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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“It’s moving, it’s deep, it’s Shakespearean almost.” – FNC’s Bob Beckel on the Spice Girls performance in the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.

BREAKING: Cricket in WH Briefing Room

“A chirping cricket in the White House briefing room…at first i thought it was an iPhone! Tune in to hear her (and me) on @GMA…” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

Travel Bitches

“Boarded flight to DFW on time. For an O’Hare layover, it wasn’t bad. Nowhere to sit, but we got pretzel dogs.” — JRC’s Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry. But everything wasn’t hunky dory. Mimi Johnson, Buttry’s wife, wrote, “Texting from the back of the plane with Steve Buttry, who is in the front of the plane. It seems that we agree #unitedsucks.”

Former Hill flak calls congressman a dumb racist

“So having the not very smart/racist congressman Steve King call you a better vp nominee than Sarah Palin is a good thing- right?” — former 21-year Hill flak Jim Manley, now a Senior Director at QGA Public Affairs.

For obvious reasons we couldn’t resist this from Mother Jones’ David Corn: “I was going to go fishing tomorrow. But I’ve canceled the trip because I’m too exhausted after fishing today. #ARomneyExcuse

Congressional flak endures Vegas red-eye

“So tired, couldn’t even be bothered to fear for my life during intense turbulence. Kept waking up and thinking, ‘Well….we had a good run.’” — Erica Elliott, Comm. Director for House Maj. Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on the red-eye from Vegas this morning.

‘Intervention’ impacts D.C. journo

“This episode [of] intervention is making me never want to drink again.” — Townhall‘s Kate Hicks.

WH Pooler kept too far away

“Pool is being kept too far away to hear what’s being said — courtesy of roller coaster just behind. Big hug for one woman, who spoke earnestly to Potus for around one minute. He is slowly making his way from one group of people to the next, taking pictures with babies and chatting. Hands on hips. But pool too far away to hear.” — NYT‘s Helene Cooper at the Iowa State Fair Monday.

Breitbart.com and CNN’s Loesch lashes out

“Seriously, I looked through @nancycordes‘s stream and it’s nothing but rehashed Obama Tweets with ‘Obama camp says’ in front.” — Breitbart.com editor and CNN Contributor Dana Loesch strikes out at CBS News darling Nancy Cordes.

Beard watch

“Issa is sporting a beard tonight for those TV watchers out there.” — Rep. Darrell Issa‘s (R-Calif.) Press Secretary Becca Glover.

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