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Producer encounters weirdo at gym

“Gotta love it when there are 30 open machines at the gym and Creepy Guy has to pick the one right smack next to you.” — Kara Rowland, Fox News Senate Producer.

Best lead of the week? “As it turns out, there may be junk in that trunk.” — from Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody‘s story about a campaign worker charged with cyberstalking women, obtaining nude pictures of them and threatening them if they didn’t send him more naked pictures of themselves. What is this, Weiner: The Next Generation? He’s a former employee of Newt Gingrich‘s presidential campaign who volunteered to dress up as “Ellis the Elephpant,” a character in Callista Gingrich‘s children’s novels. Read the full story here.

Confessional

“I hate when shows do prom episodes. It just reminds me that I never went to one. Yeah, yeah I know they don’t live up to hype.” — Breitbart and Townhall‘s Lisa De Pasquale.

Politico Senior Political Reporter recommends the sausage

“If you’re in dallas and want some real tex bbq ck out @DallasLockhart — run by family of kreuz’s market and has their sausage” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin. Tks JMart! See u  4 din in Tex. #JMartTweets

Apparently this is a popular spot…“Dinner tonight at Lockhart Smokehouse, in Oak Cliff neighborhood I swear did not exist a decade ago. Dallas one of best food towns in nation.” — ABC News Political Director Rick Klein.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:36 a.m.

Editor seeks Christian guidance for his kids (on Twitter)

“Anybody got a good book recommendation on teaching kids self control, preferably from a Christian perspective?” – RedState Editor and FNC Contributor Erick Erickson.

Anticipatory sequestration travel woes

“Just got an email from Frontier about flight delays because of sequestration…for a flight more than 2 weeks away.” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.

Promises Promises

“I’ll try to misspell a couple of words in each piece I write for the Washington Times, just so you know it’s me.” — Chuck Woolery, former “Love Connection” host and now a TWT columnist.

The always amazing Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

 

 

 

 

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CNN’s Blitzer, O’Brien Make Cameos in Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’

Though he participated in a well-documented Twitter fight back in 2009 with TWT‘s Emily Miller, it appears actor Kevin Spacey has forgotten who she is.

“I don’t know she is,” he said when asked if we could send Miller his regards at the red carpet premier of Netflix’s “House of Cards” last night at the Newseum. FishbowlDC explained that Miller tipped off the FBI about details surrounding the Jack Abramoff scandal, as portrayed in the film “Casino Jack,” starring Spacey himself. “Oh,” Spacey said, sort of recalling who Miller is. “Hi! Sure. I don’t know what you’re asking me,” he said. Then his handlers moved him along.

“House of Cards” tells the story of Francis Underwood, played by Spacey, a congressional Democrat who wheels and deals his way to the top of the political world. Michael Dobbs, the creator, told FishbowlDC that he wrote the story “as a form of therapy” after having worked as the chief of staff to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the late ’80s.

The Washington news corps. plays a heavy, fictional role in the show, which is based on the original 1990s BBC series of the same name. James Foley, one of the show’s directors, said while working on story lines he’d ask himself whether it would be believable if he saw it reported on CNN. If not, he’d ask the lead writer for adjustments to the script. He also said actual on-air talent from CNN make cameos in the show, including… Read more

ABC’s Raddatz Skips ‘ZeroDarkThirty’ Red Carpet, Examiner‘s Schwab Walks It

When we first showed up to last night’s screening of ZeroDarkThirty at the Newsuem, Politico‘s Tim Mak was persuading a press handler to let him inside the event. He had a ticket in hand but wasn’t on the list.

“There are already two others from Politico on our list,” the handler told Mak. A few minutes later, however, we spotted a happy Mak walking around with what appeared to be a glass of champagne in hand. The crisis wherein Politico would only have two reporters covering an event was averted.

Much of the news media who showed up to the screening weren’t as lucky. They (FishbowlDC included) weren’t allowed in to see the actual movie, a film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and were limited to red carpet coverage.

Still, there was plenty of weirdness to see.  Read more

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LOCKED OUT: WaPo’s Dana Milbank: Mayhem at #dnc2012. Hundreds of delegates, journalists locked out of arena.

