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IT’s THE LITTLE THINGS: “My favorite French pastry — the lowly pain au raisin” — Yahoo! News’ Olivier Knox, on vacation in Paris.  Hey Olivier, next time maybe put this on a pretty French plate?

“Local volunteer on media bus in Cape Town welcomes White House ‘press corpse.’ There’s a commentary there somewhere.” — CBS News White House Correspondent Peter Maer.

Pre-prison sighting: Jesse Jackson Jr.

“SPOTTED – Jesse Jackson Jr spending his final weekend as a free man at Joy of Motion Dance Studios watching his daughter. #DMV #RIGHTNOW” — Mark Wilkins, a.k.a. “Marky Mark” and D.C. paparazzi.

Memories…

“I really miss Andrew. I want to work for him again.” — WMAL and Breitbart.com‘s Larry O’Connor, who was referring to the late Andrew Breitbart.

The Observer

“It’s disappointing to see so much vandalism on Chicago’s monument to Abraham Lincoln, including a cock and balls on Abe’s coattails.” — Michael E. Grass, founding editor of DCist, formerly of WCP, Roll Call and others. Thanks for this, Grass! What would the world possible do without knowing this?

Speaking of Twitter shockers…

“There appears to be some men in my Twitter stream who seem to be confusing the word cunt for the word ma’am.” — MSNBC Uppers groupie and comedian Lizz Winstead.

Maybe something he should’ve kept to himself?

“A girl asked me last night how much it’d take for me to cheat on my gf….no.” — Media Research Center multimedia reporter Joe Schoffstall.

Convo Between a Journo and not a Baldwin Brother

Mother Jones Co-Editor Clara Jefferey: “Ok @AdamBaldwin is ridiculously cast to type, yet still good, in Firefly.”

Actor Adam Baldwin: “Hittin’ the sauce again, Clara?”

Clara Jefferey: “Look who can’t take a (truly felt) compliment!”

Finally, something funny 

“Shout out to the chick doing the worm in the middle of U Street. The best part was when police officers yelled at her to get out of the road. Ah, this city is wonderful.” — AnnaMaria Di Pietro, producer at ABC7News/NewsChannel8.

 

Something painfully unimportant about turkey sausage and some other weird stuff…

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Quotes of the Day

“Sunset over BloomingdaleDC” by Tracy Wahl, Supervising Producer at National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.

BuzzFeed bureau chief gives D.C. tavern a big thumbs down

“If you can’t clean your damn collards and put a lil swine in em, WHY TRY YOU DUMB YANKEE?? #fallofshawstavern,” wrote John Stanton. “Also I have some sharp ass teeth. If its hard for me to eat your damn ribs YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG, Shaw’s Tavern ‘Chef.’”

Post respiratory failure diet

“Pizza for dinner, cupcakes for dessert, washed down w a Super Big Gulp. Sounds like a lonely single guy’s political statement.” – Breitbart.com‘s Dan Riehl‘s riehlly stupid diet.

Wife orders editor to Target at 5:30 a.m.

“Dispatched by bride to Target at 530a to get in line for lad’s Xmas present. Second person just showed up. #merryxmas.” — National Journal Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier. When asked by U.S. News & World Report‘s Robert Schlesinger what the present was, he replied, “The new Wii system. I’m just following orders.”

This 4-year-old wants your job 

“My 4-year-old daughter to me: ‘Dad, I want to be a blogger.’ #changingtimes” — Political writer and jazz pianist Peter Daou.

And this father is in big trouble… “Bad dad forgets ballet slippers <shame>” — WTOP’s Neal Augenstein.

Journo bugged by building noise

“My weekends are now filled with the noise of construction on the apartment below. There oughta be a law.” — Kelly Jane Torrance, writer.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

A mean Helen Thomas joke and a journo spends part of weekend in ER…

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Quotes Of The Day

JOURNO LOVE: “Political dream team – the two best campaign embeds in America hard at work in Celina, OH” They are Emily Friedman and Shushannah Walshe. — ABC’s Jonathan Karl.

The Self-Appointed Weatherman

Our resident trusty weatherman, FBDC’s Eddie Scarry, reports, “PSA: Hurricane residue in Washington today; really, REALLY rainy, high of 53F.”

Everyone‘s a weatherman, right? “Light-to-moderate rain early this morning across D.C. Some ponding on the roads, but the rain will get heavier as the morning goes on.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Polling Editor Steven Shepard.

Baier Vomit

“Both kids 5 & 2 wanted ‘hurricane stories’ at bedtime 2nite as Sandy approaches. I have covered 14 of them but bedtime versions take finesse.” — FNC anchor Bret Baier.

Waffling Hurricane Humor

“Q: What do you call a frozen waffle in a hurricane? A: #Sandy Eggo” — Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher. We hope he tries Knock Knock jokes as the day wears on.

Do Not Piss Ethan Off People

“It’s not funny to send false information about this storm to trick people. Grow up, Twitter.” — HuffPost Social Media Editor Ethan Klapper.

Priorities.

“Love the bangs @WeatherKim!” — NBC Washington’s Angie Goff at 4:30 a.m.

Sherri Shepherd shares hurricane anecdote we could’ve done without

“Trying to get things ready re hurricane – Filled up the bathtub w water and Jeffrey promptly took his clothes off and got ready to jump in!” — ABC “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd.

Editor teaches son to shave

“Taught my son how to shave tonight. Time really does fly. #memories” — The Hill’s Managing Editor Bob Cusack.

