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Not exactly health food

“The kids are winners of a contest to create “original lunchtime recipes that are healthy affordable and tasty. Guess my grilled cheese with bacon, chocolate morsels and mini-marshmallows didn’t stand a chance.”  – CBS’s Mark Knoller, tweeting about the Kids’ “State Dinner” at the WH that will feature healthy food creations from students.

Brothers from Another Mother?

“Cab driver naming “great politicians:” Marion Berry (sic) and Bill Clinton #onlyinDC” – Politico’s Ginger Gibson

Who’s Your Daddy?

“Random kid in the supermarket line just turned to me and said, “Are you my daddy?” – Politico’s Byron Tau

Fashion is her Passion

“Can we take a 20-sec. TO to talk about the female Dem Sen fuchsia jacket trend?” – Roll Call’s Meredith Shiner, who posted this pic of a BRIGHT Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

 

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Journo shares his squid: “This is the best crispy squid/calamari I’ve ever had.” — WaPo designer Tim Wong.

Late-night *&^%$# WH Pool Report

“Your pooler is delighted to report that the arrival was entirely uneventful. After a nighttime approach that reminded your pooler just how *&^%$# privileged he is to have this job, Marine One touched down on the South Lawn at about 9:04 pm Clustered journos got a quick wave as President Obama walked into the residence, trailed by the usual gang (Carney, Plouffe, etc)… (‘*&^%$#’ is pronounced ‘golldurn’)” — Yahoo! NewsOlivier Knox.

No fruit for Zeke?

“I just don’t understand, Zeke Miller, next to me on the plane says ‘I don’t eat fruit.’ But it’s so delicious.” — Politico‘s Ginger Gibson on Buzzfeed‘s Zeke Miller.

From the Dept. of Insanity

“Let’s face it. We’re all a little bored with the Olympics. So at 1015 tonight switch over to Fox News & see me on @gretawire’s show.” — Bloomberg TV Contributor Neil Barofsky, whose name on account of this tweet should be Barfsky.

Skittle overload

“I have that feeling I’ve eaten too many Skittles on a long car trip — about this campaign.” — NYT‘s Mark Leibovich.

Newsflash: GOP Victory Chair and possible Lt. Gov candidate Pete Snyder is officially a Fox Contributor as of this week. He says  ”I feel like I just got drafted by the New York Yankees.”

Travel encounters…

“Child in line won’t stop staring. Maybe she’s blinded by my beauty. Maybe she’s terrified by the job I did putting on mascara in the dark.” — Erica Elliott, Comm Director for House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Journo marvels over new cab

“Just hopped in a cab, and it is literally brand new. I’m his first ride. What are the odds? Not used to good non-Uber forms of DC transport.” — Politico apparently very high James Hohmann.

Ahh…memories

“Last party at an aquarium I attended ended when an employee micturated on the penguins #tampa” — NJ‘s Jim O’Sullivan. The definition of micturate is: urinate.

Obama makes sock joke to press

“As press looked on, Pres Obama mock-boasted ‘No holes the my socks. My grandmother would be proud.’” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller. AFP‘s Stephen Collinson further explains the moment in a White House Pool Report: “When he was done, he stopped to get his shoes and sat down on the edge of the mat right in front of the pool to put his shoes on in a rather unusual photo op. CBS’s Peter Maer commented  ‘very presidential Sir.’” And Obama responded above.

 

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“Good morning. A cup of coffee with my son Daniel outside- before getting ready for work. Thoughts on the day?” Love those dinosaur pj’s! — FNC’s Bret Baier on Friday morning.

The King of Buzz Returns

“Emerging from a week off the grid, doesn’t seem like I missed much.” — Buzzfeed Political Editor Ben Smith, who is apparently disappointed in all of us. Grab the tissues.

The Fix Hits Grocery and Destroys Day for Everyone

WaPo The Fix’s Chris Cillizza ventured out to the supermarket over the weekend and made sure to make the culinary experience fun-filled for everyone. Just see the reactions — they’re funnier than Cillizza’s original news.

Cillizza: “Taking a 3 year old and a newborn to the grocery store by yourself should be an Olympic sport. #London2012.”

