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“As the bickering continued, senior aides to rank-and-file Republicans resorted to watching the Twitter feeds of congressional reporters to learn who was demanding what.”WaPo story by Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane.

Lawmaker questions Amazing Grace song choice

“Dem Rep. Gerry Connolly amused that House GOP sang ‘Amazing Grace’ at morning meeting. ‘Isn’t that usually sung at funerals?’” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.

Horsing around

“Adam Goldman is going to be the most talented, tenacious high school volleyball reporter the Washington Post has ever had.” — WaPo foreign policy blogger Max Fisher.

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In praise of NRO‘s Robert Costa

“Just your daily @robertcostaNRO is a great reporter tweet, because someone needed to say it.” — CNN’s Erin McPike.

“Am going to have to say, I don’t know @robertcostaNRO — and what he reports usually pisses me off — but he is well-sourced and moves quickly.” — Former Senate flack and Quinn & Gillespie associate Jim Manley.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:07 a.m.

Ouch!

“I tried to retweet Glenn Greenwald’s statement, but he’s blocking me on Twitter.” — TPM‘s Hunter Walker.

images-4But not so much for MSNBC’s Abby Huntsman…

“I’m thankful for Abby Huntsman having a role on MSNBC to tell me what rational conservatism really is… #LeanForward” — The Daily Caller‘s TV reporter Jeff Poor.

Journo would like to forget the news

“I swear if I didn’t love this country as much as I do, I’d move to a remote area in Montana, live like a mountain man & never read the news.” — TheBlaze‘s evening editor Jason Howerton.

Tommy Christopher: As serious as a heart attack

“You think reporting on the White House is tough, try reporting on White House reporters.” — Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher. “Christopher” got some ink Tuesday from Politico and The Daily Caller. No doubt he didn’t mean to get media attention for himself. See Politico‘s story here. Hadas Gold quotes Christopher as saying, “I’ve been frustrated, for a long time, over the trivial way some of the White House reporters have handled this,” he said, referring to the health care debate. As some may recall, three years ago he tweeted his own heart attack and later suffered from gangrene on his appendix. To be sure, during the latter illness his yellow-hued skin tone showed just how sick he was. See The Daily Caller‘s story here. The DC‘s lede: “On Tuesday, Mediaite White House correspondent Tommy Christopher added another chapter to his ongoing self-promotional crusade masquerading as a career in journalism.”

 

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Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:56 a.m.

A media incentive to end the shutdown

“Incentive for GOP to take deal: media coverage is gradually shifting from shutdown to Obamacare rollout disaster. Default wd step on that!” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

imagesvineyard-vines-sweater-352936-1Convo Between Two Journos

This morning’s conversation is by BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton and BuzzFeed reporter Rosie Gray.

Stanton: “Trolling @RosieGray about her secret passion for sweater sets and vineyard vibes apparel is the reason twitter exists.”

Gray: “U suck.”

Journo looks into gargling coconut oil

“Just googled ‘gargling with coconut oil’ so even if my twenties aren’t actually over yet, I’ve basically surrendered already.” — TNR‘s pathologically fascinating and Luke Russert-loving Noreen Malone. In case you care, the process of “oil pulling” or swishing coconut oil in your mouth, reportedly removes bacteria, toxins and parasites from your throat. It’s also alleged that the practice strengthens gums and relieves congested sinuses.

The Instigator

“Oh I got Twitchyed. I see. Anyway time for bed where I will dream sweet dreams of single payer and TAKING ALL YOUR GUNS AWAY.” — The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox.

images-3Editors bag shutdown, chat about Beach Boys

“Watching the Beach Boys (w Brian Wilson!) on Full House singing Kokomo. Please kill me.” – Reason‘s Nick Gillespie. Gillespie later took time to practice his sarcasm, writing, “Can’t wait to hear Charles Krauthammer‘s take on the Redskins name controversy tomorrow on O’Reilly. How can I sleep?”

“I am seriously listening to weirdo Beach Boys 1973 songs while watching Yasiel Puig rock it silently on my TV. Life could be worse.” — Reason‘s Matt Welch.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Fun fact: ‘Chou chou’ means cabbage, a term of endearment in French. #RHOM” — Politico‘s Olivia Petersen.

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Provocative Quote Taken Out of Context

“Thanks @bpshow! For the memories, and for the drunken orgy reference.” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6 a.m.

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“This gun nut clown @DocThompsonShow has 3,745,043 fewer followers than me, yet is demanding to appear on my CNN show…truly comical!” — CNN’s Piers Morgan.

Uh oh.

“Free advice to whoever stole my credit card # in Lawrenceville, GA: u shoulda spent that $45 at some place better than Walmart.” — Emily Pierce, Deputy Editor, Roll Call.

