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Weekend Show Preview – 8.24.14

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Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Highlights include Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) on ABC’s “This Week” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on “FOX News Sunday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that are and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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Sam Youngman’s Goodbye Soirée is ‘The Other Side of This Town’

photo-25A sizable gathering of journos packed into the dimly-lit Oyster Bar of Old Ebbitt Grill last night to bid farewell to Sam Youngman, who’s headed to Lexington, Ky. to shake things up at the Kentucky-Herald Leader.

“It’s so easy to sh-t all over this town, and I will continue to do so with great relish,” Youngman told FishbowlDC by email today. “But last night was a reminder that there are so many wonderful and talented people here, and I’m fortunate to know them.”

Kevin Madden, a CNN Contributor, pointed out last night, “This is the other side of This Town.” You hear that Mark Leibovich?

The party was meticulously organized by CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, who regularly frequents Old Ebbitt and is something of a star there. (We resisted the terrible urge to give Garrett an impromptu spelling test. He assures that he can spell fairly well, just not in a Spelling Bee format.)

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Afternoon Reading List 05.22.13

‘The Office’ Actor takes imaginary trip to the Oval Office — In her weekly feature for The Hill, “My 5 Minutes With The President,” Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk asked actor Leslie David Baker of “The Office” (or Stanley Hudson, as he’s known in the show) what he would ask the President, to which Baker said he would ask how the media can “help reshape how the U.S. presents itself globally.” That sounds more like a job for White House PR staff, not the independent and free (maybe?) press. The actor also said the President should keep trusting his gut and recommended some “1963 vintage Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly… and a hot bath.”

All About Jay — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has been the subject of criticism by much of the media lately in his relationship with the press during briefings on the White House scandals that broke last week. He’s also the subject of Glenn Thrush and Reid Epstein’s story in Politico, which is an analysis of Carney and his embattled relationship with the press and White House staff. The story has a lot of words, but doesn’t say much. There is little new information in the story, and most of the focus is on Jay Carney’s role in the Obama Administration and how much information is actually shared with him. Skimming this one may be a good idea.

Bernie Sanders is Pure Sex — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was debating the farm bill Tuesday, but one thing that wasn’t up for debate for The Daily Caller’s Taylor Bigler was the fact that the senator is “Pure. Sex.” A slideshow by Bigler shows some of Sander’s “hottest, sexiest moments” and features photos of the longtime senator speaking and pointing, and even includes one photo of Sanders wearing a sarong, which is captioned “Sen. Sanders in a sarong? Yes please.”

HuffPost Reporter Rebuts Politico Playbook’s Finger-Wagging ‘Life Lesson’

In Thursday’s Politico Playbook, Mike Allen lectured HuffPost‘s Peter H. Stone on the rules of reporting. “PLAYBOOK LIFE LESSONS – WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GO AHEAD AND POST A STORY WITHOUT TALKING TO THE KEY PERSON, even if they’re traveling,” Allen wrote in Playbook.

The “key person” in this case is former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. A Wednesday story by Stone cited two Republican “operatives” who said Barbour has decided to leave American Crossroads because he disagrees with its strategy going forward to get Republicans elected in the 2014 midterm elections. American Crossroads is a super PAC run by Republican strategist Karl Rove. Barbour was a heavy fundraiser for the group and a surrogate for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney throughout the 2012 campaign cycle.

Stone’s story said Barbour was “traveling and did not respond to a request for comment.”

Allen received exclusive comment from Barbour after the story published. Barbour told Playbook:

“The [HuffPost] article …. has no basis in fact. Nobody at [HuffPost] even talked to me about it. From the beginning of my involvement with American Crossroads in 2011, I repeatedly, consistently and publicly said my participation with Crossroads was to try to help elect a Republican president in the 2012 election. That effort ended last November; so did my American Crossroads effort. I left with high regard and respect for American Crossroads and its entire team, many of whom have been friends as well as colleagues of mine for many years. …”

Though Barbour denies HuffPost‘s report, Stone tells FishbowlDC he stands by his sources… Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“No one cares what’s said on Sunday talk shows, Martha.” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the ABC “This Week” roundtable, joking to host Martha Raddatz. The joke is in reference to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton‘s remarks before Congress last week in which she said appearing on Sunday talk shows is not her preferred way of spending her Sunday mornings.

Reporter robbed of copy of Advise and Consent

“To whoever stole the $3 copy of Allen Drury’s Pulitzer-winning but out-of-print Advise and Consent off my doorstep: I hope you enjoy it.” — Kasie Hunt, political reporter, NBC News. Hunt told FishbowlDC the book was in a box from Amazon. So far, no leads.

Senator’s parents are named what

“In his opening remarks, Biden took note of the presence of the senator’s parents, Moon and Verna Landrieu, as well as many of their nine children and 37 grandchildren. ‘I love these Landrieu family gatherings,’ he said.– A weekend White House VPOTUS Pool Report referring to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

Comedian puts McCain on level of Applebees

“Dear @ThisWeekABC : Bragging about an ‘Exclusive’ interview w/ @SenJohnMcCain is like bragging you scored a table at Applebees.” — Lizz Winstead, comedian and co-creator of “The Daily Show.”

The Geek Squad

“Sitting behind @daveweigel. I can see his computer screen. It’s just a waterfall of raw code like in the matrix.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg in reference to the most wildly popular Boybander around town outside WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. Slate‘s Weigel was spotted at the National Review summit Friday night, where he was standoffish.