“@TheFix Just sat next to a family with about a 3 y/o at Wegmans seafood bar. Shouldn’t be a sport, should be a crime.” — Col. Morris Davis.

“@TheFix maybe for a man; for women it’s called ‘errands’” — flack and news junkie Wanda Moebius putting Cillizza in his place. Wanda is a VAP at the Advanced Medical Technology Association. She’s formerly senior direcot at PHRMA, senior director at Dittus and managing director at Hill & Knowlton.

Dicking Around in the Airport

“In airport line women in flats look down on women In high platform heels teetering above them.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson. This was a toss-up between “Unnecessary Tweet of the Day” and “Dicking Around” but we’re sticking with his feature name.

Reporter has fun with sugar

“Thanks for the helpful tip, bag of sugar!” — HuffPost‘s Jeff Young. If you can’t make it out clearly, the bag reads: “Great for baking.”

Mark Knoller doesn’t watch Army Wives?

“TV choices tonight include Cupcake Wars and Ice Road Truckers. Hard to choose.” — CBS White House Radio Reporter Mark Knoller in apparent wrenching internal conflict Sunday night.

We’re hanging on your every word, Howie

“Torn between Olympics tweeting and TV critics tweeting about Charlie Sheen, and Russell Brand mocking Palin. Both competitive sports.” — The Daily Beast/Newsweek, Daily Download and CNN’s Howard Kurtz.

Self-appointed media critic

“Judging by the people’s reaction, we are ready to vote out Obama and the media that cover him. #Onetermforallofthem.” — Short-lived Mitt Romney aide and former UN Spokesman Richard Grenell.

NPR’s Norris disses Ben & Jerry

“No disrespect to Ben & Jerry’s but you can keep your $6 ice cream cones. Two bucks will set you up nicely at DQ.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

Press Sec. praises the Twitter Gods

“I got a warning email from @twitter within a minute of the first tweet from my hacked account going out. Amazing.” — Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) Comm. Director Ian Koski.

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Boybander Heaven: “Looks like a smug hipster had an accident on my TV screen.” — The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor with accompanying photograph.While subbing for MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow last night, Rep. Ezra Klein (D-WaPo) interviews Chris Hayes, Maddow’s long lost twin.

Self-appointed Media Critic

“Warren Buffett and @MorningJoe should get a room.” — Mail Online U.S. Executive Editor Toby Harnden.

Life at White House like bowl of cherries

After White House Press Sec. Jay Carney told FNC’s Ed Henry during a Monday briefing that he was cherry picking numbers, Reuter‘s Sam Youngman had a bright idea: “If there isn’t a jar of cherries in the booth for @edhenryTV by the end of the day, I’ll be disappointed in the wh press corps.”

Important Question to Ponder: “But how does Washington feel about Joan Rivers?” — Politico‘s Dylan Byers. Rivers appeared at Sixth & I Synagogue last night to celebrate the release of her new book, I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me.

Idiots on Twitter: This one’s for you

“I have to admit that I have been stunned by the amount of people who tweet or email opinions about a story who clearly did not read story.” — Pittsburgh Tribune’s Salena Zito.

The Observer

“Just saw a guy with one of those steel suitcases handcuffed to his wrist – Hope Diamond? Nuke codes? Never know in DC.” — FNC’s Shannon Bream.

Arianna weighs in on sleep again

“Maybe we need to expand ‘Friends don’t let friends drive drunk’ to “Friends don’t let friends drive sleep-deprived.” — HuffPost/AOL’s Arianna Huffington, who insists that humans need seven hours of sleep. That’s one more hour than Politico‘s Exec. Editor Jim VandeHei insists upon for avid sleeper Mike Allen.

Real Life Bullsh!%t

“Officially Monday now = full glass of water spilled on mouse pad and my shorts ripped down thigh as they caught on doorknob- lkg fwd to Tues!” — Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine. 

Fox News’s Ed Henry in the Hot Seat: Is WHCD In Need of a Major Change?

Tom Brokaw started a conversation Sunday when he declared that the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner had gone beyond what it needs to be in terms of being a celebrity-driven clubby fiasco. Many journalists agreed.

