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Jake and the Fat Man

OK . . . this diary isn’t about that old TV show. It actually should read “Jake and the Old Man” . . . that old TV show just comes to mind any time I visit the blog of ABC’s smart-ass, Jake Tapper.

I don’t really like the guy (especially after he got all nicotine nazi on Obama), but I have to give him credit for throwing some sarcasm into his political blog. Today was classic:

Dear Senator McCain

September 12, 2008  3:25 PM

Here is Gov. Palin’s list of earmark requests from February 2008.

Will you please stop telling the American people that she never asked for or received any pork barrel projects?



I would like to suggest that we do a little more than chat about this over “Moose Drool” (our soon to be beer sponsor?). Below is a list of contacts that you can contact, and ask them to keep this up! The networks need to do more than blog about this. They need to REPORT this!

Jake Tapper:

ABC – Elections Chief:

Charlie Gibson:

ABC Telephone Numbers

George Stephanopoulos’ voice mail: Call the Switch Board: 212-456-7777 and ask for the voicemail of George Stephanopoulos

Once his box is full there is a redirect: 202-222-7890

Leave a message for ABC: 818-460-7477 press 2, then 6- you get 30 seconds to leave a comment

David Weston- President of ABC News- His personal & private fax number: 212-456-4292

Peter Salinger (THE MAN IN CHARGE OF ELECTION COVERAGE) Director, Special Events & Sports: 212.456.5105

ABC NEW YORK NEWSROOM: (212) 456-5100

David Weston- President of ABC News- His personal & private fax number: 212-456-4292

ABC Newsroom Fax Machine 212.456.5150

Cristi Landes, Manager, Programming: 212.456.5107

Wayne Fisk, Director, Programming: 212.456.5327

Jeff Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Operations: 212.456.5554

Jon Newman News Coverage: 212.456.5100

Joyce Alcantara, Assignment Manager: 212.456.5106  

Jim Kane, Deputy D.C. Bureau Chief: 212.222. 6604


  1. vet75

    Please feel free to post any corrections to the emails, numbers posted above.

    Numbers and emails to other MSM outlets are also appreciated.

  2. We should have a static page on the site that contains a list of contacts in the media and government. Everything we can think of that people would find useful. Links to congressional offices, the white house, bureaus, msm contacts, columnists, etc… I’ve never seen one anywhere else. It could be quite useful to people, especially our diarists when they want to include contact info in a diary.

  3. Stipes

    Let’s rec this up, and keep it on the rec list.

    vet75- Quick question:  Would I know you from over at MyDD?  You don’t have to tell me if you don’t want to.  I’m just curious.  I like your work.


  4. GrassrootsOrganizer

    I am sputtering over here.  Alaska requested 2 million dollars from the cash strapped federal government to purchase BASIC equipment for rural firefighters and public safety officers?!  WTF?!

    They have no income tax, they send checks to every Alaska citizen and they are going to the feds for handout to provide BASIC SERVICES?@!  

    I realize I’m repeating myself I’m just in shock.  All the fish studies horseshit is typical — but 2 million for CPR TRAINING?  You mean to f-ing tell me they are handing out rebate checks without providing folks with BASIC safety?  And that’s MY GD problem??

    This (excuse me) BITCH is passing herself off as some budget trimming tax cutting “reformer” as she’s picking MY pocket to look good because she can’t find 2 million dollars of their own money to teach CPfunkinR?  What?! What!?!

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