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DC Journos Gather For Discussion; Almost Certainly No Yelling Involved, Maybe

Reasonable PersonAre you a reasonable person? Do you prefer level-headed and subdued discussions about things like “politics” and “news” and “America’s place in the world”? In other words, are you BOOOOOOORRRRIIIIING/a responsible member of society? If so, then you will love this event. Virtually no yelling guaranteed! It doesn’t get much more reasonable than this:

EVENT:         
The News Literacy Project and George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs will present a discussion with prominent members of the media on America’s changing role in the world and how the press covers it.

WHO: 
Panelists:

Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist, The New York Times
Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent, NBC News; host, MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports”
Michael Gerson, columnist, the Washington Post

Moderator:
Gwen Ifill, co-anchor, “PBS NewsHour”; moderator, “Washington Week”

Okay sure, there is a chance that Friedman will yell about something in his charmingly avuncular way -”The world is flat, I tells ya!”, “Someone get me a ginger ale!” -that sort of thing. Aaaaand, it’s possible that Gerson might say something incendiary/warmongery. And you’re right,  it’s likely that Friedman will be unable to resist taking whatever bait Gerson puts out there, but Mitchell and Ifill will probably keep a lid on things…

Okay, there might be yelling.

Show starts at 7:30 tonight at the Lisner Auditorium at GW, 30 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Media types who wanna go should contact Nicole Carlotto at 202-994-6466 or nfcarlotto@gwu.edu. And if you get any funny pictures, send them in! fishbowldc@mediabistro.com

Media Critic’s Cancer is in Remission

images-1Journalists in Washington and elsewhere may want media critic Richard Grenell to go away — in the polite sense — just get the hell out of their faces sort of thing.

But he’s not going anywhere. In fact, Grenell’s cancer is in remission.

He told FishbowlDC… Read more

Weiner’s Finger Farewell: Who Said it, Wrote it Best?

As everyone knows by now, New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner bid adieu to reporters last night by giving at least one of them the middle finger. But how did the Fourth Estate report it and who said it best?

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Mark Halperin Searches for Inner Journo Children

TIME Editor-at-Large Mark Halperin is nothing if not deep. Maybe it’s his relatively new fully grown facial hair that’s making him so introspective?

Halperin’s Inner Children

We like that he included a woman on here as well as a guy who tweets like a 13-year-old girl.

Andrea Mitchell: NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Jonathan Martin: political reporter, NYT

Mike Allen: Politico‘s Chief White House Correspondent

Sasha Issenberg, reporter, Monocle, Slate

Journos React to ‘This Town’ in Good and Cozy Ways

Mark Leibovich‘s new book, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital, has caused quite a stir inside the beltway.

As an inside look into Washington’s culture, many politicians, journalists and anyone remotely involved in politics has been nervous and excited to see how — or worse, if — they are portrayed in the book. Many Washington journalists, as well as some outside the Beltway, have taken a look at the book, and we’ve compiled those reviews that stand out, for better or for worse.

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

BuzzFeed reporter likes onesies

“When I launch my presidential twitter feed, I will of course advertise myself as a ‘adult onesie aficionado.’” — BuzzFeed‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

Mitchell gives Oliver nod of approval

“The summer run is going to be ok! @iamjohnoliver hilarious in @TheDailyShow debut.” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

The Philosopher 

“Love him or hate him, [Edward] Snowden is exposing as protectors of the status quo an awful lot of folks who claimed to be constitutional scholars.” — Ken Bazinet, Associate Government and Politics Editor, Kiplinger.

Memo to Wendy’s: Free advertising alert!

“Having my 4th @Wendys apple pecan chicken salad of the week. Best fast salad out there. They’re not paying me to say this, fyi.” — Conservative radio host Dana Loesch. It’s Monday (at the time she wrote this). So four apple pecan chicken salads since Sunday? Come on Wendy’s — this kind of advertising deserves something. Free salad for a year?

Confessional.

“My main reaction to Snowden is to miss being an IT guy.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Antle.

AnonymASS to FishbowlDC: “You reached out to David Gregory to see if he had a comment….about being at Neiman Marcus??? Younare [sic] just a born newshound.” Here’s the deal, ASS. When we don’t seek comment, no matter how absurd the topic, people tend to go ballistic. But you didn’t ask me for comment! That’s Journalism 101. Don’t you know anything you $%&#* ? In case anyone missed the sighting, read here.

Blogger calls it quits with drycleaner

“I think I have to break up with my 6-year drycleaner. Any recommendations in Dupont Circle, Farragut Square, or West End vicinities?” — Samantha Sault, who writes “Samantha on Style,” a blog about the intersection of fashion and politics.

Still off the reservation

“Great to be in San Francisco talking veteran hydro-organic farming!” — former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan.

 

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report. Photoshop brilliance by Austin Price.

