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Former Roll Call Writer Meredith Shiner to Yahoo News

In March we wrote about the departure of Meredith Shiner from Roll Call, who in a note announcing the news to sources advised that her RC email should no longer be considered private. Via Twitter we learned that today, she’s relocated to Yahoo News.

 

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Birdy Chatter: Meredith Shiner and Patrick Gavin Make Moves

FBDC alum and current Daily Caller gossip maven Betsy Rothstein has some interesting tidbits:

Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner, who recently resigned from the publication, is in serious talks to go to work for Yahoo! News. The deal has not yet been finalized.

Also…per a tweet by Michael Calderone of HuffPost, Patrick Gavin has resigned from Politico. He is moving on to new ventures which he is not yet disclosing. He declined to comment.

We also hear from a little birdy that, after five years, P-Gav’s last day at The Politico will be May 1st. His next moves are’t finalized yet, but should be soon.

Meredith Shiner Out at Roll Call

It seems that this might be the beginning of another hemorrhage at Roll Call. We reported two days ago on the explosive exit  of Chief Product Officer Peter Anthony. Now, in an email to sources, Congressional writer Meredith Shiner announced her departure from the org.* She warned people that while her CQ Roll Call email address will remain open for another month, any emails sent there could and probably would be reviewed internally and that no one should have any expectation of privacy. Shiner joined Roll Call in 2011 after nearly two years at Politico.

*Update 7:12 p.m. : Meredith wrote us to say that her departure was not sudden. We’ve edited the post to reflect that. Her full e-mail to sources after the jump, plus the announcement from Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni after the jump…

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How Howard Fineman Spells Rhinoceros: ‘Rhinocerus’

It was at times an intense standoff last night as nine Washington journalists squared off against nine members of Congress in a Spelling Bee at the National Press Club.

Throughout the evening, Politico Deputy White House Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand (pictured here alongside Kaine) seemed to have the whole thing locked up. Calm and cool, unlike some of the other journalists, she stepped right up and spelled her words correctly, without a lot of hesitation.

That is, until the end, when, in a standoff with the unassuming Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), she lost and he won on “nonpareil.” Read more

Morning Chatter

Beware: idiot on cell phone

“Coming from the gym tonight, I saw this guy on his smartphone almost walk into an oncoming car while focused on his screen. #deathbyphone” — Attorney and TWT columnist Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt.

Members of Congress and Miley Cyrus

“Members of Congress are outraged over the antics of Miley Cyrus. Sen. Ted Cruz says she should be deported to a foreign country — the U.S.” — NPR‘s Ken Rudin.

The Observer

“The more I think about it, the more surprised/disappointed I am that WH press corps didn’t push Carney today to define opposition in Syria.” — CQ Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner. And this: “I hate myself for it, but I’m enjoying the new Olbermann show on the deuce.”

Powerlessness is…

“Such a bizarre feeling when your site is being hacked & there’s nothing you can do. It’s like being stung by invisible bees.” — NYT columnist Nick Bilton.

Head Scratcher

“I’ll never understand conservatives who spend all day railing against GOP establishment then freak out when reporters point out party divide.” — BuzzFeed Political Editor McKay Coppins.

“nytimes.com, bitch.”NYT social media associate Jordan Cohen.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:12 a.m. (With a lovely birthday shout-out for Honey Boo Boo)

Journo gives it back to follower

“I know you’re like, TOTALLY OBSESSED with me, Jay, but c’mon. Criticize me for something worthwhile.” — TWT‘s Jessica Chasmar in response to a follower named “SsMokinJay” who criticized her, saying, “Write something worthy of reading, and, they will read.”

Afternoon Chatter

“Just angered Obama’s press secretary. Word.”The Daily Caller‘s high school intern Gabe Finger.

Page 32 of This Town: First Mention of Tammy Haddad

We’re crawling through This Town slowly but surely. Last night we came across Leibo’s first mention of Dame Tammy Haddad. “As I walk out, I get a big hug from Tammy Haddad, a veteran cable producer who repurposed herself in recent years as a professional party host, event organizer and full-service convener of the Washington A-list. Haddad, a towering in-your-face presence with black hair bisected by a white streak, is a human ladle in the local self-celebration buffet.” She tells you how great you are, how you really need to meet the author, or cohost, or honoree, or whoever, and that by the way, she just talked to Justice Breyer!”

