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Morning Chatter

HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS: “Some people call it dinner, I call it my nightly FEAST” — WUSA9′s Social Media Editor Simon Landau

A public mourning: NPR correspondent tweets mom’s death to the end

“The heavens over Chicago have opened and Patricia Lyons Simon Newman has stepped onstage.” — NPR’s Scott Simon at the conclusion of a weekend of near constant tweets chronicling his mother’s death. “She will make the face of heaven shine so fine that all the world will be in love with night.”

Affectionate: CNN’s Jake Tapper: “Deepest condolences and warmest hugs from the Tappers.”

Non-denominational religious: CBS’s John Dickerson: “Bless her and you Scott.”

Biblical Shakespeare? Commentary‘s John Podhoretz: “A love that surpasseth all, @nprscottsimon. May God comfort you.”

New Age-y: NPR’s Michele Norris: “Big universe of ppl sitting at computer keyboards or staring at hand held devices who are raising hands for you and your mum.”

Going national: “Sending our condolences to @nprscottsimon and his family this morning.” — NBC TODAY Show.

And last but not least, the cliché response: “She’ll always be alive in you, Scott.” — National Journal‘s Ron Fournier, on book leave but took time to tweet something deep and profound to Simon.

ICYMI: We had thoughts on the whole tweeting your mother’s death phenomenon Monday.

The Media Observer

“What could be more appropriate–Eliot Spitzer on Hardball. He and Chris Matthews both pompous assholes.” — GOP political consultant and blogger Roger Stone.

Meghan McCain has serious doubts in headline writers

“I think I could cure cancer and the headline would be: ‘Meghan McCain, voluptuous, really curvy, not skinny, maybe fat woman cures cancer.’” — The Daily Beast and “Raising McCain’s” Meghan McCain.

Karl Frisch: Still not smoking!

“8 Weeks #SmokeFree! Will be two full calendar months on August 3.” — Syndicated columnist and Bullfight Strategies’ Karl Frisch.

Reporter impersonates Stuart Smalley

“I look good today.” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:09 a.m.

A female journo’s dating woes

“If you go on a terrible date and the other person laments his inability to find a girl, do you have a right to tell him he’s the problem?” — The Hill‘s Alexandra Jaffe.

Speaking of dating woes…

“Joe just threw his wedding ring across the room because he’s so upset about Brooks and Des. #Bachelorette” — Dr. Jill Biden parody account.

 

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Afternoon Chatter

Quotes of the Day

I missed the morning chatter boat this morning as Peter, Eddie, Piranhamous and I were working on a very important project. So “Afternoon Chatter” will have to do. And besides, Politico Playbook published after 10 this morning, so I feel more than justified in my lateness. — Betsy


“This is the kind of suite you get when you complain about the smell of cigarettes in your first room.” — ABC7 Drama King Stephen Tschida in Berlin.

Journo seeks DMV guidance

“Okay people crowd sourcing time: I need to get a D.C. license today. Which DMV station is least awful?” — Simon Landau, web producer for WUSA9.

Uh oh. Sexy Bitch on the Loose.

“San Diego, I’m all yours for 24 hours.” — The Daily Beast and MSNBC’s Meghan McCain.

Is Luke Russert suddenly a crime reporter?

“Police are looking for a white male late 30′s to early 40′s last seen wearing a light colored shirt, camo pants and eye glasses, had handgun.” — NBC’s Luke Russert.

Email we should not have opened but couldn’t resist: From: Facebook Subject:  Deborah White suggested you like The Crazy Woman – Crazy Views, Crazy Curiosity, Crazy Caring…


Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


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?”

 

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quotes of the Day

TWT Opinion Writer Emily Miller receives her tiara from FishbowlDC for winning our Summer Superlative of Biggest Drama Queen.

Reporter has potentially scarring behavioral issue

“I have a legit problem: I laugh out loud consistently while working in Starbucks because of funny things online. People stare. — Simon Landau, a WUSA9 Community Web Producer, in a Wednesday tweet.

Understatement of the Hour

“Never a great headline: ‘Bachmann Staffer Arrested for Terrorism’” — Politico‘s Byron Tau in a Wednesday tweet.

