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Ask Piranhamous Anything

Today we have another installment of: “Ask Piranhamous Anything.” And we do mean anything. Send your queries to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn’t an advice column — Piranhamous doesn’t know what the hell you should do with your life any more than you do — and worse, he doesn’t care. Try to keep your questions short — we want to keep this fun, simple and insightful. 

1. “Special Report with Bret Baier.” How fucking special can something be if it occurs for an hour each and every day? That’s not special. Christmas is special. Your birthday, Dear Piranahmous, is special, because it comes but once a year.

How culturally insensitive! Christmas isn’t special to those who don’t celebrate it, birthdays aren’t special to Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Special Report isn’t special to fans of Al Sharpton or people who watch whatever is on CNN at that time (I don’t know what show it is and ratings indicate no one knows what show it is).  You’re right, the word “special” is overused these days. I’d peg the blame on the DVD. One all the Charlie Brown specials came out of DVD and kids could watch “The Great Pumpkin” in July, it was no longer special. That said, there is no “line” in Nightline, but no one complains about that. And NBC’s Night News barely has any actual “news” some days and airs in the evening, not the night. We could take this to the extreme or we could just accept that it’s a name and not give a shit. I choose the latter.

2. What’s this crap about the “Liberal Media” and how it’s so dominant? Last time I checked, the top cable news channel was Fox News. The top newspaper by circulation was The Wall Street Journal. And the top talk radio hosts were those well-known commies Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Dominant liberal media my ass.  

Compared to the number of people who watch network news, the amount of viewers who watch Fox could fit in a clown car (I’ll let you make your own joke there). So to say there is no liberal media because they’re the tallest cable news midget is a false comparison. Same goes for the Wall Street Journal. Yes, the editorial page of the Journal leans right, but studies have shown the news pages don’t. And even if they did, who gives a shit? It’s quantity, not content. For every WSJ there’s a Times, Post and whatever other stupid names newspapers give themselves. It’s like a nation winning the most gold medals at the Olympics but losing the overall medal count – when the tally is done liberal newspapers and liberals newscasts outnumber the WSJ and Fox total numbers of organizations and readers/viewers. So you take your attitude and stick it in your butt, mister!

Piranhamous addresses the burning question whether Luke Russert should have asked Nancy Pelosi the age inquiry after the jump… Read more

Separated at Birth: NARAL’s Nancy Keenan

This afternoon we’re pairing NARAL’s left-wing red meat speech giver Nancy Keenan and FNC’s Sean Hannity as well as the Wonder Year’s father and football coach Dan Lauria. We know this is a tough one to swallow. What can we say? It’s all in the hair, and well, the face and the eyes.

Mitt and Paul? ACU Puts ‘em Last

Reporters take note.

The American Conservative Union today opened registration for media to cover CPAC Colorado on Oct. 4 at the Crown Plaza Denver International Airport. What and who to expect? Says a release: Blockbuster speeches. Policy discussions. Networking opportunities “all celebrating the shared principles of smaller government, a strong national defense and traditional values.”

CPAC Colorado’s invited speakers includeGlenn Beck, Herman Cain, Ann Coulter, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, FNC’s Sean Hannity, Conservative radio personality Laura Ingraham, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-5), Michael Medved, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, WSJ‘s Peggy Noonan, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-1), and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

As you’ll note above… they somehow put those two really unimportant guys, Romney and Ryan, toward the bottom of their list. We get that it’s alphabetical order, but maybe in this case they’d make an exception?

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Pentagon TV’s Set to MSNBC

FishbowlDC encountered an all-too-chatty stranger in a cafe this morning reading WaPo. At first, we ignored. But soon enough, he told us about the viewing habits of he and his colleagues at the Pentagon.

Our anonymous media critic, a smiley white male in his mid to late 30s, works in a managerial role at the Pentagon. If you polled the employees “they’d probably be more of a Fox News crowd.” But to be fair to different political views, the Pentagon cafeteria TV is set to a different news channel everyday. “One day it will be on Fox News, the next MSNBC and then CNN,” he said. “One day I think it was on HLN.”

Despite the heavy Fox News crowd, as of late, all TVs have been fixed on MSNBC. Asked if this was due to Olympics news coverage, he said no, the MSNBC marathon at the Pentagon began before the Olympics.

Our ranter is somewhat torn between FNC and MSNBC. He likes FNC’s Bill O’Reilly, but  MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow also appeals. After bringing up Sharpton’s name, our instapundit said the outrage Sharpton exhibited over the Trayvon Martin controversy was a wash. “Ten black people are shot in Chicago at any moment,” he said, “and yet when one black kid in Florida is killed, it’s all over the news.” As if he were speaking directly to Sharpton, the critic said, “On your flight to Florida, 10 people in Chicago were shot. Why aren’t you flying there?”

A D.C. Soiree for Rush Limbaugh’s Little Bro

Have you been invited? Jeff Carneal of Eagle Publishing and Marji Ross of Regnery are gathering Washingtonians to celebrate their NYT bestseller, The Great Destroyer, by David Limbaugh, younger brother of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. They will host an early evening book reception at their offices on July 10. Limbaugh will attend.

Limbaugh is a conservative political commentator and lawyer who specializes in entertainment law.

If the comments on the back of the book are to be believed, you need to stop breathing and whatever else you deem important and read the book immediately.

“My friend David Limbaugh has written the best book about the worst president in American history. If anyone reads this book and still votes for Barack Obama, he should have his head examined.” —Mark Levin, nationally syndicated radio talk show host.

“A modern ‘Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,’ The Great Destroyer is not only a must read, it is a must read right now. Sharp, engaging, and right on the money, the White House and Team Obama are going to absolutely hate this book.” —Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Black List.

