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Best Selfies In 'Politics And The Media' of 2014 - Posted 1 day, 6 hours ago
It is my pleasure to present FishbowlDC's 2014 Best Selfies in Politics and the Media. Cory Booker wins the award for 'volume' of selfies, while 'quality' goes to... Well, you decide. Let's begin... 1. Jimmy Kimmel attempts to one up ... [PRNewser]

DC Media Dominates Mediaite's 2014 'Very BEST in Media' Awards - Posted December 17, 2014
Mediaite released its 2014 "Very BEST in Media" awards this afternoon, and without a doubt, the journalists of Washington won the day. From CNN's Ja... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper To Former CIA Director: 'You're Really Defending Rectal Rehydration?' - Posted December 12, 2014
On "The Lead" with Jake Tapper yesterday afternoon, former CIA director, Michael Hayden, stopped by the show to share his thoughts on the r... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, December 9 - Posted December 10, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 244 | CNN: 152 | MSNBC: 79 | HLN: 113 Primetime: FNC: 374 | CNN: 186 | MSNBC: 160 | HLN: 112 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

'Baking A Difference': Dog Tag Bakery's Grand Opening - Posted December 5, 2014
Dog Tag Bakery will be celebrating its grand opening at 10 AM tomorrow morning in Georgetown. The altruistic enterprise combines two things everybody should love, delicious baked goods and helping veterans. Co-founded by Father Rick Curry and ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, Dec. 2 - Posted December 3, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 287 | CNN: 136 | MSNBC: 70 | HLN: 101 Primetime: FNC: 485 | CNN: 244 | MSNBC: 117 | HLN: 114 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

CNN Prepares For Digital 'Reboot' - Posted December 3, 2014
CNN.com will be getting a facelift come January, Capital New York reports. Although the redesign is not finalized, one addition that is certain is a live "ticker" on the site with scrolling headlines, m... [FishbowlDC]

Grand Jury Decision Leads to Night of Violence in Ferguson - Posted November 24, 2014
As Pres. Obama called for calm, angry protestors tried to flip a police cruiser in Ferguson, MO. The president delivered a brief statement from the press briefing room tonight following the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's announcement that police officer ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Grand Jury Decision Leads to Night of Violence in Ferguson - Posted November 24, 2014
As Pres. Obama called for calm, angry protestors tried to flip a police cruiser in Ferguson, MO. The president delivered a brief statement from the press briefing room tonight following the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's announcement that police officer ... [FishbowlNY]

Grand Jury Decision Leads to Night of Violence in Ferguson - Posted November 24, 2014
As Pres. Obama called for calm, angry protestors tried to flip a police cruiser in Ferguson, MO. The president delivered a brief statement from the press briefing room tonight following the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's announcement that police officer ... [TVNewser]

'Kissing the Ring' - Face The Nation's 60th Anniversary Celebration - Posted November 19, 2014
Bigwig politicians, reporters and DC socialites, all showed up Monday night to the Newsuem in downtown Washington to honor Bob Schieffer and 60 years of exceptional journalism by Face The Nation. In something rarely seen in Washin... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper to GOP Senator on Climate Change: 'What are you talking about?' - Posted November 13, 2014
On his show Wednesday night, CNN's Jake Tapper discussed the new deal struck between the U.S. and China to reduce carbon emissions with Senator ... [FishbowlDC]

Here's Your Guide to Election Night Coverage - Posted November 4, 2014
The cable and broadcast news networks will roll out election night sets, gizmos, and all-hands-on-deck teams tonight as midterm voters go to the polls. And for some races, it could be a late night. TVNewser will be live blogging all night long covering the coverage, ... [TVNewser]

Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper to Anchor CNN's 'Election Night in America' - Posted October 29, 2014
Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will lead CNN's coverage of the Tuesday, November 4 midterm elections, being billed as "Electio... [FishbowlDC]

Blitzer, Cooper to Lead CNN's 'Election Night in America' Coverage - Posted October 28, 2014
CNN will turn to Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper--along with the Empire State Building--to headline the network's election night covera... [TVNewser]

CNN's Jake Tapper Unites Democrats and Republicans in Praise of Tough, Fair Debate - Posted October 21, 2014
Maybe we should just have CNN's Jake Tapper moderate all the debates from now on. Tonight, Tapper showed how a strong moderator can peel political candidates away from their pre-planned quips and comfortably boring... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CNN's Jake Tapper Unites Democrats and Republicans in Praise of Tough, Fair Debate - Posted October 21, 2014
Maybe we should just have CNN's Jake Tapper moderate all the debates from now on. Tonight, Tapper showed how a strong moderator can peel political candidates away from their pre-planned quips and comfortably boring... [FishbowlNY]

The Awards Ticker: Ward's Award, Damon's Honor, Ramos' Best - Posted October 20, 2014
CBS News correspondent Clarissa Ward will receive the 2015 Murrow Award for International Reporting from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State. CNN foreign correspondent Arwa Damon... [TVNewser]

CNN's Anchors Find Their 'Roots' - Posted October 11, 2014
After a year in the making, CNN's one-week series Roots: Our Journeys Home premiers on Sunday night at 9 pm ET. Over the next week, 13 of CNN's most prominent hosts will set out on a journey to find their "roots." From Anthony Bourdain's Pa... [TVNewser]

CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper to Moderate NH Senate, FL Governor Debates - Posted October 10, 2014
CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper will hit the road later this month to moderate two important debates ahead of the November midterm elections. ... [PRNewser]

Hey Isn't That...Bob Schieffer on Bonappetit.com? - Posted October 8, 2014
First it was Jake Tapper. Now, Bob Schieffer. The editors over at... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Turner to Cut 10% of Staff | Politico Names Executive Editor - Posted October 7, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Turner to Cut 10% of Staff | Politico Names Executive Editor - Posted October 7, 2014
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CNN Partnering with WJXT for Gubernatorial Debate - Posted October 6, 2014
With the midterm elections just around the corner, CNN is teaming up with Jacksonville, Fla Independent station WJXT to host a live gubernatorial showdown. CNN's Jake Tapper (chief Washington correspondent and ... [TVSpy]

Tapper, Blitzer to Moderate FL, NH Debates - Posted October 6, 2014
CNN is partnering with two local stations to simulcast two upcoming political debates. On Tuesday, Oct. 21 Jake Tapper, alongside WJXT-TV anchor Kent Justice, will moderate ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, Sept. 17 - Posted September 18, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 79 | CNN: 122 | HLN: 78 Primetime: FNC: 401 | MSNBC: 111 | CNN: 159 | HLN: 73 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Sen. Bernie Sanders at CNN & NJ's Politics on Tap: 'If I run, I will run to win' - Posted September 17, 2014
Tuesday night at Sixth Engine, CNN and National Journal reconvened for its second installment of "Politics on Tap." Headlining the evening was Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who sat down with CNN's "The Lead" host Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Monday, Sept. 15 - Posted September 16, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 259 | MSNBC: 76 | CNN: 107 | HLN: 80 Primetime: FNC: 402 | MSNBC: 109 | CNN: 127 | HLN: 60 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

In Profile: Bartiromo, Tapper, O'Reilly, Alexander - Posted September 16, 2014
Maria Bartiromo talks with Adweek about her media diet and how she starts her day: "Usually I'll check the performance of the international markets. Then I'll look online and through Wall Street research reports to figure out what is setting the tone ... [TVNewser]

Hey Isn't That...Jake Tapper on Bonappetit.com? - Posted September 16, 2014
Jake Tapper, host of CNN's "The Lead," recently chatted with Bon App tit for its "Morning Routine" column, a look into people's first hours awake. Tapper's day begins at 7am, with his attention first directed to his email for recent news on current events, then ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Jake Tapper Recipient of 'Tex' McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism - Posted September 15, 2014
This past weekend at the Medal of Honor convention's Patriot Award Gala in Knoxville, Tenn., CNN anchor Jake Tapper, author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, ... [FishbowlDC]

The Saturday Ticker: Weather, Russert, Tapper - Posted September 13, 2014
Two of the the Weather Channel's three owners may be looking to sell. Blackstone Group and Bain Capital acquired the company, along with NBCUniversal, in 2008. The deal could see the TV channel and the company's weather data service sold separately, Bloomberg ... [TVNewser]

CNN and National Journal's Politics on Tap with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) - Posted September 10, 2014
CNN and National Journal are back with their second installment of its Politics on Tap series, with this time, a focus on the upcoming midterm elections and the top issues facing candidates. To start, CNN's Dana ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted August 22, 2014
Here are your top five stories this week across the site. 5 - Uber Lands Former Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe 4 - ... [FishbowlDC]

Are TV News Anchors Blurring the Line Between Reporting and Opinion in Ferguson? - Posted August 20, 2014
Politico writes about whether the media coverage in Ferguson has shifted from reporting to opining. On Monday night, CNN's Jake Tapper blasted the authorities' heavy-handed response to the demonstrations, which he deemed nonsensical. D... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ISIS Claims to Execute Journalist | Cond Nast Sells Fairchild - Posted August 20, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ISIS Claims to Execute Journalist | Cond Nast Sells Fairchild - Posted August 20, 2014
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Ratings: CNN Wins Primetime, Total Day Demo - Posted August 19, 2014
CNN won in the A25-54 demographic Monday in both total day and primetime, delivering 356,000 and 423,000 viewers, respectively. Fox News, second in both measurements, had 302,000 total day viewers and 405,000 primetime viewers in the demo. MSNBC was third and HLN was fourth. Fox News led the way in total view... [TVNewser]

CNN's Jake Tapper Tweets 'Lauren would kill me' - Posted August 19, 2014
Last hour, Gawker noticed two since deleted tweets sent out by Jake Tapper, which read, "Please don't make it soubd like I reached out to you" and "Lauren would kill me." Presumably, "The Lead" host is referring to ... [FishbowlDC]

Today's Ferguson Coverage Plans - Posted August 19, 2014
Networks remain on-scene in Ferguson today after a violent night produced tear gas, gunshots, and more clashes between police and protesters (and some violence toward journalists). As a grand jury might start hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case as soon as tomorrow, here's an upda... [TVNewser]

CNN's Don Lemon Presents Tuesday Town Hall on Race in America - Posted August 19, 2014
CNN's Jake Tapper and Don Lemon reported from Ferguson, Mo. Monday night, amid clashes between protesters and police. Earlier in the evening, Tapper questioned the level of police involvement given the number of protesters in the vicinity. "Now I want you to look at what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri, in... [FishbowlDC]

More of The Same in Ferguson - Posted August 19, 2014
Another day of protests in Ferguson, Missouri; another day of reporters getting harassed, threatened and arrested by police. Last night, Getty Images photographer ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

More of The Same in Ferguson - Posted August 19, 2014
Another day of protests in Ferguson, Missouri; another day of reporters getting harassed, threatened and arrested by police. Last night, Getty Images photographer ... [FishbowlNY]

Tonight's Ferguson Coverage Plans - Posted August 18, 2014
As the National Guard arrives in Ferguson, where the overnight curfew has been lifted, the broadcast and cable networks have set plans to continue coverage of the escalating violence there. Here's an update on who will be in Ferguson tonight: NBC News: Brian Williams, who will anchor "Nightly" from Ferguson tonight, as... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, August 14 - Posted August 15, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 268 | MSNBC: 126 | CNN: 166 | HLN: 88 Primetime: FNC: 367 | MSNBC: 204 | CNN: 240 | HLN: 118 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper Questions DOJ Spokeman's 'Gutsy Reporter' Classification - Posted August 14, 2014
Jake Tapper took to Twitter early this morning to question a Department of Justice Spokesman's labeling of a Huffington Post reporter arrested last night covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. .... [TVNewser]

Here's the News Jake Tapper Deletes From His Twitter - Posted August 13, 2014
CNN's Jake Tapper is an avid tweeter and took to the platform this afternoon to tell users about news he discards. STATEMENT FROM STATE ATTORNEY KATHERINE FERNANDEZ RUNDLE REGARDING THE GUILTY PLEA OF JUSTIN BEI --- delete -- Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 13, 2014 ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Round 1 Superlative Winners: Jake Tapper, Ken Vogel, Kevin Cirilli - Posted August 7, 2014
The results of Round 1 of Fishbowl Superlatives are in. Last week, we asked y'all to name the Hottest TV Personality, Most in Need of a Reality Show, and the Future/Former Boy Band Member. Nearly 5,000 votes later, we ... [PRNewser]

FishbowlDC Round 1 Superlative Winners: Jake Tapper, Ken Vogel, Kevin Cirilli - Posted August 7, 2014
The results of Round 1 of Fishbowl Superlatives are in. Last week, we asked y'all to name the Hottest TV Personality, Most in Need of a Reality Show, and the Future/Former Boy Band Member. Nearly 5,000 votes later, we ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Tribune Rebrands | Gannett to Split, Buy Cars.com - Posted August 5, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Tribune Rebrands | Gannett to Split, Buy Cars.com - Posted August 5, 2014
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FOX5's Steve Chenevey, The Hill's Kevin Cirilli, POLITICO's Ken Vogel Leading Superlatives - Posted August 4, 2014
Last week we announced nominees in FishbowlDC's 2014 Summer Superlatives in three categories Hottest TV Personality, Most in Need of a Reality Show, and Future/Former Boy Band Members. Before we announce Round 2 of 3, we're here wi... [FishbowlDC]

More Cable News Hosts Head to Israel - Posted August 4, 2014
Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity and CNN's Jake Tapper and Anderson Cooper ar... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Delivers Statement From White House Briefing Room - Posted August 1, 2014
President Obama delivered a statement from the White House Briefing Room this afternoon on the economy and Washington gridlock. The cable and broadcast networks had live coverage of the press conference, which included questions from the press after the President delivered his remarks. "Good Morning America" weekend news anchor Ron Claiborne anchored... [TVNewser]

Voting Now Live for Round 1 of FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives 2014 - Posted July 31, 2014
Well here we are - at the start of FishbowlDC's 2014 Summer Superlatives, ready for you to cast your votes for those nominated in three categories: Hottest TV Personality, Most in Need of a Reality Show, and Future/Former Boy Band Members... [FishbowlDC]

July 2014 Ratings: CNN #2 in Total Day, Primetime Demo - Posted July 29, 2014
Fueled by a busy news month, CNN was the #2 cable news network in total day, behind only Fox News, in July. In primetime, CNN was third in total viewers and second in the A25-54 demographic. The ratings for July 2014 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): Primetime (Mon-Sun): 514,000 Total Vie... [TVNewser]

Freelance Journalist's Reporting on Downed Plane Draws Kudos From Anderson Cooper - Posted July 18, 2014
When breaking news situations like the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 happen, networks often depend on eyewitnesses and citizen journalists for initial coverage. Over the last 24 hours, one of those journalists has been Noah Sneider. Sneider is an American freelance journalist... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, July 17 - Posted July 18, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 341 | MSNBC: 91 | CNN: 276 | HLN: 113 Primetime: FNC: 570 | MSNBC: 184 | CNN: 488 | HLN: 131 4p: 5p: 6p 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

John McCain Headlines CNN and NJ's 'Politics on Tap' - Posted July 18, 2014
[caption id="attachment_129570" align="alignleft" width="368"] John McCain, CNN's Jake Tapper, and NJ's Ron Fournier[/caption] Last night at Sixth Engine, CNN and National Journal hosted "Politics on Tap," a joint interview by CNN's Jake Tapper ... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Pivot From Ukraine to Gaza as Israel Launches Ground Offensive - Posted July 17, 2014
Shortly before 4pmET, cable and broadcast networks turned from Ukraine -- where they have spent most of the day reporting on Malyasia Airlines flight 17, which was shot down near the Russian border this morning -- to Gaza, where Israel has just launched a ground offensive after several days of violence... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: News Crews Witness Airstrike | Time Warner Stock Surges - Posted July 17, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: News Crews Witness Airstrike | Time Warner Stock Surges - Posted July 17, 2014
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CNN's Jake Tapper Speaks to WSJ Reporter in Gaza on Strike that Left 4 Children Dead - Posted July 16, 2014
On this afternoon's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," the CNN host spoke over the phone with The Wall Street Journal's Middle East correspondent Nick Casey for what proved to be a very intense interview. Casey was located near where a recent strike took place in Gaza that left several dead, including four... [PRNewser]

Team 'Press Pass' Prevails at National Journal's Political Pursuit - Posted July 10, 2014
[caption id="attachment_129185" align="alignright" width="360"] Winning team "Press Pass"[/caption] Last night at the Newseum, National Journal hosted its sixth annual Political Pursuit, a "game show" on political trivia with members of Congress, the press that cover them, and political "insiders." The evening was... [FishbowlDC]

CNN and National Journal to Host 'Politics on Tap' with Sen. John McCain - Posted July 9, 2014
Look out BuzzFeed Brews. There's a new beer drinking news platform in town. CNN and National Journal are joining forces to explore the midterm elections the best way possible...with a cold one in hand. Dubbed "Politics on Tap," the program will feature an interview by C... [PRNewser]

CNN and National Journal to Host 'Politics on Tap' with Sen. John McCain - Posted July 9, 2014
Look out BuzzFeed Brews. There's a new beer drinking news platform in town. CNN and National Journal are joining forces to explore the midterm elections the best way possible...with a cold one in hand. Dubbed "Politics on Tap," the program will feature an interview by C... [FishbowlDC]

Good Question | Welcome Aboard | Proceed with Caution - Posted July 8, 2014
FishbowlDC: CNN's Jake Tapper wonders "Why Washington won't work." He's going to... [GalleyCat]

The P.M. Ticker: Targeting, Thomas, Tapper - Posted July 8, 2014
Reporters Without Borders says the Israeli Defense Forces is deliberately targeting journalists who are covering the current flare-up of violence between Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Shawna Thomas joins "Meet the Press" as Senior Editor responsible ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Jake Tapper Explores 'Why Won't Washington Work' - Posted July 8, 2014
On today's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" on CNN, the host will launch his new series "Why Won't Washington Work," exploring seemingly simple solutions to problems that get bogged down in Washington red tape. The series, expected to continue ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 26 - Posted June 27, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 202 | MSNBC: 60 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 91 Primetime: FNC: 306 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 163 | HLN: 157 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Top 5 Stories of the Week - Posted June 20, 2014
This week's top 5 stories across the site. 1 - First Look: National Journal Redesign, to Serve Chicken and Waffles on Capitol Hill 2 - ... [FishbowlDC]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 6.20.14 - Posted June 20, 2014
From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories across Mediabistro. Lost Remote Chelsea Handler to Host Talk Show on Netflix AllFaceb... [FishbowlDC]

CBS News Toasts to 50 Years with Bill Plante - Posted June 19, 2014
As if there wasn't enough going on in DC last night (the Congressional Women's Softball Game, ... [FishbowlDC]

Broadcast, Cable Networks Cover Obama Iraq Statement - Posted June 19, 2014
In a statement from the White House briefing room this afternoon, President Obama said the U.S. is prepared to take "targeted and precise" military action in Iraq, but reinforced his earlier decision that American troops will not be returning to combat in the region. The broadcast and cable news networks all had... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper and Mark Leibovich Interview Each Other on How to Make it in This Town - Posted June 19, 2014
[caption id="attachment_128223" align="alignright" width="368"] Jake Tapper. Photo credit: Janet Donovan[/caption] Wednesday night at Hogo, 826DC hosted an event on "How to Make it in This Town" with New York Times best selling authors ... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Has a Message for Tweeters: 'You Can't Delete A Prayer' - Posted June 10, 2014
Appearing on "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Jake Tapper had a message for Twitter users who fluctuated on their support for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl before and after his rescue. "The best is the people who had tweeted their thoughts and prayers to Bowe Bergdahl, and then all this stuff happened, and they... [TVNewser]

CNN's Jake Tapper Joins Seth Meyers, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Sits Down with Jimmy Fallon - Posted June 9, 2014
Looking for a laugh? Look no further than tonight's comedy lineup where CNN host of "The Lead" Jake Tapper will sit down with ... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper: They're Not Going to Free Members of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' - Posted June 5, 2014
Somehow, a famous Beatles album became part of the discussion this afternoon while Jake Tapper and Senator John McCain discussed the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "Senator, they're ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tapper: They're Not Going to Free Members of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' - Posted June 5, 2014
Somehow, a famous Beatles album became part of the discussion this afternoon while Jake Tapper and Senator John McCain discussed the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "Senator, they're ... [FishbowlNY]

Tapper: They're Not Going to Free Members of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' - Posted June 5, 2014
Somehow, a famous Beatles album became part of the discussion this afternoon while Jake Tapper and Senator John McCain discussed the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "Senator, they're ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Jake Tapper to Interview Bergdhal's Squad Leader on Today's 'The Lead' - Posted June 4, 2014
Obama's decision to swap five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has lead headlines inside and outside the Beltway this week. And today, on CNN's "The Lead with ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Friday, May 30 - Posted June 2, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 185 | MSNBC: 95 | CNN: 71 | HLN: 105 Primetime: FNC: 262 | MSNBC: 104 | CNN: 66 | HLN: 107 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

DCNewsers In Profile: Greta, Andrea, Jake - Posted May 28, 2014
FNC's Greta Van Susteren has been deemed one of the 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes, the only on-air journalist o... [TVNewser]

Samuel Alito and Jake Tapper to Receive 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Awards - Posted May 23, 2014
At this year's Medal of Honor convention in Knoxville, Tenn., two familiar faces are set to receive 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Awards. US Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., and CNN Anchor Jake Tapper will be honored at the convention, scheduled for Sept. 10 -13. Alito, an Army veteran,... [PRNewser]

Samuel Alito and Jake Tapper to Receive 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Awards - Posted May 23, 2014
At this year's Medal of Honor convention in Knoxville, Tenn., two familiar faces are set to receive 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Awards. US Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., and CNN Anchor Jake Tapper will be honored at the convention, scheduled for Sept. 10 -13. Alito, an Army veteran,... [FishbowlDC]

The Dress HAS Arrived - Pratapas and Dayspring Set to Marry - Posted May 22, 2014
Congratulations to Lauren Pratapas, publicist to Jake Tapper and "The Lead," who just picked up THE dress before she marries Brad Dayspring, comms director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, this weekend. Join them for their weddi... [PRNewser]

CNN's Drew Griffin: Missing Plane Coverage Bought Us Time for VA Story - Posted May 22, 2014
CNN correspondent Drew Griffin tells POLITICO that his network's wall-to-wall coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 gave his in... [TVNewser]

CNN Reporter 'Caught Off Guard' by Pres. Obama's VA Statement - Posted May 21, 2014
CNN correspondent Drew Griffin, whose investigation into dozens of veterans' deaths at a Phoenix VA facility put a spotlight on potential wider spread misconduct, told Jake Tapper... [TVNewser]

Separated at Birth: Jennifer Aniston and CNN's Erin McPike - Posted May 20, 2014
As grows Americans' dislike of Congress, so does the resemblance between one CNN correspondent and another top Hollywood actress. Erin McPike, meet Jennifer Aniston... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Grills White House Chief of Staff - Posted May 17, 2014
Jake Tapper grilled White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Thursday on "The Lead" over the VA scandal that left dozens of veterans in Phoenix dead waiting for care. "How many stories like this, how many letters like this, how many dead veterans do you need before somebody asks the question within... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jake Tapper Grills White House Chief of Staff - Posted May 17, 2014
Jake Tapper grilled White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Thursday on "The Lead" over the VA scandal that left dozens of veterans in Phoenix dead waiting for care. "How many stories like this, how many letters like this, how many dead veterans do you need before somebody asks the question within... [FishbowlNY]

Jake Tapper Grills White House Chief of Staff - Posted May 17, 2014
Jake Tapper grilled White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Thursday on "The Lead" over the VA scandal that left dozens of veterans in Phoenix dead waiting for care. "How many stories like this, how many letters like this, how many dead veterans do you need before somebody asks the question within... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, May 5 - Posted May 6, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 242 | MSNBC: 83 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 89 Primetime: FNC: 291 | MSNBC: 107 | CNN: 105 | HLN: 124 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The White House Hears From Jake Tapper 'More Than Any Other Cable Host' - Posted May 3, 2014
As part of Politico Magazine's Media Issue, Reid Cherlin profiles Jake Tapper, examining whether the anchor of "The Lead" is "CNN's future -- or it's past." Tapper, who ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Fuse, Oliver, Tapper - Posted May 1, 2014
Fuse News, which was initially produced by former ABC, CBS, and CNN executive Rick Kaplan, has been cancelled. "We reached an agreement to sell Fuse to SiTV Media, and these changes are part of that transition," a spokesperson tells TVNewser. New HBO host ... [TVNewser]

Friday WHC Weekend Guide - 8 Parties, One Night - Posted April 30, 2014
Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what's to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents' Weekend. Now we're back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle! Check out the list,... [FishbowlDC]

As Missing Plane Coverage Continues, 'Crossfire' Vanishes - Posted April 10, 2014
One of CNN's signature political shows remains off the air, despite the easing up of near-nonstop coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Today marks one month since "Crossfire" last aired. But it's not for a lack of political news: the Affordable Care Act ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, April 7 - Posted April 8, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 238 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 178 | HLN: 66 Primetime: FNC: 374 | MSNBC: 154 | CNN: 219 | HLN: 92 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Walters' Retirement Set | Vox.com Goes Live | Megaupload Sued - Posted April 8, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Walters' Retirement Set | Vox.com Goes Live | Megaupload Sued - Posted April 8, 2014
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Tapper Takes Morgan's Time Slot for a Test Drive - Posted April 7, 2014
With "Piers Morgan Live" now but a distant memory, the competition for Morgan's old slot has begun in earnest. Tonight, Jake Tapper starts a week of double shift duty -he will host both a 4:00 pm and a 9:00 pm version of "The Lead" -in an effort to show that... [PRNewser]

