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Weekend Show Preview – 7.20.14

On Tuesday we gave you the ratings for the July 13 Sunday Shows in the DC Market.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend?

Full lineups have yet to be announced across the board, but highlights thus far: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on “Fox News Sunday” and Juan Orlando Hernández, president of Honduras on “Al Punto.”

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First Look: National Journal Redesign, to Serve Chicken and Waffles on Capitol Hill

National Journal 6_21 coverTomorrow, National Journal is set to celebrate the redesign of its print magazine, and we’ve got what’s slated for the cover (to the left, to the left).

Earlier this month, we wrote of a 50% increase in the outlet’s readership as well as six new hires and included an internal memo that previewed a redesign for the print magazine.

“In three weeks, we’ll launch the new, totally re-imagined National Journal magazine, packed with a fantastic collection of long-form pieces from great National Journal bylines including Marin Cogan, Tim Alberta and Peter Beinart and new-to-us voices such as Simon van-Zuylen Wood and Michael Gerson,” wrote editor in chief Tim Grieve to staff.

And tomorrow morning from 8 – 10 am, be on the look out near the Capital South Metro for free Capital Chicken and Waffles and by the Union Station Metro for free Mama’s Donut Bites along with coffee and copies of the magazine. The print edition will also be distributed Thursday morning on K Street outside the Farragut North and McPherson Square Metro stations.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day – The Debate Edition

“Is Jim Lehrer sleeping zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?” GOP Consultant Roger Stone.

“Is that Jim Lehrer’s heart rate monitor on the bottom of the CNN screen?” — Comedian Chris Rock parody account. He also commented on the first lady’s attire, saying, “Michelle Obama is wearing sleeves. This is serious.”

Advice for Lehrer: “I think Jim Lehrer just needs to start randomly yelling “get off my lawn” when he wants to move to the next topic.” — CNN Contributor and RedState‘s Erick Erickson.

And another thing…“Jim Lehrer looks confused, almost fearful. And pale. Awfully pale.” — Bloomberglp’s Dir. of Social Media Jared Keller. And another thing…“Q: Did Jim Lehrer ask to be made up to look like Burgess Meredith?” — Author Eric Metaxas. And another thing…“We’re deep enough into this to say that Jim Lehrer is blowing this as a moderator.”MetroWeekly‘s Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.

The Word Police

“Obama uses the term ‘ironically’ to mean unfortunately. It drives me crazy when people do that.” — TWT Opinion Writer Emily Miller.

The Observer

“Journalists posting screengrabs of their TV hits is this election’s worst development.” – Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.

Ragging on the Prez

  • “Not to pile on, but there is no overstating how irritated Obama looks and sounds tonight. Not a good look for him.” — National Journal “The Hotline Senior Editor Tim Alberta.
  • “Pres Obama has really a developed a penchant for talking ….. at considerable length.” — NYT Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Carl Hulse.
  • “Obama says it is never mind.. Obama is lost, all he can he do is lie.” — WaPo‘s right-wing blogger Jennifer Rubin.
  • “Slowly the left is starting to acknowledge that Obama is losing this debate.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake.
  • “Obama has many talents as a politician, but debating is not one of them.” — The New Yorker staff writer David Grann.
  • “Romney more lively, O has case of slowskis – yet much of debate a ref on Mitt’s econ plan.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin.
  • “Obama needs some of Romney’s 5-Hour Energy.” — National Journal Deputy Editor James Oliphant.
  • “Obama’s use of a boring accent is a pander to boring people.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
  • “Visuals matter. Mute your TV and what do you see? Smiling Romney and peeved, smirking Obama” — National Journal Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier.

Question to Ponder: “Why is Obama looking down so much?” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

Something else to Ponder: “Ok, I promise I’m listening and not just focusing on the flag pins, but what is that mark on Romney’s pin?” — Washingtonian‘s Fashion Editor Kate Bennett.

Journo prefers Honey Boo Boo

“Obama, Romney, for your sakes, I hope Honey Boo Boo isn’t on. Because this is getting pretty wonky.” — National Journal’s Elahe Izadi.

A compliment for Romney from the left: “Romney’s been natural and unusually funny in this debate. It’s a very strong performance.” — WaPo‘s left-wing wonk writer Ezra Klein.

Debate Downers

“I’m not picturing the senior citizens of Boca West understanding this debate so far.” — The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg.

“We need to minimize the maximifications of the absolute level of mumbojumbery. Or else, fiscal cliff up the ying yang!” — Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie.

Ivanka is proud of her dad

“Wow! How many times are the candidates going to mention my father this debate?!? What an honor!” — Ivanka Trump.

What, no bathroom breaks?

“Sometimes I wish I had a catheter.” — Elizabeth Lauten, a.k.a. DCGOPGirl, who reported for CNN during the summer conventions. She added, “Seriously, they ought to have one bathroom break in the middle or something. It’s otherwise inhumane.” (Elizabeth, your catheter for the next debate is in the mail.) 

