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Allen on Allen & Parnes – Not as Sexy as It Sounds

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes got spanked this morning by Mike Allen -but not in a good way. Ya think Mike would have written this the same way if Jonathan and Amie still worked for Politico…?

From today’s Playbook:

JON KARL PANS HILLARY BIO – “A Valentine for Hillary: A portrait of a secretary of state who was – in the authors’ telling – selfless, tough, brilliant, steady, wise and amazing … a rapturous account,” by ABC’s Jonathan Karl in The Wall Street Journal: “‘HRC’ is a book touted as the first in-depth account of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, written by respected Washington reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. … There is some new reporting, but it’s buried in mixed metaphors and cliché-ridden praise of Mrs. Clinton’s brilliance. Mr. Allen and Ms. Parnes appear to have fallen in love with their subject.” http://goo.gl/J1vPKU

–PLAYBOOK WAGER: Secretary Clinton will be tougher on herself in her own book, due out later this year, than these reporters were in theirs.

Woah, “these reporters.” Lesson learned: Once you leave Politico, you are dead to Politico. Politico will act as if it never even knew your name. Suffice it to say, these two aren’t getting a birthday shout-out anytime soon…

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Weekend Show Preview, 2.7 – 2.9

SundayShows12Who’s on the public affairs shows this weekend? Glad you asked:

PBS’s “Washington Week” Janet Hook of WSJJim Tankersley of WaPoHelene Cooper of NYTDoyle McManus of the LA Times.

ABC’s “This Week“: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), CNN’s S.E. Cupp, David Plouffe, and ABC’s Jeff Zeleny.

CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Sen. Dick Durban (D-IL), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Rep. Pete King (R-NY), 

“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), CIA Museum curator Toni Hiley, George Will, AP’s Julie Pace, Laura Ingraham, Juan Williams

NBC’s “Meet the Press“: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Jonathan Allen of Bloomberg, Amie Parnes of The Hill, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, NYT‘s David Brooks, WaPo‘s E.J. Dionne, Mona Sutphen, Mike Needham

CNN’s “State of the Union“: Sec. of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

Univision’s “Al Punto” : U.S. Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), former Press Secretary of Mexico Rubén Aguilar

BTV’s “Political Capital” : Gen. Jim Jones

CNN’s “Reliable Sources” : CNN’s Christiane AmanpourSally Kohn and Will Cain, The Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald, Carl Bernstein, NYT‘s Bill Carter

 

We’ll update ‘em as we get ‘em (email fishbowlpatrick@gmail.com).

Jonathan Allen to Join Bloomberg News

A memo received from Bloomberg News earlier today announced that Jonathan Allen will join Bloomberg’s Washington bureau coming from POLITICO where he served as White House bureau chief. In this role, he’ll cover the White House and report on the 2016 presidential campaign.

Next month, Allen’s book with co-author Amie Parnes, “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton,” hits bookstores. HRC is a behind-the-scenes look at Clinton’s time at the State Department based on dozens of interviews with Clinton insiders and others.

Join us in congratulating Jonathan on his new role.

Reporters: Meet ‘MC’ the First Lady’s New Comm. Director

Somehow the new Communications Director to the First Lady and special asst. to the President is not The Hill‘s Amie Parnes — it’s Maria Cristina González Noguera (who understandably goes by “MC” for short). She’s replacing Kristina Schake who will be leaving the White House for a position in the private sector. Gonzalez starts in the East Wing in July. She comes from the corporate communications department for Estée Lauder.

Statement from Mrs. Obama…as well as typical sanitized Washington quotes from the first lady and Schake… Read more

Ex-Politico’s Karin Tanabe: ‘I was Terrified’

Ex-Politico staffer Karin Tanabe revealed last night that there will be a sequel to her fictional book The List. “There’s got to be a sequel,” she said at a party celebrating the publication of her first book.

Though The List is a kind of fictional tell-all about Tanabe’s tenure at Politico, several current staffers still showed up to offer congratulations. Former employees showed up as well, including Kendra Marr Chaikind, who was fired from the publication in 2011.