Tapper Takes Morgan's Time Slot for a Test Drive - Posted April 7, 2014
With "Piers Morgan Live" now but a distant memory, the competition for Morgan's old slot has begun in earnest. Tonight, Jake Tapper starts a week of double shift duty -he will host both a 4:00 pm and a 9:00 pm version of "The Lead" -in an effort to show that... [FishbowlDC]

Awards Season: Peabodys, Headliners, Christophers - Posted April 2, 2014
In addition to the Peabody Awards announced today on "CBS This Morning," the Christopher Awards, which honor media "that affirm the highest values of the human spirit," were announced. And earlier this week the National Headliner Awards "recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry," were announced by the Press Club of... [TVNewser]

Q1 2014 Ratings: Despite Strong March, CNN Third For the Quarter - Posted April 1, 2014
CNN had its third-lowest overall quarter in primetime total viewers in 23 years (since 1991), ranking behind only the second quarter of 2012 and the ... [TVNewser]

Dan Savage on his HUMP! Tour, Sex in DC, and the GOP - Posted March 20, 2014
Earlier today, FishbowlDC had the opportunity to speak with love and sex advice columnist Dan Savage, in advance of the DC stop of his amateur adult film festival, H... [FishbowlDC]

Here's the Reason Behind CNN's 'Poaching' From ABC - Posted March 19, 2014
The New York Post reports... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, March 12 - Posted March 13, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 284 | MSNBC: 138 | CNN: 229 | HLN: 97 Primetime: FNC: 360 | MSNBC: 213 | CNN: 309 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Newsweek Controversy | Mexico Moves on Telco | NJ President Out - Posted March 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Newsweek Controversy | Mexico Moves on Telco | NJ President Out - Posted March 10, 2014
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CNN Sells iPad News App Zite to Social Magazine App Flipboard - Posted March 5, 2014
As our sister-site TVNewser reported earlier, CNN has sold iPad news app Zite to social magazine application Flipboard after it acquired Zite just three years ago. ... [Lost Remote]

Jake Tapper, A Better Human Than You, Adopts a Soldier - Posted March 3, 2014
Jake Tapper and the crew at "The Lead" have adopted a soldier and are sending him a care package. Makes ya feel warm and fuzzy because there is still some good left in the world / terrible because you will not do this, probably. #TheLead has "adopted" a US soldier in Afghanistan... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper, A Better Human Than You, Adopts a Soldier - Posted March 3, 2014
Jake Tapper and the crew at "The Lead" have adopted a soldier and are sending him a care package. Makes ya feel warm and fuzzy because there is still some good left in the world / terrible because you will not do this, probably. #TheLead has "adopted" a US soldier in Afghanistan... [PRNewser]

Jake Tapper and 'The Lead' Adopt an American Soldier - Posted March 3, 2014
CNN's Jake Tapper and his show "The Lead" have adopted an American soldier serving in Afghanistan through the "Homefront Hugs" program. Tapper tweeted out the care package being sent to one of America's servicemen. #TheLead has "adopted" a US sol... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 25 - Posted February 26, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 235 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 75 | HLN: 62 Primetime: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 165 | CNN: 87 | HLN: 71 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 25 - Posted February 26, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 235 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 75 | HLN: 62 Primetime: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 165 | CNN: 87 | HLN: 71 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, February 25 - Posted February 26, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 235 | MSNBC: 112 | CNN: 75 | HLN: 62 Primetime: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 165 | CNN: 87 | HLN: 71 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

Jake Tapper Can't Figure Out Why Women Would Disagree With Other Women - Posted February 26, 2014
Jake Tapper interviewed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on CNN's "The Lead" today about her legislation to put sexual assault cases in the military under civilian control. What struck us about the interview, is how Tapper seemed to get stuck on the whole "women disagreein... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Can't Figure Out Why Women Would Disagree With Other Women - Posted February 26, 2014
Jake Tapper interviewed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on CNN's "The Lead" today about her legislation to put sexual assault cases in the military under civilian control. What struck us about the interview, is how Tapper seemed to get stuck on the whole "women disagreein... [PRNewser]

February 2014 Ratings: CNN Down in Total Day, Primetime - Posted February 25, 2014
CNN continues to struggle finding its footing without major breaking news: the network lost a quarter of its audience in total day and a third of its audience in primetime in February. This month was the network's third-lowest rated month ever in primetime total viewers. The ratings for February 2014 (Nielsen... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper's Biggest Twitter Regret - Posted February 10, 2014
CNN anchor (and prolific Tweeter) Jake Tapper talks to Zap2it about Twitter, calling it "irreplaceable as a source of info... [TVNewser]

Tapper's Book Headed to the Big Screen - Posted February 7, 2014
Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, Oscar nominated screenwriters of The Fighter, have acquired the rights to The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, written by CNN chief Washington correspondent and host of "The Lead," Jake Tapper. The Outpost ... [FishbowlDC]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted February 6, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television persona... [FishbowlDC]

TV Newsers React to Super Bowl - Posted February 3, 2014
Some of TV News' top talent offered interesting commentary on the Super Bowl, both at the game, and on social media. From the stands at MetLife Stadium, Sean Hannity shared one of the rare bright moments for the Broncos: Started well pic.twitter.com/ZxyYsI3OwV -- Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) ... [TVNewser]

Weekend Shows Preview, 1.31 - 2.2 - Posted January 31, 2014
Who's on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked: CBS's "Face the Nation": Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), WH Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Rudy Giuliani, Harvard's David Gergen, Michael Gerson of WaPo, ... [FishbowlDC]

Public Affairs Preview, 1.31 - 2.2 - Posted January 31, 2014
Who's on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked: CBS's "Face the Nation": Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), WH Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Rudy Giuliani, Harvard's David Gergen, Michael Gerson of WaPo, ... [PRNewser]

The Big Gets: Knox, Rodman, Pres. Obama - Posted January 31, 2014
Some exclusive gets across TV news this morning, including an emotional Amanda Knox who vowed to fight her second guilty murder verdict in an interview with Robin Roberts... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 29 - Posted January 30, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 293 | MSNBC: 199 | CNN: 152 | HLN: 79 Primetime: FNC: 417 | MSNBC: 321 | CNN: 169 | HLN: 100 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, January 29 - Posted January 30, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 293 | MSNBC: 199 | CNN: 152 | HLN: 79 Primetime: FNC: 417 | MSNBC: 321 | CNN: 169 | HLN: 100 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

Jake Tapper Gets First Post SOTU Interview With Pres. Obama - Posted January 29, 2014
CNN's Jake Tapper will interview President Obama for the president's first interview after his State of the Union address. As we ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper Scores First Obama Interview After SOTU - Posted January 28, 2014
CNN's Jake Tapper will interview President Obama on Friday, January 31st -the first person to do so after this year's State of the Union address. The interview will air on both New Day and during The Lead with Jake Tapper, and will cove... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Delivers 2014 State of the Union Address - Posted January 28, 2014
President Obama's fifth State of the Union address is being broadcast tonight on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Fusion, Al Jazeera, Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg and C-SPAN, as well as the Spanish-language networks. Brian Williams, Scott Pelley, ... [TVNewser]

How Do You SOTU? - Posted January 28, 2014
Sure, you can watch the big speech on plain old TV tonight if you want to, but that is by no means the only way to get your SOTU fix this year. Here's how the political media are covering their "Super Bowl" tonight: The Atlantic and National Journal will be hosting a... [FishbowlDC]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks - Posted January 26, 2014
Here's what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Cable Networks - Posted January 26, 2014
Here's what the cable news networks have planned for President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Fox News: Bret Baier will take over from ... [FishbowlNY]

CNN's Jake Tapper Asks Question During Edward Snowden's Twitter Q&A - Posted January 23, 2014
Edward Snowden's Twitter Q&A which began 80 minutes ago has been quite informative and even featured a question from Jake Tapper, host of CNN's The Lead. Below is ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 14 - Posted January 15, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 273 | MSNBC: 152 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 75 Primetime: FNC: 362 | MSNBC: 279 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 14 - Posted January 15, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 273 | MSNBC: 152 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 75 Primetime: FNC: 362 | MSNBC: 279 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 14 - Posted January 15, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 273 | MSNBC: 152 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 75 Primetime: FNC: 362 | MSNBC: 279 | CNN: 120 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Will Tamron Hall Stay with NBC? - Posted January 14, 2014
It's contract time for MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall, who also fills in on "Today." TVGuide reports Hall is negotiating for a co-host role on the thi... [TVNewser]

In Case You Missed It: Tom Sherwood, Chemical Company Exec Get Roughed Up - Posted January 14, 2014
Good reads from across the web you might have missed: Vince Grey's campaign strategy: beat up Tom Sherwood -both figuratively and literally. by ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Friday, January 10 - Posted January 13, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 191 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 276 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 148 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10/10:30p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, January 10 - Posted January 13, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 191 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 276 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 148 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10/10:30p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Friday, January 10 - Posted January 13, 2014
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 261 | MSNBC: 191 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 266 | MSNBC: 276 | CNN: 101 | HLN: 148 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10/10:30p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

In Defense of Jake Tapper - Posted January 12, 2014
Embattled CNN anchor Jake Tapper took to Facebook last night to defend himself against the onslaught of criticism he has received over his Friday interview with former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. "We need to have open, honest, and yes u... [PRNewser]

In Defense of Jake Tapper - Posted January 12, 2014
Embattled CNN anchor Jake Tapper took to Facebook last night to defend himself against the onslaught of criticism he has received over his Friday interview with former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. "We need to have open, honest, and yes u... [FishbowlDC]

FBDC FaceRace: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC analyzed the Facebook pages of some of DC's biggest television pe... [FishbowlDC]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television personali... [PRNewser]

FBDC Tweeterboard: Washington Anchors - Posted January 3, 2014
Yesterday we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications, now it's time to turn our attention to those network anchors who call our fair city home. FishbowlDC took a look at the Twitter followers of some of DC's biggest television personali... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Resolves to be More Jewish in 2014 - Posted December 30, 2013
We here at FishbowlDC long ago gave up any pretense at self-improvement. But other DC journos aren't quite as jaded. Lesser-known Bezos property The Express has talked to some local journos about their new year's resolutions -and the results are revealing. For example: Jake Tapper wants to go to mo... [FishbowlDC]

'Reliable Sources' Reviews Changes at Fox News, CNN - Posted December 30, 2013
The shakeups at both Fox News and CNN were analyzed on "Reliable Sources" year-in-review show, with the panel agreeing cable news networks are trying to create new buzz to counter shrinking ratings. TalkingPointMemo's Hunter Walker... [TVNewser]

BuzzFeed Wonders: Whither the Sunday Show? - Posted December 27, 2013
Notorious over-GIFer Dorsey Shaw at BuzzFeed thinks that Sunday Shows, as an institution, are doing it all wrong. He's done some thinking on the matter and come up with... [FishbowlDC]

David Zurawik Has 'Lost Faith' in '60 Minutes' and CNN - Posted December 23, 2013
Baltimore Sun television critic David Zurawik delivers blistering commentary on the state of the news media in his latest column. "After decades of writing about ... [TVNewser]

The 10 Biggest TV News Stories of 2013 - Posted December 23, 2013
How to describe a year in which TV news had more turnovers than Pepperidge Farm? Business as usual. The dramatic departures and arrivals of A-List talent weren't the only big story of 2013, of course. Two new networks launched. Fox News made some major changes in its prime-time line... [TVNewser]

Politico Media Panel Agrees Media 'Leans Left' - Posted December 19, 2013
A Politico Playbook panel with CNN's Jake Tapper, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, the New York Times' ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper's Most Emotional Story to Cover - Posted December 16, 2013
Jake Tapper recently spoke to Real Clear Politics about the most emotionall... [TVNewser]

Journos Convene Secret Year End Meeting To Plot Fate of Nation - Posted December 13, 2013
A secret cabal of journalists will gather next Wednesday at their lair in Washington, DC, -known as the Newseum -to plot the fate of our nation for the year to come, FishbowlDC has learned. Peter Baker, ... [FishbowlDC]

Politifact Lie of the Year: "You Can Keep It" - Posted December 12, 2013
Suck it Obama! You done been called out! Jake Tapper labeled Barack Obama "Liar-in-Chief" just moments ago on his show, "The Lead". Well actually it was Politifact (and 59% of the country) who bequeathed the title upon POTUS, declaring that the now-i... [PRNewser]

Politifact Lie of the Year: "You Can Keep It" - Posted December 12, 2013
Suck it Obama! You done been called out! Jake Tapper labeled Barack Obama "Liar-in-Chief" just moments ago on his show, "The Lead". Well actually it was Politifact (and 59% of the country) who bequeathed the title upon POTUS, declaring that the now-i... [FishbowlDC]

Capital New York's Sexiest 60-Second Interview Yet - Posted December 10, 2013
One of the features of Capital New York's brand new "Media Pro" morning newsletter is something called The 60-Second Interview. Participants so far have included Curbed CEO Lockhart Steele, Hollywood Reporter editorial director ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Capital New York's Sexiest 60-Second Interview Yet - Posted December 10, 2013
One of the features of Capital New York's brand new "Media Pro" morning newsletter is something called The 60-Second Interview. Participants so far have included Curbed CEO Lockhart Steele, Hollywood Reporter editorial director ... [FishbowlNY]

Live-to-Tape Goes Very Wrong for CNN - Posted December 10, 2013
There was an embarrassing mix-up on "ICYMI" last night between Brooke Baldwin and Jake Tapper and ICN was watching. The two had taped a segment about Presidents ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 2 - Posted December 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 279 | MSNBC: 149 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 99 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 98 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 2 - Posted December 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 279 | MSNBC: 149 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 99 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 98 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Monday, December 2 - Posted December 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 279 | MSNBC: 149 | CNN: 102 | HLN: 99 Primetime: FNC: 302 | MSNBC: 176 | CNN: 128 | HLN: 98 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11/11:30p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

FishbowlDC Interview with Cap File's Elizabeth Thorp - Posted November 21, 2013
Elizabeth Thorp has been in DC for 21 years (she moved here when she was 10, y'all), and thought she was perfectly happy working in PR and politics (and creating the upscale travel site Poshbrood.com) t... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Interview with Cap File's Elizabeth Thorp - Posted November 21, 2013
Elizabeth Thorp has been in DC for 21 years (she moved here when she was 10, y'all), and thought she was perfectly happy working in PR and politics (and creating the upscale travel site Poshbrood.com) t... [PRNewser]

DC Journo-Land: It's Not All Meanness and Backbiting - Posted November 21, 2013
Tis the season y'all! The holidays bring out the best in everyone (except Uncle Ray, in which case the holidays just bring out conspiracy theories) and DC Journo-Land is no exception. Some of DC's biggest names -and their ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, November 19 - Posted November 20, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 139 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 73 Primetime: FNC: 450 | MSNBC: 257 | CNN: 157 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, November 19 - Posted November 20, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 139 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 73 Primetime: FNC: 450 | MSNBC: 257 | CNN: 157 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, November 19 - Posted November 20, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 319 | MSNBC: 139 | CNN: 106 | HLN: 73 Primetime: FNC: 450 | MSNBC: 257 | CNN: 157 | HLN: 93 4p: 5p: 6/6:30p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Media Newsfeed: 538 Announces Hires | Vargas Leaves Rehab | Tapper Subs for Burnett - Posted November 20, 2013
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Morning Media Newsfeed: 538 Announces Hires | Vargas Leaves Rehab | Tapper Subs for Burnett - Posted November 20, 2013
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CNN Experimenting With Late Nights - Posted November 19, 2013
Almost a year into Jeff Zucker's tenure as CNN Worldwide president, and the network continues to experiment with the lineup, this time in late night. CNN will give two new shows three-week trial runs beginning Dec. 2. As w... [TVNewser]

Baby Burnett Out, Tapper In - Posted November 19, 2013
[caption id="attachment_119967" align="alignright" width="406"] Jake Tapper (L) gets ready to fill in for Erin Burnett (R) for three weeks in December. (Disclaimer: THESE ARE NOT ACTUALLY JAKE TAPPER AND ERIN BURNETT'S BELLIES!)[/caption] Erin Burnett is going on maternity l... [FishbowlDC]

Here's What the Broadcast and Cable Networks Have Planned For Election Day - Posted November 5, 2013
Here's what the cable and broadcast networks have planned for tonight's Election Day coverage: Fox News: Bret Baier will anchor live cut-ins with election results during normal primetime programming. Carl Cameron... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Friday, November 1 - Posted November 4, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 255| MSNBC: 151 | CNN: 147 | HLN: 73 Primetime: FNC: 398 | MSNBC: 241 | CNN: 201| HLN: 82 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10/10:30p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

October 2013 Ratings: CNN Still Third, As Shows See Growth - Posted October 29, 2013
CNN finishes October in third place among the news networks, but experiencing less less of a loss than their cable counterparts and seeing growth among all weekday programs. Compared to October, 2012, CNN is down -45% among total viewers and down -50% in the demo in primetime. The total day losses... [TVNewser]

Secret Service Agent Saw White House Staff Dancing Like Seinfeld's Elaine - Posted October 24, 2013
As you might imagine, ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is not warming the hearts of his former bosses these days. He's also not on the best of terms with his own brother, a Secret Service agent whose team was entwined in the Colombia prostitute scandal last year. "It has strained o... [FishbowlDC]

As Debt Vote Looms, Cable News Channels Weigh Options - Posted October 16, 2013
As Congress prepare to vote on a possible compromise in the government shutdown/debt ceiling battle, cable news executives are keeping an eye on things to see how it develops. If the deal falls through, or the votes go late, expect live coverage through primetime and beyond. As of now Fox News is... [TVNewser]

Bill Weir is Joining CNN - Posted October 11, 2013
Bill Weir is joining CNN, TVNewser has learned. As we reported earlier, Weir is leaving ABC his TV home since 2004. At CNN, Weir will work... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper On Media Bias, White House Press Briefings And CNN - Posted October 9, 2013
CNN anchor Jake Tapper participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" discussion today, and it was illuminating. T... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 9, 2013
Things that make you go huh? "the H is O" -- CNN's Jake Tapper. To which a follower wondered, "The W the F does that mean?" TPM"s Igor Bob... [FishbowlDC]

Love Him, Despise Him, There's an Earnest Quality to Ben Shapiro's Walk Toward the Fire - Posted October 8, 2013
Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro isn't necessarily an angry person, but he plays one on TV, on Twitter and on a new site he's spearheading called TruthRevolt, a new media outlet he hopes... [PRNewser]

Love Him, Despise Him, There's an Earnest Quality to Ben Shapiro's Walk Toward the Fire - Posted October 8, 2013
Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro isn't necessarily an angry person, but he plays one on TV, on Twitter and on a new site he's spearheading called TruthRevolt, a new media outlet he hopes... [FishbowlDC]

The Top Cable News Programs In Q3 2013 Were... - Posted October 3, 2013
The top cable news programs for the third quarter of 2013 were an awfully familiar bunch, with stalwarts generally leading their respective channels. Thst said, further down the list of top programs, there were a few notable surprises. Fox News led the way per usual, securing the top 13 programs in total... [TVNewser]

Media Critic's Cancer is in Remission - Posted October 2, 2013
Journalists in Washington and elsewhere may want media critic Richard Grenell to go away -- in the polite sense -- just get the hell out of their faces sort of thing. But he's not going anywhere. In fact, Grenell's cancer is in remission. He t... [FishbowlDC]

Q3 2013 Ratings: CNN #2 in Total Day, #3 in Primetime - Posted October 1, 2013
CNN was second in total day and third in primetime for the third quarter of 2013, topping MSNBC in total day for the second straight quarter. From "New Day" through primetime, all of CNN's weekday programs are up compared to the year-ago quarter. The ratings for Q3 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans for President Obama's Speech - Posted September 10, 2013
The broadcast and cable news networks have planned special reports ahead of President Obama's primetime address tonight. Here's what they have planned for the speech, which is scheduled for 9pmET. NBC News: Brian... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama Gives Interviews Ahead of Address to the Nation on Syria - Posted September 7, 2013
President Obama is sitting down with anchors from six networks Monday as he pushes his case for strikes on Syria. ABC's Diane Sawyer, CBS's Scott Pelley, NBC's Brian Williams, PBS's ... [TVNewser]

The Battle of the Twitterati - Posted September 3, 2013
New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer blog has a compelling series of charts out today on members of Congress and their preferred Twitter followers. Heavy hitters include The Hill, Politico, C-SPAN and Roll Call, which make both Democratic and Republican lists. But this has to burn a li... [FishbowlDC]

Here Are The TV News Reporters Congress Follows on Twitter - Posted September 3, 2013
TV news reporters and anchors are terrific sources of news and analysis when it comes to Congress. So it isn't surprising that members of Congress aggressively follow certain members of the news media on Twitter. New York... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper Presents Second Special Ahead of Medal of Honor Ceremony - Posted August 17, 2013
CNN's Jake Tapper presents his second hour-long special for the network, tied to his bestselling book "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor." "Jake Tapper Reports: An Unlikely Hero" tells the story of Army Staff Sergeant ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 14, 2013
The "It's not about me" line may not work for Weiner "Dumbest line at debate- [Anthony] Weiner: 'this is not about me or anyone else on this stage' Yes it is, that's the point of this debate!" -- WOR Radio's Mark Simone... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Leads To Love and Journalism - Posted August 7, 2013
If you didn't know, Twitter has changed everything. It's given us more insight into journalists' and newsmakers' personalities--the quirks, the foibles, the preternatural ability to crack wonky and bad jokes--all in under 140 characters. Even Jake ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Rebranding 11 AM Hour As 'Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield' - Posted August 6, 2013
CNN is rebranding the 11 AM hour of "CNN Newsroom" as "Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield" starting Monday, August 12, TVNewser has learned. Banfield has been anchoring the 11 AM hour for over a year, but the new branding will let ... [TVNewser]

Sean Hannity To Interview RNC Chairman Reince Priebus About NBC, CNN Letters - Posted August 5, 2013
Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity will interview RNC chairman Reince Priebus tonight about... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sean Hannity To Interview RNC Chairman Reince Priebus About NBC, CNN Letters - Posted August 5, 2013
Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity will interview RNC chairman Reince Priebus tonight about... [FishbowlNY]

Sean Hannity To Interview RNC Chairman Reince Priebus About NBC, CNN Letters - Posted August 5, 2013
Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity will interview RNC chairman Reince Priebus tonight about... [TVNewser]

Summer Superlatives 2013: Most Respected Journalist in Washington - Posted August 5, 2013
This is a tough category. But today we ask you to help determine who is Washington's most respected journalist. The lineup of contestants includes USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, WaPo... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Daily Mail's David Martosko - Posted August 1, 2013
Say hello to Daily Mail's U.S. Editor David Martosko... [PRNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Daily Mail's David Martosko - Posted August 1, 2013
Say hello to Daily Mail's U.S. Editor David Martosko... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Among DC's '50 Most Beautiful' - Posted July 31, 2013
The Hill released its 2013 "50 Most Beautiful" feature today, and a number of TV news staffers made the list. Leading the pack was CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who clocked in at number 11. His inclusion actually came up before his program this aft... [TVNewser]

The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful is Out! - Posted July 31, 2013
This morning we woke up and it's like Christmas in July. By the crack of dawn FBDC's Peter Ogburn had already taken a deep dive into The Hill's annual 50 Most Beautiful list and a mildly filthy one at that. And thank God, because what would our day look like without... [FishbowlDC]

July 2013 Ratings: CNN #2, Topping MSNBC For Third Straight Month - Posted July 30, 2013
Bolstered by a busy news month that included the George Zimmerman trial, the Asiana Airlines plane crash and the birth of the Royal Baby, CNN placed second in both Total Day and primetime, topping MSNBC for the third consecutive month. Every hour of the network's programming was up double digits in... [TVNewser]

July 2013 Ratings: CNN #2, Topping MSNBC For Third Straight Month - Posted July 30, 2013
Bolstered by a busy news month that included the George Zimmerman trial, the Asiana Airlines plane crash and the birth of the Royal Baby, CNN placed second in both Total Day and primetime, topping MSNBC for the third consecutive month. Every hour of the network's programming was up double digits in... [morningmedianewsfeed]

July 2013 Ratings: CNN #2, Topping MSNBC For Third Straight Month - Posted July 30, 2013
Bolstered by a busy news month that included the George Zimmerman trial, the Asiana Airlines plane crash and the birth of the Royal Baby, CNN placed second in both Total Day and primetime, topping MSNBC for the third consecutive month. Every hour of the network's programming was up double digits in... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 30, 2013
HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS: "Some people call it dinner, I call it my nightly FEAST" -- WUSA9's Social Media Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Carlos Dangerously-Named Journos - Posted July 24, 2013
Anthony Weiner admitted yesterday to using the online alias Carlos Danger to carry on a strange Internet affair with a 22-year-old woman. If you're anything like us, that got you wondering how Weiner came up with such a great alias. Already having graced the news media by havin... [FishbowlDC]

Journos Who Could be Porn Stars - Posted July 23, 2013
Which Washington journalists have names that could easily be those of porn stars? As it turns out, quite a few. Now before everyone flips out (not that Washington journalists would ever do that), we're talking about their actual names and not insinuating that these esteemed members of the media ... [AgencySpy]

