Mark Leibovich

The New York Times

Mark Leibovich appears in the following:

Watchdogs in Tuxedos

Friday, May 09, 2014

Bob ends his DC journey on the red carpet of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, where journalists rub elbows with the very people they cover. Oh, and a bunch of celebrities show up too.

Song: Washington D.C. by The Magnetic Fields

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Blurred Lines

Friday, May 09, 2014

In Washington, the lines are increasingly blurring between politicians, lobbyists and the media. Bob meets with a journalist turned lobbyist, the man known as the "doorman to the revolving door," and perhaps the most infamous lobbyist of all time to talk about the industry of DC.

Song: I Am the Slime by Frank Zappa

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Palm Monday

Friday, May 09, 2014

To start his journey, Bob goes to the iconic Palm Restaurant, where DC A-listers go to see and be seen. There he meets with his guide Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and author of "This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capital." Over one very expensive lobster, Mark prepares Bob for the ways of Washington.

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The Icky Truth Behind the White House Correspondents Dinner

Monday, May 05, 2014

During the White House Correspondents Dinner, On The Media host Bob Garfield and New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich held a "Media Ethics Colloquy" in the same hotel. No one showed up. They discuss why the annual dinner makes them worry about the state of the U.S. media.

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Hypothetical Candidates

Friday, November 15, 2013

Chris Christie. Hillary Clinton. Rand Paul. Ted Cruz. Elizabeth Warren. This week saw a sharp spike in speculation for who would be President in 2017. Bob talks with the New York Times Magazine's Mark Leibovich about the media's fascination with hypothetical primaries three years away. 

Young Marble Giants - Final Day

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This Town

Friday, September 06, 2013

In his new book This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—plus plenty of valet parking!—in America's Gilded Capital, Mark Leibovich provides a panoramic view of the ugly behavior Washington elites—journalists, politicians, and lobbyists—engage in. Bob talks to Leibovich about all the sordid details of "This Town."


Washington, DC’s Media Industrial Complex

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, discusses Washington, D.C.’s “media industrial complex.” This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America's Gilded Capital uncovers how Big Ticket Washington Funerals like Tim Russert’s become the social events of the year for journalists and politicians.

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May I Use This Quote?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Last Monday, Jeremy W. Peters' article on the front page of The New York Times opened up a conversation about the surprisingly common practice of 'quote approval' - wherein journalists send quotes back to campaign members and government officials after interviews for approval. Dan Rather called it 'jaw-dropping.' Bob investigates why journalists agree to the arrangement and what the press can do to push back.

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What can America expect from soon-to-be press secretary Robert Gibbs?

Friday, December 19, 2008

In just weeks Robert Gibbs is going to become one of the most watched people in Washington DC as he is slated to become the White House press secretary. He's a young veteran of politics from Alabama and few people are closer to the president-elect. New York Times magazine writer, Mark Leibovich, has just written a profile of Gibbs that will run in this weekend's edition and he joins The Takeaway to tell us what we can expect with Gibbs as press secretary.



Thursday, October 30, 2008

In an election defined by complaints of partisanship, bruising primaries and the longest of campaigns, how do the rallies of the Republicans and Democrats differ days from the election?


Some Politics Aside?

Monday, May 21, 2007

New York Times Washington correspondent Mark Leibovich cites examples of 2008 candidates ignoring huge parts of their pasts for political gain. Mitt Romney rarely mentions Massachusetts by name, despite serving as governor for 8 years. Hillary Clinton rarely says the words “First Lady”. Meanwhile, John McCain stays away from the ...