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Mika Brzezinski’s Book Party at Arianna Huffington’s House

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Huffington Post senior editor Willow Bay and co-founder Arianna Huffington hosted a book party for Morning Joe co-anchor Mika Brzezinski‘s new book All Things at Once last night at Ms. Huffington’s Brentwood home. Arianna, perhaps one of the most charming people on the planet explained her role in encouraging Mika when her galleys came out. We don’t know why Joe Scarborough was there…also selling his book released in June of last year. But he was. They’re not married to each other right? Did Alan Colmes have to book tour with Sean Hannity? Somehow Joe made it about him,”It was in this room a few years ago that I predicted Barack Obama would never win against the Clinton machine,” he told the swanky LA literati. “Glad it wasn’t on TV.”

Mika, was finally given the microphone and noted she was warned against writing this book because it was too honest and could “damage her brand.” She seem genuinely impressed with the caliber of the crowd.

We spotted Larry David, yes that Larry David. Sherry Lansing was there. Journos James Rainey from LAT, Tina Daunt now of Huffpo LA, Sandra Tsing Loh, Mickey Kaus of Slate.com and of course Lawrence O’Donnell from MSNBC.

We will post more pictures later today.

Game Change Authors Talk Reporting, Reaction To Their Book

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John Heilemann, Joe Scarborough and Mark Halperin last night (Photo by Joseph Moran)

Last night, we went to the Time & Life Building to see best selling authors Mark Halperin of Time magazine and John Heilemann of New York chat with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough about their political book, Game Change.

In between lots of insider baseball talk about the Democratic and Republican party leaders and the 2008 election process, Heileman and Halperin revealed some interesting info about the reporting in their game-changing nonfiction tome (pun intended).

On the accuracy of quotes from off-the-record sources:

Heilemann said all the facts in the book are double and triple sourced, and the authors frequently went to those on the same side of the story to verify facts. For example, have a tip that Sarah Palin didn’t know why there are two Koreas? Ask a loyalist in her camp if it’s true. They were “extremely scrupulous,” Heilemann added.

“Important question,” Scarborough asked Halerpin. “Why are there two Koreas?”

“Variety?” Halperin said.

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Newsweek Celebrates The Year With Interview Issue

091219_COVER-thumb6.jpgThe last big story to come out of Newsweek was the Sarah Palin cover controversy, with a cover image that had been previously featured on an issue of Runner’s World. Not the most glorious way to end out the year.

So The Washington Post Co.-owned magazine decided to end December on a high note, combining its interviews with some of the world’s biggest names into several different segments. There’s Newsweek editor Jon Meacham talking to both Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger about the role of Secretary of State (or “Hey, we’re relevant too!”), Bill Maher and Joe Scarborough thinking they are witty while discussing what it is that makes someone a pompous pundit good talk show host (was Dennis Miller not available?), and director Peter Jackson talking with James Cameron about how to make billions of dollars without ever technically selling out.

It’s an interesting tactic to pit one interviewee off another, and one that’s certain to sell copies, even without all the other interviews in the issue, like Bill Clinton, Timothy Geithner and Gen. David Petraeus.

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Jon Stewart Takes on All of Cable News

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup

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  • YouTube sensation Susan Boyle crosses the pond, and the media- WebNewser

  • New York Times officially cuts city section- FishbowlNY
  • Joe Scarborough knocks “childish sexual jokes” made by “people on networks”- TVNewser
  • Andrew Wagner named Editor-in-Chief of ReadyMade magazine- UnBeige
  • How personal is Time Inc.’s new personal magazine?- MediaJobsDaily
  • Morning Media Menu Live From the Morning Joe Green Room

    mornmm.gifToday on the Menu our fearless better half Steve Krakauer roams the Morning Joe green room and encounters a cast fabulous characters!

    First off is Ari Melber, who was there to “talk GOP and a new poll” but also, it would seem, to walk Willie Geist through his Twitter jitters (and possibly the Starbucks line).

    Next Steve runs into NBC White House Correspondent Chuck Todd who says he was “shocked, just as an observer, of [Jim] Cramer’s criticism of the President.”

    joe_3-3.gifAnd finally we catch up with TVNewser Summit headliners Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Brzezinski, who recently shut down her Facebook account “If I know you well enough I will pick up the phone and call you.” She also says that she’s “not sure yet about Twitter…I think it could be a very interesting forum…It was actually a useful tool…People were sending articles and you can kind of get into an intellectual community and start exchanging ideas. I’m intrigued.”

