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Afternoon Reading List 06.19.13.

Bill Clinton is holding Hillary back — In her Bloomberg column with the headline “Hillary Has to Dump Bill Now,” Margaret Carlson examines Hillary Clinton’s “return to the living.” Carlson runs through a list of Clinton’s recent doings: unveiling her Twitter account (where she acknowledged the pantsuit), not being tan, being rested and ready and picking a “rocking photo.” The emergence of “Hillary 2.0” came at a poor time, however, during her the week long annual celebration of her husband’s Global Initiative, where she says Bill Clinton was “surrounded by his cast and on his turf.” During this period, it was Bill who made the headlines, with loose remarks about President Obama’s involvement in Syria (he said the president looked like a “wuss.”). Carlson basically states that if Clinton has any shot at the White House, she needs to learn how to control her husband.

First Couple looking to fill Friday nights — The young Obamas are growing up, and as the President said, “Now that my girls are getting older, they don’t want to spend that much time with me anyway.” So to keep him and FLOTUS from getting lonely, Peter Nicholas reported for the Wall Street Journal, President Obama is filling the couple’s time by hosting casual Friday dinner parties, which have often continued into Saturday morning. The White House did not disclose who has been invited, but according to sources familiar with the dinners, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault and Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein have all been guests at the soirées. A White House official said the couple is inviting guests not necessarily of political prominence, but any interesting people. Obama has been criticized in the past for giving Washington’s social life a cold shoulder, but he now appears to be embracing the party scene.

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White House Now Stresses Feeding the Press

TIPS FROM THE POOL…INTO THE DEEP END


My what a difference a year and seven months makes.

Earlier this week a White House Pool Report showed off the improved relations — at least in terms of sustenance — between the White House and the press corps. Few can forget the March 2010 incident when a reporter was locked in a closet for hours during a Florida fundraiser because V.P. Biden and staff didn’t want him mingling with the guests. The local reporter subjected to the closet treatment was The Orlando Sentinel‘s Scott Powers. An hors d’oeuvre he never got to try: Rosemary flatbread with grapes, honey and gorgonzola.

Now President Obama makes overt gestures to make sure reporters are being fed.

The payoff?

Pool reports like this one by LAT/Tribune‘s Peter Nicholas from a fundraiser in Los Angeles:

Pool was ushered out after 10 minutes, as potus opened it up for
questions. As we slithered out, potus asked if we’d gotten any of the
chicken from his earlier stop at Roscoes. Reuters’ Jeff Mason assured
him that there was pizza waiting for us outside. Pool is holding contentedly near the Lassiter’s lighted backyard pool, enjoying a cool LA breeze and snacking on individual-size pizzas.

Pooler in Cali Works Out Alongside POTUS

IN THE DEEP END…TIPS FROM THE POOL

Good luck came to Tribune‘s White House reporter  Peter Nicholas this morning in San Francisco when he went to work out in the hotel gym.

A pre-activity bonus report.  Pooler was on the elliptical machine in the hotel gym at 7:15 am pacific time when potus and Reggie Love came in to work out. Potus, wearing a t shirt, baseball hat and sweat pants, warmed up on the treadmill while reading a newspaper. He later broke into a faster jog, leaving the paper next to the machine.

Three Strikes, You’re Out

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During Barack Obama‘s first press conference as president-elect (held on Nov. 7), he fielded questions from the Associated Press, NBC, ABC, CBS, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, CNN and the New York Times. At the time, we noted that Fox News was left out of the questioning.

During Barack Obama’s second press conference (held yesterday), the Washington Post, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Reuters, Wall Street Journal and USA Today were called on to ask questions.

During today’s press conference (to announce Budget Director-designate Peter Orszag and Deputy Budget Director-designate Rob Nabors), Obama called on NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, LA Times’ Peter Nicholas, ABC7′s (Chicago) Andy Shaw and McClatchy’s Steve Thomma.

Which means it’s 0-3 for Fox News.

(NBC’s Guthrie reports on MSNBC that another presser is slated for tomorrow.)

