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Morning Chatter

THIS IS CNN: “Wolf! #NavyYardShooting” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.

Spotted on the Acela…

“Morning shows apparently repositioning for Tuesday. CNNs Cuomo and CBSs Rose boarding Southbound Acela just now.” — TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer.

NBC’s Chuck Todd: the messenger

“I know folks are relishing an opportunity to get out their hatred for media; I’m just trying to provide context for what we got wrong.” — NBC Political Director Chuck Todd.

Trying to piece together facts

“In the last 15 seconds on one radio i heard 9 dead…8 dead and 6 dead — are they not listening to each other?” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.

Words of media wisdom…

“It’s pretty clear at this point that nothing is ever learned from one royal breaking news f’ up to the next.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

“Know what? If you or I RT something, we endorse it. (Maybe not views themselves, but as accurate news.) Any disclaimer otherwise: bullshit.” — National Journal “The Hotline’s” Scott Bland.

“If the wrong person was named in today’s shooting, I hope he sues the news orgs and wins, a la Richard Jewell. Pathetic. #journalism.” — Brad Phillips, who writes the Mr. Media Training blog.

“Two things that never work out. Ever. 1.) Saying ‘Don’t you know who I am?’
2.) Rushing to be 1st with unverified facts. First is not best.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito.

“It’s always conflicting law enforcement sources…” — BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith.

“So basically every piece of information that’s come out about the shooting so far today has been wrong.” — WCP‘s Aaron Weiner.

“Did we learn nothing from Sandy Hook and the Boston bombing? Stop reporting wild rumors like it’s fact.” — Washington Examiner‘s Steve Contorno.

“Here’s an idea. Rather than tweet out competing reports, perhaps we could wait a little bit and report out confirmed reports.” — Mo Elleithee, DNC Communications Director.

“Okay, turning off Twitter for now because developing news and social media don’t mix.” — J.P. Freire at 11:37 a.m. Monday.

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Journo Love

“Loving Barbara Starr on CNN. Caution, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Facts only. #NavyYardShooting” — TIME‘s Jay Newton-Small.

“News of the shootings in Navy Yard make me wish I was in the newsroom today. Stay safe folks.” WaPo designer Tim Wong.

And an earnest promise…

“Apologies to my followers. Not trying to be part of the problem today. Will resist to impulse-tweet going forward.” — Free Beacon‘s Lachlan Markay.

The Observer

“Many idiots are upset that an Indian-American won the Miss America pageant. On the other hand, she won, which also says something.” — The Atlantic‘s National Correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg.

Good Stuff shutters for night

“In light of today’s events, GoodStuffEatery CapitolHill, Bearnaise& We,ThePizza are closed.Thoughts&prayers with all at the Navy Yard today” — Chef Spike Mendelsohn.

Journo gets email from, ahem, Mubarak’s wife 

“Just got an e-mail from Hosni Mubarak’s wife asking me to help her stash $150 million while he’s on house arrest. Spam=getting smarter.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake.

Reporter thanks God author not on Twitter

“Reading ‘Back in the World’ and thanking God that Tobias Wolff is not on Twitter. (Maybe he’d be wonderful, but what if he weren’t?)” — Atlantic Cities reporter Mike Riggs.

Wonkette employs “sleazy” attack? Gee, what a surprise! 

“The same day @Jezebel vindicates my reporting on Steubenville, I’m attacked by a sleazy piece on #Wonkette. Welcome to my life.” — Breitbart.com‘s Lee Stranahan.

Writer calls b&!!s#!# on D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton

“Except for the fact it’s not true, Eleanor Holmes Norton is entirely right when she says DC is the safest city in the country.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg.

Priorities…

“Argh. Damn you laws that won’t let a store in another state sell me bourbon and ship it to me.” — Redstate Editor and FNC Contributor Erick Erickson.

The gun control debate rages on

“Does @piersmorgan have a choreographer on staff to help him dance on victim’s graves or does he contract with one as needed?” — Townhall.com‘s Derek Hunter.

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