Journo Love

“It’s always a nice start to the morning when the NYTimes top stories email contains @AnnieLowrey’s fine work.” — Third-tier Boy Bander Spencer Ackerman, U.S. national security editor, The Guardian.

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Words to live by

“DAMN i gotta learn, some people just WONT CHANGE, walk away, dont look back.” — Mark Wilkins, a.k.a. “Marky Mark,” D.C.’s paparazzi.

Tearjerker

“Lottsa of stations raising $$$ this week, & excerpting our show. We have no control, & just wish our partners well. We need their support.” — NPR’s Scott Simon.

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The “Shitdown” Edition

Bipartisan complimenting

“Listening to @RepLankford on #CNN @NewDay thinking: I totally disagree AND why doesn’t GOP use him on TV more? He is very good.” — CNN Contributor Hilary Rosen.

The latest in anonymous sourcing…

“Source close to last night’s talks tell me CR deal is not as close as many press reports; House Rs far from ready to move on a clean CR” — National Review‘s Washington Editor Robert Costa.

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A guy can dream, right?

“Looking for a magic Twitter filter that will let me see the tweets of people I respect without their retweets of people I don’t.” — AP Radio News morning reporter Jon Belmont.

Copy Editors Beware: “Shitdown” is not “Shutdown”

“Let he who has not accidently written about of government shitdown, sted shutdown, cast the first stone.” — Politico‘s Alex Byers.

images-2Nothing Beats Getting Weiner’s Stamp of Approval

“This guy writing most clearly about whats going on in the GOP huddle: @jonathanchait” — failed mayoral hopeful and former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).

Important Q to Ponder: “Have we gotten to the point where Jennifer Rubin is just yelling ‘RINO’ at people on Twitter now?” — MetroWeekly‘s Jennifer Rubin.

The Observer

“Guy ahead of me in the metro turnstile had $675 on his Smart Trip card. Definition of an optimist.” — WSJ‘s Neil King.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:26 a.m.

Travel Bitches

“Pretty sure @SouthwestAir has lost a bunch of customers tonight. BWI operation is horrible.” — Paige Connor, designer, visual journalist.

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The Personal Edition

Unknown-3Journo is sick as a dog

“Hard to sleep when you can’t stop coughing. Anyone else got this cold?” — Politico‘s Ben White at 12:07 a.m. One follower, Maureen Kirkwood, had hugs for him all the way from Scotland. “Got it this side of the pond as well,” she wrote. “Feel better soon m’dear…*big Scottish hugs*”

WaPo copy editors save food writer’s ass

“Thank God for @washingtonpost copy editors! One just asked me if I *really* had @romenesko on a plate of leeks sauced with romesco.” — WaPo‘s Tom Seitsema.

Uh oh.

“Normally just do body weight workouts. But did free weights yesterday and I’m paralyzed. Help.”  — TheBlaze‘s Eddie Scarry.

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Goin’ dove hunting?

“Yes! Wrap the breasts in bacon and pan sear.” — CNN “Crossfire” host S.E. Cupp to a follower who asked, “Goin’ dove huntin’ tomorrow. Got any good recipes?”

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:33 a.m.

Confessional.

“I’ve been fixated on mortality lately, but I’m comfortable knowing my best years are ahead of me.” — TWT”s Jessica Chasmar.

Huh? “Love how emails I send myself end up in my spam.” — CQ Roll Call‘s Shira Center.

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Putting his life in his hands?

“Ok. So oysters at Newark Airport prolly wasn’t the smartest thing I’ve ever done. But…. YOLO!!!” — Jeremy Cahill, National Security Correspondent for The Nation.

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Things that make you go huh?

“the H is O” — CNN’s Jake Tapper. To which a follower wondered, “The W the F does that mean?” TPM”s Igor Bobic got in on it, saying, “V to the izz-A.” Which caused Politico‘s Juana Summers to remark, “Thank you for going there.”

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Washingtonians cranky?

“I think everyone in Washington needs a nap. #crankypeople.” — NPR health reporter Julie Rovner.

imagesWarning: Journo with a migraine

“This might be the worst migraine I’ve had in 3 years. #BackToBed” — WMAL and Brietbart‘s Larry O’Connor.

Incredible feats: A 93-year-old can Skype?

“My grandfather turned 93 today. He just sent me his first ever Skype message. Complete text: ‘How’” — Mother Jones‘ Managing Editor Clint Hendler.

Your day could be far worse

“Family: Man who set self on fire at the National Mall was mentally ill.” — WUSA9.

Unknown-2SHAME ON THE WHITE HOUSE MEDIA!

