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Quotes of the Day
“This here is a Christopher Hitchens Christmas ornament.” — The Hill’s Daniel Strauss.
“Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s shoes — not what a senator typically wears to work.” — HuffPost‘s Ethan Klapper.
Journo’s react to laziness accusation: NYT‘s Carl Hulse comes up with perfect response
“Laziness in political reporting is becoming an epidemic.” — Josh Holmes.
- “I’d like to know what he means but wld take 2 much time.” — NYT‘s Carl Hulse.
- “I totally agree. I mean, I haven’t checked, but totally true.” — Politico‘s Josh Gerstein.
Journo wants legal help with parking ticket
“I need a constitutional law attorney to help me with a parking ticket, pro bono. Any volunteers?” — Politico White House reporter Byron Tau.
ABC reporter bashes CNN
“CNN’s headline that Obama/GOP are ‘running out of time’ on fiscal cliff is the reason people don’t watch CNN.” — ABC News’ Matt Negrin.
Quote Taken Out of Context
“I’m just bummed Kei$ha couldn’t make the afterparty.” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese.
Hey Touré: WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?
“@Toure since you’re RTing me how about UNBLOCKING me so I can FOLLOW YOU.” — FBDC and TheBlaze‘s Eddie Scarry.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day (although we’re absurdly glad he did it)
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See what has a cartoonist in a twist… Read more
Washington media weren’t about to let one of the week’s biggest non-Washington stories steal their spotlight this past week. Instead, they got busy conjuring up ways to write about Penn State Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky—some with more success than others.
- David Catanese and Alex Isenstadt led the site Friday morning with a story about how the Penn State “scandal”* has not only consumed Pennsylvania Politics, but is some kind of monster with a million tentacles that could eat the whole world, or something. Seriously, no one’s safe: not White House spokesman Jay Carney, not presidential-candidate (and a former Pa. Senator) Rick Santorum… not Justin Bieber, we’re sure.
- CLICK decided to stay above this whole hornets nest. They brought us, in the words of Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris, a “nugget” in which we learn that Ed Rendell, the former Pa. governor, likes his Santa Clauses rotund—not scrawny—and in clean suits—not dirty ones—, thank you. Who needs a sordid sex scandal* when you can revive a six, seven-year-old story to grab all that SEO traffic? This one, at least, was squarely sourced to WYNC’s Freakonomics Radio.
- Daniel Strauss tried, valiantly, to make the story relevant with an item saying that Pennsylvania Sens. Bob Casey (D) and Pat Toomey (R) withdrew their support for a Congressional Medal of Freedom for fired-coach Joe Paterno. What that means is a mystery because the pub never found out more about it. (Politico was more helpful, noting Rep. Glenn Thompson — the one who actually nominated Paterno — won’t say if he plans to withdraw the actual nomination). On the plus side, Strauss didn’t use the term “sex scandal”* once.
- Writing at the The War Room blog, former Roll Call writer and now Salon.com News Editor Steve Kornacki told us helpfully that Paterno and Sandusky are both Republicans. We get his point. He was trying, we think, to say how linking a person’s bad behavior with their political affiliation is pretty stupid (he compares it to Rush Limbaugh pointing out that the Times Square bomber was a Dem) but the message was lost and Kornacki had to update the post—twice—and spell it out, saying “any suggestion that Republican politics had anything to do with the awful case at Penn State” is absurd. Glad we got that cleared up.
– JUSTIN MCLACHLAN
Quotes of the Day — GOP Presidential Debate Edition
“How is this c–t on MSNBC saying Obama created jobs!? I’m stunned at this sh-t ass f–k d–k ‘news’ channel.” — Anthony Cumia from the “Opie and Anthony” radio show in a startling tweet last night that contained no dashes. Rachel Maddow was leading the network’s post-debate coverage.
“Hey Patrick Gavin, we’ll get you in on that next debate. Forget Harris.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” Co-host Willie Geist joking around with Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in this morning’s post debate analysis referring to Editor-in-Chief John Harris, who co-moderated the debate with NBC News anchor Brian Williams.
The media peanut gallery
“What makes this MSNBC operation so much better than its competitors, I am now seeing, is how its panelists amuse & bemuse each other so.” — BigGovernment’s Andrew Breitbart.
