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D.C. journos chime in on Libya bombings

“Fuck. Another war.” – Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney.

“Massive anti-war protests against Obama in 3,2, never.” – Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

“Odyssey Dawn. Military Operation or band at SXSW?” – SNL’s Seth Meyers. ABC’s Jake Tapper responded: “@sethmeyers21 I saw them at Libyapalooza with No-fly Zone, East of Surt, and Sons of Moammar.” WCP‘s Benjamin Freed also chimed in: “Can’t it be both?”

Newt Gingrich currently going through old speeches on his computer, frantically search-replacing ‘Kosovo’ with ‘Libya.’” – Dan Munz in a Saturday tweet. Last night, he added: “Journalists covering Libya: Wolf Blitzer applauds your work! You have not struggled in vain!” (Munz isn’t a journalist, but he’s a D.C. Twitter-er.)

Who does Mike Riggs hang out with, anyway?

“One of my friends just told me he was leaving soon to attend a (grown) coworker’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. What. The. Fuck.” – The Daily Caller‘s “Daily Baller” in a Saturday tweet.

Ever the optimist

“Such a gorgeous day outside; surely, it’s only a matter of time before those gawd-awful leaf blowers start up to ruin it….” – WaPo‘s Ron Charles.

Poor cleaning lady

“Indonesian cleaning lady asked for music. Thought she wanted maria callas. Put on opera. She frowned all day, wanted MARIAH CAREY!” – ABC7′s Stephen Tschida. Stephen, Stephen, Stephen. At least you’ll know for next time.

Fishbowl’s favorite amateur photographer, CNN’s Ed Henry, shares some pictures of his trip to Brazil. A sampling:

“@savannahguthrie stylishly swoops into potus trip in #Rio

“G’morn from #Rio, 2 bad i am working all day”

“Sun setting on Rio”

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David Broder: Sept. 11, 1929 – March 9, 2011

Reporters, politicians and pundits honor the passing of WaPo‘s Broder

“OF ALL THE EPITAPHS that might fit him – journalist, columnist, commentator, author, teacher, student of politics – we think our friend and colleague Dave Broder, who died Wednesday at age 81, would probably be most pleased with the one-word description we offer.” — A WaPo editorial with the headline: “David Broder: Reporter.”

“Like so many here in Washington and across the country, Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of a true giant of journalism, David Broder.  David filed his first story from our nation’s capital before starting as a junior political writer on the 1960 presidential election.  In the decades that followed, he built a well-deserved reputation as the most respected and incisive political commentator of his generation – winning a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Watergate and earning the affectionate title of Dean of the Washington press corps.  Through all his success, David remained an eminently kind and gracious person, and someone we will dearly miss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this difficult time.” — A statement from President Obama.

“What I didn’t realize until I joined The Post in 1972 was that his influence on his colleagues was even greater than his influence on his readers. He saw to it that the newest and rawest members of the national staff, of which I was one, received top assignments that resulted in Page One stories, even if that meant that he took a back seat.” — Former WaPo White House Correspondent Lou Cannon in an op-ed on Broder in WaPo this morning.

“Interviewing them, Broder once said, invariably reminded him “that the American people don’t always have all the information in their hands, but their judgment is just about always sharp. You’ll find that they don’t make a hell of a lot of mistakes.” This was not a cynical reporter.” — WaPo Associate Editor Robert Kaiser in an op-ed on Broder in WaPo this morning.

“He could laugh with us at our mock annoyance in a way that told us he didn’t share this exalted estimate of his own skills. He once told me there were “too many days” when he wasn’t David Broder either.” – Jack Germond in an op-ed for Politico.

WaPo legend David Broder has died. RIP to the man who defined what it meant to be a political journalist.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza in a Wednesday tweet.

“I will never forget the first call from David Broder back in the 1984 Jackson campaign. He went beyond the process stories. Rest in peace!” — Democratic pundit and CNN Contributor Donna Brazile in a Wednesday tweet.

“Broder was on the campaign trail getting scoops and stories to the end. Never rested on his laurels.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Wednesday tweet.

