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Morning Reading List 11.02.09

The Obamas celebrated Halloween Saturday by inviting 2,000 children to the White House for trick-or-treating. President Obama wasn’t nearly as festive as the First Lady, but according to the pool report, the President complimented Michelle, “a very nice-looking Cat Woman.” Photo above is by AP.

Keep an eye out for actor Edward Norton… he’s coming to town tomorrow for a viewing of the HBO documentary he produced “By the People.” Want to be on MTV’s “Real World” but thought you missed your chance? You’re luck- open casting call at Town Tavern in Adams Morgan Saturday.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the “Amtrak Series.”

Good morning FishbowlDC! Can you believe it’s November already? What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

WaPo: Third-quarter profit at The Washington Post Co. rose 69 percent compared with the same period last year, as the flagship newspaper trimmed losses and the company’s education and cable businesses kept growing.

TV

Is Comcast close to gaining NBC Universal?

ONLINE

NEWS NOTES

WSJ: The White House has reached a compromise with lawmakers on legislation that would give legal protections to journalists who want to protect their confidential sources, according to Senate sponsors of the bill.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

TPM will become part of the White House press pool- this is a decision that was made by the White House Correspondents Association.

Who’s visiting the White House?

REVOLVING DOOR

National Review‘s Mark Hemingway joins The Washington Examiner.

AWARDS & EVENTS

NJ will host Senators John Kerry and Lisa Murkowski on climate change at the next Policy Breakfast this Wednesday at 8:30am at Top of the Hill. NJ‘s Ron Brownstein moderates.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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Morning Reading List 10.21.09

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Hanson spotting. What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

E&P: “Wash Post” Salon Issue Raises Ethics Concerns About Brauchli.

TV

CNN’s Don Lemon joined the Morning Media Menu earlier to talk iReport, Twitter and user generated content.

We told you last week that George Stephanopoulos‘ duties would be increasing at ABC- he’ll be Diane Sawyer‘s primary substitute anchor of “World News” come January when she takes over for Charlie Gibson. Now he’s name is being circulated as Sawyer’s replacement as “GMA” anchor. More in LAT.

Anderson Cooper 360″ correspondent and weekend CBS “Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill is expecting.

MAGAZINES

A statement from Newsweek on the release of journalist Maziar Bahari: “We are delighted to announce that Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari has arrived in London in time to witness the upcoming birth of his first child. The editors of Newsweek, Maziar, and his bride Paola Gourley would like to thank the thousands of friends, colleagues and well-wishers around the world whose support over the last few months has helped to make this moment possible. Your efforts have been invaluable, and the family is deeply grateful. They ask only that they be allowed some time alone together now after their long and trying separation.”

NEWS NOTES

Andrew Breitbart is poised to unveil a new ACORN video on BigGovernment.com today.

REVOLVING DOOR

LAT‘s Peter Wallsten is moving to WSJ to cover national politics from DC.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Jimmy Kimmel wil emcee the National Italian American Foundation 34th Anniversary Gala Saturday at the Hilton Washington. CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo, Justice Samuel Alito and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are among those expected to attend.

IN MEMORIAM

AP: Jack Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who covered the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal for the Los Angeles Times, has died. Nelson, 80, died at home early Wednesday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

Morning Reading List 10.02.09


Late night newspapers sales outside Five Guys in Georgetown.

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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Letterman.

More on NBC Universal and Comcast. Brian Williams reported on the story on last evening’s “Nightly News.”

Richard Wolffe returned to “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” last night.

Al Hunt will interview former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on “For the Record,” which airs tonight at 7pmET.

This has nothing to do with DC media, but I am completely fascinated by this trainwreck… TLC has shut down the production of “Jon and Kate Plus 8.”

NEWS NOTES

NJ will host Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at its next policy breakfast as part of the pub’s Health Care week, which kicks off today. Atlantic Media Political Director Ronald Brownstein will lead that discussion and NJ political analyst Charlie Cook will sit down with former Reps. Tom Davis (R-VA) and Vic Fazio (D-CA). This will be next Wednesday at 7am at the Liaison on Cap Hill.

At the “First Draft of History” event at the Newseum yesterday, Sen. Lindsey Graham slammed Fox News and Glenn Beck in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg. On Beck: “Only in America can you make that much money crying” and Beck is “not aligned with any party as far as I can tell. He’s aligned with cynicism. And there’s always been a market for cynicism.”

A federal judge has ordered the release of records, including FBI reports, notes, and interviews, with former VP Dick Cheney associated with the investigation of the Valerie Plame leak under the Freedom of Information Act.

