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It Is Not Very Hard To Get Kicked Out Of A Politico Party Apparently

Tampa, Day Something — We had just gotten a small glass of Bulleit (the greatest bourbon) from the very sweet twenty-nothing barkeep, when a lady, who just moments before had gotten what looked to be a lovely pinot grigio, walked over and told us the bar was closed. Oh, okay, certainly! we said as we paused to take a sip. “No the bar is closed now,” she explained, and the dozen people standing with their drinks waited for us to put down our glass and let security escort us to the elevator. Apparently, we got kicked out of a Politico party for tweeting mean things? That is weird, right? Is that weird? Like, don’t put a hashtag in front of people and then expect them not to call you barfy? That is just how hashtags work! Read more on It Is Not Very Hard To Get Kicked Out Of A Politico Party Apparently…
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Person Responsible For The POLITICO Will Decide The Best Writing And Reporting, Now

Oh ho ho ho, big victory for banal reactionary Mad Lib The POLITICO, as executive editor Jim VandeHei was just elected to serve on the Pulitzer Board. He is the first person from the Internet to ever do such a thing! Reports… the POLITICO, cynically: “‘In many ways, the Pulitzer Board is on the same mission as POLITICO: to embrace new media while fighting to protect the highest standards for writing, reporting and accuracy. I am honored to be a part of this effort,’ VandeHei said.” Ten Pulitzers in the category of fiction for Jim VandeHei. [The POLITICO] Read more on Person Responsible For The POLITICO Will Decide The Best Writing And Reporting, Now…
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POLITICO: Chamber Of Commerce Says Chamber Of Commerce Winning Everything

Today’s big story from local acid rain compound Politico: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce declares itself immune to attacks from the liberal Apple Company and its “White House.” And just when we were expecting CoC President Tom Donohue to declare “We are not worthy” and close his shop down permanently! Read more on POLITICO: Chamber Of Commerce Says Chamber Of Commerce Winning Everything…
 

‘Politico’ Provides Wall-to-Wall ‘Politico’ Coverage

This screengrab comes from the current front page of The Politico’s website. The Politico, as you know, is revolutionizing journalism and media. They are doing this by presenting two photo galleries made up mostly of Politico staffers. On the far left, three Politico staffers yuk it up at The Politico’s Politico Party. On the far right, Politico editor Jim VandeHei inexplicably ends up in a photo of James Clyburn, and another Politico writer. The middle picture is either Will Smith or Mike Allen, we can’t be sure. Read more on ‘Politico’ Provides Wall-to-Wall ‘Politico’ Coverage…
 

Gossip Roundup: Drinking the Kool-Aid

* Heard on the Hill: Rep. Linda Sánchez judged a “best package” contest at Cobalt last week… Sex-starved middle-aged Washington women swooned over Richard Gere at the Old Ebbitt Grill… HoH columnist Mary Ann Akers is moving to Washingtonpost.com. [Roll Call] * Reliable Source: Reliable Source readers vote Cynthia McKinney’s Cap Police beatdown the best Washington Gossip of ’06. [WP] * Yeas and Nays: Congressional offices all pretending they’re not betting like fiends on today’s Florida/OSU game, though Deborah Pryce and Adam Putnam have some sort of “betting for little kids” candy-vs.-pie thing going on… 300 old people protested AEI… Nancy Pelosi washes own hair at Salon! [Examiner] * Washington Whispers: Former Post-ites turned Politico anchors John Harris and Jim VandHei smoke lots and lots of weed while discussing future of journalism… Arnold Schwarzenegger is eying Barbara Boxer’s seat, if you know what we mean. [USN&WR] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Drinking the Kool-Aid…
 

VandeHarris’ Folly Well-Financed, Hyped

When the hell did Jim VandeHei start drinking the Internet Kool-Aid? The former Post political reporter comes off crazier and dumber than the Allbritton hack in the New York Observer today, raving about how his new infotainment YouTubing Google-blogging Series of Tubes venture will revolutionize everything ever. He insists that his new incredibly expensive LiveJournal “multi-platform project” — tied to a tabloid newspaper that hasn’t launched yet — will be a hit. Pull quotes: Read more on VandeHarris’ Folly Well-Financed, Hyped…
 

‘Post’s’ Best Political Journos Leave for Synergistic New Media Nightmare

Top political reporters Jim VandeHei and John Harris are leaving the Washington Post to act as accomplices in yet another new media bullshit show. This one’s some sort of website that will revolutionize political reporting — with VIDEO and shit. Their writing will also appear in the dead tree Capitol Leader, the upcoming daily Roll Call-but-not-quite newspaper whose launch keeps being delayed while they bleed dry The Hill (and Cap File and now the Post). Read more on ‘Post’s’ Best Political Journos Leave for Synergistic New Media Nightmare…
 

Today’s Gaggle: TV Eye

Scotty McClellan is going out, as he came in, dealing with tough questions from our top-notch press corps. From today’s gaggle: Q It’s come to my attention that there’s been requests — this is a serious question — to turn these TVs onto a station other than Fox, and that those have been denied. My question would be, is there a White House policy that all government TVs have to be tuned to Fox?MR. McCLELLAN: Never heard of any such thing. My TVs are on four different channels at all times.Q Because you have four different TVs. But every time I’ve ever been –MR. McCLELLAN: Every TV in the White House also has channels every — has a split screen, where they can –Q Well, they always seem to be tuned to Fox, and there’s been requests, and these are paid for by taxpayer dollars.[…]MR. McCLELLAN: […]I’ve never known anyone that’s raised a complaint about a request from back here to watch a different channel.Q I’m officially raising it and officially complaining about it.MR. McCLELLAN: Well, I’m going to go see if we can change the channel for you. Have you called up?Q I was the Fox victim, and I was told — the quote was, “No,” when I asked for CNN.MR. McCLELLAN: I don’t know who you talked to, so — it didn’t come to my attention. You don’t know who you talked to either?Q Well, the magic people at the other end off the phone.MR. McCLELLAN: The magic people at the other end of the phone. Well, I’ll see if this cabin is –Q I was told, “We don’t watch CNN here, you can only watch Fox.” Read more on Today’s Gaggle: TV Eye…