Reporter steals some Starbucks air conditioning

“Hanging out in a Starbucks without buying anything to escape the heat. This is the most subversive thing I’ve done in a while.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau. Which opened the floodgates for Logan Dobson, who works at The Tarrance Group, a Republican polling firm: ” I have been wracked by guilt ever since I used a Starbucks bathroom 5 months ago without making a purchase IM SO SORRY.”

Ideas man

“Perhaps Rachel Jeantel can explain to Sharpton the etymology of the phrase ‘shakedown artist’ today.” — Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large for Breitbart News.

A foxy prediction from Drudge

“Big shakeup at FOXNEWS this fall will have everyone buzzing, in all directions. A million words will be written.”  — Drudge.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:36 a.m.

And now, a note from an authorized but recently scolded media critic…

“Dear CNN idiot and assorted #tcot idiots: White Hispanic is not a new term.” — Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher.

The Observer

“In Farragut North just saw a man reach out and grab a woman’s bare calves while yelling a compliment about her legs. #EverydaySexism” — WaPo‘s Sarah Parnass.

A word about the Daily Caller intern who fingered Carney

“DC intern’s mistake was in making Carney look TOO stupid. It’s only ok when mainstream reporters make him look a little stupid.” — Rare‘s Matt Cover.

Something sorta funny from a Boybander

“20 Cringeworthy Ways Your Mom Mixes Up Proper Nouns As She Ages #JewishBuzzfeed” — Guardian U.S. National Security Editor Spencer Ackerman.

Yikes.

“That terrifying where you don’t remember if you just took a Tylenol PM or not & will probably take two. This is how Judy Garland died!” — Breitbart News’ John Nolte.

“That thing where in the process of trying on every dress you own, you realize the dry cleaner put a hole in the lace of your favorite #:(” — CQ Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

Note to readers: Don’t miss the boat Fishies! Biggest-self-promoter, sexiest, best eyes, most respected…Get your nominations in by Sunday at midnight. See the categories here.

 

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“No one thought a congressman who was already a walking dick joke would tweet their junk.”Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams opining on what not to do on Twitter.


KIDS AND BEER: “Stop the internet right now. This is the cutest picture of all time.”Roll Call’s Meredith Shiner on Washington Examiner‘s David Drucker and his offspring at the Congressional baseball game last night.

A rare note of travel praise

“Many thanks to the folks at @DeltaAssist for being a very helpful social media customer service team. @Delta.” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody.

TV reporter calls Chris Matthews an “asshole”

“O’Reilly is mistaken. He attributes Chris Matthews’ incendiary rhetoric to a desire for ratings instead of Matthews just being an asshole.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jeff Poor.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:35 p.m.

No sugarcoating here…

“I have no earthly idea if I will follow you back or not. Just being honest.” — QGA and The Hill‘s John Feehery.

Ominous…

“Somebody up there really, really, REALLY hates me.” — FNC Senate producer Kara Rowland at 10:30 p.m. last night.

“I should never check my work e-mail this late in the evening. Now I want to jump off the balcony.” — Jazz Shaw, Weekend Editor at Hot Air at 9:37 p.m. last night.

Eavesdrop Cafe: Drunk interns on the Metro!

As chronicled by Roll Call’s Emily Cahn last night.

1. “Drunk intern on the metro: I knew my ex girlfriend sucked when I found out her favorite jelly bean was buttered popcorn. #dcinterns #lol”

2. “Drunk loud interns Also made fun of their friend who was a vegetarian but eats sausage. ‘Like, that’s literally the grossest meat’”

3. “Drunk loud interns also made fun of the nerdy intern who got off a stop before them. #metroentertainment”

Spotted this week at Boxcar Tavern: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).

Eddie Scarry and Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

 

 

Reporter Has Wine-Fueled Toilet Adventure

Odd choice for a Friday night, but a functional toilet isn’t something you can just do without. CQ Roll Call‘s Neda Semnani kicked off the weekend by repairing hers.

