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Congrats to Wolf

“Today marks exactly 21 years for me at #CNN — have loved every minute.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Sunday tweet.

A journo’s food of the Gods

“Why do I ever eat anything other than avocado sprinkled with salt and wrapped in tortilla?” — The Atlantic‘s Alexis Madrigal in a Monday tweet.

Chef Geoff reacts to being on FBDC’s ‘Incest Desk’

“Not even sure what it means to make the @FishbowlDC ‘Incest Desk’” — Chef Geoff Tracy in a Monday tweet. We told him it’s a high honor.

Scribe spots mouse in Senate dining room

“Mouse was running around Dirksen Senate dining room. Guy stomped on it and killed it. Everyone was so grossed out.” — HuffPost Senior Political Reporter Amanda Terkel in a Monday tweet showing that Politico‘s Roslyn newsroom isn’t the only place that attracts mice.

Straight men can wear tight clothes too, reader says

“…Why can’t the man dress nicely in slim-fitting clothes and show off his body without being called gay? Plus, I’ve seen a ton of gay men who can’t dress for shit. Stop thinking that anytime someone wears a nice outfit that they’re gay.” — An FBDC reader with the handle @gaypornfanatic in response to our story on Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) appearing ripped on the cover of Men’s Health. Another reader, JeffreyM, says: “Single guy, no mention of a ‘personal life’, a ridiculous amount of time spent on his body, and some strangely anti-gay attitudes all add up to the House’s next Mark Foley or Larry Craig.” Finally, Capitol File‘s Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett responds to the Schock story with this: “Um, can we talk about Rep. Aaron Shock‘s body for a minute?”

Quick convo between two journos on blind items

Washington Examiner Yeas & Nays intern Eddie Scarry: “Can someone tell me what the point of gossip ‘blind items’ is? Never understood.”

TWT‘s Emily Miller: “Blind items rock. You avoid perfect sourcing. Plus it’s a fun game for the readers to guess.”


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ALEXANDER HAMILTON WEIGEL? “Happy Civil War Day! Here’s the statue of the CSA’s vice president in the Capitol.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Tuesday tweet accompanied by the above photograph.

Two rude journalists named ‘Mike’

“Both @mikedebonis and I are tweeting from dinner table. Because we’re rude.” — WCP‘s Managing Editor Mike Madden in a Tuesday night tweet. Mike Debonis works for WaPo and covers local politics.

Overused words on Twitter

“If cable TV abuses the words ‘exclusive’ and ‘breaking,’ Twitter has ruined ‘must read’, ‘genius’ and ‘brilliant’” — Slate‘s John Dickerson in a Tuesday tweet.

Rolling Stone writer gives Politico blogger stamp of approval

“Acts of journalism committed at State Department presser! Watch out Pentagon press corps, it might be contagious!” — Rolling Stone‘s Michael Hastings in a Tuesday tweet. He linked to Politico‘s Josh Gerstein‘s “Under the Radar” blog here.

What’s it really like to work with HuffPost‘s Terkel?

“Lies. I’m sunshine & lollipops.” — HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel in a Tuesday tweet in response to Think Progress Editor Faiz Shakir jokingly (we think) suggesting she has some rage. He replied, “Sunshine on outside, thunderous rage on the inside.”

Journo’s kid won’t likely grow up to be The Donald

“Teaching my toddler the difference b/w positive & negative attention. So I guess I’ve destroyed his chances of being the next Donald Trump.” — Politico‘s Molly Ball in a Tuesday tweet. Hopefully she’s also giving the child an alternative hairdo.

We have a birder in our midst…

“Bald eagle with fish in claws just flew over DC’s Roosevelt Bridge to his Potomac River perch.” — U.S. News & World Report’s Paul Bedard in a Tuesday tweet.

Sam Stein: You’ve Been Warned

“@samsteinhp If you keep this up I’m going to have to block you.” — Former Bush White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer in a Monday tweet to HuffPost‘s Sam Stein. A little context: The Fleisher/Stein feud concerns Red Sox Vs. Yankees trash talking.