Penis sighting

“So yeah. Definitely just walked in on some dude in the bathroom with his pants around his ankles staring in the mirror #dnc2012” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

WTF Mars Mention of the Evening: “I always figured if Bill Clinton landed on Mars, he would know how to do it. He would know how to reproduce. He would know everything. He’d just instinctively know how to talk to people…the martians.” — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews at 12:53 a.m. opining on Clinton’s vast reproduction knowledge that extends beyond our solar system. Please, someone put Matthews to bed (no pun intended).

Bill Clinton Speech Fallout

“A significant part of this is off prompter. He is using it as notes.” — TIME‘s Michael Scherer.

“The prompter has stopped rolling as Clinton goes off book.” — BuzzFeed‘s Zeke Miller.

“Take away the TelePrompTer, bite his ankle, throw a rat down his trousers, it only raises his game.” — Editor of The New Republic Franklin Foer.

“Bill Clinton is totally ghost ridin’ the script right now.” — Jamelle Bouie, writer for The American Prospect and fellow at the Nation Institute.

“The constant camera flashes in here are going to send Bubba into a seizure #dnc2012″ — Stanton.

“Bubba’s hands are shaking.” — HuffPost‘s Jen Bendery.

“I think Bill Clinton is the gun you bring to a knife fight.” — Metro Weekly Co-publisher Sean Bugg.

“Bill Clinton looks great. @peta may be right about the benefits of a vegan diet.” — HuffPost Deputy Editor Erin Ruberry.

“Man, Clinton is happier than a pig in Arkansas you know what.” — James Oliphant, Deputy Editor, National Journal magazine.

“Clinton is the master. He makes a speech to an enormous crowd feel like a personal talk.” — LAT‘s David Horsey.

“I really don’t understand reporters who think this is too long for a politician to be trying to talk to voters about policy.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein.

“This speech was killing it at 15 mins. Now, it’s bordering on a hostage situation.” — Co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle S.E. Cupp.

“This is moving from ‘greatest speech ever’ to gong territory pretty fast.” — BuzzFeed Political Editor Ben Smith.

“They’re going to need a crowbar to pry Bill away from that podium.” — NYT Op-ed Columnist Charles Blow.

“There’s no way Rahm Emanuel actually thought ‘a broken clock is right twice a day’ was that funny.” — National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg.

“This is like watching a good lawyer defending a guilty man.” — Former Clinton pollster Dick Morris.

“Poor fact checkers, now they gotta spend the night studying 52 years of employment data” — Craig Crawford.

“Same R bloggers who were touting Clinton as the ‘good’ Dem for weeks suddenly talking about sex scandal and perjury again.” — WaPo‘s Greg Sargent.

The Name Dropper

“Caroline Kennedy just walked into our booth. Interview w @DavidMuir #abcworldnews” — ABC News’ Rick Klein.

Dirty jokester

“PLEASE tell me that Sandra Fluke isn’t wearing a blue Gap dress tonight.” — NRA News’ Cameron Gray in a tweet on the night former Prez Bill Clinton is to speak.

INTO THE POOL: “Oops! A wet former treasury secretary Bob Rubin after falling into a pool at a fancy cocktail party in Charlotte.” — Politico‘s Lois Romano with accompanying photograph.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report. Above black and white photograph by Roll Call’s Meredith Shiner.

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Disturbing headline of the Day: “Fallen Tree Pins Fairfax Woman to Bed” — Washington D.C. News. See story here on MyFoxDC.com. Best line: “Fire officials say this is a good time to do a quick site survey at your home to make sure your trees are stable.”

Fueling the fire

“Four words nobody at @MMFA wants to see: ‘First in a series.’” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher, referencing this story.

Washington media types react to Whitney passing

“@BravoAndy I loved to hear your favorite Whitney Houston song is I Love the LORD!! You have gained even more cool points.” — American Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan to Bravo’s Andy Cohen in aftermath of Whitney Houston‘s death. In a series of emotional tweets over the weekend, Ryan expressed her sadness. A sampling: 1) My heart really wants to cry! 2) Girl this will never make sense. 3) My heart breaks for her mother especially as she loved her so much with motherly and tough love to help her family. 4) I actually wiped tears away when I heard her sing I Love The Lord Live. Didn’t we almost have it all is so meaningful.