News of the yes, that’s weird

“Male on Metro, approx 25 yrs old, staring at me while sucking his thumb. But that’s cool, it’s not weird.” — The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio correspondent Todd Zwillich in a Wednesday tweet.

Scribe has faraway hots for Walsh

“I like to pretend Joan Walsh was hot once upon a time.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jeff Poor in a Wednesday tweet regarding Salon‘s Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh who often appears on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews.

Journo wishes scribes luck on frantic Wednesday coverage?

“R.I.P. David Broder – & good luck to media reporters, trying to cover his passing & Schiller resignation at NPR. Busy day on the media beat.” — Politico‘s Ken Vogel in a Wednesday tweet. Thanks Ken!

Washingtonian Editor acknowledges his dorkiness

“As a dork, I recall the 1st time I saw David Broder in person: Press room of the 1995 NGA convention in Vt. I was 14. #rip.” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff in a Wednesday tweet.

Note to HariHei: Journo sarcasm

“Because god forbid Outlook go one whole day without crashing.” — Politico Pro Web Producer Alex Guillen in a Thursday morning tweet.

WaPo Book Editor seeks San Fran getaway

“San Francisco friends: I’m looking for a furnished 3 bdrm place for June-Aug. Must be in Santa Clara County. Any leads appreciated.” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles in a Thursday tweet.

Blogger calls Sen. Reid ‘a clot’

“Roses are red, violets are not, but one thing’s for sure: Harry Reid is a clot.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher in a Wednesday tweet. He links to a story about Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) challenging Republicans who are trying to do away with federally funded cowboy poetry festivals.

Journo smacks down Newt for cheating

“So apparently #newtgingrich cheated on women because he loved america so much. #todayinwtf” — TNR‘s Deputy Online Editor Seyward Darby in a Wednesday tweet.

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From the frozen food isle: Pizza and Cookies. Two of WaPo’s Ezra Klein‘s favorite foods all in one box.

TV journo doesn’t want to sit between two jumbo dudes

“Bumped on to morning flight. Swear to god I am sitting between two sumo wrestlers! My elbows are touching.” — ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida in a Monday tweet on his flight to Miami. And then, a miracle. “Asked flight attendant to move me and she DID. Think she realized it would be torture stuffed between 2 very large passengers.” Our favorite wild train rider then shared this gem some 11 hours ago: “Think I have an ear infection. Kinda dizzy. Worried about live-shot standing on a box. I do NOT want to wind up a youtube sensation.” Famous last words.

WaPo editor to debut first play

Wash Post nonfiction editor Steve Levingston is having his 1st play produced @ Venus Theatre 3/17-20.” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles in a Tuesday morning tweet. It’s called, “For the Love of Recovering Her Story.” described as ‘three fascinating historical women in three one-woman shows.”

Pertinent Q of the moment

“How much coke do you need to do to drive away a PORNSTAR? #sniffing” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher in a Monday tweet referencing Charlie Sheen and his goddesses.

Chelsea Handler wants to do very bad things to Mike Huckabee

“Mike Huckabee, he’s a real ass. He was defending Bristol Palin when she got pregnant and everybody was attacking her, saying leave the girl alone leave the girl alone. … But now that Natalie Portman because she’s so terrible Natalie Portman…I’d like to sit on Mike Huckabee’s head. Wouldn’t you just like to sit on it and beat the shit out of him? Him and what’s the other one, Bill O’Reilly. I cannot stand them at all.” — Late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler on Monday night’s show. Handler showed up to last year’s White House Correspondents’ Assoc. Dinner. We’ll see if she shows up again this year to find her pals Huckabee and O’Reilly.

From the WH Reporter Complaint Dept.

“WH not letting TV News cover Pres Obama’s fundraising speech today. Only a print pool reporter will cover for the rest of us. Yeah, I know.” — CBS White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller in a Tuesday tweet.

Journo doesn’t want to be ‘a dick’

“AOL stock closed low today. Want to be a dick about it, but @jonward11 joined HuffPo, so I am sending only good vibes thataway. #tribalshit” — The Daily Caller‘s (Daily Baller) Mike Riggs in a Monday tweet regarding his former colleague Jon Ward, who moved to The Daily and then a month later jumped ship for HuffPost.

