Convo Between Two Media Types
This morning’s conversation is between TIME’s Mark Halperin and media consultant Mike Feldman, a.k.a. Mr. Savannah Guthrie.
HALPERIN: “4th oldest trick in all White House PR playbooks: sr aides ‘confide’ to reporters that the president is ‘furious’ about some mess up.”
FELDMAN: “What are the top 3?”
HALPERIN: “@feldmike 1) Friday doc dump; 2) game changing leak to @nytimes or Drudge; 3) question motives/values of critics
Journo impersonates lawmakers (in a sense)
“Doing my best impression of a member of Congress by taking off Monday.” — Jared Halpern, Fox News Radio, D.C.
Comfort by way of gravy
“Never before has a breakfast buffet so clearly been the solution to all of my problems. #gravy” — Mandy Jenkins, interactives director, Digital First Media.
Spotted: The Romneys in Peru
“Random: friend is in Peru, on her way to Machu Picchu, and who did she see last night in town square? Mitt and Ann Romney, w/ whole clan.” — NYT‘s Michael Luo.
“Nothing like a Rose Garden pseudo-event when sh-t hits the fan. TK-Steve Kroft walk-and-talk? (‘I know Americans are angry…I am too…’)” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:41 a.m.
Important Q to Ponder: “Is Jeff Zucker’s plan to have every media journalist host Reliable so there can be no CNN coverage? That would be very him.” — Kate Arthur, Chief LA Correspondent, BuzzFeed.