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Scribes Scrap Q From Ryan’s ‘Media Bias’ Comment

Following GOP V.P. candidate Paul Ryan‘s interview on Fox News Sunday this weekend, several write-ups honed in on a quote wherein Ryan says “there is definitely media bias.” Some members of the media oddly saw this as Ryan “complaining” and failed to explain that he was actually responding to a question by Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace.

Among the outlets that failed to include the question portion leading to Ryan’s comment: Politico, NYT and CNN.com.

“Paul Ryan breaks ‘no whining rule,’” blared the headline in a post by Politico‘s Dylan Byers. He noted that last week a senior adviser to the Romney campaign said there was a “no whining rule” regarding campaign news coverage. “Ryan upended all that in an interview this morning with Fox News Sunday,” he wrote. There was no mention that Wallace had asked Ryan a question: “Do you think the mainstream media is carrying water for Barack Obama?” Byers later updated his post with an email from a Ryan spokesman who said, “[Ryan] was asked a question about media bias and answered it.”

NYT‘s Brian Knowlton wrote that Ryan was “complaining” about media bias. “[Ryan] suggested on Sunday that part of the [Romney campaign's] problem might be in getting the message past the mainstream news media,” he wrote, also omitting Wallace’s question from the equation. Knowlton also asserted that Ryan’s comments were out of sync with others in the GOP.

“One fellow Republican said on Sunday that complaining of media bias was not, perhaps, the most effective response,” Knowlton wrote, citing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie‘s Sunday appearance on ABC’s This Week. On the program, Christie said he wouldn’t “complain” about the news coverage of the Romney campaign. Unlike Ryan, Christie wasn’t asked to analyze the biases of the news media. He offered.

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FNC’s Chris Wallace Gets Stopped by Cops

Police stopped Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace this morning for talking on his cell phone during an interview on the “Allman in the Morning” show, which airs daily from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

At approximately the 3-minute mark just after 6 a.m., the newsman stops the interview:

WALLACE: Jamie, I’m going to have a problem. I’m talking to you on a cell phone and a policeman is here. I probably shouldn’t have been talking on a cell phone. So I’m about to get arrested. Goodbye.  [hang up]

Allman explained that Wallace had been pulled over. He also called the D.C. cell phone ban “ridiculous,” saying D.C. likes to take your guns away so why not your cell phone? “I hope he flees then winds up on a cell phone tower saying he won’t be taken alive,” Allman said, joking that maybe Wallace just robbed a bank or held up a 7Eleven, which is of course hilarious.

Could be worse. He could have been driving, talking on his cell phone and eating his wife, Lorraine‘s, soup when the cops approached.

As reported by Mediaite just moments ago, Wallace was not arrested. That was apparently an exaggeration. Listen to Wallace here.

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Can Bourdain Save CNN? – Amid the struggling ratings that CNN is facing, there may be a glimmer of hope and, perhaps, a move in an edgier direction for the news network. They have announced that Anthony Bourdain will join the network with his own weekend TV show starting in early 2013. Bourdain will also serve as a network contributor. This means that Bourdain’s current show, “No Reservations”, on the Travel Channel will be going away. Bourdain is expected to give Wolf Blitzer a run for his money in the annual CNN swearing competition.

Chris Wallace Continues Choking His Chicken – We have written before about the cookbook by Lorraine Wallace, wife of Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. It’s a cookbook of chicken recipes since Chris will eat only chicken on the Saturday nights before his “Fox News Sunday” broadcast. Serious Eats has announced that they are doing a week-long “Cook the Book” series. They’ll be sharing recipes handpicked by Lorraine and they are giving away five copies of the book. So, if you were interested in some Chicken and Cashews in Lettuce Cups or Skewers of Sage Chicken with Sweet Italian Sausage, it’s your lucky day.

Eat Like a POTUS – We are finally able to buy a copy of the new cookbook by FLOTUS entitled “American Grown.” It looks at the White House garden and kitchen and gives several new, healthy recipes. (What? You thought she was going to have a recipe for T-Bone steaks smothered in deep fried Twinkies and butter?) In this piece from Yumsugar, we learn some of POTUS’s favorite dishes around the White House. They include broccoli soup, chili with bacon (!!!!), and fruit and oatmeal bars.

Schumer Wants to Keep Us From Eating Lead – To take advantage of one of the biggest grilling days of the year, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is asking the FDA to look into the dangers of grill brushes. The metal brushes used to clean off grill grates have led to a handful of incidents where the metal bristles come off the brush and into the throats of diners. Never one to over-dramaticize, Schumer went so far as to say, “”Metal bristles are one topping no one wants on their burger this holiday season.”

http://www.yumsugar.com/American-Grown-Michelle-Obama-White-House-Recipes-23323120

Chris vs. Chris: Who is the Better Man?

