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FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week

fishbowlHere are your top five stories of the week across the site.

5 – NBC’s Nancy Snyderman Apologies for Violating Voluntary Quarantine

4 – The Washington Post Partners with Student Newspapers at UMD, Columbia

3 – Jill Abramson Recalls ‘Stern’ Meeting with Condi Rice to Pull James Risen Piece for NYTimes

2 – CNN Layoffs to Hit DC Bureau

1 – CNN Serves Pink Slips with a Side of Counseling

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NBC’s Nancy Snyderman Apologies for Violating Voluntary Quarantine

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 20.36.55NBC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who was spotted traveling outside her home in New Jersey last Thursday while under voluntary quarantine, issued an apology Monday evening. The New Jersey Department of Health has since issued a mandatory quarantine for Snyderman and her crew members who briefly worked with the NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo in Monrovia, Liberia, currently being treated for Ebola in Omaha, Neb.

On Monday night’s “Nightly News,” NBC host Brian Williams read a statement from Snyderman, which read:

While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal. Read more

NBC News Freelance Cameraman Being Treated for Ebola: ‘I’m on the road to good health’

The NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo being treated for Ebola in Omaha, Neb., after being flown back to the United States for treatment earlier this month tweeted that he’s “feeling like I’m on the road to good health” this afternoon.

NBC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman and the remaining team members who briefly worked with Mukpo in Monrovia, Liberia are currently under a mandatory quarantine.

NBC News Freelance Cameraman Diagnosed with Ebola

Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 10.01.02On Thursday night, NBC News announced that a freelance cameraman that it hired to be a second cameraman for the network’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman reporting in Monrovia, Liberia, was diagnosed with Ebola.

NBC News Deborah Turness wrote in a note to staff Thursday evening:

“We are doing everything we can to get him the best care possible. He will be flown back to the United States for treatment at a medical center that is equipped to handle Ebola patients. We are consulting with the CDC, Medecins Sans Frontieres and others. And we are working with Dr. Nancy on the ground in Liberia.”

“We are also taking all possible measures to protect our employees and the general public. The rest of the crew, including Dr. Nancy, are being closely monitored and show no symptoms or warning signs. However, in an abundance of caution, we will fly them back on a private charter flight and then they will place themselves under quarantine in the United States for 21 days – which is at the most conservative end of the spectrum of medical guidance.”

The 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo quarantined himself Wednesday after taking his temperature and recording a slight fever. Twelve hours after testing Thursday at Medecins Sans Frontieres, his result came back positive for the virus. Read more

ABC Hires its Own Sanjay Gupta

Just a warning — you might want take a shower after reading this. Inexplicable slime can be hard to wash off.

CNN has Sanjay Gupta. NBC News has Nancy Snyderman. And now ABC News has acquired its own Sanjay Gupta with the announcement of Dave Zinczenko (almost as hard to spell as BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczinksi) as their new Nutrition and Wellness Editor. He’s currently the consulting editorial of Men’s Fitness.

“David is a well-respected expert who for decades has guided millions of people to makehealthier [sic] choices,” states a release.

Well-respected, maybe. But then that depends who you’re talking to. A claim to fame: He dated actresss Rose McGowen for three years. Some downsides to Zinczenko: He owns a restaurant with his BFF Mediaite founder, ABC News legal analyst and “wingman” Dan Abrams (if you can stomach it, read “The Dan and Dave Show” in the NYT Style section here) and in 2011 Gawker exposed him for using old Men’s Health articles for his “Eat This, Not That!” column for Yahoo! Health. He can be credited to saying the single worst thing we’ve ever read about Abrams’ bout with testicular cancer. After Abrams was diagnosed, he ran into his good buddy Zinczenko, who said, “Hey Dan, you don’t look so great,” followed up with, “You look terrible, lighten up. It’s not like you have ball cancer.” If that crack wasn’t horrible enough, after he realized his friend actually did have ball cancer, he said he and Abrams later met at Elaines and laughed it off. He said it–no joke–”created a bond.”

Zinczenko is the author NYT bestsellers The Abs Diet and The 8-Hour Diet. His company recently announced a major deal with Random House for a new series of healthy lifestyle books. For 12 years he was the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and editorial director of Women’s Health and Prevention magazines.

 

 

Deutsch or Douche? Donny Calls Chris Hayes ‘Weenie’

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes made a boo-boo during his show “Up!” on Memorial Day in which he said he feels “uncomfortable” about using the word “hero” to describe Americans who have gone to war.

“I feel uncomfortable about the word ‘hero’ because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war,” Hayes said in his characteristic otherworldly lingo. Immediately he faced backlash from the Drudge Report and other conservative news sites, who plastered his words out there for all to see.

Hayes didn’t instantly back down. “Sure this won’t stop the twitter hate, but ask people to watch this and see if we were being insufficiently respectful,” he tweeted with a link to a video of the segment in question. Shortly thereafter, Hayes apologized.

“[I]n seeking to discuss the civilian-military divide and the social distance between those who fight and those who don’t, I ended up reinforcing it, conforming to a stereotype of a removed pundit whose views are not anchored in the very real and very wrenching experience of this long decade of war,” Hayes said in his written apology. “And for that I am truly sorry.”

Cue up fellow MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch who wasn’t having it. This morning on “Today” Deutch along with TV personality Star Jones and NBC medical news editor Nancy Snyderman discussed Hayes’ comments (TVNewser). “I’m repulsed,” Deutsch said. “I hope he doesn’t get more viewers as a result of this. To say that… and by the way, this guy is like — if you’ve see what he looks like — he looks like a weenie. And to sit there where these guys are risking their lives, they are heroes: beginning, middle, end of story. I don’t know what the other side of this argument is.”