And on a more light-hearted note… from Playbook: “It’s POLITICO’s superstar media coordinator’s last day at work as Sara D’Angelo. The bride-to-be is off to Tucson, Arizona for a week of final touches, parties and after-parties before officially saying “I do” to her college sweetheart, Eric Olson, October, 10th. So speak now or forever hold your peace, because STBMO’s under strict orders to turn that Blackberry off! (hat tip: Diana McFadden)”

WEST WING REPORTAGE

NYT: The Obama administration has told lawmakers that it opposes legislation that could protect reporters from being imprisoned if they refuse to disclose confidential sources who leak material about national security, according to several people involved with the negotiations.

REVOLVING DOOR

Jessica Gibson is moving on from Latin Concepts to Republic National Distributing Company where she will be working as a key account manager, introducing Constellation Brands’ wines and portfolio DC to restaurants. She’ll be replaced at Latin Concepts by Anna Croll, who comes from the Willard InterContinental and was previously with Washington Life. Good luck ladies!

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!, Mediaite

Morning Reading List 09.23.09

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Happy Birthday to Ana Marie Cox! (Mike Allen apparently got a record number of hat tips for this Playbook bday shout-out.) What know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

E&P: McClatchy Newspapers is discussing changes in its foreign operations that could see some bureaus closing, with other locations opening and some expanding. One scenario being reviewed would have bureaus in Jerusalem, Moscow, Nairobi, and Caracas closing, while re-opening a bureau in Mexico City.

VA Governor hopeful Creigh Deeds (D) published an op-ed piece in today’s WaPo titled “My Transportation Plan.”

TV

More than seven million people tuned in as President Obama paid a visit to Dave Letterman on the “Late Show” Monday night. Big crowd, yes, but second to Oprah‘s kiss-and-make-up visit in 2005, which drew 13 million viewers.

Not as good news for Jay Leno‘s primetime ratings.

Katie Couric landed an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that will air on tonight’s “Evening News.” The interview goes just before Ahmadinejad addresses the UN General Assembly.

Check out TVNewser’s coverage of the 2009 News and Documentary Emmy Awards here. Highlights: Barbara Walters was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award with a tribute by Couric, CNN was honored with the President’s Award for “longstanding commitment to long-form documentaries, PBS won the most- six Emmys, CBS won five including an investigative journalism award, and NBC won for election night coverage. The full list of winners is here.

RADIO

Former Florida congressman Mark Foley has a new radio show, “Foley on Politics.” Missed Tuesday’s debut? Don’t worry- Politico‘s Patrick Gavin live blogged it for Click.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast execs are expected to cut 25%.

NEWS NOTES

We learned via Yeas & Nays that British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald is a big fan of Ali Wentworth‘s “Head Case” and his morning reading list includes BBC News, Realclearpolitics and FT.com.

Are you a permalancer? Michael Moore‘s looking out for you.

And courtesy of Air America, a dramatic reading of the ACORN tapes, as performed by Ana Marie Cox, TWT‘s (soon to be TPM‘s) Christina Bellantoni and ABC’s Rick Klein.

Speaking of Klein, he’s on baby watch. Recent Twitter updates include: “Enlightened hospital doesn’t mind tweeting/texting. Thought I’d have to hide the Berry today” and “DVD viewing while we wait – Arrested Development (three seasons’ worth).”

REVOLVING DOOR

Starting this week, Politico‘s Alex Isenstadt is moving from the Congress team to the Politics desk under editor Charlie Mahtesian. Good luck Alex!

IN MEMORIAM

WaPo: Max Page, a former television journalist who led the team overseeing the design and construction of the Newseum, died after a heart attack at his Vienna home on Sept. 15, his 60th birthday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.04.09

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

The latest Auto-Tune the News is out. Happy Birthday to Nancy Youssef! Celebrating birthdays this weekend- tomorrow, the semi-mysterious Stephanie Green and Sunday, CBS boys Steve Chaggaris and Scott McCrary. What know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander explains the delay in removing insulting comments from the Post’s website.

TV

Slate’s Jack Shafer thinks Diane Sawyer should turn down the ABC “World News” anchor slot.

And speculation about Sawyer’s GMA replacement has already begun- NYT looks at some options.

ONLINE

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund has launched.

MAGAZINES

Mediate catches up with Elle magazine’s homeless intern, who says she doesn’t feel exploited by the $150-a-month stipend because most interns doesn’t get paid at all.

BOOKS

The courts agree- the “sequel” to “The Catcher in the Rye” is a “dismal” book.

NEWS NOTES

Gawker: On the morning he was arrested on corruption charges last December, Rod Blagojevich was the nation’s biggest greaseball. So obviously, the national press was willing to say anything to land an interview. And their emails prove it.

Did the media hype up the health care town hall meetings? WaPo‘s E.J. Dionne says media went out of their way to cover town-hall meeting noise and ignored the calmer — or “boring,” from TV’s point of view — encounters between elected representatives and their constituents. (h/t Romanesko)

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Is the media’s love affair with President Obama’s White House over? FamousDC points out these pieces: Ben Smith‘s “Blaming the media, again,” Greg Sargent‘s “Obama’s Political Operation Blasts Media For Distorting Story Of August.”

