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“You can suck my ass.” — E!’s Chelsea Handler to CNN’s Piers Morgan last night after he suggested she wasn’t a very good interviewer and saying, “I can help you.”

Uh oh.

“Unusually high number of critical replies to my column today from folks who haven’t read/understood it. Maybe my fault.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg.

Reporter encounters stinky train

“A @wmata train filled w/ wet sheep would smell less like wet sheep than one filled with drenched people in suits.” — Dave Levinthal, senior political reporter for Center for Public Integrity.

Columnist gives props to Stewart for interviewing skills

“Points to Jon Stewart for being tenacious in his questioning of Al Gore about Al Jazeera.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

Editor blames mullet hairdo

“It’s always the people with mullets who break out the checkbook at the grocery store.” — Fox News Contributor and RedState‘s Erick Erickson.

Journo mixes up days of week

“Informed sources tell me that today is in fact Wednesday. Everything else about the last tweet was right though.” — National Journal‘s Scott Bland, who had written, “On Tues, Patrick Murphy appeared in a House Maj PAC video. On Thurs, he sent a fundraising email deploring the Citizens United ruling #FL18.”

Unimportant Q to Ponder: “There’s your friend. You guys speaking these days?” Anonymous journalist to FBDC last night at The New Republic launch party glancing toward Slate‘s Dave Weigel at the other end of the frigid room. More on the party coming up…

Politico Playbook publish time: 6:51 a.m. Morning Oopsy: While Playbook’s author screams loudly in his first item that he was “exclusively” reporting the upcoming Gridiron dinner speakers, the news of Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar being among the speakers was reported three weeks ago. Gov. Bobby Jindal as the GOP speaker was new. A special Happy Birthday to Politico‘s media writer Dylan Byers, whose birthday was exclusively reported in Playbook this morning. We’re even giving him these special chocolates.

 Senator brushes off reporter

“Tried to speak to Sen. John Kerry after his farewell speech but he wouldn’t let me finish the question.” — The Daily Caller‘s ambush video reporter Nicholas Ballasy.

Freelancer regrets uncontrollable tweeting… Read more

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BIRTHDAY WISHES: “Happy Birthday to the love of my life.”Chef Geoff Tracy, a.k.a. Mr. Norah O’Donnell, husband of the CBS morning show anchor. Tracy included the above photograph, that we can assume is youthful Norah.

TV reporter fails to get beach condo because of dog

“Bought furniture for new beach condo. Then board rejects me cuz of dog. Now delivery guy wants to know where to take it… depressing.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

Breitbart V. BuzzFeed: “journalisty” warfare

“Over 5 mos I have never seen @BuzzFeedBen do a single journalisty thing to dig for more answers on Libya. Only block. Amazing achievement.”  — Breitbart.com Editor John Nolte, who always has a harsh thing or two to say about BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith.

Journo spills coffee on Bill Press’ carpet

“Always fun to chat with Bill Press on his @bpshow. WWR apologizes for spilling his coffee on the carpet.” — Paul Brandus, an independent White House reporter who writes West Wing Reports.

More Beyoncé fallout

“Rep Greg Walden told me yesterday he asked Beyonce why she took out her earpiece. “It was all static,” she told him. True story.” — Gerrit Lansing, Digital Director at the NRCC, former flack to Reps. Peter Roskam and Paul Ryan.

“Good news – if the voice continues to malfunction, Beyonce’s offered to lip-sync for me tonight. #CNN” — CNN’s Piers Morgan.

“I just don’t know what’s real anymore. #beyoncegate” — Washington Examiner gossip scribe Nicki Schwab.

Editor sees brighter side of frigid temps

“In this weather I could win Olympic gold in speed-walking.” — Katie Kovach, Copy and Production Editor for CQ Roll Call. But more importantly, she writes, “Figures that right when I get home a neighbor starts playing a musical instrument and two dogs howl along.”

