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This morning’s conversation is between TIME’s Mark Halperin and media consultant Mike Feldman, a.k.a. Mr. Savannah Guthrie.

HALPERIN: “4th oldest trick in all White House PR playbooks: sr aides ‘confide’ to reporters that the president is ‘furious’ about some mess up.”

FELDMAN: “What are the top 3?”

HALPERIN: “@feldmike 1) Friday doc dump; 2) game changing leak to @nytimes or Drudge; 3) question motives/values of critics

Journo impersonates lawmakers (in a sense)

“Doing my best impression of a member of Congress by taking off Monday.” — Jared Halpern, Fox News Radio, D.C.

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“Never before has a breakfast buffet so clearly been the solution to all of my problems. #gravy” — Mandy Jenkins, interactives director, Digital First Media.

Spotted: The Romneys in Peru

“Random: friend is in Peru, on her way to Machu Picchu, and who did she see last night in town square? Mitt and Ann Romney, w/ whole clan.” — NYT‘s Michael Luo.

The Observer

“Nothing like a Rose Garden pseudo-event when sh-t hits the fan. TK-Steve Kroft walk-and-talk? (‘I know Americans are angry…I am too…’)” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:41 a.m.

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Important Q to Ponder: “Is Jeff Zucker’s plan to have every media journalist host Reliable so there can be no CNN coverage? That would be very him.” — Kate Arthur, Chief LA Correspondent, BuzzFeed.

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day — Inauguration aftermath

“Wow. CNN. Inaugration.” — CNN’s John King with the above photograph.

A nod to C-SPAN

@cspan easily wins the award for best Inaugural Parade commentary – by having none and just letting viewers enjoy it.” — House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s (R-Va.) Dep. Chief of Staff Doug Heye.

Michelle Obama’s bangs: Yay or Nay?

CNN’s Piers Morgan: “Am I allowed to not really like the bangs? I don’t really go for the bangs.” His colleague Erin Burnette disagreed: “I love them.”

Speaking of the first lady…

“Want. That. Coat.” — PBS’s Gwen Ifill.

Important Q to Ponder: “Has someone called Aretha Franklin’s hat for comment on Michelle Obama’s bangs?” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

Uh oh. “Jon Stewart is going to have a field day with this inauguration coverage. #dailyshow” — The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack.

Dance Twins

“Obama and I apparently have the same dance style. I don’t know who should be sadder about that. #inaug13″ — Mandy Jenkins, Interactives Editor, Digital First Media.

The Angry Blogger

“Why the hell has my phone kept ringing today? I offered commentary. Did I declare terrorist action on Washington and am unaware? Ph-ck!” — Washingtonian‘s Javonni Brustow, who also editor of ThePundit.com and a blogger for PopGlitz.

The Observers

  • “Pelosi got a cheer at 7th and Penn. Boehner and Cantor didn’t. Almost like this crowd is Dems. #Inauguration.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing.
  • “Once again, some Republicans are ruining this day simply because they can. Please stop complaining. It’s not just abt you. It’s abt us all.” — Democratic pundit Donna Brazile.
  • “Watching the Benediction WWR cannot help but think of the burden that any president must bear. No one can truly understand – except them.” — Paul Brandus of WestWingReports.

Speaker Boehner Crying Watch: “Speaker Boehner wiping his eyes after lunch prayer.” — HuffPost‘s Jen Bendery.

Backhanded sarcastic compliment for CNN

“CNN winning the timefill before the parade with ‘how did you come up with those hats?’” — TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

 Is Fox News getting stale?

“What about Fox News’ viewers? Are they going to go along like sheep? They now have no network that represents their perspective on what seems to be a key issue for Obama’s second term. Is it time for a new Fox?” — The Daily Caller‘s Mickey Kaus in a short post on his view that Fox News is going too far left and has a stale lineup.

In case you care about POTUS’ limo: “The windows in the President’s limo are not tinted. It’s easy to see him when he drives by.” — Former White House Press Sec. and pundit Ari Fleischer.

ABC reporter has Inauguration version of Modern Seinfeld, a USA Today reporter takes an intense picture, HuffPost ladies pose with Paula Abdul and more… Read more

HuffPost‘s Social Media Editor Bids Farewell

HuffPost‘s Social Media Editor Mandy Jenkins is calling it quits to assume a new career path. “I’ve been hired by Digital First Media to convert their many small, local newspapers into digital/social media mini-powerhouses,” she writes in a goodbye letter to colleagues. She plans on writing another, sappier, goodbye note later.

