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Afternoon Reading List 10.30.13

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MSNBC tops CNN in October: The October Nielsen ratings are in, and MSNBC has finished second, behind Fox news, for the month. Huzzah! All three of the major networks (CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News) are showing drastic decreases in their numbers compared to this time last year. This is most likely due to the 2012 election and the start of Hurricane Sandy coverage that dominated all three major news networks.

Why you should read it: The two pictures at the top of the piece are of a happy Rachel Maddow and a sad Anderson Cooper. They look like the Comedy and Tragedy masks! Read more here.

The Ragin’ Cajun rips D.C. journalism: Yesterday evening, James Carville contributed an opinion piece to The Hill. His opinion? Well, he said that the D.C. journalism class’s coverage of the government shutdown made him “want to stick a fork in (his) eye.” Ouch. Carville blames the media for not clearly articulating that the shutdown did have a winner and a loser by comparing it to sports. Specifically, he cites the Broncos beating the Redskins this past Sunday, likening the Broncos to the Democrats and the Redskins to the Republicans.

Why you should read it: Carville is stompin’ mad at the media, and the analogy he uses with the football game is pretty clever and spot on. Read more here.

Which Hollywood celeb isn’t a fan of the Tea Party?

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Morning Chatter

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Provocative Quote Taken Out of Context

“Thanks @bpshow! For the memories, and for the drunken orgy reference.” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6 a.m.

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“This gun nut clown @DocThompsonShow has 3,745,043 fewer followers than me, yet is demanding to appear on my CNN show…truly comical!” — CNN’s Piers Morgan.

Uh oh.

“Free advice to whoever stole my credit card # in Lawrenceville, GA: u shoulda spent that $45 at some place better than Walmart.” — Emily Pierce, Deputy Editor, Roll Call.

Journo Love

“It’s always a nice start to the morning when the NYTimes top stories email contains @AnnieLowrey’s fine work.” — Third-tier Boy Bander Spencer Ackerman, U.S. national security editor, The Guardian.

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Words to live by

“DAMN i gotta learn, some people just WONT CHANGE, walk away, dont look back.” — Mark Wilkins, a.k.a. “Marky Mark,” D.C.’s paparazzi.

Tearjerker

“Lottsa of stations raising $$$ this week, & excerpting our show. We have no control, & just wish our partners well. We need their support.” — NPR’s Scott Simon.

Afternoon Reading List 09.17.13.

MSNBC reporter tries his best, fails: When tragic events occur, like the shootings that transpired yesterday at D.C.’s Naval Yard, reporters are expected to deliver each breaking news story with incredible delicacy, while maintaining the highest level of journalistic professionalism. According to an story posted yesterday by Jeff Poor of The Daily Caller, MSNBC reporter Luke Russert sort of just winged it while reporting live from outside the Washington Hospital Center. Seconds before the feed was lost (due to “technical issues,” or hopefully the result of actions taken by a quick thinking producer), Russert made this awkward statement: “The doctor told us that they had reports of more deceased victims who will not receive care obviously because they were deceased.” There you have it! Russert has finally cleared the air about the medical community’s controversial stance on providing medical care to the deceased (they’re still against it).

Why you should read this article/watch this news clip: It’s pretty hilarious. You can almost hear the guy in the news van shouting obscenities into Russert’s ear piece just moments before he yanks all of the wires out of the satellite feed, killing the transmission.

Media misreports identity of gunman:  The competition within the media to be the first to break a news story is incredible. Yesterday, in a race to identify the gunman terrorizing the Navy Yard, CBS News and NBC News were first to give the world a name behind the madness. But it was the wrong name, and they were forced to retract their previous report. Last night, Rem Rieder of USA Today wrote about their flubs in a story on the media’s track record for misreporting stories. In his post, Rieder details past instances of the media reporting misinformation during high-profile events. It seems to be a recurring trend.

Why you should read this article: If you ever find yourself breaking a story that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

More on Piers Morgan shouting at people…

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Morning Chatter

“I look forward to your Twitter following giving me a hard time for the next three weeks.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan to TWT Senior Opinion Editor Emily Miller, who appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” last night to discuss her new book, Emily Gets Her Gun. Morgan is a heated anti-gun activist.