“I wrote it really fast in secrecy,” Tanabe said in a short speech to the room of 70-ish attendees. She started it in the summer of 2011 while still working at Politico. “I was terrified,” she said.

Tanabe acknowledged other Politico “survivors” in the room (some of whom could be heard trading jokes about Politico) and said her book is about “paying homage” to reporters working in today’s new media environment. Of new media, she said, “It’s easier to make your career but also break your career.”

At one point, what appeared to be the cast of D.C. Housewives swooped in and had their photo snapped by the photographer. Among the women (and wearing all sorts of furs and leathers) were… Read more

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Quotes of the Day

A real HuffPost headline: “This kitten is unstoppable at ping pong”

Looks like Wolf’s nickname is sticking

“Sen. Ayotte called Wolf Blitzer “Blitz” on @AC360 just now.” — Former Herman Cain spokeswoman Ellen Carmichael. As everyone can recall, it was Cain who first slipped up and called CNN’s Wolf Blitzer “Blitz.”

Journo witnesses real life in-flight episode of Intervention

“This girl strung out on something just turned my entire flight experience into an episode of Intervention.” — Politico Pro producer Caitlin Emma, en route to D.C. from Boston. She continued, “They let this girl board the plane even though she was so high she was incapacitated! Crazy. Made it to DC though!”

Phillipe Cousteau: Engaged. The D.C. bachelor (and son of Jacque) is reportedly off the market. So far the bride-to-be is a mystery, with Facebook observers referring to her as “mermaid” and “lucky lady.”

Reporters complain of ugly nude protestors

“Dear naked protestors, please take lessons from PETA and at least make us want to stare at your naked hot protestor super models.” — CNN Contributor and RedState‘s Erick Erickson in reference to a nude AIDS activists who showed up to House Speaker John Boehner’s office Tuesday. Yes they were arrested. Yes, the cameras kept rolling. See pictures here.

At least PETA hires hotties when it has nude protests. — FBDC and TheBlaze‘s Eddie Scarry.

A quick memo… from Fake Jim VandeHei to National Journal Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier, who is stepping down and becoming a national correspondent: “Ron Fournier, some of us write AND edit.” Taking a more glass half full approach, former Politico reporter and current White House correspondent for The Hill Amie Parnes sails in with this: “Ron Fournier, writing is so much better than editing. welcome back!”

A note from a congressional reporter turned fashion critic… Read more

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Quotes of the Day: Hurricane-Cyclone Sandy Edition

“DC, take it from Coco Pebbles Chanel: it never hurts to be prepared.” — The Hill’s Howlma Kurtz, a.k.a. Judy Kurtz with accompanying picture.

Mixed feelings: “TWIITTER, I HATE YOU…. OK, I LOVE YOU” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein. NYT‘s Jonathan Weisman was less confused: “TV seems dull compared to Twitter. Reading my feed I eagerly turned on cable and … Meh.” And Assoc. Editor of The Atlantic Brian Fung slammed the medium: “Glad to know that even in the midst of a hurricane, the Internet is still capable of kicking up monstrously dumb debates. Whew.”

Dork in the Storm

“My wife just remembered we had a bunch of small airline-style bottles of booze squirreled away. #yesplease.” — MSNBC host Chris Hayes.

Morally outraged.

“Protip: Tweets that make political jokes about storm that’s killed at least five people are maybe not worth sending.” — Politico‘s Maggie Haberman.

“Twitter is great and all but it’s proving tonight why journalism with real reporting and sourcing is essential.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent and resident Michelle Obama Fan Club Prez Amie Parnes.

“My wife gave birth to our three children at NYU. Horrifying to think of what’s going on there now. Horrifying.” — Conservative writer and professional Twitter fighter John Podhoretz, affectionately known as PodWhore.

“Has the storm past DC and we are through the worst of it? Swear I can’t tell from the coverage.” — CNN Democratic Analyst Hilary Rosen.