Eliot Spitzer's Not-So-Friendly Return To CNN - Posted July 18, 2013
It was just three short years ago that CNN hired former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to serve as the co-host (alongside Kathleen Parker) on a primetime debate program, "Parker/Spitzer." The show would be quickly rebranded as ... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, July 11 - Posted July 12, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 265 | MSNBC: 128 | CNN: 274 | HLN: 288 Primetime: FNC: 339 | MSNBC: 202 | CNN: 273 | HLN: 362 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Tapper Was 'Talked Into' Soap Opera Cameo - Posted July 10, 2013
As we previously reported, CNN's Jake Tapper is slated to appear on "All My Children" on August 19. But what some may not know is Tapper had to be coaxed into the role. Come on, no eye rolling! As much as many in Washington seek the limelight... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 5, 2013
"At the pool for the 4th" -- CQ Roll Call's Rebecca Shabad... [FishbowlDC]

Q2 2013 Ratings: CNN Tops MSNBC in Primetime For the First Time Since 2009 - Posted July 2, 2013
With double digit growth across the board, CNN was the second most-watched cable news network for the second quarter of 2013. The network topped MSNBC in primetime in both Total Viewers and the A25-54 demographic for the first time since 2009. The ratings for Q2 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data): ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Jake Tapper to Pine Valley - Posted June 18, 2013
CNN's "The Lead" hid the big news in paragraph 17 of a story published on CNN.com Monday night about soaps returning from the dead. And oh, they are. But what, they had to make Jake Tapper's upcoming appearance on ABC's "All My Children" the Buri... [PRNewser]

10 Journos You Don't Want to Fight on Twitter - Posted June 11, 2013
We're not sure what we did for entertainment before we could watch what probably should be journalists' private feuds unfold in public on Twitter. For all the talk about teens who have no social-networking shame... [FishbowlDC]

Stroumboulopoulos Meets Stephanopoulos Ahead of CNN Debut - Posted June 8, 2013
CNN's new talk show host, George Stroumboulopoulos, made the TV rounds on his new channel and elsewhere this week to promote his new series "Stroumboulopoulos." First, the important thing: Stroumboulopoulos finally went face... [TVNewser]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 8 - Posted June 7, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 283 | MSNBC: 83 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 400 | MSNBC: 129 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 170 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 8 - Posted June 7, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 283 | MSNBC: 83 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 112 Primetime: FNC: 400 | MSNBC: 129 | CNN: 104 | HLN: 170 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [FishbowlNY]

Where Is Breitbart News's John Nolte Getting His Intel? - Posted June 6, 2013
The latest in a series of scandals rocked the Obama administration Thursday, when it was reported that the National Security Agency has been collecting hoards of Verizon phone records. Most people learned about that one, first reported by The Guardian's ... [FishbowlDC]

NSA/Verizon Story Spurs New Round Of Privacy Coverage on TV - Posted June 6, 2013
A report from The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, which reveals that the NSA has been securing mobile phone data from millions of its customers, has spurred a new round of privacy coverage on cable news. NBC's... [TVNewser]

Separated at Birth: CNN's Jake Tapper - Posted June 5, 2013
We got pulled in different directions on this one. On one hand, CNN's Jake Tapper has a little Ben Affleck in him. On the other? Ed Helms of "The Office" and previously "The Daily Show." Also...ever wonder what Tapper's hair would look like if it wasn't slicked back or trimmed neatly... [FishbowlDC]

Grenell, Tapper Sling Mud on Twitter - Posted June 5, 2013
  Former Mitt Romney Spokesman and FNC contributing media critic Richard Grenell didn't like a story he read on CNN last night. So he tweeted at CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

Weather Channel's Tornado Hunt Truck Destroyed by Tornado - Posted May 31, 2013
A severe line of weather stretching from Oklahoma City to St. Louis has kept the cable news channels in extended coverage tonight and destroyed at least one Tornado Hunt truck operated by the Weather Channel. Meteorologist Mike Bet... [TVNewser]

May 2013 Ratings: CNN Tops MSNBC For Second Straight Month - Posted May 29, 2013
CNN claimed the second-place spot among the cable news networks in primetime in May -- behind only Fox News Channel. The network also topped MSNBC in both total day and primetime for the second month in a row. The network -- which hit a 20-ye... [TVNewser]

Heckler Interrupts President Obama During Speech, Steals Some News Coverage - Posted May 23, 2013
During President Obama's speech to the National Defense University, he was interrupted a handful of times by a protester who called for him to shut down the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (video after the jump). As so often happens when there is a heckler, news coverage o... [TVNewser]

Sarah Palin Is a Big Fan Of Jake Tapper - Posted May 22, 2013
Former GOP VP candidate and Fox News contributor Sarah Palin has some kind words for CNN anchor Jake Tapper. Palin tweeted: There's something different, certainly refreshing, about Jake Tapper. I call it integrity and professionalism.... ... [TVNewser]

President Obama To Speak at 10 AM, As More Correspondents Descend On Oklahoma - Posted May 21, 2013
... [TVNewser]

Jon Karl Becomes News After Email Revelation - Posted May 20, 2013
ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl finds himself in an unusual and never comfortable position: he has become the news. Karl has released a statement expressing "regret" after it was revealed that he i... [TVNewser]

Covering Second Term Scandals - Posted May 15, 2013
Benghazi, the AP phone taps and the IRS scandal. It's been quite a few days for the Obama administration and the journalists who cover it. On Benghazi: while the president believes "there's ... [TVNewser]

Sorry, Prince Harry, Savannah's Off the Market - Posted May 13, 2013
NBC "TODAY" Show host Savannah Guthrie was all smiles this morning as she revealed her engagement to political consultant Mike Feldman, setting off a flurry of reactio... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 10, 2013
Quotes of the Day Fox News weather lady lets herself eat pie and whatever else she wants "If it's your birthday, nothing you eat ... [FishbowlDC]

TV News To Cover (And Possibly Be Part Of) Benghazi Hearing - Posted May 8, 2013
This morning starting at 11:30, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on what exactly happened during the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four people, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya. Fox News and CNN are planning live c... [TVNewser]

CNN Continues Dayside Tweaks - Posted May 6, 2013
In the aftermath of the coverage of the Boston bombing, CNN continues to tweak its lineup. A few astute viewers may have noticed that Wolf Blitzer has been filling in on "CNN Newsroom" for the last week or so at 1 PM, a ... [TVNewser]

April 2013 Ratings: CNN Places Second in Total Day and Primetime - Posted April 30, 2013
CNN claimed the second-place spot among the cable news networks in the busy news month of April, topping MSNBC in both Total Day and primetime for the first time in more than two years. The network also showed the most growth among its competition, up double digits among Total Viewers and... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 30, 2013
Quotes of the Day R-E-S-P-E-C-T: "On a certain street in Cambridge, MA. (And yes, I respected their wishes.)" -- CNN's Jake Tapper. Chelsea Handler says WHCD is a sure thing... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Boosts CNN's 4pm Hour - Posted April 24, 2013
After a slow start, Jake Tapper's new CNN show "The Lead" is giving a lift to CNN's 4pm hour. After a month on the air... [TVNewser]

'I Guess I Started Working Thursday at 5:00 a.m. and Have Been Working Straight Through' - Posted April 20, 2013
Friday night capped off a long week for local, state and federal investigators, the people of Watertown, Cambridge and Boston and the media covering the manhunt for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and this longer than most week in Boston. A few of the correspo... [TVNewser]

Boston Stations Live Overnight as Police Search For Marathon Blast Suspect - Posted April 19, 2013
It was a night of fast-moving developments in Boston, where stations were live overnight with coverage of the manhunt for the second suspect in the marathon bombings. Some notes from the coverage: WCVB's special report, anchored by ... [TVSpy]

Chaos Overnight as One Boston Blast Suspect is Dead, His Brother on the Loose - Posted April 19, 2013
A holdup at a Cambridge 7-11 store around 10pm Thursday set off an all night pursuit for the suspects in the Boston Marathon blasts. By sunrise, an MIT police officer was dead, an MBTA officer was wounded, on... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted April 18, 2013
(A sprinkling of things we think you ought to know...) Slate's Twitter guru offers rules for tweeting during catastrophe-- Jeremy Stahl, the guy who runs Slate's officia... [FishbowlDC]

Boston Bombings: Tuesday Coverage Notes - Posted April 16, 2013
Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from Boston tonight. "ABC World News with Diane Sawyer" ... [TVNewser]

Explosions at Finish Line of the Boston Marathon - Posted April 15, 2013
... [TVNewser]

Dana Perino, Jake Tapper Channel Jay-Z - Posted April 13, 2013
Inspired by Jay-Z's rap response to the controversy over his recent Cuba trip, cable news anchors tried their hand at rapping this week. On Fox News' "The Five," Dana Perino -- or "Tiny D," as she christens herself -- busted "funky fresh rhymes in a major way": Watch the latest vi... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper's 'The Lead' Getting 10 PM Replay Next Week - Posted April 11, 2013
CNN plans to fill the 10 PM slot next week with a replay of Jake Tapper's afternoon program "The Lead," TVNewser hears. Tapper's show currently airs at 4 PM ET, and does not get a replay. Placing it at 10 PM will give it significantly more reach than... [TVNewser]

Journo Insists He's Free of Ego - Posted April 10, 2013
It appears HuffPost senior political reporter Jon Ward has arrived. Where to, we're unsure. Maybe somewhere pearl-y or heavenly? On any account, any journalist who has to say he checks his ego at the door and that it isn't abo... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Plans Two-Day Special Report On Gun Background Checks - Posted April 9, 2013
CNN is getting political day during a two-day special report on firearms background checks. "Guns Under Fire: A CNN Special Report on Background Checks" will kick-off this evening on "AC360" as Dana Bash interviews former Congresswoman ... [TVNewser]

CNN Looking To Revive 'Crossfire' - Posted April 5, 2013
CNN is looking to bring back "Crossfire," TVNewser hears. The long-running political debate show was canceled in 2005. It isn't entirely clear what time the program would air, though we hear it would likely be a 30-minute format. During its original run from 1982-2005, "Crossfire" aired in both the afternoons and prim... [TVNewser]

CNN.com Getting New Homepage And Organizational Structure - Posted April 4, 2013
In a sign of just how quickly new CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is moving to change the company, the CNN.com homepage will be getting a new look this afternoon, as well as a new organizational structure. The moves carry Zucker's fingerpr... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 4, 2013
Quotes of the Day "The reality is none of us is perfect." -- Congressional GOP Primary winner Mark Sanford on CNN's "The Lead" Wednesday. As we all well know by now, Sanford lied to voters, cheated on his wife and misused taxpayer's money. On a side note...This is becoming a thing: Jake... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Sanford Press Coverage: Not Exactly an Equal Opportunity Affair - Posted April 3, 2013
Like many scandals involving sex, politicians and extramarital affairs, it's hard not to mention it each time the lawmaker pops up in the news. Think Weiner. Craig. Foley. Edwards. Vitter. Ensign. Condit.... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Sanford Press Coverage: Not Exactly an Equal Opportunity Affair - Posted April 3, 2013
Like many scandals involving sex, politicians and extramarital affairs, it's hard not to mention it each time the lawmaker pops up in the news. Think Weiner. Craig. Foley. Edwards. Vitter. Ensign. Condit.... [PRNewser]

Q1 2013 Ratings: Key Shows At CNN See Some Growth - Posted April 2, 2013
The first quarter of 2013 marks Jeff Zucker's first in charge of CNN Worldwide. Many of his changes haven't been reflected yet in the ratings (a new morning show, an experimental 10 PM show, etc) but there are a few things included in... [TVNewser]

Terry Moran Wins White House Correspondents' Association Award - Posted April 2, 2013
ABC's Terry Moran will be presented the Merriman Smith Award at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner later this month. Moran, who is not a White House correspondent, is being honored for his coverage of the Supreme Court decision ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 29, 2013
The Media Critic The new Prince book from Toure sounds interesting. - CNN's Jake Tapper Spring Fever You guys, this is ... [FishbowlDC]

The Scoreboard: Wednesday, March 27 - Posted March 28, 2013
25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 252 | MSNBC: 131 | CNN: 96 | HLN: 150 Primetime: FNC: 263 | MSNBC: 226 | CNN: 130 | HLN: 178 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: ... [TVNewser]

KTLA's Michaela Pereira Graduates to CNN - Posted March 28, 2013
Big, BIG news this morning out of KTLA. Nine-year station vet Michaela Pereira will not be hanging around to see how the whole Trib... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 26, 2013
Quotes of the Day "We're just starting our second week and we want to hear from you. How's my driving? Let us know what you like, what you think we need to work on. Email us at thelead@cnn.com." -- CNN's ... [FishbowlDC]

How Did 'The Lead' Do During Week One? - Posted March 25, 2013
Ratings are in for the first full week of "The Lead," CNN's new 4pmET program anchored by Jake Tapper. The show averaged 352,000 Total Viewers and 78,000 A25-54 viewers for the week, putting it in last place in its time slot among the cable news net... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 20, 2013
Quotes of the Day "But are you ready for this jelly?"-- CNN's Jake Tapper, employing an unusual (for Washington) twist of phrase on his new show, "The Lead." To which HuffPost Politics Editor ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 20, 2013
Quotes of the Day "But are you ready for this jelly?"-- CNN's Jake Tapper, employing an unusual (for Washington) twist of phrase on his new show, "The Lead." To which HuffPost Politics Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Ratings for 'The Lead' as Jeff Zucker Calls Jake Tapper 'the Face of the New CNN' - Posted March 19, 2013
The lead to the story about the ratings for "The Lead" is this: New CNN Show Leads from Behind. "The Lead with Jake Tapper" drew 400,000 total viewers and 87,000 in the A25-54 demo Monday -- its debut episode. The show was down in total v... [TVNewser]

CNN's Tapper Picks on Tiger Woods - Posted March 19, 2013
CNN's Jake Tapper is finding a new comfort zone. Namely reporting on things other than politics. On Monday on "The Lead" that included making fun of Tiger Woods and the golfer's plea for privacy after declaring on Facebook tha... [FishbowlDC]

Pew: MSNBC Most Opinionated Cable News Channel - Posted March 18, 2013
Within Pew's State of the News Media 2013 report, the topic of opinion versus reporting on cable news came up. As ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 18, 2013
Quotes of the Day SO FORGET ABOUT INTERVIEWING BOB WOODWARD? "I've never really understood the people who get a nasty phone call and get on TV and talk about it. It's part of the job. You do a story that they don't like, you're going to get yelled at, you listen to... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper: Jeff Zucker 'A Big Part' Of Why He Jumped - Posted March 15, 2013
[caption id="attachment_170839" align="alignright" width="300"] Credit: CNN[/caption] CNN's Jake Tapper gives a series of interviews previewing his new show "The Lead," which debuts Monday at 4 PM. Tapper tells TV Guide's ... [TVNewser]

CNN's Tapper: Palatable to Left and Right - Posted March 14, 2013
CNN's Jake Tapper has long been viewed among the few TV journalists in Washington not on Fox News who routinely gets praise from the right-wing media. In a HuffPost story Wednesday, media writer ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With Breitbart News's Lisa De Pasquale - Posted March 13, 2013
Meet Lisa De Pasquale, former CPAC director and blogger for ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: 'Lead' Day, Satellite Move, 60 at #5 - Posted March 6, 2013
The newest addition to CNN's weekday afternoon line-up, "The Lead with Jake Tapper," debuts at 4pmET Monday, March 18. Tapper left ABC News for CNN in December. MSNBC contributor Michael Smerconish is moving his daily radio show to satellite. Beginning April 15, The Michael ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 27, 2013
Quotes of the Day DOG IN SUITCASE: "Packing my things for a short vacation." -- HuffPost's Sam Stein with the accompanying photograph. ... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Zucker to Meet With NABJ to Discuss Network's State of Black Journalists - Posted February 25, 2013
CNN President Jeff Zucker is scheduled to meet today in Atlanta with the leadership of the National Association of Black Journalists to discuss the state of black journalists at the network, FishbowlDC has learned. ... [FishbowlDC]

Free Samples of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists - Posted February 21, 2013
The finalists for the 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize have been revealed, and we've collected free samples of all their books below-some of the best books released in 2012. Here's more about ... [GalleyCat]

Jake Tapper's New Show is Called 'The Lead' - Posted February 12, 2013
He's got an executive producer now Jake Tapper's new 4pm show has a name: "The Lead." "The Lead" launche... [TVNewser]

State of the Union Coverage: CNN - Posted February 11, 2013
CNN is treating tomorrow's "State of the Union" coverage like an election night, loading up on political anchors and analysts. Coverage will be led by Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Co... [TVNewser]

Federico Quadrani Leaves MSNBC for CNN, Will EP Jake Tapper Show - Posted February 11, 2013
Federico Quadrani had already passed up an opportunity to move to Washington, DC to oversee Chuck Todd's MSNBC show, but the lure of ... [TVNewser]

Clint Romesha, Subject of Tapper CNN Documentary, to Receive Medal of Honor - Posted February 11, 2013
This afternoon, President Obama will award Clinton Romesha, a former active duty staff sergeant was the subject of Jake Tapper's first CNN documentary, the Medal of Honor for valor. In the documentary, Romesha talked with Tapper about his thought... [TVNewser]

How Did Jake Tapper Do in His CNN Hosting Debut? - Posted February 8, 2013
Jake Tapper made his hosting debut on CNN last night, presenting a documentary on a soldier that s... [morningmedianewsfeed]

How Did Jake Tapper Do in His CNN Hosting Debut? - Posted February 8, 2013
Jake Tapper made his hosting debut on CNN last night, presenting a documentary on a soldier that s... [FishbowlNY]

How Did Jake Tapper Do in His CNN Hosting Debut? - Posted February 8, 2013
Jake Tapper made his hosting debut on CNN last night, presenting a documentary on a soldier that s... [TVNewser]

Chris Cuomo Making CNN Anchor Debut Tonight - Posted February 8, 2013
Former ABC News anchor Chris Cuomo will make his CNN debut tonight. According to CNN, Cuomo will be filling in for Piers Morgan on "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 PM. Cuomo will be talking about the California manhunt, and the big east coast blizzard, according to "PMT" EP Jonathan Wald. Welcome aboar... [TVNewser]

A Little Birdy Tells Us... - Posted February 7, 2013
BuzzFeed's Zeke Miller is in talks with Politico. While his Twitter bio still says BuzzFeed, he hasn't written for the site since Wednesday morning at 10a.m. -- a definite oddity in the world of Miller. What's more, ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Jim Avila to the White House - Posted February 6, 2013
ABC News President Ben Sherwood has announced that Matthew Dowd and Jim Avila will ass... [PRNewser]

John King is Safe on CNN Survivor - Posted February 5, 2013
CNN's John King, long thought to be on the outs with the network after "John King USA" went belly up and personal issues marred internal relations, has had his contract renewed. In the game of CNN Survivor, under the new regime of Pr... [PRNewser]

CNN To Debut 'Jake Tapper Reports' Documentary Thursday Night - Posted February 5, 2013
First on TVNewser: CNN's Jake Tapper will make his hosting debut for the network Thursday night, when the cable channel presents a "Jake Tapper Reports" documentary on a soldier that served at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. "An American Hero: The Uncommon Valor of Clint Romesha," will air Thursday night at... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: 'Katie', King, Esposito - Posted February 4, 2013
Katie Couric's daytime talk show is adding to its executive ranks after losing EP Jeff Zucker to CNN, according to THR's Marisa Guthrie. ... [TVNewser]

It's Official: Chris Cuomo Leaves ABC For CNN - Posted January 29, 2013
CNN and ABC News have made it official: ABC anchor Chris Cuomo is joining the cable channel to host a new morning program. "Chris is an accomplished anchor who is already an established name in morning television, as... [TVNewser]

TMZ: Chris Cuomo To Jump To CNN - Posted January 28, 2013
ABC News "20/20" anchor Chris Cuomo is planning to jump to CNN, according to TMZ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

TMZ: Chris Cuomo To Jump To CNN - Posted January 28, 2013
ABC News "20/20" anchor Chris Cuomo is planning to jump to CNN, according to TMZ... [FishbowlNY]

TMZ: Chris Cuomo To Jump To CNN - Posted January 28, 2013
ABC News "20/20" anchor Chris Cuomo is planning to jump to CNN, according to TMZ... [TVNewser]

What Kind of Anchorman Will Jake Tapper Be? 'They Don't Want Me to be Ron Burgundy' - Posted January 25, 2013
Former ABC ace Jake Tapper, who debuted on CNN Tuesday, says that his being passed over -- twice -- as 'This Week' anchor was not the reason he left the network. When ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper is Hiring - Posted January 23, 2013
CNN has posted several jobs on the Turner careers website for Jake Tapper's new show. Tapper's ... [TVNewser]

When Should Reporters Disclose Connections? - Posted January 23, 2013
Let's get this out of the way: conflicts of interest are rife in the TV news business. CBS News president (and former Fox News executive) David Rhodes is the brother of one of President Obama's advisers Ben Rhodes... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper To Make CNN Debut This Afternoon - Posted January 22, 2013
Today is Jake Tapper's first day on the job at CNN. His afternoon program may still be a few months out, but that won't stop him from appearing on-air. Tapper will make his CNN debut on "The Situation Room" with ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper Gets John King's Office - Posted January 18, 2013
Jake Tapper has yet to start his new job at CNN, but he's already got his setup in the Washington, D.C. bureau. TVNewser hears he'll be moving into John Ki... [TVNewser]

Martha Raddatz to Host New Show for ABC News/Yahoo! - Posted January 16, 2013
Starting this Friday, ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz will host a weekly show for ABCNews.com called "On the Radar." The show will offe... [TVNewser]

The Most Covered Stories And Most Utilized Correspondents Of 2012 - Posted January 16, 2013
The Tyndall Report has released its analysis of the network evening newscasts in 2012. As usual, it provides insight into the differences between the newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as who the "most valuable players" are, so to speak. ... [TVNewser]

ABC News Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi Joining '60 Minutes Sports' - Posted January 14, 2013
[caption id="attachment_162354" align="alignleft" width="220"] Credit: CBS News[/caption] ABC News correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi is joining Showtime's "60 Minutes Sports" as a contributor, TVNewser has learned. The move is something of a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ABC News Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi Joining '60 Minutes Sports' - Posted January 14, 2013
[caption id="attachment_162354" align="alignleft" width="220"] Credit: CBS News[/caption] ABC News correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi is joining Showtime's "60 Minutes Sports" as a contributor, TVNewser has learned. The move is something of a... [FishbowlNY]

Where Do The Young Turks Go from Here? - Posted January 4, 2013
As The Young Turks' tireless host Cenk Uygur reminded this week in the aftermath of the acquisition of Current TV by Al Jazeera, a key portion of the enterprise is not part of the deal. The separate online half of the weekday political analysis program is independently... [GalleyCat]

Where Do The Young Turks Go from Here? - Posted January 4, 2013
As The Young Turks' tireless host Cenk Uygur reminded this week in the aftermath of the acquisition of Current TV by Al Jazeera, a key portion of the enterprise is not part of the deal. The separate online half of the weekday political analysis program is independently... [FishbowlLA]

Ask Piranhamous Anything - Posted January 4, 2013
Today we have another installment of: "Ask Piranhamous Anything." And we do mean anything. Send your queries to FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com. This isn't an advice column -- Piranhamous does... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 4, 2013
Quotes of the Day From the Dept. of Bragiculture... "I have more Twitter followers than my hometown congressman." -- New York magazine's Social Media Coordinator Stefan Becket, whose hometown c... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- Home for the Holidays Edition HOLIDAY JOKESTER: "My favorite 2012 picture of Steve Buttry." -- Mimi Buttry, wife of Steve Buttry. But... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Jake Tapper to CNN - Posted December 20, 2012
Phase one of major changes at CNN has begun. ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is leaving the network for CNN. He will anchor a weekday program, likely in the afternoon ... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Leaving ABC News For CNN - Posted December 20, 2012
Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper is leaving ABC News for CNN. Tapper will anchor a weekday program on CNN. TVNewser hears it will be the 4pmET hour, currently filled by "The Situation Room with ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jake Tapper Leaving ABC News For CNN - Posted December 20, 2012
Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper is leaving ABC News for CNN. Tapper will anchor a weekday program on CNN. TVNewser hears it will be the 4pmET hour, currently filled by "The Situation Room with ... [FishbowlNY]

Jake Tapper Leaving ABC News For CNN - Posted December 20, 2012
Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper is leaving ABC News for CNN. Tapper will anchor a weekday program on CNN. TVNewser hears it will be the 4pmET hour, currently filled by "The Situation Room with ... [TVNewser]

Broadcasters, Cable Networks Cover President Obama's Post-Shooting Proposal - Posted December 19, 2012
As we noted earlier, the broadcast networks broke into regular programming to cover President Obama's comments on the tragic shooting in Newtown, and what his administration plans to do going forward. As predicted, the Vice President, along with cabinet officials and outside agencies, will present proposals "no later than January. The... [TVNewser]

Journos Take Verbal Beatings During Weekend Coverage of Sandy Hook Killing Spree - Posted December 17, 2012
In the midst of heated coverage of the Sandy Hook shootings this weekend, some journalists got hammered in ways they least expected. For example ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper began tweeting out the names and age... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 17, 2012
Quotes of the Day "No White House photos from family meetings. But the family of Emilie Parker, who was 6, released this on their own." -- Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports. TIPS FROM THE POOL, IN... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day CAT LOVER: HuffPost Blog Managing Editor Erin Ruberry -- "Just got home from work. Someone really wants some TLC." ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 3, 2012
Quotes of the Day West Wing Sophia: Sophia Nelson, columnist for the theGrio.com and Essence, visited the White House last week and snapped a ... [FishbowlDC]