Fox News’s Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry, the incoming president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, shot off a series of tweets Monday defending the event, noting that it raises thousands of dollars in journalism scholarships. He did say, however, that as president, he welcomes criticism to make improvements.

Unfortunately, he might not have fully meant it. To several criticisms, Henry offered up a defense of the dinner.

“You all look like hypocrites. You’re supposed to be challenging power, not schmoozing with Lindsay Lohan and the 1%,” wrote one tweeter.  Henry replied, “I try to challenge power ev day. How does a dinner erase our work in briefing room etc?”

“Just my opinion the #WHCD takes away from the dignity of the Presidency, its a serious job effecting the lives of real people,” tweeted another follower of Henry’s. To which he responded, “Respectfully disagree. President Bush poked fun at self, President Obama has graciously done same. 1 night doesn’t hurt presidency.”

Even when CBS’s respected White House radio reporter Mark Knoller suggested a vote by the WHCA to either end the dinner or refocus it on journalism rather than celebrities, Henry responded, “Appreciate your views, especially you. but y consider whether to ‘continue’ dinner — how else do we raise $ for scholarships?”

But in the Fishbowl, we’re all about helping people. And we want you to help us help Henry. Vote in our Fish Poll below on the most effective ways to improve next year’s WHCD. We’ll run the results tomorrow.

Fresh Takes on Food Pay Big at Food Network

If you’re as crazy without your coffee (or doughnut, or chocolate covered strawberries, or oysters…) as CBS Radio’s Mark Knoller is, why not channel that obsession into a byline for Food Network Magazine?

The pub pays at least $1.50 per word and, although it isn’t easy to break into, editors there are always hungry for fresh takes on everything from food news to kitchen trends.

“We’re a hard pitch. I can probably count on one or two hands how many pitches we’ve accepted since we launched,” said deputy editor Tracy Saelinger. “That said, we welcome ideas from writers, but they just have to be newsy, quirky and fun. We get pitched lots of tired trends that feel like old news.”

Get more details in How To Pitch: Food Network Magazine.

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Starbucks Apologizes to Knoller for $50 Debacle

The case of Starbucks versus the White House reporter who only had a 50-dollar bill for breakfast is over. Earlier in the week, FBDC’s Peter Ogburn reported that Mark Knoller went to breakfast at Starbucks near the White House. But when he went to pay up, they wouldn’t accept his bill. So Knoller did what any self-respecting CBS Radio White House correspondent would do — he wrote to Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner over Twitter about the legitimacy of his money.

And then he basically refused to say anymore. He said he didn’t want to make a big deal about it. Writing to the Secretary of Treasury is, of course, not a big deal thing to do.

Today the hullabaloo concluded with Knoller hearing back from a Starbucks “official.” Does Starbucks have officials or just in Washington? Nonetheless, here’s what the official had to say. Ever the teddy bear type, Knoller thanks Starbucks for the call. Shouldn’t he at least get a triple espresso strawberry mochachino for this?

“Just got a call from a Starbucks VP who says their store should have “absolutely” accepted my $50 bill the other day. The Starbucks official was courteous and apologetic over the episode and said its employee should not have turned down my fifty. Thanks for the call, Starbucks. Much appreciated.”

Starbucks Faces Wrath of White House Reporter

CBS Radio White House Correspondent Mark Knoller has become legendary for his rants on Twitter. Today, he is having a hard time with his local Starbucks. On his way into the White House, Knoller stopped off for breakfast and tried to use a 50 dollar bill (must be nice) to pay for his breakfast, which was less than 10 dollars. When they explained they don’t take bills as large as $50, he took to Twitter and did what any normal person would do — he wrote the Secretary of Treasury.

We’re sure Tim Geithner is going to get RIGHT on this, Mark. Knoller continues,

Lucky for Knoller, he had ten singles in his pocket and was able to pay the bill with that. We’re guessing he didn’t tip.

We asked Knoller for comment on how he resolved his breakfast crisis, but he grew sheepish about responding. “I don’t want to make more of this than a few tweets,” he wrote FBDC. “But thanks.” (Really? You don’t want to make more out of this, but you do what any self-respecting White House reporter would and you write the Treasury Secretary about it? Just a little late for backtracking now.)