REVOLVING DOOR

Promotion: Felicia Sonmez has joined the ranks of Hotline’s writing team. After reporting on the ’08 White House race for the Japanese daily, Asahi Shimbun, Sonmez was hired as an Associate Writer for the Hotline in March. This week, Sonmez was promoted to Staff Writer for the political briefing, where she will be covering Senate races.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

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Morning Reading List 08.25.09

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In honor of DC’s Restaurant Week, we’re bringing back a little Patrick Gavin flavor. Photo above- what restaurant did FBDC dine at for lunch yesterday? Send us your guesses and we’ll share who go it right in tomorrow’s Morning Reading List. What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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TV

Anna Wintour graced David Letterman‘s “The Late Show” yesterday.

VH1 has cancelled “Megan Wants a Millionaire” and “I Love Money 3,” both which featured dead murder suspect Ryan Jenkins.

RADIO

We’re really hoping NPR keeps this feature… “Dumbest Story of the Week.” First up, the fuss over Michelle Obama’s “short” shorts.

ONLINE

Time.com managing editor says long form journalism is not working online. (h/t BeetTV)

MAGAZINES

Readers Digest Association Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

BOOKS

The latest in publishing… books without jackets.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

What is Kal Penn up to while everyone else at the White House is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard? NJ fills us in… he “has been given new busywork responsibilities like opening mail and answering Politico interview requests.”

And what do President Obama’s book picks say about him? Slate’s John Dickerson here.

NEWS NOTES

Stars & Stripes: As more journalists seek permission to accompany U.S. forces engaged in military operations in Afghanistan, many of them could be screened by a controversial public relations firm contracted by the Pentagon to determine whether their past coverage has portrayed the U.S. military in a positive light.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

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Morning Reading List 08.07.09

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The latest Auto-Tune the News (featuring Pat Buchanan!) above. Plenty of upcoming birthdays to celebrate this morning- Alex Baldinger, Marc Ambinder and David Bass, plus a special birthday we’ll celebrate more on the blog later. For now, what we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

NYT has finally confirmed that the Boston Globe is up for sale.

TV

Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate yesterday just after 3pm- what it looked like on cable.

More on Richard Wolffe on and not on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.”

And WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz‘s Media Notes on the Olbermann/Bill O’Reilly feud: “Out and a Bout.”

Lastly in TV, why Joe Scarborough is cool.

RADIO

GWU is launching a radio and web-based educational series exploring the role of press in democracy. “This Just In,” produced in association with the Newseum, will air weekly for an hour and will be hosted by veteran network correspondent Sam Litzinger with support from GWU students in the School of Media and Public Affairs. More dets here.

ONLINE

Slate‘s Jack Shafer hasn’t been served enough “Mouthpiece Theater” just yet.

More this morning from Shafer: “Will Marcus Brauchli Please Grow a Spine?

And on that note- Dana Milbank‘s loss has been Andy Cobb‘s gain. Politico reports “Two Dudes and a Web Cam” hasn’t been a wild YouTube success- that is, until Milbank’s beer summit video flopped, opening the door for Cobb’s satire.

FT looks to introduce a pay-per-article system by next summer.

Politico‘s Jonathan Martin‘s filling in for Ben Smith on the blog (h/t Playbook).

BOOKS

Playbook also reports this morning that Mitt Romney has named his book due out in March- “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.”

NEWS NOTES

Anderson Cooper had the first interview with Lisa Ling on CNN’s “360″ last night. Ling revealed that her sister Laura Ling and Euna Lee, American reporters for Current TV who were detained in North Korea until this week, did “very briefly” cross into the country.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

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Morning Reading List 08.03.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

How did the NYT print a story about Walter Cronkite with seven errors? Public editor Clark Hoyt says: “Even a newspaper like the Times, with layers of editing to ensure accuracy, can go off the rails when communication is poor, individuals do not bear down hard enough, and they make assumptions about what others have done.”

The newspaper industry may not be in the best shape, but one section is doing just fine- obits, as pointed out by WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander.

The New York Post hired a clown, an actual clown to roam the hallways of the New York State Capitol. Who will be the first publication to replicate here in DC??

TV

Do MSNBC and Fox have a truce deal? NYT ran a front-page story Saturday saying that News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch and GE’s Jeffrey Immelt instructed lieutenants to arrange a cease-fire between MSNBC and Fox News. A source tells TVNewser: “There’s more to this story than is being reported.”

The Daily Beast brings us the 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk.

Jessica Yellin filled in for John King yesterday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Her first time, by our count. King did pre-tape an interview with Sen. John McCain on Friday.

