TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Politico’s Thrush Gives Phone a Thrashing

Politico’s Glenn Thrush had a rough day yesterday. He announced via Twitter that he was getting a bad reception on his phone. Maybe an understatement?

While we’ve had some frustrating conversations in our day, we’ve never smashed a telephone to bits. We reached out to Thrush to see what could have possibly pushed him to treat his phone the way Pete Townshend treats his guitars.

He tells FishbowlDC, “I’m not sure which one did it… The precipitating blows came after chats with flacks and people I don’t like but had to be nice to. The coup de grace came after being knocked off the CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield claims line after negotiating 10 minutes of menus. After that one, all its little lights went out.”

Telephones of the Politico newsroom, you’ve been warned.

Mediabistro Course

Management 101

Management 101Become a better manager in our new online boot camp, Management 101! Starting October 27, MediabistroEDU instructors will teach you the best practices being a manager, including, how to transition into a management role, navigate different team personalities, plan a team event and more! Register now!