The “It’s not about me” line may not work for Weiner
“Dumbest line at debate- [Anthony] Weiner: ‘this is not about me or anyone else on this stage’ Yes it is, that’s the point of this debate!” — WOR Radio’s Mark Simone.
Reporter just wants “Hermes” pronounced correctly
“Hello @BravoAndy Could you please teach the Housewives how to pronounce Hermes when they stop by the clubhouse? Merci a vous!” — Bloomberg‘s Stephanie Green.
“Anytime someone says well-heeled donors I imagine a room full of feet decorated in Prada and Bruno Magli” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review political reporter Salena Zito.
More light abortion tweeting
“Let me answer your unasked question: Am I willing to infringe on your “autonomy” to save an unborn child? Yes. Yes I am. #AllDay #prolife” — RedState‘s Ben Howe.
How MMFA’s Maloy spends his day…
“The good news is that if de Blasio’s numbers drop we can all just transition to de Blah-sio. Or de Blasé. Or de BlasiOH NO YOU DIDN’T!” — the not that funny Simon Maloy of Media Matters, who spends his days thinking up genius tweets
crap like this. Don’t “journalists” like him have a certain cable news channel to destroy?
Speaking of Media Matters oddities…
“Ok, for balance’s sake i will criticize a Newsbusters headline in the next 10 days. #MyPledgeToYou” — CNN’s Jake Tapper, shortly after calling a Media Matters headline “odd.” And the exact remark: “Oddly written Media Matters headline: ‘Fox Builds Claim Of Clinton Dishonesty On Omissions And Falsehoods’”
“If you follow me then you’re probably already following @DylanByers but you can unfollow him for a sec and then follow him back right away.” — BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw. Dylan Byers is a media writer for Politico.
Razzing your colleague 101
“What I would pay to figure out why @charliespiering just ran past with the worst running form of all time” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green.
Politico reporter shares pet peeve
“People: ‘ATM machine’ is redundant. Yes, it bugs me more than it should, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.” — Politico defense reporter Leigh Munsil.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:32 a.m.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“That pizza was really good.” — Senior Exec. Producer for Al Jazeera America, Andrea Stone. We love your enthusiasm for pizza, Andrea. But next time could you maybe let us in on the restaurant?