“Deepest condolences to #Whitney Houston’s entire family, including her young daughter. “Weeping may endure for a night..” Peace out. I’m sad.” — CNN Political Analyst Donna Brazile. In Manhattan over the weekend, Brazile mentioned an outing to visit her Aunt Lu in Harlem. “What’s on your menu? A walk in Central Park and a visit to see Aunt Lu in Harlem. Weight Watchers beware of Southern cuisine up north,” she said, adding, “I plan to watch Aunt Lu cook. She’s my Dad’s last surviving sibling (number 11) and he’s number 12. Will bring my #Whitney Houston music.”

Falling is a good thing?

“Just slipped, slid and fell in the lobby of my office building. Normally, this would be a bad omen, but I just thought it was kinda funny.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Bizarre promo for a story: “Man who locked himself in a toilet claiming he had a bomb arrested at Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol Airport” — CBS News. Since when can a person lock themselves in a toilet? Whatever it was, it involved a bomb and caused an entire airport to be evacuated. See the AP story here.

Boybander bleeds for budget cuts

“Gonna say the reason I cut my neck shaving & bled on my collar is to symbolize defense budget cuts.” — Wired’s Spencer Ackerman in a geeky yet gruesome thought of the day. (Note to readers: This isn’t Ackerman, but how we envision he might shave.)

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“.@DonnaBrazile nails it on why WH bungled contraceptive cvgs: “The outer loop couldn’t get into the inner circle.” #ThisWeek @ThisWeekABC” — Brazile retweets a compliment from ABC’s Rick Klein. Thanks Rick!

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Crazy or festive?

“Hannukah on my mind? swear I just read a headline, ‘Earth’s Moon May Have Latkes.’ — ABC News’s Rick Klein.

Forget Bradley Cooper, there’s George

“@GStephanopoulos without question is…. #sexiestmanalive” — Ali Wentworth, Comedian and wife of ABC’s GMA George Stephanopoulos.

Party crasher prides himself on ‘politeness’

“Nice to be known as polite I suppose.” — Media Matters writer Joe Strupp who tried to crash Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson‘s party for Jack Abramoff on Wednesday night.

Communications exec David Bass’s wife, Hope, shows off her stylish bingo person at the Abramoff book party. We’re not sure what the deeper meaning (or meaning) behind it is, but she wanted it documented.

Party down at Teatro Goldoni

“Sheer fun.” — Publicist Janet Donovan‘s description for FishbowlMatt’s farewell soiree last night at Teatro Goldoni. Scribes like Politico‘s Patrick Gavin, Karin Tanabe, The Hill‘s Judy Kurtz, Roll Call‘s Neda Semnani, USA Today‘s Jackie Kucinich, TWT‘s Emily Miller, and CBS’s Christine Delargy were in the mix. Other guests: Nick Massella, Meghan Smith, Kelley McCormick, Jared Allen, and Glenn Ballard (who sometimes wears macrobiotic clothing). Donovan donned dark sunglasses for the lovely, low-lit affair. And we learned this fun fact: Judy Kurtz (a.k.a. Howdy Judy, Howeesha, Howlma) told us the nickname her friends call her. It’s Jew-dog. or Ju-dog. It was this Fishbowl writer’s first encounter with her. A pleasure to meet you, Howiella.

Reporter plays matchmaker for soldier

“Sgt. Scott Moore, the Marine attending the birthday ball with Mila Kunis, just cracked us up at Marine Corps Times. He sees me as a ‘wingman’ in getting his date.” — Army Times’ Dan Lamothe. Moore credited Lamothe for posting his video and landing the date. Read here.

Tschida hears noises in the night

“Sounds like someone stomping around upstairs at night. getting LOUDER. exterminator says it has to be a raccoon. I just hope it is.” — ABC7′s wild train rider and all around Drama King Stephen Tschida.