The next time FNC’s Chris Wallace and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews are contestants on Power Player “Jeopardy,” hopefully producers will pit them against each other. Then we might be able to determine just which Chris is more appealing. In the meantime, we’ll improvise.

In the game show that aired Monday, Matthews played against CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary and former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Wallace’s round was broadcast Wednesday. He faced “Dr. Oz” host Mehmet Oz and “BBC World News America” host Katty Kay.

Based on coverage of both nights, Matthews bombed and Wallace crushed the competition. Following Matthews’ poor showing, NewsBusters recalled Matthews hypothesizing in 2008 how well former V.P. hopeful Sarah Palin would perform in the game (in short, he was calling her dumb). The NewsBusters story went viral. Flash to Wallace coverage: almost every story highlighted how well he did.

Jezebel Editor-in-Chief Jessica Coen called Matthews “entirely too slow” for the game show. His MSNBC colleague Willie Geist relentlessly mocked him for not seeming to grasp the answer-in-the-form-of-a-question rule of the game. “Did you see his face?!” Geist said the next morning.

For Wallace, the comments were nicer. “Congratulations to my friend Chris Wallace … for winning DC Jeopardy! tonight,” his colleague Juan Williams tweeted. “Go get ‘em, Chris!” FNC reporter Shannon Bream tweeted in support.

But Jeopardy is just a game, after all. We still need to settle the score between the two men: Who really is the better man?

Here we have Chris Matthews

Age: 66

Hair: Blonde. Gets unruly on long election nights. The mane looks crazier as the night wears on.

Education: College of the Holy Cross

Spouse: Kathleen Matthews, chief communications and public affairs officer for Marriott International

TV behavior: He’s the interrupter. He does it to the point where even his guests roll their eyes and look annoyed as they wait for him to finish diatribes. That said, reporters who go on his program also say they like him and insist that  he’s quite amiable off air.

Best on-air moment: An incredibly awkward interview during the 2004 Republican National Convention in which former Democratic Sen. Zell Miller (who was being questioned via satellite) told Matthews to “get out of my face” and said he wished he could “challenge” him to a “duel.”

Controversy: Matthews has been accused several times of being openly sexist, particularly in regards to Hillary Clinton, who he said didn’t become a U.S. Senator on merit, but because her husband “messed around.” And then there’s the time he “forgot” President Barack Obama “was black for an hour” during the 2010 State of the Union address.

Famous relative: His son Michael‘s father-in-law James Ormonde Staveley-O’Carroll was implicated in a $8.1 million international drug bust. Over 4,000 pounds of pot were found in transit on a boat from Jamaica to the U.S in early 2011. The boat belonged to Staveley-O’Carroll. Also, Matthews’ son Thomas has been cast to play in Aaron Sorkin‘s upcoming HBO drama “The Newsroom.”

Workload: Hour-long nightly news talk show “Hardball,” half-hour Sunday morning news panel show “The Chris Matthews Show”

Accomplishments: Failed run for the House of Representatives in Pennsylvania as a Democrat; he received 25 percent of the primary vote.

 

And here is Chris Wallace

Age: 64

Hair: Dark and kempt and rarely moves. Fox News must have better hairspray.

Education: Harvard College

Spouse: Lorraine Wallace, author of the cookbook Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken and Mr. Sunday’s Soups.

TV Behavior: Folksy. Wallace, unlike Matthews, is annoying in an entirely different way. He’s the school marm, the enforcer of the rules and making sure guests don’t interrupt one another. They might as well hand him a ruler for the show. At least then all his enforcing might be entertaining.

Best on-air moment: A contentious 2006 interview with Bill Clinton in which the former president accused Wallace of asking questions that he wouldn’t “ask the other side [Republicans].”

Controversy: Wallace faced some sexist claims of his own. Last year he asked then presidential candidate Michele Bachmann if she was “a flake” (which he later apologized for). His colleague Greta Van Susteren asked if he would “ask the same question of a man.” And Wallace faced intense criticism for a lack of objectivity when he said if presidential candidate Ron Paul were to win the Iowa Caucuses in January, it would discredit them.

Famous relative: Son of the late CBS reporter Mike Wallace.

