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Hey Isn’t That…?

…every journalist in DC on “House of Cards” ????

FishbowlDC caught up with CNN’s Candy Crowley a few days back to chat a bit about her star turn in “HoC” But she was far from the only DC journo to mix it up with the Underwoods this season. We pinged a few more to see what the experience was like:

Morris Jones, News Channel 8

On being sworn to secrecy: “I’m in two different spoiler scenes and I had to sign a non disclosure agreement.  I guess if I revealed any details before the public release, I might be found floating in the Potomac!”

Scott Thuman, ABC 7

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On what question he would ask Frank Underwood: “Easy. Are you looking for a new press guy?”

Julianna Goldman, Bloomberg News

On watching the first season: “The cast was a guest of Bloomberg’s at the White House Correspondents Dinner. I hadn’t seen the show and everyone kept coming up to the actors to talk about the season. So, I binged and basically watched the entire season on a transatlantic flight last summer. I then felt very dark inside.”

Major Garrett, CBS News

On which character he would interview: “President Garrett Walker…My first question: How could you despoil the regal name Garrett with such a weak and vacillating approach to the presidency?”

Catch a video from Nowthisnews.com featuring nearly* every journo who made a “HOC” Season 2 appearance, after the jump…

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Changes Abound at ABC7

Starting this weekend, WJLA ABC7 is launching a new show on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. called “Government Matters” with Morris Jones. The program will focus on the world of government contracting. And “Washington Business Report” is getting a new time slot at 11 a.m. immediately following ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.”

This Sunday’s “Washington Business Report” has an interview with gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, where they will discuss at length the controversy surrounding Star Scientific that has dogged his campaign and is engulfing Governor McDonnell, as well as Cuccinelli’s views on business, the economy and how to grow jobs in Virginia. He’ll also take on Terry McAuliffe for saying he’s too conservative for business leaders considering locating in the Commonwealth.

Wemple’s Fuego May Wane

Some noted the absence of TBD Editor Erik Wemple‘s Fuego/Frio feature a few weeks back. The editor who takes time each week to stop breathing as he ridicules publications few read around town like Russia Today and The Downtowner may soon be too busy to unleash all that wacky energy. He may skip from time to time.

Morris Jones, the TBD TV anchor who introduces the segment, gave us a status update on Wemple’s feature, the most recent of which aired on Feb. 17.

“As Erik Wemple keeps getting busier and busier with various projects and meetings he may be forced to skip some Wednesday TV segments,” Morris wrote to FishbowlDC in an email response to a question about it. “That was the case a couple of weeks ago I think when you didn’t see him on the air.”

On the weeks that Wemple skips, we hear he’ll be hosting hold your breath contests in the TBD newsroom. We hope no one passes out.

A Fuego/Frio Update (And Critique)

In the most recent installment of TBD Editor Erik Wemple‘s breathless Fuego/Frio feature criticizes WaPo’s Ready to Rent section for saying H Street is about to get red hot, and gives Washington Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays a big fat Frio for an item about the Washington Capital’s Alexander Ovechkin eating pizza and pasta at Cafe Milano. “He just like ate some pasta? …Maybe if he’s dining with Sally Quinn. …but that’s a terrible story,” says Erik. He also gets on the Downtowner for spelling Robert Allbritton‘s surname wrong in a story on TBD (they spelled it Albritton).

He’s right, of course. Who cares what Ovechkin was eating unless he’s having a food fight?

But we have a Frio of our own for Fuego/Frio. Please stop letting anchor Morris Jones (pictured here) do the introduction in the manner he does. This isn’t the Johnny Carson show. The “Heeeeeerrrr’s Erik” intro, complete with dorky pointer fingers, is a stale and Leave it to Beaverish beginning to an otherwise entertaining feature.

Explanation to readers: The reason this post read Roger Allbritton earlier as opposed to Robert is because the Downtowner originally called him Roger Albritton [sic]. We’ve changed it because this wasn’t clear in the way it was written.