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Jen Bendery, Dannia Hakki, Gindy win Round 2 of FishbowlDC Superlatives

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Round 2 of the FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives came to a close, and with it, who’s been named the Hottest PR Guy/Girl, Biggest Troublemaker, and Best Hair.

 

HuffPost's Jen Bendery

In the category for Biggest Troublemaker, HuffPost’s Jen Bendery took the win with just under 50% of the votes over The Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein, former editor of FishbowlDC; POLITICO’s Lauren French; The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin; The Daily Caller’s Patrick Howley; and Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle.

 

Moki Media's Dannia Hakki

Moki Media’s Dannia Hakki wins Best Hair, over Washingtonian’s Kate Bennett, CNN’s Erin McPike, former Fishbowl-er turned Mediaite’s Eddie Scarry, Benny Johnson, and WJLA’s Kris Van Cleave.

 

American Beverage Association's Chris "Gindy" Gindlesperger

And in the most voted for category of 2014 thus far with nearly 6,000 votes, American Beverage Association’s Chris “Gindy” Gindlesperger is the 2014 Hottest PR Person with more than 40% of the votes. Early on, it looked like it could be POLITICO’s Olivia Petersen, or former FishbowlDC editor – CNN’s Matt Dornic. As the competition progressed, Gindy bested Petersen and Dornic, as well as Moki’s Maha Hakki, Story Partner’s Lauren Culberton, and SKDK’s Doug Thornell.

 

Earlier today we announced Round 3 nominees. Voting goes until Friday, August 15, at 6pm. A full list of 2014 FishbowlDC Superlative winners will follow.

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Round 2 Superlatives: HuffPost’s Jen Bendery, Moki’s Dannia Hakki, ABA’s Gindy Leading

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On Tuesday we’ll announce the third and final round nominees in the 2014 FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives, and before we close out round 2, we’re here with an update of where things stand in the final 24.

HuffPost’s Jen Bendery is leading in the Biggest Troublemaker category, with nearly 50% of the votes. Former FishbowlDC editor turned Daily Caller-er Betsy Rothstein is in second, followed by POLITICO’s Lauren French.

Moki Media’s Dannia Hakki is winning in the Best Hair category, besting her bestie Washingtonian’s Kate Bennett. And CNN’s Erin McPike is in 3rd with an even 18%.

And so far the most cut throat category of 2014, for Hottest PR Person, American Beverage Association’s Chris “Gindy” Gindlesperger is in the lead with more than 40% of more than 5,000 votes, followed by POLITICO’s Olivia Petersen, and former FishbowlDC editor – CNN’s Matt Dornic.

Nothing is set in stone, at least until Tuesday, August 12, at 2pm. So vote for your picks while you can. Round 2 winners to be announced tomorrow, as will the nominees of Round 3.

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Round 2 of FishbowlDC Superlatives: Hottest PR Flack, Best Hair, and Biggest Troublemaker

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We’re back with Round 2 of the 2014 FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives, and today, we present the Hottest PR Guy/Girl, Best Hair, and Biggest Troublemaker categories.

Based on reader suggestions (don’t blame us, blame your colleagues) we have a slew of new nominees, including 6 of the hottest PR flacks that make your heart skip a beat when they reach your inbox, finest heads of hair throughout town, and troublemakers with a capital T.

Voting for Round 1 closes Thursday, so get your votes in while you can, here. Leading for Hottest TV Personality is FOX 5′s Steve CheneveyFuture/Former Boy Band Member is The Hill’s Kevin Cirilli, and Most in Need of a Reality Show is POLITICO’s Big Money author Ken Vogel.

We still have four more categories to announce - Sexiest Radio Voice, Best Writing, Cutest Couple, and Most #basic - so send yours to fishbowlnick@gmail.com.

Voting for Round 2 lasts until 2pm on Tuesday, August 12 so have at it. And we’ll make sure to update you along the way. And stay tuned – Thursday we’ll announce the winners of Round 1.

 

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CNN’s Piers Morgan Responds to Raunchy Tweet

A lot of us have been there.

Respond or don’t respond to a tweet that makes you want to drive your fist through the computer screen. Or maybe just cuss a little too much. Many think ignoring is the way to go, and they’re probably right. But some in the news business can’t always go that route.

CNN’s Piers Morgan appears to enjoy mixing it up with his gun-toting foes. An example: “Hey @piersmorgan , saw my neighbor walk in his front door with an AR-15 yesterday. Glad I have him for a neighbor!” a follower wrote. Piers retweeted by didn’t respond. But on Sunday he replied to a raunchy tweet that involved the t-word. Judging from the reaction, followers were neither surprised nor came down on him for it. His response appeared to only fuel the fire and trash talk.

Some weren’t pleased Piers even responded. But see how the bulk of fans reacted… Read more

Media Takes Sides on Zimmerman Decision

After continual media coverage of the George Zimmerman trial in the shooting of Trayvon Martin and more than 16 hours of deliberation by the jury, Zimmerman was acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter over the weekend.

Since the shooting occurred last year, the case has been heavily followed by the media, with some outlets taking clear, strong stances. Now that the not-guilty verdict has been announced, some publications are being even more outspoken on the matter. We looked at a wide array of news organizations to analyze each publication’s own verdict of the case.

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Howley: Out at Free Beacon, in at Daily Caller

Washington Free Beacon reporter Patrick Howley is the first employee to leave the right-wing news outlet. He wrote last week saying, “I’m not sure where exactly the door is revolving to. Anyways, I’m out at the Free Beacon. Voluntary resignation. Given my reputation in Washington, it may well be the end of my days working indoors.”

But Howley got a job quicker than he thought. He’s going to work for The Daily Caller. He starts today. “I’m leaving to pursue new opportunities, challenges, and horizons,” he wrote, prior to getting the new job. “Mostly horizons. I have some irons in the fire of the media world. I’m good at failing upward. No worries.”

He added, “Let it be noted that I had the first lede story in Free Beacon history, similar to John Belushi having the first sketch on SNL. Belushi also died first, which I’ll ignore.”
Howley’s history in D.C. journalism is as follows… Read more

Beacon Writer Cheers on Neil Munro

Amid the numerous calls for the firing of The Daily Caller‘s resident heckler Neil Munro are the conservative voices cheering him on. One such voice is Patrick Howley, a staff writer for Free Beacon, a new conservative Washington publication, who wrote into FBDC this week to respond to WaPo Dana Milbank‘s attempt to equate Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson to an outhouse. Milbank declared that Murno should be fired. Howley had another point of view:

Dana Milbank is a Yale graduate and member of Skull and Bones. Neil Munro is an Irish immigrant trying to earn a living at the Daily Caller. The smug rich need to stop using their public platforms to interfere with the livelihoods of immigrants they’ve never met.

The WaPo newsroom is chock-full of “Big Chill” Baby Boomers and their smarmy little offspring. These pampered WaPo heirs and debutantes seem to relish in trying to get people fired, which is arguably the most evil thing I’ve ever seen. Stand up for the working man! It is patently clear who is right in this important conflict, and it has nothing to do with politics.

Neil! Neil! Neil! Neil!

Patrick Howley