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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


“I want the wedding to be celebratory not militarized.” — Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show last night in response to whether he’ll be inviting President Obama to his upcoming wedding to his life partner James.

“Biden outed him. … I’m not trying to be funny.” — FNC’s Sean Hannity on President Obama’s bombshell announcement on gay marriage.

Dicking Around

“Joe Biden has such an impact on evolution you’d think if you put a amoeba next to him it would be a horse in a day.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson.

This isn’t a fun fact, Sticky Schwab

“Fun Fact: Leon Harris has absolutely no idea what the Cupid Shuffle is.” – Washington Examiner‘s Schwab.

Dummy

“You think you can multitask and then you drive 20 minutes in the wrong direction because you’re doing a radio interview.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Self-Appointed Media Observers

“Apparently it takes THREE anchors for “big breaking news” — NPR’s Ben Bergman.

“We should still avoid references to apes, probably. #evolution #seewhatididthere?” — The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox, who also wrote: “Meanwhile, Shep Smith: ‘We’ll all be taking our underwear off and I look forward to that in so many different ways. #forreals #lgbt’”

“ABC chiron so special reporty that it cuts off POTUS chin. Where is the dignity of the office?” — Michael Scherer, TIME‘s White House Corespondent.

“I think Chris Matthews is going to cry.” — GQ‘s Marin Cogan on the MSNBC host.

Finally a JMart tweet a human can understand: “Joe Biden gets results.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin.

And now for another reaction…

“I might just get gay married to celebrate. Who’s with me?” — ClearChannel’s Colby Hall, who later added, “I might marry a goat later today.” (She is pretty cute, Colby.)

Be back later, guys.

“I’m off to see The Avengers now, but glad to discuss further later …” — Metro Weekly‘s openly gay White House Correspondent Chris Geidner cuts his conversation with Gawker‘s John Cook and BuzzFeed‘s Ben Smith short. They were chatting with him about President Obama‘s announcement on gay marriage.

Clever Headline Award: “Obama Weds Himself (!) to the Position of Supporting Same-Sex Marriage” — Vanity Fair.

Hill reporter proposes to Meghan McCain

“Marry me?” — The Hill’s Jon Easley in response to MSNBC Contributor, Daily Beast Columnist and author Meghan McCain, who wrote, “Very happy to hear the President come out in support of gay marriage.”

Convo Between Two Journos

Slate‘s Weigel: “Okay, Biden. Now say something about decriminalizing pot.” ReutersSam Youngman: “Dave Weigel, if I’m not mistaken, Biden said on MTP recently he’s ‘comfortable’ with me not paying speeding or parking tickets.”

Update on NBC theGrio Columnist Sophia Nelson‘s kidney stones: “One has, I have a few–the misery index is HIGH!!!!!!! Thanks for asking love you guys!” Sophia says taking beer with her meds has been helping.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.


 

 

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Nothing gets between a Boybander and his jeans

“The only pair of jeans I ever splurged on lasted exactly one year before getting a hole in an embarrassing place. Thanks, stranger.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler.

Washington gossip columnist tells TMZ’s Levin to SHUT UP

“Shut up Harvey! Nobody needs TMZ’s view of the Marine urinating scandal. Stick to big news like Kim and Angelina and Brad.” — U.S. News & World Report‘s Paul Bedard to TMZ Founder Harvey Levin. Read the TMZ story here on the scandal involving Marines peeing on dead bodies.

BFF Alert: Michelle and Gayle

“@michelleobama joining twitter world today love that! And welcome welcome to our First Lady!” — CBS This Morning Host Gayle King.

In other Michelle Obama commentary…

“@michelleobama, For the record, I don’t like it either when people perceive me as an angry black woman.” — SHanntysHair.

The new Ana Marie Cox

“Twelp please: Recommendations for fun stuff to do and where to dine in Milwaukee. Extra credit if it doesn’t involve beer. cc: @lovethebay” — The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox.

Examiner writer gets props for perfect response

“@Drudge_Report: Clark Gable’s Grandson Jailed for Pointing Laser at Police Chopper drudge.” To which the Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein remarked, “Frankly, I don’t give a damn.”

Actually, there are stupid questions

“RT @HuffingtonPost Diet Coke vs. Coke Zero: So what’s the difference? || Inquiring minds don’t give a s***.” — FBDC and The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry.

NPR overgifting

“In the past month NPR has given me an NPR pint glass, an NPR coaster, & an NPR beer koozie. What are they trying to do to me?!” — NPR’s LA-based Ben Bergman.

