jr.

“Hard to feel sorry for Jesse Jr and his $43k Rolex, King of Pop cape and mink stole. Feel sorry for the hard working constituents he screwed.” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

Journo Hate Mail

“Jamie Weinstein you are the biggest douche-nozzle of your generation. Nicely done creep.” — “mitteatsdicks” — RT by The Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein, who appeared on the HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” panel Friday night.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:55 a.m.

Political, Full House Dreaming…“Last night’s dreams: I had a pug that could talk; my CIA (spy not food) dorm room was broken into, laptop stolen; John Stamos was my brother.” — Carol Blymire, a writer in Takoma Park, Md.

Floridian website crashes

“The website has crashed at the Floridian, where Obama is staying this weekend. POTUS visits tend do that.” — HuffPost‘s Christina Wilkie with accompanying picture.

GASP! A BuzzFeed detractor

“This is what young members of the ruling class do these days: dumb down politics even more.” — Dan Kennedy, Media Nation blogger and journalism instructor at Northeastern University.

Howard Kurtz’ take on what same-sex couples should be called in news stories? Read more

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Quotes of the Day


Goff admits to major coffee drinking

“DC ranks 6th city that drinks the most #coffee accord to Bundle.com. I alone prob acct for half the city #fillherup.” — NBC Washington anchor Angie Goff.

Is Real Clear Politics Taking Washington by storm?

“Real Clear Politics…which is the vastly escalating website of political writing that is really taking over Washington. Everybody seems to read it.” — WETA “White House Chronicle Host” and syndicated columnist Llewellyn King while introducing White House Correspondent Alexis Simendinger to the program this weekend.

Baratunde breaks down over overhead bin mishap

“Been 10 mins since we were booted from our flight because jackass broke the overhead. Amazingly, he’s still alive #GateCheckGate #mobrage” — Director of Digital for The Onion Barantunde Thurston, who was stuck in the Louisville airport over the weekend. “Jackass forced his bag into overhead, breaking the unit and forcing a delay on our flight. #selfish #finishhim!” See the busted overhead bin here.

D. Shuster’s fan club (of sorts)

“David Shuster looked yummy on CNN today… even more delicious given how he ripped Fox News debate moderators for their stupidity.  Me likey!” — Anonymous reader to FishbowlDC.

Ezzy offers lunch. Down with Herman Cain!

“If Herman Cain ends this primary with more than 10 percent of the vote, I will buy everyone on this panel lunch. It will not happen.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein on fellow Boybander Chris Hayes‘s “Up with Hayes” on Sunday morning on MSNBC. This was in reaction to Cain winning the Florida Straw Poll. Seems pizza would be a good choice here. Hazy replied, “We’re going to pick the nicest four-star restaurant.”

Hair cut alert…“Nooooo!” — The Daily Caller‘s Mary Katharine Ham to colleague Laura Donovan, who wrote: “OMG @cjciaramella cut his hair and beard!” So who is sending us a picture?? CJ Ciaramella is a relatively new hire. This picture is obviously pre-haircut.

Most insightful line of WaPo Date Lab. Josh: “We definitely hugged, I felt much closer to her after the date than before.” Josh, who will no doubt make a brilliant lawyer one day, and Natalie were strangers before the date.

Lindsay Lohan Gets Involved in National Dialogue

Lindsay Lohan isn’t just a young, freckle-faced woman in and out of trouble with the law for shoplifting, partying and a DUI. She has opinions on dire subjects such as, ahem, the Federal Reserve. What’s next — Lindsay to the White House to brief President Obama? Or Lindsay on MSNBC’s “Hardball?”

Today The Daily Caller‘s Laura Donovan reports on Lohan’s thoughts on the matter. “I actually do care about gas and food prices,” Lindsay said on Twitter in response to an attacker.

See the brief posting here.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY


From one reporter to another

“@aburnspolitico Sorry, I can’t find the part in that story about his penis.” — Politico‘s Molly Ball to her colleague Alex Burns in a Wednesday tweet.

It’s roasting outside

“People wearing dark suits in the sous vide bath that is DC’s pre-summer swelter. Huh.” — WaPo‘s J. Freedom du Lac in a Wednesday tweet.

A Weiner joke where you least expect it

“It’s easier to get an email from Weiner than to get you on.” — Former CNN host Larry King on “The Daily Show” last night explaining how hard it was to get Jon Stewart on his program.

Weiner Parental Guidelines 101

“Prediction: Weiner child not allowed to use Internet for a lonnnng time.” — National Review Online’s Jonah Goldberg in a Wednesday tweet.

New kid on the block

We came across a brand new reporter on the scene this week. His name is — get this — Michael Mayday. There are too many jokes here to boil it down to just one, but let’s just say screaming “MAYDAY! MAYDAY!” during an interview with him could prove to be amusing. So would directing you to a video like this one. Or this one. But we’re going to cut him some slack. The young Michiganian has been on the job one week. Publication: The Daily Caller. Welcome to the Fishbowl Mayday!

HuffPost Hill has quite an imagination

“Satan prepared his acting reel to audition for the part of ‘Anthony Weiner’ in the inevitable Lifetime original movie about this whole mess.” — Wednesday’s edition of HuffPost Hill Edited by Eliot Nelson. So who would play Weiner and Huma and the cast of characters in a Lifetime movie? If specific actors come to mind, let us know at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com or FishbowlBetsy@gmail.com.

