Taking Out The Trash, 12.07.06

  • Political correctness be damned!

  • CJR Daily’s Mark Boyer calls this month’s Atlantic Monthly, “Lazy, Boring… The obvious excuse for padding the year-end issue with a top 100 list is that the Atlantic is now celebrating its 150th anniversary.”

  • Maya Alleruzzo, a staff photographer from the Washington Times, is joining the Associated Press in Iraq.

  • A reader writes, “‘Cap Hill Pubs To Revise Schedules.’ For a second there you had me excited that the bars would be staying open later.” So sorry to disappoint.

  • A blast from the past: Chris Matthews describes what it is like to tackle a life threatening illness — malaria.

  • A tipster tells us that “Kathleen Mathews’ last week at work was horrible for her due to complications from Chris‘ serious medical condition. She was on the phone checking on him every few minutes her last day.”

  • A reader offers a caption for this: “Leon Harris’s new co-anchor arrives in Rosslyn.”

  • “‘In 2007, we expect advertising to increase at USATODAY.com in the range of 18 percent to 20 percent.'”

  • VandeHarrisRules.com … still available.