8 Minor but Grating Thanksgiving Annoyances - Posted November 26, 2012
This past week as members of Washington's media were off stuffing themselves with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and bourbon, some managed to be acutely irritating in a whole smorgasboard of ways. See as we dissect them below. 8. From the Dept. of Bragiculture...Sen. Rob Portman... [PRNewser]

8 Minor but Grating Thanksgiving Annoyances - Posted November 26, 2012
This past week as members of Washington's media were off stuffing themselves with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and bourbon, some managed to be acutely irritating in a whole smorgasboard of ways. See as we dissect them below. 8. From the Dept. of Bragiculture...Sen. Rob Portman... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- The Holiday Edition. "Not sure what it says that a photo of me bloated with a pillow under my shirt is my most-liked Instagram photo ever." -- ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Tapper, Scott Kelley (As in Jill Kelley's Hubby) Are Fraternity Brothers From Dartmouth Days - Posted November 15, 2012
It turns out ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is loosely tied to the sex scandal surrounding Gen. David Petraeus. "True story: Jill Kelley's husband Scott was in my fraternity," Tapper ... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Promotes 'Valor' - Posted November 13, 2012
ABC News chief White House correspondent Jake Tapper is making the media rounds to talk about his new book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, which is being released today by Little, Brown and ... [TVNewser]

Networks Ready Special Reports For President Obama's First Statement Since Reelection - Posted November 9, 2012
The broadcast networks will all air special reports covering a statement from President Obama around 1 PM today. It will be President Obama's first public statements following his reelection (not counting his acceptance speech, of course). As usual, expect the cabl... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 8, 2012
Quotes of the Day Spoken like a true gentleman with bad hair "Pervert alert. Rep. Weiner is back on twitter. All girls under the age of 18, block him immediately." -- former possible thought about it for 20 minutes GOP Presidential hopeful ... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Is Ready for a Good Night's Sleep - Posted November 7, 2012
TVNewser caught up with ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper Tuesday afternoon in Chicago. Tapper, who was in the Windy City four years ago covering Pres. Obama's first election, was back again covering the re-election. It wasn't clear that Obama would win until around 11pm, a change from '08 when... [TVNewser]

The Media Scene in Chicago at Obama HQ - Posted November 6, 2012
TVNewser's Chicago-based contributor Alissa Krinsky is at the McCormick Place convention center this morning, site of Pres. Obama's election night rally. She's already spotted journalists from Australia, Canada, Japan and the Republic of Georgia. She'll also be speaking to U.S. tvnewsers including ABC's Jake Tapper, FNC's Ed Henry... [TVNewser]

In Other Jake Tapper News... - Posted November 5, 2012
In case you haven't gotten your fill of ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, tonight he'll appear on "Entertainment Tonight." This just in from the ABC News publicity department... "Jake Tapper ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Wants Tapper Out of Dept. of Bragiculture - Posted November 5, 2012
This morning we placed ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in the Department of Bragiculture for tweeting abo... [FishbowlDC]

On Election Night, Calls To Get It Right - Posted November 5, 2012
The ghost of the 2000 Presidential election continues to show itself 12 years later. If there is one thing that TV news organizations are making sure of tomorrow evening, it is that what they report needs to be right the first time. As the ... [TVNewser]

From the Department of Bragriculture... - Posted November 5, 2012
Did you know ABC's Jake Tapper has a book? If you didn't, he'll gladly tell you ALL about it. The book is called The Outpost: An Untold Story of ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News Election Night Plans - Posted November 2, 2012
ABC News has announced its plans for election night coverage. As we've already reported, ABC's coverage will originate from Times Square Studios, home of "Good Morning America." Led by ... [TVNewser]

Media Continues Pressing for Answers on Benghazi - Posted November 1, 2012
Amid the extensive coverage of Hurricane Sandy and what's become a second tier story, the presidential election, a few news organizations continue to report on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11. On ABCNews.com today, Jake Tappe... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 31, 2012
Quotes of the Day What are you, STUPID? "Surprised I have to explain this: the President declaring NY+NJ 'major disasters' enables those states to expedited federal aid." -- ABC News Senior White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Where to Watch the Final Presidential Debate - Posted October 22, 2012
Tonight is the third and final Presidential debate of this election cycle. CBS' Bob Schieffer moderates at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Here's a round up of what the cable and broadcast networks have planned... ... [TVNewser]

Where to Watch the Second Presidential Debate - Posted October 16, 2012
Tonight's Presidential debate, moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, will be held at Hofstra University at 9pmET. Here's a round-up of what the broadcast and cable networks have planned. On ABC News, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted October 15, 2012
Quotes of the Day FALSE EYELASH ALERT: TWT's Senior Op-ed columnist Emily Miller tests out fake eyelashes for the first time. She appears pleased w... [FishbowlDC]

Boob Expert Shows up to Gutfeld Book Party - Posted October 10, 2012
Walking into the Breitbart Embassy last night was sort of what one imagines walking into Michael Jackson's old home: Stationed in the living room was an ice cream stand with the Good Humor man. Outside was a petting zoo with ducks, bunnies, an alpaca and a tiny horse. And walking around... [PRNewser]

Sawyer and Stephanopoulos To Lead ABC's Debate Coverage - Posted October 1, 2012
ABC News has announced its coverage plans for the three Presidential and one Vice Presidential debates. Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

Limited Capacity of Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena Leaves Networks Scrambling - Posted September 6, 2012
The DNC winds down tonight as Barack Obama officially accepts his party's nomination for President. Obama's speech was originally set to happen at the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium, a plan which was scrapped due to a forecast of storms. With weather and venue change concerns out of the way, the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Limited Capacity of Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena Leaves Networks Scrambling - Posted September 6, 2012
The DNC winds down tonight as Barack Obama officially accepts his party's nomination for President. Obama's speech was originally set to happen at the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium, a plan which was scrapped due to a forecast of storms. With weather and venue change concerns out of the way, the... [FishbowlNY]

Spam Attack! WH Reporter Offers Large Penis Tips - Posted August 28, 2012
In the world of online reporting, life can get dicey and connecting with followers can lurk into dangerous, pornographic territory. In 2010, National Journal's Major Garrett, then a White House Correspondent for Fox News, ... [FishbowlDC]

TWT's Curl Goes After ABC's Tapper - Posted August 27, 2012
Don't look for TWT Columnist and Drudge's Joe Curl and ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper to kiss and make up anytime soon. Curl, a fo... [FishbowlDC]

Fishbowl Summer Superlatives - THE RESULTS Part Deux - Posted August 24, 2012
On Thursday, we began rolling out the results of our Summer Superlatives and today, you get to meet the rest of the winners. Thanks for voting. Today's results kicks off with the Best Dressed category. This cage match was between Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Pops In To White House Press Briefing - Posted August 20, 2012
... [TVNewser]

President Obama Jabs Political Reporters In Sports Radio Interview - Posted August 15, 2012
President Obama took a jab at political reporters in an interview with a sports radio station in Des Moines, Iowa. Obama appeared on KXNO Des Moines to talk sports, but Politico noticed that he also had... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 15, 2012
Quotes of the Day Reporter gets scolded by stranger "A crazy lady at the bus stop started yelling I was torturing her by using my iPhone. It tortures me too lady!" -- Politico's Kat... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Tapper Declines Weingarten Poopfest - Posted August 14, 2012
On Monday night, ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper offered what appears to be an unsolicited explanation as to why he doesn't follow WaPo's Pulitzer Prize-winning ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 14, 2012
Quotes of the Day "It's moving, it's deep, it's Shakespearean almost." -- FNC's Bob Beckel on the Spice Girls performance in the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. BREAKING: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning WTF Moment - Posted August 14, 2012
WATER WORLD: Why the White House is running their sprinklers during a morning thunderstorm is anyone's guess. ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jake Tapper writes, "WH sprinklers on during this morning's thu... [FishbowlDC]

How to Make it About Me - Posted August 2, 2012
On Wednesday the world learned that Gore Vidal had died. ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper took the heavy moment to remind viewers and followers about his story on Vidal for Salon more than a decade a... [FishbowlDC]

Colorado Shooting: 14 Killed, 50 Injured in Massacre at 'Dark Knight Rises' Screening - Posted July 20, 2012
The network morning shows have devoted much of the first hour of their broadcasts to the massacre at an Aurora, CO movie theater. During a midnight screening of the new Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises," a 24-year-old gunman opened fire. Initial reports put the death toll at 14 with 50... [TVNewser]

Life On The Campaign Trail, With Jake Tapper - Posted July 16, 2012
ABC's Jake Tapper reports on what life is like for the reporters covering President Obama as he campaigns across the country. It isn't as glamorous as some might think. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day HBO's Bill Maher: Mr. Sensitive "Read the Declaration of Independence today - kind of complain-y in the middle, but the beginning and end really stand up." -- Bill Maher. Convo Between Two Journos This mo... [FishbowlDC]

Howie Kurtz Demonstrates Vast Knowledge By Interviewing ABC's Jake Tapper - Posted July 2, 2012
The one thing you'll know after watching Howard Kurtz' interview with ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Thought He Lost Health Care Ruling Because He Was Watching Cable News - Posted June 28, 2012
Even the President was fooled. ABC's Jake Tapper reports that President Obama... [TVNewser]

A 'Lesson' in Journalism - Posted June 28, 2012
Think you know what you're doing in this journalism game? You're wrong. Don't believe me? Just check out this video from aspiring video journalist, Luke Rudkowds... [FishbowlDC]

HBO's 'Newsroom' Gets Dim Reviews in D.C. - Posted June 26, 2012
By Eddie Scarry and Betsy Rothstein HBO's drama Newsroom debuted Sunday night. The series tells the story of an easily agitated cable news anchor played by Jeff Daniels who has a public meltdown at Northwe... [FishbowlDC]

Newsroom Negativity | Wild Weather(man) | Eurotweeting - Posted June 22, 2012
TVNewser: Aaron Sorkin can do no wrong. So his new HBO drama The Newsroom has to be a sure-fire hit, right? Well, not according to several media critics. ABC's Jake Tapper for The New Republic calls ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Newsroom Negativity | Wild Weather(man) | Eurotweeting - Posted June 22, 2012
TVNewser: Aaron Sorkin can do no wrong. So his new HBO drama The Newsroom has to be a sure-fire hit, right? Well, not according to several media critics. ABC's Jake Tapper for The New Republic calls ... [FishbowlNY]

Critics Not Too Keen On HBO's 'The Newsroom' - Posted June 22, 2012
"The Newsroom" debuts Sunday evening on HBO, and reviews are in for the latest TV series from Aaron Sorkin (Read TVNewser columnist Gail Shister's... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 18, 2012
Quotes of the Day Father's Day Treats: "Cleaning the pot after making rice krispy treats." -- Mr. Norah O'Donnell (i.e. Chef Geoff, husband to CBS Chief White House... [FishbowlDC]

CNBC, Yahoo! Partner Up On Financial News - Posted June 13, 2012
Yahoo! has struck its second deal with a major U.S. TV news organization in less than a year. This time, the company is partnering with CNBC on a "content, programming and distribution alliance" related to business and financial news. As with the Yahoo!/ABC News deal back in October, no money will be... [TVNewser]

A Conversation With BuzzFeed's Michael Hastings - Posted June 8, 2012
FBDC posted an item yesterday highlighting a twitter fight between Richard Grenell, former foreign policy spokesman to the Mitt Romney campaign, and BuzzFeed's ... [FishbowlDC]

Fmr. Romney Spox Rips BuzzFeed's Hastings - Posted June 7, 2012
Richard Grenell, who recently resigned as foreign policy spokesman from the Mitt Romney campaign amid a controversy about being openly gay, lobbed a hand grenade at BuzzFeed's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 1, 2012
Quotes of the Day If you want a friend in Washington...Meet Kendall, CNN and RedState's Erick Erickson's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 29, 2012
Quotes of the Day Are you there Gin? It's me, John "No, bottle of Hendricks, I will NOT come play with you again." -- Roll Call's John Stanton. It's 3:34 a.m. Do you know where you... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Talked Jimmy Kimmel Out of Telling Santorum Joke at Correspondents' Dinner - Posted May 17, 2012
[caption id="attachment_128493" align="alignright" width="308" caption="Jake Tapper with Elizabeth Banks and Paul Rudd at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner"][/caption] Jimmy Kimmel went on ... [TVNewser]

Is CNN Trying to Poach Jake Tapper From ABC? - Posted May 14, 2012
Our sister site FishbowlDC reported this morning that CNN is actively pursing Jake Tapper, the senior white house correspondent fo... [TVNewser]

Tapper, ABC Respond to CNN Poaching - Posted May 14, 2012
This afternoon we reported that CNN has been actively pursuing ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper. Here's what ABC had to say: Tapper: "Being the White House correspondent for ABC News is a dream job, one I'm focused on 100%. I couldn't be happier where I am right now." ABC News spokesman... [FishbowlDC]

CNN Trying to Poach ABC's Jake Tapper - Posted May 14, 2012
CNN is trying to lure ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper away from ABC. FishbowlDC has learned that Executive V.P. and Managing Editor for CNN Worldwide M... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper Briefs Next Gen of White House Scribes - Posted May 14, 2012
File this under Washington at its finest. On Saturday, ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper and and his wife, Jennifer, as well as ABC "This Week" host ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With WaPo's Rubin - Posted May 11, 2012
When she's not harassing her liberal counterpart Greg Sa... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Endorses Gay Marriage In ABC News Interview - Posted May 9, 2012
During his exclusive interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, President Obama changed his position on gay marriage, a... [TVNewser]

Greta Van Susteren on 'This Week' Assesses the 2012 Presidential Race - Posted May 6, 2012
Jake Tapper, filling in on "This Week" this morning, asked Fox News's Greta Van Susteren to join the roundtable. Much of the discussion focused on the 2012 presidential race with Van Susteren arguing Pres. Obama has lost much of the voter enthusiasm he enjoyed in 2008. "He spoke to the nation... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Greta Van Susteren on 'This Week' Assesses the 2012 Presidential Race - Posted May 6, 2012
Jake Tapper, filling in on "This Week" this morning, asked Fox News's Greta Van Susteren to join the roundtable. Much of the discussion focused on the 2012 presidential race with Van Susteren arguing Pres. Obama has lost much of the voter enthusiasm he enjoyed in 2008. "He spoke to the nation... [FishbowlNY]

Greta Van Susteren on 'This Week' Assesses the 2012 Presidential Race - Posted May 6, 2012
Jake Tapper, filling in on "This Week" this morning, asked Fox News's Greta Van Susteren to join the roundtable. Much of the discussion focused on the 2012 presidential race with Van Susteren arguing Pres. Obama has lost much of the voter enthusiasm he enjoyed in 2008. "He spoke to the nation... [TVNewser]

Arianna Huffington's Furry Friend - Posted May 3, 2012
We keep ourselves up at night wishing we knew more about the enigma that is Arianna Huffington. How does she operate? What motivates her and drives her success? All Things D, a website... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted May 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Clearly I'm chopped liver." -- NBC News Producer Adam Verdugo retweeting celebrity Magazine Publisher Jason Binn: @KimKardashian, @JulieChen w @VP Biden's Press Secretary @kab... [FishbowlDC]

Pennsylvania Temple Uses Jake Tapper, ABC To Raise Cash - Posted April 23, 2012
On May 10 ABC's Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper will speak at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pa. at a "Patrons Event" where congregants can sign up to contribute at varying price points. For example, $2500 gets you four preferred seats in the reserved section, reception and your... [PRNewser]

Pennsylvania Temple Uses Jake Tapper, ABC To Raise Cash - Posted April 23, 2012
On May 10 ABC's Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper will speak at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Pa. at a "Patrons Event" where congregants can sign up to contribute at varying price points. For example, $2500 gets you four preferred seats in the reserved section, reception and your... [FishbowlDC]

Beware: ABC's Tapper Welcomes New 'Doggie' - Posted April 20, 2012
Between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and already-President Barack Obama there's an overabundance of dog news these days. As everyone in the free world knows, Romney once put Seamus, his old family Irish Setter, in a crate strapped to the roof of his car. The dog inevitably shit itself. Then we... [FishbowlDC]

Reporters in North Korea Learn About Missile Launch From News Desks in New York and Washington - Posted April 12, 2012
Forty minutes into a 5-day window, North Korea launched a rocket from a facility in the northwestern part of the country. The launch, at 7:39am local time, was first reported on U.S. cable news 14 mi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Reporters in North Korea Learn About Missile Launch From News Desks in New York and Washington - Posted April 12, 2012
Forty minutes into a 5-day window, North Korea launched a rocket from a facility in the northwestern part of the country. The launch, at 7:39am local time, was first reported on U.S. cable news 14 mi... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 9, 2012
Quotes of the Day "The Daily Caller is celebrating Good Friday and Passover right now by boarding a bus to the WV casino." -- Quote by the DC's Alex Pappas; picture taken ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Sour grapes "Only an hour until WH 'women's forum' and I still haven't rec'd invite yet! How dehumanizing. Ahh...the Obama glass ceiling 4conserv women." -- Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Tapper Lands A Third Merriman Smith Award - Posted April 5, 2012
For the third year in a row the White House Correspondents' Association is awarding ABC's Jake Tapper with the Merriman Smith Award for Broadcast Excellence in Presidential Coverage. Tapper is receiving ... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper: 'A Modern News Machine' - Posted April 5, 2012
If there's any doubt who is the most aggressive broadcast news White House correspondent during the Obama administration, this award seals it. For the third year in a row, ABC's Jake Tapper is being honored with the Merriman Smith Award prese... [TVNewser]

Will Katie Couric's Morning Return Give Rise to GMA? - Posted April 2, 2012
ABC went dancing with its star today, and she didn't miss a step. Katie Couric's guest-hosting stint on 'Good Morning America' came off with nary a hiccup. Despite a six-year absence from the a.m. game, she seamlessly picked up where she left... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day Ouch! HBO comedian Bill Maher performing last night at Rockville, Md.'s Strathmore auditorium: "To me, John Boehner feels female. He wears a lot of bronzer and cries a lot. I need to see his d!@k. The short form." (Maher in ... [FishbowlDC]

South Korea or South Kansas? - Posted March 27, 2012
President Barack Obama is in South Korea this week for a nuclear summit and much of the White House press pool is in tow. Naturally, many of the reporters are snapping pictures of their journey and tweeting them out for everyone to see. Now, when you think of South Korea, you probably... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 26, 2012
Quotes of the Day Roland Martin, a CNN Contributor and host of Washington Watch, dons a hoodie for his show. Picture posted by photog ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 22, 2012
Quotes of the Day Condolences to Sharpton This short tweet from ABC News' Jake Tapper gave us a big jolt this morning: @TheRevAl RIP. Until we then saw this from MSNBC host The Rev. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted March 14, 2012
CLOONEY ARRIVES: Washington's favorite paparazzi journo Colin Drummond captures George Clooney arriving at Union Station last night. See more at ColinDaily.com. ... [FishbowlDC]

'Kony 2012' Creator Makes the Rounds as Uganda Campaign Goes Viral - Posted March 9, 2012
As recently as Monday, you may not have known the name Joseph Kony. Now, thanks to a 30-minute film about the Ugandan warlord that has notched more than 50 million YouTube views this week, you almost certainly do The film, created by Jason Russell, was featured on all three evening newscasts yesterday,... [TVNewser]

'Kony 2012' Creator Makes the Rounds as Uganda Campaign Goes Viral - Posted March 9, 2012
As recently as Monday, you may not have known the name Joseph Kony. Now, thanks to a 30-minute film about the Ugandan warlord that has notched more than 50 million YouTube views this week, you almost certainly do The film, created by Joseph Russell, was featured on all three evening newscasts yesterday,... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'Kony 2012' Creator Makes the Rounds as Uganda Campaign Goes Viral - Posted March 9, 2012
As recently as Monday, you may not have known the name Joseph Kony. Now, thanks to a 30-minute film about the Ugandan warlord that has notched more than 50 million YouTube views this week, you almost certainly do The film, created by Joseph Russell, was featured on all three evening newscasts yesterday,... [FishbowlNY]

Pres. Obama: 'I Understand There Are Some Political Contests Going on Tonight' - Posted March 6, 2012
[caption id="attachment_115221" align="aligncenter" width="365" caption="White House correspondents Mike Viqueira (NBC), Ed Henry (FOX), Norah O'Donnell (CBS) and Jake Tapper (ABC) ahead of Pres. Obama news conference, March 6, 2012."][/caption] Pres. Obama began his first news conference of t... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: February 19 - Posted February 24, 2012
CBS' "Face the Nation" was the top Sunday public affairs program in both total viewers and adults 25-54 on February 19. The program featured GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum. NBC's "Meet the Press," which had GOP House leader Paul Ryan on as a lead guest was a close second ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper to Jay Carney: 'You Want Aggressive Journalism, Just Not in the United States' - Posted February 23, 2012
At the White House press briefing Wednesday, Jake Tapper asked press secretary Jay Carney why the Obama Administration champions aggressive journalism abroad, but not here in the U.S. Referring to the recent dea... [TVNewser]

Should ABC Tap Tapper for 'This Week'? - Posted February 2, 2012
ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jake Tapper received a downpour of support after he guest hosted "This Week" last Sunday. Many Washington Journalists want him to have the gig permanently. But how many? Let us know in our completely unscienti... [FishbowlDC]

Yahoo! News' Bombshell Hire: AFP's Olivier Knox - Posted February 1, 2012
Yahoo! News has swooped in and hired Olivier Knox, formerly a congressional correspondent for Agence France-Presse. He is their first White House Correspondent. Knox had been with AFP for more than a decade. Knox tol... [FishbowlDC]

Bella Santorum - Posted January 30, 2012
Reporting on a presidential campaign is exhausting work. Jumping from state to state; sometimes following the same candidate for weeks at a time. A certain bond often forms between the media and a candidate. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was famous for having a great relationship with t... [FishbowlDC]

Bella Santorum - Posted January 30, 2012
Reporting on a presidential campaign is exhausting work. Jumping from state to state; sometimes following the same candidate for weeks at a time. A certain bond often forms between the media and a candidate. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was famous for having a great relationship with t... [PRNewser]

Righty Journos Give Tapper Ego Boost - Posted January 30, 2012
After ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jake Tapper hosted "This Week" on Sunday so soon after George Stephanopoulos... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted January 27, 2012
(A Sprinkling of What we Think you Ought to Know...)                     ... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted January 27, 2012
(A Sprinkling of What we Think you Ought to Know...)                     ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 25, 2012
Quotes of the Day Mediabistro hosted a party at Science Club Tuesday night. Reporters, PR types, freelancers and more showed up and packed the bar. Discussion centered on the usual meet, greet and what's your day job kind of banter. But a certain male of Germanic roots was overh... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News and Yahoo! Launch New Political Web Shows - Posted January 23, 2012
ABC News's partnership with Yahoo! has resulted in several new web shows launching this week. Two of the shows are extensions of long-running blogs from George Stephanopoulos and ... [TVNewser]

The FishbowlDC Interview with Yahoo! News' Chris Moody - Posted January 13, 2012
Say hello to Yahoo! News' Chris Moody. He's a pol... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 4, 2012
Quotes of the Day -- Behind the Curtain in Des Moines The Rachels: RealClearPolitics' Scott Conroy says on Twitter, "What they're watching at ... [FishbowlDC]

Who Were The Most Used Network Correspondents in 2011? And What Were the Big Evening Newscast Stories? - Posted January 3, 2012
TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall has released his latest report, the 2011 network news year in review. As usual, he listed the most frequently used network correspondents for the year. This year, the top five were: ABC's ... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Networks Gear Up For Iowa Caucus - Posted January 1, 2012
It's officially a new year, and although this political cycle may feel like it has gone on forever already, Tuesday marks the official kickoff to the 2012 presidential election. As we ... [TVNewser]

Pres. Obama's Coffee with Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Arianna Huffington and More - Posted December 20, 2011
ABC's Jake Tapper has an item about a meeting Pres. Obama had yesterday with "an all-star list of progressive and liberal media fol... [TVNewser]

The White House Ego Summit - Posted December 19, 2011
ABC's Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper tweeted the following teaser today:"A group of progressive media stars meeting with POTUS at the ... [PRNewser]

ABC News Launches OTUS News Politics Website - Posted December 19, 2011
In addition to a new branding campaign, ABC News has launched a new political website today: OTUS News (Of the United States). The site features a Political Stock Ma... [TVNewser]

Tapper as 'Backup' - Posted December 19, 2011
While Washington continues to chatter on about ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper not getting the nod as host of "This Week," he's being painted as someone who could easily take over should the time come. Last week ABC an... [FishbowlDC]

Calderone Gets Scoop on Amanpour - Posted December 13, 2011
In what has been a very weird news day, in the end, HuffPost's Michael Calderone got the scoop ... [FishbowlDC]

NOT Harry and Louise - Posted December 12, 2011
It's time for this week's installment of NOT Harry and Louise. Hell, as long as Washingtonian continues to give Harry Jaffe and his wife, Louise, an advice column, we'll continue to help them answer reade... [FishbowlDC]

You're on Notice Tapper Followers - Posted December 5, 2011
A cautionary tale. If you follow ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper on Twitter there are a few things you mustn't do even if you do sound like you come straight out of a Beavis and Butt-Head casting ca... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 2, 2011
Quotes of the Day I've long wondered how FishbowlMatt might look if he adopted the obviously fashion conscious serial killer look of DCRTV's resident journo-thief Dave Hughes. Here are the incredible results. And no, Matt didn't go to the Grooming Lounge for this. We're callin... [FishbowlDC]