Workload: Hour-long Sunday news talk show “Fox News Sunday”

Accomplishments: A Peabody and three Emmy awards

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Quotes of the Day


“I didn’t know men could be called Bimbo.” — Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson this morning while wearing a traditional Carlson short red dress that stops mid-thigh. Carlson was referring to a Newark security officer who assumed a dead man’s name for the past 20 years. Needless to say, the Nigerian man’s name isn’t his real name, which is Bimbo.

FNC Chris Wallace’s boring admission

“48 out of 52 weeks a year I have chicken.” — Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace on Fox & Friends in an appearance with his wife Lorraine for her new book, Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken not to be confused with Lorraine’s future book, Mr. Sunday’s Eating Disorders. Wallace’s favorite chicken is apparently some sort of faux fried chicken dish.

Dicking Around

“Courtyard Marriott so confused me I had to walk outside to find my way to the front door.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson in an unusual state of confusion.

TV reporter gripes about failed delivery

“I hate it when you make an apt w/ a company to deliver a service at your home sometime in a 2 hr window, they don’t show & no call. FIRED!” — WJLA’s Mike Conneen.

Politico scribe wants to stay in Hilary loop

“Was away last week. Did I miss any big Hilary Rosen news?” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns on the CNN Contributor who recently went viral for a tiff with Ann Romney.

Journo questions black v. gay agenda at White House

“I mean how many times has the White House said that cannot discuss a ‘black agenda’-but a ‘gay agenda’ is fine????” — NBC theGrio columnist Sophia Nelson, who has been suffering from kidney stones. On Monday she was in discussion about a black versus gay agenda with American Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan.

Roland on holy roll this morning

“Dear God, you easily lifted us out of a slumber this morning. May we have the courage to lift you up today & worship you without hesitation!” — CNN Contributor and “Washington Watch” host Roland Martin.

Disturbing headline from WUSA9: “Police: Man Had Sex With Woman While She Was Sleeping” — the story, however, is unclear and doesn’t quite match the headline. She woke up with the man on top of her. He had gone with her and her boyfriend to a picnic. Doesn’t explain the sex while sleeping part. Doesn’t say where her boyfriend was. Read the story full of gaping holes here.

Pre-wedding anxiety

“Feeling. Stressed!!! Time for tea and sitting still. And some dark chocolate. #weddingpleasedontkillme” — C-SPAN Producer Lauren Torlone.

Obama on ‘The View’: Uneventful?

“Pool Report on Obama’s appearance on The View: ‘He did not appear to make any major news.’ — The Nation‘s Ari Melber. Obama on ABC’s “The View” airs this morning at 11 a.m. ET.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Chris & Lorraine Go For Chicken Gold

Lorraine Wallace, wife of Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, piggybacked on her husband’s Sunday program by writing the book, Mr. Sunday’s Soups. This was a folksy recipe book about what she feeds her husband after he gets home from a grueling day on the Fox News set where he once again prevented Brit Hume and Juan Williams from getting into a bitchy fist fight reminiscent of an episode of Bad Girls Club. As if the dirty looks exchanged aren’t enough stress.

Now the Wallace couple are taking their capitalizing to the next level with a chicken book. On Sunday, June 24 she will emasculate him further as they appear at the Newseum to discuss her new book, Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken. These are the bold chicken dishes she serves him the night before he wakes up and courageously heads into a World War II type battle otherwise known as Fox News Sunday. We were going to make a joke about Lorraine choking Chris’s chicken, but maybe that’s too much.

What a weird coincidence!

As it happens,  Lorraine has a little something in common with potential first lady Ann Romney and current first lady Michelle Obama. An announcement for the chicken book reading says she was a competitive horse jumper in the 80s while astonishingly starting her own vegetable, herb and flower garden. Who knew?

Get more specifics on the event here.

As we speak, Lorraine is working on her next book, Mr. Sunday’s Power Breakfast, a book about the pots of peach compote Lorraine forces down Chris’s throat before he leaves for the Fox News studio on Sunday mornings.

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Quotes of the Day

“Clearly I’m chopped liver.” — NBC News Producer Adam Verdugo retweeting celebrity Magazine Publisher Jason Binn: @KimKardashian, @JulieChen w @VP Biden’s Press Secretary @kabarkof shine @WHCD.

CBS’s 60 Minutes finally acknowledges Wallace’s Fox News son

“Chris Wallace remembers his father during the @CBSNews memorial for Mike Wallace earlier today. #60Minutes” — 60 Minutes. Visit here. During their recent hour-long tribute to Mike Wallace, there was not a single mention of Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.

