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Morning Chatter

Morning Wondering: Something to watch over your breakfast of coffee and weed. Politico‘s Dylan Byers may want to look at this – or not.

WaPo sale fallout

“What’s most interesting about Don Graham is how personally interested he is in tech. Unusual both for a newspaperman and a 68-year-old” — Slate‘s Farhad Manjoo.

“Just had a weird experience being interviewed by a Post reporter about the sale; neither of us really seem to know What It All Means.” — WCP Editor Mike Madden waxing philosophical coupled with a little Marty Rudolph capitalizing technique.

“I know this is against the principles of journalism, but can everyone just take a deep breath and relax. Most of us don’t know squat yet.” — WaPo‘s Tim Carman.

“Not sure how head of Amazon turns around an aging newspaper, but Bezos knows a bit about the web. Maybe he just subsidizes good journalism” — Fox News’ Howard Kurtz (still so strange to write that).

“The sale of the Washington Post is probably a good reminder that nobody/nothing is untouchable.” — WTOP’s Neal Augenstein.

“In his letter to the Washington Post, Bezos said that our coverage of restaurant openings is important! I switched beats at the right time.” — WaPo‘s Maura Judkis.

“Based on your previous purchases, Jeff Bezos, you might also like: The Los Angeles Times, The Orlando Sentinel, Newsweek.” — Defense One‘s Marc Ambinder.

Dramatically untrue

“Antigua. Where love goes to die.” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff, who is apparently a big watcher of “The Bachelorette.” But actually Des ends up with Chris. So technically Graff is a bit off.

Convo Between Two Journos

This morning’s conversation is between The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel and NPR’s Kitty Eisele.

vanden HEUVEL: @nprkitty My father– knew Kay and Phil Graham well– reminded me this aft.I call him whenever there are changes I have hard time coping w/

EISELE: @KatrinaNation sounds like our dads would have good chat … there is always change … who knows could be a big lift. someone has to invest

EISELE: @KatrinaNation parents still have moon landing, nixon resignation hard copy issues in attic. I will miss newsprint so much if it goes.

 

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Wife of Politico Journo Gets Into Groceries

Danielle Vogel, wife of Politico’s Ken Vogel gets a big writeup in Wednesday’s WaPo Food section. She’s opening “Glen’s Garden Market” just north of Dupont Circle. According to the profile, by WaPo’s Tim Carman, every “1,100-plus items on the shelves will come from regional producers, each personally selected by Vogel.” Sounds like a grueling process, but compared to working for Jim VandeHei, it should be a cakewalk.

Sure, everyone likes “local” and “farm to table” these days, but Vogel takes this work very seriously. Carman tells the story of her tenacity over a peanut order:

“When a Virginia peanut producer told her the company was going to shift its warehouse operations to New Jersey, Vogel was ready to cancel her orders. She couldn’t stomach the thought of all that fossil fuel burned to truck Virginia peanuts to New Jersey, only to have the goods shipped right back to the District. Her stance led to a surprising result: The company agreed to package and send Vogel her orders straight from Virginia.”

It is particularly interesting that WaPo published such a high profile piece on the spouse of a Politico reporter considering the bad blood that has existed between the organizations. Have the wounds healed? Are we seeing a blossoming friendship? (Probably not. Still, good of WaPo to be above competitive squabbling and print a worthy story.)

 

NYT Nat. Editor at Room & Board Tonight

Tonight, NYT National Editor (and former food critic) Sam Sifton will be at Room & Board tonight for his new book Thanksgiving: How To Cook It Well.

Sifton will be in conversation with WaPo food writer Tim Carman, sharing tips on how to prepare Thanksgiving minus stress. Hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails inspired by the book will be served.

The event from p.m. to 8 p.m. is free to attend, but RSVP is required. RSVP here.

Featured in Features

It’s time to check up on what Washington publications are publishing in their features sections. Hate ‘em or love ‘em, they’re always worth a look.

The good– “Paige” is the name of a new hologram that greets travelers at the international terminal at Dulles airport, according to a Wednesday feature in the Washington Examiner by Liz Essley. The hologram is a life-size attractive woman who can talk (but not respond) to people as they make their way through customs. “This kind of 3-D image really gives it a personal feel. It actually looks like a real person,” said Dennis Hazell, associate executive staff coordinator for the airport. Paige may look like a real person, but she doesn’t look like the average person you run into at the airport. The average person you run into at the airport is usually an overweight man who either feels you up, demands a tip for doing minimal work or honks the shuttle horn as you’re minding your business.

The porkyWaPo ran a feature by Tim Carman this week about the pork industry’s move to get farm pigs out of those tiny gestation crates and into a more free-roaming environment. That is, at least before they’re hacked to death and finely shredded for barbeque pork sandwiches across the country. In the story we learn that some states have passed laws banning the use of gestation crates by a public referendum, sometimes with 60 percent of the vote. Paul Shapiro, veep of farm animal protection for the Humane Society, puts that in terms we can all understand: “Imagine if a political candidate won with two-thirds of the vote… It’s a political slaughter.”

