Quotes of the Day
WaPo‘s Weingarten says female journos are hot
“Why are women journalists so attractive? I don’t know, but the phenomenon is undeniable. I think it’s smarts w/ skepticism & dry humor.” — WaPo columnist Gene Weingarten, the re-installed president of FBDC’s Fan Club Board.
Mixing pizza and politics
Journo says leave her alone during “Scandal”
New D.C. acronym: FUKUS
“A new acronym drawing giggles at State Department briefing. FUKUS. Pravda says stands for France/UK/US working vs Russian interests in Syria.” — ABC Pentagon reporter Luis Martinez.
Real HuffPost Headline: “Woman smuggles cocaine in breast implants.”
Bloggers wear pajamas?
“What I won’t miss are the 20 people in their pajamas who go on Cleveland.com anonymously and feel that the world is just dying for their snarky, stupid comments.” — Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) to Politico as reported by Dylan Byers.
Gretchen Carlson’s Twitter account is “NOT REAL”
“For those of u wondering, the twitter account in Gretchen Carlson’s name is NOT REAL. It is NOT ME. in New Yr, I’ll be setting up my own!” — FOX & Friends.
Congratuations to NBC’s Frank Thorp on becoming chairman of the Radio-TV Correspondents’ Assoc. “Both honored + excited,” he wrote Thursday.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Who should Obama tap next for Sec of State? I’m going with Harry Belafonte Jay-Z” — Former “Love Connection” game show host and activist Chuck Woolery.
Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.
A Question to Ponder and FishbowlDC’s Fan Club Board…
Q to Ponder: “Why bother having press conferences or briefings if you’re never going to answer questions and repeat talking points? Asking for a friend.” — MSNBC.coms Mike O’Brien.
FishbowlDC Fan Club Board
President: WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten (back from vacation)
Miss Manners Dept. Heads: Politico‘s John Harris and Alex Burns
Anger Management: Mother Jones‘ David Corn and FNC’s Doug McKelway
Spiritual advisor: theGrio.com and Essence‘ Sophia Nelson
Tweeting tutor: Politico‘s Jonathan Martin (Fourth-grade girls welcome)
International FBDC spy: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes