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Taking Out The Trash, 02.09.07

  • David Francis has moved to the top spot in our Rising Star competition. Vote here.

  • Matt Taibbi notes a change in Joe Klein’s columns. “I was initially confused because my original impression of Joe Klein, from afar, had been that of a gossipy, bourgeois suck-up to the Clinton administration. When I came home in 2002, however, the columns I saw under his name seemed to have been penned by a gossipy, bourgeois suck-up to the Bush administration.”

  • We have another campaigner! From a reader, “[redacted] is using myspace for her campaign!”

  • Washington Post’s Michael D. Shear chronicles why Sen. Jim Webb has become the latest media darling.

  • DCist critiques “the creepy name and the glowing spermatozoa” of the Washington Post’s onBeing logo. Oh, and it critiques the new site.

  • Regarding this, a reader writes, “Hey, if 34% of my blind dates resulted in a second date, that would be a huge improvement”

  • Another reader: “Could it be possible that the rising stars in the lead are because they’re in television and announced it on air??” Now that would be funny. All transcripts and clips welcome…

  • From DCRTV:

      New XM Deal For Bob Edwards – 2/8 – DC-based XM Satellite Radio re-signs public radio icon Bob Edwards (right) to a multi-year deal. Edwards will continue to host the XM Public Radio (XM-133) channel’s flagship program, “The Bob Edwards Show.” Terms were not disclosed. In 2004, Edwards jumped from DC-based National Public Radio to XM. Edwards says he appreciates the “creative freedom afforded me by XM to pursue stories that might never have been aired by traditional terrestrial broadcasters. The audience reaction has been outstanding and I look forward to continue bringing the unique stories of America to the XM audience in the years ahead.” Edwards hosted NPR’s “Morning Edition” for almost 25 years…..

  • One-time WJFK employer Peter Rosenberg now works at McDonalds? (Sort of)

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