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We sincerely hope that this is not the size of Buttry’s thumb.

TBD‘s Buttry offers correction on account of big thumb

“Repeating to fix big-thumb typo: “Without a good network, an entrepreneur cannot succeed,” says @robertniles on @ojr″ — TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry, in keeping with his publication’s dippy correction policy, laments his gynormous thumb in a Thursday tweet.  (We’re hoping against hope that Editor Erik Wemple approves of our example because God knows he decides all of Washington’s journo corrections these days.)

Astrology anxiety

“It was a bit of a shock to learn on the Internet that a wobbly Earth has put the old Zodiac out of whack, and even added a 13th astrological sign – Ophiuchus (I’m changing my birthday if I end up landing in that one).” — ReutersToby Zakaria in Thursday’s edition of the Washington Extra newsletter.

“You’ll have to rip my Aquarian status from my cold, dead hands.” — LAT and Chicago Tribune Congressional Correspondent James Oliphant in a Thursday tweet.

WaPo editor loves the ‘sick and twisted’

“Love v.: Ross Horsley’s MY 1ST DICTIONARY is twisted, sick & cynical, and I love it.” WaPo Book World Editor and Fiction Critic Ron Charles in a Thursday tweet.

Trouble in the building

“Downstairs tenants wanted a meeting.  afraid they read tweets about my, ya know… rodent.” — ABC7′s wild train rider Stephen Tschida in a Thursday tweet.

Andrea Mitchell orders colleague to get shuteye

“@NorahODonnell get some sleep! I plan to watch you guest hosting for @WillieGeist1 on Way Too Early – from bed!” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a Thursday tweet.

Meghan McCain jumps on the bed (and gets insulted by an intern)

“Everyone, I present to you: an adult. RT @McCainBlogette: First night alone in my new place! ~ jump on the bed! jump on the bed!” — Former Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Thursday tweet. He has pissed Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain off before.

Journo endures office meetings with help of iPhone

“Having an iPhone in long meetings helps, but doesn’t make the time go by as fast as I’d like.”

–  C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Thursday tweet.

Blitzer gives heroic intern ‘offer’ of a lifetime

“I just offered 20-year-old Tucson intern/hero Daniel Hernandez help in getting a CNN internship if he wants it.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Thursday tweet. (Daniel, we hear CNN pays interns about $15 an hour, but weigh all your options.)

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New hairdo alert

“Look at @joanWalsh’s fancy new hairdo!” — ABC News White House Reporter Jake Tapper in a Wednesday tweet referencing Salon‘s former Editor and now Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh, a frequent left-wing pundit on cable talk shows who likes to spar with D.C. media– all media, actually, including WaPo‘s baby liberal blogger Ezra Klein, whom she recently told to not get all “Beltway holier than thou.” She cooed to Tapper over the hair compliment, saying, “Awww, thank you.” Tragically we’ve yet to get a glimpse of the new do. The anticipation could be murderous. We don’t know if the above picture is what she looks like now. We had to give you an idea of her locks though. Stay tuned…

WaPo blogger reminisces about the holiday

“Last night of Chanukah..since i was a kid always turned off the house lights to watch the last round of candles burn down.” — WaPo‘s new conservative issues blogger Jennifer Rubin in a Wednesday tweet.

Reporter leaves cold for more cold and worries about catching a cold

“My office is cold, so I decided to work out of the Capitol. The Capitol also is cold. Therefore, I think I am destined to get a cold.” — Roll Call HOH’s Elizabeth Brotherton in a Tuesday Facebook update.

Scribe wants an online babysitter

“If you see me tweeting/Facebooking in the next three hours, please just murder me, thanks.” — The Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Wednesday tweet. Have things gotten this bad?

Gossip gal hates the music

“The music at the Google party is so bad!” Roll Call HOH’s Ali McSherry in a Wednesday night tweet.

The Daily Baller is WHAT?

“It’s 7:20 p.m., and I am balls-deep in and This is the new “follow the money.” — The Daily Caller reporter Mike Riggs in a magnificent Wednesday tweet showing us that yes, we chose the right nickname for him.