Blogger out of sorts

“JESUS. Someone bring me a latte. I was NOT prepared for all this today.” — Washingtonian‘s Javonni Brustow, who is editor of TheDCPundit.com and a blogger for PopGlitz.

Miguel Bloombito likes Justice Scalia’s hat…

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From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“I have more Twitter followers than my hometown congressman.” — New York magazine’s Social Media Coordinator Stefan Becket, whose hometown congressman is Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa). Becket hails from York, Pa. He has 6,950 followers; the congressman has just 942.

Strange coincidence?

“There is a gastroenterologist at my doctor’s office named Martin Bashir.” — CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary.

CNN’s Tapper stops and smells the roses

“I haven’t covered the news over the last week, but I have been spending a lot of time with a 3- and 5-year-old. So don’t feel I’ve missed much.” — CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper.

FNC producer praises Omni hotel

“Wow, quite impressed with the Omni in NOLA. Didn’t even realize I left a pair of earrings in the room and they mailed them back to me.” — Fox News Senate producer Kara Rowland.

Pre-dawn Politico Playbook: Mike Allen is burning the midnight oil again. This morning’s Playbook emerged at 5 a.m. If he snaps at you today, you’ll know why.

Confessional.

“Okay, so maybe I am as deep as the skin on an apple. Oh yah, and materialistic. At least I admit it. I’m still a nice person.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

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What Do You Want in the New Year?

By Betsy Rothstein and Eddie Scarry

We asked Washington journalists to tell us something they want or something they want to happen in 2013. There’s a few New York-based political scribes sprinkled in here. Here’s what they told us.

CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett: “I want political courage and skill commensurate with that demonstrated by our armed forces and diplomats in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and other places of peril since 9/11.”

The Daily Caller‘s Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson: “I’d like to catch more trout. And I plan to.”

The Weekly StandardMatt Labash: “I’m hoping this is the year in which  the internet finally craters. It’s had a good run, but nobody ever shuts it off.  So after all this relentless exposure – after everyone having their say, then saying a lot  more – we now get sick of people in minutes that used to take us years to get sick of otherwise. Which is why I’m pulling for less connectedness, and more solitude. Less digital. More analog. More wondering what people think, instead of knowing, then being disappointed. Less concern about trending topics. More concern with staying unconcerned about what everybody else is concerned about. Also, I think 2013 is going to be the Year of Joey Lawrence. He’s due. And with the internet disappearing, we’re going to need something/someone to fill the void. To teach us how to live again. To show us the old ways.”

WJLA’s Rebecca Cooper: “My wish list for 2013: 1) Jayne Sandman’s body WITHOUT Jayne Sandman’s workout schedule; 2) Pamela Sorensen’s social schedule WITHOUT Pamela Sorensen’s late night hours; 3) Dana Bash and Susanna Quinn’s Super Mom abilities WITHOUT Dana Bash and Susanna Quinn’s early morning wakeup calls; And – the thing I would most like in 2013: 4) to see my friends who cover politics without having to go to New Hampshire or Iowa in winter or Tampa or Charlotte in August to see them.”

Raptor Strategies’ David Bass:  “Shock and awe.”

FishbowlDC and Current TV’s Full Court Press Co-host Peter Ogburn:  ”Peace, love and harmony finally coming to the nation’s capital. Also, I’d like to see a fistfight between Tim Grieve and David Martosko.”

FishbowlDC and The BlazeEddie Scarry: “I’d like Politico to be the first news organization to genetically engineer a reporter with a Blackberry for genitals. Makes anonymous sourcing of political operatives that much easier.”

Queen Levine (a.k.a. radio correspondent Mark Levine): “In 2013, I’d like to see mediabistro get just a few basic facts right. Jon Stewart has proven you can be snarky and a journalist. (If you want to just make shit up, that’s fine too, but then you gotta know you’re doing it and be funny. Like the Onion. Good luck in 2013! And let me know if you need help understanding any of the hard words above. Like ‘journalist.’” (We suspect Levine’s snappy answer is in response to the drama queen’s appearance on our year-end list. He never misses a chance to brag about himself. Long live the queen!)