Related: “Who’s At The Obama Presser?”

Who Got To Ask Questions At The Obama Presser?”

Who’s Front Row at Obama Presser?”

Morning Reading List, 09.13.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • The “Biggest Tuesday In Hip-Hop History” — 50 Cent.

  • We hear Savannah Guthrie is a new general bureau correspondent for NBC.

  • Another tipster tells us, “Peter Hamby, who used to be the internet segment producer for the Situation Room, is now CNN’s south carolina political producer.”

  • And we also hear, “John Parman is resigning as producer of DC-produced Interfaith Voices to take a job with a new daily radio show in California.”

  • Pelosi and Reid take on CBS’ Jim Axelrod.

  • “FBN Announces Anchors

  • Cameron v. Obama.”

  • Op-Ed page awards.

  • TVNewser has learned Fox News will be the pool for the Democratic National Convention in Denver beginning August 25, 2008. And NBC News will be the pool for the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis the following Monday, September 1.”

  • Why media revolution only just beginning

  • Consultant Probed in Bogus Interview

  • U.S.News & World Report announced in a release yesterday that Eddy Ramirez is the new K-12 reporter for the Education section of the magazine and website, USNews.com.

  • Murdoch makes first visit to WSJ newsroom

  • A reader writes in about the LA Times DC bureau, “Despite all the turmiol, the appear to have doubled the number of presidential campaign reporters from 3 to 6. Existing reporters were Brownstein, Wallsten and Hook. New reporters (all arrived from LA in last month or two): Joe Matthews, Peter Nicholas, Michael Finnegan.”

  • Tony Snow’s last stand: ‘Not a war without end’”

  • Media Matter’s Eric Boehlert writes, “It’s amazing that this deep into the Bush presidency, reporters and pundits still express genuine surprise and naïve disappointment when the White House slights them in purposeful ways. Just last week we saw fresh evidence of the Charlie Brown-Lucy-football routine, with wounded reporters complaining that the White House had, yet again, snubbed the press.”

  • A Kiplinger’s release announced, “Consumers scanning newsstands later this month will find one personal finance magazine unlike any other. On sale September 18th, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s October issue is entirely dedicated to a sole subject. And the topic may seem unlikely for a financial monthly: the environment.”

  • Roll Call has made some internal changes. Ali McSherry is transitioning from GalleryWatch Operations to the Roll Call copy desk, where she will be an editorial assistant. In addition, Julie Restivo will be switching positions within Operations, taking over the committee editor post being vacated by Ali.

  • From release, “Yachad, a non-profit organization committed to restoring Washington, D.C. neighborhoods and strengthening D.C. communities, has recently announced the launch of its latest, and most creative, outreach effort: the Our City Film Fest. ‘Our City’ will host films that take place in or are about Washington, D.C. The festival, to be held on February 3, 2008, at Busboys and Poets.” For more information, click here.

  • Happy 2nd B-Day Public Eye!

  • And, Happy 16th Washington Life!

  • From a release, “While ‘traditional media’ — TV, radio and print — figures to remain in the driver’s seat during Campaign ’08, established outlets will increasingly need to share the road with online video. That’s the clear conclusion of a new consumer survey, conducted for ClipBlast! (www.clipblast.com), the Web’s premier video search platform, by Chicago market researcher Synovate.”

  • John Dickerson gives us a sneak preview of “the presidential primary ‘mashup’ hosted by Yahoo!, the Huffington Post, and Slate.”

  • A “Hotline insider” sent us this tip: “Everything’s great at Hotline, thanks for your concern. A couple quick corrections to what you’re reporting … replacements for the irreplaceable mike memoli and shira toeplitz have already been named. Additionally, after an exhaustive search, we expect to have an exciting announcement about a new ‘On Call’ editor shortly. And while we’re all still sad about losing Danielle Jones, we’re already talking about her successor. As we enter our 20th year(!) this month, Hotline’s only getting better and better and better … Thanks! (a Hotline insider).” Pat Ottenhoff has also recently departed.

