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TheDC Morning: Politi-who?

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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1.) Politi-who? — Things are looking up at The Daily Caller. Same can’t quite be said about a certain Virginia-based publication. TheDC reports:

“The Daily Caller has surpassed Politico in website traffic, according to audience measurement tool Quantcast. In U.S. website rankings released by Quantcast Sunday, The Daily Caller ranked as the 275th most visited site in the U.S., while Politico has fallen to 315th. ‘We founded The Daily Caller because we were confident that there was a massive audience of online readers tired of the same old conventional (and usually liberal) Washington coverage,’ said Neil Patel, Publisher and CEO. ‘Passing a much larger staffed, older and better funded outfit like Politico after only three years proves our vision. Influential readers, both inside and outside the Beltway, are incorporating The Daily Caller in ever-increasing numbers into their regular media rotation to ensure that they get a complete picture of the news.'”


2.) The man with the plan — Here’s a little ditty about a fella who is pushing America to get more involved in a Syrian civil war. TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein reports:

“In two windowless offices just one block away from the White House, Mouaz Moustafa is working to persuade Congress and the executive branch to put the weight of American power behind the Syrian rebels seeking to overthrow the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad. The 28-year-old leads the Syrian Emergency Task Force, the group that famously snuck Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain into Syria in May to meet with leaders of the Syrian opposition. McCain calls Moustafa a ‘patriot’ and says he is ‘a tireless champion for the cause of freedom for Syria.’ Robert Zarate of the Foreign Policy Initiative, a think tank that supports greater American intervention in Syria, says that Moustafa’s group has been ‘indispensable’ in fight to get American power more involved in the Syrian conflict.”

So what’s his story and what’s his case? Read and find out.

3.)How long until he’s gone? — Someone’s apparently interested in hiring Keith Olbermann. Gabe Finger reports for TheDC:

“Keith Olbermann is now ‘in serious discussions’ about hosting a late-night talk show on ESPN2 , The New York Daily News reports. The former SportsCenter and MSNBC anchor was fired from Current TV last year and replaced by disgraced New York comptroller candidate, Eliot Spitzer. The always uninhibited Olbermann has drawn criticisms in the past for calling Fox News worse than Al Qaeda, blaming Rush Limbaugh for the Waco bombings and accusing tea party Republicans of trying to march the country towards Jim Crow.”

Headline a year from now: Keith Olbermann fired from ESPN.

4.) Lost Josh? — Where has Josh Hartnett gone? Your DC Morning facilitator can honestly say he has never once asked that question, but TheDC’s Taylor Bigler searches for an answer anyway:

“The last time you probably thought about Josh Hartnett was when some basic cable channel decided it would be a good idea to show ‘Pearl Harbor’ on repeat for like a month. But when is the last time you actually thought about Josh Harnett? (Probably not since 2003, which is the last time he was relevant.) Luckily for you, we did some research to find out what that guy has been up to, because in the back of your mind you are actually really curious, even though you didn’t realize it until right now. … Hartnett hasn’t been in a film since 2011, and only has two upcoming projects, one that has been in post-production since 2012 and another about ‘the story of three couples dealing with a reality-shaking event that threatens to tear them apart,’ both of which sound super promising.He has reportedly dated a random string of actresses and models, including the much older Helena Christensen and the much younger Amanda Seyfried, so at least he’s got that going for him. So the answer to the question, ‘What ever happened to Josh Harnett?’ is absolutely nothing. Poor Josh Hartnett.”

They say all publicity is good publicity, but this article may prove that rule false. Somewhere Josh Hartnett is crying, thanks to Taylor Bigler.


5.) Tweet of Yesterday — Sohrab Ahmari: Your friend’s a moron. MT @MeirJa: Friend from #Iran: “we got rid of Ahmadinejad. When r u in #Israel going to get rid of Netanyahu?”

6.) Today in North Korean News — BREAKING: “S. Korean Regime Branded as Group of Most Corrupt People”

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