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Posts Tagged ‘Tom Bevan’

Bret Baier, In a Car, With Other People, Talking

Bret Baier sits down and puts on his seat belt for a mobile interview with Tom Bevan and Charlie Stone of Real Clear Politics about his five years as host of “Special Report.” Not sure how we feel about this “Morning Commute” interview format. It’s like “Cash Cab” but there’s no prize for sitting through the whole thing. Nonetheless, here you go, dear readers. Enjoy:

Bret Baier in a car

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Quotes of the Day

TV reporter gets lost

“Driving yourself to live shot. Getting lost trying to find live shot. Finding live shot 1 minute before air. Priceless.” — ABC7′s Jummy Olabanji in an early morning tweet.

Yuck! Dental Hygienist Speaks Out

“I’ve seen a lot. Once, I flossed a pubic hair out of a guy’s mouth. Oh god, yes, I’m sure it was a pubic hair. I almost said something, but I decided it’d be better if I didn’t.” — the best/worst line of the BuzzFeed story with the headline, “D.C. Dental Hygienist: Senators And Supreme Court Justices Need The Most Gum Work.” Read the story here.

Quote taken out of context

“*sexual” –  Politico‘s Dylan Byers.

Matt Taibbi gonzo? Editor thinks not.

“For shame: Clarence Page describes Matt Taibbi as “gonzo author.” HST rolling in grave – w/fresh drink & loaded gun.” — RCP Executive Editor Tom Bevan on Rolling Stone‘s Taibbi being praised by Chicago Tribune‘s Page.

Writer knocks press knocking press

“Odd: this political press coverage doesn’t offer the possibility that political press coverage tends to be horrendous. Former White House speechwriter and The Atlantic writer Jon Lovett on Politico‘s story by Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush on President Obama and Mitt Romney‘s mutual disdain for the news media. Lovett charged, “Come on, @GlennThrush. Going on Fallon and the View might not be necessary if most political news coverage wasn’t so profoundly useless.”

Journo pulls all-nighter

“Nap Time have to pull an all nighter on book edits. I am so NOT feeling this author thing 2nd go round. Growllllsssssss!” — NBC theGrio’s Sophia Nelson.

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Quotes of the Day

Good news. Bad News.

“D’oh. My 6 yr old just sent a text to a cable executive.” — Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher. Update: It’s not as bad as it could have been…”My 6 year-old to a cable news VP: ‘You.            To’” (Our advice for next time? “Daddy says your network sucks.”)

Washington editors remark on facial hair study

“Attention Men: Study says women think facial hair makes you look older, more aggressive, and less attractive.” — RealClearPolitics Executive Editor Tom Bevan. He links to a story in The Mommy Files section of the SF Chronicle. RCP Washington Editor Carl Cannon: “@TomBevanRCP Women in facial hair study lived in Polynesia and New Zealand. Sampling error, perhaps?”

Um, really?

“When they heard I woke up this morning, the Forward proclaimed it Super Jewsday.” — Wired’s Spencer Ackerman.

Loesch carries on in attack against Boehlert

“Hey @EricBoehlert , where on MMfA did you apologize to all those accusing you of antisemitism? Don’t want to miss it!” — Big Journalism Editor and CNN Contributor Dana Loesch.

Unusual radio hit

“I was on ‘Black Man With A Gun’ radio show with @kennblanchard. Podcast at the bottom of this page.” — TWT Senior Opinion Editor Emily Miller. Visit here.

Publicist questions sanity of ‘Bachelor’ contestants

“Oh my. This is the 1st episode I’ve seen of this season’s #bachelor. All these women need to be institutionalized. Separately.” — Publicist and former ABC “This Week” Producer Courtney Cohen.


RCP Claims a Boost in D.C. Presence

RealClearPolitics is proclaiming an expanded Washington presence. Today the company announced that Meg Szabo is joining the team in the newly-created position of Marketing Director in Washington DC.  Szabo joins RealClearPolitics from the National Journal Group where she was the Senior Manager of Brand Marketing.

RealClearPolitics reports that it has continued to grow its editorial staff as the site prepares for the presidential election year and cites hires from six months ago up to a few recent additions. In February, award-winning journalist Carl Cannon joined the company as Washington Editor. Shortly after Cannon’s hire, they brought on Alexis Simendinger as White House Correspondent. Also new to RealClearPolitics are Political Reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Assistant Editor Nicholas Hahn.

Dry quote from brass…“We’re excited to add Meg’s name to the list of top-notch professionals who’ve joined RealClearPolitics recently,” said Tom Bevan, co-founder and Executive Editor of RealClearPolitics. “We look forward to continuing to build our team of reporters, expand our exclusive coverage of politics and elections, and grow our presence inside Washington DC and all around the country.”