Taking Out The Trash, 06.07.06

  • Is “50,000” like, the hottest number in journalism?

  • Possible strike at NBC 4?

  • “Award-winning veteran journalist Robert Benjamin has been named top editor at The Gazette and Southern Maryland Newspapers.”

  • Liz Halloran and Scott Michels on why “the government and the media haven’t been this antagonistic since the Pentagon Papers case.”

  • Fourteen weeks ago today, Howie Kurtz encouraged his paper to include MSNBC and Fox in their Style section TV listings. Fourteen weeks later, no one’s listened to his advice.

  • Google guy stumbles in D.C.

  • Gail Shister adds some more context to the Tammy Haddad mystery game. “Nothing official, but smart money says Washington-based uber producer Tammy Haddad will be new boss of ABC’s Good Morning America.” Haddad “has been talking to ABC for months about replacing Ben Sherwood, according to ABC insiders.” Her “MSNBC contract expired in January, sources say. She and her husband, World Bank honcho Ted Greenberg, and their two young children would definitely relocate to New York for the GMA plum, the sources say.”

  • DCStyle writes us to point out that Kelly Ann Collins is ” back on the blogosphere in full force with her new weekly sassy and snide gossip blog on www.dcstylemag.com.”

  • Rick Kaplan resigns from MSNBC.

  • From CBS: “CBS News Correspondent Kimberly Dozier arrived at Andrews Air Force Base today (7) at 4:20 PM. She is being transported to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where she will be assessed by the Bethesda medical staff, and a comprehensive care plan will be implemented… CBS News will be responsible for the cost of her treatment.”

  • Feel like you’re getting spun? Feel like you’ve got nowhere to turn to to untangle the web of publicists and talking points? Former FishbowlNY’er Rachel Sklar hopes to help you out with her “Eat the Press” feature, which debuts today over at the Huffington Post.