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Todd + Greenwald / Colbert x Torture = Funny!?

Last week, Salon’s Glenn Greenwald criticized comments made by NBC’s Chuck Todd regarding potential torture investigations by the Obama Justice Department. In response, Todd agreed to do a podcast with Greenwald to hash out their differences and to discuss the topic further. All was well until last night. Though Todd and Greenwald made nice, Stephen Colbert played it dirty:

“Investigating prisoner abuse will be a political food fight, and that is messier than torture.”

Colbert video below and Greenwald’s podcast with Todd here.

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CQ‘s Rogin Is On A Bi-Partisan Cast-Signing Mission

CQ‘s Josh Rogin is on a mission. And one man stands in his way: Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY).

Rogin broke his arm after getting hit by a taxi cab walking across the street near his Adams Morgan apartment. He says police gave him a ticket for “reckless walking” and let the cabbie go free. Crazy!

To bring awareness to the issues of taxi cab violence in DC, Rogin has been on a mission to get all the Senators to sign his cast. Most have been very supportive, signing his cast and genuinely expressing outrage (and sometimes amusement) about his predicament. With one notable exception.

Rogin tells us Sen. Bunning flat-out refused to sign his cast with no explanation. He’s up to about 30 signatures and hopes to reach a goal of building a “60-vote bipartisan filibuster-proof super majority” by the end of the month.

So come on Sen. Bunning, help Rogin pull a Stephen Colbert.

Morning Reading List 06.10.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning.

NEWSPAPERS | TV | MAGAZINE | NEWS NOTES | AWARDS | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Boston Globe: The New York Times Co. has hired an investment bank to manage the possible sale of the Boston Globe, and the company plans to request bids for Boston’s major daily in the next couple of weeks, according to two people who say they may make offers on the newspaper.

Poynter has the letter Globe staffers sent to Sulzberger- “We believe you don’t want us to take a 23 percent pay cut.”

TV

TVNewser reported first yesterday that Steve Doocy‘s son Peter is joining Fox News.

Check out CBS Early Show executive producer Zev Shalev on the Morning Media Menu here.

MAGAZINES

Not everyone is enjoying Newsweek’s latest issue, guest edited by funny man Stephen Colbert.

Washingtonian is looking for your nominations for Washington’s best-dressed. You can stuff the ballot box with Matt’s name here.

NEWS NOTES

Check out Carl Bernstein on The Daily Beast here.

Who decides what’s news? Politico takes a look at “media gatekeepers” here.

AWARDS

From WaPo: Staff writer Tara Bahrampour has been named the senior recipient of the German Marshall Fund of the United States’ 2009 Peter R. Weitz prize for excellence and originality in U.S. reporting on Europe and the transatlantic relationship.

FishbowlNY is all over the Mirror Awards- Vanity Fair and The New York Times both took home two of the six prizes. David Carr and David Barstow took home prizes for the Times, while VF‘s Seth Mnookin and David Kamp each snagged an award. The New Yorker‘s Ian Parker and Wired.com’s Clive Thompson also won.

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JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List 06.08.09

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

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NEWSPAPERS

Chicago Tribune: Tribune Co. and its creditors are in the early stages of negotiating a plan of reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court that likely would transfer control of the troubled media conglomerate from Chicago billionaire Sam Zell to a group of large banks and investors that holds $8.6 billion in senior debt.

NYT: Free newspapers have been hit especially hard by the economic downturn because they rely entirely on advertising, which is more volatile than revenue from newsstand sales and subscriptions. Analysts say ad revenue at many free newspapers has fallen by more than a third in recent months, compared with a year earlier.

Boston Globe: The union representing more than 200 Boston Globe delivery truck drivers today approved $2.5 million in wage and benefit cuts, leaving only one major union to ratify concessions that the Globe’s owner, the New York Times Co., says it needs to continue to operate the paper.

TV

The Daily Beast brings us the 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk.

Also- Marc Ambinder‘s “The Sunday Shows in Seven Sentences Or Less.”

That was CBS Early Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez emceeing the opening ceremonies at the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Saturday.

NBC’s Ann Curry was in Iran for a Dateline special “Inside Iran.”

Check out MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough’s Q&A about his new book “The Last Best Hope” in NYT Magazine here.

The landscape of local media is changing in this economic environment. Baltimore Sun takes a look here.

MAGAZINES

Stephen Colbert (in Iraq this week visiting troops and taping his show) is guest-editing Newsweek- “A Reader’s Guide to the Colbert Issue” from Newsweek here.

NYT: Just days after changing editors, the New York Observer laid off a significant chunk of its employes on Friday, including as much as a third of its editorial staff. The Observer did not disclose the number of people let go, but one person briefed on the matter said it was 15, including 10 in the newsroom, while another said the total was “in the low teens.”

NEWS NOTES

WaPo: A North Korean court sentenced two U.S. journalists to 12 years in a labor camp Monday. Laura Ling and Euna Lee, television reporters from Current TV detained in March along North Korea’s border with China, received harsher sentences than many outsiders had expected.

The Morning Media Menu was joined today by mediabistro’s associate director of education Jessica Eule to discuss this summer’s upcoming classes. Listen in here.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Richard Wolffe was a guest of Howard Kurtz on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday, where Political Ticker points out he denied that writing his book meant trading objectivity for access. “It certainly meant that I would have an access and a relationship with him and his inner circle that gave me an insight into him and his campaign that was I think better than anybody else,” Wolffe said. Read on here.

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What we almost missed today…

Stephen Colbert is in Iraq, taping and performing shows for troops. “Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando” airs on Comedy Central next week.

