Chris Wallace has scored the first live Sunday show interview with Ned Lamont this Sunday. Lamont will be a guest on this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday.”More on skinterns.From Wonkette: “Hotline TV: The Vacuity of Cable, the Editing Standards of Blogs”Sure wish we were with the White House Press Corps right now. Or not so much:
“All manner of critters — not including the ones who fly in each August from Washington — can be found here in the dry Texas grasslands: wild turkeys and doves, grasshoppers and fire ants, cottonmouth snakes and, of course, armadillos. Mostly, they live in harmony with President Bush on his 1,600-acre ranch, Prairie Chapel.
But here’s to same righteous drinking at Locusts.“Art ‘Never Say Die’ Buchwald kept his appointment…in hosting a Martha’s Vineyard auction for the 26th straight year.”The Clinton School of Public Service announced today that George Stephanopoulos is one of the guest lecturers scheduled to visit the school this fall. Stephanopoulos is due up 12/5, following Ron Fournier, who appears on 9/6.Some additions to our list of “Ways to say ‘off the record'”:
According to Nielsen Media Research data, “Meet the Press with Tim Russert” was “the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program, placing first in total viewers, homes and among the key demographic adults 25-54” on Sunday. According to the NBC release, the program “attracted 3.186 million total viewers, 25% more than CBS ‘Face the Nation’s’ 2.543 million, a 39% advantage over ABC ‘This Week’s’ 2.285 million and a 144% lead over FOX ‘News Sunday’s’ 1.307 million.”NPR’s Juan Williams will be at Politics and Prose tonight, 7 p.m., promoting his new book, “Enough.”Slow days like today make you really miss Howard Kurtz.Even Jack Cafferty is off today. What will Wolf do without him?DCist touches on the issue of blogs endorsing.Former Postie Thomas Edsall is getting his feet wet for The New RepublicWeirdest tip we got all day: “I wish the media will listen to the Iraqi government official in Iraq and the UN council. Please be patient and give the NEW IRAQI UNITY GOVERNMENT A CHANCE! before we make any hasty decision. If not please listen to our US general on the ground. DON’T GIVE UP ON GETTING RID OF GLOBAL TERRORISM!!!”
-“I can’t believe you forgot ‘double, secret background,’ that is my favorite! Sincerely, Karl Rove.”
-“My least favorite OTR remark: …of course, that WAS off the record…”
-“‘OTR means OFF the record, not ON the record, right?'”
-“How about reporter-source conversations in which something is revealed and then the source decides it’s off the record? Just replace ‘this’ with ‘that’ in your examples, and voila.”