TAN MOM IMPERSONATOR?: “In DC at @hilaryr’s dinner with the fabulous @diananyad.” — HuffPost’s Arianna Huffington, referring to CNN Democratic analyst Hilary Rosen.
Imagine that! Media irks press aide
“Press aide annoyed after Cuccinelli gets 3 questions about the shutdown in a row, asks if ‘anyone has a new question’” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
“Oh dear. Someone appears to need healthcare right now behind Obama.” — Garance Franke-Ruta, senior editor, The Atlantic.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 5:19 a.m. (!!!!!)
“I’ve reached the point where if I don’t tweet for a day, I get calls/texts wondering if I’m alive.” — Free Beacon‘s Lachlan Markay.
On Bob Lewis’ firing from AP
“Hoping @TerryMcAuliffe calls @AP and asks them to rescind firing of Bob Lewis.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.
From WaPo‘s Erik Wemple: “Incorrectly asserting that someone lied to a federal investigator — especially when that someone is competing in a gubernatorial race — is nothing short of a high journalistic crime.” There’s some defense of Lewis too. And a request to speak with AP higher-ups which, well, isn’t happening. See the whole story here.
At 8:21 a.m. today: “Do you think @AP’s Bob Lewis deserved to be fired for the McAuliffe gaffe? 1-866-55-PRESS @bpshow” — WaPo‘s Clinton Yates.
From the Dept. of Bragiculture: “Heading back down to do second segment this am @GMA. This one on murder of nfl star Sean Taylor.” — Mediaite founder Dan Abrams.
“Made a mistake on MSNBC this am. Said no one beta-tested Ocare site. Should have added ‘until a week before launch.’ And thanks to the folks at PunditFact for holding me to account on that.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.
Anonymous hater to FishbowlDC: “If you took the audience of the Bill Press show and the audience of the Michael Smercornish show, would there be enough for a touch football game?”