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Fox News’s Rick Leventhal: ‘Shart’ is a word!

Thank Al Roker for this one.

If you’ve ever played Words With Friends, you’ve seen this screen all too often: “not an acceptable word.” Its appearance correlates strongly with how far behind your opponent you are, or how tiresome the game has become. You see it most at the point when you’ve justed start throwing up random letters and pressing “play” in the hopes that something will stick so you can move on with life.

We’re not sure if Fox News‘ senior correspondent Rick Leventhal was at that dire point of desperation when he tried to play the word “shart” in a game this weekend, but it does, ah… reek… a little of desperation. And Words With Friends would have none of it.

“This is SO not fair…,” Leventhal said on Twitter after the game told him “shart” was not going to cut it.

For those of you possibly still unsure of what shart means—Roker obviously not withstanding—we give you the Urban Dictionary’s top explanation: “a small, unintended defecation that occurs when one relaxes the anal sphincter to fart.” We prefer, however, definition number two: “gas followed by mass.”

We suggest an immediate addition to the AP Stylebook.

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Quotes Of The Day

“Twitter is really becoming a zoo of rude, selfish people.” — FNC’s Greg Gutfield to his colleague Rick Leventhal.

Journo braves Air India Airport Lounge

“Some Russians just showed up at the Air India lounge: one mullet, two neon wife-beaters and a huge cloud of eau de something.” — Former D.C. journo for The Hill Peter Savodnik, now a freelance writer based in New York.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Had a very realistic, nightmarish dream.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Congresswoman never had heart attack?

“Former Rep. Diane Watson is moderating the AKA #boule2012 town hall. Contrary to reports in March, she said she didn’t suffer a heart attack.” — CNN and Washington Watch’s Roland Martin over the weekend. Every pub from the LAT to the Sacramento Bee reported news of her heart attack and recovery from the health issue. The LAT appeared to hear the news straight from the horse’s mouth. She told a reporter in a telephone interview, “I’m feeling good. I just came from my doctor, and there is no damage to the heart.” She added that doctors were monitoring her for possible blood clot problems.Watson retired from Congress in 2011.

Baier Vomit: Twitter Help Desk

FNC’s Bret Baier: Retweet RT @rosmy100us @BretBaier @OMemmieG WHAT IS THE MEANING OF RT? SORRY FOR MY IGNORANCE.

Travel Complaint Desk…

Politico’s Ginger Gibson, who was traveling today, faced what she dubbed were “ridiculous” delays at the Delta and United gates of Reagan National Airport.

1. Starting today’s outing with the longest TSA line I’ve ever seen at DCA. Totally ridiculous. What is going on??? 2. Glad I came to the airport early to get food. Too bad I won’t actually be able to eat now. 3. Well, at least the woman who was rudely yelling at the airline employees to tag her bag is now way behind me in line. #karma. 4. Well, at least the woman who was rudely yelling at the airline employees to tag her bag is now way behind me in line. #karma 5. Once on board, Gibson had more complaints. “Ugh. A two and a half hour flight with no onboard wifi or television. How did people fly cross country before inflight wifi?”

For ABC “Bachelorette” watchers… funniest comment came from Dr. Jill Biden (fake account) who remarked, “Jef had to leave Emily’s family because he was late for a rumble with the Greasers.”

Spotted: Current TV’s David Shuster dining al fresco with a woman Friday night at Levante’s, a Mediterranean restaurant off Dupont Circle. She was believed to be attractive and thin with long hair (I’ve implored Eddie to get more details next time).

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Wolf Shines at RTDNF First Amendment Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation held court last night at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington D.C..   Journalists from around the country attended the black-tie affair to celebrate the 2011 First Amendment Award recipients: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Hearst’s David Barrett and Raycom’s Susana Schuler, and pay tribute to the tenth anniversary of September 11th.  The program also honored nine reporters who displayed special poise and bravery during the 9/11 attacks.  ABC’s Martha Raddatz, ABC Radio’s Ann Compton, Warren Levinson of AP Radio, CBS’s Byron Pitts, CBS Radio’s Charlie Kaye, Jeanne Meserve of CNN, Rick Leventhal of Fox News, NBC’s Rehema Ellis and NPR’s Melissa Block all received special recognition for their dedication to journalism during the national crisis.

Guests at the event were treated to a luxe, three-course meal including scallop appetizer, tender beef entree and tasty chocolate pastry dessert.  And though the dinner was delightful, the highlight of the night was certainly the presentation of the Leonard Zeidenberg Award to Wolf Blitzer.  The award was presented by Turner Broadcasting Chairman and CEO Phil Kent who gushed, “I love this guy”  before playing a hilarious video tribute to the Wolf-man (below and worth the watch).

*Interesting side note:  Blitzer takes off on a whirlwind tour with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton next week.  Among their destinations: Egypt and Tunisia.

Morning Reading List, 12.18.08

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