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Morning Chatter

Bravery personified: “Porcupine” pricks BuzzFeed 

“Things must be going really well at Buzzfeed if one blog post gets them so defensive.” — Washington City Paper‘s Will Sommer, who appears to have the courage of an ant in that he only feels safe to insult when piling on after Vanity Fair‘s Juli Weiner needled BuzzFeed with this story Tuesday. Good job, Will! Originality is dead. And groupthink is about as awesome as someone writing and reporting under the pen name “Porcupine.”

In defense of McDonnell’s inebriated son

“Are people really piling on McDonnell because his college age son got drunk and walked home?? Glass houses, people. Glass houses.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau. Sean McDonnell, the son of Virgina Gov. Bob McDonnell, was arrested for public intoxication in Charlottesville over the weekend.

Another thought on BuzzFeed

“It’s @BuzzFeedBen’s world. We’re just living in it.” — Columnist Jamie Kirchick and fellow for Foreign Policy Institute.

Sadness is…

“Always sad when your boyhood congressman died. I hand delivered my mother’s $25 check for his 1958 race.” — Yahoo! News‘ columnist and Yale Prof Walter Shapiro. See here.

Senator instructs reporters on conference call etiquette

“Leave it to Sen. @alfranken to urge us to mute our phones for better audio quality on this call. ‘Someone is going through a car wash.’” — AP‘s Phil Elliott.

Anonymous Rant (continued)…our reader continues complaining about Leibo’s This Town. When I suggest that the book hasn’t come out yet and we haven’t seen everything, the reader writes, “Fair point, Betsy, I should see the whole thing, but best bits out there, and not encouraged. Is Mike Allen’s corrupt promotion of friends, very good friends, and their causes covered? Seems like he got a pass. Politico and other press do much worse than I’ve heard described here.” Missed yesterday’s rant? See it here.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:50 a.m.

Unnecessary Tweets of the Day: Vegetable Talk 

After Obama revealed that broccoli was his favorite vegetable Tuesday, the crowd went wild. 

“A kid journalist asked Obama today what his favorite food is. His answer? Broccoli.” — Reuters White House reporter Steve Holland.

“For the record my favorite vegetable is A NICE STEAK.” — Media Matters fellow Olivier Willis.

“My response to all this broccoli talk: Where’s the beef?” — Washington Examiner‘s David Drucker.

“Reminds me of Paul Ryan and asparagus, which he once said he’d prefer to eat over cake. #veggiebipartisanship?” — National Journal’s Rebecca Kaplan.

“Basically: if you make it, I’ll eat it. #analysis” – BuzzFeed‘s Evan “I love onesies” McMorris-Santoro.

“To be clear, I am strongly biased in favor of broccoli.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

“Brussels Sprouts are underrated folks.” — Logan Dobson, a research analyst for The Tarrance Group, a GOP polling firm.

And the voice of reason?

“The vegetable debate engulfing the Washington press corps is why they hate us.” — MetroWeekly’s Justin Snow.

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Quotes of the Day

“That was a weirdest thing I have ever seen at a convention in my entire life and it will be the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen if I live to be 100. That was bizarre.” — MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow‘s immediate reaction to Clint Eastwood‘s convention speech in which he spoke to an invisible President Obama sitting in an empty chair.

Journos weigh in on Mitt’s big night

“Romney looking like man of the people — so long as the people are kept behind a rope line.” — U.S. News & World Report‘s Robert Schlesinger.

“Mitt’s a little moist in the eyes.” — Asst. Managing Editor for NYT Jim Roberts with perhaps the grossest description of Romney for the evening.

“No prepared remarks much to every reporters annoyance.” — ABC’s Karen Travers.

“This is like Ward Cleaver’s salute to June.” — Rolling Stone National Affairs reporter Tim Dickinson.

“After saying he’s Mormon, he immediately talked about how it doesn’t matter. There’s a man of faith for you.” — HuffPost‘s Dan Froomkin.

“When Mitt tells jokes an angel dies.” — Sports Editor at The Nation Dave Zirin.