THE SIX MUSKETEERS? “This was a Wolf Blitzer idea.” — PBS’s Gwen Ifill. (From L to R: Scott Pelley, Ifill, Chris Wallace, Diane Sawyer, Wolf Blitzer and Savannah Guthrie.)

The Observer

“On the way to the airport I saw an AZ Highway Patrolman taking a leak in the steak house parking lot. #human” — Jimmy Zuma, Washington Correspondent for The John C. Scott Show and a columnist for the Tucson Sentinel.

Uh oh. Who screwed up?

“So…ABC News says George Zimmerman is in custody and AP says he isn’t. Who’s right?” — Eric Deggans, soon-to-be NPR’s TV critic. When others suggested the facts may pertain to the words “in custody,” he wrote, “I think using the term ‘in custody’ for anything other than arrest is seriously misleading.”

And this…“CNN now reporting that NO GUN was involved in Zimmerman incident. Whuh? Could the media have gotten it wrong about Zimmerman again?” — Breitbart‘s John Nolte.

And this…“So many of y’all clicked the Zimmerman story link it crashed our server!” — TV One morning host Roland Martin.

In conclusion… CNN reporting this morning as of 8:28 a.m. that Zimmerman was detained but not arrested: “After he was initially detained by officers, George Zimmerman was interviewed at the house by detectives, Lake Mary police spokesman Zach Hudson said.”

Overheard in the scrum

“Actual question in press scrum with Rep. Tom Rooney: ‘You seem very somber. Is this tough stuff?’” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

On a lighter note…

“News you can use: CNN goes live with Secretary of State Dennis Rodman calling North Korea leader Kim Jong Un ‘likeable.’” — NPR’s Ken Rudin.

Everything sounds more exotic in French

“Pour voir @HillaryClinton parler de la #Syrie à la Maison Blanche, c’est ici” — AFP‘s Tangi Quéméner. Loosely translated from 6th grade French, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton‘s coming to the White House.

Important Q to Ponder: “Getting my first professional haircut in 12 years tonight. Do I have to bring a picture of a celebrity or something?” — Chris Wilson, interactive graphics editor for TIME.

White House reporting lingo

“Wolf Blitzed just left from his interview with POTUS went well” — American Urban Radio‘s April Ryan.

3 Shocking Headlines

  • “Hiding in N. Virginia, a daughter of Auschwitz” — WaPo Magazine by Thomas Harding.
  • “Iowa is issuing gun permits to the blind” — HuffPost by Ryan Grenoble.
  • “Thatz Not Okay: Saving Old Titty Pix; My Daughter, Victoria’s, Secret” — Gawker by Caty Weaver.

Hmmm…WTF?

“With my ankle healing but still quite tender, it’s kinda sick that all I want to do is roll it around in the direction it hurts.” — Alejandra Owens, managing editor of AARP’s blog.

COMING TO YOU LIVE: FAKE GENE WEINGARTEN

“Love reporters who say ‘coming to you live’ like its a big deal. 100s of reporters in warzones but good on you for being at a Metro station.” – Fake Gene Weingarten, Twitter’s alias for WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten.

 

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

Roland Martin Critical of CNN

TV host Roland Martin, a former contributor to CNN for six years,  has been relatively quiet about his former employer. When they dumped his contract in March, he seemed to walk away amicably outside of minor grumblings of the network not putting him on air as often as he may have liked.

But late Wednesday night he put the network’s ass on blast as he revealed details about a CNN meeting he once sat in about the phrase “white Hispanic.” The description surfaced in the George Zimmerman trial and has enraged some to hear Zimmerman described as a “white Hispanic.” In a few tweets, he laid out some things he heard in meetings at CNN.