Compassion at a glance

“I’m not sure the guy asking me for money for a Metro fare card to Rockville appreciated my answer of ‘I’m not the f-ing bank.’” — Washington Examiner Features Editor Jacque Jo Bland in a Wednesday tweet.

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Moment of regret

“A Truly Sad Commentary: I managed to drink all the overpriced diet cokes available in the hotel room fridge #overcaffeinationfail” — Talking Points Memo founder, Editor and Publisher Josh Marshall in a Monday tweet.

Reporter faces emotional decision

“Just got the invite to the high school reunion. Wow. Big gulp. BIG gulp.” — WaPo‘s Federal Eye Blogger Ed O’Keefe in a Monday tweet.

Weigel calmly responds to insult

“Weigel is a passive aggressive asshole,” writes a follower called @whoohah. To which Slate’s Dave Weigel replies, “An insult. I’m not passive.”

Does this ‘druken’ message on GOP sound slurry?

“GOP spends like druken[sic] sailors, get us in recession and Dems have to sober up so the rest of the country can one day enjoy the party too.” — Democratic pundit and CNN Contributor Donna Brazile in a Monday tweet.

Well wishes for Elizabeth Edwards

“Hang in there Elizabeth. You’re loved by many.” — Lance Armstrong in a Monday tweet to Elizabeth Edwards, whose cancer has returned. This note was retweeted by NBC’s Norah O’Donnell.

More on Edwards…

“Tragic Elizabeth Edwards vigil reminds you what a scumbag John Edwards really was.” — Patrick Ruffini, GOP strategist, in a Monday tweet.

A scribe self-analyzes

“Just listed every TV show I watch. I am disgusting.” — Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Monday tweet.

N.Y. writer transfixed on D.C. journo

“The Morning Joe segment on Patrick Gavin‘s Christmas card, cats and being in the bathroom w his wife was riveting stuff.” — Author Jeremy Scahill in a Monday tweet about Gavin, the Politico Click reporter. Scahill wrote Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He’s a radio correspondent forDemocracy Nowand contributes to The Nation.

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As we move into Thanksgiving, it appears journos around town are getting into some weird pre-Holiday partying (at least weirder sounding than usual). They’re also growing more unruly and irritable by the moment as they prepare for their potential TSA pat-downs. Please, editors, give your scribes a few days off — or else.

Bristol’s way with words

“Winning this would be like a big middle finger to all the people that hate me and my mom.” — Bristol Palin on the finale of “Dancing With the Stars.” She came in third place. Big Middle finger is such a great phrase — so much for being the teen spokeswoman for abstinence.

Lovely Thanksgiving wishes from WSJ

“Anyone who Tweets their Thanksgiving Dinner will be punched in the face by the Ghost of Norman Rockwell.” — WSJ Sports Writer Jason Gay in a Tuesday tweet.

Escalator ignorance

“What I get for taking metro beyond DC city limits. People don’t know how to stand on the effing escalator.” — The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody in a Tuesday tweet.

Reporter on call at airport

“At Dulles tonight, no opt-outs that I saw, no disgruntled passengers and no reporters on hand watching for either.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing in a Tuesday tweet.

Painful TSA pat-down humor

“TSA: Can’t see London. Can’t see France. Unless we see your underpants.” — and CNN Contributor Erik Erickson in a Tuesday tweet. He has managed to reach an all new low of TSA pat-down humor.

Note to readers: Grandma needs to kick Jacobs out of her home — immediately. No turkey. No stuffing. No pumpkin pie. Jacobs has officially taken the “thanks” out of Thanksgiving.

Poor Grandma

“I’m trying to watch my TV and my grandma is just sitting around making old people noises what the fuck.” — The Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Tuesday tweet. Poor Grandma  Part II: “Grandma, Betty White is older than you and she doesn’t feel the need to make all these moaning/grunting noises.”

Weigel congratulates his successor

Jennifer Rubin is definitely a good hire for WaPo. Undervalued asset for YEARS.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Tuesday tweet regarding the woman that WaPo has chosen to replace him more than five months later.