LAT on Sunday show ratings: NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ clings to ratings lead but ABC, CBS close fast.

Is Lou Dobbs a publicity nightmare for CNN?

Someone at HuffPost misses David Shuster on MSNBC.

ONLINE

Check out your local news on YouTube.

NYT‘s Maureen Dowd e-interviews Nora Ephron for a piece Saturday.

MAGAZINES

NYT profiles Philip F. Anschutz, The Weekly Standard‘s new owner.

VF will publish two September 2009 covers- one with Michael Jackson and one with Farrah Fawcett, in eerily similar poses.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

LAT takes a look at how carefully President Obama and his team crafted his speech in Cairo.

NEWS NOTES

Just for fun this Monday morning… the Daily Beast asks “Is Disney Losing Its Magic?”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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Morning Reading List 07.23.09


Fox News’ Wendell Goler, CBS’ Chip Reid, ABC’s Jake Tapper and NBC’s Chuck Todd get ready to go on-air just before the President’s prime-time presser last night. Photo by Christina Bellantoni.

Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

FBDC would like to welcome Kenny Day to the bowl! Kenny’s been an occasional guest blogger, but is ready to take the plunge. Welcome him with a scoop, tip or just a hello here.

Happy Birthday to BBC’s Andrew Jones! What we know and what we’re reading this Thursday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

AP: The New York Times Co. said Thursday its second-quarter profit climbed nearly 85 percent, as it cut costs aggressively to deal with a worsening decline in advertising. Its stock jumped in premarket trading.

Things got a little tense at a Metro press conference yesterday when Metro’s general manager had some criticism of WaPo‘s coverage. Get the scoop from WUSA here.

TV

Who is America’s most trusted newscasted? Brian Williams? No. Charlie Gibson? No. Katie Couric? No. According to a Time poll, it is actually Jon Stewart.

“Birthers” are back in the news. TVNewser: CNN is separating itself from the radio commentary of one of its lead hosts, Lou Dobbs, who seemed to support the validity of thinking President Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. A CNN spokesperson says: “On CNN, Lou is an independent reporter who covers stories that people are talking about.”

More on how cable’s been covering this story on TVNewser.

And The Daily Show‘s take on birthers- Stewart to Dobbs, “Do you even watch CNN?”

CNN’s “Black in America 2″ went live in Times Square last evening.

MAGAZINES

Time’s cover story is a special report, “The Final Days of Bush and Cheney.”

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Politico‘s Playbook fills us in on what White House spokesman Reid Cherlin got for his birthday- “Burton serenaded him with the Stevie Wonder version of ‘Happy Birthday’… Pfeiffer shined his shoes… Nick Shapiro added two of Reid’s fave movies to his Netflix queue. We made great progress on health care reform.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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Morning Reading List 07.06.09

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Happy Birthday to NBC’s Athena Jones! What we know and what we’re reading this Monday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

NYT ombudsman addressed David Rohde‘s kidnapping in Saturday’s paper. Clark Hoyt: Had I been in [executive editor Bill] Keller’s shoes, I would have done what he did for [David] Rohde and his companions, even though Keller acknowledged, “I’ll never know for sure whether our silence had any impact whatsoever on David’s fate.”

TV

How Sarah Palin’s news broke on TV this holiday weekend, from TVNewser.

Sunday show ratings: “Meet the Press with David Gregory was #1 again last week and for the second quarter of 2009, but the gap continues to narrow. “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” was second in Total Viewers last week while “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” was second in younger viewers.

From TVNewser: Schieffer’s show is up 13% in both Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers compared to last year. “This Week” is up 15% in Total Viewers and up 7% in the demo versus last year. This was the smallest Q2 gap between “This Week and “Meet” since 1998.

Even Admiral Michael Mullen can’t resist the CNN magic wall. On Sunday’s “State of the Union” with John King, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff used the magic wall to describe situations for US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

ONLINE

Dan Abrams‘ “Huffington Post meets Gawker” website Mediaite launched early this morning. Editor-at-large Rachel Sklar did an email interview with Gawker and WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz caught up with Abrams and others involved in today’s Media Notes.

Salon: How blogs changed everything.

BOOKS

Gov. Mark Sanford‘s book on ‘policy beliefs’ has been shelved. From his publisher: “Sentinel has agreed to release Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina from his contract to write a book about fiscal conservatism, which was to be called WITHIN OUR MEANS and was scheduled for publication in March 2010. This is a mutual decision. We wish Governor Sanford the best.” (h/t HuffPost)

NEWS NOTES

You heard Sarah Palin‘s news this weekend. Now Politico reports her attorney threated Saturday to sue mainstream news organizations if they publish “defamatory” stories on whether or not Palin is under federal investigation. Newly launched Mediaite weighs in: “Palin blames the media (again), and everyone comes out a winner.”

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