Quotes of the Day
A Personal Heartfelt Request
Dear Readers: I know we get attached to email addresses and once they are locked into your computers they are tough to change. But please, for the love of God, change my f@&king email address from FishbowlBetsy@gmail.com to Betsy@mediabistro.com. I have two email accounts exploding with duplicate messages and it is driving me mad. To all you nerdy types out there who are just itching to give me unsolicited advice on forwarding accounts or any other technological garble, don’t. Just use my new address. Thank you for attending to this important matter.
Thank you POTUS and FLOTUS
“SO deeply honored President Obama & the First Lady invited me to perform tonight @ the State Dinner! Hosting S. Korea!” — Janelle Monae.
BREAKING: If anyone missed the Politico plagiarism story from late last night, read here.
Arianna Wants Zzzzz’s
“In Istanbul 12:50am, still on Blackberry. wish there was another Blackberry outage so I could sleep.” — HuffPost/AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington.
WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty on Michelle Obama‘s dress: “Awesome. I’m not usually a fan of FLOTUS & belts.” See here. (Especially compared to the elegant pink garbage sac worn by the Korean Prez’s wife, Kim Yoon-ok, yes, FLOTUS’s purple gown is exceptional.)
Buttry’s nephew has hip surgery
“Thanks to all who suggested gifts for my great nephew w/ the 3/4 body cast (following hip surgery). Crowdsourced gift: Nerf gun.” — Steve Buttry, lifetime Community Engagement Director and JRC Employee.
Youngman gets bumped from Greta
Youngman to FNC’s Ed Henry: “You’re off the hook. Schedule change and no appearance for me on @gretawire tonight.” Henry replied, “Whew.” Correction: It was The Hill‘s Sam Youngman who got bumped from Greta. He was going on the program to discuss the confrontation between Ed and POTUS. Apologies… We’ve changed the above to accurately reflect what happened.
A Convo Between Two Media Types
Washington Examiner‘s Timothy Carney: “Who thinks I should get David Frum’s spot on NPR?” Former Examiner writer J.P. Freire: ME AND EVERYONE I KNOW, PLS. (Freire is now the senior comm strategist for New Media Strategies and an American Spectator blogger.)
“Bad sign: Just got email from D.C. emergency alert system with subject line ‘Protective Actions for Tornadoes.’” — WCP‘s Managing Editor Mike Madden.
Is an ice cream flavor really big news?
“BREAKING: ABC News reports ‘Black Walnut’ is indeed a Haagen-Daas flavor of the month. Glad we got to the bottom of that.” — The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor. The limited edition ice cream flavor is gaining traction ever since mentioned by GOP presidential contender Herman Cain, who says it’s his favorite flavor.
Boybander speaks up for female journos
“Magazines should hire women to write about things other than sex, marriage, and babies.” — Obvious women’s rights champion, Boybander and liberal blogger Matthew Yglesias. He links to this Slate story that slam’s The Atlantic‘s cover story on women and marriage.
Why can’t Hazy speak without sounding like a human thesaurus? “Precipitating a dramatic confrontation with the authorities is the absolute best thing Bloomberg can do for #OWS’s momentum.” – MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Since I got back from NYC, all of my foursquare checkins have been at work or at home. I’m officially boring.” — Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa back in the reigning position of this feature. (We kid because we love Jessica, at least in this instance. We are, however, horrified to learn that you regularly foursquare.)