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Taking Out The Trash, 01.18.07

  • Very impressive, Mr. Chairman: Local boy/author/political guru Terry McAuliffe’s new book, “What a Party!” is not even out yet and last week it was Amazon’s #1 non-fiction bulk preorder.

  • National Review bloggers may win a cage match, but who would win a booze-ff?

  • An NPR release states that “NPR News has been chosen for a 2007 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for its coverage of Iraq.” Thirty NPR “journalists were named for the prestigious award.”

  • An NBC release announces that “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC” have also been awarded an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award “for breaking news and sustained coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the impact of the storm.”

  • A reader notes, “How about that, Roll Call has a Politico on Page 29 of today’s paper. Is that Jack Smith in the doorway? See, even Roll Call knows Politicos are everywhere!”

  • A reader asks what we are all wondering, “Why is it so incredibly cold?”

  • An NBC release announces that “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams’ won the week of January 8-12, 2007 in “all categories” in all five nights.”

  • Katie Couric notes on her blog that at a recent White House briefing in which, “The White House invited all the network anchors, and some cable anchors, along with the Sunday political show hosts to a meeting with unnamed VERY senior administration officials. … I couldn’t help but notice, despite how far we’ve come, that I was still the only woman there. Well, there was some female support staff near the door. But of the people at the table, the ‘principals’ in the meeting, I was the only one wearing a skirt.”

  • Total Information Awareness reveals just how wide the scope big brother really is.

  • The LA Times reports that “the Chandler family appears to be leaning against making an offer” on the Tribune Co.

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