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“This is how I’m keeping cool.” — NBC Washington’s Angie Goff over the weekend.

Journo encounters threesome

“Just took the dog for a walk in the woods. Happened upon a threesome. Stark naked. Clearly strung out. #dida180 #myeyes #MYEYES” — Takoma Park, Md. writer Carol Blymire.

Daily Caller‘s Michelle Fields as Mother Theresa

“Only in DC does a man walk into the metro with a broken foot and arm and no one offers him their seat.” — Michelle Fields.

Paul Wharton in mourning

“We had the memorial for our loving friend Butch Hopkins today. Just now ‘patched into’ the grief, my heart hurts literally.” — Style expert and TV host Paul Wharton.

Important Q to ponder: “When is the @einsteins finally going to open in Union Station?” — NBC Washington’s Matt Glassman.

Self-appointed media critic

“Anybody know if there’s a network where I can watch two non-subject matter experts debate policy?” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns.

The TV critic

“I mean, the premise of Newsroom is fairly interesting. But did they have to make the primary focus/main character be Sorkin’s scripting?” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman.

Russia TV: The go-to network for hard-hitting Joe Williams’ Interviews

“Jesus Christ. Just watched three Euronews packages. Every damn one started with a wideshot of the EU flags. Is creativity that f*ing hard?!” — Russia TV Senior Producer Lucy Kafanov. Um, hey Russia TV, is asking Politico‘s Joe Williams a real, challenging question that f*ing hard?!

Better Left Unsaid

“YES! Got my tweet on #edshow! And got way too excited about it.” — Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher.

Interesting co-byline this morning (wink! wink!): Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein and Michelle Fields. Nothing like bonding over Jeremiah Wright.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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Quotes of the Day


“Getting ready for my new gig at @CNN. Is @wolfblitzer ready for THIS?!?!” — CNN’s newest employee John Berman, who is going to work on CNN’s morning program “Early Start.”

TV anchor shows off necklace

“Wearing today.. Awesome gift from sis. Necklace that doubles as a looking glass.” — NBC Washington’s Angie Goff.

In Seersucker Hell

“At a summer wedding in Georgia. There is seersucker here. Kill me.” — RedState.com Contributor Jeff Emanuel.

 

Douchey or Doocy?

“Pistachios- smart snack on a NY to DC train? The man next to me seems to think so #AreWeThereYet? #Amtrak” — FNC’s Peter Doocy. We’re calling Doocy on this one. Pistachio eaters are the WORST.

Journo Love

“@washingtonweek Gwen, has anyone ever told you that you have really awesome reporters on your roundtable?” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty to PBS’s Gwen Ifill.

And Journo Hate

“Good luck @michellemalkin finishing 3rd grade. Your classmates wouldn’t sound as stupid/uninformed on TV as you did today on FNC.” — Current TV’s David Shuster to Conservative Commentator Michelle Malkin. He continued, “Maybe @michellemalkin didn’t bother to read anything on today’s topic because the words had too many syllables for her.” Shuster got his panties in a twist about Malkin saying that “the privilege claim proves Obama was at center of F&F. She was wrong + should apologize.” Last week Shuster attacked MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell for running what many have deemed to be a shortened, biased clip of a Mitt Romney campaign speech involving Wawa convenient stores.

Spotted: If journos wanted to interview D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton this weekend, they would have found her at Home Depot Saturday afternoon buying flowering plants. She was solo, dressed in beige with dark shades and appeared to be in good spirits.

Spotted: Sen. Schumer’s flak Brian Fallon

“Spotted @brianefallon going into fudruckers. Apparently flaking makes you hungry for fried mounds of delicious pink slime.” — Outgoing Roll Call reporter and new Buzzfeed D.C. Bureau Chief John Stanton.

Journo to airline: F&@k you!