Baldwin gives major shout-out to another Ariana

“As a digest of news and writing you will truly wish to keep up on, follow @arianapekary.” — Alec Baldwin, who’s referring to Ariana Pekary, a producer for The Bob Edwards Show.

Question to Ponder: “Why do people stretch their legs out on the metro seats? Why would anyone want to?” — Politico‘s Alex Isenstadt.

Ouch!

“Dear geniuses: I did not actually write any jokes for @jimmykimmel. he was, in fact, joking. End of transmission.” — ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper. During Saturday night’s entertainment, Kimmel kept blaming jokes that flopped on Tapper. The White House correspondent  sounded seriously down on Twitter yesterday, writing, “Days like this, there is so much rudeness of twitter, it’s not worth it.”

The Observer

“Nice tourist couple asks loudly & politely to be let off jampacked metro. Met w/ mix of dull, cattle-like stares & looks of abject scorn.” — RealClearPoliticsJoseph Lawler.

More WHCD c-word fallout…

“Gerhi is a fan of Kardashian, not me. Fishbowl DC tries so hard to smear me. Desperate.” — The Daily Caller‘s intrepid video reporter Michelle Fields (this is her on Fox News this morning). Actually, Michelle, we understood you were not a fan when you wrote that you were a “Kardashian hater” because if anyone has a right to judge that family, it’s you. We’re also crazy in our comprehension skills. When someone says they hate the Kardashians we tend to take them at their word. As it happens, this time, we weren’t trying to smear you. It was confusing, however, who was being called a c**t since you had been called one before and the Kardashian fan seemed utterly and absurdly offended by your slight on the Kardashians. We said you were “exposed” to the word again — and really we can’t even imagine why you were exposed to it in the first place.

Quote Taken Out of Context

“@AliEWentworth I’ll take a bikini wax after a martini!” — publicist and former ABC “This Week” producer Courtney Cohen to Wentworth, wife of ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

 

Goldie Hawn to Attend Allbritton’s Hangover Brunch

Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton and his wife, Elena, are opening up their expansive home for Sunday brunch the morning after the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. It’s their third year hosting the exclusive event that is not easy to get into.

This year’s notable guests: Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour; fashion designer Tory Burch; NBC’s Savannah Guthrie; actress Goldie Hawn; White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett; CNN’s Piers Morgan; CBS News’s Norah O’Donnell; RNC Chairman Reince Priebus; ABC’s Diane Sawyer; Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; and Fox News’s Chris Wallace.

Note: Hawn is the guest of CNN’s Piers Morgan at the dinner.

Dr. Oz, Kareem and Lewis Black to Square Off Against Washington’s Alleged Power Journos

We now have the details for the Jeopardy “Power Players” edition that is coming to D.C. It tapes this weekend and starts Saturday morning. The first round will see MSNBC’s Chris Matthews battle Lizzie O’Leary from CNN and former POTUS Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs. Their game will tape at 10am ET. After that, Fox News’ Dana Perino will battle CNBC’s David Faber and basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Because when we think Washington D.C. power players, we think Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After that, BBC’s Katty Kay faces down Fox’s Chris Wallace and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Again, Oprah’s doctor isn’t the first person that pops to mind when we think D.C. Power Players but he can talk poop with the best of ‘em. Following that meeting of the minds, CNN’s Anderson Cooper meets MSNBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and NYT columnist and all-around big-brain Thomas L. Friedman. The final matchup tapes at 6:35pm ET and features MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, comedian Lewis Black and Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page.

Strangely, CBS Leaves FNC’s Chris Wallace Out of “60 Minutes” Tribute to Mike Wallace

Occasionally what is not in a story is as striking as what is.

On Sunday’s “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace offered a touching account on the passing of his father, “60 Minutes” newsman Mike Wallace. He showed a clip from a 2005 interview he did with his father in which Mike cracked on Chris’s “fair and balanced friends.” At the close of the interview, Mike told him he loved him and was proud of him. Chris could be heard crying on air.

In subsequent news stories since Wallace’s death, it has been noted that Wallace did not speak of his life’s work near the end — only his family and how important they were.

So all the more strange that in a whopping hour-long devotional to Mike Wallace on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, there was not a single mention of the FNC host. At one point Wallace admits his attentions to his family were less than what he dedicated to his job. But there were mentions of Wallace’s fourth wife, Mary, a deceased son, Peter, and of the vast interviews that Wallace conducted during his 93-year-old life. These included Barbra Streisand, Bette Davis, The Reagans, Eleanor Roosevelt, Johnny Carson and more.

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