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QUOTES of the DAY

Reporter learns chest hair is not suncreen

“Lesson learned on vacation: chest hair does not substitute for sbf50 sunscreen” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

Unsolicited advice

“To the guy awkwardly breaking up w/someone via phone outside my apartment: you’re doing it wrong.” — Politico‘s Juana Summers.

A novel idea

“When reading a novel I often involuntarily visualise a friend as a character. Gets weird if character misbehaves, has inappropriate sex etc.” — The Sunday Times Washington Bureau Chief Toby Harnden.

More unsolicited advice

Gregory (6:28 a.m. Sunday): “Big Sunday – my son’s championship basketball game AND my interview with Speaker Boehner on @meetthepress”

Fournier (6:35 a.m. Sunday): “Same advice for you on both events: call fouls loudly. You’ll see a lot of ‘em. #boehner #lovethatboy.”

Uh oh.

“Spam on #maddow hashtag is not coming from the show or any producers. Have reached out to Twitter to investigate.” — msnbcPR.

Weigel notices “weird” people

“An unexplained Metro delay really lets you focus on how many weird people are waiting with you.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Outside Observers

“There’s no place in the world that loves local celebrities as much as Washington. #Woodward” — MSNBC Contributor and The Nation correspondent Ari Melber.

“So true, a friend who recently moved to DC: “DC sucks, I was getting dinner and everyone was talking about Bob Woodward.” — BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:25 a.m.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Someone’s wireless network in my building is called ‘Monkeypants.’ #Bold.” — NRSC Strategist Brad Dayspring.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


“I didn’t know men could be called Bimbo.” — Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson this morning while wearing a traditional Carlson short red dress that stops mid-thigh. Carlson was referring to a Newark security officer who assumed a dead man’s name for the past 20 years. Needless to say, the Nigerian man’s name isn’t his real name, which is Bimbo.

FNC Chris Wallace’s boring admission

“48 out of 52 weeks a year I have chicken.” — Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace on Fox & Friends in an appearance with his wife Lorraine for her new book, Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken not to be confused with Lorraine’s future book, Mr. Sunday’s Eating Disorders. Wallace’s favorite chicken is apparently some sort of faux fried chicken dish.

Dicking Around

“Courtyard Marriott so confused me I had to walk outside to find my way to the front door.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson in an unusual state of confusion.

TV reporter gripes about failed delivery

“I hate it when you make an apt w/ a company to deliver a service at your home sometime in a 2 hr window, they don’t show & no call. FIRED!” — WJLA’s Mike Conneen.

Politico scribe wants to stay in Hilary loop

“Was away last week. Did I miss any big Hilary Rosen news?” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns on the CNN Contributor who recently went viral for a tiff with Ann Romney.

Journo questions black v. gay agenda at White House

“I mean how many times has the White House said that cannot discuss a ‘black agenda’-but a ‘gay agenda’ is fine????” — NBC theGrio columnist Sophia Nelson, who has been suffering from kidney stones. On Monday she was in discussion about a black versus gay agenda with American Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan.

Roland on holy roll this morning

“Dear God, you easily lifted us out of a slumber this morning. May we have the courage to lift you up today & worship you without hesitation!” — CNN Contributor and “Washington Watch” host Roland Martin.

Disturbing headline from WUSA9: “Police: Man Had Sex With Woman While She Was Sleeping” — the story, however, is unclear and doesn’t quite match the headline. She woke up with the man on top of her. He had gone with her and her boyfriend to a picnic. Doesn’t explain the sex while sleeping part. Doesn’t say where her boyfriend was. Read the story full of gaping holes here.

Pre-wedding anxiety

“Feeling. Stressed!!! Time for tea and sitting still. And some dark chocolate. #weddingpleasedontkillme” — C-SPAN Producer Lauren Torlone.

Obama on ‘The View’: Uneventful?

“Pool Report on Obama’s appearance on The View: ‘He did not appear to make any major news.’ — The Nation‘s Ari Melber. Obama on ABC’s “The View” airs this morning at 11 a.m. ET.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Morning Media Menu, Featuring Joe & Mika

The Morning Media Menu was live in the green room at 30 Rock today to chat with MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezezinski. The podcast was also joined White House correspondent Chuck Todd and The Nation’s Ari Melber.

Topics of the day: Twitter (of course), President Obama’s pick for FCC chair, Robert Gibbs and Jim Cramer, and Morning Joe‘s trip to the White House last week.

Morning Reading List, 07.23.08

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McCain/NYT: The Day After

Once more into the breach…

  • Jay Rosen: “For the New York Times, as Well, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Risks

  • Adam Reilly: “NYT McCain story nixed by Globe–corrected!

  • Ari Melber: “Defending McCain from adultery, corruption and the Times.”

  • Will Bunch: “The New York Times grooves one over the middle of the plate for McCain, GOP

  • Brian Montopoli: “In McCain saga, newspaper becomes a story.”

  • Megan Garber: “Five Questions for Bill Keller

  • David Folkenflik: “‘Times’ Draws Criticism for Timing of McCain Story

  • Rem Rieder: “Sorting out the New York Times’ McCain blockbuster

  • David McCumber: “Why we didn’t run the McCain story

  • Howie Kurtz: “N.Y. Times Gets Flak From All Sides on Explosive Story

  • Jack Shafer: “In defense of the New York Times’ takedown.”

  • Clint Hendler: “One of the chief complaints about The New York Times’ story on the relationship between McCain and lobbyist Vicki Iseman is that the paper is implying more than it has proven. That’s certainly true, but as far as journalism goes, it’s an awfully wrongheaded criticism.”

  • Joe Strupp: “Downie: ‘Wash Post’ McCain Story Helped By ‘NYT’ Story

    Big Hat Tip: Romenekso