“Fuck you, United Express pilot and your low-altitude hard bank turns on final. I’ll punch you in your face.” — Mother Jones National Security reporter Adam Weinstein.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Rather improbably, I seem to be listening to a new Smashing Pumpkins album.” — Slate‘s second-tiered Boybander Matt Yglesias. He could have also easily won the prize for this: “New personal first: used duct tape to repair a duct.” Hey Matty, how about wrapping it over your typing fingers?

 

TV News Personalities: Prepare to be Pinked

Female TV news personalities in Washington aren’t as vindictive and cutting as other cities. Sure, they’re fiercely competitive when it comes to breaking stories. But each year they come together to socialize and raise money for a worthy cause and, in the process, submit themselves to being called “newsbabes.” This year’s cause: breast cancer.

The women first powwowed at the suggestion of then-ABC7 anchor Kathleen Matthews who got FOX’s Laura Evans and WUSA’s Andrea Roane to walk the catwalk for the American Heart Association. When they began four years ago, Evans wasn’t thrilled with the name “newsbabes” Newsbabes? Who wants to be called that? The originals were Evans, NBC Washington’s Angie Goff (who has valiantly shopped for bras on air), Roane, FOX’s Sue Palka, and WUSA’s Anita Brikman. As the years wore on, Evans gave in and now shrugs it off. “I wasn’t a huge fan of the name newsbabes,” she says, “but I’ve gotten over it. It’s tongue-in-cheek and I need to loosen up a little.”

Evans says it’s all about giving back. “It doesn’t discriminate,” she said of breast cancer, noting a close friend who was diagnosed with it last year. “So we all need to help each other out.”

The bash is tonight from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Howard Theatre where NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, who announced her breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year, will be the guest of honor and will share her own experience. This year’s event raises funds for George Washington University’s Mammovan, which brings services to women can’t otherwise afford them.

This year they’re breaking tradition and letting men in. They’re calling them “Newsmen in Pink.” A sampling: NBC’s Luke Russert (we heard he looks pretty snazzy in pink), CNN’s Peter Hamby and NBCs Peter Alexander. FNC is pulling out all the stops with Bret Baier, Ed Henry, Peter Doocy and Juan Williams.

The newsbabes who will be attending: Brikman, Pamela Brown, Rebecca Cooper, Evans, Doreen Gentzler, Jennifer Griffin, Lesli Foster, Goff, Hillary Holward, Megan Hughes, Brianna Keilar, Britt McHenry, Palka, Roane, Cynné Simpson, Alison Starling, Shawn Yancy and Eun Yang.

Purchasing tickets: Tickets will be available at the door tonight for $75 at The Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW. The fare will naturally include a pink dessert bar put together by Georgetown Cupcake, Dolci Gelati and Sweet Signatures.

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Quotes of the Day

NBC Washington’s Angie Goff poses for a picture with actor David Arquette at the Elle/Lani Hay dinner at The Ritz last night. Partygoers remarked on how good he looks a year plus into sobriety.

“Heard at Midway after flight quarantined over passenger with rash: ‘I’ve had it with these mfing rashes on these mfing planes!’” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

Haitian journos welcomed to WH briefing

“Good afternoon, everyone.  Thank you for coming to the White House for your daily briefing.  I want to welcome — we have a group of Haitian journalists here visiting.  I want to welcome you to the White House briefing room.” — White House Spokesman Jay Carney.

Prostitutes and Take Your Kids to Work Day rarely mix

“The roughly half-dozen kids were models of decorum. There they sat, on the sidelines of the briefing room, staring down at the floor. None asked a question. But they might have been thinking “Mom, Dad, when we get home tonight, you’ll have some explaining to do.” — ReutersMary Milliken in their late-afternoon “Washington Extra” newsletter.

Journos are people too?

“Puppy power. OK tweeps, who is the cutest ABC Pup? @winstontapper or @eliwalterwoof? @jaketapper” — ABC News Political Director Amy Walter, who appears to be a part of a bizarre journo trend of creating Twitter accounts for pets.

