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Gawker Takes on David Broder

David Broder, the top centrist columnist in the country, picked up (by last count) 218 newspapers is being taken down a peg by those new media whippers.

Alex Pareene pens a mock Broder column:

Useless Old Man Fed Up With Useless Old Legislative Body
By David S. Broder
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Congress is broken. Partisanship is bad. Partisans are bad. Whatever you think of the thing that this column is ostensibly about, about which I will offer no actual opinion or analysis, you have to agree that it is bad when politicians act like politicians.

Democrats tell me one thing. Republicans tell me another thing. Which one of them is right? The answer is that they are both bad because they cannot come together to tell me one thing.

Brilliant.

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The Atlantic Celebrates Gwen Ifill’s The Breakthrough

100_3615.JPGLast night at his home Atlantic publisher David Bradley hosted a well-attended party to celebrate the publication of Gwen Ifill‘s new book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the age of Obama. Spotted among the D.C. heavy-hitters in attendence were David Brooks, Jim Lehrer, David Broder, Judy Woodruff, Tom Brokaw, and (time-less) Maureen Dowd.

Ifill, whose brother, sister, and pastor were all in attendance, remarked that when it came to the book “timing was everything.” When she had first taken the idea to her publishers their first reaction was “‘A black president? Yeah, whatever…’” And with regards to the controversy that surrounded her book after it was announced she would moderate the Vice_Presidential debate: “Of course, there was the moment when everyone decided they knew what the book was about before I had even finished writing it. I thought, ‘Well that’s fine. Truth will out. I will just survive it.’ And I did.”

Little bit of trivia: The Bradley’s home is located on Embassy Row and despite rumors floating around that it had once belonged to the Cuban Embassy, however host Katherine Bradley told us that its former occupant was in fact the last U.S. ambassador to Cuba. More pics after the jump.

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