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Tucker Carlson on Pre-Inauguration “Menu”: “Let’s Not Pretend This is the Second Coming of Jesus”

tucker_1-19.jpgFormer MSNBC and CNN anchor Tucker Carlson, who is already “worn out” from the Inauguration festivities, joined us this morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu. Carlson and host Glynnis MacNicol are two of the millions in D.C. right now.

He had some strong thoughts about the media’s love affair with President-elect Barack Obama. “I’m excited about it, I live here, I want my kids to see it…On the other hand, in the end he’s a politician taking a political office, 52% of the public voted for him, 48% didn’t vote for him, so let’s not pretend this is the second coming of Jesus,” said Carlson.

And although he didn’t want to sound like “a libertarian wacko,” he had some problems with the D.C. security. “The security is really over the top, anti-American really…We are far too willing to accept security restrictions,” he said.

As for the “exclusive” deals being worked out between TV networks and the Presidential Inauguration Committee, Carlson said, “How you can decide you have exclusive right to something that takes place on the National Mall? I don’t know who came up with that? I should try it!”

He also had some other suggestions: “Why don’t we name the White House? We could call it the Staples House, you know what I mean. The Home Depot House.”

You can listen to today’s full podcast above, and listen live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. Also, join us tomorrow as we’re joined by FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin on Inauguration Day.

As The Fishbowl Turns…

fishbowl_1-8.jpgIf you haven’t already heard, FishbowlDC editor Patrick Gavin is leaving his post after more than three years to take a job at Politico. We’re sad to see him go and wish him luck as he will be “spearheading and hosting several online features: Video interviews, features, event coverage and Politico podcasts.”

But it also means we’re looking for a new Washington, D.C. media blogger for FBDC. You can check out the job listing here — below is a preview:

You should be a fearless reporter with experience breaking news and beating the competition to the punch, willing to chat up high-profile moguls, ready and able to cover media events in astonishing numbers, and itching to contribute as many original, newsy posts each day as humanly possible. Needless to say, you’re also a devout reader of FishbowlDC and every media outlet on its blogroll, you’ve got contact list packed with D.C.-area media pros, and you don’t just read Drudge, but you break news that belongs there.

Think you’re up for it? Apply now.

Morning Media Menu: January 8

mmm_12-8.gifToday on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu: an Obama victory helps the magazine world, Chris Matthews stays a journalist and Joe the Plumber becomes a journalist. Also, Patrick Gavin of FishbowlDC joins us.

You can listen to the podcast live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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FBDC’s Gavin Talks Inauguration Crowds, D.C. Nerds on “Morning Joe”

FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin appeared today on “Morning Joe” to talk inauguration and the impending masses coming to D.C. He’ll be avoiding the crowd and watching the event from his couch. Check out the clip below (oh and by the way, Willie, Patrick doesn’t only work for the Examiner — he’s also the editor of FBDC):

• Also “Morning Joe” launched a new Website today. WebNewser has more information.

A Holiday Sunday Schedule

FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin has the entire Sunday show schedule for this weekend.

Some highlights include David Axelrod on NBC and CBS, Robert Gibbs on ABC and Laura Bush on FOX.

Click here for the full schedule.

Brit Hume’s Final “Special Report”

hume_12-22.jpgFishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin obtained an internal memo from DC bureau chief Bryan Boughton, informing staff that Brit Hume‘s last day anchoring “Special Report” will be tomorrow.

“Anyone who can please join us at 9:30am tomorrow (tues) to spend a few minutes honoring Brit on his last day anchoring. We’ll gather in the newsroom,” says the memo.

Hume announced in July he was stepping down as anchor of the 6pmET program. No replacement has been named. Hume’s new contract with FNC, which begins January 1, calls for a 100-day-a-year work schedule during which he will anchor major news events, appear on Fox News Sunday and turn up on his old show, on occasion.

Earlier on TVNewser: Brit Hume Reflective As He Approaches His Fox News Exit

Around the Fishbowls: Obama, O’Reilly, Cruise…

• FishbowlNY’s Glynnis MacNicol reports today’s shocking news — President-elect Barack Obama was selected as Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Noticeably absent from the “people who mattered” section was any media figure.

• FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin has the video of a heated exchange between Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly during Monday’s O’Reilly Factor.

• FishbowlLA’s Dan Cox writes about Foxnews.com movie critic Roger Friedman being “banned” from the premiere of Tom Cruise‘s new film, “Valkyrie.”

The Ticker: Oz, Ifill, Ailes…

> Dr. Mehmet Oz was surprised this morning on Good Morning America by a man he helped after a traffic crash in Virginia Beach last week. “I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart,” said Stanley Tatum to Oz by phone. “You don’t just talk the talk, but you walk the walk.”

> As he mentioned on today’s Media Menu, FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin reports on “what some TV types are talking about today“: Gwen Ifill‘s rare appearance on ABC’s This Week yesterday. The regular Meet the Press guest had expressed interest, and was reported to be considered, for the moderator job.

> At the end of today’s Rush & Molloy-refereed brawl between Judith Regan and Michael Wolff, FNC CEO Roger Ailes makes a guest appearance. Wolff says Ailes called “a date” with Regan “the scariest three hours of my life,” Regan responds by saying “we went out to dinner to talk business,” and Ailes concurs: “Judith’s version is correct. It was a business dinner.”

Around the MB Blogs

• AgencySpy’s Matt Van Hoven reports on a juicy Page Six story re: CNBC’s Donny Deutsch and a married woman.

• FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin has more details on a Chris Matthews decision delay.

• Galleycat’s Jason Boog writes about lagging holiday book sales as reported by Nielsen BookScan (although Bill O’Reilly‘s is still at #7).

More Out At NBC’s DC Bureau

popkin_12-11.JPGSince the news of NBC’s layoffs at the DC bureau last Friday, more big names exiting the bureau are emerging this week.

NBC News reporter and senior investigative producer Jim Popkin (pictured) is taking a buyout, after nearly 14 years with the network. Popkin helped create the NBC News Investigative Unit after 9/11, and the unit has won four national Emmys, among other awards.

FishbowlDC’s Patrick Gavin reports today that DC deputy bureau chief Brady Daniels and NBC News are “parting ways,” and earlier this week that Today show senior producer in DC Susan LaSalla is taking a buyout.

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