QUOTES of the DAY
Declaration of the Evening
“I’m honored to be a fake one of you.” The last line of Larry Wilmore‘s speech at the Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner last night. He’s a comedian correspondent on The Daily Show.
Piers likes Charlie
“I do like him. He hasn’t killed anyone. He’s not a Nazi. Guy likes to party.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan at above dinner last night when pressed by FBDC on whether he went too easy on Charlie (pronounced Chah-lee in British-speak) Sheen in his recent interview with the actor.
“I would rather be lying in my bed. This is supposed to be the junior prom to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner but this was more like a middle school dance.” — CBS’s Christine Delargy at Wednesday night’s Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner after party.
Journos’ constant refrain…“If you really are using anything, I would very much appreciate you NOT using my name.”
Roland plans prom attire
“It will be an Ascot, but it will be something different.” — TV host Roland Martin at the Congressional Correspondent’s dinner last night on what he’ll don to the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. He wasn’t wearing his traditional ascot last night, but instead a black, custom-made Chinese frock.
A journo waxes poetic
“A cloudy, blue gray dawn – the color of slate- washes over the Potomac River as crew teams row beneath Memorial Bridge. Good morning DC.” — NBC Washington’s Jim Long in a Thursday morning tweet.
Scribe handles meaty issue
“PETA wants San Francisco to change name of Tenderloin neighborhood to Tempeh District. Tempeh is soy-based meat substitute #HotlineSort” — NJ‘s Executive Editor of the “The Hotline” Reid Wilson in a Thursday morning tweet.