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Presumably, “The Lead” host is referring to Lauren Pratapas, his CNN publicist, but whom were the tweets – likely meant to be sent as direct messages – intended for and in regards to?
A publicist’s job, and presumably that of Pratapas, is to manage and secure press coverage for a brand or person. Were Tapper’s tweets intended for another reporter? If so, as one of CNN’s biggest talents, maybe Tapper should refer, I don’t know, to his publicist?
Pratapas’ satirical tweet in response to Gawker:
@Gawker jake who?
— Lauren Pratapas (@LPratapas) August 19, 2014
And another from CNN national political reporter Peter Hamby:
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) August 19, 2014
Friday marked the end of the 2014 FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives after a long, grueling competition for more than 50 nominees in 10 categories.
In the category for Sexiest Radio Voice, former XM-er Pamela Kirkland, now with Washington PostTV, took the win, besting WMAL’s Chris Plante with nearly 50% of the 2,500+ votes in the category. Also nominated: XM’s Julie Mason and NPR’s Ari Shapiro and Robert Siegel.
In the Cutest Couple category, NRSC’s Brad and CNN’s Lauren Dayspring maintained a lead over competition, winning against Ron, partner, Singer Bonjean Strategies, and Sara Bonjean, president, Rose Strategies, FOX News’ Ed and CNN’s Shirley Henry, and POLITICO power couple Alex Burns and MJ Lee.
Nominated for Best Writer, POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman and NYTimes Magazine’s Mark Leibovich held court against WaPo’s Nia-Malika Henderson, Yahoo’s Chris Moody, and NYTimes’ Neil Irwin. In the end, Haberman took the gold.
And in the category of Most Basic news outlet, POLITICO bested its competition, including Roll Call, The Hill, The Washington Times, PBS Newshour, and NPR.
Congratulations to all involved! May you forever be remembered for your Fishbowl Superlative.
It’s time for Round 3 of the FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives, the final round of our journey back to high school to name our colleagues for how they should really be remembered.
This time, we bring you the final four categories, Sexiest Radio Voice, Best Writing, Cutest Couple, and Most #Basic. Voting in Round 3 will be different than Rounds 1 and 2. Voting will extend only through Friday, August 15 at 6pm and results will be hidden, with updates along the way on the site and at @FishbowlDC on Twitter.
The full class of FishbowlDC 2014 Summer Superlatives winners will be announced on Monday, August 18. Happy voting!
Sexiest Radio Voice
- Brad (NRSC strategist) and Lauren (CNN publicist) Dayspring
- Ron (partner, Singer Bonjean Strategies) and Sara (president, Rose Strategies) Bonjean
- FOX News’ Ed and CNN’s Shirley Henry
- POLITICO power couple Alex Burns and MJ Lee
CNN White House correspondent Michelle Kosinski wed retired investment banker turned philanthropist Kimbell Rush Duncan Saturday at the Anderson House in Washington.
Kosinski donned a floral crown – designed by a milliner in Krakow – a Polish tradition reflecting her heritage. Female guests were all given their own floral crowns to wear throughout the night and men were greeted with their own boutonnieres.
The menu consisted of a salad of avocado and hearts of palm; Chilean sea bass with sweet corn, chanterelles, asparagus, purple sticky rice and lemongrass broth; and wedding cake with vanilla buttercream and fresh berries.
In attendance: CNN DC bureau chief Sam Feist, Wolf Blitzer and wife Lynn Blitzer, CNN’s Dana Bash and boyfriend actor Spencer Garrett, CNN’s Jim Sciutto and wife Gloria Riviera; Fox News’ Ed Henry and wife CNN’s Shirley Henry; CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Kevin Sheridan; CNN’s Lauren Pratapas and husband Brad Dayspring, NRSC strategist; CNN’s Gloria Borger, Jim Acosta, Edie Emery, Laura Bernardini, David Chalian, Jay Shaylor, Federico Quadrani, and Becky Brittain; and NBC’s Kristen Welker.
In celebration of BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson‘s 28th birthday, friends gathered for a surprise party yesterday at Pinstripes in Georgetown.
Hosted by CNN’s Matt Dornic and Katelyn Rieley, guests included newlyweds CNN’s Lauren Pratapas and NRSC spokesman Brad Dayspring, WaPo’s Jackie Kucinich, Jared Allen, Chris “Gindy” Gindlesperger, Matt Haller, Andrew Kovalcin, Jacob Wood, Zach Graves, Daily Caller’s Chris Bedford, and Michael Steel.
If you weren’t one of the hundreds of what’s-his-names and so-and-sos who rolled up to the Carnegie Library in an Uber black car last night, it could mean one of three things.
1) You are old. We’re not talking John McLaughlin old…just over 40.
2) Your ambitious boozing and party hopping are not worthy of recognition in print.
3) You were recently arrested. (Too soon?)
Otherwise, like FishbowlDC, you were downing as many fine bourbons as your liver would allow at Washington Life’s ”Young and the Guest List” fete. With countless bars, trippy body painting, and sequins from here to tomorrow, the historic venue played host to WL‘s fave overachievers under 40: 217 business leaders and entrepreneurs, 42 White House and Capitol Hill staffers, 29 media pros, 6 restaurateurs, 8 athletes, 5 diplomats, 10 members of Congress, and 18 artists.
Representing the Fourth Estate were CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Peter Hamby, Lauren Pratapas and Matt Dornic, WaPo’s Jackie Kucinich, Politico’s Patrick Gavin and his much better and more attractive half – Anne Gavin, Nikki Schwab from U.S. News….and others. Yes many, many others who escape our bourbon-laced memory.*
Check out the pics below!
Lauren Pratapas, part of CNN’s “political ticker” blog team, is leaving the network for a job on Capitol Hill. FishbowlDC has confirmed that Pratapas will join the Majority Whip’s office as a new media director for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
“We are thrilled that Lauren is coming on board and feel very lucky to have her,” said McCarthy spokeswoman Erica Elliott.
Congrats to Lauren!