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Coffee free reporter

“Day #4 of no coffee and I’m still alive? Who would have guessed?!” — Gannett Content Manager Laura Cochran in a tweet earlier this week.

Keep your eyes at eye level

“Try not to be distracted by the big zit on my chin: I am back on the all-star panel on Fox News Special Report with Bret Baier tonight. Bretski!” — The Washington Examiner‘s White House correspondent Julie Mason in a Thursday Facebook update.

New pol warned: Don’t talk to D.C. Press

“A guy gave me great advice tonight -’whatever you do don’t talk to the Press in DC while you’re here.” — Missouri GOP Congressman-elect Billy Long in a Thursday tweet. His Twitter bio claims he’s not a “career politician” while stealthily insinuating that the rest are.

Editor distracted, disappointed by infidelity

“OK, I am mostly thinking about Bobby Jindal and Chris Christie today but…if a guy can’t be faithful to Eva Longoria, what are mortal women to conclude?” — Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger in a Thursday Facebook update.


“Ok, tonight I wish I still had the blog.” — NJ‘s Mark Ambinder about his former blog at The Atlantic in a tweet earlier this week.

Kardashian wants in on the Slurpee! Summit?

“I want to go to 7-Eleven and eat Cheetos  and a slurpee! But I’m gonna fight this urge.” — E!’s reality TV star Kim Kardashian in a tweet earlier this week. Somehow we doubt she’s referring to the Slurpee! Summit.

Uh oh. Daily Caller intern broke into the Four Loko

Starting at about 1 a.m. concluding just after 7, the escapades of Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs are reported as follows:

Starts here: “Fine fine because it’s my last night at #GWU before my Thanksgiving break, I will begrudgingly have some FourLoko. Hope I don’t die!” Proceeds here: FOLLOW ME FUCKERS. And here: FOUR LOKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO And finally here: This will never happen again.


“Apple releasing new, much larger version of iPad, tentatively set to be called the Maxipad.” —‘s Keith Koffler in a Thursday Facebook upate.

Reporter meets movie star

“Briefly met actress Geena Davis today in the Senate. She’s very tall, but then again everyone’s tall to me.” — The Hill‘s Senate reporter J. Taylor Rushing in a Thursday Facebook update.

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And one, and two, and one and two…Come on ladies, here’s a Halloween costume to burn into memory. It’s FishbowlDC’s and QGA’s Matt Dornic preparing to sweat to the oldies like only Richard Simmons can.

The work wife

MSNBC this morning with my TV wife — Karen Finney to talk politics. Between 8:30 and 9.” — Comcast‘s Robert Traynham in a weekend Facebook update. Finney is a left-wing pundit.

Watch out. It’s angry Meghan McCain

“Dear Tucker Carlson and your website nobody reads – interviewing my “breasts fake twitter account” goes with this weeks sexism theme…” — The Daily Beast columnist and Dirty, Sexy, Politics author Meghan McCain, in a weekend tweet after The Daily Caller’s Alec Jacobs interviewed McCain’s bosom-based alter Twitter ego, McCainBoobette in a story that ran Friday.

Tapper clears things up

“I generally don’t offer political opinions. Not about who should win on Tuesday or decisions made by my employer.” — ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper in a weekend tweet after getting flak from watchers incensed by ABC’s invitation to’s Andrew Breitbart to appear (either digitally or otherwise) in Tuesday’s election coverage.

Scribe opts out of rally; C-SPAN will do

“Lots of sign waving people walking past my house en route to Stewart/Colbert rally. Tempted to go, but watching it on CSPAN sounds better.” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas in a weekend tweet.

Editor strives for balance in rush of hipsters

“The hipster force is strong on Capitol Hill today. Feel like I should do something yuppie-ish to balance it out.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Executive Editor Reid Wilson in a weekend tweet.

Chicago chill

“Chilly in Chicago this morning. Just the way I like it.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller in a weekend tweet. He traveled with POTUS to Chicago.

Fall flames

“First fire of the season. And in the fireplace!” — Slate and CBS’s John Dickerson in a weekend tweet.