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The Examiner’s Ryan Teague Beckwith Joins TIME as Senior Editor

time-magazine-logoTIME magazine managing editor Nancy Gibbs and Time.com managing editor Edward Felsenthal today announced three new hires and seven promotions, including one for the Washington bureau. Ryan Teague Beckwith joins TIME as a senior editor, coming from the Washington Examiner where he was a news editor. Prior to that he was an editor at CQ Roll Call and was with the Raleigh’s News & Observer.

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PICTURE FROM PETRA: CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett, who is traveling with President Obama, snapped this photograph from Petra. He describes it as “6 of 16.” FNC Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry asks in a tweet, “Is it illegal to take rocks home from ancient city of Petra? Asking for a friend.”

Ouch!

“Wow, @HuffingtonPost, your website blows.” – Roll Call reporter Emily Cahn.

Marty bitch slaps Twitter troll 

“What is your Problem? No, I’m not a Pedo- I’m a Soap Opera Fan, you Idiot!” — Media fan favorite Marty Rudolph to Wayne Bevins, an Ohioan who watches “One Life to Live.”

Washington brunch topic: cucumber farmers, pickles

“Brunch discussion: Do cucumber farmers feel ambivalent about pickles? Good business, but also essentially saying cuke not good enough as is.” — Ry Rivard, technology reporter for Inside Higher Ed.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:03 a.m.

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“I frequently end up on the lonely side of news stories; that means the factually correct side. Facts are not always that hip.” — Lee Stranahan.

This little piggy…

“Officially asking my editor on Monday if we can get a newsroom piglet.” — Digital First Media Project Thunderdome and Nieman Lab’s Adrienne LaFrance.  She links to this story by the NYT.

 

Signs of Spring…pundit and blogger Craig Crawford has a must-see picture of a couple of doves on his windowsill. View here.

Taxicab Confessions

Former The Daily reporter Myles Miller: “Here I Am To Worship by Passion is happening in this cab.” He links to this spiritual music.” To which Digital First Project Thunderdome’s Ryan Teague Beckwith remarked, “I would avoid both worship and passion in a cab.”

 

Unbelievable! Media Matters takes whack at Fox News…

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QUOTES of the DAY

Ingraham handles “stupid b-i-t-c-h” remark

When a follower asked conservative radio host Laura Ingraham over the weekend, “Are you not a stupid biatch,” she replied, “Very confused–thought it was ‘biotch.’” Actually in the Urban Dictionary it’s “beyotch” and “biatch” or “biotch.” Biatch is a gangster version of the word while biotch is a woman of “unsavory character traits,” or, as they so warmly put it, “a pain in the ass” or a “moody bitch.”

Cabbie tells female journo to “shut up”

“Cab driver asks me where I’m going. I tell him it’s illegal to do that. He tells me to ‘shut up.’ Nice, DC cabs.” — HuffPost’s Amanda Terkel.

CNN Correspondent Mugged

“UNREAL. I was just robbed in midtown Atlanta. Guy walked past me and ripped my wallet right out of my hands.” — CNN Correspondent Brooke Baldwin.

Bob Dole, Viagra, Women in Airports

“Bob Dole says any second thoughts about Viagra ads put to rest by women thanking him in airports.” — WSJ‘s Andrew Grossman, who splits his time between New York and Washington. Ryan Teague Beckwith chimed in, saying, “Two ways to read that.”

Journo says fuck it, run the car chase!

“I am pro- post the clip. Fuck it, people want to see it.” — The Guardian and Salon‘s Jim Newell on the car chase Fox News accidentally aired Friday in which the gunman committed suicide.

Travel Bitches

“Boarded flight to Houston on time. Cut it close because of my own screwup (went to wrong airline/terminal), but still got a sandwich.” — the always traveling Steve Buttry, community engagement director at Journal Register Company and Digital First.

Whoa! Dayspring praises D.C. reporter

“Finally had a chance to meet the lovely @feliciasonmez, doing an MSNBC hit together this morning,” remarked The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Amie Parnes about WaPo‘s Felicia Sonmez. To which Brad Dayspring replied, “Kindest journo in D.C.!”

Bret Baier has lost weight? 

“Have you lost weight? Or is it just the haircut? You look different w/ Harris Faulkner on Fox Report,” a follower wrote FNC’s Bret Baier. He replied, “I have.”

Reporter counts down hours until she pays her rent

“ONLY A FEW HOURS LEFT until its October and I have to pay rent.” — Politico‘s Kate Nocera.

