“As the bickering continued, senior aides to rank-and-file Republicans resorted to watching the Twitter feeds of congressional reporters to learn who was demanding what.” — WaPo story by Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane.
Lawmaker questions Amazing Grace song choice
“Dem Rep. Gerry Connolly amused that House GOP sang ‘Amazing Grace’ at morning meeting. ‘Isn’t that usually sung at funerals?’” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.
“Adam Goldman is going to be the most talented, tenacious high school volleyball reporter the Washington Post has ever had.” — WaPo foreign policy blogger Max Fisher.
In praise of NRO‘s Robert Costa
“Just your daily @robertcostaNRO is a great reporter tweet, because someone needed to say it.” — CNN’s Erin McPike.
“Am going to have to say, I don’t know @robertcostaNRO — and what he reports usually pisses me off — but he is well-sourced and moves quickly.” — Former Senate flack and Quinn & Gillespie associate Jim Manley.
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“I tried to retweet Glenn Greenwald’s statement, but he’s blocking me on Twitter.” — TPM‘s Hunter Walker.
But not so much for MSNBC’s Abby Huntsman…
“I’m thankful for Abby Huntsman having a role on MSNBC to tell me what rational conservatism really is… #LeanForward” — The Daily Caller‘s TV reporter Jeff Poor.
Journo would like to forget the news
“I swear if I didn’t love this country as much as I do, I’d move to a remote area in Montana, live like a mountain man & never read the news.” — TheBlaze‘s evening editor Jason Howerton.
Tommy Christopher: As serious as a heart attack
“You think reporting on the White House is tough, try reporting on White House reporters.” — Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher. “Christopher” got some ink Tuesday from Politico and The Daily Caller. No doubt he didn’t mean to get media attention for himself. See Politico‘s story here. Hadas Gold quotes Christopher as saying, “I’ve been frustrated, for a long time, over the trivial way some of the White House reporters have handled this,” he said, referring to the health care debate. As some may recall, three years ago he tweeted his own heart attack and later suffered from gangrene on his appendix. To be sure, during the latter illness his yellow-hued skin tone showed just how sick he was. See The Daily Caller‘s story here. The DC‘s lede: “On Tuesday, Mediaite White House correspondent Tommy Christopher added another chapter to his ongoing self-promotional crusade masquerading as a career in journalism.”