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Morning Chatter

Beware: idiot on cell phone

“Coming from the gym tonight, I saw this guy on his smartphone almost walk into an oncoming car while focused on his screen. #deathbyphone” — Attorney and TWT columnist Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt.

Members of Congress and Miley Cyrus

“Members of Congress are outraged over the antics of Miley Cyrus. Sen. Ted Cruz says she should be deported to a foreign country — the U.S.” — NPR‘s Ken Rudin.

The Observer

“The more I think about it, the more surprised/disappointed I am that WH press corps didn’t push Carney today to define opposition in Syria.” — CQ Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner. And this: “I hate myself for it, but I’m enjoying the new Olbermann show on the deuce.”

Powerlessness is…

“Such a bizarre feeling when your site is being hacked & there’s nothing you can do. It’s like being stung by invisible bees.” — NYT columnist Nick Bilton.

Head Scratcher

“I’ll never understand conservatives who spend all day railing against GOP establishment then freak out when reporters point out party divide.” — BuzzFeed Political Editor McKay Coppins.

“nytimes.com, bitch.”NYT social media associate Jordan Cohen.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:12 a.m. (With a lovely birthday shout-out for Honey Boo Boo)

Journo gives it back to follower

“I know you’re like, TOTALLY OBSESSED with me, Jay, but c’mon. Criticize me for something worthwhile.” — TWT‘s Jessica Chasmar in response to a follower named “SsMokinJay” who criticized her, saying, “Write something worthy of reading, and, they will read.”

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