It's Time for #JETLAG with Jake Tapper - Posted November 17, 2011
Washington, DC to San Diego to Honolulu to Australia and now Indonesia. The White House Press Corps has put on thousands of miles over the past few days and a few of them appear to be getting a little loopy with the jet lag and time change and all. Early this... [TVNewser]

ABC News Stars Assemble for Photo Shoot - Posted October 26, 2011
Just about anybody who is on ABC News was in a photo studio on Manhattan's West Side this morning for what ABC News president Ben Sherwood calls a one-of-a-kind photo shoot. "Never in the history of the industry has ther... [TVNewser]

Network Special Reports as President Obama Announces Complete Troop Withdrawal From Iraq - Posted October 21, 2011
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Network Special Reports as President Obama Announces Complete Troop Withdrawal From Iraq - Posted October 21, 2011
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How the Evening Newscasts Reported the Death of Muammar Gaddafi - Posted October 21, 2011
The three U.S. evening newscasts spent a combined 32 minutes and 45 seconds on the killing of Muammar Gaddafi on their newscasts Thursday evening, extending their first blocks beyond the 10-minute mark. [caption id="attachment_93994" align="alignright" width="300" caption="A Libyan news anchor smiles while reporting the news of Muammar Gaddafi's death, as shown on... [TVNewser]

Network Special Reports Planned for President Obama's Statement on Gadhafi - Posted October 20, 2011
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VandeHei Voices Disdain for Habitual Tweeting - Posted October 18, 2011
Mark McKinnon, political communications strategist and columnist for The Daily Beast, chatted with Politico's Executive Editor ... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper to Interview Pres. Obama - Posted October 18, 2011
ABC's Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper sits down with Pres. Obama today. ABC says Tapper will ask Obama about jobs -- or the lack of them -- the threat of a double dip recession, and his views on the GOP candidates who'd like his ... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Pres. Obama News Conference - Posted October 6, 2011
The White House has announced Pres. Obama will hold a news conference at 11amET. Obama's most recent news conference was July 15, during a week in which he had two press availabilities. NBC News will provide a special r... [TVNewser]

Female Journos Flock to the Bra Whisperer - Posted October 3, 2011
Change your bra and you change your life. Huh? I have no idea how WUSA 9's Angie Goff has temporarily taken over my brain, but she has. And I owe her a heartfelt apology for writing ... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper Dings Reliable Source's Unreliable Sources - Posted September 27, 2011
ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is questioning the validity of a recent item written by WaPo's premier gossip column The Reliable Source: "Dear @WashingtonPost reporting I attended a farewell party for a departing WH staff... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 16, 2011
Quotes of the Day On a personal note... "On a personal note, my mom played golf this week for the first time since being diagnosed and finishing her chemo. Said she couldn't putt." -- The Hill's White House Correspondent and avid golfer ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: August 28 - Posted September 1, 2011
Hurricane Irene coverage displaced all four of the Sunday shows across several markets on the east coast on August 28, as all the networks went into various stages of continuing storm coverage. Still, NBC's "Meet the Press" held steady in first place. Compared ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: Battle of the Guest Hosts - Posted August 25, 2011
Last weekend, guest moderators filled in for each of the Big Four's Sunday public affairs shows: Savannah Guthrie moderated "Meet The Press," Jake Tapper ... [PRNewser]

ABC News Plans Special Coverage For Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks - Posted August 24, 2011
On the 10th anniversary of September 11, Diane Sawyer -- who anchored "Good Morning America" on 9/11/01 -- and George Stephanopoulos will anchor a special thr... [TVNewser]

Tapper to Todd's Defense - Posted August 16, 2011
Strange interactions happen frequently on the campaign trail. Thank God Social Media ensures that no one misses out. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 16, 2011
Quotes of the Day Introductions... ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Tapper Bites Back After Donut Bias Accusation - Posted August 15, 2011
ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is taking a lot of heat today for a seemingly innocuous tweet about a female supporter wanting to buy President Obama a doughnut. Sure, Michelle might mind. ... [FishbowlDC]

Tim Pawlenty Uses 'This Week' Appearance to Drop Out of Presidential Race - Posted August 14, 2011
Former MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty told supporters this morning that he'd be going on ABC"s "This Week" to announce that he's dropping out of the race for the GOP nomination. Pawlenty told ... [TVNewser]

How Networks Covered the Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan Chopper Crash - Posted August 11, 2011
Yesterday we shared the story of the young boy who submitted a photo of his father to CNN, his father being the pilot of the helicopter that was shot down in Afghanista... [TVNewser]

Network Sunday Morning Shows Go to Iowa for Straw Poll Coverage - Posted August 10, 2011
With the Iowa Straw Poll set for Saturday, August 13, the network Sunday public affairs shows are heading to the state to get close to the action. CBS and ABC will also be without their usual anchors this weekend. on CBS, Norah O'Donnell wi... [TVNewser]

Networks to Cover Obama Statement on S&P Downgrade, Fallen U.S. Troops - Posted August 8, 2011
At approximately 1 PM ET, President Obama will make an address about the S&P downgrade of the U.S., as well as the Navy SEALs killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. ABC's special report anchored by George Stephanopoulos (Diane Sawyer is on assignment for the network) with ... [TVNewser]

Networks to Carry Obama Statement on Debt Ceiling - Posted August 2, 2011
At approximately 12:15 PM ET (Update: the address has been pushed back until after the Senate vote), President Obama will make a statement from the Rose Garden regarding the passage of the debt ceiling bill. The broadcast networks are planning special reports to cover the address. Brian Williams will anchor for NBC... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 25, 2011
Quotes of the Day Weigelicious observation: "Huh. Some caption writer screwed up the name of 'You Know I'm No Good.'" -- Slate's Dave Weigel in a Monday... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 19, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Carlson still disgusted by Vick "Are you fucking kidding? Nauseat... [FishbowlDC]

Good Afternoon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 31, 2011
QUOTES of the LONG WEEKEND Part II We're back with an unusual second edition of quotes. Bear with us while we catch up from the weekend. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 24, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY NBC's Norah O'Donnell in Ireland posing with "Pat the Baker" and fruit loafs. ... [FishbowlDC]

Celeb Asks, 'Oh! Helen Thomas, Is She Still Alive?' - Posted May 2, 2011
ABC's pre-WHCD party was one of the places to be Saturday night before the big dinner began. "Modern Family" stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson made an appearance just moments before ABC's White House correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Bin Laden Killed: Timing of the Reports - Posted May 2, 2011
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Sarah Palin Parties with the Main (or is it Lame?) stream Media - Posted May 1, 2011
Seeming to put politics aside for a few hours -- not one but two GOP governors stopped in to the MSNBC After Party last night at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- often the target of MSNBC's opiniona... [GalleyCat]

Tapper Wins Deadline Pressure Award - Posted April 22, 2011
For the second consecutive year, the White House Correspondent's Association has chosen ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper as the winner of the Merriman Smith Award for Excellence in Presidential Coverage Under Deadline Pressure. H... [FishbowlDC]

Cap File Conjures Up Most Powerful List - Posted April 15, 2011
Just what we need. More "powerful" people in Washington. Pssst...Just in case, we might want to heighten doorways so their heads can fit through. Capitol File Magazine releases it's most POWERFUL people in Washington in it's upcoming issue with Robert Redford cover story on "The Conspirator" which is getting buzz in th... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 15, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Watch out: Journo without sleep "Going to be a busy day made tougher by the fact that I've only slept for three hours." -- CSPAN's Jeremy Art in a Friday m... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted March 29, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Need to Know...) *Tapper Taps Dartmouth alumni connections: Tonight ABC White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is hosting a dinner/interview with six members of Congress who also graduated... [FishbowlDC]

Washington Journos React With Disgust to NYT Style Piece - Posted March 28, 2011
NYT's Style section has dipped to a new low in Washington. This is the deafening refrain that we've been hearing all day long today after Sunday's story on the "Juicebox M... [FishbowlDC]

Diane Sawyer Talks Amanpour, Fox, and the Pope at Press Club - Posted March 23, 2011
While her competitors Katie Couric and Brian Williams were chatting with late night hosts David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 21, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY D.C. journos chime in on Libya bombings "Fuck. Another war." - Washington Examiner's Tim Carney. "Massive anti-war protests against Obama in 3,2, never." - Slate... [FishbowlDC]

With Obama in Brazil, Clinton in France, and news from Libya, no slow Saturday for News Nets - Posted March 19, 2011
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Broadcast nets plan special report for Obama comments on Libya - Posted March 18, 2011
President Obama will make a statement on Libya at 2pmET after meeting with the Congressional leadership. The four broadcast networks will carry it live. ABC's Diane Sawyer will anchor a special report with Jake Tapper and Martha Raddatz reporti... [TVNewser]

NBC's Lester Holt, ABC's David Muir and Christiane Amanpour report from Japan; Diane Sawyer en route - Posted March 13, 2011
The U.S. TV news anchors began arriving in Japan Saturday and two of the weekend anchors were in place for shows Saturday evening: NBC's Lester Holt and ABC"s David Muir. Christiane Amanpour also arrived Saturday where she reported for "World N... [TVNewser]

Networks, Cablers Cover Obama Earthquake Presser - Posted March 11, 2011
The big three broadcast networks all went into special report mode to cover president Obama's press conference the situation in Japan, among other topics. ... [TVNewser]

Pimping Affleck, McCain - Posted March 8, 2011
From the look of things, the only two journos to land interviews with odd couple Ben Affleck and Cindy McCain in Washington were ABC's Jake Tapper and Politico's Patrick Gavin. Affleck and McCain have forged an alliance to help the Congo. They appeared on ABC's GMA with Tapper's story thi... [FishbowlDC]

Ezra on Maher: Stiff and Serious Until He Talks 'Skins' - Posted March 8, 2011
This review was written by Betsy Rothstein and Alec Jacobs Come on, Ezzy, loosen up! That's what we kept screaming at WaPo's liberal Boy Band lead singer Ezra Klein Friday night during HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." The positives: The earth tones, a mushroom green blazer and olive tie, worked well. His hair... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview: 02.27.11 - Posted February 25, 2011
NBC's Meet the Press: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI); Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS); Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO); Richard Trumka, President of AFL-CIO; MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell; Kim Strassel, Wall Street Journal. CBS's Face the Nation: Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ). ABC's This Week: ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 24, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Whose got the ugliest, most loathsome facial/neck/seeping into chest hair in America? Meet America's non-journalist Ian Murphy, the Buffalo Beast's prank caller who appeared on MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With @DCjourno - Posted February 15, 2011
In the just over three weeks he's been tweeting, Washington has wondered about the identity of @DCjourno, who describes himself only as "an important political reporter in Washington." The stinging parody account takes aim at Was... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Planning Special Reports for Obama Presser - Posted February 15, 2011
All three of the major broadcast networks are planning special reports covering President Obama's 11 AM news conference. As usual, the cable news channels will also be covering the conference. With Egypt still fresh on people's minds, and a budget proposed yesterday, there will be plenty to talk about. NBC will have ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Journos - Posted February 15, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Tschida gets backhanded (?) compliment "Complained about looking old. Photographer said "Just don't get another facelift." ANOTHER? weird but kind of a compliment i guess." -- ABC7's ... [FishbowlDC]

Arianna Huffington to Appear on ABC News' This Week with Christiane Amanpour - Posted February 11, 2011
Arianna Huffington will be part of a roundtable discussion on Sunday's installment of ABC News' ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

#WPCF Dinner 2011 - Posted February 10, 2011
A packed ballroom in the basement of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel played host to the 67th Annual Washington Press Club Foundation's Congressional Dinner last night. Nearly 800 guests including Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), House Minority L... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 10, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY On the Couch: Publicist Wendy Gordon at a recent 80s party. Scribe smells trouble "C-PAC on one side of the hotel, steel workers union on the other. I see a midwester... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper on Rep. Chris Lee: 'Auditions for Chippendales will be immediately after tonight's event' - Posted February 10, 2011
ABC's Jake Tapper, emcee of last night's Washington Press Club Foundation Congressional Dinner on yesterday's congressional scandal: Is Congressman Lee here? Congressman Lee? ... I'm looking for him because he left his... [TVNewser]

67th Annual Congressional Dinner Tonight - Posted February 9, 2011
If you're holding a ticket like the one above, you might be headed home shortly to get gussied up for the Washington Press Club Foundation's 67th Annual Congressional Dinner. ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Christiane Amanpour anchors from Cairo - Posted January 30, 2011
As she did in the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, Christiane Amanpour has taken "This Week" on the road, this time to Egypt to cover the unrest there. Among Amanpour's guests, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who made the rounds appearing on "Meet... [TVNewser]

POTUS Parties at NJ Comm Director's Home - Posted January 29, 2011
TIPS FROM THE POOL...INTO THE DEEP END In this case, pretty deep. There are several details not to miss in a White House Pool Report from this evening: 1. President Obama attended a going away party tonight for top aide David Axelrod at the Dupont Circl... [TVNewser]

POTUS Parties at Atlantic Media's Douglass Home - Posted January 29, 2011
TIPS FROM THE POOL...INTO THE DEEP END In this case, pretty deep. There are several details not to miss in a White House Pool Report from this evening: 1. President Obama attended a going away party tonight for top aide David Axelrod at the Dupont Circl... [FishbowlDC]

Jay Carney Tapped As Next White House Press Secretary - Posted January 27, 2011
ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper broke the news earlier this afternoon that former Time magazine journalist ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jay Carney Tapped As Next White House Press Secretary - Posted January 27, 2011
ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper broke the news earlier this afternoon that former Time magazine journalist ... [FishbowlNY]

Jay Carney Tapped As Next White House Press Secretary - Posted January 27, 2011
ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper broke the news earlier this afternoon that former Time magazine journalist ... [TVNewser]

Tale of the Jay Carney Tape - Posted January 27, 2011
This is all very wonky with geek-infested Twitter, retweeting and blog times, but credit is credit. ABC's Jake Tapper is irked this afternoon that not everyone is crediting him on his scoop that Jay Carney will be named the new White House press secreta... [FishbowlDC]

Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage - Posted January 24, 2011
All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening. On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams... [TVNewser]

Who are the 'Most Influential' People in Media? - Posted January 13, 2011
Business Insider releases its top 50 people and pubs in media this year. The list published today includes everyone from Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange (#1) to Apple CEO Steve Jobs (#2) FNC's Glenn Beck (#4) and Jon Stewart (#5). Those in Washington or with strong ties here include HuffPost Editor-in-Chief ... [PRNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 13, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ABC's White House Correspondent Jake Tapper: "An honor for me to meet a man like Daniel Hernandez" The photograph was posted on Twitter by Tapper. ABC7's Stephen Tschida... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News Chief Ben Sherwood: No More Layoffs, But Change Needs to Come to the Broadcast News Division - Posted January 10, 2011
This morning, new ABC News president Ben Sherwood kicked off ABC's day of presentations at the Television Critics Association Winter press tour in Pasadena. Sherwood told the assembled critics that there were ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: January 2 - Posted January 7, 2011
"Meet the Press with David Gregory" starts off 2011, where it left off in 2010: as the #1 Sunday public affairs show. But #2 CBS' "Face the Nation with ... [TVNewser]

'Time' Columnist: The Case Against the Scoop - Posted January 6, 2011
Time Magazine television critic James Poniewozik takes to his blog today to give his counter-intuitive thought on scoops: reporters should stop being so aggressive in chasing (some of) them. Poniewozik uses the news today tha... [TVNewser]

Which Correspondents and Stories Got the Most Airtime on the Network Evening Newscasts in 2010? - Posted January 6, 2011
TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall released his 2010 year in review report. The report examines which news stories got the most coverage last year, as well as which reporters g... [TVNewser]

Cablers Ready for Live 112th Congress Coverage - Posted January 5, 2011
Today marks the first day of the 112th Congress, which brings with it several ceremonies --- including the swearing-in and the election of the Speaker of the House. The cablers are all ready for the coverage. Fox News Channel will start their coverage within normal programming at 11:30amET, which will include repo... [TVNewser]

Movement Afloat to Return Tapper to 'This Week'? - Posted January 4, 2011
ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper gained a lot of attention over the weekend when he subbed for ABC's "This Week." Some journos clamored for more and for a Tapper return to the Sunday morning program he hosted earlier this year until ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper Named DC's 'Favorite Political Wonk' on Twitter - Posted January 4, 2011
2010 is over, but every publication is still looking back at the "best of" everything. Washingtonpost.com's D.C. Tweeps 2010 winners included AB... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 29, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Prepping you all for CNN Ed Henry's Hula video. Journos are just like the rest of us: They get help from friends "Correction from previous pool report: brown SHORTS, not shirts. Thanks to eagle-eyed po... [FishbowlDC]

Good Afternoon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 23, 2010
Dear Readers, Apologies for the delay today...I was conducting a very off-the-wall and charm-filled interview. More on that later...Betsy QUOTES of the DAY This photograph is via @WestWingReport. It's the Oval Office as seen from the White House Rose Garden. ... [PRNewser]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List 12.22.10 - Posted December 22, 2010
*Bob Ennis, the ex-hubby in Sunday's scandalous NYT "Vows" story, opens up to Politics Daily's Annie Groer. He blasts the NYT and said he feared the damaging effects it could... [FishbowlDC]

Scribe Calls TMI on POTUS Bo-Talk - Posted December 17, 2010
TIPS FROM THE POOL...INTO THE DEEP END ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper has an unusual one-liner on Bo Obama today. @jaketapper: "Sometimes I have to scoop up his poop becau... [FishbowlDC]

'Twinterviews': Is This the New Journalism? - Posted December 16, 2010
For ABC White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, this morning's "Twinterview" with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was the second such interview he has done with the senator. Tapper conducted another recent Twinterview with ... [FishbowlDC]

Bill Clinton Takes Over Briefing Room. Pres. Obama: 'I'm going to take off...You're in good hands' - Posted December 10, 2010
Pres. Barack Obama met at the White House today with former President Bill Clinton -- the first time since the midterm elections -- on how to respond to the big Democratic losses and Obama's deal with the GOP to extend the Bush era tax cuts. The White House press corps was... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 9, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY New hairdo alert "Look at @joanWalsh's fancy new hairdo!" -- ABC News White House Reporter Jake Tapper in a Wednesday tweet referencing Salon's former Ed... [FishbowlDC]

Broadcast Nets Cover Pres. Obama News Conference on Tax Cuts - Posted December 7, 2010
President Barack Obama is set to hold a news conference at 2:20pmET to discuss the deal to extend the Bush tax cuts. Obama will speak shortly after Vice President Joe Biden proposes the tax cuts to Senate Democrats at a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill. And, sorry soaps fans, the broadcaste... [TVNewser]

ABC's Jake Tapper on Stephen Colbert Report: 'I think we have something of a friendship and a rapport' - Posted December 2, 2010
ABC senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper was on "The Colbert Report" last night to talk about the lame duck congress. "It's always a challenge to go on comedy shows," Tapper told TVNewser, "but my goal is never to be funny - ... [TVNewser]

Foster Farms Stuffs the Media Ahead of Obama Turkey Pardon - Posted November 24, 2010
ABC's Jake Ta... [PRNewser]

Obama's Late Night Newser: Who Covered It? - Posted November 12, 2010
President Barack Obama held a departure news conference in Seoul, South Korea last night at 2:45amET. The tvnewsers were there in full force to talk about trade agreements with South Korea. But which cable news networks took the event live? ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 12, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY A sea of media: International press filing center at the G20 in Seoul. Photo credit: MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie. Controlling the shakes ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 10, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Irritated reporter "Dear Bartender, I am happy your buddies are here. But I've trying to pay for my dinner for 20 minutes while you're chatting up your bros." -- AP's White House reporter ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 9, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Photo credit: ABC's Jake Tapper from Jakarta. Caption: "Coverboy" Oh, baby "Off my plane 5 minutes and a sober stranger has alread... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper Block Watch - Posted November 4, 2010
The standout Twitter writers all have M.O.'s. BigGov's Andrew Brietbart prints the seething comments people make about him - the more filthy the better. Author Buz... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Called on Who? - Posted November 3, 2010
Today's presser with President Obama ran 57 minutes. He called on the following reporters: Ben Feller, AP Savannah Guthrie, NBC Mike Emanuel, Fox News C... [FishbowlDC]

Networks Cover Post-Election Obama Presser; Fox News Called on Third - Posted November 3, 2010
Just after 1 PM ET, President Obama held a press conference at the White House where he addressed the results of yesterday's elections, and the future of his agenda. The big three broadcasters all took it live: ... [TVNewser]

Middle of the Night Banter - Posted November 3, 2010
What are journalists like in the wee hours of Election Night? Some attended parties, others did TV hits and still others were holed up in bed with a dangerous combination of champagne and computers (thank you FamousDC for that excellent imagery). To give you a sense, we've rounded up the best... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 1, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY And one, and two, and one and two...Come on ladies, here's a Halloween costume to burn into memory. It's FishbowlDC's and QGA's Matt Dornic preparing to sweat to the oldies like only Richard Si... [FishbowlDC]

Breitbart: 'They put me up in a 5-Star Hotel, I'll Survive' - Posted November 1, 2010
When BigGovernment.com's Andrew Breitbart flies to Phoenix tonight to join ABC's election night coverage, even he doesn't know what he'll find there. After bashing ABC, Media Matters, HuffPost, Dail... [FishbowlDC]

Election 2010: ABC News Will be Live All Night for Midterm Coverage - Posted October 28, 2010
ABC News will have live midterm election coverage all night next Tuesday, though some of it will take place online. ABC's coverage will kick off with "ABC World News" at 6:30 OM ET, anchored by Diane Sawyer and ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Jake Tapper: 'As agnostic as possible' - Posted October 26, 2010
Given what happened to Juan Williams and NPR last week, did ABC senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper have any trepidation about appearing on Bill Maher's ... [TVNewser]

Jonathan Franzen Goes to Washington & Meets President Barack Obama - Posted October 25, 2010
ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper caught Jonathan Franzen at the White House this afterno... [GalleyCat]

Tapper Injects Newsy Sobriety into HBO's Maher - Posted October 25, 2010
Going on a show like HBO's "Real Time" with Bill Maher can't be easy for a news reporter like ABC News's White House Correspondent Jake Tappe... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 25, 2010
Blitzer plugs Millionaire Matchmaker "Really good article in NYTimes about Millionaire Ma... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper to Write Afghanistan Book - Posted October 18, 2010
ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper has inked a deal with Little, Brown & Company to write a book about a battle that took place in Afghanistan last year. The book, Enemy in the Wire, "will tell the ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper Lands Book Deal for Afghanistan Reporting - Posted October 18, 2010
ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper ... [GalleyCat]

Tapper Zaps Weigel for Calling Compton's Work Sh*t - Posted October 12, 2010
Slate's Dave Weigel came down on National Correspondent for ABC News Radio Ann Compton Monday for reporting on a book being thrown at President... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 12, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Warning: 'One more and you're blocked' "Periodically it becomes clear that I need to warn folks: I block birthers (and truthers). Keep that nonse... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper's Political Punch Now Packs Weekly Webcast - Posted October 5, 2010
Three weeks following its fifth anniversary, ABC News political blog Political Punch, written by senior White House c... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

ABC News Announces Series of Debates - Posted October 5, 2010
George Stephanopoulos and Jake Tapper are set to host a series of debates in key races across the country as part of ABC's "Vote 2010" midterm election coverage. Stephanopoulos and Tap... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 5, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY When flacks are morons "Honestly, if congressmen and celebs only knew how moronic some of their press people are. oh well." - ABC News's White House Correspondent Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

With Amanpour Settling In, NBC Feels Out the State of the Sunday Shows - Posted September 21, 2010
NBC News, through market research firm Vision Critical, has put out a survey asking consumers about the Sunday morning public affairs shows, with a particular focus on "Meet the Press" and ABC's "This Week," according to a copy obtained by TVNewser. There were a number of questions about the two programs, covering... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper's ABC News Blog Packs a Political Punch for Five Years - Posted September 15, 2010
ABC News blog Political Punch is celebrating its fifth birthday Wednesday, having start... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 14, 2010
Quotes of the Day Pop Rocks - it's all coming back "OMG. Has anyone tried Pop Rocks as an adult? This stuff is freaky. Why did we put this in our mouths as kids? #pleasemakeitstop" - ABC News's Amy Walters in a Monday tweet. White House reporter down on this fast food steak "YUCK. Chipotle's steak... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper Goes After Bratz Dolls - Posted September 13, 2010
ABC's White House correspondent Jake Tapper flexed his dad muscles this weekend when he expressed a strong distaste for Bratz, those dolls that some believe could pass for prostitutes. Tapper, who isn't afraid of a Twitter brawl, grew irritated by the promiscuous-looking dolls when they showed up during an episode... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Holds Press Conference on the Economy - Posted September 10, 2010
Just after 11 AM this morning, President Obama made remarks about the economy and unemployment. The four broadcast networks carried it live, with Harry Smith anchoring for CBS, George Stephanopoulos for ABC, Greg Jarrett for Fox and ... [TVNewser]

PolitiFact Brings Truth Squad to Cheese State - Posted September 7, 2010
This cheese allegedly hails from Madison, Wisc. PolitiFact's "Truth-o-Meter" has expanded to Wisconsin, announces St. Petersburg Time's Washington Bureau Chief Bill Adair over the long weekend. "Wisconsin has a long tradition of great politica... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted August 25, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Meghan McCain takes whack at father's opponent "And I'd way to "have the biggest upset in political history" - how bout them apples?" - The Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain on her father, Sen. John McCain's primary victory last night over J.D. Hayworth. Race was ti... [FishbowlDC]