Reporter, ahem, laps up her evening

“Hill Country consisted of lots of dancing and shots and country music. My night ended w/ sitting on guy’s lap (dare), but #embash goes on.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Overheard at the Elle/Lani Hay party at the Ritz last night: “Those balls are gynormous!” No word on whether the person was referring to a baby or a donkey.

Spotted at Elle party: Actor Robert Duvall‘s nephew, Teddy. He showed up last year, too.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.


The NewsBabes Throw a Kiehl’s Party

Tonight Kiehl’s Prez Chris Delgado and the women known as “the Newsbabes” are throwing a party to celebrate the grand opening of Kiehl’s at Tyson’s Corner. The first hundred guests will receive Kiehl’s products. Partygoers can enter to win a $500 gift box. Georgetown Cupcake is among the sponsors, so expect them to be served. The evening benefits The GW Mammovan.

The NewsBabes: Angie Goff, Anita Brikman, Pamela Brown, Rebecca Cooper, Lesli Foster, Andrea Roane, Cynne Simpson and Eun Yang.

Some reporters around town were lucky enough to receive a small but enticing sampling of lotions and potions in the mail (as pictured here).

FishbowlDC Party Preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Society’s Madeleine Starkey and Thrillist DC editor Leo Schmid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABC 7′s Stephen Tschida, Mike Conneen, Pamela Brown and Natasha Barrett and NBC 4′s Angie Goff and Dan Hellie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tucker Carlson with colleagues.

Photo credit: Dave Phillipich.

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Quotes of the Day

Picky scribe

“New first: Sent an ale back at a restaurant. Why? Because it was a Chimay served in a pint glass instead of a chalice. Barbarians! #beer.” — Kiplinger’s political reporter Ken Bazinet.

Goff joins the McRib craze

“1 McRib please.” — NBC Washington’s Angie Goff.

Wanted: A reality show for this reporter

“So my photographer told me today, my phone conversations with my Indonesian cleaning lady would make a great sit-com.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida. (We never tire of wild train rider TV reporter.)

Grover. Random?

“I asked @SpeakerBoehner whether Grover Norquist was a positive influence on the #GOP . He called Norquist ‘some random person.’” — MSNBC Congressional reporter Luke Russert. Norquist is President of the Americans for Tax Reform.

What are the chances?

“One of the officers here at Jalalabad has an alarm clock that sounds like an air raid siren. This is not cool.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in Afghanistan.

Eavesdrop Cafe…with The Blazes’s Eddie Scarry

1. “There’s a woman eating something next to me that smells like marijuana.”

2. “This man just took approximately 15min to settle into the seat next to me.”

3. “Working in a cafe should be like changing in a locker room. Keep your eyes on your own business.”

New Media Strategies CEO Pete Snyder rang the opening bell Thursday morning at the New York Stock Exchange. Why should we care? Says one blogger type, “the idea is more that Wall Street has realized they’re not communicating in a space loaded with people who are slamming them. It’s notable because they turned to a master of political messaging like Pete who works on Beltway issues.” If you have to read more on this, visit Politico. They wrote an entire story on it Thursday.

A convo between two media types

House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor’s flack Brad Dayspring: Just saw man reading an Ipad & eating a bowl of cereal. Oh, he was also driving.

FNC’s Ed Henry: One part awesome, nine parts alarming.

Female Journos Flock to the Bra Whisperer

Change your bra and you change your life.

Huh?

I have no idea how WUSA 9′s Angie Goff has temporarily taken over my brain, but she has. And I owe her a heartfelt apology for writing a post on her in October of 2010 in which I ridiculed her for a story on bra shopping. Angie: I am SORRY. Please forgive me. I totally get bra shopping. Especially since I am now writing on the topic.

The truth is, I’d been blowing off the assignment for months, thinking it was frankly, frivolous and too Angie Goff (again, I’m SORRY). As I informed FishbowlMatt after, this was life altering. He was jealous. “Where’s my undergarment whisperer?” he pleaded. This is a sexist story that favors women. I had no answer for him.