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Tweet of the Day: “Lethargic”Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

A piece of advice

“Savvy therapists should run digital ads targeting those who run Google analytics on their inboxes.” — communications specialist Tracy Sefl.

Inspiration…

“Redemption is a real thing. It took me years, but I’m starting to resemble the man I want to be.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jason Howerton.

Ali annoyed by snorer

“Hey! Man snoring like a jack-hammer next to me- STOP IT!” — Ali Wentworth, comedian and wife to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Free Beacon Managing Editor on Hilary Rosen Crisis PR

“On the ropes, it would’ve been the perfect time for Ms. Rosen to take a nap, take a vacation, take a trip to the moon, anything to get out of the spotlight.” — Free Beacon Managing Editor Sonny Bunch in an op-ed in TWT Monday regarding RosenGate in which he denounces how she handled her own “scandal.”

On ABC Jake Tapper’s animals…

“An animal house divided” –NBC’s Savannah Guthrie in reaction to this: RT @jaketapper: “RT @WinstonTapper: ???? RT @WalterTapper for those asking re: @winstontapper…. MEH.” In explanation, Tapper, an avid tweeter, now has his new dog, Winston, and his cat, Walter, on Twitter.

President Obama on Jimmy Fallon

“Pres Obama’s first stop today is UNC in Chapel Hill. Besides a speech at 115P, he’ll tape a segment for Jimmy Fallon’s late night show.” — CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller.

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

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Picture courtesy of WaPo designer Tim Wong.

A big thank you to all who came swimming in the Fishbowl last night at Lost Society. Was lovely to meet some of you for the first time and let me just say, when The Daily Caller makes an entrance or an exit, they hardly ever do so quietly. To the reporter at the bar who told me he now gives all his scoops to BuzzFeed: Go to hell! Hilarious excuses of those who couldn’t attend the Belvedere Vodka-laced festivities ranged from a migraine and daddy duty to the evil sniffles, parking troubles, the payroll tax deal and being stuck in Cleveland to cover, what, the 2012 presidential election? You know who you are. A certain politico (meaning political person, not the Rosslyn type) didn’t show because he was undergoing — no joke — a cleanse. I will NEVER let him live this down. Another: “I am pre-taping stuff for president’s day, not sure when we will be done!!!” (I’m only joking — the excuses were funny and I hope you can show up to the next one.) A HUGE thank you to Dannia Hakki of Moki Media for making this happen. (More pictures later in the day…)

A Boston-based follower to WMAL’s Mary Katharine Ham: “Ok, honey.You keep believing in that magical sky wizard & letting him run your politics.” She replied, “Sexist AND incoherent!”

Henry vomit

A follower to FNC’s Ed Henry told him over Twitter: “I think your tweets are awesome, down to earth and informative and if some people don’t like they can unfollow-right? Just sayin.” Henry replied, “haha I think you’re a smart guy — thanks.”

Ahh, lovely commenters…

Reader Jo Ann Law McGrath remarked yesterday about this story: “‘Piranhamous’  Who is that? Small wonder there is no identity given. I just remembered why I stopped reading this hogwash.” To which FishbowlDC regular Larry Kelly retorted, “Then what are you doing here, smelling your computer?”

Obama refuses to sing

“At the Apollo in NYC Jan 19th, Pres Obama sang a bar of Rev Al Green‘s ‘Let’s Stay Together,’ but tonight said he won’t do it again.” — CBS White House Radio Reporter Mark Knoller. “Pres Obama declines to sng Rev Al Green song with Rev Al Green in the room at campaign fundraiser tonight.”

In Memoriam

“60 Minutes extends its sympathies to the family of NY Times reporter Anthony Shadid, who died Thursday covering the conflict in Syria.” And NYT‘s Nick Kristof: “Anthony Shadid was as great a person as he was a correspondent. Indeed, his humanity forged his journalism. RIP”

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Fine I’ll admit it: I like 90s on 9 on sirius.” — Politico‘s “Fast Break” Jake Sherman in his first ever victory of this award. Congratulations Jake!

Note to readers: We’re off for Presidents Day. We’ll see you back here in the treacherous waters on Tuesday.

 

 

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