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Weekend Show Preview: 4.11 – 4.13.

SundayShows12Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

Sunday:

CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica and The Atlantic; Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry; Tavis Smiley, PBS; Peter BakerThe New York Times; Leigh GallagherFortune; Michael GersonThe Washington Post; and Frank RichNew York Magazine

“Fox News Sunday” : Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC); Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI); Ways and Means Committee; Ranking Member Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI); and Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” : TBA

ABC’s “This Week” : Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.); Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky); James Carville, Democratic strategist; Laura Ingraham, syndicated radio host; and Robert Reich, former Clinton Labor Secretary

Univision’s “Al Punto” : Luis Guillermo Solís, President-Elect of Costa Rica; Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill); Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla); Arianna Huffington; Natalia Lizeth López, Mexican Indigenous activist; and Franco De Vita, Venezuelan singer and songwriter

CNN’s “State of the Union” : 9 amJeff Densmore, director of engineering, Dukane Seacom; Ken Christensen, president, Integrated Aviation Solutions; Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee; and Liz Mair, former RNC online communications director.  12 noonArnold Carr, sonar technology expert and Stephen Trimble, aviation journalist, Flight Global

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A Chance to Meet Michelle Fields

We could hardly contain ourselves when we got word that Next Generation.TV’s Allen West and Michelle Fields would be the stars at an upcoming happy hour. Apparently neither could The Daily Caller‘s editor and columnist Christopher Bedford, who forwarded the party notice to colleagues, adding, “Allen West happy hour on Thursday. Word is you might get to meet Michelle Fields.”

Bedford’s remark might be tongue-in-cheek since Fields was fired from The Daily Caller in late August of 2012 for a lack in production. She still has friends there, however, notably, Jamie Weinstein (wink! wink!). Fields’ focus has always been on getting herself on TV, not writing stories.

The soirée is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday in Sonoma’s private dining room on Capitol Hill.

Marty’d: The Michelle Fields Edition

There are few things on the Internet that are as delightful as Marty Rudolf. The Twitter icon fishes for conversation with people from all walks of life, and every now and then, he gets a response. The more entertaining exchanges make it into our feature we like to call, “Marty’d.”

One recent example was when Marty asked Buzzfeed’s DC Bureau Chief, John Stanton, “Hello John, Describe what it’s like Being the DC Bureau Chief at Buzzfeed.com? I’m a Political News Junkie Online!” Stanton took the time to reply that it was “loads of fun,” even when he has to edit Evan McMorris-Santoro.

But it was a recent conversation with a Fishbowl Favorite that really caught our attention.  Read more

Daily Caller Fires Another Reporter

Nicholas Ballasy, senior video reporter at The Daily Caller, was fired last week, multiple sources tell FishbowlDC.

Ballasy hasn’t had any stories published at The DC since Thursday. That was also the last day he tweeted and posted anything to Facebook.

When video reporter Michelle Fields was fired from The DC last year, messages sent to her work email address were returned with a notice that said she no longer worked there. That is not the case for Ballasy. He did not return our request for comment via Facebook message nor email.

Update: Ballasy wrote in after this story published: “I’m flattered that FishbowlDC and the person who gave you this news tip find me more fascinating than the stories I report. While I enjoyed my time at TheDC, we have parted company. As for my future endeavors, stay tuned. Like any good story, there is more to come.” Attached to Ballasy’s email was a YouTube video of a past hit he did on FNC.

The reason for Ballasy’s firing is unclear. A look at all of his bylined stories show he was Read more

How To Make It All About Me: The Michelle Fields Edition

CPAC has come and gone and all we have left are the memories. Interesting sights and sounds were everywhere. Just don’t tell Michelle Fields, who found numerous ways to make it all about her. Fields, who maintains her own blog and is a correspondent for Next Generation TV, covered CPAC in a very interesting way. She posted her “CPAC wrap-up” to her website saying that she wanted to “share some photos” from the conference.

While Fields delivered photos, they weren’t of CPAC. They were all of herself. We could understand maybe one or two of herself. Hell, she’s on TV! Of course she should be promoting herself. This one, above, is of her and co-host on Next Generation TV, Allen West. Of ALL the photos she shared, she’s the focus of every one.

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Fox Hires New Legs, PJTV Also Hires A Pair

Fox News has hired itself two more potential occupants of the “leg chair” on Redeye – Townhall‘s Katie Pavlich and Jedidiah Bila, who is a “columnist” for a conservative alternative to the AARP called AMAC (the Association of Mature American Citizens).

