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What’s Meghan McCain Tweeting?

I know no one really cares what The Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC’s Meghan McCain thinks about anything, but while Peter is on vacation this post fell to me and I needed to pick someone. FNC’s Dana Perino has been on vacation, CNN and that Sexy Beast Howard Kurtz hasn’t tweeted much and Stacy McCain (no relation but similar IQ) is busy tracking down stories no one cares about, so I picked Meghan to check in on.

Seems the Arizona native and current New York resident is having a rough go of life. The heir to a beer distribution fortune couldn’t find herself the brand she likes the other night.  She tweeted:

Poor Megs, life is soooo hard. Let me help.

The East Village is overrun with hipsters, and the only thing hipsters like less than someone with no discernible skill milking their family name for a paycheck is big-time beer brands. If a beer is an official sponsor of any professional sport, the Death Cab for Cutie-set has no interest in it.

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(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know…)

How Not to Exact Revenge on the Cable Company: HuffPost‘s “Eat the Press” Editor Jason Linkins has been in a battle royal with Comcast as of late. “Four people from Comcast have lied to me today. Just straight up lied to my face. Pretty amazing,” he wrote late last week on Twitter. He explains that he “can’t do a thing with @comcast w/o having to deal with a straight up liar. Today it’s the technician who claimed he showed up. Comcastic!” He assures he’ll be punking them sometime soon because what a better way to get a company back than to a) rant about it on Twitter and b) tell them how you will be exacting your revenge.”Oh, once this matter is resolved, I’ll be calling up Comcast to send technicians on the regular, to knock on the door of my empty apartment,” he writes along with this similarly weird threat: “I think I’m just gonna start scheduling appointments with Comcast every two weeks and then not being home when they come.” Watch out Comcast. You can’t say you weren’t warned.

Poor Badler, he can’t find a Starbucks: “Can you imagine living two weeks without Internet? I feel like I’ll be living in a black hole,” writes Ben Adler, a  former Politico staff writer who writes for The Daily Beast/Newsweek. As of late, the “Juicebox Mafia” wannabe and former JournoLister has been making a point of insulting conservative Washington journalists. Then he explains the horror that will befall him without Internet: “Time Warner is making me wait two weeks after I move to get my Internet installed when I move. That will make writing difficult.” The insults: To conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain he wrote recently, “If you’re middle-aged and still can’t express yourself without juvenile language, I think you shouldn’t offer lessons in maturity.” Last week he ripped The Daily Caller in a post for Columbia Journalism Review, saying a poll story in the pub was “propaganda” not journalism. He said the Rasmussen poll in the story was designed to back conservative claims. He backed up that claim by linking a story in The Washington Independent, which has been home to many Juicebox friends. Pssst Badler…we hear you, you’re a liberal journo lion. But Rasmussen has long been known for leaning right. Even TIME and NYT have said so. But more importantly, Starbucks has free WiFi.

*Kites are so Tempting: In a weekend White House Pool Report McLatchy‘s Steve Thomma wrote of President Obama‘s day of golf that decidedly did not include kite flying despite the lure that can have on a person (such as a certain NRSC Spokesman who adores kite festivals). “Mr. Obama left the course at 3:50 pm EDT. Passed the grounds of the Washington Monument, resisting any temptation to join the hundreds of people flying kites. Arrived back at the White House at 4:16 pm, where he made a rare entrance through the East Wing.” (Tips From the Pool…Into the Deep End.)

Sing With Parisi

Washington Times copy editor Pete Parisi is competing Thursday night in karaoke championship semi-finals at Nick’s Nightclub. He won three rounds so far and claims he was inspired by Stacy McCain.

Stacy McCain Resigned?!?

ccainstacy2.jpgThat’s what we’re hearing this evening, that Washington Times Assistant National Editor Robert Stacy McCain called National Editor Ken Hanner today and declared his intention to resign.

Why? Well, McCain was the person mentioned in our earlier blind item. During a heated moment in the Times newsroom yesterday, McCain’s temper rose over what others described as his frustration with having too many jobs to juggle (the same sources also confirm that McCain does, in fact, contribute in myriad ways for the newspaper).

Sources told FishbowlDC that they heard McCain get into a charged debate with Deputy National Editor Victor Morton and then, fully irate, McCain proceeded to storm into Hanner’s office where voices were raised and “I quit” was overheard by those outside Hanner’s door. This carried into the newsroom — “a yelling fit,” said one — and everyone in the newsroom heard and watched McCain’s dramatic exit.

Upon leaving the newsroom, McCain violently slammed through a pair of heavy steel doors, kicking them open and nearly hitting Assistant Metro Editor Lyn Pusey, who just barely dodged the flying doors.

But the assumption was that McCain would return to work on Wednesday and all would be well, but that did not happen. And now we hear that McCain called into Hanner today to confirm his desire to quit. Still, word is that this has happened before (a few times, even) and there is some speculation tonight that Managing Editor Fran Coombs is prepared to try to sooth McCain’s ruffled feathers and try talk him back into the newsroom.

Stay tuned…(for what it’s worth, McCain’s Facebook page still has him with the paper…)

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TWT 25 Bash Updates

From a source:

    Tom McDevitt
    announced after the fire alarm that it was set off by someone smoking in a hallway. Some observers, without proof or confirmation, speculated the culprit was TWT assistant National editor Stacy McCain, who is rarely seen without a cigarette.

    No announcements last night concerning the future leadership of The Times.


  • Michael Steele was the MC.
  • The public debut of new Times business-side leaders, Tom McDevitt and Preston Moon.
  • Maggie Thatcher sent a video of support. Bush sent letter.
  • Cool video of the history of The Times, with pictures from the newsroom and a clip from Reagan praising The Times from 15 years ago.
  • A photo was taken of the crowd at the beginning of the dinner and it appeared on the cover of a special section that was handed out as people left.
  • Pretty good food.
  • Alcohol served at the pre-dinner reception. (Unlike 5 years ago.)
  • Some attendees: George Allen, G. Gordon Liddy, Wayne LaPierre, Grover Norquist, Ed Feulner. Multiple ambassadors.
  • A musical anthem unveiled as a tribute to TWT.
  • No sign of Archibald.

The Times’ own write-up is here.