NPR’s Carvin finishing up his book

“After 18 months of writing I now have a completed manuscript for my book, three days early. Now the hard part: editing. #acarvinbook” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

 

Journos Find New Paths: Roll Caller Jumps Ship, Fox News Sunday Producer Makes a Move

Ryan Teague Beckwith is leaving Roll Call for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome to take on their political coverage. As many know, CQ Roll Call faced some 30 layoffs this week. Most involved business side employees, but Washington’s longtime Capitol Hill journalist, Richard E. Cohen, was shockingly in the mix. Beckwith came to Roll Call in June of 2009. In April of 2011 he was named Features Editor after Debbie Bruno (a.k.a. Bebbi Druno) left. Among Beckwith’s claims to fame is that he has a fan in Big Boi from Outkast, who follows him on Twitter, and remarked that it was “because u give real facts.”

In other job moves, Alex Finland, a producer for Fox News Sunday, is departing to go to work for Craft Media.


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The Complainer

“Dear people writing ‘yawn’ in comments: Back button. It works.” — Slate‘s Farhad Manjoo.

CQ Roll Call reporter gets trailed

“Do-gooder just trailed me 4 a block in car honking and scaring bejesus out of me 2 say I shouldn’t use my phone or I’ll be robbed. Thanks?” — CQ Roll Call Investigations and Ethics reporter Amanda Becker.

NY Magazine Editor Dings Roll Call

“Ok, we get it Roll Call, you have an article on congressional tattoos. Please stop retweeting.” — NY Magazine Associate Editor Dan Amira. To which Roll Call‘s Ryan Teague Beckwith replied, “All right I’m done.”

The unabashed phone sneeze: Gross?

“Nothing like passing someone as they are sneezing and not covering their mouth because they’re too busy talking ion the phone.” — Accuracy in Media Chairman Don Irvine.

Drinking and writing: Do they mix?

“If reading the ‘Left Behind’ series while drinking is wrong, then I don’t want to be right” — Writer and former Yahoo! News scribe Chris Lehmann, former husband to The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox, who now publicly takes an anti-approach to drinking and sounding like a 12-year-old who just took his first sip of beer.

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Hey Boybander: Go on vacation already goddamn you!

“Well, @United 1736 into IAH is delayed. Someone better make sure @United 53 is held so I don’t miss my honeymoon transfer.” — Slate economics reporter Matt Yglesias, who is apparently going to annoyingly tweet his entire “vacation.” Over the weekend, he tweeted nonstop in Buenos Aires. His poor bride.  He even felt the need to tweet this: “Vacation day! Step one: coffee. Step two: figure out how to set out-of-office email mess.” This was probably the worst of it: “BREAKING: They have really good steak in Argentina.”

Schieffer’s ultra-polite farewell

“Mr. Basham, I want to thank you for coming on. I wish it could have been under different circumstances, but perhaps there will be time down the road when we’ll have happier things to talk about.” — CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer to former Secret Service Director Ralph Basham on Sunday’s program.

NYT reporter razzes HuffPost

“HuffPost Hill chasing greatness.HAPPY BP OIL SPILL ANNIVERSARY(?) It’s been 2 years since Unbridled Capitalism vomited in the Gulf of Mexico.” — NYT‘s Mark Leibovich, whose Twitter presence has been picking up as of late.

Reporter wants washer/dryer advice

“Anyone have stackable washer/dryers they particularly like or loathe?” — Politico‘s Reid Epstein. FBDC’s Peter Ogburn asks, “WTF is this, ‘This Old House’ or Twitter?” Meanwhile, we still want to know how the week-old new home owner injured himself and wound up in the ER. Anyone with information on this urgent matter please email us at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com or Betsy@mediabistro.com.

Bathroom trick

“Am I the only one who pretends to talk on my cell before patronizing a restroom at a bar/restaurant where I’m not actually a patron?” — RealClearPoliticsScott Conroy.

Writing trick

“A good way to increase suspense in your writing is to change all instances of ‘obviously’ to ‘ominously.’” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

Breitbart Editor gets pretty personal

“Don’t tell the wife but intentionally mispronounce Spanish words cuz it’s kinda sexy when she corrects me.” — Breitbart.com’s John Nolte, Editor-in-Chief of Big Hollywood.

A Question to Ponder…“Is saying you’ve endorsed Mitt Romney on a Sunday talk show different from a ‘formal endorsement’?” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Teague Beckwith in reference to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on ABC’s “This Week.”

