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Love Child: the Fantasy Kids of D.C. Media

Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without a seriously unrealistic pairing. So we have “Washington Chronicle’s” sexy Llewellyn King and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton. It could happen in a parallel universe, right?

By the way, her name is “Llewellynita.”

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SiriusXM’s Rizzi Gets Hitched

Over the weekend, Jared Rizzi, the White House Correspondent for the POTUS channel on SiriusXM, married Katie Devine at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton, Va. The groom tells FishbowlDC that he is currently on a “semi-honeymoon.” Katherine Caperton, Senior Producer for the POTUS channel, was in attendance and tells us that “the reception was held at the Inn at Kelly’s Ford in Remington, Va. Open bar. Appetizers and dinner were served buffet style. Tons of food, with options for non-meat eaters. Dessert was a huge selection of pies.”

It’s safe to say that considering the heatwave, most guests were wearing their lightest summer duds. (We hope no one wore seersucker.) Caperton tells us that Rizzi’s best man was Matt Kosara, whose toast was given “in the style of a radio report, complete with headphones and sound bites.”

Other journos in attendance were Amie Parnes of The Hill, Llewellyn King from WH Chronicle, Ben Dooley from Kyodo DC and Daniel Stone from Newsweek/Daily Beast.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

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MSNBC’s Schultz goes fishing

FOn Thursday night’s program, host Ed Schultz discussed jobs, tax breaks, and Rosengate and then concluded his interview with V.P. Biden by asking him a question everyone was waiting for — what does the Veep think of his show? What was Biden going to say, it’s awful?  Schultz had a hint of what the answer might be. Biden began the interview with a chummy compliment. “It’s great to be here,” Biden said. “Yes, I’m a fan.”

SCHULTZ: You like “The Ed Show?”
BIDEN: I like “The Ed Show” a lot. Man, I watch you and I tell you what, we come from, figuratively speaking, the same neighborhood, man.
SCHULTZ: Yes, we do.

Reader calls Llewellyn a ‘white knight’

“Much gratitude to Llewellyn King for taking up our cause. He is the white knight in the black forest of neglect and ignorance.” — A FBDC commenter on “White House Chronicle” host Llewellyn King taking on the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

FNC’s Ed Henry to miss Cartagena

When asked by CNN Special Events’ Jeff Kepne if he’d be going on the President’s trip to Cartagena this weekend, FNC Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry replied, “No, son has a big birthday that weekend. Will miss ya.”

What not to say in the newsroom if you want friends…

“Dreaded segue: ‘I couldn’t help but overhear…’” — NYT‘s Mark Leibovich.

Meghan McCain’s ‘grueling’ travel schedule

“Walla Walla to Seattle, 2 hour layover Seattle to Phoenix, 2 hour layover, redeye to JFK – I fear to think what I will look like when I land. This is officially one of the more grueling travel schedules I’ve had in a longgg time! I’m gonna need some Bloody Mary’s… #nomoreairports.” — MSNBC Contributor and The Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain.

Journo’s plane struck by lightening

“Flight canceled. Plane was struck by lightning. I still think we coulda made it.” — ReutersSam Youngman.

ABC’s ‘Scandal’ touches chords

“Watching #ScandalABC brings back memories of the life I used to lead in my 20s and 30s here in DC. Young, lawyer, Capitol Hill, Politics!” — Sophia Nelson, author of Black Woman Redefined and an Opinion Columnist for GRIO, Essence and others, on the new ABC Washington-centric drama, ‘Scandal,’ starring Kerry Washington.

Rob Lowe to D.C.

“Headed to DC to speak at the Horatio Alger Association awards. Scholarships for disadvantaged, best and brightest kids.” — Actor Rob Lowe.

Words of Wisdom?

“If these inane political kerfuffles didn’t exist, the media would have to invent them. Oh wait.” — Reason‘s Peter Suderman.

What I don’t understand: Reporters who think Rosen story is a phony issue, but think Limbaugh’s comments on Fluke were serious & newsworthy.” — The Weekly Standard‘s John McCormack.

Dicking Around…“If we all keep having fake wars about wars that aren’t wars at all and calling them wars we’re going to break this thing.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson.

“Now if two women were to mud-wrestle to settle a dispute over certain comments, would that be considered work?” — New York Daily News Opinion Editor Josh Greenman. (Lovely, Josh. Mud wrestling analogy – really?)

So touching…“Last month, etch a sketch got really popular Here’s hoping that today everyone thanks a stay at home mom like mine for their sacrifices.” — GOP operative and former flack to House Maj. Leader Erik Cantor Brad Dayspring. And look how well Dayspring turned out!

“Cheer up, Democrats. This looks bad, but I’m sure Bill Maher will discuss Ann Romney, her health etc., with class and grace this Friday.” — National Review Online‘s Jim Geraghty.

