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CNN’s New Guard Greets Fox Newsers

A peculiar welcome wagon awaited Brit Hume and Karl Rove outside Fox News’ Washington bureau on Wednesday night.  Before they could enter the studios for their respective hits, both Fox Newsers were forced to pass by some 200 guests of CNN’s New Guard fete.  Awwwwkward.

“Rove looks like he could use a drink,” remarked one party goer.  “Call him over,” suggested another.

But unfazed by the clinking of glasses and rumble of voices, neither FNC personality gave more than a glance at the crew who had congregated on the patio of Johnny’s Half Shell, right in front of Fox’s North Capitol Street headquarters.

Sipping vino and noshing the night away, under glowing CNN logos were ‘new guarders’ such as DOD’s Doug Wilson, UN Foundation’s Heather Wong, Wally Adeyemo from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, W.H. Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, State Department new media guru Alec Ross, CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf, Doug Heye, Ayotte press secretary Jeff Grappone, Reid communications director Adam Jentleson, Jen Psaki, Thune’s Kyle Downey, Duke University’s Ronnie Chatterji, Rand Paul spokeswoman Moira Bagley and Becca Glover from Rep. Issa’s press shop.  They mixed and mingled with CNN’s Sam Feist, Wolf Blitzer, Dana Bash, Edie Emery, Megan Grant, Donna Brazile, Jill Chappell, Sarah Baker, Jen Scoggins, and media types such as The Hill’s Judy Kurtz, Kelly DiNardo, WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, and soon-to-be Roll Call’s Abby Livingston.

At the end of the evening CNN bid their guests farewell with a gift: network-branded umbrellas, in case of rain.

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The First Toast

From L to R: Budding Fashion Reporters Jocelyn Luddy and Reilly Folsom.

WHCA President David Jackson (USA Today) and NYT’s Mark Leibovich

What’s a party with Washington’s media elite without bourbon, beer, wine, Food Truck quality mac ‘n cheese and 11-year-old fashionistas to put guests in the hot seat?

The view from the American Gas Association offered guests a perfect shot of the Capitol. The crowd at last night’s WHCD party thrown by QGA and FD blended White House correspondents like CNN’s Ed Henry, Ebony‘s Kevin Chappell, The Hill‘s Sam Youngman and USA Today‘s David Jackson , USA Radio Network’s Connie Lawn, and Politico’s Julie Mason with Fortune‘s Tory Newmyer, Politico‘s Amie Parnes, RealClearPoliticsErin McPike, Roll Call‘s John Stanton and NYT‘s Carl Hulse. Let’s just get one thing straight: NYT‘s Mark Leibovich has heard all the “bcc” jokes out there. And yours will not be special. Welcome to the first party leading into WHCD weekend.

The food was catered by D.C. food trucks of lore CapMac and Sauca and guests were dying over the mac ‘n cheese. Dessert was Good Humor ice cream bars from a cart complete with an umbrella. One partygoer remarked that the party could have been held on an outside corner. But a party outside wouldn’t have allowed for the two-station open bar, where bartenders made unsolicited repeat drinks for many of the journos. One guest called one of the bartenders “the motherf*cking man.”

Other guests in the crowd: QGA’s Jack Quinn and wife, Susanna, FD’s Jackson Dunn, Stacey Bowlin, Jared Allen and Mary Kathryn Cover, Terry McAuliffe, QGA and FBDC’s Matt DornicWaPo‘s Amy Argetsinger, SELF’s Marc Adelman, Pamela Sorensen of Pamela’s Punch, The Hill‘s Christina Wilkie and Emily Goodin, CNN Publicist Edie Emery and Megan Grant and TWT’s Emily Miller.

Miller said WHCD week makes her feel like an awkward teenager. “It brings out the worst 16-year-old in me,” Miller said, explaining that her worries go like this: ‘”Why wasn’t I invited to that party?’ or ‘Was I too fat for this dress?’” She adds, “At least I was invited to the pre-pre-pre-pre-pre party.”

The fashionistas at the party were Jocelyn Luddy (daughter to Jack and Susanna) and her friend, Reilly Folsom, who were testing out their journalistic skills by interviewing female party guests and Adelman. They’re trying out for a fashion blog out of San Fran called StyleBistro.com. They asked their subjects questions about what uniform they’d want for work if they had to have one and what styles they missed and didn’t.