“Romney doing what he needs to do here. Not spectacular but very, very solid.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

Ana off the Wagon? “MEDICARE LIE. Drink.” — The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox.

“Yo teleprompter guy, cue Mitt to nix the lip smacking #RNC2012″ — HuffPost‘s Senior Political Economy Reporter Zach Carter. He soon added, “Should you really hug your kids a little longer when gas prices go up?”

“I feel bad for Mitt. He’s everyone’s second choice in the primary, and now he has to follow Clint. The poor bastard.” — Jared Keller, director of Social Media for BloombergLP.

Convention Commentary

“I vote for conventions without politicians.” — WaPo‘s Jennifer Rubin.

“1) Eastwood: Whoa!! 2) Rubio: too long, pushed Mitt too late 3) Mitt: just fine, and unlike Ryan mainly true. But enthusiasm in hall???” — The Atlantic‘s James Fallows.

“Dear Republicans, I thought we’d all agreed to not do embarrassing white people dances at#GOP2012” — RedState.com and CNN’s Erick Erickson.

“I’m not sure those dance moves should ever be done. But they should definitely not be done in a grey suit.” — The Atlantic‘s Megan McArdle.

“Fuck some asshole delegate brought a baby to RNC – someone call protective services.” — InTheseTimes.com labor journo Mike Elk.

Speaking of white guys commenting on Taylor Hicks…

“I never regretted my vote for Taylor Hicks and I never will.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

“Quote of the night goes to @Ari_Shapiro: ‘For some reason I thought Taylor Hicks was a woman.’” — ReutersSam Youngman. Shapiro is a White House Correspondent for NPR.

 

Journo takes stab at NBC

“When will Republicans learn and NOT give NBC News press credentials for their convention. NBC News is not the press.” — Real Clear PoliticsIan Schwartz.

And an Esquire writer blasts them all…

“The political media are reminding us all this morning how irrelevant they are becoming.” — Ex-Romney foreign policy spox Richard Grenell.

And a Breitbart.com editor reflexively lashes out at BuzzFeed

“I’d pay real money if @McKayCoppins would give it a rest.” — Breitbart.com editor John Nolte, later adding, “These #BenSmithers are all professional trolls.” Ben Smith is BuzzFeed‘s Political Editor.

Blah blah who cares?

“The beauty of the restaurant business is we gratefully serve the left, the right, and everyone in between.” — Mr. Norah O’Donnell i.e. Geoff Tracy during Mitt’s speech.

“Folks, we got a Jim Bunning sighting on the floor.” — Politico Senior Reporter Jonathan Martin.

And now…onto Charlotte

“15K overtired, overworked, high maintenance, often hungover journalists are about to descend on Tampa airport. This will go well.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

Balloon photograph above by AP’s Phil Elliott.

POTUS Screws NBC and Politico

POTUS has now scheduled to give a jobs speech before a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7, thereby potentially screwing over the NBC-Politico sponsored GOP presidential debate scheduled for that same evening at the Reagan Library.

Who will you watch — President Obama or NBC’s Brian Williams and Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris?

Politico has to be burning up that they have to place a bright red banner announcing POTUS’s speech just under their own debate advertisement.

We’ve requested comments from both NBC and Politico.

AP‘s Phil Elliott reports: “The @presssec Carney says timing of Obama jobs address and GOP debate: ‘It is coincidental.’”

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quotes of the Day

TWT Opinion Writer Emily Miller receives her tiara from FishbowlDC for winning our Summer Superlative of Biggest Drama Queen.

Reporter has potentially scarring behavioral issue

“I have a legit problem: I laugh out loud consistently while working in Starbucks because of funny things online. People stare. — Simon Landau, a WUSA9 Community Web Producer, in a Wednesday tweet.

Understatement of the Hour

“Never a great headline: ‘Bachmann Staffer Arrested for Terrorism’” — Politico‘s Byron Tau in a Wednesday tweet.