Current TV’s David Shuster: “In 2013, I want the baby Kera and I are having to come out healthy and happy and to possess a little more tact and patience than me — In other words, be like his/her mother.”

The Hill’s Managing Editor Bob Cusack: After about a year in the works, I finished a new screenplay this month (It’s not about politics). I hope to sell it in 2013. I also want to see Barney Frank get on Twitter in the new year.

Tommy Christopher, Mediaite White House Correspondent: “Besides fetch? In 2013 I really want a federal assault weapons ban (including semiautomatic handguns) with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s NFA grandfather clause, and a federal firearms registry with a psychological fitness test, to happen.”

The Daily Caller‘s Jeff Poor: “Just off the top of my head, I’d like to see…1) Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher go away — go back to selling men’s suits or something 2) Political journalists to stop acting enamored with Robert Griffin, III and Bryce Harper as if they’re life-long Washington, DC sports fans 3) Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert to find Jesus or some other form of organized religion of his choosing and have a little love in his heart 4) Someone to remind me why BuzzFeed Politics exists.”

SiriusXM’s Julie Mason: “In 2013, Gov. Rick Perry needs his own talk show, a la Huckaboom (but sassier). There must be world recognition of the massive journalistic skills of Josh Rogin, Josh Lederman, Andrew Harnik and Meredith Shiner. We should also pause, as a nation, to admire Suzanne Malveaux‘s new, longer hairstyle. Because that shit is awesome. Also, my favorite shows need to quit the nine-month hiatus between seasons. That is really annoying.”

WaPo‘s Jennifer Rubin: “Real entitlement reform. Gumming up the Obamacare works. Republicans champion immigration reform.”

WJLA’s Steve Chenevey: “Can we extend the telecommuting concept to journalism? I’m all for home studios in 2013. Would love to get PR pitches more than a day in advance. And the freedom to critique viewers on their choice of outfit for the day. Not that I would ever do that, but overly opinionated viewers never seem to surprise me.”

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Quotes of the Day

Writer questions Facebook friend advice

“OK, Facebook, I’ll bite: WHY do you think Tipper Gore and I should be friends (or, you know, ‘friends’)?” — Former Yahoo! News’ Deputy Editor and author Chris Lehman.

TV reporter has potentially psycho cleaning lady 

“Ok, my cleaning lady is GASLIGHTING ME! tell her not to do laundry. come home … SHE”S DOING LAUNDRY… with a big smile on her face.” — ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida.

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“I think I may be the only tweeter that intersperses tweets about poop apps and the UN recognizing Palestine. I’m diverse that way.” — Kathleen McKinley, Houston Chronicle political blogger.

Wrap your head around this strange anonymous tip: “Too bad the editor isn’t named Buzz instead of Ben.   Then it could be called FeedBuzz.”

WTOP caller gets the axe

“Unhinged person. Not taking them.” — WTOP’s Debbie Feinstein regarding a caller who wanted to question Dr. Drew Pinksy about how gay people created HIV-AIDS in their Thursday morning “Ask Dr. Drew” segment.

Real HuffPost headline: “What’s the sweetest thing your child has said to you since the divorce? Share your story!” Good times HuffPost!

Obama/Romney lunch aftermath

“Romney and Obama had lunch together today. And you thought your Thanksgiving meal was awkward.” — Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert.

“I just assume these meetings between a potus and the man who ran to defeat him are extremely vulgar and profanity-laced.” — ReutersSam Youngman.

Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between HuffPost’s Elise Foley and TNR’s Julia Loffe.

Loffe: “Does ANYONE speak on the record in Washington?”

Foley: “I request anonymity to speak freely, but no.”