The girls in flowered skirts and white T-shirts weren’t amateurs. They had practiced their questions for days. They cajoled by saying funny things like, “Come on, I want all the deets.” As the pair interviewed USA Today‘s Jackie Kucinich, the whole scene became so focused that photographers like Roll Call‘s Tom Williams began snapping pictures of the interview. Afterwards, Kucinich and Argetsinger (also interviewed by the girls) second-guessed their answers that involved Pappagallo purses and culottes.

Alec Jacob contributed to this report.

More pictures and guests after the jump…

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CNN’s Lucky Penny Party

Whoever says a penny won’t get you anywhere, probably wasn’t on the guest list for CNN’s private party following the Congressional Correspondents Dinner last night.  While most attendees of the dinner trickled out of the ballroom for an obligatory nightcap at the NCTA reception, the lucky few holding one of CNN’s lucky pennies (left) partied the night away at Lincoln. Guests at the top-secret fete were treated to live music, an open bar and  a sneak preview of the glam resto-lounge set to open its doors to the public in mid-April.  CNN’s Piers Morgan, Edie Emery, Jill Chappell, Jennifer Scoggins, Sam Feist, Michelle Jaconi, Megan Grant, Christa Robinson, Peter Hamby, Alexander Mooney, Jeff Simon, Peter Morris, Evan Glass and Ed Hornick entertained dinner guests and friends of the network until well after midnight.  Spotted mingling on the copper penny-tiled floors were Embassy of Poland’s Art Orkisz, Victoria Michael, AAA’s Peter Nonis, ABC News’ John Hendren, WaPo‘s Amy Argetsinger and WJLA’s Philip Stewart and Rebecca Cooper.

CNN's Bethany Crudele and Ed Hornick

The scene at 12.45p h/t Jeff Simon

Media Types Come Out for GQ‘s “Most Powerful” Party

They may not have made the list, but they made the guest list.

GQ editor Jim Nelson welcomed some of DC’s official “Most Powerful” and some of DC’s most powerful media types to 701 last night for good food, flowing wine and Orszag sightings.

In attendance: the White House’s Bill Burton, Jen Psaki, Ebs Burnough, CNN’s Ed Henry, Suzanne Malveaux, Edie Emery, Megan Grant, Kristi Slafka, ABC’s Emily Lenzner, Polson Kanneth, NBC’s Alicia Jennings, CBS’ Rita Braver, BJ D’Elia, Politico‘s Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Jonathan Martin, Nia-Malika Henderson, WaPo‘s Roxanne Roberts, Washingtonian‘s Garrett Graff, Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman, Holly Bailey, Bloomberg’s Tim Burger, Margaret Carlson, the Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab, Tara Palmeri, TPM‘s Christina Bellantoni, Josh Marshall, NJ‘s Erin McPike, Urban Daddy’s Jeff Dufour, Jayne Sandman, Peter Cherukuri, Ana Marie Cox, Matthew Cooper, Kevin Madden, Bill Press, Mark Ein, Elizabeth Thorp, Kevin Chaffee, Jay Newton-Small, Jessica Gibson, Pamela Sorensen, Mark Paustenbach, Mark Leibovich, Emily Goodin, the Glover sisters- Juleanna Glover, Becca Glover and Liz Glover and team Qorvis- Kelley McCormick, Chelsea Cummings and Katie Young.

Pics to come…

Morning Reading List 09.25.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Happy Birthday to Angela Valdez and to Megan Grant and Juleanna Glover, who are both celebrating birthdays this weekend! Last night Diane Rehm celebrated a 30th anniversary- more on that on FBDC later today.

What know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

TV | RADIO | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE

TV

George Stephanopoulos tells Greg Sargent that he has “no apologies” for booking Sen. John McCain again for Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC.

RADIO

Air America’s Jack Rice will be broadcasting live next week from Guantanamo Bay. His show “Live in Washington” airs weekdays from 12-3pmET and he’ll also be filing for the web.

MAGAZINES

Tomorrow Smithsonian magazine is offering free admission to museums nationwide for Museum Day 2009. Just print out this pass.

BOOKS

Tomorrow is also the National Book Festival on the Mall. Check out a full schedule of book talks and signings here.

NEWS NOTES

According to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Obama and race (followed by the death of actor Patrick Swayze) dominated bloggers’ commentary last week.

