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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“I think I’d be in trouble if I wore one, but I would like to see one in person.” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren on GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum offer to send her a sweater vest that he’s selling.

Reader to Jodi Kantor for The Obamas in NYT Facebook chat: ‘I hope you fail’.

Mona Valeri: “This book sounds very boring to me! I really don’t care to read anything negative about our First Lady!” Linda Susie Morgan: “I wish we had writers who wanted to write something significant based on real interviewing not second-hand gossip. I think your motives, Ms. Kantor, are clear. Sell books and get noticed regardless of the veracity of your stories or negative effects of your words. I hope you fail in your attempt to achieve fame or harm our lovely first family.” The New York Times: “Thanks, everyone, for your participation. And thank you Jodi Kantor for your thoughtful responses.” See the entire chat here.

Don’t get between scribe and his state

“Media covering S.C like it’s a mysterious village that only shows up once every 4 years to sacrifice a lamb. Guys, it’s not. #native.” — FBDC and The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry and yes, a feisty, defensive South Carolina native.

Retired Ill. attorney and FishbowlDC reader opens up about our most recent installment of NOT Harry & Louise. She, too, knows what it’s like to have an affair with a married man. If you missed the recent post, visit here.

“If they can afford it and are willing to pay the price with her sister, they can always hire a private investigator. At one point many years ago, I was blissfully (and ignorantly) involved with a man who was married, had served time as a child molester, and lied constantly to  everyone. I was mortified. Then and there, after losing some friends and suffering a  blow to my reputation as a savvy professional, I promised no more commitment without Investigation. My current husband of 12 years required no investigation-I had known him since we were thirteen. This is a very bad man.Does her sister watch the Sunday true crime shows?”

Rainbows, puppies and hot fudge sundaes

“About to surprise Nibbles, who thinks I’m getting in very very late tonight…” — AFP’s Olivier Knox, referencing his son, Nibbles, who was distraught that Knox missed his birthday while out on the campaign trail. Knox added, “Had to get up at 5 am to change my ticket…but it’ll be worth it!”

NYT journo gets crap from Conrad Black

“Just read Conrad Black‘s HuffPost piece accusing me of exercising a ‘baneful Mephistophelean influence’ on other NYT columnists…” — NYT‘s Charles Blow on the former newspaper magnate who was convicted of fraud in 2007.

Journo weighs himself against Koppel

“Ways that I am different from Ted Koppell [sic]: When I showed up to cover this Santorum event in Columbia, no one asked for a photo with me.” — TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

Free Psychoanalysis With Michelle Fields

“@FishbowlDC You know you’re being petty. I’m honestly sry for whatever it is in your life that makes you so spiteful & want a job like this.” — The Daily Caller‘s Michelle Fields. While we’d LOOVE your job, Michelle, we, like many journalists, prefer to keep a little self respect by not loudly telling everyone how great we think we are.


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