It’s Friday the 13th

“Today is Friday the 13th! 2012 is actually a CREEPY YEAR! We have 3 Friday the 13ths this yr, that’s the most you can have in a single year!” — News Channel 8′s Katherine Amenta.

Brokaw’s first day on Twitter

“At #Todayat60 party – like a great college reunion. … But where’s the keg?” — NBC’s Tom Brokaw. In less than 24 hours he has 7k followers. So far he’s following 20 people. They include NBC’s Chuck Todd, Vivian Schiller, Luke Russert, David Gregory, Richard Engel, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Ann Curry, Brian Williams and, of course, NBC News.

Shit happens when Weingarten’s around

“Was looking for @geneweingarten tweet in time line, easy to spot that sh*t!” — Washington City Paper‘s Darrow Montgomery.

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Hitchens.

“Had pleasure of meeting Christopher Hitchens at a dinner party. He told great stories, holding the fullest glass of wine I’ve ever seen.” — NPR’s Ben Bergman, a producer for “Morning Edition” in Los Angeles.

“Hitchens, someone I greatly admired, then no longer admired, had the honor to argue w/, bitterly. All said, he lived a very big life. RIP.” — TPM Editor-in-Chief Josh Marshall.

“It’s selfish, but always dreamed of one day being the kind of person about whom Hitchens would say, ‘That guy’s all right.’” — Former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett.

“Hitch is dead. Glad I’m at a bar. I think he’d be glad his fans are at a bar.” — WCP‘s Ben Freed.

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Regrets.

“My fat ass is wishing I still had leftovers from Matchbox… Another time I suppose.” Washington Business Journal designer Timothy Wong.

What long, boring story does Washingtonian suggest that you read on your commute home? “A #longread for your commute home: As Dulles hits 50, it’s time to look back.” See the story here.

Journo Hate Mail

“Apparently Fishbowl would rather @MichelleFields wear a burqa when reporting. Appalling post.” — The esteemed Jenny Rogers from the esteemed TBD. Read here. And yes, all clothing worn on TV generally must meet Peter Ogburn‘s standards. Jenny wrote Ogburn on Twitter, saying, “Her retweeting a compliment isn’t nearly as weird as your post was. You’re just not going to win this one.” Did someone say winning? Fields retweeted some 46 compliments about herself after a recent appearance on FNC’s “Red Eye.” Idiocy isn’t required in everyday journalism, Jenny.

From the GOP Presidential Debate…

“Ron Paul probably has no clue what the Gchat noise is from.” — NJ‘s Ethan Klapper.

“Bachmann’s eyelashes? Used to be Ron Paul’s eyebrows. #iowadebate.” — NY Mag’s John Heilemann.

“When candidates go over time, should have Gilbert Gottfried yell ‘Just shut up. Please’. I mean, he can’t be busy right? #iowadebate.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza, who scarfed down Oreos while watching last night’s debate.

Michele Bachmann needs to fire her make-up person.” …”Lighting on Megyn Kelly is horrible.” — The Daily Caller‘s Michelle Fields, an obvious beauty expert.

“Perry just mentioned ‘getting it on’ with President Obama. Uhhh, awkward. #iowadebate.” — The Hill‘s Howiella Kurtz (a.k.a. Judy Kurtz).

“Brett Baier: And a topic that has not be raised in any of the debates so far: bestiality.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein in a reference from a White House briefing Thursday in which ABC’s Jake Tapper complained about not being called on in the proper order.  Weinstein was inspired by Baier’s pre-commercial tease. He said when they come back they’d have a question yet to be brought up at any of the debates.

“Is Newt a just bit more condescending to women? Or is he an equal opportunities patroniser?” — Times of London reporter Nico Hines.

Whose Shoes: Revealed

We received a variety of guesses today that ranged from MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann to WaPo’s Carl Bernstein.

Two readers got it right when they wrote in Vanity Fair’s Christopher Hitchens, the owner of these loafers. We shot this picture on the sly at The Weekly Standard’s/Daily Caller’s Matt Labash’s book party the other night held at Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker and Susie Carlson’s lavish home.

The readers who guessed right: Ken Berard (@N_E_I) of Nuclear Energy Institute and Ben Bergman, asst. producer, NPR’s Morning Edition.

As always, thanks to all for playing. Should any of you want to send us a photograph of a journo’s shoes, send to fishbowldcATmediabistroDOTcom.

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