  • Washington Times reports, “Fresh from their “betray us” attack on Gen. David Petraeus, MoveOn.org is now looking to add new employees. The online liberal group sent an e-mail to its members yesterday: MoveOn’s starting a fellowship program — four short-term paid positions”

  • The Wall Street Journal reports, “As its popular, controversial college ranking enters its 25th year, U.S. News is significantly expanding its rankings business.”

  • A release announced, “Mercora, Inc., the leading social music discovery service for web and mobile users, today announced that the company is launching a new service and unifying all its products and services under the new brand identity — Social.FM. The company will begin operating under the new name immediately and the website can be accessed at www.social.fm.”

  • Poynter’s Amy Gahran writes, This past Saturday at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference I was part of a plenary panel discussing how the evolution of media (especially online) could or should affect the future of journalism. There, I voiced my opinion about how it burns me up that news organizations continue to cut qualified journalists from their payrolls, ostensibly to control costs, while routinely leaving significant money on the table in the form of poorly sold and grossly underutilized online and mobile advertising opportunities. Then, in a Kafkaesque twist, management and journalists alike often whine about how their sites don’t make much money.”

  • The Newseum, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the National Press Club present “Reporting on National Security in an Age of Terror” Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club. To RSVP, click here.

  • R&R reports, “Joe Mathieu, Cameron Gray and Gary Starikoff are joining XM Satellite Radio’s upcoming radio channel ‘P.O.T.U.S. ’08,’ which is the 24-hour, commercial-free channel devoted to the 2008 presidential election.”

  • Tech Daily Dose reports, “Well, it looks like the MSNBC-NBC-National Journal reporters embedded on the 2008 campaign trail have started filing dispatches. The team of caffeinated political scribes is covering ‘Decision 2008′ full-time now, each serving as their own mobile campaign bureau.”

  • ABC News’ Brian Ross and Others Subpoenaed in D.C. Madam Case

  • According to the new report Huffington’s House of Horrors released today by the Media Research Center, “The Huffington Post’s ongoing campaign of profanity, obscene smears and crude personal attacks against conservatives is a celebration of hate speech against conservatives.” The full report is online here.

  • John J. Miller is hosting a new audio program on NRO, in which he interview book authors. Check out his current interviews with Laura Ingraham, Rep. Steve Israel, and Jay Winik – each one the author of a book that’s out this week.

  • Reuters reports, “Having a huge network of online buddies does not mean you have any more close friends than the rest of us, a British researcher said on Monday.”

  • E&P reports, “Mainstream media outlets may not be offering up the stories online users most want to read, according to a new survey that found user-generated news sites like Yahoo give top billing to different stories than mainstream organizations.”

  • Salon reports, “Women are the new men on TV”

  • WaPo Fashion Critic Robin Givhan’s Dog Molests Shoes; Marc Jacobs Is To Blame

  • The AP reports, “New York Times Co. said Wednesday its ad sales from continuing operations fell 3.2 percent in August on weakness in retail and classified advertising.”

  • From Poynter Online: “Here’s one area in which newspapers may actually be ahead of their readers: non-mainstream media.”

  • Check out Mediabistro’s selection of courses in D.C.

  • Sarah Weinman bids a fond farewell to Galley Cat.

  • “Media Matters for America today released ‘Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Conservative Advantage in Syndicated Op-Ed Columns,’ a comprehensive and unprecedented analysis of nationally syndicated columnists from nearly 1,400 newspapers or 96 percent of English-language U.S. daily newspapers.” See the full report here.

  • It was one year ago when Team Tucker was ousted

  • Check out the new news aggregator on the block, Brijit.

  • NewsBusters brings back live chats.

  • Keith Olbermann jumps the shark

    Jobs

  • Richmond Free Press is looking for Reporters.

  • SNL Financial, LC is looking for a Senior Reporter.

  • New Energy Finance is looking for a News Analyst/Writer.
  • The Advisory Board Company is seeking a Senior Writer/Editor for monthly medical technology publication.

  • Bloomberg is looking for a media reporter.

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for an Economics Reporter.

  • Voice of America is looking for a Camera Operator.

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