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Altered States at Daily Caller SOTU Party

Caller_1.28.jpgFishbowlDC’s Betsy Rothstein was at last night’s Daily Caller party in Georgetown. The site’s founder, former CNN and MSNBC anchor now FNC contributor Tucker Carlson showed up just as Pres. Obama was taking to the podium. How did the Caller crowd react to Obama and to Fox News contributor Sarah Palin when she spoke on FNC?

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One Year Later: The President and the TV Press

J Hall.jpg“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 administration.

So how have they done?

“I think many reporters in the White House press corps have been asking tough questions,” says Hall, an associate professor at American University’s School of Communication and a former Fox News contributor. “I think Obama’s getting more scrutiny out of the gate certainly than [George W.] Bush did, because of 9/11.”

Carlson Tucker.jpgHall cites ABC’s Jake Tapper as a particularly assertive questioner. “[I]n some ways [he] looks to me as if he’s taken on some of the Sam Donaldson-David Gregory role” in the White House press briefing room.

Overall, tvnewsers “have been more rigorous in their coverage [of Obama] than they were during the campaign,” says Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson, co-founder of The Daily Caller. “Some kind of hangover, breakup — pick your metaphor — is inevitable. The love affair was so intense between the press and Obama the candidate…The expectations were always unsustainable.”

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Tucker Carlson Launches News Site

WebNewser reports on the launch of “The Daily Caller,” Tucker Carlson‘s brand new website. In an email, the Fox News contributor tells WebNewser, “We’re not launching this to grind any axes, or in reaction to any other site. We just think there isn’t enough coverage of politics and government, so we’re going to add some.” In a Q&A with paidContent this morning, Carlson described the transition to the web: “I think it’s probably a cousin to television. There are similarities between the ways news moves online and the way news moves on air.”

On the Record, in the Lobby. Fire Alarm Interrupts Greta and Tucker

A fire alarm at Fox News Channel’s DC bureau sent the staff of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, out the door. Greta was in the middle of a segment with Tucker Carlson when the alarm went off. FNC HQ in New York cut-in and filled the time for one segment until the all-clear was given in D.C.

Van Susteren posted three short iPhone videos on Greta Wire:

• Almost as good as Shepard Smith‘s Studio B fire alarm play-by-play. After the jump…

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Who’ll Be Watching Willie Geist’s New Show?: ‘Drug Dealers, Hookers, Drunks Coming Home from Bars’

Gail Shister
TVNewser Columnist

Geist_7.22.jpgDon’t look for a Starbucks mug on Willie Geist‘s new MSNBC show.

For one thing, the barista barons aren’t sponsoring “Way Too Early With Willie Geist,” which debuts Monday as the 5:30 a.m. lead-in to Starbucks-studded “Morning Joe.”

For another, the G-Man doesn’t drink java.

Geist’s caffeinated beverage of choice is Mountain Dew. He “power slams” a full can before hitting the “Morning Joe” set. “The stuff glows in the dark,” he says.

Do the Dew, Willie!

Geist will fly solo on the live “Too Early” for 30 minutes before rejoining Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle on “Joe.”

In the “Joe” family, Geist is the bratty son, caught in the crossfire of his arguing parents. “Uncle Mike” Barnicle “is usually hung over,” Geist cracks, “but he takes me outside and plays catch.”

With a newborn son and toddler daughter in a two-bedroom apartment, Geist doesn’t sleep, anyway, so losing more z’s is no big deal. But will viewers follow?

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Willie Geist Gets His Own MSNBC Show…Really Early in the Morning

Geist_5.26.jpgFirst on TVNewser: MSNBC’s Willie Geist is getting his own daily program on the network. The half-hour show will lead in to Morning Joe, on which Geist will continue to contribute.

Insiders tell us Geist’s show, as yet unnamed, will launch June 29, the same day several other new programs are added and the day the network goes HD.

The new show will be an extension of what Geist has been doing for MSNBC for the last four years – a satirical look at the news of the day and, in many cases, the news stories you may not have heard about.

Geist’s show will push First Look off the schedule once again as the network looks for the best possible lead-in for Morning Joe.

Geist joined MSNBC in April 2005 as a senior producer of The Situation with Tucker Carlson. Carlson’s EP, now primetime VP Bill Wolff, put Geist on the air where he began hosting end-of-show segments with a comedic spin on the day’s news.