Journo is anti-Earth Day

“Don’t forget to take an extraaaaaaa longgggggg shower today! #EarthDay.” — Ex-Human Events reporter Jason Mattera.

Spotted: Politico‘s Jedd Rosche eating a box of fried chicken strips outside a bar on U St. Friday night. The bar wouldn’t allow him to enter with his meal.

Barfworthy: “I was moved by this video, as I’m sure you all will be, as we think of our own mothers and what they have done for us.” — Ann Romney this weekend in her 11th tweet, otherwise known as Milking the Mom Issue Expedition stemming from RosenGate, which she called an “early birthday present.” Watch the video here.

Eddie Scarry and Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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Journo in a Dress: “And here’s a photo of me circa 1991 wearing my cousin’s dress after I got my clothes dirty. #NOSHAME.” — Simon Landau, web producer for WUSA9.

WaPo does walk of shame

“Congrats to the Washington Post for not getting scooped on their own scoop today.” — Megan McCarthy, News Editor at the New York Observer. On Tuesday there was grand confusion when Bloomberg cited WaPo for breaking the news that Rick Santorum was suspending his presidential campaign. WaPo did break the news, but not in print, not online and not on Twitter. Needless to say, no one bothered to inform many of their reporters.

Gawker’s Fox News Mole: The fallout

“Well done @Gawker, you’ve changed a Fox News mole to a disgruntled former employee in only 1 day. You’re nothing if not efficient. #Caring.” — TownHall.com and Breitbart.com’s Derek Hunter.

And the mole…“If Fox has smoked me out, it’s news to me. I’m still here.” And then he wasn’t. Late last night just after 11 p.m., news of the mole breaks. It’s Joe Muto. On Gawker he says he has been at FNC for the past eight years. Expect more from him today…

Former FNC employee David Shuster reacted to the news, saying, “Nice try @joemuto, aka ‘Gawker’s Fox News mole.’ Now that you are out of FNC, you will sleep a hell of a lot better… trust me.”

“If @gawker’s Fox News mole is, in fact, found, and Nick Denton wants to pay someone to be a @wcp mole, I’m available.” — Washington City Paper Managing Editor Mike Madden.

“It would be something if the #foxmole was romancing the wife of a top Fox exec. #TinkerTailorSoldierFoxNewsHost” — MSNBC Contributor, Mother Jones Washington Bureau Change and Showdown author David Corn.

Conspiracy theories (now debunked)

“What if there’s like six Fox Moles pretending to be one person so if any one is caught they’re exonerated when someone else posts?” — TPM‘s Benjy Sarlin.

What’s Roland Tweeting?

“Workout cut short due to impending Zimmerman arrest. Gotta get dressed and head to @CNN in New York!” — CNN Contributor and “Washington Watch” host Roland Martin.

ThinkProgress.com: “EXPERTS: Sean Hannity could be required to testify about his conversation with George Zimmerman” To which Politico‘s White House reporter Byron Tau replied: “He should refuse.”

The Self-appointed Media Critic

“It’s sad to see once legit reporters turn so far left to keep their jobs on left wing cable networks #MediaBias.” — HuffPost Contributor and former U.N. Spokesman Richard Grenell. To him we offer a ceremonious box of tissues.

The Wise Guy

“Personally, I oppose a war on women. I think we should let sanctions work first.” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Teague Beckwith.

And now a few weird headlines from @HuffingtonPost: “Vaginal orgasm: myth or reality?” And this one: “Is male bikini waxing really a trend?”

 

New look for CQ Roll Call‘s Congress.org

CQ Roll Call launched a revamped version of its site Congress.org today.

The site used to be a simple way for people to write their representatives. Now there’s up-to-date information on what’s happening on Capitol Hill, making it easier for readers to get up to speed on an issue and write their congressman instantly. Fun times for members of Congress, right?

“Already, people rely on the site as their primary communication tool for emailing Members of Congress, this is an additional benefit we can provide using CQ Roll Call content,” Editorial Director Mike Mills said in a press release.

Manned by Ryan Teague Beckwith and David Hawkings, the site is formatted like a standard vertical blog with roughly five posts per page. “The new site has a sleek look and feel for news, while retaining the award-winning Capwiz software that sent over 25 million messages to Congress last year,” Mark Walters, SVP and Group Publisher of CQ Roll Call, said.

