Archive for the ‘News Media’ Category
Oct 22

Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn with Obama Adviser Austan Goolsbee and wife, Robin

Sally Quinn, Austan Goolsbee, Ben Bradlee and Robin Goolsbee 2011

Sally Quinn, Austan Goolsbee, Ben Bradlee and Robin Goolsbee 2011

May 4

Politico reports from the 2014 Garden Brunch

“Washington’s A-list on Saturday swarmed the annual Garden Brunch, held in a historic Georgetown home… The event honored Dog Tag Bakery and Blue Star Families, two organizations supporting, respectively, veterans and military families.” Read more.

Oct 10

Senator John McCain Headlines Daily Beast Hero Summit

Hero Summit 2012

Tina Brown kicks things off at the second annual Daily Beast Hero Summit with an interivew with the always interesting Senator John McCain. As politicians line up to claim they are outraged by the government shutdown’s affect on veteran services. Syria and the controveries in Congress will all be covered starting at 8:30 a.m. when Senator John McCain joins Tina Brown in a special session.

Afterwards the morning program continues with a look back at the 20th anniversary of the events behind Black Hawk Down with the producer of the 2001 film Jerry Bruckheimer. The day continues featuring speakers from Capitol Hill, the military and the premiere later tonight of Peter Berg‘s “Lone Survivor.”

You can watch the day’s panels live here:

Aug 13

White House Continues Trend of Referencing Mean Girls

Once again, it seems like the White House made a Mean Girls reference.

The 2004 comedy staring Lindsay Lohan, who we’re aware is something of a Washington sparklie, is ripe for referencing inside the Beltway. In a tweet sent out by the official White House account, Bo is the culprit in this recent attempt to reference the lack of fetch ever happening. But who’s the real culprit?

Mean Girls has been a subtle staple inside the Obama media team since the 2012 re-election campaign. A gif here, a(n unofficial) quickmeme template there and a random Ann Coulter reference that makes us think she’s never seen the film. But Mean Girls is essential when dissecting Washington, especially in gif form. Could this be a sign of DoJ fighting the American Airlines/U.S. Airways merger? Proof of Cronut coming to D.C.? Or worse–nothing at all except a brief tweet on a Tuesday?

No word when the administration will start using The Canyons as a talking point.

Jun 17

This Week Welcomes Jeremy Bash To The Talking Heads

A new Obama pundit joined the Sunday show ranks yesterday. Jeremy Bash, former chief of staff to former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and his top deptuy at the CIA, appeared on This Week’s panel explaining the President’s new position on Syria. Joining him were George Will, Jeffrey Goldberg and Martha Raddatz.

While Will went with the Napolean quote to lead of the Sunday conversation, Bash used his own experience at the CIA to go over the issues.

The Week – Roundtable I: U.S. Role in Syria