From the Dept. of Bragiculture 

“Finally hit the big time: Just got an interview request from a Danish high school paper. Some of you will be lucky to say you knew me when.” — The Daily Caller‘s Taylor Bigler.

NJ’s ‘The Hotline’s’ Sullivan to WaPo’s The Fix

NJ “The Hotline’s” Sean Sullivan is moving over to WaPo to join Chris Cillizza’s Fix team.

“We’re obviously sad to see him go, but it’s also meant some well-deserved promotions on the Hotline team,” NJ Publicist Taylor West told FishbowlDC.

In the wake of Sullivan’s departure, promotions are abound: Julie Sobel will assume his former roll as editor of Hotline On Call; Tim Alberta, who has been editor of Hotline Last Call, is being promoted to senior editor, with Sarah Mimms being promoted to be his deputy editor. Kevin Brennan is stepping up as well, to senior writer.

“Our best wishes are with Sean – always great to see Hotline alums spread out throughout Washington – and we’re excited about the new roles our talent here are taking on,” West added.

Politico’s Dueling Columnists and Brewing Battle With NJ

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Here it is – NYT‘s Jeremy Peters scoop on Politico’s hiring of The Atlantic‘s Michael Kinsley and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to be dueling columnists. Scarborough will stay with MSNBC; Kinsley is now at Politico.

For now, columns will appear once a week. That is expected to evolve into dueling coverage of larger events such as State of the Union.

In his piece, Peters discusses the brewing battleground between Politico Vs. The Atlantic Media Company’s NJ. NJ has recently lured less known reporters like Tim Alberta, Coral Davenport, who sources say was well-liked but not a good fit for Politico, and Josh Kraushaar away from Politico. Politico, too, has snagged talent away from NJ – first Rich Cohen and now, Kinsley. NJ recently landed a big hire in Fox News’s Major Garrett and other prominent D.C. names such as AP‘s Ron Fournier in June to be Editor-in-Chief and more recently, WSJ’s Susan Davis.

An excerpt from the NYT piece:

Mr. Scarborough, who will remain with MSNBC, said he did not intend to write a column so ideologically rigid it became predictable. Readers have tired of that model, he said. “There are some columns, even at the great papers, that I just skim because I know how they’re going to end even before I read the first sentence,” he said. “The last thing I’m going to do is get in an ideological corner and preach to the choir.”

Mr. Kinsley, who will leave The Atlantic, could not be reached for comment. His departure will be a blow to the Atlantic Media Company, which has been establishing a stable of journalistic talent in an effort to broaden its reach in Washington. The company owns National Journal, which has hired away journalists from places like The Wall Street Journal and Politico as it prepares to redesign its magazine and start a breaking news and political analysis Web site that will compete directly with Politico.

Linda Douglass, V.P., Head of Corporate and Strategic Communications for Atlantic Media Company, had this to say on Kinsley leaving The Atlantic: “Mike is a terrific talent and we wish him well.”

“Last Call” for Politico’s Alberta

Tim Alberta, an assistant editor and web producer who serves as Mike Allen‘s primary assistant at Politico, will bid adieu to Playbook for a new job at National Journal. Alberta, who currently contributes to or edits five of the site’s eight daily tip sheets, will join NJ‘s Hotline team as editor of “Last Call,” the group’s afternoon news roundup and will report for the Hotline “On Call” blog.

Libit Bids Farewell to Colleagues at Local 16

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Politico reporters came together Saturday night at Local 16 to say goodbye to colleague Daniel Libit. A wonderful sendoff, we’re sure.

But a note to Politico partygoers: Politico reporter Manu Raju is not Italian. In the list the tipster sent to Fishbowl, Manu’s surname (as shown below) renamed him after a Spaghetti sauce. Perhaps it was the liquor talking – the time was 3:07 a.m. when the note was sent. Or maybe Raju has a nickname in the works.

Regardless, those in attendance, said an e-mail, included: “Tim Alberta, Josh Kraushaar, Tim Grieve, Andy Barr, Erica Lovely, Meagan Bond, Sydelle Moore, Michael Calderone, Paige Connor, Kendra Marr, Meredith Shriner, Glenn Thrush, Martin Kady, Andie Collier, Matt Wuerker, Manu Ragu [STET], Ken Vogel, Kim Kingsley, Jmart.”

Best wishes to Libit in the Windy City, wherever he lands. (At last mention, he said his resume was under review at a number of Starbucks).

> Update: A crime has been committed against FishbowlDC — most likely a reporting while intoxicated (RWI) crime. To be sure, this is a lesson to me not to trust some a–hole writing us at 3 a.m. inventing some party in his or her head. Actual partygoers (with their correct spellings) include: Tim Grieve, Manu Raju, Josh Kraushaar, Andie Coller, Erika Lovley, Tim Alberta, Kendra Marr, Sydelle Moore, Meagan Bond and Andy Barr. Memo to VandeHarris: This is your “Winning the Dawn?” A thank you to Libit for setting the record straight. Libit, by the way, found this whole thing “HILLLLLARIOUS.”