Well!

We’re all about redemption in the Fishbowl. We hope Hayes will think before he insults war heroes on Memorial Day. And probably think before he drinks; coffee, that is. Hayes looks so wired all the time we’d swear there’s an IV of caffeine serum coming straight out of his right forearm.

Carry on, Hazy.

Geena Davis and Girl Scouts Want Positive Media Images of Women

Actress Geena Davis, former FCC Commissioner Debi Tate, and the Girl Scouts are launching a commission to push for healthier media images of women and girls.

Members of the commission include Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Emme, the model, Nancy Snyderman, NBC Chief Medical Editor, and Ann Shoket, Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen Magazine. The National Cable and Telecommunications Assoc. and The Creative Coalition are also backing the effort.

A presser will be held next Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the National Assoc. of Broadcasters.

And yes, the publicist assures us, there will be Girl Scout cookies.

Sunday Show Preview 01.24.10

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NBC’s Meet the Press: Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY, )WaPo’s E.J. Dionne, BBC’s Katty Kay, Peggy Noonan of WSJ and NBC Chief WH Correspondent Chuck Todd

ABC’s This Week: Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and a roundtable with ABC News columnist George Will, Sam Donaldson, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, and ABC’s Cokie Roberts

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and a roundtable with CBS’ Nancy Cordes and Jan Crawford

Fox News Sunday: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) plus a panel with FNC’s Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and NPR’s Juan Williams

CNN’s State of the Union: David Axelrod, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dem. pollster Celinda Lake and Rep. pollster Neil Newhouse

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: NBC News Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman and National Enquirer’s Barry Levine

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, author Robert Caro, The Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson, WSJ’s Peggy Noonan

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show:

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Joan Biskupic of USA Today, Nat Journal’s Alexis Simendinger, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, John Harwood of CNBC and NYT.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), Bloomberg’s Rich Miller, Julianna Goldman, Heidi Przybyla, Margaret Carlson and Kate O’Beirne

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, AP’s Sonya Ross, Roll Call TV host Robert Traynham, Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher, Democratic strategist Karen Finney and News One/Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: Managing Director of IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, author Edwidge Danticat, U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmont Mulet

We’ll update as we get ‘em.

Sunday Show Preview

NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder Amb. Nancy Brinker, NBC’s Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman

CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and CBS medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton

ABC’s This Week: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and a roundtable with ABC’s George Will, Republican strategist Liz Cheney, Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson and former Clinton Labor Secretary and The American Prospect‘s Robert Reich

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and former director of the National Institutes of Health Bernadine Healy

CNN’s State of the Union: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), CNN Republican strategist Mary Matalin, CNN Democratic strategist James Carville, California Republican Senate candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: The Weekly Standard‘s Matt Continetti, Salon’s Joan Walsh, Washington Examiner‘s Julie Mason, former ABC correspondent Judy Muller

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Newsweek‘s Maziar Bahari

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Time‘s Joe Klein, WaPo‘s David Ignatius, WaPo‘s Anne Kornblut and MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Time‘s Karen Tumulty, NYT‘s David Sanger, LAT‘s Doyle McManus and Slate and CBS’ John Dickerson

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)

Washington Watch with Roland Martin: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rep. William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D-MO), Active Health Management’s Dr. Melissa Clarke and a panel with NPR’s Michel Martin, TWT‘s Amanda Carpenter, XM Satellite radio’s Joe Madison, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and News One/Interactive One’s Smokey Fontaine

CNN’s Amanpour: J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami, American Jewish Committee’s David Harris, Afghan Minister of Interior Hanif Atmar and former Finance Minister; Chairman, Institute of State Effectiveness Dr. Ashraf Ghani

Will update as we learn them.

Morning Reading List 07.20.09

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Happy Birthday to CNN’s Ed Henry. What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | NEWS NOTES | IN MEMORIAM | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Just a few notes on WaPo salons… Politico takes note of Bob Woodward‘s appearance on Charlie Rose- “Sure it was a mistake,” Woodward told Rose. “It’s been acknowledged. The publisher and the editor have kind of — not kind of — it’s a no excuses apology. They’ve tried to explain how it happened and I think they have.”

Ombudsman Andrew Alexander in Sunday’s WaPo- Adapting Ethics Rules to a New World.

TV

How are MSNBC’s newest anchors Dylan Ratigan and Dr. Nancy Snyderman doing so far? Ehh… “To date, both shows have attracted plenty of media attention and generated headlines. But, at the same time, both shows have struggled to attract the young viewers coveted by advertisers.” More from NYO here.

Remember Lindsey Mastis, the local WUSA-9 reporter who was given a hard time by the Real World crews? Well, she got an official apology from an MTV cameraman. Check out the groveling here.

RADIO

SIRIUS XM Radio’s POTUS channel will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing by broadcasting live from the National Air and Space Museum from noon to 3pmET today. POTUS airs on SIRIUS channel 110 and XM channel 130.

NEWS NOTES

A different perspective on the first 100 days of… Bo the dog.

Merriam-Webster has added a definition of the term “earmark” to the latest edition of its dictionary: “A provision in congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program or organization.” (h/t LAT)

Howard Kurtz in today’s WaPo Media Notes: While Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings drew plenty of coverage last week, the level of media excitement hardly matched that surrounding Mark Sanford’s Argentine affair, Sarah Palin’s Alaskan exit or Michael Jackson’s untimely departure.

Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism reports that Congressional galleries accredit 19 percent fewer reporters from mainstream newspapers and wire services than in 2008 (h/t Politico).

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

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