The porkier– Actress Queen Latifah has been outed. Though she serves as a spokeswoman for the weight loss program Jenny Craig, Latifah is also a part owner of the Fatburger franchise. We learn this in a feature aggregated by Samantha Schnurr of The Daily Caller. “Fatburger’s menu items include a 24-ounce Triple Kingburger, chili cheese Fat Fries, onion rings, and 16-ounce milkshakes,” the story says.

The deceptive– Is this an ad or a feature about new homes in Maryland by Michele Lerner, special to TWT? The article, headlined “New in Maryland: Park Ridge,” appears in TWT‘s Home & Living section but it reads like a classified: “Each home in this Montgomery County community will include a brick front, a poured-concrete foundation with a brick design, professional landscaping, an asphalt driveway and a two- or three-car garage.” At the end: “For more information or directions, call community sales manager [blank] or visit [blank].” We ran a search on Lerner and indeed, her LinkedIn profile says she’s a freelance writer specializing in real estate.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

The Stickler: CNN’s Blitzer kicks SNL’s Ass

“I hate to tell #SNL announcer it’s correctly pronounced Ree-Anna not Ree-Ahna. Just ask her to pronounce her name.” — Wolf Blitzer.

Doug Heye turns 40 today: Birthday wishes to House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s (R-Va.) new Deputy Chief of Staff. He and a cadre of friends celebrated over the weekend in Manhattan. Names in the crowd: Sam Dealey, journalist/media-consultant, formerly with Qorvis, NRCC Spokesman Brian Walsh, Ron and Sara Bonjean, Dan Ronayne, NBC’s Erika Masonhall, CNN’s Matt Dornic, Sen. John Thune’s Spokesman Kyle Downey. Some 20 friends attended a Yankees home game Saturday afternoon. The evening was spent in the Village. Doug got a custom T-shirt at PJ Clarke’s. It read: “I am turning 40. If I am lost, call 911. Shots appreciated!”

Also in Manhattan this weekend: Politico‘s Jake Sherman attended a Furthur concert at the Beacon Theatre. Colleague Maggie Haberman remarked on Twitter, “Walked by the theater earlier…quite a scent.” Jake replied, “Must be from citarella [sic].” Yeah, riiiight!

Noteworthy: Politico‘s Mike Allen filed at some of the latest times we’ve seen in recent Playbook history. Saturday: 11:35 a.m. Sunday: 12:25 p.m.

Pooler burns calories during Pool Duty

“Your pooler was able to cover the family photo after all and is hoping the huge amount of running involved burnt off last night’s dinner.” — WSJ White House Correspondent Laura Meckler in a weekend Pool Report.

Spotted at the Nationals game Sunday: NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert, Current TV’s Bill Press and WaPo‘s Tim Carman. A beleaguered Peter Ogburn, producer for the Bill Press Show and FBDC Contributor, begging with his gorilla children to stop kicking the seat of the man in front of them. When Ogburn left the children unattended for 5 minutes to get a beer, an old woman said that he should be “more careful” about leaving children alone in public. He asked her if she was a cop. She replied no and he asked her to please mind her own business.

Is Paul Wharton off his rocker?

Paul Wharton, whose new show “Paul Wharton Style” debuted on the CW Sunday. As many know, he was the wardrobe stylist/image expert on the Real Housewives of D.C. More on the first episode later, but meanwhile, read the crazy sh-t he has been tweeting as of late…Correction — we previously referred to him as a hairdresser. Sorry about that Paul!

From April 11: “Accidentally popped my Ambien, 10 mins before I got a call from my producer to send in a bunch of voiceovers! Omg, this can’t be good!”

From April 12: “My 6:30 hair appointment is on and poppin! Gotta get it in early and look like I woke up this way :-) @salonlynne is a round brush genius!”

What’s Roland Tweeting?

“Fam, it’s a gorgeous day in DC. But prayers for the loss of life in Oklahoma due to the tornadoes.” — CNN Contributor and “Washington Watch” host Roland Martin over the weekend.

Unnecessary Tweets of the Day

“Watching 6 yr old nephew’s soccer game in rain. Think this phone may not last mugch llongffgfhjlnffc.” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep.

“Successfully made over easy eggs this morning.” — Greenwire’s Jessica Estepa.

Morning Reading List, 08.11.08

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Washington City Paper: The Cuts

FishbowlDC has learned of the unfortunate cuts coming to the Washington City Paper: Staff writers Joe Eaton, Amanda S. Miller, Tim Carman and Jessica Gould, plus editorial assistant Joe Dempsey.

Tim (and possibly Joe) will continue as a freelancer.

>UPDATE: Editorial assistant Amanda Hess will be taking over the Show & Tell column.

>UPDATE: Check out what happened to the City Paper’s sister publication — the Chicago Reader — today.