Comedy Central Taking 'The Daily Show' to DC for Midterms - Posted August 16, 2010
Comedy Central is taking "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to Washington DC, leading up to the 2010 midterm elections. The special week of shows, which it is calling "When Grizzlies Attack: The Daily Show Midterm Teapartyganza" will tape from Shakespeare ... [TVNewser]

Which DCNewser has the real power, Howard Kurtz or Jake Tapper? - Posted August 13, 2010
There's a power play of sorts brewing in Washington, DC, over a loss of power after several summer storms. Washington City Paper reports WaPo/CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: Amanpour Debuts #2 in Demo, #3 in Total Viewers - Posted August 5, 2010
Christiane Amanpour's debut on ABC's "This Week" finished second in the demo behind NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, but third in total viewers behind CBS' "Face the Nation." 2.25 million viewers tuned in for her first broadcast, though that ... [TVNewser]

Christiane Confuses TiVo - Posted August 3, 2010
If you're like me, you missed Christiane Amanpour's debut appearance as new anchor of ABC's "This Week" over the weekend... At first I thought my TiVo was longing for Jake Tapper or missing ... [FishbowlDC]

Early Numbers: Amanpour ABC Debut Finishes #3 Total Viewers, #2 in Demo - Posted August 2, 2010
Christiane Amanpour's debut as host of ABC's "This Week" finished third in total viewers behind NBC's "Meet the Press" and CBS' "Face the Nation" according to Nielsen Fast Nationals early ratings numbers. The program was, however, able to... [TVNewser]

Senator McCain Takes to Twitter to Critique Amanpour Debut - Posted August 2, 2010
Well, we know at least one person who is in the Jake Tapper camp. Senator John McCain took to Twitter Monday afternoon to weigh in on ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

PolitiFact to Continue Fact-Check with Amanpour - Posted July 30, 2010
PolitiFact, the fact-checking service run by Bill Adair, Washington Bureau Chief of the St. Petersburg Times, has announced that it will continue the feature with Christiane Amanpour, who debuts as the new host of ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. The fact-checking feature began at the direction of interim host ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: July 25 - Posted July 29, 2010
NBC's "Meet the Press" was the most-watched Sunday show this week, though CBS's "Face the Nation" had the most viewers in the demo. Jake Tapper hosted his final "This Week" on ABC before ... [TVNewser]

Amanpour, Tapper Exchange Niceties - Posted July 26, 2010
At least on its surface, all is well between the hosts as August 1 approaches. ABC's incoming "This Week" host Christiane Amanpour and interim host ... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper's Last 'This Week:' Geithner, Christie, Snooki - Posted July 26, 2010
Sunday marked ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper's last day as interim host of "This Week." Next Sunday Christiane Amanpour takes over the role full-time. Tapper made the most of his last day, talking to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the economy and New Jersey Governor Chri... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper On His 'This Week' Run: 'We Did Pretty Well' - Posted July 23, 2010
This Sunday's edition of "This Week" will be the last anchored by ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, with Christiane Amanpour set to take over the reigns August 1. P... [TVNewser]

Did Journos Drop the Ball? FNC's Wallace Says Yes - Posted July 23, 2010
Politico has been running video previews of the Sunday morning political talk shows with Editor-in-Chief John Harris interviewing hosts. This week, however, Harris is out and Patrick Gavin is in as host of "Turn the Table." Topic of discussion? Race. "The White House should have taken the time to find out exactly... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper Nears End of Sunday Run - Posted July 23, 2010
Politico's Patrick Gavin checks in with ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper on his final hosting of ABC's 'This Week' Sunday before ... [FishbowlDC]

Shirley Sherrod Watches Gibbs Briefing, While on CNN - Posted July 21, 2010
CNN had a very interesting booking this afternoon during White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' briefing: the woman who is dominating the news cycle at the moment, fired USDA staffer Shirley Sherrod. CNN ev... [TVNewser]

What We Almost Missed This Week - Posted July 16, 2010
Congrats to AP's Robert Furlow: a beloved editor in AP's Washington bureau, Bob was among those staffers who received annual employee recognition honors at AP's NYC headquarters on Wednesday evening. Furlow was awarded a $3,000 Oliver S. Gramling Spirit Award. See the release here. Feelin' Tapper's Love: ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: July 11 - Posted July 16, 2010
NBC's "Meet the Press" returned this week to the top spot among total viewers -- after a week off for Wimbledon -- on a close summer Sunday, but CBS' "Face the Nation" drew the most viewers in the demo, thanks... [TVNewser]

'This Week with Christiane Amanpour' Debuts August 1st - Posted July 14, 2010
Christiane Amanpour officially starts on ABC's "This Week" Sunday August 1st. The network began running promos fo... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: ABC On Top During Unusual Week - Posted July 9, 2010
The July 4 holiday weekend and the Wimbledon tennis tournament made for an unusual Sunday for the network public affairs programs. NBC's coverage of Wimbledon meant that "Meet the Press" was preempted for the week, while the other three programs were coded as "specials" due to the Independence Day holiday. ABC's "This... [TVNewser]

CNN's Reinvention: 'I just hope they don't go for some young, hip, king of snark' - Posted July 5, 2010
Why did CNN hire disgraced ex-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and conservative columnist Kathleen Parker for its new 8 p.m. show? "Apparently Madoff wasn't available," deadpans CNN exile ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: MTP Takes Total, This Week Wins Demo - Posted July 1, 2010
ABC's "This Week" with Jake Tapper performed especially well this past weekend, holding on to the second place spot in total viewers and shaking up the demo by beating David Gregory and "Meet the Press." NBC maintained its first place crown in total viewers while CBS and ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: NBC Most-Watched, ABC Tops Demo - Posted July 1, 2010
Summer surprise? NBC's "Meet The Press" was the most watched Sunday show during another Summer weekend, but while ABC and its interim hosts have mostly slipped back to third place among the public affairs shows since George Stephanopoulos'... [TVNewser]

Sun Sentinel TV Writer Says ABC Should Keep Tapper as Host - Posted June 25, 2010
South Florida's Sun Sentinel thinks ABC is making a "mega mistake" by removing Jake Tapper as interim "This Week" host and bringing in Christiane Amanpour come August. In this ... [FishbowlDC]

Breaking Coverage: Obama Discusses Fate of General McChrystal - Posted June 23, 2010
Networks are prepping for a 1:30pmET statement from the White House Rose Garden in which the president will discuss the status of General Stanley McChrystal. CBS will be taking the statement live with Russ Mitchell anchoring. ... [TVNewser]

Before you think ABC News Got its Peter Orszag News from his Fiancee/Anchor... - Posted June 22, 2010
Last night, as the story of the impending resignation of White House OMB director Peter Orszag was making its way onto the internets, ABCNews.com had this headline, which, when it was posted at 8:06pmET, did not link to any story: White ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 21, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Remnick opines on OTR "Used carefully, and used in the right instance I think it's very valuable and I think it's very necessary, I think it's very necessary to journalism of all kinds." --The New Yorker's Editor David Remnick in an interview with WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

How Close is Too Close For Political Reporters? - Posted June 18, 2010
For political reporters, the relationship with sources can be a tricky game. Reporters are expected to hold elected officials accountable, but require a certain level of access in order to get any sort of response from them. CNN's Ed Henry drew some attention from media observers when he tweeted photos from a... [TVNewser]

Greta Van Susteren on ABC's 'This Week' - Posted June 17, 2010
Another familiar Fox News Channel face will be appearing on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. Greta Van Susteren, who just re-upped with the FNC this week, will join ... [TVNewser]

ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC to Carry Oval Office Address - Posted June 14, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Barack Obama will deliver his first address from the Oval Office since the start ... [TVNewser]

McCain, Snooki Linked on Twitter - Posted June 9, 2010
In what may be the strangest pairing imaginable (for the week), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) caused a stir Wednesday when he tweeted to "Jersey Shore's" Snooki. @SenJohnMcCain: @Sn00ki u r right, I'd never tax your ... [FishbowlDC]

Inside the C-SPAN Digital Bus - Posted June 9, 2010
•FishbowlDC takes you inside the "The Magical Mystery C-SPAN Bus Tour" aboard the network's new million-dollar, technology-equipped vehicle. Special appearances by Howard Fineman, ... [TVNewser]

Why Jake Tapper Chose Twitter over Facebook to Lure Sarah Palin to 'This Week' - Posted June 4, 2010
The Facebook campaign to land 88-year-old Betty White a hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" was a success, but the jury's still out on Twitter, Jake Tapper and Sarah Palin... [TVNewser]

Whose Shoes: Revealed - Posted May 27, 2010
The guesses for today's "Whose Shoes" ran the gamut of the Washington Examiner's Byron York to Christian Bourge, who writes The Disenchanted Journo, to FNC's Major Garrett. Other guesses included: Newsweek's ... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Holds Oil Spill Press Conference - Posted May 27, 2010
President Obama just wrapped up his first official press conference on the Gulf Coast oil spill. It lasted about an hour. After about ten minutes of remarks, the President took questions. Up first was the AP's Jennifer Loven who asked if the President has been personally involved enough. "This has been our... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Holds Oil Spill News Conference - Posted May 27, 2010
At 12:50pmET this afternoon, President Obama held a news conference from the East Room at the White House to address the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As the AP points out, the president "held 12 full blown news conferences last year. He has held two so far this year, and... [TVNewser]

Cablers, Broadcasters Covering Obama Oil Spill Presser - Posted May 27, 2010
•CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC will all be covering President Obama's 1 p.m. news conference addressing the oil spill situation in the Gulf of Mexico. NBC has Brian Williams anchoring, CBS has Katie Couric ... [TVNewser]

There's a New Gate-Crasher in Town - Posted May 21, 2010
Forget the Salahis - there was another party animal at the White House Thursday, although not as well-dressed as the fame-seeking couple. Still, impressive. On ABC's Jake Tapper's Political Punch blog, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama Selects Elena Kagan for SCOTUS; Network Coverage - Posted May 10, 2010
• ABC's Diane Sawyer anchors from ABC headquarters along with George Stephanopoulos from ABC's Times Square Studios, Jake Tapper, Terry Moran and ... [TVNewser]

AG Eric Holder to Make Sunday Show Debut - Posted May 7, 2010
After a big week in the news for the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder is sitting for his first Sunday Show interviews over the weekend. He'll appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" and ABC's "This Week." At the same time, CBS's "Face the Nation," "FOX News Sunday," and CNN's "State... [TVNewser]

Wallace, Tapper Argue Over Napolitano Timing - Posted May 3, 2010
•The Washington Examiner's Yeas and Nays reports that ABC "This Week" interim host Jake Tapper and "Fox News Sunday" host Chris ... [TVNewser]

Politico's Tightly Controlled Allbritton Brunch Message - Posted May 3, 2010
Dominating the world takes skill, thought, finesse, lots of meetings -- and not letting hardly anyone in to cover your brunch except for your own reporters. And even then, you don't let many of your own reporters attend. Politico's publisher Robert Allbritton held a brunch for the White House Correspondents' Dinner this... [FishbowlDC]

Correspondents' Dinner: Jake Tapper Honored - Posted May 2, 2010
Outgoing and incoming hosts of ABC's "This Week" George Stephanopoulos and Christiane Amanpour. ABC News president David Westin toasted Jake Tap... [TVNewser]

ABC WHCA Dinner Guest List - Posted April 29, 2010
Recent hire Christiane Amanpour will be sitting with ABC News this Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. She joins her future ABC colleagues Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, ... [TVNewser]

Breaking News Drill Causes ABC Twitter Slip Up - Posted April 28, 2010
This tweet is only a drill. The "ABC World News" feed tweeted this morning: "BREAKING: President Obama will name Elena Kagan his nominee for the Supreme Court, @jaketapper reports." It would have big news if it were true. But it wasn't, as Jake Tapper... [TVNewser]

TV News Audio Op Detained with Pot at Obama Event in Iowa - Posted April 27, 2010
TVNewser has learned an audio engineer hired to cover Pres. Obama's visit to Iowa has been detained by the Secret Service after marijuana was found in his backpack. The unidentified man, a so-called local hire, was brought on by a cameraman who was hired by ABC News to cover today's events. ABC... [TVNewser]

Sunday Mornings: Fact Check Proofed - Posted April 26, 2010
WaPo's Howard Kurtz, who hosts CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, is getting in on the fact-checking business. Most recently ABC's Jake Tapper, the interim host of "This We... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: April 18 - Posted April 22, 2010
"Meet the Press with David Gregory" stays atop the Sunday morning public affairs show heap, down slightly from the week prior. The other three shows, "This Week" with interim host Jake Tapper... [TVNewser]

'Meet the Press' ... meet 'Meet the Facts' - Posted April 21, 2010
A new website popped up this morning, with the goal of pressuring NBC's "Meet the Press" to employ a fact checker. Jake Tapper, what have you started? • ... [TVNewser]

Group Launches "Meet the Facts" to Pressure NBC Show to Bring on Fact-Checkers - Posted April 21, 2010
The Sunday morning fact-check story is getting interesting. A few weeks ago, ABC's Jake Tapper, who's hosting "This Week" until Christiane Amanpour joins later this summer, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 21, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Blitzer takes up Pilates "I'm taking a few days off. Tried Pilates. I'll let you know how it feels after a few more sessions. Have you tried it?" CNN's Wolf Blitzer in a Tuesday tweet. Dirty martinis in the green room "Twitter is my addiction. Dirty Martinis, Dancing to Stax, reading... [FishbowlDC]

Why Won't David Gregory Fact-Check MTP? - Posted April 19, 2010
NYU professor of journalism and PressThink author Jay Rosen has some thoughts on why "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory is ... [TVNewser]

Politico's Answer to Sunday Morning Talk - Posted April 16, 2010
> Latest Update: We hear NBC's MTP and David Gregory took a pass on participating in the first video, but it looks like they may be tempted to change their minds after seeing all of the other Sunday show hosts take part. Sunday morning political TV is seeing a number of changes... [FishbowlDC]

ABC News Shows are All Down - Posted April 16, 2010
Now that the music has stopped on the musical chairs that is ABC News, Media Life Magazine takes a look at the ratings for "World News", "Good Morning America" and "This Week." Since [Diane] Sawyer joined "World News" in December, the show's season average has falle... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: April 11 - Posted April 15, 2010
While the Sunday show race ended with "Meet the Press with David Gregory" on top again, "This Week" with interim host Jake Tapper was the only Sunday public affairs program to show growth ... [TVNewser]

Tapper and Adair Do Colbert... - Posted April 15, 2010
Not like that. Get your minds out of the gutter! ABC News' Jake Tapper and Politifact's Bill Adair appeared on Colbert last night to talk fact-checking for "This Week." ... [FishbowlDC]

Knoller, Tapper & Feller To Be Honored at WHCA Dinner - Posted April 13, 2010
The WHCA dinner isn't until May 1st, but it isn't just news of celebrity guests that's leaking out early... WHCA President Ed Chen of Bloomberg News announced today that CBS Radio's Mark Knoller, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

WHCD: ABC's Guest List Rocks My World - Posted April 13, 2010
I am not star-crazy but consider this your warning, ABC News: "I may act the fool when I see two of your WHCA Dinner guests - Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell from my favorite show... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Tapper Comes to Cokie's Rescue - Posted April 12, 2010
Call it chivalry. Or just another voice needed to temporarily quiet the others down. ABC interim "This Week" host Jake Tapper interrupted a tense back-and-forth between Sam Donaldson and HuffPost Editor-in-Chi... [FishbowlDC]

David Gregory: 'People Can Fact-Check Meet the Press Every Week on Their Own Terms' - Posted April 12, 2010
First came an announcement by ABC's This Week interim moderator Jake Tapper that the program would team each week with the St. Peters... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper's Latest Experiment: Fact Checking 'This Week' - Posted April 8, 2010
ABC's Jake Tapper has invited Politifact's Bill Adair to fact check the interviews on Sunday's ... [TVNewser]

White House Rocks, Easter Eggs Roll - Posted April 5, 2010
The Washington Times' Joe Curl, CBS' Christine Delargy and ABC's Jake Tapper were just a few of the media types FishbowlDC spotted taking in the fes... [FishbowlDC]

'This Week' Live Tweet Due to Ana Marie Cox - Posted March 29, 2010
ABC's Jake Tapper, interim host of "This Week" until Christiane Amanpour takes over in August, is putting his own touches on the show, one of which is now including live tweeting. In a tweet this weekend, Tapper gives credit to GQ's Ana Mari... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Seeking Suggestions - Posted March 28, 2010
ABC's Jake Tapper was recently named the interim host of "This Week" as Christiane Amanpour will take over the program in August. Tapper, who's embraced soci... [TVNewser]

Broadcast Nets Cover HCR Legislation Signing - Posted March 23, 2010
President Obama is scheduled to sign the health care reform bill, which the House voted on Sunday evening, into law later this morning. The signing is scheduled for 11:15amET in the East Room at the White House. Broadcast network special coverage: ABC ... [TVNewser]

Some ABC Newsers Not Sold on Christiane Amanpour - Posted March 22, 2010
Contrary to the gladiator's code, those at ABC News who are about to die are not saluting the emperor. With a staff reduction of up to 25 percent looming, many of the troops are unhappy that news division chief David Westin last week signed expensive outsider ... [TVNewser]

Christiane Amanpour on the 'New Perspective' She'll Bring to Sunday - Posted March 18, 2010
As we reported earlier today, Christiane Amanpour is leaving CNN after nearly 27 years with the network and heading to ABC News where she'll succeed George Stephanopoulos... [TVNewser]

CNN's Amanpour says YES to ABC - Posted March 18, 2010
This just in... CNN's Christiane Amanpour will be the new host of ABC's "This Week". From ABC's David Westin: I am delighted to announce that Christiane Amanpour will j... [FishbowlDC]

Christiane Amanpour Leaves CNN to Host ABC's 'This Week' - Posted March 18, 2010
First on TVNewser: CNN's Christiane Amanpour is leaving CNN and will become the new anchor of ABC News' "This Week" TVNewser has learned. ABC News staff was informed internally Thursday afternoon. She will begin with ... [TVNewser]

C-SPAN Video Library Gets LOTS of Love - Posted March 17, 2010
Has any really lived until the invention of the C-SPAN video library? By the way journalists around D.C. and beyond are talking about it, it's not likely life was as fulfilling before. Remarked ABC's Jake Tapper: "If the US had knighthoods, one of the first ones should go to ... [FishbowlDC]

Jonathan Karl Returns to 'This Week' This Week - Posted March 15, 2010
•ABC's Senior Congressional Correspondent Jonathan Karl will rotate in as moderator on This Week this Sunday, TVNewser has confirmed. It's the second time at bat for Karl, who guest-moderated on February 14. Earlier today, FishbowlDC was first to report that ABC is getting ... [TVNewser]

George Will and Sauerkraut Ice Cream - Posted March 15, 2010
The American people like "elements" of the health care bill, declared WaPo columnist and ABC "This Week" roundtable contributor George Will. Then he drifted into a sauerkraut ice cream metaphor. "I like sauerkraut and ice cream," he remarked on "This Week". "I don't like sau... [FishbowlDC]

Christiane Amanpour Offered ABC 'This Week' Job - Posted March 15, 2010
FishbowlDC reports that CNN's Christiane Amanpour, who had been ... [TVNewser]

ABC's 'This Week' (American Idol Style) - Posted March 15, 2010
ABC's Jake Tapper was host of Sunday's "This Week". Here's what our always candid "Idol" judges had to say about this major contender. The hype is on - will he, should he, get the job? We happily welcome HuffPost's Jason Linkins back to the pa... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Lineup: 03.14.10 - Posted March 12, 2010
• NBC's Meet the Press:Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Fmr. Senior Adviser to President Bush Karl Rove and NYT's David Brooks and Thomas Friedman. • CBS' Face the Nation: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs Loses Bet, Wears Canadian Hockey Jersey in WH Briefing - Posted March 12, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs walked into today's White House briefing wearing a Canadian hockey jersey, which was met with plenty of laughter from the White House correspondents. Gibbs explained, "I'm making good on my aspect of my wager with Dimitri [Soudas], my Canadian, counterpart who is several hundred... [TVNewser]

Tapper's Birthday Surprise - Posted March 12, 2010
ABC's Jake Tapper got a big surprise today when his wife and daughter showed up at the White House press briefing room with a cake to celebrate his 41st birthday. Note that the cake is Dora the Explorer. Happy birthday to Jake! ... [FishbowlDC]

Funniest Massa Quotes En Masse - Posted March 10, 2010
The past 24 hours in Washington D.C. has brought a tidal wave of reaction to the latest scandal to blow through town. This one, like all of them, comes with details that are better than fiction. Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), a freshman lawmaker, talked tickle fights with staff and a... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's "This Week" (American Idol Style) - Posted March 8, 2010
ABC's "This Week's" guest host this past Sunday was Matt Dowd, chief strategist for Bush-Cheney '04. Here's what our judges had to say to him. This week HuffPost's Jason Linkins was... [FishbowlDC]

ABC's Westin Wins Award, Addresses Tough Times - Posted March 5, 2010
ABC News President David Westin received the First Amendment Leadership Award by the RTDNA (Radio TV Digital News Association) Thursday evening in Washington at the Ritz. He spoke candidly of the importance of the First Amendment and of the trying times news organizations like ABC finds itse... [FishbowlDC]

Who's in the 'This Week' Moderator Chair This Week? - Posted February 25, 2010
Terry Moran?Jake Tapper?Barbara Walters?... [TVNewser]

Rock On: NBC and ABC Trash Talk - Posted February 23, 2010
Banter breaks out among Capitol Hill and White House TV correspondents. ABC's Jake Tapper: Dear NBC News executives: please tell @SavannahGuthrie and @ChuckTodd to stop blasting Blind Melon from their booth. thanks, Team ABC. MSNBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Fishbowl5 With Jonathan Krohn: 14-year-old on a Mission for Conservative Values - Posted February 19, 2010
When I arrive to the lobby of the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, Jonathan Krohn is sitting on a sleek modern sofa next to the bar. Later he'll pace as he talks, looking stressed. He's on a cell phone call to his editor at Vanguard Press, the company that's publishing his... [FishbowlDC]

Tiger Woods Delivers First Public Statement: 'I'm Deeply Sorry' - Posted February 19, 2010
Tiger Woods delivered his first public statement today from PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida and addressed the recent scandal surrounding his personal life that forced him to take a leave of absence from professional golf. "For all that I have done, I am so sorry," Woods said. "I... [TVNewser]

Canada Gets The Finger | Newhouse Gets Fashion-Happy Feet | Media People Become Politicians, Possibly | Buzzkill - Posted February 12, 2010
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Canada Gets The Finger | Newhouse Gets Fashion-Happy Feet | Media People Become Politicians, Possibly | Buzzkill - Posted February 12, 2010
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Sunday Show Ratings: 'MTP' Tops Total Viewers, 'Face' Wins Demo - Posted February 11, 2010
Among the Sunday shows, NBC's "Meet the Press" held on to the top spot in Total Viewers, but CBS'"Face the Nation" which was anchored by Bob Schieffer from the Super Bowl site in Miami, drew the most viewers in the A25-54 demo. It was CBS' best number in the demo... [TVNewser]

Obama Gives Access, But Which Newscasts Gave it Coverage? - Posted February 10, 2010
NBC News White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie snapped this photo of Pres. Obama during his Tuesday news conference. For just the third time since taking office, Pres. Obama took questions fr... [TVNewser]

Steph Talks Tapper, This Week, and GMA w. Colbert - Posted February 10, 2010
Last night, George Stephanopoulos appeared on the Colbert Report to discuss his new gig on GMA, Lady Gaga, Black History Month, the prospect of going blonde to be more like Diane Sawyer and of course, the vacant anchor seat at ABC's "This Week." Always the diplomat, Steph stayed tight-lipped about his... [FishbowlDC]

Obama's First Presser Since July - Posted February 9, 2010
Major Garrett taking a pic of POTUS. Twitpic by Savannah Guthrie from @savannahguthrie President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room this afternoon. When he entered, he joked with NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Meets the Press, First Question to FNC's Major Garrett - Posted February 9, 2010
Pres. Obama made a rare appearance at the daily press briefing today taking questions from the assembled White House Press Corps, with the first question going to Fox News correspondent Major Garrett. The second went to ABC's Jake Tapper... [TVNewser]

Who Will Take McDreamy McBrown to Prom? - Posted February 9, 2010
The White House Correspondents' Dinner isn't until May. But who wants to wait until the last minute to ask your date to the prom? We're hearing that newly elected Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has accepted an invitation from ABC, not to mention that others have tried to woo him. Maybe he'll show... [FishbowlDC]

'This Week' to Try Out Jonathan Karl - Posted February 8, 2010
ABC's "This Week" tryouts for "American Idol" continue. Last week we had Barbara Walters. This past Sunday was Jake Tapper. And this coming Sunday is Jonathan Karl, as r... [FishbowlDC]

Walters, Brown, Ailes, and Huffington: Notable Moments From 'This Week' - Posted January 31, 2010
Barbara Walters filled in as guest anchor today on ABC's This Week. The program featured Walters' interview of Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown, as well as a roundtable discu... [TVNewser]

Obama, Tapper, Condit -- and Baskin-Robbins - Posted January 27, 2010
A riddle: What do President Obama, ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper, and former Rep. Gary Condit all have... [FishbowlDC]

