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QUOTES of the DAY


Whose got the ugliest, most loathsome facial/neck/seeping into chest hair in America? Meet America’s non-journalist Ian Murphy, the Buffalo Beast’s prank caller who appeared on MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Wednesday night. Please, Murphy, buy a razor, this is terrifying.

Number of days since @DCJourno has tweeted: 9 (His/her last utterance was on FishbowlDC with this interview by intern Alec Jacobs. We don’t think Alec’s interview caused the disappearance, but we hope the anonymous D.C. tweeter will return soon.)

Tapper Block Watch

“This is spamming and if u keep doing it i will block you.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper to a follower named @Chani_11 Wednesday. Tapper is known for his no nonsense Twitter personality.

Prank on a prank

“Just got a call from David Koch. What does he want at this hour?:-)” — Syndicated columnist and Strategic Communications Strategist for Bullfight Strategies Karl Frisch in a Wednesday tweet.

Reporter wins the morning, noon & night

Politico‘s @mollyesque wins the morning/noon/night with Vanity Fair shout-out for her lede about Reid and hookers.” — Politico Deputy Congressional Editor Martin Kady goes all out in a Wednesday tweet “Win the BLANK” analogy about reporter Molly Ball, linking to this.

“Man” panel

“Im the least manly person alive, but what the hell/RT@LetsTalkLiveDC We’re gearing up for a “Man Panel”w/Adrian Loving @Bkownacki & @PWGavin” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a Wednesday tweet. Fellow man panel members are Brendan Kownacki (“media adviser, strategist, producer, commentator and self-proclaimed futurist”) and Adrian Loving (self-proclaimed DJ, “social stylist” and graphic design professor. In 2009 he told Washingtonian that he dances in front of the mirror daily.)

TBD fallout

“And, the next shoe drops at @tbd: major layoff.” — Former TBD GM Jim Brady in a Wednesday tweet.

TBD has not failed. A venture has to be given a chance to succeed before it can fail.” — Robert Frost? Not really. These are the words of TBD‘s Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry.

“Really disgusted by some Tweeps gloating over what happened @TBD. We all work in the media. Any one of us could get laid off any day #awful” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a Wednesday tweet.

Jim Brady reveals true feelings about Mark Judge

“So let me get this right…Your biggest failing is not being the New York Press?” — Community Journalist Jen Connic in a Wednesday tweet to Jim Brady in reference to Mark Judge, who writes opinion pieces for The Daily Caller. Judge trashed TBD in a story Wednesday in which he wrote about applying to TBD for a job. Brady’s response to Connic: “Apparently. And that I didn’t hire him. He’s lucky I don’t publish the e-mails he sent me before I blew him off.” Another line from Brady: “Best is the “he’s an idiot” part followed by his desire for a job under said idiot. I think that technically makes him an idiot.” And this: “Damn, now I see my mistake. I didn’t listen to a guy who wanted a job at TBD despite my apparent hackery: Silly me.”

A scribe’s dishwasher nightmare

“All-day, Kafkaesque nightmare buying a Sears dishwasher today. And still not done installing it.” — Congressional Quarterly‘s John Donnelly in a Wednesday Facebook update.

Bret Baier: hooked on golf

“Watching the replay of the golf. Was trying to go to bed early but I am hooked. Can’t wait for good weather and green fairways.” — FNC anchor Bret Baier in a Wednesday night tweet. (Baier is more than a decent golfer. He lettered on four teams at DePauw University and is a member at Congressional Country Club.)

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“For the record, everything I type after 10 p.m. should be tagged #latenighttweet and considered accordingly.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg in a vital Wednesday night tweet at 11 p.m. (This item was in direct defiance to Metro Weekly writer Chris Geidner‘s request.)

Media assoc. at war with her clothes

“Tried on seven different outfits this am. Bad way to start off the day.” — Rachel Slobodien, senior media associate at Heritage Foundation in a Thursday morning tweet.

The week in birthday wishes…

The Hill‘s Molly Hooper and TWT‘s Ben Birnbaum. Happy Birthday!

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Newbies Get Warned About Self Importance

Avoid sleeping around. Don’t forget your family exists.