Important Q to Ponder: “Which interview serves up more softballs to Obama, TNR or 60 minutes?” — Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine.

Time for better dreams?

“My dream on my next trip to New York: meeting @chrislhayes. My likely reality: missing #uppers because I stayed up too late.” — Jesse Taylor, founder and editor of Pandagon.net. He was previously an internet consultant for Jerry Springer‘s political group, Make Ohio Blue.

Journo irritated by weather

“What the hell is that symbol on Monday, & why will it be 70 one day, snowing 2 days later?”– PBS Political Director Christina Bellantoni.

Spotted: Radio host for 94.7 FreshFM Tommy McFly in the toiletries isle at Target in Columbia Heights.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Anyone else realize New York is sexist? If there’s a Man-hattan shouldn’t there be a Woman-hattan???” — Ron Meyer Jr., spokesman for American Majority Action.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Convo Between Two Journos… Read more

Politico Reporter Embraces Pointless Item

As bloggers, we know only too well that not every item is gold. But many writers try not to run items as pointless as this one by Politico‘s Reid Epstein. Epstein, typically an extremely capable and productive White House reporter, wrote this 44-word post about whether President Obama thinks NBC “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno is funny, which Epstein apparently –gasp!– confirmed with the White House.

What’s the White House going to say, “No, Reid, actually the President hates him, thinks he’s an asshole and doesn’t think he’s funny at all.” What’s more, the author hilariously … Read more

Politico Sends 8 Scribes to Long Island

Leading up to what is sure to be a nail-biter of a second presidential debate Tuesday night, Politico has sent a whopping eight scribes to be on-site at Hofstra University.

They include Alexander Burns, Edward-Isaac Dovere, Reid Epstein, Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin (let’s hope JMart’s teenage tweeting style improves), Lois Romano, Roger Simon and Glenn Thrush.

Live from the newsroom in Roslyn hosting Politico LIVE at 8 p.m. will be always dynamic duo of fast-talking Executive Editor Jim VandeHei and cheerful Mike Allen. Viewers will be able to watch on C-SPAN 2 and in Washington on News Channel 8.

Politico‘s ‘Special’ Veep Debate Coverage

POLITICO is promising “special coverage” of this Thursday’s vice presidential debate, including a “special” edition of “POLITICO LIVE” and a full stream of the debate.

A Look Ahead…On Thursday morning blogging duo Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman, will host Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and the Commission on Presidential Debates’ Frank Fahrenkopf and Mike McCurry for an in-depth conversation on what’s expected from Joe Biden and Paul Ryan that evening and how it will affect Election Day.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. ET at 401 West Main St. in Danville, Ky.

Politico Live begins at 8 p.m. with the dynamic Jim VandeHei and rarely blinking Mike Allen. They’ll be joined by reporters in Danville, plus Jonathan Allen, Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Lois Romano and “other POLITICOs joining from the POLITICO newsroom.”

They’re promising  it all — stories showcased on Politico, live blogging with Haberman and Burns, and video features from Danville. A release states the debate will be covered by VandeHei, Allen, Burns, Jennifer Epstein, Reid Epstein, Haberman, Jonathan Martin, Juana Summers, and Glenn Thrush on the ground in Danville.

NewsChannel8 will carry Politico Live starting at 8:30 p.m. C-SPAN will air Politico Live starting at 10:30 p.m.

No. of times the word “POLITICO” was used in all caps in the release: 15.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“I wouldn’t expect anything else from a Daily Caller party.” — partygoer at The Daily Caller‘s book party last night for Will Rahn and Jamie Weinstein for their new eBook, The Lizard King. They hired this woman above on behalf of Emperor Vodka. Naturally she showed up in a French maid outfit. As you can see, the publication’s infamous White House Correspondent Neil Munro wastes no time in chatting her up. More on the party later…

“The great thing about life is that sometimes after you take the steps, then the path appears.” — TLC’s “What Not to Wear” host Stacy London at 6th & I Synagogue last night to discuss her new book, The Truth About Style. More on her talk later…

Confessional.

“Big Bird: My bed time is usually 7:45, but I was really tired yesterday and fell asleep at 7! Did I miss anything last night?” — Sesame Street.

Overheard…

“‘I filed an extension on my taxes. But it only went till October, so…’ — cocktail chatter at Daily Caller book release shindig.” — Roll Call HOH’s Warren Rojas.

Reporter gets real about kimchi

“After 7 painful years, I am throwing in the towel on pretending to like kimchi. I’ll never be cool enough to eat fermented cabbage.” — HuffPost politics reporter Laura Bassett.

Another food admission…

“Breaking: gluten free, dairy free pizza is the most depressing thing I’ve done.” — Roll Call HOH’s Neda Semnani.

Morning observation at the White House

“Just arrived at the White House. Didn’t see any below-8% dancing on the front lawn.” — Politico‘s Reid Epstein.

Anonymous journo to FBDC: “I helped launch MSNBC and I remember they got rid of Ann Coulter. Which was a shame because she had great legs.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

Middle Finger Politics

TIPS FROM THE POOL, INTO THE DEEP END

White House pool reporters are keen observers. They like to include descriptions of President Obama‘s clothing, whether or not he jogs up the stairs to Air Force One, signage and so forth. And this weekend Politico‘s Reid Epstein noticed a woman on the trail who clearly wasn’t chanting “four more years!”

“Air Force One is rolling for takeoff at SUX at 7:04 p.m. CT. 14-minute motorcade uneventful except for a lady showing the press van her middle finger from a gas station parking lot.”

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