State of the Union Coverage Plans: Broadcast Networks - Posted January 26, 2010
Tomorrow evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress just after 9pmET. Gov. Bob McDonnell will provide the GOP response. Here are the special coverage plans we're hearing for the broadcast networks. ABC News' ... [TVNewser]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 26, 2010
Quote of the Day "Such an amazing day! I just meet Obama with my husband! -- tweeted Khloe Kardashian (and retweeted by ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper) More from CNN White House correspondent Ed Henry: "Tweet of the day, thanks to Lakers visit at WH." (Henry also retweeted Kardashian's quote.) Kloe Kardas... [FishbowlDC]

And on the 7th Day, Barbara Walters Moderated 'This Week' - Posted January 25, 2010
As ABC News continues the search for a moderator for "This Week," the network continues to go to its bench for fill-ins -- the most surprising announced yesterday. ... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: Jan. 17 - Posted January 22, 2010
The Sunday shows all saw an increase in viewership week-to-week and NBC's "Meet the Press" drew the most total viewers and viewers in the A25-54 demo. CBS' "Face the Nation" was the number two Sunday show for the third consecutive week and tied "MTP" in the A25-54 demo rating (0.9 for both).... [TVNewser]

One Year Later: The President and the TV Press - Posted January 20, 2010
"There's a difference between governing," says media critic Jane Hall, "and getting elected." One year ago today, Pres. Barack Obama began to govern — and the nets and cablers started covering his administra... [TVNewser]

Daily Caller Party Bursting with People -- and Coats - Posted January 13, 2010
The Daily Caller launch party was the place to be last night for Washington D.C.'s political party crowd. In attendance: Former Time scribe Matt Cooper and Scooter Libby, former Chief of Staff to former V.P. Dick Cheney (in the same room) From the Daily Caller: ... [FishbowlDC]

George Stephanopoulos Ends Run on 'This Week' - Posted January 10, 2010
George Stephanopoulos announced this morning -- in a brief sign-off -- that it would be his final regular appearance as anchor of ABC's "This Week." It is also my last regular Sunday here at "This Week." Thanks to all of you fo... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Ratings: Jan. 3 - Posted January 8, 2010
NBC's "Meet the Press" was up week-to-week, and remained in first place among the Sunday public affairs shows this week. CBS' "Face the Nation" was also up week-to-week, coming in second to "MTP" by 450k total viewers and 110k in the demo. ABC was in third and saw a decrease week-to-week... [TVNewser]

Tapper Tops Tyndall's 2009 - Posted January 6, 2010
Earlier today, we reported on Andrew Tyndall's list of the most heavily-used network news correspondents from the last decade. Washington journos dominated the la... [FishbowlDC]

Third Party Crasher is Facebook Friend to Many - Posted January 5, 2010
Famous-for-D.C. types around town may want to check out the de-friending button on their Facebook pages. It turns out a variety of people are friends with Third Party Crasher Extraordinaire Carlos Allen, including some of the very people who will be covering them for their respective news outlets... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Tryouts? - Posted January 4, 2010
With a couple soon-to-be-departing Sunday show anchors taking some time off over the last few weeks, we may have been witnessing a mini tryout during the holidays. ... [TVNewser]

2010 New Year's Resolution Roundup - Posted December 29, 2009
With only three days left in 2009 (good riddance), time to make your New Year's resolution is quickly running out. Whether you embrace or reject the annual tradition, it's tough not to form some sort of secret pact for self-improvement when a new year is just around the corner. Work harder,... [FishbowlDC]

George Brings GMA to DC - Posted December 22, 2009
After this morning's GMA, George Stephanopoulos heads back to Washington, D.C. for an interview with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. On his blog Stephanopoulos writes, "We'll be talking about the rough ride the e... [TVNewser]

ABC News Colleagues Celebrate Gibson's Career - Posted December 18, 2009
Last night in New York, hundreds of Charlie Gibson's friends and colleagues turned out to celebrate his work at ABC News over the past nearly 35 years. In a toast, ABC News president David Westin said, "The fi... [TVNewser]

Pull Up an Anchor Chair, Ted Koppel - Posted December 18, 2009
So tell us, Ted Koppel, any truth to buzz that you're a candidate for the anchor job at ABC's "This Week"? "Let me put it this way," says Koppel, former longtime anchor of ABC's "Nightline." "I never respond, positively or negatively, to something that's not been offered.... [TVNewser]

Caption Contest: Rachel Maddow and Roger Ailes at Last Night's White House Christmas Party - Posted December 16, 2009
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Fox News chairman Roger Ailes were among the guests at last night's holiday party for tvnewsers at the White House. Leave your captions to the pricele... [TVNewser]

Radio and TV Reporters Party at White House - Posted December 16, 2009
Politico's Patrick Gavin reports on last night's White House Party for TV and Radio reporters. See the roster, everyone from NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

BBC's Katty Kay Weighs Writing, Blogging With Paying The Bills - Posted December 15, 2009
If you ever wonder how authors and bloggers do it -- that relentless, 24-hour-a-day publicity driving social media quest -- you're not alone. Katty Kay, a BBC journalist and author, is right there with you. During an interview at mediabis... [morningmedianewsfeed]

BBC's Katty Kay Weighs Writing, Blogging With Paying The Bills - Posted December 15, 2009
If you ever wonder how authors and bloggers do it -- that relentless, 24-hour-a-day publicity driving social media quest -- you're not alone. Katty Kay, a BBC journalist and author, is right there with you. During an interview at mediabis... [FishbowlNY]

'This Week' Replacements Line Up; Stephanopoulos 'Getting Jay Leno'd?' - Posted December 10, 2009
Page Six hears that a few established newsers are competing for George Stephanopoulos's spot on "This Week" should he leave once he starts h... [TVNewser]

Mike Emanuel, Chuck Todd Still Have a Shot at Championship - Posted December 8, 2009
You may recall that in September, we asked the TV White House correspondents to pick a college football national champion. Now that we know its the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the Texas Longhorns, here's ... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper Tops 'This Week' Poll - Posted December 8, 2009
Last Friday we asked, If George Takes the GMA Job, Who Should Host "This Week?" After nearly 1,700 votes, 28% of you thought ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper (aka @jaketapper) should get the gig, followed by PBS' ... [TVNewser]

ABC's DC Bureau Says Goodbye to Charlie - Posted December 5, 2009
We hear Charlie Gibson paid a visit to the Washington bureau of ABC News this week to say some goodbyes. It was announced earlier that December 18th would be the "World News" anchor's last day in the chair. Diane Sawyer takes over in Januar... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: An Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted December 2, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... 7-'11: The point that WH senior administration officials had predicted would be the most "misunderstood" of POTUS's Afghan address was the focus of many a question in the briefing room. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs identified the July 2011 date as a "transition point" that ensures... [FishbowlDC]

Coverage Plans: President Obama's Tuesday Address - Posted November 30, 2009
President Obama will address the nation from West Point 8pmET tomorrow on his Afghanistan plans. TVNewser reports that all networks will carry Obama's primetime address. And we're beginning to hear just how the nets and cable will cover... • CBS: Katie Couric will anchor CBS' live broadcas... [FishbowlDC]

Tweet All About It: Twitter Most Popular Word of 2009 - Posted November 30, 2009
Thanks to DC super-Tweeters like Jake Tapper, Ana Marie Cox and Kenny Day, Twitter beat out "Obama" as the "Top Word of 2009," according to the Global Language Monitor's annual surv... [FishbowlDC]

State Dinner Tweeting: Tacky or Groundbreaking? - Posted November 24, 2009
At tonight's State Dinner at the White House, to tweet or not to tweet? Avid tweeter Sen. Claire McCaskill contemplated that very question in the Twitterverse today. Slate's John Dickerson and ABC's Jake Tapper weighed in: @... [FishbowlDC]

It's Official: Fox News to Interview Obama - Posted November 17, 2009
After some speculation last week, it's now official: Fox News' Major Garrett will interview President Obama tomorrow morning in Beijing. The interv... [PRNewser]

WH Correspondents Interview POTUS Today - Posted November 17, 2009
FNC's Major Garrett along with CBS' Chip Reid, NBC's Chuck Todd and CNN's Ed Henry will interview President Obama tomorrow morning in Beijing (about 9PM EST tonight). Ea... [FishbowlDC]

Hundreds Thank Jake's Father-in-Law for Service this Veterans Day - Posted November 11, 2009
A feel good story to end your Veterans Day... This morning ABC's Jake Tapper tweeted this simple message to his 30,000 followers: @jaketapper hey, if you can thank my father-in-law, Vietnam Air Force veteran Tom Brown (@mograndpa), for his service, would mean a lot to him. T... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper in Stephen King Novel - Posted November 11, 2009
•ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper is apparently a character in Stephen King's new book, "Under the Dome." Chris Cuomo discussed it with King on yesterday's "GMA." Last evening... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 11.10.09 - Posted November 10, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Sesame Street is coming to DC... in celebration of the show's 40th anniversary, Union Station will display an exhibit called "Sesame Street: The Longest Street in the World." Kick-off party with Elmo and Telly tonight. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Jake Tapper Wants to Know: What Would You Ask Pres. Obama? - Posted November 9, 2009
•ABC's Jake Tapper sits down with Pres. Obama this afternoon. The interview will air on "World News" and "Nightline," as well as ABCNews.com. Tapper tweeted his "television exclusive" this morning asking: "What would you ask him?" ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 11.05.09 - Posted November 5, 2009
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FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 30, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Yep. What She Said: In an abbreviated briefing today (running against the seventh of the big Sit Room Af-Pak strategy meetings), Press Secretary Robert Gibbs backed Secy Hillary Clinton's sharp comments yesterday that she finds it "hard to believe" that Pakistan couldn't find al Qaeda... [FishbowlDC]

Goatee Gamble Charity Update - Posted October 26, 2009
•ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper tweets that as of Sunday afternoon, Dr. Shershah Syed has received $5,543 in donations related to "Goatee Gamble" NLCS bet with NBC's ... [TVNewser]

Robert Gibbs on 'Today' Show: NBC's Chuck Todd Denied Pardon, Must Shave Goatee - Posted October 23, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs... [PRNewser]

"Goatee Gamble": Still Goatee-ed - Posted October 22, 2009
It is 3:45pm the day after and NBC's Chuck Todd is still sporting a goatee... Though, he did just announce on MSNBC that we'll have a final answer tomorrow morning on "Today." He also ack... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": In the Briefing Room - Posted October 22, 2009
ABC's Jake Tapper tweets: @jaketapper: hmmm @chucktpolitical a no-show at briefing, tho Gibbs holds up electric razor from @MajoratWH and offers to let briefing room for shave Transcript, courtesy of the White House press office: MR. GIBBS: Where is Chuck today? Is he -- Q: I thought I'd be helpful. MR. GIBBS: Is Chuck a... [FishbowlDC]

NBC's Chuck Todd Loses Goatee Gamble - Posted October 22, 2009
Our colleagues down at FishbowlDC have been closely following the facial hair bet between ABC's Jake Tapper and NBC's ... [TVNewser]

"Goatee Gamble": It's Over - Posted October 22, 2009
Pic by Broadcasting & Cable. "Ah the mystery." That was the response we got from NBC's Chuck Todd on whether to goatee w... [FishbowlDC]

Cowboy Bob Grows a Beard - Posted October 21, 2009
CBS' Bob Schieffer doesn't have a stake in "Goatee Gamble," the National League Championship Series bet between NBC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Poll: WH vs. Fox News - Posted October 21, 2009
The White House's war on/with Fox News has triggered a huge range of reactions in the media. WaPo's Ruth Marcus wrote "Obama's dumb war with Fox News" which got overwhelming response on wapo.com and Facebook. Politico's Mike... [FishbowlDC]

Maddow/Olbermann Invited to White House Chat with Obama, But Fox Isn't a News Organization? - Posted October 21, 2009
Here's a curious turn in the White House vs. Fox News fight. On Monday, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were among several people who attended an off-the-record briefing with Pres. Obama at the White House. Sources tell us other attendees at the two-and-a-half hour chat included ... [TVNewser]

Tapper Questions Gibbs about Fox - Posted October 20, 2009
•At this morning's press gaggle in White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' office, ABC's Jake Tapper grilled Gibbs on the White House's statements about Fox News, asking, "Can you explain why it's appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is... [TVNewser]

"Goatee Gamble": Four Games Down - Posted October 20, 2009
Pic by Broadcasting & Cable. We're now four games into the NLCS and "Goatee Gamble," and with three Phillies' wins, we're again that much closer to seeing a ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 19, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... The T-Word: In a rare morning on-camera briefing, Press Secy Robert Gibbs tag-teamed with Jared Bernstein and Melody Barnes, chief WH economic and domestic policy advisors, respecti... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": Three Games Down - Posted October 19, 2009
Pic by Broadcasting & Cable. We're three games into the NLCS and "Goatee Gamble," and with two Phillies' wins, we're also that much closer to seeing a ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 16, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, John Podesta, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Maria Shriver • CBS' Face the Nation: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. John Cornyn (R- • ABC's This Week: White House Senior Advisor... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": Charities Chosen - Posted October 16, 2009
Photo by Broadcasting and Cable. We told you yesterday about the $1,000 charity "wimp-out clause" in DC's White House correspondents' ... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": One Game Down - Posted October 16, 2009
NBC's Chuck Todd, circa 1999. With the Phillies' win tonight, we're one NLCS game closer to seeing this clean-cut face again (or a charity of ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble": Wimp-Out Clause or Legit? - Posted October 15, 2009
DC journo tweeps are a-Twitter today over whether the latest development in "Goatee Gamble" between ABC's Jake Tapper and NBC's Chuck Todd is a "wimp-out clause," as dubbed by ABC colleague ... [FishbowlDC]

"Goatee Gamble" On: Facial Hair and $1,000 At Stake - Posted October 15, 2009
Are the stakes rising in "Goatee Gamble," or is the latest development just a "wimp-out clause?" We've been closely following the baseball bet made over Twitter between ABC and NBC Whit... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.15.09 - Posted October 15, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this rainy Thu... [FishbowlDC]

WH Correspondent 'Goatee Gamble' - Posted October 13, 2009
•B&C's Marisa Guthrie reports on the #GoateeGamble wager between White House correspondents Chuck Todd (NBC) and Jake Tapper (ABC). One of the two could be ... [TVNewser]

And Now... Chuck Todd Sans Goatee - Posted October 13, 2009
Thanks to our friends at C-SPAN, we no longer have to imagine what NBC's Chuck Todd... [FishbowlDC]

Goatee Gamble: It's Chuck vs. Jake - Posted October 13, 2009
The baseball battle between NBC and ABC's White House correspondents began over Twitter last night. The bet: if the Dodgers win the National League Championship Series, Jake Tapper grows a goatee and if the Phillies win, Chuck Todd shaves his (famous) goatee. @JakeTapper tweets: ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Tapper, Herridge, Matthews... - Posted October 2, 2009
> Jennifer Tapper, wife of ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, gave birth this morning to Jack Raymond Tapper. 9 lb., 10oz. Jack joins older sister Alice. FishbowlDC has a picture of Jake & Jack. ... [TVNewser]

Oh Baby! New Tapper Takes to the Fishbowl - Posted October 2, 2009
ABC WH Correspondent Jake Tapper and wife, Jennifer welcomed this morning son, Jack Raymond Tapper. Jack weighed in at 9 lbs, 10oz and measured 22 inches. Both... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC's Brag Book: Meet Derek Wallbank - Posted September 25, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Meet our friend, Derek Wallbank. Wallbank was most recently a researcher at CQ Daybook and Maine beat writer for CQ Politics. Before CQ, Derek was a K-12 reporter and politics blogger for the Lansing State J... [FishbowlDC]

HHS Secretary Calls on Elmo to Teach Chuck How to Sneeze into Sleeve - Posted September 17, 2009
At a briefing with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and press secretary Robert Gibbs this morning, NBC Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd sneezed-- but not into his sleeve, as we've all been precautioned! This drew a scolding from Secr... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out the Trash - Posted September 16, 2009
What we almost missed today... • NBC's David Gregory informed us on Twitter today: "I'm moderating a debate between VA gov candidates Deeds & McDonnell tomorrow on NewsChannel 8 @ 11AM and also on http://www.news8.net/" • Politico's Click spotted ABC's Diane Sawyer and ... [FishbowlDC]

Will ABC News Be Denied Interviews with Pres. Obama? - Posted September 16, 2009
This morning on "Good Morning America", White House Correspondent Jake Tapper had a story about Pres. Obama's "massive publicity blitz," giving eight interviews over the course of two weeks, with the hope of sealing the deal on healthcare reform. Tapper says the the president "risks ov... [TVNewser]

WH Correspondents Pick a College Football National Champion - Posted September 11, 2009
To celebrate fall, TVNewser has issued a challenge to some of your favorite newsers on something that's actually important for once. This week, we've asked the White House correspondent... [TVNewser]

Your 2009 FishbookDC!!! - Posted September 4, 2009
After a fierce competition and some surprise wins during the final hour, we've wrapped up FishbowlDC's Summer Superlatives. Now, the moment you've all been waiting....your 2009 FishbookDC!!! Biggest Rebel: Roll Call's John Stanton ... [FishbowlDC]

"All Access" Endorses McFly in the Tapper v. Tommy Competition - Posted September 3, 2009
Campaigns are in full swing for FishbowlDC's "FishbookDC: Summer Superlatives." For instance, Mix 107.3's Tommy McFly who began his radio career at just 15 years old has officially been endorsed by radio industry bible "All Access." Tommy is currently in pursuit of Jake Tapper, the dapper ABC White House correspondent... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC Class of 2009: Early Projections - Posted September 2, 2009
Most Likely to be a Headline After all these years, Cox still rocks your socks. Air America's Ana Marie Cox is devastating the competition with almost 60% of the vote. Most Ambitious Early projections show that this one is going to come down to ABC golden boy, Jake Tapper and boy wonder ... [FishbowlDC]

Famously Endorsed... - Posted September 2, 2009
If you followed Patrick Gavin's "Hottest Media Types" in the past, you know that our good pals at FamousDC have been known to officially endorse candidates of FishbowlDC's contests... this year is no different. FamousDC endorses: Most Ambitious: ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC Day 1 Down: "The Mosts" - Posted September 2, 2009
Voting for the first five categories of FishbookDC 2009's Summer Superlatives has been open for only 24 hours but the competition is well on its way. Here's how things are playing out: MOST COMPETITIVE It's no surprise that the competition is ferocia in the "Most Competitive" category. Politico's Glenn Thrush... [FishbowlDC]

Vote Now: FishbookDC 2009's "Most Ambitious" Journo - Posted September 1, 2009
Who is FishbookDC's most ambitious journo of 2009? Like your ambition Doogie Howser-style? Vote Garrett Graff or Tommy McFly. Straight up? From City Paper reporter to ABC's White House correspondent, "ambition" is Jake Tapper's middle... [FishbowlDC]

FishbookDC's Summer Superlative Candidates: The "Mosts" - Posted August 31, 2009
The long-awaited moment is finally here. We reviewed your nominations and narrowed them down to those that were well-supported or well-deserved. Below are your 2009 candidates for the "most" categories. Voting will begin (for real this time) tomorrow. Until then, start planning your votes. Most Likely to be... [FishbowlDC]

Most Recent Sunday Show Ratings - Posted August 20, 2009
TVNewser: NBC's "Meet the Press" had a strong first-place showing this week, pulling away from "This Week" by 889K Total Viewers with it's best number since April 19, 2009. Among other guests, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow made her ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Ratings: August 16, 2009 - Posted August 20, 2009
NBC's "Meet the Press" had a strong first-place showing this week, pulling away from "This Week" by 889K Total Viewers with its best number since April 19, 2009. Among other guests, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow made her first MTP appearance this week. ... [TVNewser]

Nominations for FishbookDC's "Biggest Heartthrob" Now Open - Posted August 17, 2009
Who should be named FishbookDC's "Biggest Heartthrob of 2009?" Is Amy Argetsinger your number one heart stringer? Can't get enough of the dapper ... [FishbowlDC]

Tom Delay Joins Cast of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" - Posted August 17, 2009
You had to think Jake Tapper was joking when he tweeted this morning that Tom Delay was joining the cast of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Until the press release hit FBDC's inbox. "The Hammer" (Tapper's nickname, not ours) will join "Dancing with the Stars" in its nin... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 14, 2009
CBS' Face the Nation: WH Press Sec. Robert Gibbs. Roundtable with former Sen. Charles Hagel and Former Rep. Lee Hamilton. ABC's This Week w/ Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

Robert Gibbs on Healthcare Debate: Media Tend to Cover "X Said This, Y Said This" - Posted August 12, 2009
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Dapper Tapper: Jake Makes Chron's List of "Web Hunks" - Posted August 6, 2009
The very dapper Jake Tapper, ABC's WH correspondent made the Houston Chronicle's list of thirteen "Web Hunks." Tapper, MSNBC's Carlos Watson, Mashable CEO ... [FishbowlDC]

Happy Birthday to Helen Thomas! - Posted August 4, 2009
We hear President Obama was in the press briefing room just a little while ago to wish Helen Thomas a happy 89th birthday. The President presented the veteran White House reporter with birthday cupcakes- she made a wish, blew out the candles and even scored a kiss from the Commander in... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.31.09 - Posted July 31, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Above, check out ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 30, 2009
Too Cool for School: Bracing ourselves for perhaps the most highly anticipated "beer summit" this town has ever seen, reporters continued to hammer away at press secretary Robert Gibbs on the logistics for this evening's Gates-Crowley-Obama meet. Multiple requests for a fuller readout or soundbite opportunity were rebuffed. "We're his students,... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.28.09 - Posted July 28, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Tuesday m... [FishbowlDC]

Great Wall Built Around ABC Blogs - Posted July 27, 2009
"Oops. This link appears to be broken." That's the message you'd get by trying to access ABC's World Newser blog, Jake Tapper's "Political Punch" or George Stephanopoulos' "... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.23.09 - Posted July 23, 2009
Fox News' Wendell Goler, CBS' Chip Reid, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama's Healthcare News Conference - Posted July 22, 2009
What Are You Watching?(survey) > First question goes to Ben Feller of the AP. He asks about -- wait for it -- healthcare. How to pay for it, and the deadline to get it passed. ... [TVNewser]

Who Will Get Called On Tonight? A Look Back At Obama's Pressers - Posted July 22, 2009
Tonight is President Obama's fourth prime-time press conference, fifth overall. Each presser has lasted about an hour and averages 13 reporters' questions. Fox did not air Obama's 100th day press conference, the third, on the network and will not tonight either. In his first prime-time press conference Feb. 9th, the President called... [FishbowlDC]

White House Changes Wednesday's Press Conference To 8pmET - Posted July 20, 2009
The White House just announced in a press release that President Obama's press conference this Wednesday will now be at 8pmET, instead of at 9pmET, as previously announced on Twitter. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs also made this announcement at the top of the daily briefing. RELATED: CBS announced today that it will... [FishbowlDC]

Remainder of Sanford Emails Released - Posted July 17, 2009
More Sanford emails! Earlier this week, we took a look at a few of the emails sent to Gov. Mark Sanford's communications director, including ones sent by ABC's Jake Tapper. Yesterday, more of the over 500 emails have been released and Politico's ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser on the Morning Media Menu - Posted July 16, 2009
On today's mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu, TVNewser talked with the hosts, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and AgencySpy editor Matt Van Hoven, about some of the week's big TV news stories including ABC's $200,000 footage for ... [TVNewser]

The Tapper Touch: 1 Subject Line = Slew of Headlines - Posted July 15, 2009
You've likely seen the stories flying around today about ABC's Jake Tapper and his emails to Governor Mark Sanford's communications director, Joel Sawyer the day before the Governor announced his affair. They were published by The State newspaper in South Carol... [FishbowlDC]

What's Jake Tapper Got Against NBC News? - Posted July 15, 2009
South Carolina newspaper The State has gotten a hold of email correspondence sent to Gov. Mark Sanford's communications director, Joel Sawyer, by reporters in the run-up to the revelation of Sanford's extramarital tango. Politico's Michael Calderone ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Glick, Benjamin, Urungus... - Posted July 13, 2009
> Being the VP of business news for FBN will apparently land you a pretty swanky house. "Money for Breakfast" and "Opening Bell" anchor Alexis Glick was featured in Hamptons Magazine with her family's impressive home that's getting noticed for its major refurbishment from the original, dilapidated state. The residence also,... [TVNewser]

Today from Twitter: Tapper, Martin, Cox, Cillizza and Freire - Posted July 9, 2009
Today on Twitter... We get uncomfortably close to WaPo's Chris Cillizza's forehead. ABC's Jake Tapper gets a lesson in Russian. ... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama In Russia, Talking MJ - Posted July 7, 2009
We told you earlier President Obama would sit down with the five nets this morning for interviews in Russia. With Michael Jackson's memorial all but taking over the airwaves today, the White House correspondents couldn't resisit getting a question in to the President. With one exception-- F... [FishbowlDC]

Talking Back: What You've Told Us... - Posted June 24, 2009
Before turning the "bowl" back to you again, we thought we'd share the results of FishbowlDC's most recent polls. This is what you've told us... Nearly two-thirds of you felt that Tom Brokaw should not accept his appointment to the Commission on WH Fellowships: Should Bro... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker: Schieffer, Frei, Wilson... - Posted June 24, 2009
> Bob Schieffer's younger brother has officially kicked off his run for governor of Texas. Tom Schieffer, a Democrat and a former ambassador to Australia and Japan during the administration of President ... [TVNewser]