“In The Great Destroyer, David Limbaugh shows how Barack Obama has plundered our nation’s finances, dismantled our defenses, trampled on our Constitution, and punctured the American dream. A must-read book on the Obama administration’s shameless pillaging of America.” — Sean Hannity, host of FNC’s Hannity’s America.

The Daily Caller Makes Sexy Time

Now that the hubbub over The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro‘s outburst is starting to die down, the website is trying to find a way to keep it alive. There is no new angle. There is no new hook. There is only…  Hot chicks. And that’s what The Daily Caller uses in this slideshow of “10 Supermodels Who Love Neil Munro.” It just a nonsensical slideshow of female models in varying stages of undress. It makes zero sense. Why even bother wasting the man hours on the photoshopping of these pictures? Just to crowbar in pictures of semi-nude women? Mediaitenoticed the same weirdness earlier in the day.

One model that DIDN’T pose with Munro is The Daily Caller’s Michelle Fields. She posted  this pic to Facebook as she prepared to appear on Sean Hannity‘s TV show. Take a close look at the pic. It’s a picture of Michelle Fields taking a picture of Michelle Fields, taking a picture of Michelle Fields. In other words, she has taken her self-absorption to a whole new level.

Obama Heckler Says Yes to Hannity Radio

The Daily Caller‘s heckler in residence Neil Munro is a wanted man. But so far he is keeping somewhat of a low profile and has turned down requests to be interviewed by ABC’s GMA, WaPo and more. He begged off FishbowlDC, saying, “I can’t. I’ve got work to do. Neil” But today he has agreed to go on FNC Sean Hannity‘s radio program.

Mediaite has the news on Munro turning down WaPo.

Listen to Munro on Hannity here.

Separated at Birth: David Axelrod

Sean Hannity’s Hair, the alter ego of the Fox News personality, Sean Hannity, provided the inspiration of our Separated at Birth offering today on Obama senior campaign adviser David Axelrod. He writes, Who else thinks @davidaxelrod is a dead ringer for The Munsters’ Grandpa (Al Lewis)?” We also think Axelrod resembles Rob Reiner, who was “Meathead” in “All in the Family.”

 

New Rule for Bill Maher

New Rule for HBO’s Bill Maher: Make your “New Rules” biting and trashy enough to elicit more than a single hiccup in Washington. Last week Maher issued a new rule for TWT columnist and Drudge’s Joe Curl.

Few talked about it. Curl hadn’t heard of it and had no comment. He earned the rule for denouncing President Obama in a recent TWT column for not acknowledging the death of one of the Beastie Boys.

Maher flashed a picture of Curl and read the new rule: “A columnist for the right wing Washington Times suggested Obama is racist for not noticing the death of one of the Beastie Boys because he was white must be promoted to Fox News.” He added, “That is such a spectacular piece of hackery, I can’t believe Sean Hannity didn’t think of it first. It should be a reverse Pulitzer.”

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Quotes of the Day


“I want the wedding to be celebratory not militarized.” — Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show last night in response to whether he’ll be inviting President Obama to his upcoming wedding to his life partner James.

“Biden outed him. … I’m not trying to be funny.” — FNC’s Sean Hannity on President Obama’s bombshell announcement on gay marriage.

Dicking Around

“Joe Biden has such an impact on evolution you’d think if you put a amoeba next to him it would be a horse in a day.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson.

This isn’t a fun fact, Sticky Schwab

“Fun Fact: Leon Harris has absolutely no idea what the Cupid Shuffle is.” – Washington Examiner‘s Schwab.

Dummy

“You think you can multitask and then you drive 20 minutes in the wrong direction because you’re doing a radio interview.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Self-Appointed Media Observers

“Apparently it takes THREE anchors for “big breaking news” — NPR’s Ben Bergman.

“We should still avoid references to apes, probably. #evolution #seewhatididthere?” — The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox, who also wrote: “Meanwhile, Shep Smith: ‘We’ll all be taking our underwear off and I look forward to that in so many different ways. #forreals #lgbt’”

“ABC chiron so special reporty that it cuts off POTUS chin. Where is the dignity of the office?” — Michael Scherer, TIME‘s White House Corespondent.

“I think Chris Matthews is going to cry.” — GQ‘s Marin Cogan on the MSNBC host.

Finally a JMart tweet a human can understand: “Joe Biden gets results.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin.

And now for another reaction…

“I might just get gay married to celebrate. Who’s with me?” — ClearChannel’s Colby Hall, who later added, “I might marry a goat later today.” (She is pretty cute, Colby.)

Be back later, guys.

“I’m off to see The Avengers now, but glad to discuss further later …” — Metro Weekly‘s openly gay White House Correspondent Chris Geidner cuts his conversation with Gawker‘s John Cook and BuzzFeed‘s Ben Smith short. They were chatting with him about President Obama‘s announcement on gay marriage.

Clever Headline Award: “Obama Weds Himself (!) to the Position of Supporting Same-Sex Marriage” — Vanity Fair.

Hill reporter proposes to Meghan McCain

“Marry me?” — The Hill’s Jon Easley in response to MSNBC Contributor, Daily Beast Columnist and author Meghan McCain, who wrote, “Very happy to hear the President come out in support of gay marriage.”

Convo Between Two Journos

Slate‘s Weigel: “Okay, Biden. Now say something about decriminalizing pot.” ReutersSam Youngman: “Dave Weigel, if I’m not mistaken, Biden said on MTP recently he’s ‘comfortable’ with me not paying speeding or parking tickets.”

Update on NBC theGrio Columnist Sophia Nelson‘s kidney stones: “One has, I have a few–the misery index is HIGH!!!!!!! Thanks for asking love you guys!” Sophia says taking beer with her meds has been helping.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.


 

 

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