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Script Shines Through as Hillary Clinton Joins Stephen Colbert on ‘The Colbert Report’

Hillary Clinton appeared on “The Colbert Report” last night with host Stephen Colbert for what proved to be one of the worst media appearances related to her blitz for Hard Choices.

The show’s host started off by highlighting instances from the book in which the former Secretary of State “name drops” celebrities and world leaders. After, the likely 2016 presidential hopeful “surprises” Colbert and joins him onstage. In a far too scripted back and forth, the two recall memories with Tom Hanks, George Clooney, and Oprah.

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Stephen Colbert Buys TheSarahPalinChannel.com

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 12.30.55Tuesday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert poked fun at Sarah Palin‘s news channel that she announced on Monday.

“Yes. The all Sarah Palin Channel. It’s exacrtly what she’s always done, only, umm…nothing else.”

Colbert goes on to mock subscribers who pay its $9.95 fee. “It’s a safe space where like minded folks can hear things they already agree with from someone who’s opinion they already know…If $9.95 sounds too rich for your blood, sign up for Stephen Colbert’s Angry Echo Chamber. For just $9.94, it’s a community of people just like you, if you have a valid credit card.” Read more

Jay Carney Joins ‘The Colbert Report’ Before Stepping Down as WH Press Secretary

Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 11.59.18Today marks Jay Carney‘s final day as White House Press Secretary, and to commemorate the occasion, Carney was a guest on last night’s “The Colbert Report.”

Stephen Colbert began the interview imitating a member of the White House Press Corps asking a question of the Press Secretary following a White House press briefing.

Carney referred to himself as a “glutton for punishment” and the Press Secretary role as “such a high burn-out job” after recalling an email he received noting he was the longest serving Press Secretary since the mid-90s.

Colbert asked Carney when he and ABC’s Jonathan Karl were “just gonna get a room,” which was met with laughs. And before closing out, noted that the next Press Secretary, Josh Earnest‘s name, “literally means ‘just kidding, but seriously’.”

Click through to the Colbert Report and see Carney’s sit down with the comedian.

 

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 6.10.14

From FishbowlNY to TVNewser, here are the top stories across Mediabistro.

TVNewser Barbara Walters to Interview Father of Killer Elliot Rodger

TVSpy KXAN Launches Local Lifestyle Show

AllTwitter 10 Digital Trends for 2014

FishbowlDC CQ Roll Call Launches New Defense Blog

Lost Remote ILOOK Launches, Turns Youtube Channels Into Stand-Alone Apps

FishbowlNY Now Independent, Time Inc. To Cut 25% of Editorial Costs

SocialTimes How John Green Built an Engaged Fandom for The Fault In Our Stars

AllFacebook FB Analytics Combo: EdgeRank Checker Teams With SocialBakers

Inside Facebook How Pepe Jeans Grew Intl. Influence, Engagement Through Facebook

Inside Mobile Apps iOS 8 Will Be Able to Scan Credit Cards with Camera

GalleyCat Kindle Used to Swear In U.S. Ambassador

PRNewser The Colbert Report Voted ‘Most Informative U.S. News Source’

AgencySpy Ogilvy & Mather NY Introduces PlantBottle for Coca-Cola

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‘Style Guy’ Finds Tom Brokaw’s Hair ‘Elegant,’ Donald Trump-Brand Clothing Line ‘Sleazy’

GQ celebrated the release of its fall/winter issue last night with a soiree at The Huxley featuring “Style Guy” Glenn O’Brien. The event was hosted by Robert Finfer, Founder and CEO of Integrity Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Tomahawk Capital, LLC.

Dropping in on a cocktail party attended by a well-known fashion/style critic, we expected to see guests decked out in their finest attire. And we did. But we also spotted a few questionable choices, like a sequined dress that didn’t fit so well (pictured right).

That’s neither here nor there.

FishbowlDC sat down with O’Brien himself for a quick Q&A to get his expertise on style in the news media world.

FBDC: What’s your media diet like?
GOB: I read the New York Times every morning. I try to watch Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert when I can. But I don’t watch the evening news or anything like that.

FBDC: Who’s the best-dressed man or woman in news media?… Read more

So How Did Jimmy Kimmel Do?