Four Journos Gain Entrance Into Hall of Fame

Four journalists will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the D.C. Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists on June 11 at the National Press Club. Inductees include NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell, WaPo sports columnist Thomas Boswell, author and political journalist Haynes Johnson and NYT, CBS News and PBS correspondent Terence Smith.

The dinner ceremony will also include the Distinguished Service Award for Local Journalism, which will go to Steve Geimann, deputy team leader for Bloomberg News’ Washington bureau. Dateline Awards for Excellence in Local Journalism will also be presented.

Find out how attend…

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Yellin and Mitchell Grace Elle

Who are the most influential women in Washington?

According to Elle, two of the 10 “luminaries” are journalists.  In a feature, CNN’s Jessica Yellin and MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell were honored by the glam mag for “crashing DC’s old boys club – with style.” As part of Elle’s ‘Power List,’ Yellin and Mitchell joined the likes of Dr. Jill Biden, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Google’s Susan Molinari, among others.

As the sole female Chief White House Correspondent in the Briefing Room, Yellin earned her spot on the list for also being the only reporter to interview both the President and his wife last year. Of Mitchell, Elle says she is the living, breathing embodiment of the plucky heroines and fearless investigators (Nancy Drew and Brenda Starr) she idolized as a girl.

In the spread, Yellin and Mitchell are asked to pick their favorite fashion designers. While Mitchell picks Dior, Chanel and Jason Wu, Yellin mentions Theory and Tahari.

Read the full feature here. Politico‘s Patrick Gavin wrote up the mag’s evening at the Italian Embassy earlier in the week.

 

 

Elle, Gucci Honor 10 Washington Luminaries

ELLE and Gucci celebrated 10Washington “luminaries” at a private dinner Wednesday night at the home Italian Ambassador, Claudio Bisogniero.

ELLE Editor-in -Chief Robbie Myers and Gucci America president Christophe de Pous played hosts. Myers’ makeup was done by Karma’s Erwin Gomez, as we noted earlier in the week.

The event celebrated 10 bigwigs named to the third annual ELLE Power List, which appears in the April issue. This year’s honorees include: Read more

Ashley Judd Mixes, Mingles With Journos

Actress and pretend Senate hopeful Ashley Judd held court in Atlantic Publisher David Bradley‘s gorgeous kitchen last night at his pre-inaugural bash. The party, dubbed “Downton Bradley” for its hoity-toity guest list, was a who’s who of Washington D.C. where the living room was filled with everyone from TIME‘s Joe Klein, CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and CBS’s Norah O’Donnell to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan with wife, NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, White House correspondent for ABC News Radio Ann Compton, WaPo and MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart, Debbie Dingle, wife of Rep. John Dingle (D-Mich.), whose surname persistently comes out “Dungle” on the iPhone, CBS Washington Bureau Chief Chris IshamAtlantic Publisher Justin Smith, Hungarian Amb. Greg Szapry, Comcast Executive V.P. David Cohen, and AOL Co-founder Steve Case.

The dining room, meanwhile, had its own plateful of D.C. V.I.P.’s — former White House Press Sec. Joe Lockhart, former PBS’ Jim Lehrer (yawn), CNN and Newsweek/The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz, BuzzFeed Bureau Chief John Stanton and reporter Rosie Gray, Roll Call HOH’s Neda Semnani and Warren Rojas, National Journal Publisher Bruce Gottlieb, NJ‘s new spokesman, Ben Fishel (former flack to ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Penistown), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Media Matters), reporter Chris Frates and Atlantic Spokeswoman Natalie Raabe, NJ National Correspondent Ron Fournier, NJ‘s Ron Brownstein and Washingtonian‘s Carol Joynt, who described her recent quick bout with the flu despite having a flu shot. Also in the dining room: Lobbyist Heather Podesta.

In the foyer was a male guest with a neck beard (see pictures after the jump), Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), lobbyist Jack Quinn and wife, Susanna, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and outgoing Sec. of State Hilary Clinton‘s former Chief of Staff Melanne Verveer.

It was the kitchen, however, that was the apparent nerve center of Bradley’s house. With beautiful creamy couches and a blazing fireplace, and the surprisingly down-to-earth Bradley in the corner chatting up guests, it was there where we spied on Judd mingling with D.C. insiders such as HuffPost‘s Howard Fineman, who wore a bright pink tie and signature mane of longish silver locks, Bloomberg View‘s Margaret Carlson. Judd was accompanied by an unidentified partially balding man. Also roaming the kitchen was Fineman’s sister, Elizabeth Schroeter, in from Colorado. Asked about her brother, Schroeter said he was a “really good guy.” Judd, with a red flower in her hair, struck various poses throughout the night. Most noteworthy, however, was her stick straight posture, even when sitting, and her ability to stick her chest out when engaged in casual conversation. Let’s just say she was well aware that flashbulbs were capturing her every move.

Out on the enclosed patio were more guests to gawk at and grill.

(Pictured above left: Atlantic Publisher David Bradley)

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