Atlantic‘s David Bradley and his co-sponsors, the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, are convening a “First Draft of History” conference next Thursday and Friday. We’ve reported on this and will be covering next week. Slate’s Jack Shafer‘s take.

Pew director Tom Rosenstiel, Princeton professor Paul Starr, NAA president John Sturm, and Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes discussed the future of the newspaper industry at a hearing on the Hill yesterday. You can catch up on opening statements and a webcast here.

Peggy Noonan is teaching at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government- Gawker’s take on her syllabus.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Politico‘s Jonathan Martin: Obama, the cable critic-in-chief.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Belated Reading List 08.26.09

You know its a big news day when you ditch the Venti for the Starbucks “jug.” Guess the desk.

Playing catch-up… Whitney Kuhn, Megan Grant, Nu Wexler, Meredith Harman, Kirit Radia, Clarice Feldman, Ann Limpert and David King all correctly guessed that FBDC dined at Brasserie Beck on Tuesday. And Happy Birthday to Ben Bradlee.

Washington and the world woke up today to the news that Senator Ted Kennedy had lost his battle with brain cancer. FBDC has covered that story today; now here’s what else was happening in DC and media this Wednesday…

TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | IN MEMORIAM | JOBS

TV

Katie Couric has been named the 2009 recipient of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. The CBS “Evening News” anchor will speak at the awards ceremony October 8th at Neuharth’s alma mater, the University of South Dakota. Past Neuharth award recipients include Couric’s CBS colleague Bob Schieffer (2006), the late CBS newsmen Don Hewitt (2004) and Walter Cronkite (1989).

Fox News’ Chris Wallace- and his yellow Lab Winston- are featured in the upcoming fall issue of Capitol File. Get a sneak peek here.

The Jackson family will the subject of a new A&E reality television show, though the details remain sketchy. NYT‘s Brian Stelter has what we know so far.

And Kate Gosselin (FBDC confession: “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ is a guilty pleasure) will co-host “The View” on ABC September 14th and 15th while Elisabeth Hasselbeck is on maternity leave.

ONLINE

Not all too surprising considering the demographic of Tweeters FBDC follows– NYT reports it isn’t teens driving Twitter’s popularity.

MAGAZINES

Elle has offered a homeless girl an internship this fall.

NEWS NOTES

According to Pew, Afghanistan has received just two percent of all news coverage since January 1st, prompting NPR to ask: Where’s The Afghanistan Coverage?

In a rare interview, Jayson Blair talks about how he went from disgraced journo to life coach.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 07.22.09

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CNN’s Megan Grant, Edie Emery and Meryl Conant at the Washington Kastles game last night. Edie and Meghan meet “Slice” after the jump.

Good morning FishbowlDC!

Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

TV | RADIO | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

TV

MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman‘s review of MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan: he’s “still getting in your face.”

TVNewser asks Just How Dominant is Fox News? Also on TVNewser: Evening News Ratings.

Why does CNN’s John King have a shiner? Dana?? No, find out the real reason his eye is puffy on the CNN blog.

RADIO

FishbowlNY has four questions for NPR’s Andy Carvin on what’s next in citizen journalism.

ONLINE

HuffPost has launched what they’re calling the “Real Misery Index,” an online gauge of how Americans are affected by the economic times. According to the release, it will combine “a more accurate unemployment statistic (the U6 formulation), with the inflation rate for three essentials (food and beverages, gas, medical costs), and year-over-year percent increases in credit card delinquencies, housing prices, food stamp participation, and home equity loan deficiencies.” Check it out here.

MAGAZINES

NYO: The September ad page numbers are out for Conde Nast, and they are grim. The monthly magazines at the company, as a whole, are down 37 percent. Vogue tumbled to 427 pages total, down 36 percent from last September. W is down 53 percent; Allure and Gourmet are down 51 percent; and Vanity Fair dropped 36 percent.

NEWS NOTES

Craig Crawford‘s take on the CQ-Roll Call merger: “We might need to brush up on our British accents — The Economist Group is London based. (I’ll do that once I’ve mastered an American accent.)”

Newspaper readers vs. web surfers: who’s better informed? Check out Slate’s News Junkie Smackdown.

No bidders on the Watergate Hotel (AP).

How affluent is Howie Kurtz?

Co-founder of BET Sheila Johnson is crossing her party lines to endorse Republican Robert McDonnell for governor in Virginia (WaPo).

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

JOBS after the jump…

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