Age Watch

In the aftermath of Rosengate, the “war on women” deescalated into nasty superficial insults online. But there were compliments in the mix.  “It’s unreal that Ann Romney is 63-years-old. Wow.” — Breitbart.com‘s Dana Loesch. And in another Loesch special, she points out that Mitt Romney “handles” his wife well….”If Mitt Romney could handle the media as well as his wife, I wouldn’t worry about the general as much. Truthfully, I’m impressed.”

The Self-Appointed Copy Editor

“This might also be a good time to gently remind people that it’s “adviser” not “advisor.” #apstyleismylife” — GOP politico Ellen Carmichael.

 

Llewellyn Won’t Snooze Through Tiresome Disease

White House Chronicle host Llewellyn King has a fierce new interest: He has become a voice for people who suffer from an incurable disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

After writing a slew of columns for the Hearst-New York Times syndicate on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and receiving hundreds of letters of gratitude from those who suffer with the disease, he has started a dedicated YouTube channel, MECFSAlert. In various taped episodes, King says he wants to educate people and convince Congress to spend the bucks to find a cure. The channel is also a place for the afflicted to offer one another suggestions and comfort on how to best live with the disease.

“This is right up there with the most important stories I’ve ever covered,” he said. “There are a million victims in the United States – 17 million worldwide – who are the living dead. Their suffering is appalling. They need to be heard in the medical establishment, in Congress and in the general media.”

Want to wind down before your afternoon siesta? Watch him here.

Llewellyn Gets Roughed Up By Rude Horses

Watching Llewellyn King getting thrashed by unruly animals is nothing short of an early Christmas present. They should have him regularly riding wild elephants, playing with apes and feeding angry monkeys. What they really need to do is turn him into a one-man circus act.

But for now, it’s horses.

WETA “White House Chronicle” has a new promotional video out in which the host, Llewellyn, gets his news straight from the metaphorical horse’s mouth. These horses, however, are real and not afraid to beat Llewellyn up.  After they smack him around, he scolds them, saying, “I told you girls, we don’t like a lot of pushing and shoving on the program. We want civil discourse.”

 

“Politics on the Rocks” Tonight: Mason, Milbank, Henry & More

If you haven’t had your fill of Julie Mason and Sirius XM Radio posts today, you’re in luck.  Because Mason will join an all-star lineup of journo guests on POTUS Channel’s “Politics on the Rocks” tonight at 7 pm.  Kicking off the one-year countdown to the 2012 election, the show returns to the Truman Lounge at the National Press Club to broadcast live on SXM 124.

Hosted by PoliOptics’ Adam Belmar, tonight’s POTR panel includes Tim Farley, WaPo’s Dana Milbank, FNC White House correspondent Ed Henry, Hearst’s Llewellyn King, PBS’s Darren Gersh, AP’s Mark Hamrick…and of course, the lovely and talented Julie Mason.

Shake, mix, stir or sling yourself a cocktail and then tune into POTR tonight.

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Quotes of the Day

Adios WaPo! PBS’s New Prez and CEO Bo Jones mingles with Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer on the set of his new employer. He joins the network in early January after decades at the Post.

Reporter looks at glass half full

“OK, so, I’m definitely sick. But, I’m headed to the urgent care to get something to heal me. … At least the snow is pretty!” — Metro Weekly‘s White House Correspondent Chris Geidner. Geidner told FishbowlDC that he has Strep throat but is on the mend. We’re happy to hear it.

The pudding metaphor that wouldn’t die

“What’s the proof in your pudding? There seems to be no proof or pudding here. James O’Keefe needs an editor. He needs someone to say, ya know, you just don’t have it here.” — WaPo media writer Paul Farhi on CNN’s Sunday program “Reliable Sources” reacting to James O’Keefe‘s charge that HuffPost‘s Sam Stein boozes up his sources for information. Farhi wouldn’t stop talking about the pudding, which then bled into another guest, Business Insider‘s Glynnis MacNicol also discussing the “pudding.”

Number of days Politico gave GOP presidential contender Herman Cain to answer whether he’d ever been accused of sexual harassment: 10.

A TV reporter’s take on Madoff interview

“So Ruth Madoff is a lot more believable than I expected.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd on the CBS “60 Minutes” interview last night of Bernie Madoff‘s wife, Ruth, and their son, Andrew.

Journo detests rude riders

“People who ride the metro are infinitely more rude than people who ride the bus. Particularly on the westside red line.” — Roll Call‘s Amanda Becker.

Fournier snakes his drains

“Just finished snaking our drains. Got me thinking of the presidential campaign.” — NJ Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier.

Pet peeves…

“Ever notice when people have had too much caffeine & one leg is jumping up & down? Very distracting if they’re next to you while you read.” — Fox News Contributor and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino.