WaPo Computers Lose Power

This just in…WaPo reporter Dan Zak announces that computers are down.

@MrDanZak: “Computers just lost power in the newsroom. Everyone’s standing up, actually talking to each other now. Lunch!”

WaPo Federal Eye blogger Ed O’Keefe also commenting on the outage:

“A power outage is impacting parts of our newsroom.”

Update #1: A WaPo reporter tells me, “Looks like our internet crashed. Messages indicate it was a major, major crash.”

Update #2: WaPo newsroom empties out.

Update #3: WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles treats crash like a potential snow day, tweeting, “Who knows — maybe we’ll all have to go work at home!”

Update #4: A more dramatic WaPo local politics reporter Mike Debonis writes: “Mass internet outage at WaPo. Mass panic … err, mass curiosity ensues.” And then adds, “Down elevators packed as aimless WaPo worker bees depart en masse…”

Update #5: WaPo‘s Lindsay Applebaum reports, “Angry editors and reporters, standing and waiting for power. Aaand lunch break.”

Update #6: One WaPo reporter sounds pretty unruffled. Tells FishbowlDC: “Have heard there is an internet outage. No emails for the last 30 mins.”

Update #7: That was relatively fast. Power is back on, a WaPo reporter tells me.

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Hands-down favorite weekend observation

“Why do I get the feeling this guy is actually kind of a loser?” — NJ‘s Susan Davis in a weekend tweet, with the accompanying photograph, above.

Podhoretz has man crush on Borgnine

“Srsly, if you told me 30 yrs ago Ernest Borgnine would be most handsome 94 yr old who ever lived, I would’ve laughed.” — Commentary Magazine Editor John Podhoretz in a weekend tweet. In another tweet, he said, weirdly, “Stories about child abuse and murder have, since fatherhood, literally become physically painful to me, as if I had an abscessed tooth.”

Journo distracts himself with caramel corn

“Have eaten entire bag of caramel corn from fantastic, newly discovered @ackc_cocoabar, but have only written the lede. V long evening ahead.” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles in a Sunday tweet.

Kurtz discusses his lack of power

“Just got my power back but Candy Crowley is still without and she is NOT HAPPY. Pepco last local utility to seek aid when snow started.” — The Daily Beast‘s D.C. Bureau Chief and CNN host Howard Kurtz in a weekend tweet. Crowley is a CNN colleague.

What’s wrong with this?

“Exclusive: Yahoo Delivering 1 Million Video Views for Washington Post’s “The Quick Fix” — Could Chris Cizzilla Beat Rachel Maddow?” — Beet. TV’s Andy Plesser in a weekend alert, making the WaPo reporter sound a little too close to Godzilla. (Oh we’re just messing with Plesser. He quickly redeemed himself with a quick correction of his mistaken spelling of Cillizza’s name in an e-mail. Read the story here.)

Guthrie to NYC, Holt gets Cairo

“On my way to nyc to anchor @todayshow tomorrow with Jenna; @LesterHoltNBC is en route Cairo to report for @nbcnews.” — MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” C0-host Savannah Guthrie in a weekend tweet.

Brady calls Volpe departure ‘huge loss’ for TBD

“Thrilled for @pvolpe on his new gig at the @nytimes. Huge loss for @TBD, but there’s no shortage of talent in that newsroom either.” — Former TBD GM and consultant Jim Brady in a weekend tweet after the news broke that TBD Managing Editor Paul Volpe is leaving for NYT. Volpe quit within three months of Brady’s resignation.

Wemple pulls out the pom poms

“@kevin_reiss.@TBD’s lost its Managing Editor & Redskins writer, & still hasn’t found a local news niche. Who feels good about TBD?” –  Self-described online “asshole” Kevin Reiss in a weekend tweet. To which TBD Editor Erik Wemple actually felt the need to respond, “Me.”

