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Washington Free Beacon Gains One

Lachlan Markay, currently an investigative reporter at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, is jumping ship to join the Washington Free Beacon. He starts his new gig as a staff writer next Tuesday.

“Lachlan’s investigative work at Heritage has helped us uncover some major scoops,” Rob Bluey, digital media director at Heritage said in an internal memo obtained by FishbowlDC. “Of our 14 links on Drudge last year, Lachlan had nine, including the most-read report Heritage produced last year. He was a big reason we nearly doubled our traffic to [policy blog] The Foundry in 2012.”

The memo goes on to say Heritage will miss Markay’s “enthusiasm to break news and eagerness to advance our mission.”

Heritage staff will officially bid farewell to Markay tomorrow at their office by Union Station.

Markay has been with Heritage since June of 2011. We’ve requested comment from Markay.

Update: Free Beacon Editor Matthew Continetti writes in: “The headline to your post announcing Lachlan’s hire should read, ‘Washington Free Beacon Gains Two.’ The WFB is thrilled to announce that on Tuesday both Lachlan Markay and Alana Goodman will be joining us as staff writers. These two enlistees to the cause of combat journalism will begin as general assignment writers, but no doubt will settle into specific beats over time.” Goodman joins Free Beacon from Commentary magazine, where she was assistant online editor.

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The FishbowlDC Interview With Free Beacon‘s Kredo

The Washington Free Beacon isn’t even a year old, but it’s humming right along. Under the editorship of Matthew Continetti, the conservative paper was founded with the purpose of  “uncovering the stories that the professional left hopes will never see the light of day.”

On board from the day the news outlet began is foreign policy and national security reporter Adam Kredo, towering at 5’2″ (in his heels, he says). He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Langhorne, Pa. Still a student at Boston University, Kredo ventured to D.C. in 2006 for an internship at WJLA. He said the experience introduced him to the “terrible, soul-crushing profession called political reporting.” He hasn’t looked back since.

So let’s begin…

If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be?

Beer. Lots and lots of beer (possibly a Flying Dog brew). And I’d be poured into Das Boot.

How often do you Google yourself?

I obsessively Google myself as often as possible because I’m shallow and narcissistic to the point of delusion. Additionally, people should follow me on Twitter, where I frequently retweet myself – @Kredo0.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor/boss (or vice versa)?

This isn’t rude, but it is cringe inducing. I once told an editor that my journalism is “immaculate.” This is still the case.

Who is your favorite working journalist and why?

Two of them: Bill Gertz and Eli Lake because they are first class patriots.

Do you have a favorite word?

Depends.

Who would you rather have dinner with – FNC’s Bill O’Reilly, NBC’s Brian Williams or ABC’s Diane Sawyer. Tell us why.

Brian Williams because I respect his terrible appearances on several above average comedy shows.

The Earth’s human population is dying out and you must save it. You will spend a romantic evening with either CNN’s Candy Crowley or FNC’s Greta Van Susteren (significant others will understand).

Who will it be? Both.

What swear word do you use most often?

Bullshit.

You’ve just been told the big news: You get to have your own Sunday morning talk show. Who will be on your roundtable? (Pick four journalists or pundits types.)

I would just commandeer MSNBC’s The Cycle.

On a serious note for a moment, if you could have dinner with a person who has died, who would it be?

It would have to be George Carlin. He was not only one of the most prolific and hilarious comedians in history, but was also a masterful wordsmith.

Who is your favorite Boybander and why? (Ezzy, Hazy, Weigel, Attackerman, Beutler)

Weigel is my hero because he manages to piss off nearly every person on Twitter. This is talent. He’s also a fine reporter.

There’s much more to learn about Kredo…

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Big Love at The Weekly Standard

We reported last week that Anne Kristol, daughter of The Weekly Standard‘s Editor-in-Chief Bill Kristol, recently got hitched to Matthew Continetti, who works at — you guessed it — The Weekly Standard. But we also learned of more fertile ground at the magazine.

