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Ezra Klein leaving WaPo

So smart and so articulate.


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A report earlier this month indicated that Klein was planning an exit from the Post after he failed to win support from the newspaper's higher-ups for a website dedicated to a range of different topics.

In a memo that was obtained by Poynter, senior editor Tracy Grant told staffers that Klein is "looking to start his own news organization, an ambition that befits someone with uncommon gifts of perception and analysis."

Klein did not immediately respond to TPM's request for comment.

Since arriving at the Post in 2009 at the age of 24, Klein helped turn the newspaper's Wonkblog into a hugely successful online platform.

The memo also indicated that Melissa Bell and Dylan Matthews, who were also involved in Wonkblog, will be leaving with Klein.
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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ezra-klein-washington-post

Does the Christie story have legs? Three months from now will

people still be talking about Chrisite-gate?

I say YES! The Morning Sumbags are blubbering and slobbering giveing the gov a pass, by blaming Christies staff.

Said it before, have no problem saying it today....Mika is a media whore.

Christie! What a fucker! He "wouldn't have made a joke about the

bridge closing IF HE THOUGHT ANY MEMBER OF HIS STAFF WAS INVOLVED"

THIS is the reason? So dear Du'ers lets think about this....it was OK for the bridge to be closed as long as he thought his staff wasn't involved.

This presser is very revealing. When he joked about the bridge being closed he never said one word about his constituents, was dismissive because SE HE NEVER THOUGHT HIS STAFF WAS INVOLVED??

Yikes! What a fucker. He didn't care the bridge was closed, right from the beginning. Never mind who gave the order.

Right from the start,when asked, Christy asserted it was no big deal...

Christy's "orange cone" statement (which by the way, every time I see the film clip it looks like he is *ugh* doing the mambo with his hand). Is a bold-faced attempt to minimize and say no big deal.

Fast forward to another film clip of him standing and making another bold-faced attempt at saying it's the national press making a big deal out of no big deal.

During the days the bridge was closed, the mayor of Ft. Lee NJ contacted the various NJ state departments to get to the bottom of the bridge closing, his calls were not returned.

The NJ State Democrats need to get behind the mayor of Ft. Lee, and I do mean behind as in a large group at a presser, and for once do the honorable thing and stand up against Christy.

As I once told a young woman who was complaining about her husband "Don't want to hear it...he's the guy you had to have."

So goes the NJ Democrats who endorsed Christy - Ninga sez...."he's the guy you had to have...now grow a pair, stand up for the mayor of Ft. Lee and make it right."

self-edit for typo

Chris Hayes secret meeting with MSNBC writers group re: union organizing.

http://www.salon.com/2013/12/12/exclusive_chris_hayes_attends_secret_nbc_union_meeting/



Amid workers alleging union-busting by an NBC Universal-owned company, MSNBC’s prime-time host Chris Hayes recently met privately with a group of them to hear their concerns, according to several people present at the meeting.

Hayes is one of five prime-time MSNBC hosts – along with Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Lawrence O’Donnell and Ed Schultz – whose support the Writers Guild of America–East is seeking in an ugly labor struggle with Peacock Productions, which is owned by NBC Universal and has produced programming for MSNBC. A petition posted by the AFL-CIO and hosted by MoveOn.org Civic Action asks the five hosts to “Please meet with these workers and take a public stand to support their right to organize” at Peacock Productions. None of the five has so far publicly addressed the issue.

Hayes, Maddow, Sharpton and O’Donnell did not comment in response to Monday inquiries (sent to MSNBC or personal email addresses, to Sharpton’s National Action Network, and to Random House, which published Maddow’s book; Random House referred the inquiry to MSNBC).

But, asked about the campaign, Schultz emailed Salon, “Moveon.org has never been an ally of Ed Schultz, why should I help you with a story? Give me a reason.” A follow-up email was not answered. (The email came from a personal address provided to Salon by people who have been in touch with him there; following a series of inquiries, an MSNBC spokesperson said, “I can’t confirm that e-mail address,” but declined to dispute that it belonged to Schultz.)

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In the spirit of the budget deal, just want to say "charity begins in the House." Nt

Coffee Talk #2: Bill Clinton style Triangulation.

The current flap about whether Bill Clinton's remark "letting people keep their health insurance"
was good for 2014 candidates and thus Hillary because it provided "distance" between them and Obamacare..supposedly another genius Bill Clinton move...

I am not in the triangulation camp. I think it's time for our party to grow a pair when it comes to correcting or reworking Obamacare because at the end of the day 2014 candidates can take credit for the fix...as opposed to triangulation a GOP creation.

Coffee Talk: so, anyone besides me think that the "big dog" stepped on it by

suggesting that folks should be able to keep their insurance?

I thought that the code among former Presidents' when it came to criticism was omertà - silence.

If the President wants to change policy -or not - it is up to him. Everyone in a while Clinton makes me cringe.

For the past 40 years, I trusted 60 Minutes reporting and in-depth research.

No more.

I've added 60 Minutes to my "nah, don't want to waste my time" viewing list where it joins Morning Joe (because of sell-out Mika), Meet The Press, and other associated network blah blab blah GOP cheering sections.

Life is funny. I am now back to where I started, mostly reading and being highly selective when it comes to opinion TV.

I trust Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, Steve Kornacki, Melissa-Harris Perry because they provide attribution to their commentary.

I used to trust 60 Minutes.

Bye-bye

Christie is the new W. Bush do not mis-underestimate him for ONE minute.

"ha" we said when we learned Bush was running!

But voters thought he was an "Everyman" good to have a few beers with.

Then the election was so close - that the doofus slipped in and stole it right from under our noses while we bent over and took it...while we sat quietly home not believing what was happening.

Christie must be taken seriously, otherwise we will get fucked by the big guy while Mary Pat gleefully flashes her mouthful of teeth.

Remember where you heard it.
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