TV journo in despair

“Vacation begins, but a mix-up in my story plunged me into the depths of despair. Gotta get over it. The beauty of TV is it’s always new!” — ABC7′s wild train rider Stephen Tschida in a Wednesday tweet. We hope you have a wonderful vacation Stephen!

The ‘Perry’ Syndrome

“Highly amusing results when I searched @AP wire today for ‘Perry’ — Katy *and* Rick Perry stories. Not sure why I laughed so hard.” — AP‘s Phil Elliott in a Wednesday tweet.

Little Girl Raised by Wolf (as in Blitzer)

This is a MUST SEE video of the little girl who was raised by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Watch here. In real Blitzer news… the well-known anchor was spotted at the Nats game last night.

Birthday Wishes To…

“Happy B’day to the nicest Republican I know, and I’m partially basing that on his wife! :) Happy Birthday Ron @ronbonjean” — Mr. Belding in a Wednesday tweet to GOP Consultant Ron Bonjean. FishbowlDC wishes Ron a very happy belated birthday!


Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY


Scribe asks the unthinkable

“Holy crap I’m on the radio. …Should I live tweet myself?” — DCist’s Martin Austermuhle in Tuesday mid-day tweets. Um, no. Don’t do that.

The Juiceboxer Rebellion

“Everyone should pay closer attention to my stories than to other people’s stories, which I like to call ‘fixations.’” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a bizarro Tuesday tweet that only very narrowly avoided being Unnecessary Tweet of the Day.

The Observer

“Long line at CVS. I am behind a woman buying a hula hoop.” — D.C.-based reporter for LAT and Chicago Tribune James Oliphant in a Tuesday tweet.

Six degrees of nothing

“I am amused when ppl email me & tell me I should pass certain things on 2 Brit Hume, Rove, Krauthammer et al, as I’ve we’re drinking buddies.” — David Limabugh (bro to Rush) in a Tuesday tweet.

Journo Love

“Great news. @YellinCNN is our new chief White House correspondent. Go ahead & congratulate Jessica.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Tuesday tweet regarding CNN Jessica Yellin‘s promotion.

Colbert lobbies Alexandra Pelosi for lax press policy

“Will you please ask your mom to take her boot off the neck of the Democrats in Congress so they’ll talk to me again for my Better Know a District series?” — Comedian Stephen Colbert to filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi on his program last night. He was trying to persuade her to chat with her mother, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), about letting Democratic lawmakers come on his show.

What. The. Hell?

“Slightly higher-than-usual amount of My Little Pony activity behind the scenes with DC journos today.” — The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio correspondent Todd Zwillich in a Tuesday tweet. He wouldn’t explain further. If anyone has any clues about what this is slang for, write us at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com or FishbowlBetsy@gmail.com.

Josh Marshall questions rules of quiet car

“Woman across from me on Quiet Car is clearing throat with noises that sound like either a frog or chicken. Rule violation? #amtrakethics” — TPM‘s Josh Marshall in a Tuesday tweet.

Back to Reality: On his way back to Washington from Miami this week, CNN.com’s Ed Hornick, a hardcore “Golden Girls” watcher, writes: “To quote my favorite TV show Golden Girls: ‘Miami is nice so I’ll say it thrice.’”

A belated Happy Birthday to RealClearPoliticsErin McPike. Her birthday was yesterday.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

“This thunderstorm smells so good from the steps of the National Gallery. Rain on stone.” — The Atlantic‘s Senior Editor Alexis Madrigal in a weekend tweet with this accompanying photograph.

Fake Jim says F–k You to Sports Tweeters

“[Insert unnecessary sports-related tweet on my twitter work account to demonstrate to people that I'm interesting]” — Fake Jim VandeHei in a weekend tweet.

Cute journo kid speaks up

“6 yr old: ‘It’s Mother’s Day, so mom doesn’t have to talk. I will speak for her.’” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep in a Sunday tweet.

Why Murphy wore Bow Tie on ‘MTP

“Re: bow-tie ?’s 1.) Yes, tied it myself 2.) Wore it in honor of my friend the late Kam Kuwata, who loved MTP, the Dem party, and bow ties.” — GOP Consultant Mike Murphy in a Sunday tweet. On Sunday morning he appeared on NBC’s “MTP” and subsequently got a variety of questions about his bow tie including a remark from host David Gregory that he was wearing it.