AnonymASS Tipster of the Week

“Who the F is Lewis?” — An AnonymASS reader writes in after our post on The Daily Caller‘s Media Writer Matt Lewis after our post yesterday.

Yahoo! News Celebrates Chalian, Campaign Season

Photo L to R: Rick Klein, Robin Sproul, Richard Kaplan, Ross Levinsohn, Jonathan Karl, Amy Walter, Joe Ruffolo.

If you didn’t make it up to the rooftop of 101 Constitution Ave for Yahoo! News’ swanky soiree on Wednesday night, here’s a quick recap of what you missed:  Thrown by event extraordinaire Philip Dufour, the party was held in large part to welcome new DC bureau chief David Chalian.  In addition, the newsgroup used the opportunity to kick off their 2012 campaign coverage plans and to raise a glass to their partnership with ABC News.

Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo! EVP of the Americas  (and American University alum),  spoke about Yahoo! News’ expanding editorial coverage and presence in Washington to a crowd that included many familiar faces from ABC’s DC bureau:  Ann Compton, Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein, Polson Kanneth, Richard Kaplan, Amy Walter and Robin Sproul.  Also in attendance were WaPo‘s Dana Milbank, Neil Patel of the Daily Caller, NJ’s Chris Frates, Jane Mayer from the New Yorker, CNN’s Dan Lothian and Alex Mooney, Politico’s Marty Kady and Keach Hagey, Judy Kurtz of The Hill, NBC’s Adam Verdugo, MSNBC’s Karen Finney, CQ Roll Call’s Mark Walters and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

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Quotes of the Day — the Chris Christie “No Means No” Edition


Mitch Daniels makes his announcement in a printed statement to Indy Star, while Chris Christie holds a press conference fit for Broadway.” — NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny.

“It is time to ring the Gong Show gong on the Christie press conference.” — Syndicated conservative columnist Michelle Malkin.

“Doesn’t this guy have a state to run or something?” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, who added, “It’s over. MSNBC wins. 43 minutes over non stop coverage and then, done.” (Note to readers: Fox News bailed on the Christie presser first. Then CNN. MSNBC last.)

“Dear Gov. Christie, I can’t start writing until you stop talking. 1:49pm.” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart.

“Christie’s plan becoming clear: Keep talking until 2016.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman.

“Unfortunately for him, since he seems to be a nice guy, Christie is demonstrating why he would’ve made a lousy candidate.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

“Chris Christie is displaying some serious first-name familiarity with the national press corps.” — ABC’s Rick Klein.

“Length of this oratory suggests Christie may be considering a run for Senate.” — The Takeaway’s Congressional radio correspondent Todd Zwillich.

“What’s not to love about a governor who insults reporters on natl TV? My favorite moment.” — PBS’s Gwen Ifill.

Christie is NOT running for Prez in Dutch: “#Christie volgde vooral z’n gevoel, ondanks vele smeekbedes van de partij en de gewone man: ‘It never felt right, in my gut, to leave now.’”

“Breaking news: Chris Christie still not running for President. Chevy Chase –where are you when we need you?” — The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel.

“Chris Christie: All of Donald Trump‘s humility. Better hair.” — Democratic consultant Mo Elleithee.  And this: “Okay guys just 12 more questions.”

“Christie doesn’t kiss-and-tell w/ Mrs. Reagan.” — National Review Online’s Kathryn Lopez.

“Now that Christie is definitively out, let’s all resolve to stop asking him if he’s running. At least until November.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing.

“Christie LOVES this. Just keeps taking questions…” — WaPo “The Fix’s” Chris Cillizza.

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Former WH reporter finds his voice

“If this isn’t violating Twitter protocol, fuck the Taliban. #InKabul.” — Former Bloomberg News White House reporter Richard Kell in reaction to the brutal attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Tuesday.

Misleading Mother Jones Headline

We got all excited (in a journalistic sense) when we came across this headline this morning on the latest dispatch from Mother Jones: “Rick Perry’s Juvie Record.” Perry has a juvie record? No, he doesn’t. It’s actually about cleaning up child rape at Texas detention centers and their charge that he waited six years to address it.