Journo dreams of Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston

“I had a dream last night that @FreeBeacon was purchased by Bobby Brown. Whitney was still alive and I had to explain sequestration to her.” — Free Beacon‘s Adam Kredo.

Weather Hype: OH MY GOD, it’s a Hurricane!

(see the best of the best after the jump… Speaking of hurricanes, what’s Lindsay Lohan saying about the impending storm?) Read more

Pethokoukis to Reuters

Reuters has hired James Pethokoukis as the Washington columnist and blogger for Reuters’ new Commentary Service covering the economy and Washington policy.

James has been a writer and blogger for U.S. News & World Report since 1997, as well a contributor to CNBC. Previously, James worked at USA Today and Investor’s Business Daily.

U.S. News & World Report Promotes Two, Hires One

From the release:

    U.S.News & World Report today announced two senior promotions and one new hire:

    Anne McGrath
    has been promoted from deputy editor to assistant managing editor, Health. She will report to Tim Smart, managing editor, and will oversee content of the Health section of the magazine and USNews.com.

    James Pethokoukis
    , previously senior writer, has been named assistant managing editor, Money & Business, and will report to Tim Smart, managing editor. Pethokoukis will oversee all online and print business content, and will continue writing regularly for his Capital Commerce blog.

    Ben Harder
    , previously editor of Science News’s website, joined U.S. News on July 2 as the Health deputy editor reporting to McGrath.

Morning Reading List, 06.12.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • You were unimpressed with The Sopranos finale.

  • From TVNewser: “What’s it like for the U.S. television network pool that accompanied Robert Gates on his around the trip May 30 through June 6? NBC News cameraman Jim Long has produced a two-part video to show you.”

  • Check out Clark Hoyt’s first column as the New York Times’ Public Editor and Public Eye’s review.

  • The Examiner reports, “Tuesday night in Baltimore, the Orioles and Nationals renew the ‘Battle of the Beltway’ with both teams’ fans getting to choose which set of announcers they want watch or listen to.”

  • USA TODAY announced in a release that they are offering “an innovative text messaging service that provides real-time news and information to users through their mobile phones.”

  • David Bauder writes, “Fox spent half as much time covering the Iraq war than MSNBC during the first three months of the year, and considerably less than CNN, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism.”

  • D.T. Max looks inside the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, “the literary archive of the University of Texas at Austin, contains thirty-six million manuscript pages, five million photographs, a million books, and ten thousand objects, including a lock of Byron’s curly brown hair.”

  • The Observer asks, “If the net is killing newspapers, why are they doing so well?”

  • Mark Bowden writes, “Every newsroom in the country is dealing with layoffs and cutbacks. The trend lines are far more worrisome today than they were when I started, and much as I loved my career in newsrooms, I think twice today before advising any young person to seek a job in one. But I still do recommend it, and I still think newspapers will survive.”

  • Alexandra Nicholson is the new communications manager at USA Today.

  • Mark Potts writes, “There’s a lot of talk about media convergence, about traditional reporters spreading their craft into new media in ways that are as facile as what they do in print. But for all the talk, there aren’t enough sterling examples of beat reporters plying their trade as well–or better–in the new media as they do in the old.”

  • The New York Times reports, “Journalism fellowship programs are feeling the fallout of the media industry’s turmoil.”

  • John Harrington catches news outlets “giving credit where credit isn’t due.”

  • Mary Anne Ostrom looks at “How Google, YouTube power their way to center of 2008 campaign”

  • AP reports, “YouTube co-founder Steve Chen said on Saturday consumers in many parts of the world will have access to the popular video-sharing Web site on their mobile phones by next year.”

  • Netly News looks at the Prodigy and MySpace parallels. “I wonder if Myspace isn’t doing the same thing for social networks, and whether it’s headed for a similar fate at the hands of Facebook.”

  • According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Yahoo is launching a new celebrity-oriented Web portal in a partnership with the syndicated newsmagazine ‘Access Hollywood.’”

  • Bloomberg reports, “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission began its review of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.’s proposed $4 billion purchase of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. after a delay of more than one month.”

  • Glenn Harlan Reynolds reviewed Andrew Keen’s How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture.

  • Some reader reaction to this:

    -”Didn’t USA Today already partner with the Politico. How are they juggling the Politico and ABC News?”

    -”Is it at all curious that the Politico is partnered with a different network this time than for the Reagan library debate on MSNBC”

  • James Pethokoukis has been named Assistant Managing Editor for the “Money & Business” section of U.S. News & World Report, replacing Tim Smart who was recently promoted to Managing Editor.

  • New York Times reports, “Takeover Zeal in the News Industry Is Seen Subsiding”

  • B&C reports, “In the race to capitalize on the popularity of broadband video, newspapers are continuing to take a page from TV stations’ playbooks by producing increasingly sophisticated newscasts and other Web programs. And although the newscasts may not pose a threat to stations’ ratings, newspaper executives are hoping they will help secure their lead over broadcasters in the battle for local ad revenues on the Web.”

  • E&P reports, “Amid champagne corks and moving boxes, New York Times staffers selected all the news that was fit to print for a final time at their century-old headquarters on Saturday. The newspaper’s Manhattan employees were busy packing up their storied stone building in Midtown and moving the newsroom into a shining new tower just a few blocks away.”

    Jobs

  • AFF is looking for the next editor-in-chief of its quarterly magazine, Doublethink.

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