The discussion began when a follower wondered why CNN wasn’t inviting someone like Martin on to discuss matters of race. “Hey @piersmorgan u debated @Toure..on ur show why don’t u make space for @rolandsmartin to debate @larryelder? wrote “Davey D” a self-described journalist, hip hop historian and part-time gigilo for the ladies over 80. (Seriously.) Martin directed his feelings to CNN’s Piers Morgan and his producer, Jonathan Wald and replied, “I wasn’t booked when I worked at CNN,” he wrote on Twitter. “I won’t hold my breath now. Clearly the suits nixed it.”

About 15 minutes later he wasn’t done. “So a white guy, a black guy & a black woman were on CNN to discuss white Hispanic. Uh, CNN, how about a booking a white Hispanic to talk?” asked Martin. He even offered suggestions: “If @CNN wants to talk white Hispanic, please book contributors @MariaTCardona & @ananavarro & someone who says they are white Hispanic.”

And then he pointed to the special they recently aired on the N-word. “Isn’t it interesting @CNN did a one-hour special on the N-word, but no one wants to do a one-hour special on white Hispanic?” Martin wondered aloud. “Hmmm.” He then invited them on the Tom Joyner radio program where he is a regular contributor: “Since @CNN & these other networks clearly are scared to talk about white Hispanics, any white Hispanics who want to come on @TJMShow?”

Those meetings at CNN? Here’s what Martin said happened there. Read more

Morning Chatter

And now… a very important bra question

“Girls, what is a good bra company that is not Victoria’s Secret, but still pretty? I might have to start my own company.” — Miss DC 2009 Jen Corey. Send any and all responses to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com and we’ll report the news for Ms. Corey’s benefit.

Rachel Jeantel returns: thank God!

“The shockingly casual racism and snobbery being directed at my guest Rachel Jeantel on here says it all. I will treat her with more respect.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan, who had the George Zimmerman trial breakout star on his program last night.

Contemplating the back of Bresnahan’s head

“Anddddd we’re back to staring at the back of @BresPolitico head #nuclearoption.” — CQ Roll Call Deputy Editor Emily Pierce, alluding to a closed-door meeting Monday night in which the Senate tried in vain to reach a deal on filibustering presidential nominees. Pierce is referring to Politico‘s John Bresnahan. Antonia Ferrier, communications director for Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), remarked, “And he has a lovely head.” USA TODAY‘s Susan Davis remarked, “When I see Bres’s head on TV I think of this.” She links to a scene from “So I Married an Ax Murderer — head — Part 1.”

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:26 a.m.

Journos kid falls, can’t get up

“4yo screamed down the hall that he’d fallen and couldn’t get up. Then couldn’t understand why I was laughing. He was fine thankfully.” — RedState Editor and FNC Contributor Erick Erickson.

Reporter announces new job at CNN

“A personal update: I’m joining @CNN as reporter covering Justice Dept later this month. See you then.” — Evan Perez.

The Observer

“Ann Coulter was trolling before it was called trolling.” — Townhall Managing Editor Kevin Glass.

Journo love

“Reporter whose stuff I really like: @nirajc. Follow.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza, referring to National Journal‘s Niraj Chokshi.

The R-rated Observer

“Noting how often the @Morning_Joe camera goes to that profile angle of Kelly O’Donnell, highlighting her impressive, er… assets.” — HotAir’s Jazz Shaw.

Uh oh.

“Police are asking for your help in finding a Germantown man who may need his medications.” — ABC7. The story doesn’t say which medications the man is on, but they must be rather serious for the police alert.

Insomnia strikes…

“I hate insomnia. Fucking HATE it.” — Liz Mair, former RNC online communications director, GOProud advisory board member, at 3:49 a.m. “Ian” sympathized, saying, “I’ve slept about 5 hours since Friday. I feel like a coke head minus the cocaine. Its awful.”

Delightfully ominous… “Whomp, a homeless man on the subway just damned me to hell. Happy Tuesday!” – NYT Communications Associate Jordan Cohen at 6:40 a.m.

A little bright at cheery for 7:02 a.m.: “Good morning Twitter constituents! Today is the first day of the rest of your life so get up and be EXCITED about it. Have a blessed day!” — Javonni Brustow, editor of TheDCPundit and PopGlitz.