Politico scribe could do without winning the air

“In-flight wifi’s gonna make pres campaign trail reporting even more grueling. Wheels up was only break from filing demands (& editors).” — Politico‘s Kenneth Vogel (who, says his bio, “goes by Ken when he’s not in ostentatious reporter mode”)  in a weekend tweet. He covers money, politics and influence.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“After the snow this week, are you ready for spring?” — WUSA9 in a (we hope) rhetorical weekend tweet.

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Snow, snow and more snow

By our favorite Twit photographer, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry

Producer sleeps at office

“@davidgregory I am camping at the office. Attempted Chain Bridge – not moving. Your office couch bigger than mine.” — NBC MTP Executive Producer Betsy Fischer in a Wednesday night tweet.

Producer has unpleasant sleepover

“Sooo not making it home tonight…anyone else having a sleepover at someone else’s place like me? A place with no power… Argh!” — TBD Segment Producer Sara Kenigsberg in a Wednesday night tweet.

Reporter watches sky light up

“Transformer in Kensington blew up ten minutes ago sky lit up blue-green — as bright as noon for 20 seconds. Lights now kaput.” — Politico‘s White House reporter Glenn Thrush in a Wednesday night tweet.

Windows, fog, sh-t

“Windows on newly freed metro bus are fogged to shit.” — The Daily Caller‘s “Daily Baller” Mike Riggs in a Wednesday night tweet.

Scribe rejoices in Uggs victory

“Feeling really great about the decision to wear Uggs to work today #lonevictory” — Politico‘s Meredith Shiner in a Wednesday tweet.

Commutes from hell

“Commute home now hits 5 hour mark. Have gone 3 miles. Stuck on I-66 at Rosslyn. Send more Chuck Berry!” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman in a Wednesday night tweet. (Happy Birthday Howard!)

“Snow update. Two hours to drive from Cap Hill 1st/Constitution to 20th/Constitution. Will I ever get home?” — NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell in a Wednesday night tweet.

“Ok, car stuck at bureau. Trying metro. Not looking forward to the half-mile walk but at least I’ve been running for the past 2 mos.” — NBC’s Domenico Montanaro in a Wednesday night tweet.

“Almost killed by cars on 17th and k” — The Hill‘s Publicist Tricia Barba in a Wednesday tweet.

“Braving thundersnow, heading to Metro. If I don’t make it… It’s been a blast, Twitter.” — WCP‘s Managing Editor Mike Madden in a Wednesday tweet.

French-braid weirdness

“Time is bending, curving, french-braiding itself on the Metro tonight. Maybe just stay where you are, tonight! #servicey #thundersnow” — HuffPost‘s Jason Linkins in a bizarre turn of phrase in a Wednesday night tweet. (Really, Jason, time is french-braiding?)

Journos get a little help from their Twitter friends

“Tweeting while driving is bad. But can I tweet while not moving on Roosevelt bridge?” — NBC’s Chuck Todd in a Wednesday night tweet. To which NJ’s Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier chimed in with a warning, “@chucktodd when you get across, don’t take spout run thru ‘hood. Bad wreck. Stay on 29.”

ABC’s Tapper in a moment of mayor-envy

“@CoryBooker how do we draft you to be Mayor of DC? How about just during snowstorms? Can you call Mayor Gray and offer some tips?” — ABC News’s Jake Tapper in a Wednesday night tweet.

Colonic anyone?

“Bizarre: LivingSocial will give me a free colonic if I get 3 friends to buy 1. Who has friends like this?” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles in a Thursday morning tweet.

A congressman’s dirty, smelly times

“We dug out in light of day – crashed at a Rep. Bachmann’s staffer’s house- like Willie Nelson put on my cleanest dirty shirt – Dulles bound” — Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) in a Thursday morning tweet.

Making Savannah’s Mom’s Day

“Thank you @mikeallen for making my mom’s day #nancy’sbday” — MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” Co-host Savannah Guthrie in a Thursday morning Tweet. Politico‘s Mike Allen gave Nancy Guthrie the high honor of mentioning  Savannah’s mother’s birthday in this morning’s Playbook (h/t Savannah Guthrie).

