Taking Out The Trash. 09.20.06

  • It seems Adrian Fenty plays better with the press than Mayor Anthony Williams. And, for those who were wondering, dipping is largely a don’t.

  • TVNewser tells us that tonight “on CNBC’s Mad Money: Jim Cramer’s college tour continues with a visit to Boston College. Tim Russert is his on-campus guest…”

  • Extreme Mortman on Howard Kurtz’s “ruling.”

  • Today, HOTSOUP announced five more HOTSOUP community members: Barack Obama, Scott McClellan,
    Mary Matalin, Dick Cheney, Davis Guggenheim and Heidi Boynton.

  • Brendan Nyhan tells his side of the TAP break-up.

  • In light of President Bush‘s visit to the UN, John Cochran gave a first-person account of his experience covering President Eisenhower at the UN in 1960.

  • And another TVNewser nugget: “MSNBC averaged 197,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo in prime last week, the cabler’s best primetime delivery since Sept. 19, 2005…”

  • Reuters is giving Jay Rosen’s “experiment,” NewAssignment.Net, $100,000. The money will “underwrite the costs of hiring” the first editor, who will start in early ’07.

  • The City Paper found a priceless WaPo.com funny.

  • Jack Shafer’s take on the New York Times Reader, a new computer edition that was released today: “The Times Reader succeeds — as no other software has — in cramming a daily newspaper into a computer and making it 1) readable and 2) navigable.”


  • Are CT FNC viewers in danger of losing their station? Meanwhile, why was CNN the only network to air Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s UN speech live?

  • So Richard Armitage was on the record the whole time? Doh!

  • Carl Bernstein stands by his man, resulting in “a rousing ovation.”

  • IU released a study showing that there are fewer full time journos working for daily newspapers and radio stations. Also fewer journos identify themselves as Dems.

  • The FCC “declared the latest and most lucrative auction of the public airwaves closed on Monday, with bids totaling nearly $13.9 billion.” The AP reported that the commission auctioned off 1,087 licenses over 28 days — the largest amount of radio spectrum usable for wireless services made available since the agency went to an auction format in ’94. The proceeds will go to the U.S. Treasury.