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

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Quotes of the Day — The Gratitude Edition

Happy Thanksgiving fishies. We’ve gathered some of our favorites this morning for your reading pleasure. We’ll see you back here next week unless WaPo‘s Ezra Klein grows a mustache, Politico‘s Ben White gets in another fight with a hotel desk clerk, Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn goes bald or something else unseemly happens.

Elderly woman grabs journo’s thigh

“70 y.o. woman seated next to me at fancy dinner grabbed my thigh. i asked ‘is something wrong’ she said ‘just friendly’ and didn’t let go!” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

Important Question to Ponder: “In the age of smartphones, why are there still people yelling out their cars windows asking me for directions?” — TWT‘s Emily Miller.

Ode to ex-boyfriends

“Dear all ex-boyfriends: WHY COULDN’T YOU FUCKING TURDS BE HERE GETTING KILLED BY STRAY CRANES RIGHT NOW.” — Daskrap.com‘s Moe Tkacik.

Important Question to Ponder II: “Pundit friends is it kosher to ask TV chauffeurs to roll down the windows & blast biggie smalls on their way to TV hits?” — InTheseTimes labor journo Mike Elk in an Al Jazeera ordered Lincoln Town Car.

Bureau Chief defends Christmas

“I get it’s hip to hate on Christmas. but that’s like hating grandmas. I mean, grandma has some crazy ass ideas, but she’s STILL GRANDMA.” — BuzzFeed Bureau Chief John Stanton.

A journo’s dark thoughts: He wants to scare the presidential pardoned turkey

“Shouldn’t the president maintain at least a little suspense with the turkey pardon and enter the room with a large knife or neck wringer?” — WSJ‘s Neil King. Nice idea, Neil!

Fake Jim V. weighs in on military sex scandal

“Really having a hard time separating Gen. John Allen and @jonallendc today,” writes Politico‘s Seung Min Kim. To which Fake Jim VandeHei responds: “Hint: The General is the one getting laid.”

Necessary Tweet of the Day: Pre-Thanksgiving fatness 

“Put on my suit and saw how ungodly fat I’ve gotten. Took a Xanax so now I don’t care so much.” — MetroWeekly co-publisher Sean Bugg.

How to Make it All About Me… See if you can guess who is being all self-centered right before Thanksgiving. Plus, a convo between two journos…

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Quotes of the Day — the Election Day version

“This sign is on a window of a store that’s inside the security zone of Obama’s Des Moines rally.”Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody with the accompanying photo.

Journo on line to vote before 7 a.m.

“My voting precinct is selling coffee for $1 to people in line. #waspy” — Matt Spence, The Times of London.

Uh oh.

“Dead to me.” — Breitbart.com editor John Nolte on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turning down Romney campaign event request.

Stop and buy the roses

“Attn: guys who have been too busy politicking to be nice to your ladies—roses are on sale $9.99/dozen @ Whole Foods today.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

Guiding Sophia’s Light

“Respectfully I don’t give a rats butt about JayZ or Kid Rock!” – theGrio and Essence columnist Sophia Nelson on Obama and Romney musical supporters. Usually Sophia is spouting sermon’s on Twitter. On Monday she strayed.

Chuck Todd assesses nightmare election scenarios

“In place for Today Show, will have a look at some of the nightmare scenarios that could lead to indecision” — NBC’s Chuck Todd.

Spotted: Meg Ryan at Biden event

“Spotted on the cuts riser at Biden’s Richmond event, being opened with songs by her beau john Mellencamp: Meg Ryan.” — NBC News campaign embed reporter Carrie Dann.

Hallucinating D.C. Metro rider

“Saw a gent on metro who looked like a moustachioed Ari Shapiro. Was briefly convinced he’d got a disguise and made a thrilling escape.” — a D.C. woman calling herself Abbott Rabbit regarding the NPR White House Correspondent.