As it happens, Publisher Terry Eastland‘s daughter, Katie Eastland, who works at Commentary and previously The Weekly Standard as an assistant editor, is dating  Robert Messenger, a Books Editor at WSJ who previously wrote for The Weekly Standard.

The pair may be heading toward the chapel themselves — this pis her profile picture on Facebook. Comments include, “It’s about time!” and “Congratulations!! You and Robert look very cute together” and “fiiiiiiiinally!”

Daughter of Weekly Standard Editor Weds Contributor

Over the weekend Anne Kristol Continetti, spawn of The Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, got hitched, according to the New York Times.

Anne, who is studying for her masters in secondary education at George Washington University, is now the wife of Matthew Continetti. Matthew edits The Washington Free Beacon and also contributes to The Weekly Standard.

That must be one hell of a Take Your Daughter to Work Day over at The Weekly Standard. Congratulations to the Continettis.

Fish Food

(A Sprinkling of Things We Think you Ought to Know…)

Come Set Sail on the USS Annoying – All this week, The Weekly Standard Cruise has been out at sea.  It’s a chance for people to buy an opportunity to vacation with their favorite Weekly Standard pundits. Because nothing sounds more fun than being in the vast expanse of the ocean with political pundits like FNC’s Juan Williams, who also writes a column for The Hill. Or being around reporters who have sea sickness, as revealed in the Standard‘s own dispatches from the boat that they’re calling “Cruise News.” Could it be Matthew Continetti or Stephen Hayes? This sounds about as much fun as my 5th grade trip to a slaughterhouse. Guests had the opportunity to pass through the Bahamas, Honduras and a few other tropical locales.  (HELLOOO Gitmo!)  The cruise arrives back in to port this weekend.  If you missed out, have no fear.  Another Weekly Standard Cruise is in the planning stages for summer of next year.  So, if you absolutely must see Bill Kristol in a speedo, visit their website for details.  Just make sure you steer clear of Fred Barnes at the midnight buffet.  You’re likely to lose an eye.

Newt Should Have the District of Columbia Primary Locked Up -With the Iowa caucuses weeks ago, the GOP candidates have crammed their schedules with as many local appearances as possible. Politico has the lineup of what all the GOP candidates have in store today. Every candidate makes an appearance in Iowa, with some scheduling multiple events throughout the day. With the exception of Newt Gingrich.  He’ll be signing copies of his book at Hudson News bookstore at Gate A in Union Station.

No, BlitzMediaite brings us the video of a confused and/or out of touch Wolf Blitzer on CNN.  When Jack Cafferty reveals that half of American workers have less than 25,000 dollars in saving, Blitzer responds, “Homeless shelters, get ready.” Homeless shelters, get ready?!?! Yeah, Wolf, we’ve all heard those anguished conversations from struggling families:

HUSBAND – “Darling, how’s our savings account looking?”

WIFE – “Only 18,000 dollars.”

HUSBAND – “Oh no!  Dog food for dinner again?”

WIFE – “Please call it hobo chili so the kids don’t know!”

HUSBAND – “I’ll make a fire in an oil drum to heat it up”

Check out the video below

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY


Reporter contemplates the unthinkable

“Thinking of dosing myself with Viagra before my first TSA pat down.” — Slate media writer Jack Shafer in a Monday morning tweet.

The Daily Baller‘s rationalizes following scribes he hates

“Following 3 reporters from the same DC outlet. I h8 everything they tweet/write, but I won’t unfollow them, b/c h8ing them = h8ing me less.” — The Daily Caller‘s Mike Riggs in a weekend tweet. (Update: Of course, we asked. Riggs won’t dish on the reporters or the pub. “My hatred will remain secret for now,” he tells us. )

Down time in Lisbon

“Finally seeing a few sites in Lisbon. A beautiful city I hope to visit sans work some day.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd in a weekend tweet from Lisbon.

