Taking Out The Trash, 11.21.05 (Non-Woodward Edition)

Non-Woodward Stuff:

  • Maureen Dowd picks up where Susan Estrich left off.

  • In the Wen Ho Lee case, Walter Pincus gets more time to ask sources to let “him identify them in court — but the judge denied Pincus’s request to stay the order entirely while he prepared an appeal.

  • R.I.P. Alexander ‘Al Sullivan, White House Correspondent

  • R.I.P. Ben Franklin, New York Times reporter.

  • An interview with The Washington Monthly’s Charles Peters.

      (See him discuss his new book–“Five Days in Philadelphia”–at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase, 7:30pm)

  • Pics from MediaBistro’s recent D.C. All-Media Happy Hour.

  • The NYPost is reporting that Judy Miller’s severance pay from the New York Times could be seven figures, according to a source.

  • See Ted Koppel tonight on the Charlie Rose show (check local listings)

  • Nominees for I Want Media’s Media Person of the Year announced. (We’re betting it’ll come down to the wire between Judy Miller and “The Dying Newspaper”)

  • National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez prints an interesting reader email:

      I’M ACTUALLY DIZZY [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
      An e-mailer notes:

      Katherine Seeyle of the New York Times wrote of Kurtz’s potential conflicts by working for CNN and the Washington Post and commenting about one employer via the other. Interesting that she quoted two Slate.com writers without identifying that Slate.com itself is a Washington Post company (Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive Co. LLC)

  • Or consider Dick Meyer’s take on today’s NYT Howard Kurtz profile (CBS’ Public Eye)

    “You are now reading an item in a media blog about a story in a newspaper about a reporter who writes about the media for another newspaper and talks about the media for another network”