TV journo in despair

“Vacation begins, but a mix-up in my story plunged me into the depths of despair. Gotta get over it. The beauty of TV is it’s always new!” — ABC7′s wild train rider Stephen Tschida in a Wednesday tweet. We hope you have a wonderful vacation Stephen!

The ‘Perry’ Syndrome

“Highly amusing results when I searched @AP wire today for ‘Perry’ — Katy *and* Rick Perry stories. Not sure why I laughed so hard.” — AP‘s Phil Elliott in a Wednesday tweet.

Little Girl Raised by Wolf (as in Blitzer)

This is a MUST SEE video of the little girl who was raised by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Watch here. In real Blitzer news… the well-known anchor was spotted at the Nats game last night.

Birthday Wishes To…

“Happy B’day to the nicest Republican I know, and I’m partially basing that on his wife! :) Happy Birthday Ron @ronbonjean” — Mr. Belding in a Wednesday tweet to GOP Consultant Ron Bonjean. FishbowlDC wishes Ron a very happy belated birthday!


Politico’s Kasie Hunt Signs on With AP

Politico‘s Kasie Hunt is joining the national political team at The Associated Press, where she will primarily be responsible for covering the 2012 GOP field with Phil Elliott.

See the praise-filled internal memo from Politico‘s National Politics Editor Charlie Mahtesian

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Happy Birthday Ezzy

Oh if only we were Facebook friends with WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. But alas, we learned that it’s his birthday today on Politico‘s Playbook by Mike Allen (h/t Mike Allen, more h/ts for Politico‘s Patrick Gavin and AP‘s Phil Elliott depending on which one gave him the Ezra news) this morning. We’d be seriously remiss if we didn’t reach out and wish our biggest fan a really HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

For anyone who may not know, Ezra is Hebrew for “help.”  Nameberry.com says the name “Ezra” has a lot going for it — for instance, the “strength of its Biblical legacy” not to mention it’s “quirky sound” and “fresh but familiar feel.” The site astonishingly mentions Klein as the “young Washington Post blogger” along with a couple of other famous Ezzys. We also love that the site informs us about Ezra’s international variations. Just in case we run into him into Dubai or on the party island of Ibiza, we’ll know how to address him: Uzair (Arabic) Ezera (Hawaiian) Ezri (Israeli) Esdras (Spanish)

Here’s to you Ezzy!

Sincerely,

FishbowlDC

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY


Anchoring while blonde, female

“Do men get these? RT @towelheadradio: @kirstenpowers10 shut the fuck up u dumb ugly slut. only reason u got ur job is cause ur blonde.” — FNC Democratic political analyst Kirsten Powers in a Sunday tweet. She appears on “Fox News Sunday” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” among other FNC programs. Do other blonde anchors in and around Washington cope with similar comments? Write us and let us know at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com.

Mortman calls time on White House Xmas decorations

“Sad that Natl Christmas tree at WH was toppled by wind. But it’s been up since 1978? Boy, people ARE slow taking down their Xmas decorations.” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman in a weekend tweet.

Bugg faces stinky times at bar

“Oh yay, stinky guy with a cough decided to sit right next to me at bar. Wondering if I can subtly move down two seats. Or five.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg in a Sunday tweet. This is officially the second time that Bugg has not made “Unnecessary Tweet of the Day.” He may be on a roll.

Reporter’s plane stuck on tarmac

“Sitting on tarmac at DCA, trying to get to Cleveland-captain tells us there is “freezing fog” out there.” — ABC News White House reporter Karen Travers in a weekend tweet.

Journo admits to uncontrollable stomach noises

“Frightening coworkers with strange stomach growling noises since 1998.” — WaPo Express News Editor Sara Schwartz in a weekend tweet.

A vital question…

“Why are there so many celebrity BBQ sauces but no celebrity mayonnaise?” — Politico‘s Molly Ball in Sunday tweet.

Blogger reacts to CNN’s all-female Lara Logan segment

“Watching “Reliable Sources” on the Lara Logan story, and there is fucking smoke coming out of my ears.” — Mediaite‘s White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher in a weekend tweet. He added, “The Reliable Sources panel was spot-on on the Lara Logan story, articulating things that have left me unable to use my words.”