Margaret Carlson hosted a party for Joe Scarborough last night for his new book “The Last Best Hope.” NBC and MSNBC colleagues came out in droves, including Andrea Mitchell, Betsy Fischer, Chris Matthews, Luke Russert and Mark Whitaker, as well as Tammy Haddad, Ana Marie Cox, Rick Klein, Sally Quinn and Dana Milbank.

• In an radio interview today, CNN’s John King said he would not have used interview time with the President for a late night comedy bit, as NBC did this week. TVNewser has the exchange.

Morning Reading List 06.03.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Happy Birthday to Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly! Another Happy Birthday goes to Elizabeth Thorp, celebrating this weekend.

Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

Graydon Carter in Vanity Fair on newspapers, “The Paper Chase”: My suggestion to newspapers everywhere is to give the public a reason to read them again. So here’s an idea: get on a big story with widespread public appeal, devote your best resources to it, say a quiet prayer, and swing for the fences.

TV

The first NBC special “Inside the Obama White House” aired last night. As the president and Brian Williams were driving to get burgers, Williams asked President Obama whether when he’s watching cable TV and lands on a news channel and sees a debate underway about him, does he stop and watch? An interesting answer from the President– “I generally don’t. Mainly because I don’t find most of the cable chatter very persuasive. I’ve used this analogy before, it feels like WWF wrestling. Everybody’s got their role to play. I know a lot of these guys. And if Pat Buchanan is having a conversation with Chris Matthews or talking to Keith Olbermann, everybody’s got their set pieces and, so, I don’t feel as if I’m learning anything from the debate.”

CNN’s Campbell Brown returned from maternity leave Monday to her regular 8 p.m. EST timeslot. The show had a new name, a new look, a new EP, and, perhaps most notably, a new opening: The show has dropped “No Bias, No Bull” from the title. More at TVNewser.

RADIO

NPR’s Diane Rehm will receive the AAUW/NASPA Women of Distinction Award at the University of Maryland on Thursday at the 2009 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Other honorees listed here.

ONLINE

Politico’s Mike Allen is switching to Saudi time with the President. His widely read Playbook was out at about 5:30am today.

MAGAZINES

Stephen Colbert to guest edit Newsweek? True. NYO: Since Newsweek’s redesign, the magazine’s editors have sent out a statement that they intend to sever any and all connection to the turgid, dusty newsweekly of yore. And for the next issue that hits newsstands on June 8, Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will be Newsweek’s guest editor.

From Playbook today: The American Society of Magazine Editors “Best Cover Contest” for 2009 includes among its 10 categories: “Best Obama Cover (featuring President Barack Obama).”

NEWS NOTES

Forbes asks can Knight Foundation head Alberto Ibarguen save the news business? “Ibarguen is directing a multi-year plan to spend $100 million on 130 projects dedicated to new media and the future of news. They range from projects on community-financed reporting and media “test kitchens” at universities to a new journalism institute in India.”

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Colbert Dings Byron York & Washington Examiner

Last night, Stephen Colbert nailed columnist Byron York & the DC Examiner for being “racist.” The hit stems from a column York wrote about skewed presidential approval ratings due to the President’s popularity in the black community. See for yourself:

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FishPoolDC: Our Insider’s Notes from Today’s Press Briefing

OMG! POTUS?!: A surprised press corps leapt to its feet as Obama dropped in on this afternoon’s briefing, “I’m sorry that Gibbs is screwing this up,” he joked. “There’s a job to do, you’ve got to do it yourself.” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs slid to the side for his boss, saying, “It’s way cooler than it seems” in response to Cool Guy-in-Chief’s remark that the briefing room was “kind of cool.” An already higher-than-average number of photogs grew as journalists from every corner documented the spontaneous visit. Upon conclusion of his remarks (contextualized below), Obama ignored shouted questions: “So with that, I would like you to give Robert a tough time again,” he said as he slipped back into the depths of the West Wing.

The SCOTUS Scoop: In fact, Obama had come by to announce that he had just received official word of Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s retirement, repeating a few points about what he’d be looking for in a nominee — the biggest likely being that he prefers someone with a “diversity of experience” — not necessarily a lifelong judge. Gibbs had been reluctant to answer questions on the hypothetical announcement, joking that he had “asked at the mess” and no one at the White House had heard from Souter on his decision to leave the bench (either formally or informally). “I guess he wasn’t in the mess today,” CBS’s Mark Knoller quipped upon Obama’s exit.

Booyakasha!: Still on the topic of SCOTUS nominees, Gibbs fielded a question from CBS’s Chip Reid, who cited an old Obama quotation that listed groups of people that an ideal candidate could relate to, among them the “journalist who shakes things up.” Reid noted that he liked that character, and Gibbs shot back: “That mythical person has approval in this room.” (Since we’re approaching its anniversary, this exchange calls to mind Stephen Colbert‘s WHCD speech in which he labeled the White House intrepid reporter as “fiction.”)

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Brokaw, Colbert, G-Strings And G-Spots… TMI

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NBC’s Tom Brokaw was a guest of Stephen Colbert to talk about President Obama at the G20 Summit. And then there was this exchange:

“Sir you’ve covered a bunch of these economic summits, you know, back before it was the G20, back when it was just the G.” -Colbert

“It was never the G-string, often just the G.” -Brokaw

“Did they meet at the G-spot?” -Colbert

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What we almost missed today…

• We told you earlier today in the Morning Reading List about a rumor circulating on DCRTV that WaPo was considering the possibility of ending the paper’s Saturday publication. Tonight we learn from WaPo’s Joel Achenbach that this is not the case. “Not under consideration. Not gonna happen. Move along folks, nothing to see here,” he says here.

Stephen Colbert sat down with NAA president John Sturm to talk about the death of newspapers. (h/t MediaJobsDaily)

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