A new pet peeve: Anyone who calls themselves an “Upper” in daylight. “Good morning #Uppers.” — invented by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes for those who watch his program, “Up With Hayes.”

Fun in the Sun

“Well that was a long week. Yawn. Now off to see @axlrose and @gunsnroses in the Sunshine State…. If this plane ever gets off the ground.” — House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s (R-Va.) spokesman Brad Dayspring.

Always innovative.

“For Halloween I’m gonna dress up as National Journal and charge a fee to show up at your party a few hours after Politico‘s already there.” — Fake Jim VandeHei.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Suggestions for a new TV? Nothing too big.” — Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn. Seems absurd that Corn needs help purchasing a new TV? We’re sure the salesman at Best Buy can assist.

Llewellyn Rediscovers the Bus, Toilet Included

Llewellyn King, the delightfully unscripted Sunday morning political talk show host of WETA’s “White House Chronicle,” is falling in love with the bus all over again. Or, by the way he marvels over this form of transportation, perhaps for the first time.

“I’m a train person,” King declared at the top of his show this weekend. “I always ride trains. I love trains. I’ve taken them from Capetown, I’ve taken them across Europe. I take a train to work everyday, a commuter train. So it comes with some sadness that I report to you that I cannot work out any enthusiasm for high speed rail in the U.S. Too expensive. We don’t have the rights of way and we have been left behind by the Europeans, the Japanese and the Chinese.”

But then something “extraordinary” happened — he hopped on the cheap as dirt bus from D.C. to NYC. “I went from Washington to New York on a bus for 19 dollars and returned to Washington for 15 dollars, which is one dollar more than the whole eastern shuffle. We may not need fast trains. We need better trains on the tracks we have, better trains. Acela can only do 150 mph periodically.”

And who could resist those fantastic bus perks? “I can work on my computer, there is a toilet, it frequently stops for refreshments, or once for refreshments, and it’s comfortable. This is not your father’s bus. We better reexamine the beloved chuff chuff and go by bus. …It’s cheaper and it’s quite amazingly comfortable, complete with wiiii-fiiii.”

So long chuff chuff. With Llewellyn around, your days are numbered.

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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.

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QUOTES of the DAY

“I’ve never seen the water this high at Great Falls.” — SBNation’s John Taylor in a weekend tweet.


“Day of beauty with Sara Libby” – Former Roll Call scribe Elizabeth Brotherton in a weekend tweet. Getting pampered above is Politico‘s Deputy Politics Editor Sara Libby.

A TV reporter vents about off-air idiots

“Why do people find it necessary to wave their arms and jump around during reporter live shots?” — ABC7′s Mike Conneen in a series of weekend tweets. More: “And chances are no one who knows you is even watching, just strangers who think you’re a tool.” And this: “I understand if you are trying to get on camera, even though you look ridiculous in the background.” And this: “But if you’re standing off camera and your intention is simply to distract a working reporter, that’s just rude!”

Gossip Girl contemplates feathers for WHCD

“Are feathers really out? The only #WHCD dress I found that I like has black feathers on it. #firstworldproblems.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a weekend tweet.

Something to ponder…

“Is wondering if it’s possible to insert white noise into one’s brain?” — Publicist Wendy Gordon in a weekend tweet.

Intern is unraveling

“I MAY HAVE OPTED OUT OF THIS WHOLE COLLEGE THING HAD I KNOWN A THESIS WAS REQUIRED.” — FBDC intern Alec Jacobs at approximately 2 a.m. this morning. We regret his use of all-caps. But we’ll let it slide in this trying time. His thesis topic? “My thesis is on social media in political campaigns, specifically comparing how Republican presidential candidates use it in the upcoming primary compared to the 2008 primaries. Boooring,” he told me this morning. Uh oh…

Madden has turned into his father

“I’ve become my Dad. Find myself sayin stuff like: ‘Stop hearing me and start listening to me.’” — Conservative pundit Kevin Madden, a regular on the Fox News Sundaypanel, in a weekend tweet.

Palm Sunday behavior

“Observing Palm Sunday with a ritual bath, guided meditation and massage. Amen.” — Elizabeth Thorp in a weekend Facebook update. Thorp runs Poshbrood.com, the upscale travel website. She also writes travel pieces for HuffPost.

Irritated journo

“So I keep on getting all of these notifications that erinmcpike.com is on the market, and it’s annoying me to death.” — RealClearPoliticsErin McPike in a weekend Facebook update.

Host proposes sex to spice things up

“Well be back next week with more non-scintillating news for you. I think I’ll maybe try to find some more lively friends — a book about sex anyone?” — Syndicated columnist Llewellyn King in his sign off on Sunday morning’s WETA “White House Chronicle” program.

The Traffic Cop

“Lovely seeing @LobstertruckDC braving the rain on Inner Loop of Beltway this morning – obeying speed limit and driving safely.” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman in a weekend tweet.

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