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Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Capehart’

James Rosen: Holder’s Comments ‘Scarcely Address the Relevant Facts of His Conduct’

HolderCapehartOutgoing Attorney General Eric Holder wishes he could have a do-over when it comes to labeling Fox News correspondent James Rosen a “co-conspirator” in a leak investigation.

The remarks came today at the Washington Ideas Forum when moderator, and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart asked Holder, “What’s the one decision you made that you wish you could do over again?”

“I think about the subpoena to the Fox reporter, Rosen,” Holder said. “I think that I could’ve been a little more careful looking at the language that was contained in the filing that we made with the court. He was labeled as a co-conspirator. You had to do that as a result of the statute, but there are ways in which, I think, that could have been differently, done better.”

In 2010, Holder personally approved of a search warrant into Rosen’s emails as part of the investigation.

In a statement to TVNewser, Rosen responds: “Throughout this ordeal for my family and me, I have tried to keep my head down and continue covering – and breaking – the news. I consider myself blessed to have an employer in Fox News, and a boss in Roger Ailes, who have stood by me and enabled me to remain focused on what matters most to me in professional terms: first-rate journalism. Read more

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Responding to News Blogs ‘Not Of Interest’ to Chris Matthews

MatthewsApparently, engaging with news blogs aren’t high on Chris Matthews‘ priority list.

Asked to respond to a piece written by Vox’s Max Fisher on U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, Matthews didn’t mince words. “I don’t respond to that kind of stuff, OK, that’s not of interest to me; why would I respond to something like that?” Matthews said Friday to guest host Jonathan Capehart. “Let me deal with the grown ups, let me deal with the political people, and not getting involved with the blogs and the websites…I don’t need to respond to that professionally.”  It should be noted that the editor-in-chief of the website Matthews declined to respond to is MSNBC policy analyst Ezra Klein.

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Willie Geist DC Party

At the home of NBC’s Norah O’Donnell and chef Geoff Tracy in Washington, DC last night, people celebrated MSNBC’s Willie Geist‘s new book, “American Freak Show,” according to Politico. With a chef at the venue, the food was clearly outstanding. The last time TVNewser saw Geist, he was promoting the book in New York City.

There were a lot of tvnewsers in attendance: NBC anchor David Gregory, journalist Maureen Orth and her son NBC correspondent Luke Russert, NBC correspondent Savannah Guthrie, NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd, CNN senior political analyst Gloria Borger, senior PBS correspondent Gwen Ifill, former MSNBC executive and founder of Haddad Media Tammy Haddad, NBC news analyst Howard Fineman, ABC News’ Ann Compton, NBC Washington bureau chief Mark Whitaker, and MSNBC producer Pam Stevens.

Other notable newsers included, former Newsweek, now NBC News’ Mike Isikoff, The New York TimesMaureen Dowd, TIME.com’s Jay Newton-Small, as well as The Washington Post‘s Mary Ann Akers and Jonathan Capehart.

Capehart Explains On-Air Disaster

capehart9-8.jpgLast week, TVNewser highlighted Jonathan Capehart‘s shocking and controversial on-air blunder when he told MSNBC “Way Too Early” host Willie Geist that he reads the NY Times and Wall Street Journal in the morning, but didn’t mention his own paper, the Washington Post. In an email to Gawker, Capehart explains:

“The reason I didn’t mention the Washington Post on ‘Way Too Early’ is because the paper arrives AFTER I’ve worked out on the elliptical (around 6:30am). I can’t believe people don’t have other things to worry about. Maybe that’ll change now that Labor Day is over. :-)

WaPo’s Capehart Reads NYT & WSJ in the Morning

This morning on MSNBC’s “Way Too Early,” Willie Geist interviewed WaPo writer, MSNBC contributor, and fabulous-pants wearer Jonathan Capehart about his morning routine:

Never a good thing when your Pulitzer Prize winning writer doesn’t mention reading his own newspaper in the morning. Man, Capehart can’t even catch a break at 5:30 in the morning.