Kurtz Commended For Facing Fire

Howard Kurtz‘s apology, delivered on live national television Sunday, has been received as any dramatic apology would be. Some people are buying it. Some aren’t.

On his CNN media news program “Reliable Sources,” Kurtz offered his side of the story on what led to the mea culpa in the first place: Deadline pressure and his own lack of due diligence were to blame for his erroneous report last week that NBA player Jason Collins, who had just come out as gay, didn’t disclose that Collins his prior engagement to a woman. Collins had, in fact, been open about the engagement, mentioning it in a column for Sports Illustrated.

On Friday we questioned whether Kurtz would cover his own ass by covering his own ass on the show. He did. And for the occasion, CNN brought in NPR’s David Folkenflik and Politico‘s Dylan Byers to probe him.

There was plenty of in-house love for Kurtz. In a separate segment on the show, attorney Lisa Bloom was on to discuss coverage of the Jodi Arias case. Before offering her legal analysis, she said she would take a second to “go off script.” She praised Kurtz for “raising the bar” for journalistic accountability (while rattling off her own media resume).

“Kudos to Howard Kurtz,” tweeted Kurtz’s CNN colleague Piers Morgan. “He took his Jason Collins-clanger on the chin today like a Mike Tyson right hook.”

The compliments also poured in from elsewhere. FNC anchor Greta Van Susteren wrote on her Gretawire blog that everyone should “stop slapping Howie Kurtz.”

“Not one of us is perfect.  We all make mistakes,” Van Susteren wrote. At the start of the year, Kurtz had to offer a separate apology for wrongly attributing a quote to Van Susteren about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

At TVNewser, our sister site, Gail Shister wrote after the apology that she hopes CNN head Jeff Zucker will continue to support Kurtz.

On the other side of the fence… Read more

Mediaite’s Christopher, Town Hall’s Pavlich Shootout Over Defeated Gun Bill

Partisan passions were predictably on high Wednesday after a gun control bill was shot down in the Senate by a majority of Republicans and a few Democrats. The right, gleeful. The left, indignant.

“Thank you NRA,” tweeted Town Hall Editor Katie Pavlich. Mediaite‘s liberal columnist Tommy Christopher inserted himself into the debate, saying, “Yeah, thanks for the next dead children. And the previous.” What followed was a back and forth that rivals one of the famous Piers Morgan-Dana Loesch shootouts.

“Really Christopher? You’re still pulling the ‘you want dead children’ card?” replied Pavlich. “Grow up.”

Christopher argued that background checks on gun buyers and limits on gun magazines are reasonable forms of regulation on firearms. He continued to say that Second Amendment enthusiasts were insensitive to children killed by guns.

“Nice, keep playing that card,” Pavlich said again. “And just for your information, my ‘high capacity’ magazine is standard protection against bad guys, like [Jared] Loughner.” Loughner was sentenced to life in prison after shooting up a political rally in Arizona in 2011.

“I’d respect you more if you just admitted that your reloading convenience is more valuable than saving one kid,” Christopher replied.

It was a downward spiral from there. Read more

Anderson Cooper Says He’s Not Piers Morgan, TWT‘s Emily Miller Says ‘Thank God’

Emily Miller, senior opinion editor for TWT, appeared on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ Thursday to debate the need for more federal regulations on guns. Miller is a gun enthusiast and TWT‘s resident expert on all things gun related.

Her segment with Cooper and Democratic Strategist Cornell Belcher was relatively tame, save for a few interruptions and exasperated sighs here and there.

During one of the livelier moments, Cooper, who argued at length for gun control, explained his impartiality. “The thing I don’t understand– and I asked the NRA this and I don’t take a position on this,” he said, “I’m not– it’s not my job. I’m not Piers Morgan here…” Miller jumped in here to say “Thank God.”

Morgan, whose own CNN program airs after Cooper’s (a re-run of 360 airs again after Morgan’s show), has been one of the most outspoken and aggressive TV personalities to call for more gun control since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school.

Full video of Miller on “360″ here.

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