Just in case you need this editor…

“My phone is extremely dead while I’m out running errands so I’m on the back up. Try e-mail/facebook if you need me.” — Politico‘s Asst. Editor for “2012 Live” Jedd Rosche in a weekend tweet perhaps to fellow editors who think he may want to sleep, eat, breathe or do laundry on the weekends.

Tschida’s bus complaint

“Love being careless, but when the bus just never arrives it’s ANNOYING!” — ABC7′s Wild Train rider Stephen Tschida in a delicious weekend transportation tweet.

The perfect day: Pedicure and National Review

“Got a pedicure today and read National Review instead of Cosmo - great issue, esp on healthcare, Syria, Libya. Left mag behind for others.” — GOP Pundit and Fox News Contributor Dana Perino in a weekend tweet.

The Observer

“As a Southerner I love my hats, but the ones at the Derby this year seem crazier than usual. I blame the British.” –  NJ “The Hotline’s” Jessica Taylor in a weekend tweet.

A Boy Bander Given

“At a bar in Cleveland Park cultivating a smug sense of superiority.” — Juiceboxer Matt Yglesias, liberal blogger and Center for American Progress fellow, in a weekend tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

On Thursday WUSA9′s DC Community Web Producer Simon Landau writes, “Tomorrow is Friday. After that it will be Saturday!” (Though he may be baiting us with this, we’re giving him the award anyhow. Congratulations Simon on this pointlessness.)

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day II

“It’s a beutlerful day.” — Slate‘s Chris Beam playing off — we can’t fathom why — TPM Brian Beutler‘s name.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

A journo can’t work under these circumstances

“Next door: young child running around screaming, old woman yelling at him. #killmenow” — Washington Examiner‘s Lachlan Markay in a Thursday tweet.

What are the Salahi’s up to?

“Salahi’s confirm to me that they’re worried about a stalker. Warren Co and LA police investigating.” — NBC Washington News Producer Matt Glassman in a Thursday tweet.

A scribe’s deep explanation of spring in Washington

“Spring and summer are in an epic battle over who gets to exist this month in Washington.” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman in a Thursday tweet.

Imus tweaks FNC’s Chris Wallace

“Imus jokes to [FNC's] Chris Wallace: ‘I don’t think you need to get snippy, you triple-chinned looking goober.’” — Media Matters Fellow Eric Hananoki in a Thursday tweet. The Imus segment involved the hosts purposefully insulting each other.

Maddow enjoys saying the word ‘shtupping’

“He was shtupping one of his own staffers who was married to another Ensign staffer, all of which was taking place while he was serving as the Republican party’s Senate Campaign Chairman.” — MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains Sen. John Ensign‘s (R-Nev.) extramarital affair on her show last night.  Total number of times Maddow used the word “shtupping” in the entire segment: 6.

Most Likely to Get Beaten up in a Cafe

“Whats up with people who cant handle loud typing? Im a fucking journalist I type loudly.” — Freelance D.C. journalist Mike Elk in a recent tweet. He’s a contributor to In These Times and has written for The Nation and HuffPost. A HuffPost bio says he likes crab cakes and Golden Retrievers.

Dave Weigel on the Highest of Horses

Slate‘s Dave Weigel is apparently The Decider these days of who among us is an actual journalist and who is not. Pssst Dave… you and I graduated from the same J-School, and just so you know, neither of us is in a position to judge whether anyone is an “actual” journalist or not. Some people actually think J-School is horseshit. In the past 24 hours, Weigel has decided that The Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain is not worthy of being read. He has also declared that The Daily Caller‘s Jonathan Strong is an “actual” journalist while insinuating that @FishbowlDC is not. He tweeted the following: “Celebrity interviews of celebrities can be good (read the mag Warhol founded), but M McCain is supernaturally uninteresting.” Supernaturally. Really? On Strong: “I did talk to the Caller’s @j_strong when that all went down, but he’s an actual reporter. Big difference.” (P.S. We can hardly wait for your upcoming appearance on Bloggerheads.tv. Your appearances on there are always riveting.)

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“One day late on laundry… Two different socks? Don’t mind if I do.” — Simon Landau, web producer for wusa9, in a recent tweet.