Pavlich (pictured at right), in addition to her editorial duties at Townhall, is now a “contributor” to Fox News itself and had her “coming out” party on Hannity last night debating fellow contributor Tamara Holder, known for being a punching bag token liberal on FNC and a rumored mistress of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Pavlich announced her new income stream on Twitter, saying, “I’ll be on with @seanhannity tonight at 9:20 est in my first appearance as an official @FoxNews contributor. Tune in :)

Bila (pictured above), the noted AMAC columnist (yeah, I’ve never heard of another either, but I thought I’d throw in “noted” to impress upon you just how irrelevant AMAC is) and FNC regular for what seems like years, also took to Twitter to announce she’s not only a FNC contributor, but also a Fox Business contributor because of her years in the business world. I’m just kidding, she was a teacher before somehow managing to become a person who has no experience in the things she’s being asked about on TV.

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Quotes of the Day

FNC’s Bret Baier sets record straight

“Wrong – it was on screen – thnx” — Bret Baier to a follower who accused him of not citing ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel: “Bret Baier runs the mouse/hawk vid w no Jimmy Kimmel credit. That’s a special report.”

Dicking around 

“National Weather Service reports that at 12:36 today in Washington D.C. no one was outraged. The moment quickly passed.” — CBS Political Director and Slate‘s John Dickerson. Beats us what he’s talking about, but it’s gotta be deep.

Journo on cold meds…

“Lance Armstrong” starts to sound weird when you hear it hundreds of times. Lance lance bo bance. Banana fana fo fance. Lance. #coldmeds” — Laurie White, blogger.

We can hardly wait…“If you tuned into Greta on Fox News then you’ve heard! Congressman Allen West and I will be hosting a new online show launching in Feb!” — Ex-Daily Caller videographer (?) Michelle Fields. PJ Media is behind this, um, adventure. Who says you can’t go on to greatness after leaving Congress? West, whose title is Director of Next Generation Programming, and Fields will be joined by John Phillips (if you have no earthly idea who he is, he hosts “The John Phillips Show” on 790 KABC).  Topics Next Generation will explore: education, economics, job searches, and safety and security. Read more here. See the unintentionally funny bios here that announce that each host joined NextGeneration.TV in January 2013.

The Media Critic

“The New York Times should probably just steer clear from commenting on #DC. Nothing personal, it just never goes well for them.” – Roll Call HOH writer Neda Semnani.

Dr. Weigel makes flu recommendations

“Pro tip: If it’s flu season and you’re coughing every 30 seconds, maybe don’t come to work that day.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Reporter takes off shirt and what?

“No doubt that one of the funniest sights is me trying to take off a compression shirt after a workout/run.” — FBDC and The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry.

Self-appointed weatherman

“Man the fog in DC this winter is just intense.” — InTheseTimes Labor journo Mike Elk.

Real BuzzFeed headline: “Florida teen arrested for giving people wedgies”

Boybander’s dirty mind goes right to strippers and cocaine

“Seems like the G fund should be used on strippers and cocaine, not lame financing of government operations.” – Slate economics reporter and third-tier Boybander Matt Yglesias.


 

 

 

A Quick Note on Junior

I wasn’t going to weigh in on the failures of self-promoter and fool Ron Meyer Jr. because he’s not really worth it. But I couldn’t help but notice how the press secretary to American Majority Action (AMA) linked to a Roll Call story about the failed coup attempt against Speaker John Boehner and claimed he’d been “vindicated.”

Perhaps his girlfriend, the one he says in his Twitter bio he’d followed by “literally,” (by 10 paces?) read it to him and skipped this part:

“The called-off plot suggests Boehner’s opponents were more organized than previously thought, however loosely. Notably, the attempt was plotted independently from, and without the knowledge of, a public effort led by a young conservative activist and former GOP Rep. Jeff Landry…” (emphasis added…with glee)

So Ron is trying to say something he had nothing to do with AND no knowledge of is proof that the bullshit he spread all over the Internet was true. It wasn’t. Read more

12 Things We Never Tire of in the Fishbowl

By Betsy Rothstein, Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry

We know you have one more year-end list in you. Or maybe you don’t. But wake up anyhow because here’s ours — the 12 things that never, ever make us want to take an afternoon snooze.