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Editor has blueberry fever

“Blueberries inexplicably on massive sale at grocery store. I’m so excited about breakfast, I’ll never get to sleep tonight. #easilythrilled” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles in a Wednesday tweet.

Journos want Zzz’s

“Just took two Tylenol PMs and feeling very #isthisreallife right now.” — WaPo Express News Editor Sara Schwartz in a Wednesday tweet.

“Can’t sleep. Trying to write but so bored with these same old thoughts.” — WaPo Social Media Producer Katie Rogers in a Wednesday tweet.

Birthday shout-out to our intern: He’s legal

He’s only five days in and today is the intern’s birthday.  Alec Jacobs turns 21 and apparently he’s ready for his first beer. So far so good. He has written about hair and bras. For those stories alone he already holds a special place in my heart. We wish him a very Happy Birthday and hope you enjoy covering that Daily Caller new members party tonight at Top of the Hill. Please Daily Caller scribes, do what you will with him tonight but please return him to us in one piece. Or else.

A misguided WCP’s Freed tells Politico scribe what to delete

Benjamin, I say this in the best possible spirit of our budding journo friendship. If you want tips, I’ll give them to you free of charge but stop thinking you know what “Betsy fodder” is. Politico’s Dan Hirschhorn’s tweet about updating his Wikipedia page is not “pure Betsy fodder.” No offense to Dan, and no need to advise him on what to delete. We wouldn’t have chosen that. Now, yours about Kim Kardashian’s ass? That’s a keeper. If you know the site, you know we’ve written extensively about Kardashian ass issues. For another example of what would catch my eye, read below. The author should sound familiar.

Journo won’t boob talk with his mom

“Sorry, but I’m not going to tell my mom a story involving a blog post about someone’s boobs.” – WCP Contributor Benjamin Freed in a Wednesday tweet in reaction to this story that wasn’t about “boobs” per say. It was about WaPo editorial staff reaction to a new online feature. Yes, “boobs” do arise in the story.

White House state dinner attire

“Vera Wang’s dress is amazing, dreamy and appropriate.” — Susanna Quinn in a Wednesday tweet. She’s the wife of lobbyist Jack Quinn.

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We sincerely hope that this is not the size of Buttry’s thumb.

TBD‘s Buttry offers correction on account of big thumb

“Repeating to fix big-thumb typo: “Without a good network, an entrepreneur cannot succeed,” says @robertniles on @ojr http://bit.ly/dE6rP9″ — TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry, in keeping with his publication’s dippy correction policy, laments his gynormous thumb in a Thursday tweet.  (We’re hoping against hope that Editor Erik Wemple approves of our example because God knows he decides all of Washington’s journo corrections these days.)

Astrology anxiety

“It was a bit of a shock to learn on the Internet that a wobbly Earth has put the old Zodiac out of whack, and even added a 13th astrological sign – Ophiuchus (I’m changing my birthday if I end up landing in that one).” — ReutersToby Zakaria in Thursday’s edition of the Washington Extra newsletter.

“You’ll have to rip my Aquarian status from my cold, dead hands.” — LAT and Chicago Tribune Congressional Correspondent James Oliphant in a Thursday tweet.

WaPo editor loves the ‘sick and twisted’

“Love v.: Ross Horsley’s MY 1ST DICTIONARY is twisted, sick & cynical, and I love it.” WaPo Book World Editor and Fiction Critic Ron Charles in a Thursday tweet.

Trouble in the building

“Downstairs tenants wanted a meeting.  afraid they read tweets about my, ya know… rodent.” — ABC7′s wild train rider Stephen Tschida in a Thursday tweet.

Andrea Mitchell orders colleague to get shuteye

“@NorahODonnell get some sleep! I plan to watch you guest hosting for @WillieGeist1 on Way Too Early – from bed!” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a Thursday tweet.

Meghan McCain jumps on the bed (and gets insulted by an intern)

“Everyone, I present to you: an adult. RT @McCainBlogette: First night alone in my new place! ~ jump on the bed! jump on the bed!” — Former Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Thursday tweet. He has pissed Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain off before.