“Sandy has taken down Buzzfeed AND Huffington Post! The horror!” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence. Reacting to the news, Breitbart.com‘s John Nolte remarked sarcastically, “That’s a shame.”

Powerless.

“Lights out here in McLean, Virginia” — The Daily Mail’s Toby Harnden, who will join the UK Sunday Times in January. He posted the accompanying photo.

“NoVa storm update: Power out. Water in basement. Reading Cat in the Hat to 3-year-old by flashlight.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

“Feeling stir crazy so went to neighborhood Izakaya place. Returned home to find cable + Internet down.” — The Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta.

“First electricity flicker. 4:32 p.m.” — HotAir‘s Mary Katharine Ham.

“Afraid for your power? Both the Gtown and West End Ritzs are offering $229 ‘Sandy’ rates for locals. Beats a night in the cold dark!” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff, who likes to appreciate the finer things in life such as Scotch and beautiful hotels.

“And my power just went out here in North Bethesda Maryland. It was a good run folks.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle.

Journo upset about stew and other random complainers

“Sandy is whistling here in my neighborhood. Not as loud as a train coming through the alley or dump truck moving down the street. But loud!” — Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile.

“Afraid the storm-related low pressure is causing my stew to tenderize freakishly slowly.” — Slate economics reporter Matt Yglesias.

“Suddenly, insisting on having a top floor apartment seems like a bad idea. Sounds like debris is hitting my roof!” — The Daily Caller‘s Publicist Nicole Roeberg.

Storm Chasers

“The wind outside my window has very quickly gone from interesting to extremely troubling.” — MetroWeekly‘s Randy Shulman.

“Flying debris now showing like a fast-motion movie through my back window.” — WaPo‘s Erik Wemple.

Comic relief

“El Chucko de Schumer esta hoggingo el microphoño! Que learno to shareo!” — Miguel Bloombito, expressing the media whore tendencies of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).  If you’re not following him, you must: @ElBloombito.

Anderson Cooper is doing a phoner on CNN so I have no idea how tight his shirt is. Therefore I have no idea how bad things are.” — NBC News’ Shawna Thomas, who later claimed to borrow a variation of a joke from SNL’s Seth Meyers.

“Sexual CNN Headlines.” — NYT comm asst. Jordan Cohen with accompanying picture.

“Oh thank God, David Corn is about to give us his perspective on Sandy on Hardball. Storm coverage is complete now.” — TownHall‘s Derek Hunter.

“Watching CNN coverage of Sandy giving me PTSD. Just put on my CNN windbreaker and started interviewing neighbors w/a plastic microphone.” — former CNN anchor Miles O’Brien.

See which blogger feared the storm might make her pregnant and what advice could MSNBC Contributor Meghan McCain possibly have?

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QUOTES of the DAY

Ingraham handles “stupid b-i-t-c-h” remark

When a follower asked conservative radio host Laura Ingraham over the weekend, “Are you not a stupid biatch,” she replied, “Very confused–thought it was ‘biotch.’” Actually in the Urban Dictionary it’s “beyotch” and “biatch” or “biotch.” Biatch is a gangster version of the word while biotch is a woman of “unsavory character traits,” or, as they so warmly put it, “a pain in the ass” or a “moody bitch.”

Cabbie tells female journo to “shut up”

“Cab driver asks me where I’m going. I tell him it’s illegal to do that. He tells me to ‘shut up.’ Nice, DC cabs.” — HuffPost’s Amanda Terkel.

CNN Correspondent Mugged

“UNREAL. I was just robbed in midtown Atlanta. Guy walked past me and ripped my wallet right out of my hands.” — CNN Correspondent Brooke Baldwin.

Bob Dole, Viagra, Women in Airports

“Bob Dole says any second thoughts about Viagra ads put to rest by women thanking him in airports.” — WSJ‘s Andrew Grossman, who splits his time between New York and Washington. Ryan Teague Beckwith chimed in, saying, “Two ways to read that.”

Journo says fuck it, run the car chase!