Keeping it Real: “Run into reporter from OTHER station at event tonight. Okay we have the same jobs, do we really have to make small talk? So BORING!” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

Boybander has sex with vegetables?

“I can’t be the only one who makes stock while changing the lyrics of ‘Sexual Healing’ to be about vegetable peeling.” — Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman. We’re just kidding about the headline but couldn’t make rational sense of Spencer’s words.

Which journo gets to vote at the crack of dawn? And which news outlet takes to talking about campaign dildos?

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Quotes of the Day

Bo Obama’s future boyfriend: “I dedicate this 5,001th tweet to twitter star Japser, his new gop collar and his America pillow. Thanks Jasper!” — FNC’s Dana Perino

Begala advertises his critic

Husband, father and citizen MattRGilbertson writes, “@PaulBegala Confidence in Paul Begala, sadly, at all time low.” (As RT by CNN Democratic Commentator Paul Begala.)

Caucasian journo self-conscious when ordering “gringo” tacos

“Whenever I order the “gringo” tacos at Super Taco, they must be thinking, ‘Of course HE would.’” – Washington City Paper’s City Desk reporter Will Sommer.

Dunkin’ Donut clerk gets brutally honest with TV journo

“Working near Dunkin Donuts. Had 2 for lunch. Went in later for bathroom. Clerk looked at me and said ‘you dont need another donut.’” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

Dare to dream…“I wish people would learn how Twitter works before engaging sometimes.” — Breitbart.com and CNN Contributor Dana Loesch.

What does it take to make Ed Henry’s day shine?

“My day brightens ever so slightly … Sheila E. will be performing at the President’s event in North Las Vegas #80′srock” — FNC White House Correspondent Ed Henry.

Too much patchouli is never optimal

“If you told me a month ago that climate would be a major issue in last week of election, I’d have said the patchouli was going to your head.” — BuzzFeed Washington Editor John Stanton.

The Critic

Eva Longoria pronounces “Nevada” wrong. #journalism” — Yahoo! NewsChris Moody.

Quote Taken Out of Context

“Great. First, it was the liberal trolls. Now I’m getting Jew-hating trolls.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.

Dept. of Bragiculture: A special shout-out to Patricia Blaze, who was watching ABC’s “The View” Thursday and caught Whoopi and Joy chatting about a mediabistro story about Mitt Romney being the butt of late night jokes.

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Sour grapes

“Ugh, this was supposed to be *our* news cycle. Then along comes mother effing Mother Jones and their peeping toms and spoiled the party.” — Fake Jim VandeHei.

Sam Stein points out Meghan McCain’s astuteness

“‘I’m not sure where this poll is coming from’ — Meghan McCain on MSNBC just now, talking about NBC’s poll” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein on MSNBC Contributor Meghan McCain.

Tschida interviews uniquely-named woman 

“Intetviewed [sic]a woman named after hairspray… really… ‘aquanetta.’” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

From the mail room: “Judging by Politico‘s morning email, it appears as though there is nothing else in the world to report on, besides ‘Romney sucks.’ They’re not even pretending to be impartial anymore.” — Anonymous reader to FBDC this morning. Politico’s morning email headlines are: 1. Romney woes jangle GOP nerves 2. Romney 2012 RIP? Not so fast 3. House GOP plays down Romney remark 4. Noonan: Romney running ‘incompetent’ campaign 5. Mitt is down; out looms next 6. Ryan: Romney was ‘obviously inarticulate’ in fundraiser comments

Journo makes herself ill on junk food: TMI?

“Think I learned the hard way that candy corn and pizza simply do not mix. #notfeelingsowell” — NBC Washington’s Social Media Editor Cheryl Thompson.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich on wife, Elizabeth‘s, shorter hairdo: The Hill‘s ITK writer Judy “Howie-May” Kurtz gets the scoop on Kucinich’s feelings about the drastic change from long red locks to a chin-length do: “My wife’s amazing and beautiful and I’m very lucky to be her husband. It really reflects the dynamism and energy which is essential to who she is.” See the full item.