Stelter sets record straight on CNN claim

“Correcting CNN’s claim: before @BenCNN entered Libya, the BBC had a correspondent there. She has been reporting anonymously from Tripoli.” — NYT‘s media writer Brian Stelter in a Sunday tweet.

See White House reporter wash, cook, and run

“Did laundry, make chicken stock and ran 10 miles. I call this a productive day, indeed. ” — AP‘s Phil Elliott in a Sunday tweet.

A scribe’s lesson in church

“Sunday school lesson is love your enemies. A challenging one for Miss Miller to teach!” — Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller in a weekend tweet. Staying on the subject, Miller also wrote, “Jesus said, the sun shines and the rain falls on the righteous and evil just the same. He loves all equally. GRRR.”

Journo unearths old, now smelly, turkey in car

“Mrs. Fix said car smelled. Search through trunk revealed a whole, store bought turkey that never made frig. G-R-O-S-S.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza in a Sunday tweet.

Just so wrong…

“RT @rollcall: 11AM: @rollcall’s @cbellantoni on CNN’s Reliable Sources… just back from VA JJ Dinner. || There’s a vajayjay dinner?” — Daily Kos Contributing Editor and Congress Matters’ David Waldman in a weekend tweet.

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QUOTES of the DAY

From National Geographic: The Finnish Embassy

Unusual mid-party announcement

“Don’t take this the wrong way, but it’s time to get naked.” — Beet.tv’s Andy Plesser at the Finnish Embassy Monday night (more on this in a little while in a full write-up…).

Two journos discuss narcissism

“A buddy just made this observation about a mutual friend: ‘I don’t think anyone will ever love me as much as (he) loves himself.’” — AP‘s White House Correspondent Phil Elliott in a Monday tweet. To which WCP Managing Editor Mike Madden retorted to Elliott, “That observation could be about almost ANYONE if you’re talking people in media/politics.” Elliott replied, “Are there other?”

Covering Groundhog Day

“Not sure why covering Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney is one of my favorite @WTOP experiences. Long trip, freezing cold for several hours.” — WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein in a very early Tuesday morning tweet.

Tweeting from Egypt

“Yes, I’m tweeting like Jack Kerouac on Red Bull because I don’t know when can tweet again, thanks to communications crackdown. #Jan25 #Egypt.” — CNN’s Ben Wedeman from Egypt.

Weigel wants to win the evening

“Winning the early evening with Slatesters and adult beverages.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Monday tweet.

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QUOTES of the DAY


CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry never ceases to amaze when it comes to Hawaiian sunset photographs. Merry Christmas Ed, you lucky __, for getting to spend all that time in Hawaii.

Weird fact of the day that you should forget immediately: Salon‘s Alex Pareene owns a cat named Stephen Meow-kmus. Like Stephen Malkmus, the lead singer of Pavement (and Portland resident).

Tschidapalooza Continues…

“Don’t worry macho people, no tears. Maybe a fist through the wall, YAH! Better?” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida in a tweet earlier this week (yes, I’m officially obsessed with this guy and it’s not going to end anytime soon. We’re proud to be one of the chosen 11 people he’s following on Twitter.). But then he appears to defy what he wrote and added this tear jerker: “Thinking of mom, dad, so many gone. Sadness is part of the holidays. But ya know what, the more I think of them… the more I smile.”

In other Tschida news… he tweeted the following and his unamused boss told him in so many words to cut this sh-t out. He agrees he has to, and has since hit the delete button on this one. We support him in staying out of trouble (too much, anyway): “Got something stuck in my teeth. Asked the photographer I’m working with to use his tongue to get it out.   gave me strange look.”

What does this even mean?

“Browser averaging 60 seconds of color wheel grind for every four minutes of work. Telling me to go home, isn’t it?” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a particularly Weigelicious tweet some 22 hours ago.

Scrooge-free zone

“It is impossible to Scrooge it up when baking cookies in a house whose soundtrack is an 11-month-old niece and a mediocre Messiah recording.” — AP‘s Phil Elliott in a Thursday tweet.

