Taking Out The Trash, 02.15.07

  • Most of you knew there would be no snow, and most of you are not married. Except for this reader: “I’m dating somebody, married. Are you asking me if I’m dating somebody who is married? Do I LOOK like Washingtonienne? (Sadly, I do not.)”

  • And to this reader: “I have a huge crush on Tucker Carlson. Where does he hang out and when? Hook a girl up with this knowledge on Valentine’s Day, mmkayy???” Sorry to break it to you, but he is married.

  • Boston Globe’s Alex Beam offers a “handy field guide” to the Scooter Libby proceedings.

  • Ah…the Capitol Hill newspaper cat-fight continues…From tipsters:

      -About The Hill’s first Friday paper: “1) They have no ads. They were the only paper out today, they’ve been hyping this for weeks and yet they only had one full-page national ad (on the back page) and one retail ad (on page two). 2) The Hill’s stated reason for coming out Fridays is that Congress will be here Fridays. But neither the House nor the Senate was in today. 3) Their front-page note you copied earlier said the Hill was ‘a daily when Congress is in session.’ But that’s not true. They still don’t come out Mondays, even though both chambers have been working Mondays.”

      -“STOP IT: Hill’s Friday paper has ONE ad. Merrill Lynch. And it’s part of what is literally referred to as the ‘Roll Call Campaign.’ You know, like Kleenex and Xerox: an ad campaign to reach Congress is a ‘Roll Call Campaign’. Yes, i used to work for Roll Call. But this is true and objective. Let’s see how long Hill prints Fridays with no revenue attached.”

      -“Is it me, or does the Politico’s e-mail system not work–despite signing-up for all their e-mails on the launch date, I’ve never received any e-mails from them?”

      -“Allbritton: ‘While other publications put out press releases about new plans to cover the complex world of lobbying only to hire young reporters with scant experience…’ What publications? What is he talking about?”

      -The Aging of America Policy Briefing in Roll Call today…’Oh let me tear into to this first thing on a Monday morning!’ pause pause pause NOT! Didn’t The Hill cover this like two weeks ago?

      -“Have you noticed all the (expensive) AP photos in the Politico? Didn’t they hire a photographer from The Hill? And why don’t they credit their pix online?”

      -“Have you looked at the Politico’s photos. Check out today’s paper — a whole bunch of pricey AP pics, many uncredited photos, and only 1 picture by a member of their photo department. Until you get to the photo page, which just happens to be pictures from a Politico party (and features 4 Politico staffers). That’s how they use their photographers?”

  • The readers have spoken. Hotline deserves the props along with “the news staffs who spend all day today in the office preparing to publish their respective publications tomorrow!”

  • Although apparently the delivery guys had some problems today. A reader notes, “The 28 people it took to write the A1 story in today’s WaPo. But not the NYT delivery guy. he never made it this morning.”