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Awkward Interactions at Heritage Foundation’s Launch of The Daily Signal

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Last night at Sixth Engine, The Heritage Foundation celebrated the Tuesday launch of its new site The Daily Signal, a digital-first, multimedia news platform.

Amidst drinks with clever names like the “Editor in Chief” and the “Teaser” alongside delicious samplings of Korean style chicken tenders, heaping bites of tuna tar tar, and brussels sprouts, FishbowlDC was so rudely interrupted by the self-proclaimed ‘Christian, Conservative, Southern, Zionist, that is Everything the Left hates Heritage Action Legislative Strategist (description a la his Twitter bio).”

During a conversation with a writer for Heritage Action’s blog The Forge, said “strategist” apparently felt threatened by FishbowlDC speaking to his ex-fiance. The “strategist” – who I met just seconds earlier – felt the need to tell me his engagement with whom I was previously speaking ended four weeks ago.

Unable to hold back a smirk caused by the absurdity of this man’s relationship woes, he trice assumed I thought the situation was funny. Newsflash: I barely know who you are, let alone care about your relationship status.

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FamousDC Reinvents Itself

At the start of the month FamousDC, the popular social scene blog, relaunched with an all new website and its first full-time editor Morgan Gress. Co-founders Josh Shultz and Amos Snead said in a release they redesigned the site because it “looked dated” and that they’re “damn proud” of the changes.

Snead told FishbowlDC that when they launched the site on Thursday, they were slightly nervous something might go wrong. He said, however, feedback has been positive. “It looks like our readers like the refresh,” he said.

Let’s take a look.

The site still functions like a vertical blog but the “Hot Topic”-esque black theme is gone, replaced with more whites, greys and light shades of red. Fonts are larger.

Popular features on the site, such as the “weekend picks” and infographics have been tweaked for the better and the site was redesigned with the intent of making them easier to find, Snead said. The Weekend Picks, formerly just an updated list of bars and events readers might check out, now comes with a Google map that pinpoints where each is located.

There is a downside to the site’s redesign… Read more