By now, POTUS has enough roasts under his belt to deliver a smooth comedy routine most every time. So, we all knew he would nail it. The real pressure was on the outsider, Jimmy Kimmel. You never know what you’re going to get. There was the uncomfortable, biting commentary of Stephen Colbert and then the blandness and desperation of Rich Little. Last year’s performer, Seth Myers, scored high marks, so the bar was set high for Kimmel. Though the reaction ranges from great to lukewarm to awful, he could have chopped a few minutes off his set. Kimmel devoted a section to Keith Olbermann and his unfriendly departure from Current TV. Naturally, the ultra-sensitive Olbermann took to Twitter to weigh in. We turned to Twitter to storify Kimmel’s performance.

Vanden Heuvel and Harwood Talk Dick

Last night, Stephen Colbert welcomed the “Available Panel” on his show. But truth be told, it would have been better had they been unavailable. The host’s odd collection of newsies in town  included CNBC’s John Hardwood, The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel and – whoa! – singer David Cassidy.

Colbert immediately turned to Harwood for thoughts on the Florida primary and who will win. Harwood said he’s “in an open marriage with my political predictions right now.” Maybe in my lifetime, reporters will learn that it’s almost NEVER wise to go on comedy shows and try to be funny. First of all, thanks for bringing us to the cutting edge of 10-day-old-humor, John. Secondly, what does that even mean? It’s a shoddy attempt at a cheap laugh and the joke doesn’t even make sense.

Sensing the air of hilarity around her, Vanden Heuvel tries to wedge in some laughs. When asked about Newt’s chances in the primary, she said, “The Republican party has been screwing this country for too long. It’s not just Newt Gingrich. It’s basically just screw and shaft.” Even a comedian as seasoned as Colbert was taken aback. “A screw AND a shaft,” he exclaimed. “So, it’s double teaming the American people.” Even vanden Heuval then looked perplexed by her own avalanche of dick metaphors.

Believe it or not, the most restrained guest was David Cassidy. When talking about the amount of money Mitt has raised for his Presidential campaign, he lets us know that he’s a capitalist. Vanden Heuvel remarked, “I’m glad I didn’t know that you were that kind of capitalist when I kissed your poster on my wall.”

To get the full effect, the entire video is below. Just try not to make out with your computer when Cassidy comes on, Katrina.

 

 

King Snags Aigner-Treworgy from Colbert

After a stint with “The Colbert Report” in New York, Adam Aigner-Treworgy is back in DC, joining CNN’s “John King, USA” as a producer.

Before joking around with Stephen Colbert, Adam was a campaign embed for NBC and National Journal. He joins former NBC colleague Michelle Jaconi who is also now at CNN.

Krauthammer and Ailes on ‘Underpants’ Politics

abc_d_PETN_underwear_091228_main.jpgHere’s the scenario: you’re going on a Sunday morning talk show and among a variety of topics, you’ll discuss the guy who had bomb material sewn into his underwear for a Christmas Day flight. So what terminology do you use?

On Sunday columnist Charles Krauthammer and Fox News President Roger Ailes appeared on respective shows – Krauthammer on his usual “Fox News Sunday” panel, and Ailes on ABC “This Week” for the first time with guest host Barbara Walters.

“Now we’re going to have to take everybody’s underpants off,” Ailes told Walters. Krauthammer, meanwhile, remarked about a “guy who had a bomb in his underpants.”

In each case on Sunday, both men used “underpants” to describe the Christmas Day criminal.

Awkward to watch, indeed. The use of “underpants” from either of these stalwarts is tough to hear.

Each journalist/talk show host handles the words differently.

Christmas Day Terrorist Names and References

Captain Crotchfire
Who has said it: HuffPost’s Jason Linkins

Fruit of the Boom
Who has said it: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

Christmas Bomber
Who has said it: CNN’s Anderson Cooper

Undie Bomber Fiasco
Who has said it: CBS’s Bob Schieffer

Panty Bomber
Who has said it: MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann

Underwear Bomber
Who has said it: WaPo’s Howard Kurtz

“I fly a lot. I want to know how a guy can get three ounces of plastic in his underwear.”
Who has said it: Democratic Strategist James Carville on CNN.

Fruit of the Lunatic
Who has said it: CBS’s David Letterman, describing the brand of underwear the bomber likely wore.

Airport Crotch Screening
Who has said it: Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

“This is a Christmas album, so I should obviously thank Jesus Christ for having such a famous birthday.”
– Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert in his acceptance speech last night for winning a Grammy for best comedy album of the year for “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All.”

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