Since May a bundle of Washington area female journalists and VIPs, including Goff, have been trailing out to Virginia in droves to meet Susan Nethero, a.k.a. the Bra Whisperer (pictured at right). The Intimacy story is located inside Tyson’s Corner I (across from L.L. Bean for interested parties). The Washington media list includes ABC’s Claire Shipman (wife to White House Press Sec. Jay Carney), who spent two hours with the Bra Whisperer, Washingtonian, WaPo, NBC4, Capitol File’s Kara Manos, Bloggers Sophie Pyle and K Street Kate, Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab, DC Mag’s Karen Sommer Shallett — they’ve all met her. To say Nethero is pure genius is putting it mildly. She is the Cesar Millan of bra fitters. Her clientele is impressive. She most recently outfitted the Kardashians and counts Oprah among her fans. She has appeared on her show five times, and the Queen of Talk never lets just anyone into her inner circle, much less the arena of her intimate apparel. Nethero knows intimate details: the talk show goddess so feared a wardrobe malfunction (i.e. a nipple sighting) that she had special oval jello pads sewn into all her cups. Nancy Grace should have been so lucky.

Nethero is serious about her work, but not too serious. On the day we met, she wore a sleeveless candy apple red dress that allowed a red lace bra to peek out front. She pulled the straps and the tops out to show off the pretty bra, saying it’s increasingly fashionable to let them be seen — the bras, not her breasts. “It’s a wonderful experience to have women feel comfortable with their bodies,” she said. “We believe we can change the self esteem of women across America.”

Once in the fitting room, Nethero, who manages to strip all self-consciousness from an experience like this, gets to work sizing you up. She brings in piles of bras she thinks will fit beautifully. Each one is perfection. She explains how bras should fit — likely tighter than you think. She also explains how they shouldn’t fit — loose or digging into your sides.

The only media misfit in the area is Fox5 and the publicists can’t fathom why they refuse to do a story. We’re told they were skittish about showing bras on TV. In elaborate email exchanges they could not seem to fathom what was being sold at a store named Intimacy. They turned the story down.

It’s one hot loss for the women of Fox5. The chosen ones get VIP fittings that include a private session with Nethero and a free bra and underwear set of her choice. Since May, the Washington VIP list, controlled by publicist Elizabeth Thorp who brought in Courtney Cohen to help, has included Jennifer Tapper (wife of ABC Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper), Kathleen Jenkins (wife of FNC’s Griff Jenkins) and Mary Amons (Real Housewives of D.C.). Thorp views these handpicked women and the wide variety of area journalists lured in for fittings as a “broad network of influencers who learn of Susan’s methodology and feature how the right bra can make a giant impact.”

The most common mistake among bra wearers involves the bra bands — they’re too big. “When your band goes up your back your boobs go down,” Thorp said, noting that the right bra can make a woman look 10 pounds thinner. And forget about back fat — with these bras, she noted, those days are over.

Cohen confided that after her fitting with Nethero she dumped her entire bra collection. The running joke at Al Jazeera, where Cohen flacked when the Bra Whisperer assignment came up, was: “Do not mix up the press lists!”

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Quotes of the Day


Goff admits to major coffee drinking

“DC ranks 6th city that drinks the most #coffee accord to Bundle.com. I alone prob acct for half the city #fillherup.” — NBC Washington anchor Angie Goff.

Is Real Clear Politics Taking Washington by storm?

“Real Clear Politics…which is the vastly escalating website of political writing that is really taking over Washington. Everybody seems to read it.” — WETA “White House Chronicle Host” and syndicated columnist Llewellyn King while introducing White House Correspondent Alexis Simendinger to the program this weekend.

