Quotes of the Day
Washington Watch’s Resident Fashion Plate Roland Martin: “Me and wifey @jhoodmartin getting our Texas on at the Black Republican gathering.”
Up With Hazy, Down with Hazy: Not always easy to tell
“For all I know @chrislhayes is the greatest TV talent in the world. Still don’t get people who watch msnbc first thing Saturday morning.” — National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg.
“Just starting my DVR of UP! with @chrislhayes . No spoilers, please! #uppers” — Mediaite‘s White House correspondent Tommy Christopher watches “Up with Hayes” like it’s a reality TV marathon.
Piers to his driver: I’m not that important
“My driver just went ‘around the block’ because he thought we were being followed. At 6am, in Los Angeles. Mate, I’m not the President.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan.
Super Committee Humor
“Failure of super comm is the most surprising thing to happen in Wash DC since the time that family values pol got caught having an affair.” — Former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett.
“It’s Sunday. Are you ready for some SITTING IN THE CAPITOL ON DEATHWAAAATCH!” — The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio reporter Todd Zwillich.
SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT: Media gets painted as evil
“The media’s a little bit like the Jurassic Park dinosaur, it notices movement in the polls & it moves in to kill it.” — GOP Consultant Mike Murphy on NBC’s “MTP” Sunday.
HUH? This week’s Date Lab includes 28-year-old Matt Holland, who thinks he has a handle on what women want. Holland, a grown man, says, “I had a good week at work, and afterward I went and bought myself a new sweater. Girls like soft sweaters.”
The Media Critic
“Ok – I don’t like this ‘Meet’ format. Kerry sits there while Kyl talks? No interaction? #peanutgalleryopinion” — Senate Fox News reporter Trish Turner.
“Chris Wallace ‘dancing’ with turkeys is exceedingly disturbing. #sundaymorninghell” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton.
And now a positive word on Wallace…
“Chris Wallace is growing on me. He asks very pointed questions.” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Teague Beckwith.
Politico‘s Jake Sherman: “My #sundayroutine: hour-long workout. Sunday shows. Work.”
NBC “MTP” Executive Producer Betsy Fischer: “My #SundayRoutine; wakeup at 4am, make some live television, start weekend, play with daughter, take a nap.”
WaPo editor Lindsay Applebaum: “Sometimes I like quiet weekend mornings just sitting here with my coffee and my newspaper and my iPhone and my iPad and my laptop and my TV.”
WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza (on Saturday night): “The Bourne Supremacy on Bravo. And just like that my next two and a half hours are spoken for.”
A Convo Among Three Journos
Our favorite Cabbage Patch doll/blogger Matt Mackowiak: “Here’s an idea: the SuperCommittee could be working today instead of appearing on the Sunday Shows.”
NBC’s Fischer: “I disagree!”
Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis: “Maybe if they appeared together & talked it out w/Dr. Phil. Or Regis. #Supercom”
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