Quotes of the Day — The Dave Weigel Edition
Dear Readers: This morning’s quotations of the day are warmly dedicated to Slate‘s Dave Weigel, who boldly walked off the beaten path yesterday and unblocked FishbowlDC from his Twitter account. It has been a long time coming. Feels like centuries. We sit in amazement that it all began, in part, with a hug. While Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher has referred to this trying time as the ending of a “Cold War,” I prefer to think of it as a magazine writer described it to me at a media reception last week: a thawing. We salute Weigel for having the courage to unblock us even as members of the Boybanders (psst Ezra, how are you?) hold fast to their belief that their Twitter feeds should not be readily available to us. We have no idea where this budding friendship will take us. One naysayer said yesterday, “I give it two weeks.” Let’s hope he has no idea what he’s talking about. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as this unprecedented journey unfolds. Here’s to you Dave Weigel! — Sincerely, FishbowlDC Mangement
Journo explains himself
“Code: My BREAKING and DEVELOPING tags denote jokes.” — Weigel in a Wednesday tweet.
Battle of the beards
“Tonite: dueling beards: Wolf Blitzer and I talk debt and taxes.” — Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist in a Wednesday tweet (located while perusing Weigel’s now readily available Twitter feed.)
“Maybe a bad idea for Frank Bruni to write his first column with moveable refrigerator magnets.” — Weigel in a Thursday morning tweet about NYT‘s Bruni’s anti-Harry Potter ways. Read here.
Quote taken out of Context
“Everyone stop making shit up for like 10 minutes, please.” — Weigel in a Wednesday tweet.
Quintessential Weigel: ‘Shots Fired’
“#shotsfired” — Weigel in a Wednesday tweet responded to this remark by former WCP reporter and current HuffPost scribe Jason Cherkis: “@ErikWemple writes 2 posts dissing HuffPo. Where’s disclosure that TBD aspired to do local version of HuffPo?” Correction: Cherkis works at Huffpost, not WCP any longer. We’ve changed the above to reflect his new workplace.