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Royal Baby Coverage Grips The Media

Perhaps BBC’s Simon McCoy summed up today’s Royal Baby coverage best when he said on air, “Plenty more to come from here, none of it news… But that won’t stop us.”

That mentality also applies across the pond where American media, which was completely sucked into the Royal Wedding two years ago, is totally obsessed with Kate Middleton in labor news. Many live blogs have emerged and are being updated with the latest information, scenes from outside the hospital and even pictures of readers’ babies.

We found live blogs (or live coverage by TV networks) here:

The Atlantic

The Guardian

HuffPost

The Daily Beast

ABC News

CNN

MSNBC

BBC

A host of other U.K. publications (which definitely have a more compelling reason to be live-blogging this than U.S. publications) have also appeared. Read more

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QUOTES of the DAY


Whose got the ugliest, most loathsome facial/neck/seeping into chest hair in America? Meet America’s non-journalist Ian Murphy, the Buffalo Beast’s prank caller who appeared on MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Wednesday night. Please, Murphy, buy a razor, this is terrifying.

Number of days since @DCJourno has tweeted: 9 (His/her last utterance was on FishbowlDC with this interview by intern Alec Jacobs. We don’t think Alec’s interview caused the disappearance, but we hope the anonymous D.C. tweeter will return soon.)

Tapper Block Watch

“This is spamming and if u keep doing it i will block you.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper to a follower named @Chani_11 Wednesday. Tapper is known for his no nonsense Twitter personality.

Prank on a prank

“Just got a call from David Koch. What does he want at this hour?:-)” — Syndicated columnist and Strategic Communications Strategist for Bullfight Strategies Karl Frisch in a Wednesday tweet.

Reporter wins the morning, noon & night

Politico‘s @mollyesque wins the morning/noon/night with Vanity Fair shout-out for her lede about Reid and hookers.” — Politico Deputy Congressional Editor Martin Kady goes all out in a Wednesday tweet “Win the BLANK” analogy about reporter Molly Ball, linking to this.

“Man” panel

“Im the least manly person alive, but what the hell/RT@LetsTalkLiveDC We’re gearing up for a “Man Panel”w/Adrian Loving @Bkownacki & @PWGavin” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a Wednesday tweet. Fellow man panel members are Brendan Kownacki (“media adviser, strategist, producer, commentator and self-proclaimed futurist”) and Adrian Loving (self-proclaimed DJ, “social stylist” and graphic design professor. In 2009 he told Washingtonian that he dances in front of the mirror daily.)

TBD fallout

“And, the next shoe drops at @tbd: major layoff.” — Former TBD GM Jim Brady in a Wednesday tweet.

TBD has not failed. A venture has to be given a chance to succeed before it can fail.” — Robert Frost? Not really. These are the words of TBD‘s Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry.

“Really disgusted by some Tweeps gloating over what happened @TBD. We all work in the media. Any one of us could get laid off any day #awful” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a Wednesday tweet.

Jim Brady reveals true feelings about Mark Judge

“So let me get this right…Your biggest failing is not being the New York Press?” — Community Journalist Jen Connic in a Wednesday tweet to Jim Brady in reference to Mark Judge, who writes opinion pieces for The Daily Caller. Judge trashed TBD in a story Wednesday in which he wrote about applying to TBD for a job. Brady’s response to Connic: “Apparently. And that I didn’t hire him. He’s lucky I don’t publish the e-mails he sent me before I blew him off.” Another line from Brady: “Best is the “he’s an idiot” part followed by his desire for a job under said idiot. I think that technically makes him an idiot.” And this: “Damn, now I see my mistake. I didn’t listen to a guy who wanted a job at TBD despite my apparent hackery: Silly me.”

A scribe’s dishwasher nightmare

“All-day, Kafkaesque nightmare buying a Sears dishwasher today. And still not done installing it.” — Congressional Quarterly‘s John Donnelly in a Wednesday Facebook update.

Bret Baier: hooked on golf

“Watching the replay of the golf. Was trying to go to bed early but I am hooked. Can’t wait for good weather and green fairways.” — FNC anchor Bret Baier in a Wednesday night tweet. (Baier is more than a decent golfer. He lettered on four teams at DePauw University and is a member at Congressional Country Club.)

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“For the record, everything I type after 10 p.m. should be tagged #latenighttweet and considered accordingly.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg in a vital Wednesday night tweet at 11 p.m. (This item was in direct defiance to Metro Weekly writer Chris Geidner‘s request.)

Media assoc. at war with her clothes

“Tried on seven different outfits this am. Bad way to start off the day.” — Rachel Slobodien, senior media associate at Heritage Foundation in a Thursday morning tweet.

The week in birthday wishes…

The Hill‘s Molly Hooper and TWT‘s Ben Birnbaum. Happy Birthday!

Judge Goes Personal on TBD

Mark Judge, a videographer who writes opinion pieces for The Daily Caller,  once wanted a job at TBD. In fact, he contacted then-GM Jim Brady last summer, who essentially said, thanks, but no.

Sour grapes? Judge has judgements about TBD — few positive. Examples: He says Brady should have “listened” to him. What’s more, he writes, sex writer Amanda Hess is “humorless.”

As for Brady, he says: “Brady had to truly embrace the freedom that was at his disposal. Hyperlocal is fine, and news, weather and sports are wonderful — all staples of any news organization and good for hits. But the truly exciting thing was that the freedom of the Internet would allow him to expand and include some exciting and unusual voices.”

Read the full story here.

What Does Jay Carney Do On Weekends?

Last weekend, soon-to-be White House Press Secretary and former TIME Magazine Washington bureau chief Jay Carney was at the 9:30 Club for a battle of the bands put on by Bach to Rock. His son Hugo plays in a band called Twenty20, which finished in third place in the elementary school division. Which begs the question: elementary school kids have bands?

The kids participating in the battle all must go to the D.C. School For Children Of Journalists.

Valerie Strauss, education reporter at WaPo, was also at the battle. Her daughter Becca Levy sings for R.A.T.E.D., a high school-aged band which also came in third place in its division.

Former CBS correspondent and CNN anchor Joie Chen showed up as well. Her son Evan Goldberg plays bass for another band in the elementary school division, the F-35s.

Mark Judge “the guy who writes for the Daily Caller a lot,” has posted what is essentially a mini-documentary on his YouTube account. Chen’s son appears around the 5:35 mark wearing a camouflage shirt and Strauss’ daughter sings a song called “Heartbreaker” near the end of the video.

Daily Caller’s Ballsy Take on Russert

These days, nothing in Washington appears to be untouchable — not even the subject matter of MSNBC’s Luke Russert and his inevitable tie to his late father, Tim Russert. On Wednesday, The Daily Caller went there. To that place that lifts the veil on that quiet, careful talk that goes on way off the record and behind the scenes. Some journalists around town were shocked by it.

Good or bad, kind or unkind, how ballsy was it?

“I always thought Tim Russert was something of a phony,” writes Mark Judge in an Opinion column. “His humility, grounded in his schmaltzy love for his hometown of Buffalo, always seemed excessive — and more than a little dishonest.”

Among the pieces of advice that the ironically-named Judge offers to Luke: “Please Luke, don’t write a book about fathers. The Russert tradition of maudlin odes to the folksy common sense of our silently suffering progenitors has passed. Another Russert volume about the timeless lessons of life, baseball, and living while learning the life lessons dad taught me and there will be a worldwide diabetic coma.”

Read the story here.