“The toilet’s been running for months. Its just old or/or maybe poor quality,” she told FishbowlDC in an email. “I didn’t want to pay for a plumber unless I had to, so I went to the hardware store and got a kit and I followed the instructions.”

Semnani tweeted just after 9 p.m. that she was going to get wine and set out on her toilet adventure. Forty-five minutes later she returned and tweeted a photo of her tools, along with Huckleberry, her dog.

What ensued was a series of tweets in which Semnani demonstrated her lack of knowledge of all things commode-related, with her Twitter friends following along: Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Hmm which to choose?” — ABC’s Martha Raddatz with accompanying photograph.

Reader explains “tricks” scribes use to avoid crediting others

On Friday, WaPo‘s Paul Farhi wrote a story on Politico pulling a video that featured Sen. Min. Leader Mitch McConnell‘s (R-Ky.) COS blowing them love kisses. Turns out may that be against Senate rules, as reported by Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner. So we wrote about Farhi’s failure to adequately cite Shiner and her story.

An Anonymous reader writes in…“Farhi’s failure to credit Roll Call: He use two of the oldest tricks in the book for skating past the explicit crediting of others: Don’t mention at top, but then mention the name of the news breaking organization without crediting them but attributing some small detail to their reporting. Fig leaf covered! The second dodge is when one your “friends” (your editor) tells you, “Farhi, you got beat on something!) Like the immaculate conception, if you hear it from someone else, then it is no longer breaking news!”

Important Question to Ponder: “Does Gray’s Anatomy have to be so bloody?” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.

The Observer

“Well, that was a new one: person in our row at Star Trek got up periodically throughout movie to do lunges in aisle.” — Anna Sproul-Latimer, literary agent.

S.E. Cupp finds perfect hamburger

“Found out the @innoutburger by LAX opens at 10:30 am. Plenty of time to grab a double-double animal style before my flight. #Worththetrip” — MSNBC’s S.E. Cupp.

Journo blows off steam

“Getting some aggression out at the driving range….” — Fox News Senate Producer Kara Rowland.

And another tries to recreate his heart attack

“Where is my ambulance? I think this is the widow maker – jk” — Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher.

Producer looks to Trumps for finer things in life

“Got fabulous @IvankaTrump shoes this wk & delicious wine from @trumpwinery last wk. They sure make some good stuff. @realDonaldTrump” — WMAL Executive Producer Heather Smith.

Guiding Sophia’s Light

“New Golden Rule 21st Century style: I will do To you before you can do it to me! I will burn you before you can break me. I ain’t no punk.” — Essence and theGrio‘s Sophia Nelson.

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WaPo’s Limp Citation for Roll Call

A memo to WaPo: Next time you want to give credit to a paper for breaking a story, how about doing it in the first couple of graphs? How about doing it at all?

On Friday morning at 9:58 a.m., Paul Farhi wrote about the flap over Politico yanking a video on its “about” page because Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office got its knickers in a twist about the potential lack of ethics involving a video of his staffer on a page where they’re selling Politico.

The story is well-written and cites Politico Chief Operating Officer Kim Kingsley. But why does it take Farhi eight flippin’ graphs to mention the story and publication that broke it in the first place, which was Roll Call on Thursday at 4:58 p.m.? He writes,

“Roll Call, a Politico competitor, reported Thursday that senate ethics rules prohibit senators and their staff from making endorsements. The publication reports Holmes said he didn’t realize that the video would be used as an ad. He received a written request for a video interview from Politico’s director of marketing, who said the video would be ‘a profile of you first — and how you use Politico second.’”

Farhi told FishbowlDC by email: “I was not aware that Roll Call had broken the story until I got your email (I’m assuming you’re correct, btw). I was first alerted to the story yesterday by a colleague, who didn’t mention where he’d seen or heard about it. I reported it out and filed something short about it late last night. I DID notice that Roll Call had done some fine reporting on this and credited them accordingly.”

Psst…Farhi! Google is your friend.

We also reached out to Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner, who broke the story, for comment.

UPDATE: WaPo‘s Erik Wemple also writes about the Politico-McConnell debacle — because why shouldn’t two media reporters from the same publication delve into the same story? He cites Shiner by name five graphs into a pretty lengthy post.

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