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Posts Tagged ‘Rob Bluey’

Heritage Blog Asks Heritage Boss: Why Are Heritage Critics So Wrong?

Rob Bluey at the Heritage Foundation blog, The Foundry, has a sad. It seems there’s a conspiracy afoot to malign the good name of his boss’s boss, Heritage President Jim DeMint. Oh no!

Bluey wrote a rather long post recently taking Politico Magazine to task for a story they published by Pema Levy calling Heritage President Jim DeMint “The Most Hated Man in Washington” -a statement which typically garners a great big “Duh” from anyone in Washington. But Bluey and the folks at Heritage are all in a tizzy because Politico didn’t make mention of the fact that several lobbyists quoted in the piece were actually being paid to oppose issues that Heritage supports and to support issues they oppose.

“Steve LaTourette, John Feehery and Brian Walsh toiled in the halls of Congress for years before cashing in for lucrative jobs in Washington’s burgeoning public affairs and lobbying industry,” says Bluey. Of course, we’re sure he would never characterize someone as principled as say, Jim DeMint, as “cashing in.”

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Human Events Publisher’s Wife to Groom Dogs

The annual Fashion For Paws benefit is two months away and Joe Guerriero, publisher of Human Events, really wants people to attend. Not for him, but for his wife, who will be primping and prepping the dogs backstage.

“I never do this type of stuff, but as many of you know, my wife Jenn is an avid dog lover and dog trainer,” Guerriero wrote this morning in an email blast to a handful of media types, including FishbowlDC. “Last night she strong-armed me into reaching out to some folks I know in hopes there might be some dog lovers among you.”

Later in the email Guerriero urges recipients and their friends to purchase tickets to the event and explains that until last year, he wasn’t aware “that the show brought out a veritable ‘who’s who’ D.C. crowd.”

Noteworthy names CCd on the email include… Read more

Washington Free Beacon Gains One

Lachlan Markay, currently an investigative reporter at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, is jumping ship to join the Washington Free Beacon. He starts his new gig as a staff writer next Tuesday.

“Lachlan’s investigative work at Heritage has helped us uncover some major scoops,” Rob Bluey, digital media director at Heritage said in an internal memo obtained by FishbowlDC. “Of our 14 links on Drudge last year, Lachlan had nine, including the most-read report Heritage produced last year. He was a big reason we nearly doubled our traffic to [policy blog] The Foundry in 2012.”

The memo goes on to say Heritage will miss Markay’s “enthusiasm to break news and eagerness to advance our mission.”

Heritage staff will officially bid farewell to Markay tomorrow at their office by Union Station.

Markay has been with Heritage since June of 2011. We’ve requested comment from Markay.

Update: Free Beacon Editor Matthew Continetti writes in: “The headline to your post announcing Lachlan’s hire should read, ‘Washington Free Beacon Gains Two.’ The WFB is thrilled to announce that on Tuesday both Lachlan Markay and Alana Goodman will be joining us as staff writers. These two enlistees to the cause of combat journalism will begin as general assignment writers, but no doubt will settle into specific beats over time.” Goodman joins Free Beacon from Commentary magazine, where she was assistant online editor.

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Heritage’s Cooper to Cantor’s Office

Rory Cooper, Communications Director at The Heritage Foundation, is leaving to go to work for House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). “It’s an honor to go work for Majority Leader Cantor and join his stellar team promoting the Republican pro-growth agenda to create jobs and prosperity for all Americans,” he told FishbowlDC in a positively patriotic, spokesman-like quote.

Question to ask yourselves: Will Cooper stylistically be a hothead like former adorable Cantor flak and Deputy Chief of Staff Brad Dayspring? Cooper replaces Laena Fallon as Communications Director. She left to be VP for Communications for The Financial Services Forum.

At Heritage, Cooper was also executive editor for The Foundry, Heritage’s blog of public policy news and commentary. Among its features is Morning Bell.

Cooper’s post at Heritage won’t be replaced as much as the department will be reorganized. Rob Bluey will now take charge of the digital media department as well as continuing his role as Director of the Center for Media and Public Policy.

Cooper lives in Hyattsville with his wife, Emily, daughter, Lillian and dog, Harold.

Morning Reading List, 08.22.08

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Townhall’s New Congressional Correspondent

From Rob Bluey:

    Congrats to my former Human Events colleague Amanda Carpenter, who is moving to Townhall.com to becoming the conservative website’s Capitol Hill correspondent, a similar position to the job she’s held at Human Events since August 2005. I was instrumental in hiring Carpenter as assistant editor, and she’s not disappointed. In her time at Human Events, the 24-year-old Carpenter has broken several stories mainstream journalists have ignored and even found the time to write a book about Hillary Clinton.