Curl Calls It: WH Press Corps Gets Played - Posted June 24, 2009
In an article today, TWT's Joe Curl calls "foul" after the WH press corps got played during yesterday's news conference. On the presidential presser, Curl says: Many in the hard-pressed press corps played along throughout the hourlong show, turning the ball over again and again - "accidentally," of course. Curl says that... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama's Press Conference: HuffPost Called On Second With Iran Question - Posted June 23, 2009
In today's press conference in the briefing room, President Obama spoke for about 10 minutes, covering the topics of Iran, clean energy and healthcare at the top. He then took questions, ending the press conference at about 1:25pm, about 55 mins. AP's Jennifer Loven got the first question, which is not at... [FishbowlDC]

Spotted At The White House: Styx - Posted June 22, 2009
After the daily press briefing today, a few members of Styx were spotted at the White House. ABC's Jake Tapper tweets: Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto -- 3 members of Styx are about to be given a WH tour. 32 minutes ago from web ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes From Friday's Press Briefing - Posted June 19, 2009
"Iran, We're Just Not That Into You"?: Pushback on WH response to the growing Iranian tension continued today as reporters challenged whether the House resolution expressing support for Tehran's demonstrators was meant to fill a void left by a restrained executive branch. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs argued that the WH welcomes... [FishbowlDC]

The Atlantic Names Top 30 Washington Insiders on Twitter - Posted June 17, 2009
Who are the top Washington insiders to follow on Twitter? The Atlantic released a list of their 30 picks today. Mike Allen Blogger, Politico Marc Ambinder Politics Editor, The Atlantic ... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC's WH Correspondents Poll: TV Big 5 - Posted June 16, 2009
Over the weekend, HuffPo posted a poll asking their readers to vote for their favorite WH correspondent but only offered up 9 choices and left off a few key players like CBS News' Chip Reid. So we created our own poll to see what FishbowlDC's readers thought about the networks'... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted June 12, 2009
Prof. Rice Comes to Washington: To round out his week of guests, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice speak to the class today. She outlined the recently passed resolution on sanctions for North Korea, citing five main points in the document: 1) complete embargo on arms; 2) new... [FishbowlDC]

FishbowlDC Interview: Rising Star - ABC News' Jake Tapper - Posted June 10, 2009
Unless you live under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard the name "Jake Tapper." As a White House correspondent for ABC News and one of news media's fastest rising stars, Tapper has quickly established "golden boy" status in Washington. We got to know the golden boy a little better in... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 9, 2009
Peter Peter Budget Leader: Briefing Room Guest du Jour was OMB Director (and self-proclaimed "nerd") Peter Orszag, who followed on POTUS's PAYGO speech today by hailing the measure as a "commonsense principle that you shouldn't dig the hole deeper" on the deficit, which is, less than coincidentally, exactly what ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Menu Podcast Turns Six Months Old - Posted June 9, 2009
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Morning Media Menu Podcast Turns Six Months Old - Posted June 9, 2009
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Jake Tapper on Pres. Obama's Recent Trip, Foreign Press - Posted June 9, 2009
ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper joined us on the six-month anniversary of the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, a couple days after returning from covering Pres. Obama's trip overseas. "President Bush did say a lot of the same things when he we... [TVNewser]

Chuck Todd Penning Another Obama Book - Posted June 9, 2009
The Observer reports NBC's Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd has sold a book proposal to about the first few years of the Barack Obama presidency. ... [TVNewser]

Set Your Alarm- Jake Tapper On The Morning Media Menu - Posted June 8, 2009
The mediabistro Morning Media Menu marks six months tomorrow and what better way to celebrate than with ABC's White House correspondent Jake Tapper as a guest. Tune in here at 9am tomorrow to hear about Tapper's recent trip overseas with President Obama and more. ... [FishbowlDC]

Menu Podcast Turns Six Months With ABC's Jake Tapper - Posted June 8, 2009
The mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast turns six-months-old tomorrow, and we're joined by a first-time guest: ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper. Tapper just returned from covering Pres. Obama's overseas trip. We'll talk to him about how it went, covering... [TVNewser]

Washingtonian Names 50 Top Journos - Posted May 26, 2009
In the June issue of Washingtonian, the mag's executive editor Garrett Graff takes his old Fishbowl fins out for a spin to write the quadrennial review of Washington's "50 Top Journalists." The piece evaluates the city's rising stars, anchor... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 05.22.09 - Posted May 22, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

White House Getting Into VNR Business? - Posted May 21, 2009
Ok, so it was... [PRNewser]

White House Producing Its Own News Reports, Shutting Out the Press Pool - Posted May 21, 2009
Do you recognize this lower third? It's from the only video news story about the UCONN Women's basketball team's visit to the White House last month. It might not look familiar because it's not produced by one of the networks, but rather, by the White House. ABC News White House correspondent ... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Yesterday's Press Briefing - Posted May 14, 2009
Sorry, we're a day late due to some technical difficulties... To Release or Not To Release: WH took a 180 in announcing they've drawn new battle lines in a FOIA-initiated lawsuit to release photos of detainee abuse by U.S. personnel. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who had previously (see: late April) painted the... [FishbowlDC]

Cell Phones Interrupt Already Contentious White House Briefing - Posted May 13, 2009
The White House press briefing this afternoon has been contentious, with some major give-and-take between CNN's Ed Henry, ABC's Jake Tapper and other correspondents as they pressed press secretary Robert Gibbs over ... [TVNewser]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted May 12, 2009
What we almost missed today... • ABC's George Will will be the master of ceremonies at the 2009 Bradley Prizes, which will be held June 3rd at the Kennedy Center. The four Bradley Prize recipients include Bill Kristol. • We told you earlier today about the White House press briefing in which Press... [FishbowlDC]

The After-Parties: Vanity Fair & Bloomberg - Posted May 10, 2009
So just who made the cut at the highly exclusive Vanity Fair/Bloomberg after-party at the gorgeous residence of French Ambassador Pierre Vimont? It was impossible to get in if you weren't on the list- Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford got turned away at first, but we saw him inside shortly after. No pics... [FishbowlDC]

The Pre-Parties: National Journal, Atlantic & ABC - Posted May 10, 2009
The scene at National Journal, Atlantic and ABC's pre-party-- one of our faves because it was actually cool in there. ... [FishbowlDC]

Get to Know: WH Correspondents 40 & Under - Posted May 7, 2009
Erin McPike gets personal with the new regime of young correspondents on journalism's most prestigious beat in Capitol File's latest issue that will be unveiled at their post-WHCD party on Saturday evening. ... [FishbowlDC]

Rising Reporters: The Etiquette of Standing Up - Posted May 5, 2009
Much has been made over the last few days over a video posted on the personal blog of former FishbowlDC editor Patrick Gavin. It features the White House press corps staying seated as Pres. George W. Bush ent... [TVNewser]

Justice Westin? Justice Guthrie? - Posted May 1, 2009
Maybe if ABC's Jake Tapper had any input... some not serious suggestions from his Twitter page: possible ABC News candidates (w/JDs) for Supreme Court: David Westin, Bob Woodruff... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 30, 2009
Joe Says It Ain't So: This morning's statement from the VP's office -- meant to walk back his Today Show comments on advising family members not to take public transportation -- sparked several questions of clarification from the WH press corps. ABC's Jake Tapper, dissatisfied with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' re... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper to Gibbs: "I Sympathize With You Trying to Explain the Vice President" - Posted April 30, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden's Today show appearance this morning has been the talk of the cablers today, after the VP said, "I would tell members of my family, and I have, that I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now." (And more — video after the jump.) CNN, FNC and MSNBC were... [TVNewser]

Is ABC News Hogging White House Dinner Guests? - Posted April 30, 2009
The Hill reports on next weekend's White House Correspondents Association Dinner - the party of the year where the media elite, politicos and Hollywood stars come together. But, The Hil... [TVNewser]

Adler & Haddad Launch WHCInsider.com - Posted April 30, 2009
Haddad with NBC WH Correspondent Chuck Todd Tammy Haddad and BizBash Media CEO David Adler announced the launch of their new project, WHCInsider.com this morning. The two have teamed up with former ABC News producer ... [FishbowlDC]

Who Was Called On? - Posted April 29, 2009
President Obama's news conference this evening lasted pretty exactly an hour as promised to the networks, and he took questions from 13 reporters (lucky 13- President Obama took 13 questions at a previous primetime press conference). In this order: AP's Jennifer Loven (three for ... [FishbowlDC]

Obama's 100th Day Media Preview - Posted April 29, 2009
UPDATED: As you know, TODAY marks the President's first 100 days in office. FBDC has compiled a list of coverage, events and/or special reports for the event. We'll continue updating throughout the day so send us your organization's info and plans to be added to the mix. Last Night On ABC's "Nightline"... [FishbowlDC]

"Journalist Jake": Tapper Gets Name-Checked By Fidel Castro - Posted April 22, 2009
In a column bylined by Fidel Castro, published in state-run newspapers, the former Cuban leader says President Obama "misinterpreted" ... [TVNewser]

Muck Rack. Tomorrow's News Today - Twitterized - Posted April 16, 2009
Sawhorse Media, the guys behind the Shorty Awards, launched a new site this afternoon called Muck Rack, which follows leading journalists' Twitter feeds. Asking the question, "What if you could get tomorrow's newspaper today?" the si... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Tapper's Twitter Triggers Attention - Posted April 16, 2009
Jake Tapper is no stranger to controversy. The ABC News WH correspondent is known for his aggressive approach to journalism and for famously butting heads with WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. But today, it's a "tweet" that is fueling the fire. ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 15, 2009
"The Tea Party People": While Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has avoided directly addressing the tea parties currently sweeping the nation in protest of taxes and big government, hundreds gathered across the street in Lafayette Park this Tax Day helped put the issue back in the briefing room. As Gibbs repeated that... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 04.08.09 - Posted April 8, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 79 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Jake, We Owe You One - Posted April 6, 2009
TVNewser: ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper is profiled by National Review Online's Mark Hemingway... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper on Being "Tough and Consistent" and Conservative Praise - Posted April 6, 2009
ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper is profiled by National Review Online's Mark Hemingway, and the conservative Website had high praise for the reporter who ... [TVNewser]

Three Broadcast Nets, Three Ways to Watch Obama - Posted April 2, 2009
ABC is preempting its broadcast programming this afternoon for Pres. Obama's news conference from the G-20. Charlie Gibson, in London, will anchor with White House correspondent Jake Tapper contributing. CBS News will Webcast the news conference which begins at approximately 12:45pmET. NBC News is leaving coverage to their cab... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Wolffe, Tapper, Burnett... - Posted April 1, 2009
> MSNBC contributor Richard Wolffe has been named a senior strategist for Public Strategies, Inc. Wolffe tells Politico he will continue his work at the cable news network. > Fishbow... [TVNewser]

That Didn't Take Long... First DC Journo Falls Victim to the Classic April Fools Prank - Posted April 1, 2009
The latest victim of the inevitable collision between the instantaneous internet and the April Fool's joke is ABC's Jake Tapper. Our sources tell us Tapper's known for his "gerbil-on-a-wheel" work habits and always wanting to be "first" with every story, from the White House to Capitol Hill and everywhere in between. So, Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

White House Press Corps Fights Back Against Late Briefings - Posted March 27, 2009
As the daily press briefing began this afternoon at 2:07pmET, several members of the White House press corps spoke up to press secretary Robert Gibbs about his tardiness. FishbowlDC ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (G20 Edition): ABC, CBS, Bloomberg... - Posted March 27, 2009
> ABC's Charlie Gibson anchors World News from London Tuesday-Thursday. Correspondents Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto, Yunji de Nies will report from the G20 summit... [TVNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 27, 2009
Back from the Principal's Office: Chronic tardiness might get you in trouble at school, but here it's the classroom of reporters that's fed up with the lecturer's lateness. After a delayed two-minute warning to accommodate reporters returning from a stakeout of the bankers meeting with the president this afternoon, Press Secretary... [FishbowlDC]

Yet Even More On That Presser... - Posted March 25, 2009
The White House upgraded from a teleprompter to a giant TV monitor. TVNewser: Based on Nielsen Fast National data, 31.1 million viewers tuned in across the big four broadcast networks at 8pmET to watch President Obama's second prime time news conference of his presidency. That's down more than two million viewers... [FishbowlDC]

So Who Was Called On? And Where Were They Seated? - Posted March 24, 2009
President Obama's news conference this evening lasted about an hour and he took questions from 13 reporters. Notably missing from those called on were the NYT, WaPo, WSJ and USA Today. In this order: AP's Jennifer Loven (called on first for the second time), NBC's Chuck Todd, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Chuck Wants to Know What Would You Ask President Obama? - Posted March 24, 2009
Speaking of tonight's news conference, NBC Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd is looking for your suggestions for questions on FirstRead. Update from Politico's Mike Allen: Re... [FishbowlDC]

Catching Up on West Wing Reportage - Posted March 16, 2009
From WaPo, "Minutiae? In This White House, Call It News": The Politico broke the story that the president's aides sang "Happy Birthday" to the assistant press secretary, Nick Shapiro, and surprised him with a chocolate cake! The Wall Street Journal scooped the nugget that the White House Office of Management and Budget ch... [FishbowlDC]

Hey there! Roland_Hedley is using Twitter - Posted March 16, 2009
As in the character from Doonesbury... Roland_Hedley: http://twitpic.com/25jrr - Just caused fender-bender on Beltway by tweeting on my way to work. Lesson learned. Will be a littl... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Take A Press Seat Inside the Briefing Room - Posted March 9, 2009
You've seen Robert Gibbs' dodge a question on cable, or in person. You've read the pool reports. Now FBDC takes you to the press seats for an insider's look at the White House daily briefing... No complaints from the corps today about the stubborn briefing room doors. Any stragglers entering the room... [FishbowlDC]

Who Will Be This Year's Break-Out Star? Daily Show's at the White House to Find Out - Posted March 6, 2009
"Will it be the boyish Jake Tapper? The chiseled Chip Reid? The guy who manages Flight of the Conchords?" -The Daily Show's John Oliver. This is a must see. .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/as... [FishbowlDC]

Rush Limbaugh: "Ed, You're A Butt Boy" - Posted March 3, 2009
Rush Limbaugh says he's "exploding with reaction" at this phrase, "the president has spoken a lot about bringing the country together," in a question from CNN's Ed Henry at today's daily press briefing at the White House. "Ed, you're a butt boy" follows. Rush does have some compliments to give- "... [FishbowlDC]

CNN's Ed Henry Makes Limbaugh's List, ABC's Jake Tapper Doesn't - Posted March 3, 2009
Feels like we've been writing about Rush Limbaugh a lot lately. We've certainly seen more of him on cable news over the last few days. (... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.03.09 - Posted March 3, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Man of the Hour: Jake Tapper - Posted March 2, 2009
Howard Kurtz profiles ABC's White House correspondent Jake Tapper... [FishbowlDC]

Gibson on Tapper: "He's One of the Hungriest Reporters I've Run Across" - Posted March 2, 2009
The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz profiles ABC News' "hard-charging" White House correspondent, ... [TVNewser]

Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET (right after our TVNewser Summit party tonight in NYC — it's not too late to RSVP). Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican respon... [TVNewser]

Coverage Plans For Obama Address - Posted February 24, 2009
From TVNewser... Every network will cover President Barack Obama's Address to Congress tonight at 9pmET. Following Obama's speech is Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican response. Each network's coverage plans after the jump. ABC: Charles Gibson and ... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper "To Be This Administration's David Gregory"? - Posted February 10, 2009
In the wake of last week's contentious exchange between ABC's Jake Tapper and White House press secretary ... [TVNewser]

Obama Calls On Helen & HuffPost In First Primetime Press Conference - Posted February 9, 2009
President Obama's first primetime press conference ran about an hour long and he took 13 questions from reporters. Who got questions? In order: AP's Jennifer Loven, Reuters' Caren Bohan, CBS' ... [FishbowlDC]

Major Garrett's Favorite Active Journalist Works For ABC - Posted February 9, 2009
FNC's Major Garrett is the first D.C. journo to get "The FishbowlDC Interview" from our new D.C. editors. Who is his "favorite active journal... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.09.09 - Posted February 9, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box ... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper to Gibbs: Obama "Doesn't Believe in Transparency?" - Posted February 5, 2009
Politico's Michael Calderone highlights a contentious exchange between press secretary Robert Gibbs and ABC News' ... [TVNewser]

ABC's Obama Reporter Promises To be "Vigilant, Questioning" - Posted January 23, 2009
Marketwatch.com's Jon Friedman talks with ABC's senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper about his new gig, which has become a multimedia affair. Friedman writes: "In this digital age of blogs, podcasts, video feeds and the like, a jou... [TVNewser]

The First Press Briefing: Plante, Thomas, Henry... - Posted January 22, 2009
The cable news networks all carried Robert Gibbs' first White House press briefing this afternoon. Among the new crop covering the Obama administration: Chuck Todd for NBC, Chip Reid for CBS, ... [TVNewser]

Tapper on the Trail: "It Beats You Up, But It's Worth It" - Posted January 14, 2009
Last Thursday, I spoke with ABC News' new White House correspondent Jake Tapper for mediabistro.com's "So What Do You Do?" series. He talks about his new job (he's "honored" but "it's also i... [TVNewser]

Jake Tapper on 'Force of Nature' David Carr - Posted January 14, 2009
TVNewser's Steve Krakauer just posted his recent interview with ABC News' White House correspondent Jake Tapper. Lot... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jake Tapper on 'Force of Nature' David Carr - Posted January 14, 2009
TVNewser's Steve Krakauer just posted his recent interview with ABC News' White House correspondent Jake Tapper. Lot... [FishbowlNY]

Jake Tapper: Blogging Before Blogging Was Cool - Posted January 14, 2009
TVNewser's Steve Krakauer talks with ABC's senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper for this week's "So What Do You Do?" feature. Krakauer: A lot of TV news personalities now hav... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Obama Requests Digital TV Deadline Delay - Posted January 10, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama is recommending a delay in the conversion to digital-only transmission. The digital switch date is currently set for February 17. Nielsen estimated more than seven million households are not yet ready for the switch, and the coupons to subsidize the converters... [TVNewser]

Networks Carry Obama Economic Address - Posted January 8, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama delivered a major economic address this morning in Washington, D.C., and the speech was carried by all the broadcast networks, cablers and business networks. Charlie Gibson anchored... [TVNewser]

Busy Morning In D.C. - Posted January 7, 2009
It was a D.C.-focused morning on the cablers, as Roland Burris and President-elect Barack Obama made their way around the nation's capital. After an Associated Press report said Senate Democrats planned to accep... [TVNewser]

Who Got the Most Airtime in '08? - Posted January 6, 2009
Andrew Tyndall... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 26, 2008
Meet the Press: David Axelrod. Richard Wolffe of Newsweek, Todd Purdum of Vanity Fair and Michelle Singletary of the Washington Post. This Week: Sen. Bob... [FishbowlDC]

Henry Becomes CNN Senior WH Correspondent - Posted December 12, 2008
First on TVNewser: Ed Henry will become CNN's new senior White House correspondent. John King previously served in that role. Also ... [TVNewser]

Who's Covering the Obama White House? - Posted December 10, 2008
With David Gregory's promotion to "Meet the Press", NBC needs to fill the senior White House correspondent role for the network. ABC named Jake Tapper as chief White House correspondent the day after the election... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted November 7, 2008
Meet the Press: Obama-Biden transition team co-chair Valerie Jarrett, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) and a roundtable with White House historian ... [FishbowlDC]

Who's Front Row at Obama Presser? - Posted November 7, 2008
(There's actually three "front rows"...left, front, center) ...and Nedra Pickler will get the first question, we hear... A FishbowlDC spy sends in a rough roster: Ken Bazinet (NY Daily News), Christina Bellantoni (WaTimes), CBS, NBC, ... [FishbowlDC]

ABC Names Three to New Assignments - Posted November 5, 2008
As expected, ABC News announced Jake Tapper as the new Senior White House correspondent. Also named in the announcement today was ... [TVNewser]

Reporting on the Obama Administration - Posted November 5, 2008
The networks are expected to begin making correspondent assignments for the Obama administration. TVNewser has learned ABC's Jake Tapper, who's covered the Obama campaign (and, interestingly, covered the McCain campaign for Salon in 2000) is expected to be named Chief White House correspondent. ... [TVNewser]

TVNewser Covers Election Night - Posted November 4, 2008
Okay TVNewser fans, here's the deal. Steve's on his way to cover election night at CNN and FBN. He'll be back around 7:30pmET to get the live blog up and running. I'll be heading to ABC and CBS. (We got the big denial from NBC/MSNBC). We'll be back with stories, plenty... [TVNewser]

Affleck as Olbermann: "It is the Fear and the Tyranny Up With Which We Dare No Longer Put" - Posted November 2, 2008
So, the Keith Olbermann skit made it into the live edition of SNL last night. Ben Affleck, who's been a guest on Countdown, played Olbermann to the extreme, and that's not easy to do. We were particularly fond of ... [TVNewser]

Say it Ain't So, Joe (the Senator)! - Posted October 23, 2008
Hmm. Looks like Sarah Palin isn't the only one avoiding the press these days (actually truth be told, Obama isn't so press friendly either — notwithstanding ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Say it Ain't So, Joe (the Senator)! - Posted October 23, 2008
Hmm. Looks like Sarah Palin isn't the only one avoiding the press these days (actually truth be told, Obama isn't so press friendly either — notwithstanding ... [FishbowlNY]

Presidential Debate Round #2 - Posted October 7, 2008
Here are some of the coverage plans for tonight's town hall style debate at Belmont University in Nashville moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw. All the following networks will carry the debate. • ABC: The team of Gibson, Sawyer and Stephanopolous will anchor again, this time from three different cities. Charlie Gibson wi... [TVNewser]

Dow Dives as House Votes - Posted September 29, 2008
Breaking: The cable news and business networks are covering the House vote on the $700 billion bailout bill. As the tally continued to an eventual "No" vote, the dow took a nose dive, at one point down 705 points. On MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell and House producer/reporter Mike Viqueira discussed the rules... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted September 26, 2008
Meet the Press: Bill Clinton. Tom Brokaw will moderate a debate between Colorado Senate candidates Mark Udall (D) and Bob Schaffer (R). Face the Nation: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 09.25.08 - Posted September 25, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Picks Biden. CNN is First With The News - Posted August 23, 2008
By the time the network evening newscasts went on the air Friday night, the democratic veepstakes had been narrowed to one name. But it would take another six hours to confirm Barack Obama had chosen ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 08.19.08 - Posted August 19, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning m... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper "Embarrased" By His Stephanopoulos Comments - Posted August 18, 2008
Before he started working for ABC News, Jake Tapper was a writer for Salon. (Side note: he covered John McCain's 2000 primary campaign). Back in the Salon days (almost 10 years ago) Tapper wrote about his now-colleague George Stephanopoulos. And it wasn't pretty. Among other things, Tapper wrote Stephanopoulos is "shallo... [TVNewser]

Tapper On His Young And Nasty Years - Posted August 17, 2008
When Variety's Bill Triplett saw ABC's Jake Tapper host "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" last week, he thought about one thing: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 08.13.08 - Posted August 13, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? D... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 1, 2008
Meet the Press: Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and a roundtable with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, NBC's Chuck Todd and PBS' ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.31.08 - Posted July 31, 2008
Good Morning Washington. Above, FishbowlDC's "Word Cloud," courtesy of World.net. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.28.08 - Posted July 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. At what D.C. restaurant/lounge was the above photo taken? Let us know. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Critiquing the Press and Their Obama - Posted July 25, 2008
WaPo's Howard Kurtz sums up the media coverage of Barack Obama's week abroad; what the trip meant for the candidate and the press following him. ...even as the likes of NBC's Andrea Mitchell... [TVNewser]

Did You Make Obama's Cut? - Posted July 21, 2008
There are so many journalists eager to join Sen. Barack Obama on his European trip that the campaign simply can't accommodate all of them on the plane. Lynn Sweet blogged a few days back: ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 07.15.08 - Posted July 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. What area restaurant serves the above dessert tray? Let us know. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted April 19, 2008
Meet the Press: Obama strategist David Axelrod and Clinton strategist Geoff Garin,, and a roundtable with New York Times' David Brooks, Washington Post's E. J. Dionne and NPR's Michele Norris. Face the Nation: Sen. Bob Casey and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, and a roundtable with Democratic strategist Joe Trippi and Politico's Roger... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 02.11.08 - Posted February 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Overserved: "Creative" Ways To Explain Politics - Posted January 25, 2008
Seriously: This is getting out of control. The Extreme-ness ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.08.07 - Posted November 8, 2007
Good morning Washington. You say "no way in hell" to group houses. Stephen Manfredi, a Senior Account Executive with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, has accepted a position at the White House as Associate Director of the Office of Str... [FishbowlDC]

Russert Has His Dry Erase Board, Tapper's Got Desk Calendars - Posted August 15, 2007
See ABC's Jake Tapper try to explain the ever-changing primary schedule here. ... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper: Drawing Again - Posted June 11, 2007
ABC News' Jake Tapper is starting to add caricatures and cartoons on his blog (you'll recall that he used to be an editorial cartoonist). The return of haikus can't be far off... ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash, 01.23.07 - Posted January 23, 2007
Bolo tie wins. Just goes to show there is a difference between should wear and will wear. Jack Shafer on words journalists should not use. "Cheney, media to take stand in Libby perjury case" An ABC release announc... [FishbowlDC]

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