    Joe says he was much impressed by the White House’s invitation to come broadcast there, “My takeaway from that was what type of White House we have now. Mika and I have been very critical of the stimulus package…and yet the White House invited us to be the first show on in there, and it shows a much more open minded approach to the media.”

    He also notes that he is able to express more personal views on the radio show the two have recently launched at WABC: “We’ve noticed the calls have changed, at the very beginning it was predictably right wing. And what we’re finding now is it’s a lot more people in the middle who haven’t listened to radio an awful lot.” Also, somewhere in there Scarborough says the GOP is being run by a “bunch of hacks.” You can listen to the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

    Morning Media Menu With Rotten Tomatoes!

    mornmm.gifToday on the Menu we welcome the hosts of the brand new “Rotten Tomatoes Show,” which is about to launch on Current TV.

    The show, hosted by Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox, premieres on Thursday and will incorporate user interaction and rely heavily on a Web component in addition to the TV program. Also, the hosts (perhaps feeling a tad inspired by Hugh Jackman‘s Oscar Grammy-like performance) tell us you might be able to expect some musical numbers and most definitely haiku reviews! Go here for more info on what to see, and how to contribute, and to add your two cents regarding Chris Klein‘s emoting abilities (or lack thereof).

    You can listen to the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. On tomorrow’s “Menu”: Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

    Welcome to Scarborough Country…

    Joe Scarborough said ‘fuck you’ on the air. He said that Rahm Emanuel says that. But still. He said it. Watch as everyone squirms. Yeah, yeah, we wake up late in LA. Our thanks to our sister blog TVNewser and Wonkette.

    HuffPo at the RNC: Noonan Says, “It’s an Awkward Moment in Media.” Tucker Says, “Commenters are Bad for America.”

    100_3154.jpgThe HuffPo brunch today was easily the best panel we’ve attended in the last two weeks. It was a decidedly smaller affair than the one last week in Denver, at least as far as the audience size is concerned (guesstimating 100 people to the more than three hundred at the DNC). It again featured a large panel (Tony Blankley, Arianna Huffington, Laura Ingraham, David Kralik, Cyrus Krohn, Frank Luntz, Peggy Noonan, Rep. John Shadegg), and moderators Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinsk did an excellent job of keeping up the pace. We’d do a comprehensive write-up for you, but one of the beauties of Twitter is that it’s already been done for us! Between FishbowlDC, Ana Marie Cox, and Rachel Sklar you’ll feel as though you were actually there. We do think it bears mentioning that thus far familiar “right wing” media faces are far more engaging and inclusive than we might have suspected (Laura Ingraham and Bill Kristol we’re looking at you). Some pics after the jump.

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    Lunch: Charlie Rose, Joe Scarborough, and the Summer Die-Hards

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    — DIANE CLEHANE

    With the dog days of summer upon us, the usual suspects at Michael’s are soldiering on over their Cobb salads until it’s time to take off those last few weeks of the month to the Hamptons, Nantucket or some other sun-filled spot far from the madding crowd. In the meantime, the random celebrity sighting is keeping things interesting. Word of illusionist JB Benn‘s sleight of hand tricks that kept the crowd bedazzled last week must have gotten around the magician’s union because my spies told me that David Blaine walked in without a reservation yesterday and was bending quarters for everybody’s amusement. Just thought you’d like to know.

    I was lunching today with publishing powerhouse turned Internet entrepreneur Joni Evans, whose five-month old site Wowowow.com is going great guns. Joni, who is wow’s CEO, launched the site with pals Liz Smith, Peggy Noonan, Mary Wells and Lesley Stahl for “self-assured women who are a bit too old to care what everybody thinks.” This month, Joni kicked off “The Book Party” with Judith Martin (Miss Manners) reading a collection of the classics. “It’s been incredibly well-received,” she says, and plans are in the works to expand the vertical in all sorts of interesting ways. And that’s not all — Joni tells me in the not-so-distant future the site will introduce a new fashion maven into the mix to cover style and a health vertical ‘Medicine Ball.’ The site’s content is popping up on MSN.com, Fox.com and Yahoo’s Shine. For more dish about Joni and her newfound career, check out her interview with me for our “So What Do You Do?” series coming next month …

    Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

    1. Charlie Rose and an unidentifed young blonde gal

    2. Peter Brown

    3. Jonathan Tisch and John Sykes

    4. Michael Fuchs and Peggy Siegal

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