Privacy — what’s that?

“Privacy is a loose concept in the age of Facebook and even a 16-year-old should know that the things you put up when you’re the daughter of the most famous Republican woman in the world are going to be highlighted.” — The Weekly Standard‘s Associate Editor Matthew Continetti on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” program Sunday commenting on the controversial comments Willow Palin posted on her Facebook page.

Journo contemplates clubbing in Lisbon

“Saturday night in Lisbon…need to head to the airport in 2hrs-may as well stay out all night? To the club!” — ABC News White House reporter Karen Travers in a weekend tweet from Lisbon.

Editor does Sunday brunch in Charleston

“Sunday brunch at Jestine’s Kitchen in downtown Charleston. Be jealous.” — Politico Asst. Editor Jessica Taylor in a weekend tweet.

Journalist anticipates airplane annoyance

“There’s a 5-foot-2 woman on front of me on the plane. Shes definitely going to put the seat back. And she has a hacking cough.” — Former TBD GM Jim Brady in a weekend tweet during a trip to Omaha.

Olbermann reacts to Newt snub

Newt Gingrich today complained how anti-GOP I was that time I moderated a GOP debate. Except I never HAVE moderated a GOP debate.” — MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann reacting to former Speaker Gingrich (R-Ga.) declaring on C-SPAN Sunday morning that if he runs for prez he won’t participate in any MSNBC debates moderated by Chris Matthews or Olbermann.

DogBowl 2010: FishbowlDC right about that dog Duffy

“Duffy “socialized” w/ lots of other dogs at the resort. Let’s just say @fishbowldc had him pegged.” — TBD’s Director of  Community Engagement Steve Buttry in a weekend tweet. He and Mimi Johnson entered their dog, Duffy, into the contest, and won “Most Like to Hump Robert Gates’ Dog in the Dog Park.”

Rep. Grayson and The Weekly Standard’s Continetti in a Perplexing Display of Sparring

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The Weekly Standard’s Associate Editor Matthew Continetti appeared on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” on the show this past weekend. On the panel was the ever outspoken Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), who wore a signature ugly American flag tie. Maher mistakenly called Continetti “Editor” of the magazine. That would be Bill Kristol.

Continetti offered Grayson sideway glances that showed increasing irritation with the lawmaker’s comments. At one point, Grayson began talking about the “exclusive” people in this country — you know, the ones who aren’t inclusive?

Continetti piped up and disagreed (we think): “I think there are fewer exclusive people than they’re are inclusive,” he said.
Maher, looking perplexed, asked, “Wait, fewer?”
Continetti reworded: “I think the majority of most Americans are inclusive, are tolerant.”

The associate editor went on to say that President Obama, during his presidential campaign, successfully projected inclusiveness. “And that’s something the GOP needs to work on,” Continetti opined.

Lieberman Hate Fest: He’s a “pinata” and a “senatorial prostitute”

lieb-9.jpeg The media had a field day with Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) this week because of his controversial stance on the national health care reform bill.

As reported on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday, Howard Kurtz showed clips of TV correspondents commentating on so much “hate” for Lieberman. He also elicited metaphors and names for the senator from print guests that included The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza and The Weekly Standard’s Matthew Continetti.

Fox News’s Bret Baier: “The one man who is the focus of so much hate from the left…”

CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “Is he really the most hated man in Washington tonight?”

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann: “He has become a senatorial prostitute.”

Lizza: “He became a pinata … because of the way that the left views Lieberman as a turncoat and someone that represents a liberal state, a blue state, and they should be able to vote with the rest of the Democratic Caucus on this issue.”

Continetti: “…He’s been public enemy number one for the left for some time.”

And finally, we visit Wonkette’s degenerate comment section: “Miserable old prune”; “Senator Droopy Dawg”; “A–hole” and “That f-ker.”

Morning Reading List, 08.19.08

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Good morning Washington.

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