The ugly aftermath

“Guess it’s just us uglies left behind now.” — TWT Metro crime reporter Andrea Noble (pictured at left) in reaction to FBDC’s Matt Dornic‘s post on Kara Rowland leaving TWT to attend grad school at the London School of Economics in which he wrote, “Things just got really ugly at TWT.” Read here.

The Braggart

“I have quite a few followers, and I think people pass it around.” — Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) in Roll Call‘s Kate Tumarello‘s story on “Combating Twitter Parodies and Impersonators.” Long has no impersonator, but he has an unusual handle based on his career as an auctioneer. It’s @auctnr1. His grand following: 1848.

In more urgent media news…ABC News’s Rick Klein continues to look for a venue for his debate watching nachos ritual. At the moment, the nachos are shockingly homemade. Roll Call‘s David Drucker had this suggestion: “After much thought, I’d like to see Rick Klein’s #Debate Night Steak Nachos at The Palm.” Former RNC Spokesman Doug Heye was also in on the nacho discussion. His thought: “What about Henry at La Plaza on the Hill. Top Line Nachos, Tolleson Tacos – we can do it all!”

Biden takes back the night

“If you think you’re a man, God darn it, step up!” — VP Biden in a VPOTUS Pool Report by TIME‘s Katy Steinmetz. Biden said this at a reception in honor of the 17th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act at the Veep’s residence.

A dangerous combo: Coffee, computers and Tkacik

Washington freelancer Moe Tkacik continues to struggle with computer issues after spilling coffee on her gadget. Yesterday on Twitter she remarked: “Update: still off, upside down. Hairdryer?”

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Shhh…

“It is amazing how often anonymous quotes in Politico set the political agenda.” — WaPo Plumline Blogger Greg Sargent.

Congresswoman as CNN reporter?

“Hey CNN, not everyone knows who Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is. With her holding that CNN mic, she looks like a reporter.” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody.

Hacking is all the rage

“Our website has actually been hacked for the last 4 years. Sorry for all that bullshit.” — Fake Jim VandeHei in recent tweet.

Strange thoughts: A Santorum White House love room

“Rick Santorum would add a heterosexual love room to the White House.” — HuffPost Hill edited by Eliot Nelson answering CNN Wolf Blitzer‘s question to GOP candidates during a Monday night debate asking what they’d bring to the White House.

The Fashion Critic

“Bloomberg’s Adam Johnson should not be allowed to wear those clothes on TV. Whether anyone should is another matter.” — TIME‘s Michael Scherer.

Scribe suffers computer mishap

“Argh: splashed VERY TINY bit of coffee on mbook air, keyboard now has tourettes. Slit wrists now, turn off and leave for awhile, or what?” — Washington freelancer Moe Tkacik.

Editor faces BlackBerry annoyance

“How have two blackberry batteries died on me today? Seriously, this is why bb is inept.” — NJ “The Hotline” House Race Editor Jessica Taylor.

Debate night nachos ritual

“Stepping out for my debate night nachos ritual this evening. chili. with chips, of course.” — ABC News’ Rick Klein.

A happy belated birthday to….NJ Online Editor Ethan Klapper. His birthday was Monday. Apparently these cupcakes, made by Kiplinger‘s Caitlin Dewey, were part of the celebration. Klapper told FishbowlDC how he spent the day: “Had the day off and a bought a couch.”

For anyone who still cares… Actor Charlie Sheen will appear on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Thursday night.

Behar seeks guidance for Cheney interview today

“Dick Cheney is coming on The View tomorrow. What should I ask him?” — ABC “The View’s” Joy Behar.

Convo Between Two Internet Entities

WaPo liberal blogger and lead Boybander Ezra Klein: “Can anyone recommend a good place for a haircut in the 15th and L NW area?” Will Ez finally shave the sideburns?

Wadsworth, Ohio tweeter and FBDC regular Larry Kelly: “I thought your mom had been cutting your hair? #burn. Kelly wrote to us, “Ashamed of myself.”

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