Psst…Huffpost‘s on the hunt to replace her.

See the letter…

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Former TBDer Jenkins to HuffPost

Mandy Jenkins, who led TBD’s social media operation before she was laid off last month, has accepted a job with HuffPost Politics, where she’ll again be responsible for social media. She writes on her blog that making a move after the layoff was difficult “because what [she] wanted to do next was continue working at the TBD.”  She’ll be staying in D.C.

“It was a tough choice to pick a next path that I struggled with all week, but I think it’s going to be a ton of fun,” she says.

Jenkins will remain in Washington for her new gig. Congratulations, Mandy!

TBD Editor Erik Wemple’s Fuego/Frio Feature Reaches Fevered Pitch

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Wemple’s Fuego/Frio days at Washington City Paper

Will TBD Editor Erik Wemple go to heaven or hell? Well, who cares, really. That’s to be determined, as the saying goes. But if you’re missing Wemple’s four-minute Wednesday feature – he stings, salutes and slaps local media with a fuego or frio label – you’re missing out.

Wemple started the show when he was at Washington City Paper and has resurrected it for TBD. He insists he doesn’t get into a whacked out zone pre-show, but it’s hard to believe he doesn’t psych himself up for his performance by primal screaming or doing jumping jacks. “No prep,” he wrote to FishbowlDC. “Just let it fly. Things are too hectic at tbd to take time to get in some kinda zone.”

As TBD’s Social Media Producer Mandy Jenkins put it over Twitter Wednesday, “We should run a backchannel audio feed of the laughter in the @TBD newsroom when @ErikWemple is on. #wemplewed.”

It’s addictive. Wemple, at least in this segment, is part game show host and part crazy uncle. Anything can happen. And sure, maybe you’d want to throw him out eventually, but not before watching the show.

“I have no conflict of interest with respect to those guys at Politico,” he declares in one segment. “I have no idea who those guys are!” (Allbritton, of course, owns both TBD and Politico.)

Watch Fuego/Frio late Wednesday afternoons on TBD.com.

Here’s the latest:

Forget whatever your doing. Watch another episode of Fuego/Frio after the jump…

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Quote(s) of the Day

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You scream, I scream, scribe screams for Politico’s ice cream

“I literally almost wept with envy when I realized the free ice cream the Politico people got today was from Graeters. Can’t find it here.” –TBD’s Social Media Producer Mandy Jenkins, who then added, “By the time we found out about it, it was all gone. Hence the weeping.”

TBD editor concludes Politico can’t be sweat shop

“I can’t believe @nytimes will stand by this week’s @politico slave driving story when it hears about today’s free ice cream in the newsroom.” –TBD’s Julie Westfall‘s conclusion on Politico offering its reporters free ice cream on Wednesday.

TV reporter takes heels in to the shop
“Just dropped off load of heels for repairs. Guy asked me if I’d worn them in combat.”
–ABC News Correspondent Yunji de Nies in a Wednesday tweet.

Spokesman says seersucker not a good look for pols

“Scary. many #gop members of the #congress are rocking seer sucker today. not a good look for wrinkly old men.”
–House Rules Committee Democratic Spokesman Vince Morris in a Wednesday tweet.

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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quote(s) of the Day

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Journo’s brain ‘melting’ from noise

“Brain is melting out my ears due to heavy construction going on in the @TBDDC newsroom. I might need a field trip.”
TBD‘s Social Media Producer Mandy Jenkins in a Tuesday tweet.

Scribe finds humor in candidate’s loss

“Am I the only one who thinks it somewhat humorous that Strom Thurmond’s son got beaten by a black conservative Republican?”
RedState.com‘s Erik Erikson in a Tuesday tweet about the House South Carolina race in which Tim Scott, who is black, won and Paul Thurmond (son of Strom) who lost.

Meghan McCain: ‘I’m taboo’

“I get more conservative everyday, but because I want my gay friends to have the ability to marry, I am taboo to a lot of people.” –Meghan McCain, Daily Beast columnist and daughter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in a Tuesday tweet.

Gregory at one with summer

“852p and not totally dark. I love summer solstice.”
–NBC MTP Host David Gregory in a June 21 tweet.

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TBD Hiring Up for Community Engagement Team

The Patriot-NewsDaniel Victor and Loryn Wilson from “black girl blogging.” and Change.org’s Women’s Rights blog have been hired by Allbritton as a community hosts. Wilson and Victor join Jeff Sonderman, Lisa Rowan and social media producer Mandy Jenkins on TBD’s community engagement team.