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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.”

These are Kissing Gourami, freshwater tropical fish famed in their native Southeast Asia. Despite innocent looks, they can be territorial. The “kiss” is never fatal, but they can bully another fish to death with chase, torment and stress.

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CNN to Air “Funny” Segment with Word “Negro”

This just in.

CNN announcing it will run a “funny” segment with a man using the word “negro” at around 3 p.m. Sounds like a bleeping riot?! (Huh?)

Stay tuned…

>Update: Turns out it was funny. It was a video of Stephen Colbert chanting the word negro. It goes like this: “Negro. Negro. Negro. Negro. Negro.” Colbert explains, “I don’t see race. People tell me Obama is a black man. I believe them.”

Watch the video below.

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Morning Reading List 11.19.09

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Good morning FishbowlDC! Happy birthday to Will Jerro. What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday the 19th of November…

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D.C.-based journalist Adam Aigner-Treworgy found himself out of work and looking for his next opportunity in the news business. What he found was Stephen Colbert.

FOX uses old campaign footage in a recent story claiming “Palin still drawing huge crowd while promoting her new book.”

NEWSPAPERS

Lost man drives nine hours to get newspaper.

WaPo’s Kevin Merida informed staffers yesterday that Maralee Schwartz will rejoin the paper as political editor on a temporary contract. Schwartz took a buyout in April of last year.

ONLINE

AOL To Cut 2,500 After Spinoff

NEWS NOTES

Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond, Sugarland, Rob Thomas and Usher to headline TNT’s “Christmas in Washington.” Annually attended by the President and First Lady and other Washington VIPs, the event will be taped at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Sunday, Dec. 13.

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FishbowlDC caught up with Christian Bourge, John Stanton, Tino Anthony, Tom Morris and Elana Schor for a taping of “The Capital Hill Blues” last night. The show airs on XM Channel Saturdays at noon and Sundays at 6pm but you can listen to last week’s show online here.

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Morning Reading List 10.09.09

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Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

The President woke up this morning a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Above is the photo that was brought to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs in yesterday’s press briefing. It’s of the President playing basketball with Reggie Love, now an aide, former Duke basketball star. We hear the pic’s now hanging in the West Wing and Gibbs says it’s signed by (and with) Love. The White House will be posting new pics on flikr today.

What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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Tensions are high on TV…

Joe Scarborough vs. Rush Limbaugh.

Mediaite: ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos appeared last night on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News. After Hannity brought up safe school czar Kevin Jennings and insinuated dangerous statements, Stephanopoulos countered: “I donÂ’t think you have the goods on this one Sean.”

Stephen Colbert on Glenn Beck: “Clearly Glenn Beck is as sincere in what he says and does as I am in believing baby carrots are trying to turn me gay.”

ABC Jonathan Karl here: NBC Correspondent Richard Engel is taking sides in the debate over what to do next in Afghanistan.

ONLINE

PRNewser has the FTC’s guidelines for bloggers. We should prob read that.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast could be down $1 billion this year. FishbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst was on mediabistro’s Morning Media Menu earlier to discuss.

There may also be layoffs coming at Time.

BOOKS

Barnes & Noble is also working on an e-book reader.

And, of course, “Rogue Journalist,” by Time‘s Joel Stein.

NEWS NOTES

Slate‘s Jack Shafer on the Newseum exhibit of Tim Russert‘s office.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

News Notes: Wolf, Gretchen, BriWi & Levi

• CNN’s Wolf Blitzer emceed “The Hope Affair,” benefiting the American Kidney Fund last night at the Newseum. Back at work, Blitzer hosted comedian Lewis Black in the “Situation Room” this evening.

• Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson makes more.com’s “More Beautiful at 40 Than 20.” We assume that’s a compliment because her PR team forwarded it to us…

• NBC’s Brian Williams will host the NY Comedy Festival’s “Stand Up for Heroes” event benefiting the Bob Woodruff Foundation in Novement. Stephen Colbert and Bruce Springsteen are also involved.

Levi Johnston will pose nude for Playgirl, AP reports. Yeah, we had the same reaction, Playgirl actually exists.

Morning Viewing List 10.07.09

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CBS’ chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan was Stephen Colbert‘s guest last night. Logan also appeared with Charlie Rose last night.

And check out the backwards camera walking skills here as CNN’s Dana Bash tracked down Sen. John Ensign outside his office for an exclusive interview on the way through his hallway and across the street.

Taking Out the Trash

What we almost missed today…

• Definitely worth a look… Roll Call listed its Fabulous 50 and the 50 Richest Members of Congress today.

NYT issued this correction: “An article on Aug. 30 about Josh Harris, whose company Pseudo Programs was a pioneer in Webcasting, referred incompletely to David Bohrman, a former chief executive of the company. He is a senior vice president and the Washington bureau chief for CNN; he is not just a producer.”

• Hurry! Today’s your last chance to check out Stephen Colbert‘s portrait at the National Museum of American History.

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What we almost missed today…

Politico‘s Patrick Gavin and Amie Parnes caught up with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, TWT‘s Christina Bellantoni, the Examiner‘s Julie Mason and CBS duo Mark Knoller and Bill Plante for advice on how the First Family should unwind in Martha’s Vineyard this week.

David Gergen is also working on a book about the Obama administration, the Observer reports.

• Sirius XM radio host Pete Dominick is a longtime comedian- his show airs on POTUS from 3-6pm Monday thru Friday. And he also serves as the warm-up act for “The Colbert Report” audience. Dominick interviewed Stephen Colbert this week- tune in here.

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