Quotes of the Day
“Can’t believe this is all I’m packing for 30 days in Costa Rica. Life gets a lot lighter without cameras” — D.C. based Editorial Photographer Melissa Golden.
“Making eye contact with your dog while she poops is such an awkward feeling.” — CNN Contributor and RedState.com Editor Erick Erickson this morning, presumably mid poop. (Relax, WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten. We’re not taking over your street corner.) Having excrement on his mind, Erickson later tweets, “Wetting the bed over Mitt Romney” and links to this story on RedState that posted at 4:47 a.m.
FNC’s Bret Baier is nothing if not severely dedicated to his Twitter fam. They praise him, insult him, assess his ties and tell him when he looks sick or tired. Baier vomit encompasses all kinds. Like this character, @TylahhhHoppahh (a.k.a. Tyler Hopper, who’s keeping it real): “YO I SAW YOU ON THE NEWS AND YOU SAID YOU MIGHT TWEET BACK SOOOO, hi.” Baier kept his word: “Hi.”
CNN’s Piers Morgan Wants You to Help Him Probe
“Heading to the Supreme Court today to interview Justice Antonin Scalia. What would YOU ask arguably America’s most influential lawyer?” — Piers Morgan.
From the Road
“What’s the deal with people gabbing on their phones in the airport at 5:30 am? Who wants to like, CHAT at that hour?” — Buzzfeed‘s Rosie Gray.
And something else that’s way too early…
Headline Head Scratcher
A Washington Examiner editorial Tuesday says it won’t tolerate campaigns rewriting and approving quotes post interviews with President Obama and Mitt Romney: “Examiner Editorial: All the news that’s fit to be censored.” Headline translation: “Paper that doesn’t score big interviews revises its big interview policy … you know, just in case.” To quote Eminem, the Examiner “acts like a midget with a ladder in its back pocket.” The editorial came in response to a NYT report Tuesday revealing that the Obama and Romney camps hold conditions over reporters and, however begrudgingly, they agree to them. Interviews? No sweat. But quotes must be approved and can be edited after. WaPo‘s Erik Wemple analyzed the practice Tuesday. He quoted NYT‘s Mark Leibovich saying, “To introduce middle ground adds needless complication to the transaction.” Politico‘s Dylan Byers, who sometimes poses as someone who wants to purchase ads because his ethics are that good, weighed in on the Examiner’s reaction and NYT ethics this morning.
“Last minute, but if anyone wants to join me for Nats-Mets, I’ll be in the cheap seats.” — DCist‘s Ben Freed.
First World Problems
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.