“Questions from WH press corps are pathetic. As of this moment, not a single tough or challenging inquiry.” — FNC’s Brit Hume. Colleague Bret Baier concurred, saying, “Agreed–Nothing at all.” Where’s Ed Henry at a time like this? Ed’s comments, at least on Twitter, after the presser: “Admin official says while President is open to a deficit panel, veto threat came b/c GOP version would only touch spending & not revenue. After President said at newser he’d accept a process like creating a new deficit panel to give GOP cover, WH issues veto threat on … panel.” And then he shot a beautiful picture of Washington. In fairness to Henry, Obama never called on him at the press conference. See his beautiful sky shot after the jump…

Reporter can’t help but wonder…

“I wonder if Capitol Police officers secretly enjoyed arrested the guys partially responsible for them not getting paid right now.” — National Journal reporter Alex Seitz-Wald.

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LIVING THE GOOD LIFE: “Just some gluten-free pizza I made at @918FStreet while at work today! #thisismyjob #notkidding.” -- Liz McAvoy, editor, Living Social.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:24 a.m. in which Mike Allen offers birthday wishes to Ollie, a lawmakers’ office dog. There’s even a “paw tip.”

Speaking of dogs…

Maggie is a CNN business reporter; Richard is CNN International Senior Producer.

Maggie Lake: My barista called me Lassie – hope it’s not an omen my day going to the dogs! Maggie/Lassie — really?

Richard Davis: A ruff one indeed.

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Anticipatory thoughts of hate mail

“Just wrote something long about mugshots, and what should and shouldn’t be public. Looking forward to getting some hate mail over it.” — Atlantic Cities reporter Mike Riggs.

And a love note…

“@JessicaChasmar just so you know, you are my sole source for news. 1) most news sucks. 2) you’re smokin hot. I like smokin hot chick news.” — Nate9783 to TWT reporter Jessica Chasmar.

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Things are getting hairy?

“Note to self: don’t be the last customer to get a hair cut at the end of the day or the barber might shave off one sideburn & not notice.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.

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“I’m excited for @stefcutter. Real joy happens! Congrats girl. #CNN” — CNN Contributor Hilary Rosen. As reported by WaPo‘s “The Reliable Source” Monday, Cutter, a host on CNN’s “Crossfire,”  is pregnant.

Deep thoughts with Donna Brazile

“Reminded at lunch of this great philosopher. ‘What worries you, masters you.’
John Locke” — Democratic pundit Donna Brazile.

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“Sequins is like liquor. Not before noon. (Or ever, really, the sequins) #coffeehouseobservation.” — conservative radio host Dana Loesch.

The Observer

“The @NRSC website has turned pink for breast cancer awareness month: nrsc.org #breastcancer” — BuzzFeed‘s Kate Nocera.

 

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Deep thoughts with Dana Loesch

“Objectivity is a lie in modern media climes. They get away with not having any by insisting that it still exists.” — conservative radio host Dana Loesch.

Frustration is…

“I’ve never received so many poorly written email requests to guest post on my site. Um, no.” — Kara Manos, beauty blogger for PoliticsofPretty.com.

UnknownFun times: “You know what’s fun? Leaping over a giant monster cockroach when you get home.” — The Hill‘s Rebecca Shabad.

A word on anonymous sources…

“Heading out for an eight-mile run. Interrupt if anonymous sources say the U.S. captured or killed anyone else.” — TIME‘s Andrew Katz.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 5:23 a.m.

SavannahGuthrieIn praise of Savannah

“@SavannahGuthrie was a hell of a lot better than Gregory today. Very Russert-like w GOOD followup Qs @msnbc She should be host. #thisweek” — photog Lauren Burke.

“Savannah Guthrie is tough, man. Really sharp hosting Meet The Press this morning. Terrific interviewer.” — Gary Parrish, a national columnist for CBS Sports.

“Approximate improvement in the questioning with Savannah Guthrie substituting for David Gregory on @meetthepress: 100 percent.” — NYU journalism instructor Jay Rosen.

Shots fired.

“Dear Washington Redskins, Lanny Davis’s nauseating response to Obama makes you look worse, not better.” — former White House spokesman Tommy Vietor.

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A sermon of sorts

“A clear dark night puts your relationship with God in perspective. We are tiny. He is vast and glorious.” — FNC and RedState‘s Erick Erickson.

Just on the off chance that you’ve got an annoying follower…

“Tip: If you have an annoying follower, block then unblock them and they automatically stop following you.” — BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski.