“I am pro- post the clip. Fuck it, people want to see it.” — The Guardian and Salon‘s Jim Newell on the car chase Fox News accidentally aired Friday in which the gunman committed suicide.

Travel Bitches

“Boarded flight to Houston on time. Cut it close because of my own screwup (went to wrong airline/terminal), but still got a sandwich.” — the always traveling Steve Buttry, community engagement director at Journal Register Company and Digital First.

Whoa! Dayspring praises D.C. reporter

“Finally had a chance to meet the lovely @feliciasonmez, doing an MSNBC hit together this morning,” remarked The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Amie Parnes about WaPo‘s Felicia Sonmez. To which Brad Dayspring replied, “Kindest journo in D.C.!”

Bret Baier has lost weight? 

“Have you lost weight? Or is it just the haircut? You look different w/ Harris Faulkner on Fox Report,” a follower wrote FNC’s Bret Baier. He replied, “I have.”

Reporter counts down hours until she pays her rent

“ONLY A FEW HOURS LEFT until its October and I have to pay rent.” — Politico‘s Kate Nocera.

NPR’s Carvin finishing up his book

“After 18 months of writing I now have a completed manuscript for my book, three days early. Now the hard part: editing. #acarvinbook” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

 

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QUOTES of the DAY

Reporter calls for an American leader

“America needs a leader so badly. Right now, she doesn’t have one.” — The Daily Caller‘s incredibly patriotic reporter Matthew Boyle. Can a reporter ever just be a reporter? Since when is Boyle an op-ed columnist?

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…“Got to make a call on Air Force One today, connected by an operator. The little things in life.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Amie Parnes in a comical humblebrag. Oh, is that where she is?

On a serious note…

“Our @ABC correspondents @LamaHasan @JeffreyKofman are in North Africa this morning as crisis heats up. Good luck-stay safe.” — ABC News Prez Ben Sherwood.

Run Caitlin run!

“Just ran from Arlington to the base of the Capitol. I feel like Forrest Gump.” — Politico Pro Web Producer Caitlin Emma.

The Media Critic

“How do people who have hard jobs watch cable news when they come home at night? I just watched a minute of Hannity and want a nap.” — Former Mediaite writer Frances Martel.

The Media Critic II

“Watching cable news tonight (first time in 8-9 months). After 20 mins, click (sound of remote turning off).” — Paul Brandus, an independent White House correspondent who writes West Wing Report.

Harsh: Journo should’ve been aborted?

“Oddest email response to my column criticizing media reax to Romney on Egypt? Man says my mom should have aborted me for supporting Obama.” — Washington Examiner op-ed writer Philip Klein.

From the reporter’s chair: “Things you see at 9pm votes: Sen Baucus in a tux #Senate” — NBC News Senate producer Libby Leist.

Production supervisor’s dog gets hysterical over TV ding

“The ‘ding’ in the new Google Chrome commercial is driving my dog hysterically bonkers. He is growling at the TV. #mydoghatesyou.” — Doug Zimmerman, production supervisor for Environment & Energy TV’s web programming.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

The Hill’s WH Reporter Faces Twitter Gone Wild

In the wacky world of Social Media, you never know when your Smartphone is going to go psycho on you and start snapping pictures of your coworker’s shoes and shoot them out via Twitter.

Repeatedly. As in, at least 10 times.

This was the ill-fated luck of The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Amie Parnes Tuesday morning as she appeared to be extremely focused on the shoes of her Irish coworker, Niall Stanage. The Belfast native is former editor of Magill magazine. He was silent on the matter and didn’t return our requests for comment. Or maybe he’s just embarrassed about his shoes?

Parnes quickly apologized for the mishap, writing, “Sorry Tweeps! Twitter malfunction. I don’t like @NiallStanage’s shoes that much!” But not before HuffPost‘s Sabrina Siddiqui could chirp out, “@amieparnes really wants us to see someone’s shoes,” with the accompanying photograph of Parnes’ repetitive tweets.

Parnes did not respond by press time.

 

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