Taking Out The Trash, 01.10.07

  • You like about 50% of your colleagues. Is that higher or lower than the average?

  • Our sister, FishbowlLA reports, “Greg Gutfeld takes the Huffington Post in a direction that was inevitable, … kids.” Huffpo Kidz! “will feature offspring whose hyphenated last names only hint at the sensitive political world that accurately mirrors those of their thoughtful parents.” In one instance, a certain DC power couple’s daughter takes a stab at the whole writing thing.

  • PEJ reports, “In the first week of 2007 — December 31 to January 5 — the top story was the official takeover by new Democratic Congressional leadership, which made up 15% of the overall newshole.” President Ford‘s funeral was in second place with 12% and debate over U.S. Iraq policy came in third with 9%.

  • MSNBC’s First Read announces that “MSNBC and the South Carolina Democratic Party will host the first presidential primary debate on April 26 from South Carolina State University. The debate, which will air from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET on MSNBC, will also be carried on three NBC affiliates in South Carolina.” Variety reports, “An NBC News personality, likely Brian Williams, will both moderate and anchor the debate.”

  • His Extremeness is keeping count of Tony Snow’s “kumbaya moments.”

  • Governing counts 46 states and the District of Columbia in which Larry Sabato was quoted in 2006. He hit 21 in January alone.

  • E&P reports that Philadelphia Inquirer business reporter Joe DiStefano is leaving the paper after covering the happens of the paper for the past year. DiStefano left for a position at Bloomberg News.

  • Eric Boehlert examines why “Being a warblogger means not having to say you’re sorry.”