Baratunde breaks down over overhead bin mishap

“Been 10 mins since we were booted from our flight because jackass broke the overhead. Amazingly, he’s still alive #GateCheckGate #mobrage” — Director of Digital for The Onion Barantunde Thurston, who was stuck in the Louisville airport over the weekend. “Jackass forced his bag into overhead, breaking the unit and forcing a delay on our flight. #selfish #finishhim!” See the busted overhead bin here.

D. Shuster’s fan club (of sorts)

“David Shuster looked yummy on CNN today… even more delicious given how he ripped Fox News debate moderators for their stupidity.  Me likey!” — Anonymous reader to FishbowlDC.

Ezzy offers lunch. Down with Herman Cain!

“If Herman Cain ends this primary with more than 10 percent of the vote, I will buy everyone on this panel lunch. It will not happen.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein on fellow Boybander Chris Hayes‘s “Up with Hayes” on Sunday morning on MSNBC. This was in reaction to Cain winning the Florida Straw Poll. Seems pizza would be a good choice here. Hazy replied, “We’re going to pick the nicest four-star restaurant.”

Hair cut alert…“Nooooo!” — The Daily Caller‘s Mary Katharine Ham to colleague Laura Donovan, who wrote: “OMG @cjciaramella cut his hair and beard!” So who is sending us a picture?? CJ Ciaramella is a relatively new hire. This picture is obviously pre-haircut.

Most insightful line of WaPo Date Lab. Josh: “We definitely hugged, I felt much closer to her after the date than before.” Josh, who will no doubt make a brilliant lawyer one day, and Natalie were strangers before the date.

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QUOTES of the DAY


The Murdoch Hearings

“If you’re tired of Murdoch Michael Vick testifying to Congress on bill making it crime for adult to bring child to dogfight or be spectator.” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a Tuesday tweet.

“James saying ‘I think it’s a really good question and an important question’ is like the chorus to the verses of his testimony. — Politico media writer Keach Hagey in a Tuesday tweet in regards to James Murdoch‘s testimony before Parliament.

“If you’re waiting for ‘you can’t handle the truth’ level drama from the Murdoch hearings, you haven’t watched enough CSPAN.- Politifact developer Matt Waite in a Tuesday tweet.

“Cameron going before Parliament and being shown on MoJo and American Morning is like political candy to me.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo Lazar in a Wednesday tweet referring to British Prime Minister David Cameron.

“I’m loving Parliament’s reaction to PM Cameron. ‘Yeaaaaaaaaaah’ — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart in a Wednesday morning tweet.

“Watching House of Commons. If the gallery in the House/Senate behaved the way MPs do in Britain they would be thrown out. Can we import?” — CNN White House reporter Brianna Keilar in a Wednesday morning tweet.

Local TV reporter hates to floss

“Um ok I’m lying. I hate to floss.. and I’m married to a dentist so imagine how those night time conversations go.” — WUSA9′s Angie Goff in a Wednesday morning blog post on the importance of flossing.

TV journo hails benefits of green tea

“2:52am…and the two cups of green tea are kicking in. #bouncingoffwalls” — ABC News Correspondent Karen Travers in a middle of the night tweet Wednesday. This morning she wrote, “We have officially reached PB&J time on overnight shift.”

Bio of the Day

Roger Simon: “Chief Political Columnist for Politico: Sometimes in error, but never in doubt.”

The Observer

“In the Bachmann household gayness is ‘curable’ but all the praying in the world won’t stop a determined migraine.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a Tuesday tweet. He’s referencing this story by The Daily Caller‘s Jonathan Strong on presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s reportedly debilitating migraine headaches.

Bachmann statement ‘not enough’

“A two-paragraph statement where she says she’s OK is not going to fly. It’s not enough,” GOP consultant Ron Bonjean told Politico in an early morning follow-up story on Bachmann’s headaches. The story cites The Daily Caller in paragraph four for breaking the story. More Bonjean: “This is an issue that is neurological in nature, that affects consciousness and the ability to think clearly.”

 

 

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