12. NBC Luke Russert‘s loud and fratboyish ways. Even House Speaker John Boehner has noted his decibel level and called him “loudmouth.” Though he’ll never get White House Soup of the Day quite right when he subs for Chuck Todd on “The Daily Rundown,” among our favorite moments with Luke this year was when he had a stop and smell the roses moment at a Nats game and took a picture of a spellbinding dragonfly, which he later posted on Twitter. Perhaps more poignantly though was when he covered a Capitol Hill presser and asked House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi if she was too old to remain in the Democratic leadership. The crowd of female lawmakers openly booed him. Pelosi told him he was offensive, even if he didn’t quite get it. Among the most entertaining comments sprang from CNN’s Hilary Rosen, who wrote on Twitter, “Note to Luke Russert: Mitch McConnell is 70, Harry Reid is 73. Oh and Bob Schieffer is 75. Think they should step aside? #NewGuysRule?” The question wasn’t an inappropriate one to raise, as lawmakers themselves had been discussing it out of earshot of Pelosi. Perhaps, as some noted, the time and setting and brash way in which Russert executed his questions were troublesome. Still, we especially enjoyed the commenters on Politico. There was the irate Wendy: “Luke Russert got his ass handed back to him. Any more questions, punk?” And the more sensible Chance: “Reporters should be asking tough, offensive and even stupid questions.”

11. Video journalist Michelle Fields flashing her breasts on national TV to get a job for Fox News. Her large male online contingency didn’t mind it much, either. In the meantime The Daily Caller gave her the axe for being lazy. Somehow Executive Editor David Martosko‘s lectures didn’t work? Favorite 2012 memory: There was the January manifesto from a convicted rapist that Michelle showed off on Facebook. But we’re torn between that and the more recent BuzzFeed party, where she unashamedly performed dramatic hair flips as our own Eddie Scarry snapped pictures.

10. Most things Matthew Boyle. The 20-something dogged journo never ceases to amaze. There was the time he insisted that the President of the Free World should allow him over for an interview. The more recent jaw-dropping moment from Boyle came when he fled The Daily Caller for Breitbart.com because he wants to be the next Andrew Breitbart. He started this adventure by taking his own photograph for the site, giving himself the unfortunate look of a triple-chinned Michelin Man. In his opening story out of the gate, he wrote an atrociously unedited right-wing rant about “magic vaginas.” We’re still not sure what those our, except we think they don’t involve Sandra Fluke. It was perfect. And terrible. And because we love Boyle in our own special way, we’d like to kidnap and deprogram him before it’s too late and the goose is boiled. Stick to breaking news Boyle and it’ll be just fine. And whatever you do, don’t stay there long.

9. Inside stories from The Washington Times. Always weird, unexpected, mind-boggling happenings at the ominous building off New York Avenue. Who can forget when former writer Julia Duin publicly accused then-editor Sam Dealey of verbally abusing her by canning her on the very day she decided to bring her daughter to work? She was also reportedly on crutches that day. And then there’s the more recent spate of stories concerning the impending layoffs coming in early 2013. The newsroom has dubbed their CEO Larry Beasley “Evil Santa” for a number of reasons, including recently moving a new sofa into his office while deciding whom to lay off. He also recently displayed a Santa doll holding a Christmas tree with the word “joy” on it. As the journalists await possible pink slips, they’re anything but joyful.

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Where in the World is Michelle Fields?

Since departing The Daily Caller, Michelle Fields has kept a low profile. You can still catch her on TV every now and then, but she has focused her efforts into her own website, www.MichelleFields.com. It’s a shame, because we miss the fan art that people would send her, like the one on the right. Fields attempts to carry on her great tradition of reporting and was eager to weigh in on the recent union battle in the state of Michigan. Fox News contributor Steven Crowder was punched in the face by a man at a protest. Michelle knows a thing or two about these kind of altercations. She rose to prominence after being knocked to the ground by a police officer during Occupy protests in NYC.

Crowder has come under a bit of scrutiny in recent days. Gawker brought up the idea that maybe Crowder deserved the beatdown he received. Fields calls the story “atrocious” and says that the author, Max Read, is a “terrible human being.” She takes Read to task because he accuses Crowder of “inserting himself in the situation.”

Maybe Fields should have read her own work before commenting on the story further, because she may not disagree with Read as much as she thinks. Read more

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