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“…Choosing a tie like that — one that’s impossible to ignore — when you’re resigning just suggests one thing: maybe you actually enjoy all this attention. Which means you really are an a–hole, after all.” — Esquire‘s Kurt Soller in a Thursday afternoon Style blog post.

SOUP or SLOP? Thursday’s disgusting-looking Senate Soup of the Day brought to us by The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio correspondent Todd Zwillich.

The Weiner scandal goes Dutch

“You can hear ‘gehackt’ as well, meaning hacked.” — A FishbowlDC reader from the Netherlands discussing a Dutch broadcast of the Weiner story in which the understandable words were few and far between. Others included “boxer shorts” and “Weiner” and “Clinton.”

A scribe’s tabloid dream

“I wish Weiner would drive a white Bronco to the press conference.” — TWT op-ed writer Emily Miller in a Thursday tweet.


“Weiner’s presser @ Quentin and E. 10th St… Right near where my cousin used to buy pot.” — Politico White House scribe Glenn Thrush in a Thursday tweet.

Journo Love

“Big congrats to @NorahODonnell, she’ll be only woman to have ‘chief’ in front of WH corr for a major network!” — RealClearPoliticsErin McPike in a Thursday tweet after learning that O’Donnell will the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News.

Breitbart emotes in Weiner aftermath

“I do feel vindicated on this. …Do I feel sorry for him? Yes. … How can you not feel for a person who has fallen from the highest of the highs in politics to the lowest of the low.” — BigGovernment‘s Andrew Breitbart on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last night. Breitbart gave CNN’s Dana Bash and Ted Barret a major shout-out for uncovering the truth about the Weiner story.

And now, a professional opinion on this mess…

“From the beginning, I’d been hoping that he would put his personal life ahead of his career. ” – Dr. Drew Pinsky on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” last night.

Blitzer assesses political sex scandals

“This is an equal opportunity kind of stupidity. Both parties are guilty of these kinds of scandals.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “Piers Morgan Tonight” last night.

NJ reporter suffers from Weiner fatigue

“#Weiner called Pelosi and Israel as they attended White House picnic thrown for members of Congress. No hot dog jokes, pls.” — NJ Congressional Reporter Major Garrett in a Thursday tweet.

Is there such a thing as a Weiner snow day?

“If it’s going to be another Weiner day, does that mean the rest of us can chill and watch the Open?” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman in a Thursday tweet.


“Biggest loser in #WeinerGate has to be Cenk Uygur of @TheYoungTurks. He’s wildly unpopular, even inside MSNBC, & now a new host is available.” — Conservative writer and radio host Derek Hunter in a Thursday tweet.

The Critic

“I’m not sure how Fox & Friends can say Anthony Weiner’s seat “may lead to a special election.” It will have to. There isn’t any gray area.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo-Lazar in a Friday morning tweet.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Dear grown ass man @ urinal next to me. In the future don’t pull your pants down. That’s [why] the baby jesus made zippers.” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton in a tweet from earlier this week.


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Morning Reading List, 02.29.08


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  • You think Brit Hume and Major Garrett are hotter than Carl Cameron and Chris Wallace.


  • The New York Post reports, “Nielsen Business Media has shaken up the ranks at some of its prized trade magazines, naming former Variety group publisher Gerry Byrne as head of the company’s new entertainment group, which includes The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “annett Co., the owner of USA Today, named Robert J. Dickey president of its newspaper division, succeeding Sue Clark-Johnson, who is retiring.”

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  • The Institute on Political Journalism is hosting a happy hour for journalists at the Science Club on Thursday, March 6 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. RSVP by Tuesday, March 4 to Joe Starrs at 202.986.0384 or, or to Katherine Connell at

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  • The Austin Statesman TV writer Diane Holloway writes, “Somebody needs to tell Tim Russert that it’s not all about him. Oh, OK. Let me be the one … During last night’s Democratic debate on MSNBC, Russert was beyond obnoxious. I know he thinks he’s just being a tough journalist, boring into the candidates with long-winded questions and barking, bug-eyed follow-ups. But really, he’s just being rude.”

  • Mark Dawidziak, The Plain Dealer’s Television Critic, writes, “It turned into a good political scrap, thanks to the crisp campaign jabs scored in the second half by Democratic opponents Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. But it started out as lousy television, thanks to stumbling in the first half by moderators Tim Russert and Brian Williams. … What happened Tuesday night at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center? From the opening bell, NBC’s Russert and Williams let the combatants set the rules. In the parlance of the boxing ring, they allowed Clinton and Obama to dance for 16 minutes, tediously dwelling on differences in their health plans.”

  • wrote, “The hype all day long throughout the media was that there would be fireworks at the MSNBC Democratic debate last night. Who would attack first? Who would lose their cool? Some people predicted Obama, most predicted Clinton, but who would have guessed that Tim Russert would be the lunatic of the evening.”

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  • Jack reports, “This morning, National Geographic will announce a digital initiative they hope will push their Web traffic to new heights. It’s part of a revamp the venerated brand has been undergoing since last Fall with reorganizations, repositioning, management changes and new sales programs. Many of the new initiatives are on its Web sites, which have seen traffic soar since early last year. A significant part of the growth has been from user generated content, especially the ‘Your Shot’ area on the National Geographic Magazine Web site, where people submit photos that are sifted by editors and voted on by users. A select few get published in the magazine.”

  • Wall Street Journal’s Lee Gomes writes, “In New-Media World, Everyone Is Sounding Like a Beltway Insider”

  • Huffington Post’s Rachel Sklar reports, “McCain’s Iraq Barack Attack Shows A Crack”

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  • Folio reports, “While dozens of magazines have partnered with YouTube in recent months to create brand channels, the $1.6 billion video-sharing site wants more.”

  • The Press Gazette reports, “Bidding for Reed Elsevier’s US magazines — which are currently on the market — is understood to be slow. Titles on the auction block include Variety, the American show biz daily and Publishers’ Weekly. At least one major American company Conde Nast, which everyone thought might be interested, has said it does not even plan to bid.”

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