Someone pinch her

“Let me just say ‘Morning Joe’ is the greatest show in the world because I’m sitting here with Robert Redford. [Norah's famous laughter] Oh and Mike Barnicle.” — NBC’s Norah O’Donnell on MSNBC this morning.

The Underwear Question

“Is there a woman within the range of these pixels who needs to check to know the color of her underpants? Or a man who doesn’t?” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Tuesday tweet. An hour later, he concluded, “FWIW: More than a few women have reported personal underpants ignorance. Ergo, my thesis is disproven, and withdrawn.”

Arianna Suggests More News, Less Boobs

HuffPost’s 2009 story on Sheyla Hershey reported that the Brazilian woman has the world’s largest breasts (we’re talking 34 FFF after multiple surgeries and an obscene amount of silicone.) They’ve also featured countless stories on breasts including a report on a Natalie Portman‘s nipple sighting, another on a similar ordeal from Padma Lakshmi‘s nipples through a sheer  dress she wore to the 2009 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and the always fun “Guess the Celebrity Implants.”

The cooling off period, if one was ever needed, between Arianna Huffington and NYT has been nil. Since the recent rocky interactions with NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller, Huffington wasn’t expected to turn up in the pages of NYT Magazine anytime soon. But on Sunday, there she was, answering pointed questions from Andrew Goldman.

So pointed they involved boobs.

“I look at your writers much less than I find myself clicking on stuff that’s been aggregated or the more salacious, boob-related posts,” Goldman remarked toward the bottom of the interview. To which Arianna replied, “That’s such a shame. I think you’re missing out. Jason Linkins is doing some of the best media writing. Amanda Terkel‘s coverage of Afghanistan has been ahead of the curve. Shahien Nasiripour has been breaking news constantly on Wall Street reform. Maybe you should be reading more of that and clicking less on boobs.”

Read the full interview here.

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FACETIME: Look close. That’s the new House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) walking down a Capitol hallway. That female journo standing next to him? It’s TWT’s Commentary section blogger Kerry Picket. The picture appeared Thursday on the front of Politico, the print version.

TV reporter gets ‘death glares’

“Screamed question to reid during quick hu p.o. What does he expect to accomplish w/ man he called dictator? No answer but wow – death glares.” — CNN’s Dana Bash in a Wednesday tweet.

Politico reporter plays fashion guru

“Women are more attracted to men wearing red than men in other colors, reports the Journal of Exper. Psychology.” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese in a Wednesday tweet.

Editor has Al Gore-itis, thinks he invented blogs

“Wow, hard to believe that today’s the sixth birthday of @FishbowlDC, my baby from back in the Dark Ages of blogging.” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff in a Thursday tweet. One longtime political reporter who has covered presidential issues (while doing somersaults) took issue with Graff’s comment, arguing, “That’s like saying George Washington invented the presidency. No, he just was the first to assume the office.”

Journo reveals day at the gun range

“Being a journalist is hard work.” — Military Times reporter Dan Lamothe in a tweet earlier this week. He links to a picture of himself in a rifle range at a Shot Show, the largest outdoor and shooting trade show.

Because it’s just so Tschida-ish

“87 year old aunt molly devestated and shocked. her sister rose died. Shocked? Rose was 101!” — ABC7′s wild train rider Stephen Tschida in a Thursday tweet.

HuffPost‘s D.C. bureau needs an intern

“Come intern in the DC bureau of the Huffington Post this spring!” — HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel in a tweet earlier this week. Get the details. (The internship is paid, so get cracking budding journos.)

Will Palin Sit on Wallace’s Lap? Imus Asks

sarah-palin-thumb.jpgFrom Amanda Terkel gives us this gem from this morning’s Imus interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. This Sunday FNC contributor Sarah Palin will appear for the first time in her new capacity on “Fox News Sunday”.

IMUS: When you interview her, will she be sitting on your lap? (LAUGHTER)

WALLACE: One can only hope. (LAUGHTER)

Imus’s response to that: “Oh man, thank you.”

See the full story and video here.