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Quote(s) of the Day

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Frisch ‘Chillaxes?’

“Chillaxing at the #MCvilla in Vegas baby.”
- Media Matter’s contributor Karl Frisch in a Monday tweet that seems about as awkward as watching your parents dance in the living room.

Editor diagnoses media with vertigo

“This media summer seems so delusional & vertiginous that I believe neither Tennessee Williams nor Terry Southern would have known what 2 do.” – The Nation‘s Editor Katrina vanden Heuval in a Monday tweet.

Journo gets Jackson face time

“A Jackson hugged me. Be jealous.”
- The Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a Monday tweet. She explains, “It was Randy. He concluded our brief interview with a hug. Then I interviewed Jermaine who wasn’t quite as pleasant.” (Randy and Jermaine Jackson were in town for the Children’s Uniting Nations conference, which supports foster youth. Dinner was held at Neyla in Georgetown.)

Kurtz gets dramatic

“Nothing worse than landing after a long delay and not being able to get to the gate. Need an evacuation slide!”
- WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz in a Monday evening tweet.

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Quote(s) of the Day

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Good home cooking with a plug for turkey necks

“I’m sitting home boiling some left over shrimp from my last visit home. Got some onions, potatoes, corn & turkey necks. Plus something cold.” — Democratic Pundit and CNN Contributor Donna Brazile in a Wednesday tweet.

Cable TV gets slapped down

“Q: is O concerned Jon Stewart & @keitholbermann trashed speech? G: No. Cable tv is “not where all real Americans live.” Ouch!” –Mother Jones Bureau Chief David Corn tweets about a question to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in a White House presser.

Hashtag criticism

“If you gratuitously use a hashtag instead of a normal English word in the middle of a sentence, you officially suck.”
–TNR Blogger Patrick Ruffini in a Wednesday tweet. Ruffini also runs Engage, LLC, a political media firm.

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The Atlantic Names Top 30 Washington Insiders on Twitter

Who are the top Washington insiders to follow on Twitter? The Atlantic released a list of their 30 picks today.

Mike Allen
Blogger, Politico

Marc Ambinder
Politics Editor, The Atlantic

Chris Cillizza
Blogger, Washington Post: “The Fix”

Ana Marie Cox
National Correspondent, Air America radio

John Dickerson
Chief Political Correspondent, Slate

Patrick Gavin
Writer, Politico

Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker of the House

David Gregory
Host, Meet the Press, NBC

Israeli Consulate General of New York

Mark Knoller
White House Correspondent, CBS News

Howard Kurtz
Columnist, Washington Post

Rachel Maddow
Host, The Rachel Maddow Show, NBC

John McCain
Senator from Arizona (Republican)

Meghan McCain
Daughter of Sen. John McCain

Claire McCaskill
Senator from Missouri (Democrat)

Mike Memoli
Blogger, Real Clear Politics

Markos Moulitsas

Founder, Daily Kos

Mike Mullen
Chair, The Joint Chiefs of Staff

Bill Nelson
Senator from Florida (Democrat)

Karl Rove
Former Adviser to President Bush

Patrick Ruffini
GOP strategist, political blogger

Barham Salih
Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq

George Stephanopoulos
Chief Washington Correspondent, ABC News

Jake Tapper

Senior White House Correspondent, ABC News

Fred Thompson
Former Senator, actor

Joe Trippi
Democratic campaign specialist

Dave Weigel
Politics reporter, The Washington Independent

West Wing Report
Anonymous: fast, accurate and unbiased coverage of President Obama direct from the White House press room

Solid choices in general but Washington isn’t at a loss for actual “insiders,” so why select folks who don’t actually live or work in DC?

Morning Reading List, 06.26.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • What you’ve missed out on during the endless Paris Hilton coverage.

  • An NBC release announced that “The Chris Matthews Show” was “the number-two rated Sunday morning public affairs show topping CBS’s ‘Face the Nation,’ ABC’s ‘This Week’ and ‘FOX News Sunday’ in households nationally for the week ending June 17, 2007.”

  • How dare you call the Extreme-ness “unknown.”

  • Check out mediabistro.com’s DC Courses and Semninars.

  • Slate launched Slate V Monday, their new video magazine.

  • The Politico will co-sponsor another Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, this time with CNN and the Los Angeles Times.