“Important” questions to ponder: “So is MoJo ‘Mother Jones,’ or ‘Morning Joe?’… And who is ‘ScarJo?’” — The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis who was apparently drinking a lot of Daily Caller water Tuesday afternoon.

Thanks, but you’re starting to scare me

“Hey Obama, thanks for all the emails inviting me to dinner, but they’re coming in now at a stalker rate so I’m going to pass.” — Townhall columnist and radio contributor Derek Hunter.

Oh no he didn’t!

“Observation: Jon Stewart is a bad interviewer.” — The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor.

Fish Poll: Yesterday we had technical difficulties with our poll on whether the Royal Family should pursue a lawsuit against an Italian mag for exposing Kate Middleton‘s breasts. We have no idea why Poll Daddy conked out on us. But thank God. It’s back up and running. So please go voice your view.

Travel Bitches

“To whoever at US Airways is the reason I ran from one end of a concourse to the end of another, thank you for the exercise, but I hate you.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Fishbowl Summer Superlatives – THE RESULTS!

Now that everyone has had a chance to vote, the results are in for the FishbowlDC Superlatives. We’ll be rolling out the results today and tomorrow, so be on the lookout to see how your nominees did.

Biggest Self Promoter– This was the closest vote that we had in the whole competition. It was between Former Daily Caller reporter Michelle Fields, ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, The Daily Beast and CNN’s Howard Kurtz, WaPo’s Chris Cillizza and Publicist Tammy Haddad. The photo finish saw Tammy Haddad beat out Fields by only five votes! Congratulations Tammy!

Worst Temper– The candidates were Mother Jones’s David Corn, Politico’s Jim VandeHei, Politico’s Tim Grieve, Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher, and Slate’s Matt Yglesias. The people have spoken and they say Tim Grieve has the worst temper in Washington! We’d congratulate him, but we’re afraid it might set him off.

Favorite Flack– We asked you to choose between POTUS campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki, Mitt Romney spokesman Brendan Buck, House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor’s Deputy Chief of Staff Doug Heye and NRCC’s Brian Walsh (pitched as Drama and Turtle), C-SPAN’s Howard Mortman, and House Maj. Whip Kevin McCarthy spokeswoman Erica Elliott. Despite a last minute push by Mortman, the winners were Doug Heye and Brian Walsh!

Most Likely to Wind Up in Jail– The suspects choices were Politico’s Joe Williams, PR Exec. David Bass, BuzzFeed’s John Stanton, The Daily Caller’s David Martosko, The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro, Reason‘s Mike Riggs and freelancer Moe Tkacik. The overwhelming winner was Joe Williams.

Class Clown: This category was a joke. The results were the most lopsided in all of the superlatives. The contenders were Sirius XM’s Julie Mason, Roll Call HOH’s Neda Semnani, Yahoo! News’ Olivier KnoxReuter‘s Sam Youngman, The Atlantic‘s Scott Stossel, Wonkette and The Guardian‘s Jim Newell and The Drudge Report’s Charlie Hurt. Julie Mason walked away with this category with a crushing 46 percent of the vote.

Most likely to end up with a reality show– In D.C., there are PLENTY of options, but we narrowed them down to Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher, ABC7’s Stephen Tschida, TWT‘s Emily Miller, Susanna Quinn, Publicist and blogger Janet Donovan, NBC’s Luke Russert, Current TV’s David Shuster,and CNN’s Roland Martin. The winner of this category was…  Emily Miller! (Our advice would be to make sure you get the lighting right on her reality show or she might shoot the bulbs out.)

Thanks to everyone who voted, but we aren’t done yet with the big reveal. Check back tomorrow to find out the winners of all of our other categories, which include Best Writer, Sexiest, and Best On-Air Personality!

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