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Hope you’re enjoying a three-day Columbus Day weekend. Happy Birthday to Chris Wallace (h/t Playbook). And now, hopefully, everything you need to know in DC media today in one post…

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NEWSPAPERS

How’s M. E. Sprengelmeyer doing at with the Guadalupe County Communicator? NYT catches up with the former Rocky Mountain News Washington correspondent.

TV

Fox News vs. the White House…

Above, White House communications director Anita Dunna again commented on Fox News, this time on CNN’s “Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz” on Sunday. “The reality of it is that Fox often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party,” Dunn said in the interview posted above.

NYT: “Attacking the news media is a time-honored White House tactic but to an unusual degree, the Obama administration has narrowed its sights to one specific organization, the Fox News Channel, calling it, in essence, part of the political opposition.”

In other TV news…

PBS’ “Frontline” premieres a new season tomorrow with “Obama’s War,” a documentary on the war in Afghanistan, which includes an interview with General Stanley A. McChrystal. Preview here.

ABC’s Cynthia McFadden will sit down with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Moscow for an interview to air on “Nightline,” “GMA” and “World News Tonight” Wednesday. More dets here.

Is Lou Dobbs moving to Fox Business Channel? The CNN anchor apparently met with Roger Ailes.

Take two. People.com reports Jimmy Kimmel‘s dating a longtime staffer.

How does NBC’s Savannah Guthrie read the news on the “Today Show” set? No shoes and polka dot socks, Mike Allen revealed in Playbook this weekend.

FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst makes her debut on “Today.” And she gets rowdy with NBC’s Hoda Kotb.

Jamie Gangel had an exclusive with Rush Limbaugh for “Today” and NBC platforms. Part one is here and part two airs tomorrow. On the media, Limbaugh said, “I know how to yank their chain” (h/t TVNewser).

And that was CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo hosting NBC’s coverage of the Columbus Day Parade in NY today.

ONLINE

Politico on Think Progress.

HuffPost has launched a new section today on hot-button issues. “Impact” includes a widget so that readers can “plot a course of action,” if they want to donate to a cause, for example (h/t NYO).

And HuffPost notes: “Progressive bloggers were in an uproar Sunday night after a White House “adviser,” speaking on condition of anonymity, urged them to “take off their pajamas” and get serious about politics. NBC White House correspondent John Harwood relayed the quote during a segment he shot for Nightly News following a massive gay rights rally in Washington.”

CBS’ Michelle Levi made her debut in front of the camera on “Washington Unplugged” Friday. She’s one of the daily webcast’s producers.

NEWS NOTES

Richard Gere turns the camera on two of our fave Politico reporters.

And this is definitely worth a click… Fun with Photostop, President Obama and other awards, courtesy of Time, here.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Mark your calendars… CBS’ Bob Schieffer, TPM‘s Christina Bellantoni, TWT‘s Stephanie Green and Liz Glover, Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz, Hotline‘s Quinn McCord, Mother Jones’ David Corn, Politico‘s Chris Frates and Politics Daily’s Lynn Sweet and Melinda Henneberger are among some of the journos coming out for “Karaoke in the Capital” Wednesday, October 21st. Check back tomorrow for some dets (and trash talking).

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Guess Whose Cubicle…

In 2007, during the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, FishbowlDC ran a picture of M.E. Sprengelmeyer‘s “cubicle” when he was Des Moines bureau chief of the Rocky Mountain News. After the election, Sprengelmeyer returned to his job as Washington correspondent, but quite unfortunately, as you know, the Rocky Mountain News was shut down in February.

Starting this week Sprengelmeyer has a new “cubicle” as the owner, editor and publisher of the Guadalupe County Communicator, a tiny weekly on Route 66 in his home state of New Mexico.

In this picture, you can see three Rocky Mountain News street distribution boxes that will be repurposed to distribute Sprengelmeyer’s new paper.

“It Feels Like Somebody Has Ripped Your Heart Out and Stomped On It”

Yesterday on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz spoke with Andrea McCarren, M.E. Sprengelmeyer and Ernie Bjorkman about losing their jobs.

McCarren was recently let go from WJLA. “You never expect it to happen to you. And that is one of my major regrets, is I didn’t have a Plan B, because like a lot of these guys, I worked hard, was fiercely loyal to my company, was available for work and volunteered for extra shifts 24/7. You don’t think it’s going to happen to you. And as one of the viewers had written to me, you don’t understand what it feels like until you’ve gotten the word. And he described it, I think appropriately, as it feels like somebody has ripped your heart out and stomped on it.”

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Show Us Your Cubicles: Jonathan Allen

M.E. Sprengelmeyer Wants To Sing With INXS

From Hotline’s Friday Feature:

    M.E. Sprengelmeyer is the political corr. for the Rocky Mountain News and Scripps Howard News Service. Since April ’07, he has been stationed in a lonely “home office” in Des Moines where he chases the GOP and Dem ’08ers down the “Back Roads to the White House.” Sprengelmeyer has spent much of his career with Scripps Howard: as a stringer for his home-town Albuquerque Tribune, projects reporter for the Ventura County Star, reporter and then DC corr. for the Rocky Mountain News/Scripps Howard News Service. He previously worked at the Antioch (Calif.) Daily Ledger-Post Dispatch and weekly Santa Fe Reporter. But today he’s our Friday Feature: …

    What reality TV show could you win?

    The 1976 presidential debate in Philadelphia, which featured 27 minutes of awkward silence after the microphones went on the fritz. Or “Rock Star INXS.”