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Posts Tagged ‘Rachel Weiner’

WaPo’s ‘The Fix’ Hires His Twins

Mirror mirror on the wall…who’s the fairest of them all? It’s always a little strange when someone is intensely attracted to a person who looks like the face they see in the mirror. Are they hot for themselves?

Apparently WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza, proprietor of “The Fix” reporting empire, feels most at ease with those Fixettes who look just like him. Don’t believe us?

Take a look at Cillizza (pictured at left) with Rachel Weiner and Sean Sullivan. Kinda creepy, right?

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Even ‘The Fix’ Knows Examiner is Right Wing

When the fat lady sings, people listen. So it goes with WaPo‘s “The Fix.”

After years of claiming not to be right wing, the Washington Examiner hires an online editor from the obviously conservative TownHall.com and hosts a debate with Fox News. Now, even The Fix,” a blog edited by Chris Cillizza, has declared the publication as right-wing.

In a story today, Rachel Weiner writes: “A columnist at the right-wing Washington Examiner compared the move to hiring an adviser to Al Gore.”

Read the whole story here.

Clarification: The columnist Weiner is discussing in her story is not former TownHall Editor Kevin Glass we were referencing above. Some readers expressed confusion on this front and we wanted to clear it up.

WaPo’s Deputy Fix Returns from Honeymoon

WaPo‘s Aaron Blake, who works for The Fix political blog, returned from his honeymoon this past weekend. He spent two glorious weeks in Puerto Vallarta after a Saturday, May 7 wedding to longtime girlfriend, Danielle Potuto.

The wedding was held at Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, Va. with 110 guests cheering them on. We asked for the funniest wedding moment. It was when Blake put Potuto in a chair on the dance floor and he and a whole bunch of guys dropped to their knees and sang “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” by the Righteous Brothers. “I probably cried more than she did. I’m a wedding crier — I do this at weddings of people I don’t even know all that well,” Blake said.

Washington journos spotted at the wedding: WaPo‘s Felicia Sonmez, Ed O’Keefe and Rachel Weiner, NJ‘s Editor-in-Chief of “The Hotline” Reid Wilson, The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman, Politico‘s Andy Barr, and The Sacramento Bee‘s Rob Hotakainen.

From the Peanut Gallery: Wilson had this to say about the wedding: “Despite the groom’s drawbacks, Danielle looked beautiful. It was a great time, the rain held off, and Aaron proved once again he’s a lucky, lucky man.” Barr chimed in, saying, “After getting over the initial shock that Aaron is capable of showing emotion (and dances, who knew?), the wedding was a blast. Turns out Minnesotans can throw a party. He’s lucky to have her. And as long as she doesn’t have to endure him singing  ‘Tangled up in Blue’ late into a very painful night of karaoke in West Des Moines, they’ll be great together.”And Youngman remarked, “Beautiful ceremony, beautiful bride, handsome if 12-year-old groom and it ended in time to catch the Derby. Thrilled for both Aaron and Danielle.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

A Toast to Howard Yoon

Howard Yoon works the room at Local 16.


The Ross Yoon Agency: Jennifer Manguera, Gail Ross, Anna Sproul, and Howard.

About 120 local writers and journos showed up to Local 16 last night to toast editorial director Howard Yoon’s newly promoted role of partner at the Gail Ross literary agency, including Bitch is the New Black author Helena AndrewsPolitics Daily‘s Bonnie Goldstein; WCP‘s Michael Schaffer; NPR’s Miranda Kennedy, Lisa Shepard, and Madhulika Sikka; Sridhar Pappu; WaPo’s Steve Luxenberg, Rachel Weiner, Ylan Mui, and Alexandra Petri; Roll Call’s Emily Heil; HuffPost‘s Arthur Delaney, and ABC’s Robin Sproul (mother to the agency’s aforementioned Anna Sproul).

The Gail Ross Literary Agency will change names to The Ross Yoon Agency sometime next week, as soon as their new web site is complete.