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “Authors Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr. have had to labor not only to escape the shadow of Watergate reporting hero Bernstein but also to cope with the particular loathing the Clinton camp has reserved for their biography, ‘Her Way.’”

  • Fox’s Liguori, About to Step Into the Senate’s Line of Fire

  • Internet radio stations to protest royalty hikes

  • Pearlstine’s Plame Book Blames Everyone

  • Ah, the bickering continues:

      Wait, so let me get this straight: The Hill, who were the winners through the agreed-upon seven innings, were the ones who were so upset at the prospect of losing? Wouldn’t it be the team that wanted to extend the game past the ending point — in much the same way grade-school children are wont to do — that would be the one pathetically desperate not to lose?

    And another: “RC vs. Hill = R-E-M-A-T-C-H”

  • Patrick Ruffini on the Politico’s redesign.

  • AOL takes page from blogs, relaunches news

  • Scott Collins: “The Democrats are dead wrong not to debate on Fox News.”

  • Mickey Kaus fact checks Tim Russert.

  • How did you celebrate National Columnists Day?
  • Reuters reports, “The family and colleagues of Alan Johnston, a BBC reporter kidnapped by Islamists in Gaza, urged his captors on Monday not to harm him after he appeared in a video wearing what he said was an explosive belt.”

  • WAMU announced it will turn off its two online music streams today, in recognition of a “Day of Silence” for webcasters across the country. “The online stream of WAMU’s BluegrassCountry.org and WAMU 88.5 Channel 2 on wamu.org — which broadcasts music content from WTMD in Towson, Md. — will go silent for a day.” Visitors to the sites who click on the streaming audio links will instead hear a recorded statement. The station’s on-air broadcast on 88.5 FM, as well as its HD on-air signals, will not be affected. The Internet radio “Day of Silence” is being organized by SaveNetRadio.org, a coalition of artists, labels, listeners, and webcasters. It is meant to represent the silence that could occur when new online music royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) take effect July 15.”

  • Regarding Jo Becker a reader writes, “Also, is correct for Post to refer to her as a ‘staff writer’ when she is obviously a staff writer now at Times?”

  • The Los Angeles Times reports, “Broadcast television’s annual springtime sales bazaar drew to a close Friday with the five networks surpassing their estimates by ringing up a combined $9.3 billion in commitments for prime-time commercial spots for the coming TV season.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.’s shares are ‘undervalued’ because the company is unlikely to succeed in combining with larger rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and offers a better product, Merrill Lynch & Co. said.”

  • Deborah Howell addresses the updates FOIA so badly needs, “Reporters use FOIA a lot less than businesses do, probably one reason the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports reform, along with about 100 other organizations.”

  • Parents Television Council President Tim Winter will testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on issue of television violence at the “Impact of Media Violence on Children” hearing at 10 a.m. today.

  • Anita Kumar from the St. Petersburg Times is joining the Washington Post as a new statehouse correspondent in Richmond.

  • The Deal reports, “The proposed $17.52 billion Thomson-Reuters merger is expected to result in an asset sale in order to win regulatory approval.”

  • Ronald Aronica and Mtetwa Ramdoo, business analysts, weigh in on Tom Friedman’s book with a critical analysis.

  • New York Business.com reports, “Publisher David Carey was pressing the flesh last week during the final stretch of his race to fill Conde Nast Portfolio’s second issue with ads. He met with clients to share enthusiastic e-mails from some of the business title’s high-profile readers, media buyers say. His efforts to retain all his advertisers haven’t been entirely successful.”

  • PBS Tells Producer Not To Hire Conservatives.”

  • Roger Aronoff thinks, “This has been a rough year for Tim Russert, though you wouldn’t know it the way he is treated by the media.”

  • RenewAmerica responds to WashingtonTimes

  • The New York Times reports, “This week, Mr. Binn will announce that his magazine company, Niche Media, will merge with Greenspun Media Group of Las Vegas — which publishes Vegas, Wynn and Venetian Style, among other magazines — and Ocean Drive Media Group, which publishes Ocean Drive and Ocean Drive Español and several other magazines.”

  • Emily Lenzner is leaving NPR to fill in for ABC’s This Week Editorial Producer Ilana Drimmer, who will be on maternity leave through the end of the year.

  • MinOnline reports, “‘Gossip’ Remains Advertising Stronger Than ‘Real’ News And Business.”

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