Journo endures office meetings with help of iPhone

“Having an iPhone in long meetings helps, but doesn’t make the time go by as fast as I’d like.”

–  C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Thursday tweet.

Blitzer gives heroic intern ‘offer’ of a lifetime

“I just offered 20-year-old Tucson intern/hero Daniel Hernandez help in getting a CNN internship if he wants it.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Thursday tweet. (Daniel, we hear CNN pays interns about $15 an hour, but weigh all your options.)

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Travel report

Amy Argetsinger is in Rome. But don’t rob my apartment, okay? — WaPo‘s Reliable Source writer Amy Argetsinger in a weekend Facebook update.

Unpleasant travel memories

“Just finished flight around the world. Now waiting for bags. Last year, got stuck in horrid traffic jam on way home.” — Reuters White House correspondent Patricia Zengerle in a Sunday tweet.

Conclusion: bad ideas

“I drank a Four Loko tonight. It was awful.” — The Hill‘s Michael O’Brien in a weekend tweet.

“Fell asleep on Metro. Woke at stop. Climbed over man. Ran to door. Voice called out: phone dropped on floor! Missed stop.” — The Hill‘s Erika Niedowksi in a Monday morning tweet.

Travel hell

“Diamond Cab is the Antichrist.” — Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Reilly in a weekend tweet.

Olbermann plays defense

“For the record, I have not tweeted anything about Sarah Palin‘s tv show. Someone has falsely attributed a retweet to me.” — MSNBC “Countdown” Host Keith Olbermann in a Sunday evening tweet.

Journo discovers ex-First Dude’s voice

“Watching “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and realized this is the first time I’ve ever heard Todd Palin‘s voice. Only seen him parodied on SNL.” — NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Sunday night tweet.

Other Palin reality show musings

“My DVR is playing “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” backwards — The bears are drunk!” — CQ Roll Call‘s Craig Crawford in a Sunday night tweet.

“Palin show is great pr for her. A family w familiar foibles on gorgeous frontier. Also a boon for AK.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin in a Sunday night tweet.

WaPo writer gets loopy

“Time to stop working tonight. Just spent 5 minutes trying to spell “wistful.” Then convinced myself it wasn’t a real word….” — Washington Post Book World, Fiction Editor and weekly critic Ron Charles in a weekend tweet.

Hayes’s harsh take on Tucker

“I find the career arc of Tucker Carlson really kind of sad. He was an excellent feature writer back in the day.” — The Nation‘s Washington Bureau Chief Chris Hayes in tweet late last week.

The myth about running while watching cable news

“People who say they like running on a treadmill while watching cable news are not really #realkeeping. It’s very unpleasant.” — TWT‘s Eli Lake in a weekend tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet(s) of the Day

“I’m making cabbage soup for my honey.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg in a weekend tweet. Not to be outdone by his other Twitter message: “After running on the elliptical, soaking in the jacuzzi and sitting in the steam room, I’m finally relaxed. Just in time for Monday.”

Posties ‘Going Nuts’ Over Woodward iPad App

Trending on Twitter in D.C. right now: WaPo‘s V.P. At-Large Ben Bradlee and veteran reporter Bob Woodward.

How come? Set to jazzy music, Woodward, in a new nifty video, learns the ins and outs of the WaPo‘s new iPad app as he taps away on an electric typewriter. As he walks through the newsroom, a woman wonders, “Was that Robert Redford?”

“Posties are going nuts over it. Very self-congratulatory right now,” said a WaPo newsroom source. “On top of being awesome, it’s really effective.”

And WaPo Book World writer Ron Charles tweets about it, saying, “Weeeeee. Wash Post iPad app is No. 1 free app in the Apple Store. I’m thinking it must be the #baconhat.”

The Fix’s Chris Cillizza has a cameo talking about Facebook and Twitter. In another scene, WaPo‘s Dana Milbank asks a female colleague, “Have you read my column yet? It’s generating a lot of Facebook chatter.” He appears to be annoyed when she says she’ll read it later.

The video was linked by Romanesko.

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