Geist also hosts the Web show Zeitgeist on msnbc.com.

Tucker Carlson on Joining Fox: “I’ve Waited a Long Time to Get Here.”

Tucker_5.16.jpgWill the third network be the charm for Tucker?

After appearances on “Red Eye,” Tucker Carlson made it official this morning becoming a paid contributor to Fox News Channel. His first appearance, coming on his 40th birthday, was on Fox & Friends just after 7amET.

“Life begins at 40 and your Fox career begins at 40 too,” said co-anchor Dave Briggs.

“I’ve waited a long time to get here and I’m glad to be here,” said Carlson. “We’re delighted to have you,” added Alisyn Camerota.

Carlson, a libertarian, spent five years at CNN where he co-hosted “from the right” the long-running “Crossfire” until its cancellation. He joined MSNBC in 2005 spending three years there anchoring a one-hour show until last March. He stayed on through the election as a political contributor. About MSNBC, Carlson tells TVDecoder’s Brian Stelter, “It’s just a different network than it was when I joined, very different.”

Briggs was first to report the Carlson news on Fox & Friends Friday as the anchors promoted today’s show: “Karl Rove is here, Mike Huckabee is here, and Tucker Carlson who is coming to play for our team here at Fox News, congratulations to Tucker.”

Carlson Talks Obama, Beck, Bailouts on the Menu

carlson_4-8.jpgFormer CNN and MSNBC anchor Tucker Carlson joined us this morning from D.C. to talk President Obama and more.

We talked about the bailouts, which Carlson said he’s been against since the Bush administration. “I don’t think anybody has a right to a federally subsidized job,” he said. “I certainly didn’t. I bounced around over the past 20 years in journalism and the taxpayers have never stepped in to save my job.”

We also asked Carlson for his take on ratings sensation Glenn Beck of Fox News. Carlson hasn’t seen the show — but he’s seen the scoreboards. “If you’re doing those numbers at 5:00, you’re doing something remarkable,” he said. “I’ve never seen anybody in cable get numbers like that at that hour, so I’ve got to make an appointment to sit down and watch a week of Glenn Beck.”

We talk about Carlson’s expanding new media presence as well — blogging at The Daily Beast and launching a new Website, NewsCue.com, in “a month or so.”

Also discussed: Carlson’s thoughts on the “fawning and childish” coverage of the Obamas Europe trip, whether Google is helping or hurting newspapers and if he’s ever cried on-air (a la Beck).

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Tucker Carlson Talks Obama and More on the Menu

carlson_4-7.jpg“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.”

That was former CNN and MSNBC anchor Tucker Carlson on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast on January 19 — Inauguration Eve.

We’ll talk with Carlson again tomorrow morning, and get his thoughts on the first 75 days of the Obama administration, the President’s recent Europe trip and more. If last time was any indication, he’ll have a lot to say.

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You can hear all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call-in at (646) 929-0321.

Abrams on the Menu: “We Have Not Had Any Problems With Any Potential Ethical Issues”

abrams_4-7.jpgAbrams Research founder and CEO Dan Abrams joined us on the Menu podcast today, while stepping in for Glynnis as co-host was mediabistro.com managing editor Rebecca Fox.

We talked to Abrams about his upcoming media blog. “We’re close to figuring out what we want to do, and once we do that I think they’re be a more definitive timeline,” he said, although he did reveal the name “Mediaite.com” is the “working title,” and will be the URL “until someone comes up with something better.”

We also talked about what Abrams Research is specifically working on with companies — Abrams pointed to social media. “I would argue that any company that doesn’t have a significant and calculated social strategy is basically throwing away free marketing,” he says, although he’s not ready to name names on who his company is working with.

Why? “There are clients we have already had that are comfortable with us releasing the names. I have decided not to release their names because I don’t know that it helps those clients because of all the faux issues that have been raised about the business,” he said.

Also discussed: why he thinks it’s a good move for the AP to take on aggregators, the coverage that is “far more of a conflict” than the “invented issues” with his business and what he thinks is behind this column, critical of Abrams Research, by Jon Fine.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. Tomorrow on the podcast: Tucker Carlson.

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