Ezzy likes salad

“Just found out a Chop’t opened a block away from my office. Life, or at least lunch, will never be the same. #firstworldbenefits.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein in a Wednesday tweet. We’re delighted for him and now we know where to find him at lunchtime.

The name of “The Daily Show” segment on Weiner last night: “The Wangover”

Ahh memories…

“One of the bratty boys I babysat when I was 13 is apparently in prison. I remember complaining to his sad mom that he chased me with knives.” — Laura Donovan, an editor at The Daily Caller, in a Wednesday tweet.

Schultz gets emotional about Weiner and wife, Huma

“For me and for many of us behind the scenes producing, the Anthony Weiner story is undoubtedly as sad as it gets.” — MSNBC’s Ed Schultz on his Wednesday night program. Schultz has called for Weiner’s resignation. “Please resign. Please do it. …the fact that your wife is pregnant is awesome.”

Weiner’s ex-girlfriend attacks Maureen Dowd

“For the record, a blackjack dealer and porn star are not lesser people than an aide to Hillary Clinton, as Maureen Dowd disgustingly claims.” — The Daily Beast Columnist, Fox News Democratic Political Analyst and Weiner Ex-Girlfriend Kirsten Powers in a Wednesday tweet. This is what Powers found so offensive in Dowd’s NYT column this week: “The weenie Weiner married up to Hillary Clinton’s aide, the glamorous and classy Huma Abedin, and only 11 months later got caught e-dating down with a Vegas blackjack dealer, a porn star and a couple of college students.”

Something Wicked This Way Comes

There’s a terrible storm looming over Washington, D.C., poised to wreak havoc on the city and its residents in a way that we haven’t seen since…well, since yesterday, when the waters rose up and destroyed the Georgetown waterfront.

Perhaps that was a sign of horrific things to come, as walking pillbox Charlie Sheen descends upon D.C. and brings his Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option tour to DAR Constitution Hall tonight.

WCP‘s Brandon Wetherbee says Sheen has the “best tour name of all time,” and he has all the answers to any questions you might have about why this is happening and what to expect. The name may be the only good thing about the tour.

Laura Donovan, an online editor at the Daily Caller, will be in attendance for what is sure to be a incomprehensible disaster filled with despair and human misery. She’s going, she says, “in the name of entertainment journalism.” She requested a media pass but was told by Sheen’s PR representative that no media passes were being distributed despite reports to the contrary. And, the rep added, “If you don’t want to believe me, that’s your prerogative.” Yep, that sounds like Sheen’s PR. So she bought her own ticket and plans to get reimbursed.

Donovan is hoping Sheen will talk politics, Donald Trump‘s possible candidacy in particular, and prays that he comes up with something funnier than “winning.” Fingers crossed, but we wouldn’t bet on it.

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QUOTES of the DAY

Ansel Adams? Nah. It’s CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry with a photograph he calls: “Pruning the White House Trees.”

NYT Columnist cracks on Politico in Politico interview

You’re president of the United States for enough time to make only one executive decision. What is it? “Leak all my internal memos to POLITICO. After that, I suppose I’d set up a truly effective early childhood education program. That seems to be the policy I care about most.” — NYT‘s David Brooks in an “Answer This” interview with Politico CLICK’s Patrick Gavin this week. Read here.

Howie gets break from hair grooming

“Interviewed two smart media veterans today, one for print, one for TV. Best part of my job. Don’t have to comb hair for print discussion.” — The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a Thursday tweet.

NPR host gets something off his chest

“This needs to be said after latest tape: conduct of NPR execs is disgusting.They dishonor a name built by great journalists.” — NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon in a Thursday tweet.

D. Shuster tells disciple to back off against FishbowlDC

Should I unspam report her then?” (Karen, a David Shuster follower and fan club member, referring to FishbowlDC after a heated Twitter discussion Thursday between FishbowlDC and Shuster that involved no spam.) To which Ex-MSNBCer Shuster replied, “I appreciate the support… but no need to spam report anybody tonight. Thank you.”

Arianna aggravated over aggregation accusation

“This whole thing has left me feeling, to coin a phrase, “so… aggregated.”" — HuffPost/AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington in a Thursday story in HuffPost about NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller, who bashed HuffPost in an upcoming Sunday NYT Magazine column in which he accuses her for of taking his thoughts about the web. He writes, “I feel so … aggregated. …I can’t decide whether serious journalism is the kind of thing that lures an audience to a site like The Huffington Post, or if that’s like hiring a top chef to fancy up the menu at Hooters. But if serious journalism is about to enjoy a renaissance, I can only rejoice. Gee, maybe we can even get people to pay for it.”

The Critic

“Uh, this story is thinner than a soup made from the shadow of a chicken that starved to death. Really, @TBD?” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Thursday tweet referring to this story.

The Critic II

“There’s Chris Christie, right there. You can’t miss him.” Chris Matthews being a jerk, right there. You can’t miss him. — MetroWeekly‘s Senior Political Repoter Chris Geidner in a Thursday tweet commenting on MSNBC “Hardball” Host Chris Matthews who was making fun of NJ Gov. Chris Christie‘s weight. This wouldn’t be the first time.

I’m Just a Journalist Goddammit

“Props to The Daily Caller‘s @mboyle1 for being a badass reporter all the time.” — The Daily Caller‘s Laura Donovan to her colleague, Matthew Boyle, who broke the recent spate of NPR stories. To which he demurred, “Ha thanks. I’m no badass. I just do my job- find the news and report it. But much appreciated!”