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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Dear Florida: For the sake of our mental health, please remain a swing state. Sincerely, political reporters everywhere.” — NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

“I particularly want to apologize to Chris Matthews.  (Laughter.)  Four years ago, I gave him a thrill up his leg — (laughter) — this time around I gave him a stroke.  (Laughter.)” — President Obama at last night’s Alfred E. Smith dinner at the Waldorf Towers in Manhattan.

Sometimes journos speak in sounds

HufPost‘s Eilot Nelson: “ughhhhhhhhh”

BuzzFeed’s John Stanton: “Nuh na na na”

National Journal Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier: “!!!!!!!”

Daily Kos‘s Markos Moulitsas: “Ha ha ha ha ha! #Yankees”

Stirring the Pot

“Breitbart News will publish piece on ‘not optimal.’ Hope Dave Weigel doesn’t say something bad about us in JournOlist 2: Electric Boogaloo.” —‘s John Nolte.

See more Morning Chatter and find out what’s getting Slate‘s Dave Weigel‘s goat and what has National Journal‘s Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier yearning for happier times… Also, see who is running FishbowlDC’s Fan Club this week! Weigel gets testy

“Oh come the hell on,” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in reaction to MSNBC’s Karen Finney‘s tweet and link: “Soup kitchen in Ryan photo op losing donors | The Ticket – Yahoo! News”

Editor sick of bickering on Twitter

“Love the folks I follow on twitter. Would love (and respect) them more if they”d stop obsessing/bickering over polls. Mindless diversion.” — Fournier.


Noah Rothman, Are you the only one with half a brain at Mediaite? Headlines are bad. Someone will have a chyron-writing career for MSNBC.” — The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor on Rothman, a conservative writer at Mediaite.


“A reporter in the spin room is journosplaining ‘pack journalism’ to a writer for the high school paper.” — BuzzFeed‘s Rebecca Berg at the Missouri Senate debate last night.

FishbowlDC Fan Club

President: WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten (holding strong)

Chief Marketing FishbowlDC Gusher: DCist’s Ben Freed (Who laments linking to us but does it anyway. This week he tried to accuse us of something for writing that Jewish people attended an event at a synagogue. Nice muckraking, Freed.)

Secretary-at-Large: The Daily Caller Publicist Nicole Roeberg.

Biggest Fan Ever: Fmr. Daily Caller scribe Michelle Fields.




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