The only oddity so far is the current survey featured on the right side of the site. It asks, “Which American industry is promising to deliver ‘more choices, fewer calories, smaller portions’?” You can select an answer and it will display the results, but it doesn’t tell which answer is correct and leaves you hanging and yearning for more.

Roll Call Scribe Finds Fan in Outkast’s Big Boi

If you’re looking for solid reporting and “real news facts,” Big Boi of the hip-hop duo Outkast directs you to Roll Call‘s Ryan Teague Beckwith.

NJ‘s Ethan Klapper sent out a tweet last night saying that his “life is complete now” when he noticed the news parody account “CNN After Dark” was following him. “Felt the same way when @BigBoi started following me, for still unknown reasons,” Beckwith said in response to Klapper.

That’s when Big Boi himself chimed in. “[B]ecause u give real news facts,” he said.

Beckwith appeared delighted. “Thanks! I respect the work you put in your lyrics too,” he tweeted back to Big Boi.

The scribe then posted the conversation to his Facebook.

Asked how it feels to be Big Boi’s go-to guy for real news facts, Beckwith told us he initially didn’t believe it was the Big Boi. “I’ve been followed by fake accounts before, so my first thought was it wasn’t really him,” he said.

Beckwith wasn’t kidding when he told Big Boi in a tweet that he respects “the work” he puts in his lyrics. “As a journalist, part of what I like is his attention to detail,” Beckwith said. “Big Boi has lines like ‘negative one minus negative one is nothing,’ which is not only a great metaphor for a troubled relationship but also mathematically accurate.” Entertaining and educational. We’re into it.

How Big Boi came to follow Beckwith, he’s unsure. “I was going to [direct message] him and ask, but I was a little worried he’d unfollow me!” Beckwith said. “Then he tweeted back at me, so I guess he just found me on his own, which is even cooler.”

And to satisfy inquiring minds, Beckwith explained his long name to us. “Teague is my middle name, but it’s what my dad calls me, so I’ve always included it in my bylines,” he said. So, he uses his full name for personal reasons, but also practical. “As a side benefit, it gives me much better SEO than ‘Ryan Beckwith.’”

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Quotes of the Day

RUNNING WITH THE PACK: “This is what pack journalism looks like. Last Romney rally before New Hampshire votes.” — NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Remembering Blankley

“Tony Blankley was a kind, brilliant, engaging, family-focused, generous, faithful, fascinating man. I pray for his soul and his family.” — TWT Senior Opinion Writer Emily Miller.

Note to reporter: Tsongas or Saungus?

“More @newtgingrich on Romney: ‘Maybe like Saungus who got 37% in ’92 and lost to Clinton who got 24% because he couldn’t meet expectations.”  — NBC News Campaign embed reporter Alexandra Moe. A few hours later, she offered this inexplicable partial tweet…”And @newtgingrich just s…” She eventually concluded, “And @newtgingrich just went out a back door avoiding Ron Paul ppl for the second time tonight while the media waited for him…#decision2012.” Carry on, Alexandra.

Question to ponder

“Does retweeting everything on your beat–essentially being all [beat] news to everyone–make you feel empty inside? Discuss!” — Reason Mag’s Mike Riggs.

Important assignment: Involves Beyonce

“So my mom gets call waiting tonight from her sister; there’s an urgent rumor she wants me to investigate: ‘Beyonce.Surrogate. Any truth?’” — Washington freelancer Moe Tkacik.

Uh Oh.

“Just drove to Manchester to meet @Jamie_Weinstein and others but realized they meant Nashua.” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas.

TV Watchers

“Real Housewives of Atlanta is so low-rent. @Bravotv needs to eliminate it from the franchise and give it a different name.” — social media journalist Claritza Jimenez.

“The Bachelor gave a rose to the lesbian again. He really is as dumb as he looks.” — TWT‘s Miller.

Convo Between Two Journos

Fox News Contributor Dana Perino: “Every ‘green product’ I have to live with stinks. Lighting is awful & constantly pops. Washer/dryer a disaster. Enviro-paint looks awful.”

National Review Online Contributor Greg Pollowitz: “Front loading washer is the worst, and the dryer saves energy by not fully drying the clothes #thankyoualgore”

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Shouldn’t Diet Dr. Pepper just be called Mr. Pepper?” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Teague Beckwith.

Notice to cable repairmen: Don’t be late!

“Who actually likes to fire people? Even in context it’s weird. I get annoyed at late cable repairmen, maybe.” — Slate’s Dave Weigel. He’s referencing Romney who remarked, “I like being able to fire people.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.


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