Dripping with jealousy of Ed Henry

“I’m surrounded by adolescent Justin Beiber fans at Phillips Arena and @EdHenryCNN is surrounded by sand and waves. Boooo.” — CNN Contributor Erik Erickson in a Thursday tweet. (It’s not often that one sees Justin Beiber and CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in the same sentence, but it works well.)

Gossip Girl goes home

“Pittsburgh, you look so glorious.” — Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a Thursday tweet.

Journo eggnog suggestion

“Nice thing about making home made eggnog is if you mess up recipe, add cheese, pour into skillet on medium heat & eggnog becomes egg omelet.” — New York Daily News White House Correspondent Ken Bazinet in a Thursday tweet.

Scribe confronts height issues

“Just got my White House holiday photo … which reinforces just how short I am.” — Politico‘s Kendra Marr in a tweet earlier this week.

Another attack on Ed Henry, of course

“A moment of silence, please, for sacrifices by White House reporters who have to work all of Xmas week…in Hawaii.” — The Daily Beast‘s D.C. Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a Friday tweet.

Hayes’s obvious fan club prez

A watcher from Texas named Ashley Hord tweets, “Chris Hayes has got to be the most annoying guest host ever!! No more @msnbc. Can’t even watch Countdown.” To which Hayes retweets her and replies, “Merry Christmas.” Apparently she feels a little tug of regret but not that much (thank God) and replies, “Merry Christmas! Nothing personal, just my preference. You obviously have a ton of fans, no need to worry about me.”

TV journo says: Please join my fan page

“Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow night for the SR All -Panel Christmas Eve show! And …please head over to Facebook and check out my new fan page, Bret Baier…this is the official fan page, but for now we are also keeping our Special Report fan page.” — FNC’s Bret Baier in a pre-Xmas message on the Fox News blog.

We want to work here…

“Morning meeting included many good ideas for the stories. Also, the phrase “donkey gang rape.” Twice. #LoveMyJob” — The Daily Caller‘s Jeff Winkler in a tweet earlier this week.

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QUOTES of the DAY


Awkward Headline of the Day: “Friend of Children Mark Foley Looking At Running For Office Again” — Wonkette, Monday night. Story here.

Sign of the times

“Dining with a 22 year old. True quote: “I mean who even uses E-MAIL anymore?!” #TwitterWins”– NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Monday evening tweet.

WikiLeaks and buxom blond

“Let’s look on the bright side of the Wiki leaks ….. Do we REALLY think Moammar Gaddafi is upset that we exposed that his “senior Ukranian nurse” is a very buxom blond?” — Washington Business Tonight anchor Rebecca Cooper Dupin in a Monday Facebook update.

Journo weighs comforts of female Brit

“The voice in my new building’s elevator is a woman with a British accent. I am withholding a verdict right now.” — AP White House reporter Phil Elliott in a Monday tweet.

Disturbing news of night

“Toddler thrown off Tysons Corner Center parking garage, sources say.” — TBD tweet Monday night with story here.

Dreyfuss unloads on sound bite society

“The terrible thing is we’ve become used to soundbites, which do not allow for anyone to think at all … you have to rush to make no sense.” — Actor Richard Dreyfuss on this morning’s MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

WhizziLeak humor

“Can we hurry this up? I need to go take a Wiki-leak.” — the oddball, low, dragging introducer’s voice on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” program Monday night.

WikiLeak reality

“To an outsider, diplomacy sometimes looks like an exercise in smiling and being nice to people who you secretly dislike or even scorn. The trouble is, these days your real feelings may not be a secret.” — Reuters Washington Bureau Chief Simon Denyer in a his Monday “Washington Extra” newsletter referring to the current WikiLeaks. (To subscribe, email WashingtonExtra@thomsonreuters.com.)

Circus and Senate – any difference?

The Hill‘s Senate scribe J. Taylor Rushing in a Facebook message “welcomes back the circus to town… Uh, I mean the Senate.”

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