These were some of the bolder messages that came out of a reception hosted by The Hill last night at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel for new members of Congress and their soon to be pissed off spouses who rarely see them, and when they do, they’ll be surrounded by 20-something know-it-all geekoids in suits and ties who don’t let them in on the office schedule.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz urged new members and their spouses to “avoid temptations” that lurk in the nation’s capital. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) reminded them to take time for their family. Wasserman Schultz didn’t elaborate on specific “temptations” new members of Congress ought to avoid, but her warning triggered knowing laughs. Wasserman smartly instructed them to surround themselves with at least one person who will tell you that, “You’re not so great.”

Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s (R-Minn.) speech was similar to the rest. She advised newbies to bring someone from your home district to work with them on Capitol Hill. Bachmann also appeared to defy Wasserman’s advice on not being self-centered, noting she was one of only 13 House Republicans who won in 2006.

Spotted in the crowd: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and his wife, Elizabeth, Chuck Conconi of Qorvis Communications, C-SPAN’s Bill Scanlan and Howard Mortman. Christina Robbins and Stephanie Livingston of Fox News and The Hill’s Russell Berman, Molly Hooper and Mike O’Brien.

Beer and wine were served along with the usual reception fare of crab cakes and other finger foods.

Good Luck to The Hill’s Hooper

The Hill‘s Molly Hooper is in campaign mode, as are most political reporters these days. But she also has her head in a tennis championship this weekend in Tuscon.

She appeased her editors by going out to Arizona early to cover the reelection campaigns of Reps. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and filed stories this week. Now she’s focused on tennis. Her first matches are today. She’s trying to win a national championship after her team won the Mid-Atlantic championship this summer. Her squad is attempting to win the 3.5-level women’s USTA national championship, playing teams from around the country.

Her team this year is 12-0.

Best of luck to Hooper.

The Hill’s Hooper Gets Hooked on Tennis

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The Hill‘s Molly Hooper won two tennis matches over the weekend in the U.S. Tennis Association mid-Atlantic championships, helping to qualify her team to go to the national championship in Arizona.

Managing Editor Bob Cusack also played and won two matches. He’s behaving very generously about Hooper’s win and says he’s happy for her. “I am very excited for her,” said Cusack, who made it to Arizona last year. “It’s so hard to get there and I told her it’s a great experience. The Hill was well represented this weekend. Molly and I were a combined 4-0. I hope she can bring home a national championship.”

Hooper tells FishbowlDC that she played on the competitive junior tennis circuit growing up in Northern California and for her high school team. “But I didn’t touch a racket for more than 10 years,” she said. “Over the past few years though, I started hitting here and there. This is the first year that I have played competitively, and I am hooked again.”

She attests that Cusack has been supportive of her win. “Bob was the epitome of grace,” she said. “It felt like he was on my team! He was the first person to congratulate me – he had the news that my DC team was on our way to Tucson before I told my parents.”

Two Scribes to Play in Tennis Tourney

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The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack and reporter Molly Hooper will be in Newport News, Va. this weekend for the U.S. Tennis Association mid-Atlantic championships. There are different levels of play. Cusack and Hooper are on separate teams and can’t play each other because she’s on the women’s team and he’s on the men’s team.

If a team wins this weekend, it advances to the national championships later this year in Arizona. Cusack’s team made it to Arizona last year, but didn’t win the national championship.

For his teammates’ sake, we hope Cusack wins. He’s not such a gracious loser when it comes to bowling and we suspect not tennis either.

Best of luck to both scribes!

Obama Meeting With House GOP Open to Media

President Obama’s upcoming meeting with House Republicans has been opened up to members of the media, The Hill reports today.

The full meeting, including a question-and-answer session, will be in front of reporters and television cameras, reports Molly Hooper.

See the story here.

FNC’s Chad Pergram: Style Icon? Not to Boehner

Minority Leader John Boehner began his weekly press conference this morning by directing the press corps’ attention to the outfit worn by Fox News’ Chad Pergram.

A FishbowlDC insider tells us that Pergram was rocking Gotti-chic: black tie, black jacket and black pants with a gray sport coat.

Apparently, Boehner didn’t approve of Pergram’s mobster ensemble:

“For someone born in the 8th district of Ohio, you don’t look like it,” Boehner said.

Molly Hooper asked: “What district does he look like he’s from then?”

Boehner plead the fifth.

Hooper To The Hill

FishbowlDC has learned that Molly Hooper (now with CQ — formerly with Fox News) will join The Hill newspaper. She will cover House Republicans and be reunited with The Hill’s Jim Mills, with whom she worked at Fox News.