Good morning Washington. Did anyone else notice that Scott McClellan grew out some burns since we saw him last? Jay Rosen writes: “What Happened to Scott McClellan in Longer Perspective: 100 Years of the White House Press.” (By the way, he’ll be on “The Daily Show” Monday.) On Olbermann last night (video):
OLBERMANN: Who is more surprised that you’re here, you or me?
MCCLELLAN: Probably the White House.
Former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson is the exclusive guest on this Friday’s National Journal On Air. The husband of outed CIA operative Valerie Plame will share his first public comments about McClellan’s book. Tammy Haddad anchors the program this week (Other guests this week include Terry McAuliffe and Karen Finney). And you can check out Scotty on “Meet the Press” this Sunday.
So what is Susan Glasser‘s new gig? We hear that she, as an advisor to Don Graham, she is keeping abreast of the digital media space and helping to figure out the future of media and explore the different ideas, technology, people and possibilities out there. (Good luck with that.)
Mark Athitakis doesn’t like our blind items, but too bad: We’ve got another one. Looks like two journos had colonoscopies yesterday. The other one you might see on Fox News from time to time… Which reporter still cranks up the radio even though he’s sporting a minivan? Which reporter had an MRI yesterday? What reporter is “back from Jacmel, now in Petionville and will be touring Port-au-Prince tomorrow”?
577 years ago, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. 86 years ago, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated. 26 years ago, Cal Ripken Jr. played the first of a record 2,632 consecutive major league baseball games. And its Manny Ramirez‘s birthday!
Lots of close polls this week, and yesterday there was an almost even spilt on taking time out of your Monday to honor America’s soldiers. But you don’t think Howard Kurtz should have conducted the Kimberly Dozier interview.
Commenting on “Chuck Todd Facts“, reader “frontpage” asks, “This is not a joke: Who on earth is Chuck Todd?” A tipster writes in: “Chris Matthews narrating a golf match?? He sounded like he was doing just that during today’s show where they showed video of McCain and Bush meeting together Tuesday.”
Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “So today we found out at our family-run weeklies that all pay raises and hirings are frozen until further notice. Bad news in and of itself, but made even worse because *some* employees have already gotten raises this year, while the rest of us haven’t, and apparently won’t.”
We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…