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Josh Earnest Learns During WH Press Briefing of Reports that Steve Sotloff was Beheaded

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 14.44.15During today’s White House press briefing with Josh Earnest and moments after initial reports that American journalist Steve Sotloff was beheaded by ISIS, TIME’s Zeke Miller asked Earnest about the reports or for reaction, which the White House press secretary had yet to learn or see.

“This is something that the administration has obviously been watching very carefully since this threat against Mr. Sotloff’s life was originally made a few weeks ago,” said Earnest this afternoon. “Our thoughts and prayers, first and foremost, are with Mr. Sotloff and Mr. Sotloff’s family, and those who worked with him. The United States, as you know, has dedicated significant time and resources to trying and rescue Mr. Sotloff.” Read more

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Morning Chatter

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Deep thoughts with Dana Loesch

“Objectivity is a lie in modern media climes. They get away with not having any by insisting that it still exists.” — conservative radio host Dana Loesch.

Frustration is…

“I’ve never received so many poorly written email requests to guest post on my site. Um, no.” — Kara Manos, beauty blogger for PoliticsofPretty.com.

UnknownFun times: “You know what’s fun? Leaping over a giant monster cockroach when you get home.” — The Hill‘s Rebecca Shabad.

A word on anonymous sources…

“Heading out for an eight-mile run. Interrupt if anonymous sources say the U.S. captured or killed anyone else.” — TIME‘s Andrew Katz.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 5:23 a.m.

SavannahGuthrieIn praise of Savannah

“@SavannahGuthrie was a hell of a lot better than Gregory today. Very Russert-like w GOOD followup Qs @msnbc She should be host. #thisweek” — photog Lauren Burke.

“Savannah Guthrie is tough, man. Really sharp hosting Meet The Press this morning. Terrific interviewer.” — Gary Parrish, a national columnist for CBS Sports.

“Approximate improvement in the questioning with Savannah Guthrie substituting for David Gregory on @meetthepress: 100 percent.” — NYU journalism instructor Jay Rosen.

Shots fired.

“Dear Washington Redskins, Lanny Davis’s nauseating response to Obama makes you look worse, not better.” — former White House spokesman Tommy Vietor.

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A sermon of sorts

“A clear dark night puts your relationship with God in perspective. We are tiny. He is vast and glorious.” — FNC and RedState‘s Erick Erickson.

Just on the off chance that you’ve got an annoying follower…

“Tip: If you have an annoying follower, block then unblock them and they automatically stop following you.” — BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski.

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Quotes of the Day

Short, sweet and to the point

“I became a newspaperman because of Roger. It’s a debt I can never repay. It’s a cliché I am sure he would never use, but now he has passed on to his everlasting seat in the balcony.” — Politico Columnist Roger Simon in a beautifully brief account of how film critic Roger Ebert poignantly touched his life. Ebert died Thursday. See Simon’s must-read story here.

Ouch!

“Ron Fournier overheard Sen. Paul call Rep. Rigell about guns – and still POLITICO scooped him.” — Politico‘s Dan Berman, who linked to this story. His trash talking victim: National Journal‘s Ron Fournier.

What comes around goes around

TIME‘s Andrew Katz: “Chris Hughes: Politico ‘prefers speed over accuracy,’ after question about TNR wanting to be DC’s New Yorker. Zing?” (TNR Publisher Chris Hughes spoke at Columbia University Thursday.)

Politico‘s Ben White plays defense: “Chris Hughes is partially correct. We prefer speed. But only over slowness.”

What could possibly go wrong?

“Time to double my medication and hope for the best. I probably shouldn’t have been drinking. But who pays attention to the warnings?” — MetroWeekly Editor-in-Chief Randy Shulman in his best imitation of Valley of the Dolls. We think he also might be watching too much Conrad Murray on CNN’s AC360.

Reporter could “die” over shitty panel

“Ugh this Newseum panel on journalism is so sanctimonious I could die.” — HuffPost‘s Lucia Graves.

Ex-Roll Callers react to changes

On Thursday we reported a variety of changes at CQ Roll Call, namely that six Roll Call reporters would now be working primarily for CQ.com and reporting to new bosses.

USA Today‘s Paul Singer: “I hate what is happening to Roll Call.”

Politico‘s John Bresnahan: “It’s terrible, a crying shame.”

Reporter explains what it’s like having her name, and HuffPost’s Social Media Editor expected a lot more from Oprah… Read more