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Journo nearly hits another’s car

“In other news, Walter Mossberg almost hit my car today. The ‘TECH WSJ’ plates tipped me off. Also the beard. Watch your lanes, Walt!” — MetroWeekly‘s Sean Bugg. When asked for comment, Bugg remarked to FBDC that the incident occurred while he was just getting onto the E Street Expressway coming into the city. “He got a little tight on me at the merge, then made a right hand pass on a bus that I passed on the left and we both moved back to the middle lane at the same time,” he explained. “While annoyed, I mostly just thought it was funny that I ID’d him through the plate on his Lexus. Nice Lexus, too. Unlike the government shutdown story, there may be two sides to this one. If you ask him he might say, ‘What? That asshole in the Camaro with the BIG BUGG plates?’” We asked Mossberg for his side of the story. He wrote by email, “I can’t recall any near miss in traffic today. But that merge is a tricky one, where one often feels as if cars are too close.”

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Left Vs. Right Warfare

WaPo‘s Ezra Klein: “Pro tip: The side that wants to shut down the government is the side demanding concessions before they consent to reopening the government.” Townhall‘s Derek Hunter reworked Klein’s tweet, writing, “Pro tip: Don’t take political advice from someone who hasn’t finished puberty & has no real world work experience.”

Poor Weigel gets “very sad” about those pesky JournoList mentions

“Man alive, no one in media hates the right like @daveweigel. Never seen anything like him. Seething hatred.” — Breitbart.com‘s John Nolte regarding Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Townhall’s Hunter piled on, writing, “Wishes it would set itself on fire,” a reference to something Weigel said on the secret liberal listserv, JournoList, founded by his Boy Bander pal Ezra. Weigel spoke of wanting Matt Drudge to light himself on fire. His exact words? ”This would be a vastly better world to live in if Matt Drudge decided to handle his emotional problems more responsibly, and set himself on fire.”

images-2Earlier in the afternoon on Wednesday… Weigel had tweeted, “It’s adorable, and very convincing, when conservatives claim you HATE VETERANS if you think Bachmann showing up for photos is gauche.”

Weigel replied to Nolte and Hunter, saying, “It makes me very sad when people bring up JournoList and I have to remember I have a better, more lucrative job now.” Nolte argued: “I didn’t say anything about journalist. Just going off your behavior at your better, more lucrative job.”

Editor’s note: See the original breaking post on JournoList here. The story was broken by FishbowlDC, but Weigel likes to continuously claim that it was broken by Jonathan Strong who, at the time, worked for The Daily Caller. He now works for National Review. Our hearts really go out to Weigel. Why can’t the past just be the past?

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Unsolicited advice for Gov. shutdown jokesters

“The time for easy shutdown jokes is past. Any shutdown jokes after now had better be very good and original. Otherwise leave it at home.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Senior Political Columnist Timothy Carney.

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“AoC staff cleaning/stocking ladies room as I type. Thanks to the poor staffer who is working without pay!!” — The Hill’s Features Editor Emily Goodin.

Some serious This Town namedropping

“Look forward to interviewing Pres Obama 4 pm tomorrow @CNBC at such a big moment – as Washington grapples w/shutdown/debt economic threats.” — CNBC and NYT’s John Harwood. After actress Morgan Fairchild sent him a note congratulating him on the interview, a follower wrote Harwood, saying, “Dems love you. Wonder why.” Harwood replied, “Admit it dude – you WISH Morgan Fairchild sent you a msg. Ha!”  Fairchild had written him to say, “Congrats, John! Can’t wait to see your interview.” Harwood retweeted that (of course) and wrote, “You are nice, Morgan.” Ex-White House spokesman Tommy Vietor wrote him to say “No Kanye banter please.” Harwood replied, “Jackass.”  (To put this all in some context, Fairchild has also conversed with online news junkie Marty Rudolf on Twitter.)

Anderson Cooper sympathizes with Dana Bash

“@andersoncooper to @DanaBashCNN, ‘It just doesn’t seem like anyone in Washington actually answers questions…must be frustrating for you.’” — CNN’s Kari Pricher, editorial producer for AC360.

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This could get ugly.

“Going to spend a week on an African charity hospital ship, telling people to fuck off if they don’t speak English.” — David Waldman, contributing editor, Daily Kos. He’s reacting to this remark from FNC’s Dana Perino: “Offering Obamacare in 150 languages is absurd. If someone can’t speak enough English to fill in forms, what will they explain to a doctor?”

Uh oh.

“OH: ‘I see @daveweigel’s nipples…’” — Asawin Suebsaeng, a reporter in Mother Jones Washington bureau.

Life’s little pleasures

“Ok guy riding on a bike, holding delivery, talking dirty. Thanks for that.” — Marketplace fill-in host Lizzie O’Leary.

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