Taking Out The Trash, 07.17.06

  • The Baltimore Sun announced today that its publisher, Denise Palmer, is leaving for the Tampa Tribune, but not before denying her own paper an interview. “Palmer, 49, declined a telephone request for an interview.”

  • President of CBS News and Sports Sean McManus says reporter Kimberly Dozier, who was severely wounded in Iraq, will “absolutely” return to the “CBS Evening News.” According to the AP, McManus called the recovery “miraculous.”

  • Wonkette shows us that Andrew Stephen “had an interesting, lengthy piece in the Sunday Washington Post about Georgetown’s long road from slave port to ‘all-white enclave.’ It was so interesting, in fact, that he published it twice — in yesterday’s Post, and in the July 10 issue of his own magazine, the New Statesman.” Funny enough though, the reference to Katharine Graham was removed from the WaPo version. Hmmmm…

  • Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger dialed in to CSPAN’s Washington Journal this morning, following a segment with Weekly Standard’s William Kristol. From the transcript: “That was former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleberger calling in. That was not a set up. He called in on his own.”

  • Former BusinessWeek and USAToday.com Money editor Beth Belton joins the Associated Press and will lead a new financial desk. The new position is part of a major expansion of AP Financial News.

  • Editor & Publisher compares the “tart-tongued” prose of Spiro Agnew with the current attacks on the press.

  • In an interview with TVNewsday Gannett’s Richard Ogden talks about a closer cooperation between Gannett stations and newspapers, a new multicasting cannel for WUSA and more. Registration required.

  • Former David Greggory restrauteur David Hagedorn joins Washington Flyer as the magazine’s new dining columnist starting this October.

    >UPDATE (Hagedorn will start in November)

  • Da-dun, da-dun, da-dun. If you happen to be in Silver Spring, check out the 446-foot long, inflatable great white shark atop the
    Discovery building. It’s there to promo the channel’s Shark Week which begins July 30.

  • Valerie Plame needs your help.

  • The Washington Times offered a free issue of their Sunday edition to their six-day subscribers. The paper discovered that some of their Monday-Saturday subscribers didn’t know about the Sunday edition and
    hoped the freebie would lure ’em in. Did it work?

  • Extreme Mortman highlights the trend in WaPo printing expletives when the source is right.

  • Tucker Carlson’s new “Beat the Press” segment is raising some eyebrows — mainly those of Emily Rooney, daughter of Andy and
    executive producer of “Greater Boston,” a weeknight magazine show which includes a weekly “Beat the Press” segment. The kicker — it’s copyrighted. According to TV Week, Rooney took a dig at Carlson in last Friday’s segment: “Carlson’s producer says they’ve never heard of our show. … Fair enough. But have they ever heard of Google?” Registration required.

  • Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, “thinks she’s found the answer to what audiences want.” According to Washington Whispers, it’s give it to them straight, and junk the ‘tude. Van Susteren: “I think the news has changed. … I think people no longer want to listen so much to us reporting.”

  • Nick Gillespie is guest blogging over at Wonkette. Regardless of whether he gets the full-time gig, does this mean that he’s looking to get out of Reason magazine?

  • Christopher Hitchens says that “Novak exonerates the Bushies in the Plame case.”

  • Is CNN.com putting the wrong stories at the top of their website?

  • Survey says: You’re all sweating.