“Why not at least have Joe Scarborough, Jonathan Martin, Pat Buchanan, & Luke Russert doing this?” — The Daily Caller‘s media scribe Matt Lewis.
“Changing the channel now. This analysis is disgusting and sick.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle who was presumably watching MSNBC’s post debate analysis.
FNC’s Henry under the influence of MSNBC’s Matthews
“ANYONE SEEN MY ‘A’ SECTION OF NYTIMES?? IT HAS YELLOW HIGHLIGHTER ALL OVER IT #chrismatthewstweets” — FNC’s Ed Henry mimicking what he imagines is MSNBC “Hardball” Host Chris Matthews‘ Twitter personality. Matthews showed up on Twitter last night some months after writing just one tweet on his account. Henry continued, “GEEZ SANTORUM IS ALMOST AS ORANGE AS BRIAN W! #chrismatthewstweets”
Travel writer gets poetic about the rain
“The rain is amazing. It falls and falls and falls, days now, and it’s warm and people huddle and duck and splash and I like it.” — Carl Hoffman, contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler.
Capehart is all over Calista’s frightening hairdo
“Calista Gingrich’s hair. So blond. So sturdy. Discuss. It’s all about the spray baby!!” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart on Newt Gingrich‘s wife’s blond helmet of hair as reported on Twitter by MSNBC Political Analyst Karen Finney, who added that she “merely pointed out the role of hairpspray.”
Is this a healthy obsession?
“So I’ll give a gift to any friend at NBC News who can get me a cut of your election music. I’m, like, that obsessed with it.” — NJ‘s Marc Ambinder.
Mid-debate weather report
“Meanwhile, the lightning in DC is so intense it’s like flashes of daylight out my window.” – Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.
Where was Howie?
“Find it interesting that @HowardKurtz didn’t live Tweet tonight’s #gopdebate. Perhaps, he wants to avoid a Tweet he will later regret?” — Claritza Jimenez, a Washington, D.C. – based program officer at the International Center for Journalists, on the lack of The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in last night’s discussion. Don’t fret Claritza. If his WeingerGate coverage is any indication, he’ll weigh in about five days from now.
TV scribe loses cable post debate
“My cable went out just as the debate ended. Must live without post-game analysis, somehow.” — ABC’s Rick Klein.
We have a comedian in the house…“Overall I think Tim Pawlenty did great tonight.” — The Daily Caller‘s Senior Editor Jamie Weinstein.
A FishbowlDC Twitter follower told us last night..“I get sick to my stomach each time I see Herman Cain. Nothing personal on Cain, but a bad experience at Godfather’s. Original crust w/pepperoni, mushrooms, and green peppers. The mushrooms weren’t quite right.”
“Well that was….dull.” — The Hill‘s Daniel Strauss.
Male bronzer alert
“Huntsman bathed in Clinique Bronzer for Men.” — GOP Consultant Roger Stone remarking on Gov. John Huntsman‘s appearance in the GOP debate last night.
Now for some important news completely unrelated to the debate: “Got an e-mail asking if a portrait in some gallery titled ‘pretty boy’ is me. hhhhmmmm… don’t know whether to be flattered or concerned?” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.
And this…“Press release informs me that someone has launched a line of socks designed especially for greyhounds.” — WCP‘s Managing Editor Mike Madden.
More weather woes…
“Argh. Power lines near my apartment building have survived blizzards, earthquakes and hurricanes, but not today’s thunderstorms.” — AP‘s Julie Pace.
QUOTES of the DAY
Major sigh of relief. Ed Henry may have switched employers moving from CNN to FNC, but they still let him take those beautiful photographs that he is wont to do: “Huge storm brewing in the sky over Washington’s Union Station,” he wrote with the accompanying picture.
Howiella nearly takes out three monks crossing K Street
“Typical DC morning: nearly ran over 3 jaywalking Buddhist monks on K Street. Whoops.” — The Hill‘s gossip scribe Judy Kurtz in a Tuesday tweet. Kurtz is the daughter to The Daily Beast’s D.C. Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz.
Bio of the Day
CBS’s new Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell: “Wife, mother of 3, CBS News Chief White House correspondent, #1 fan of @chefgeoffs.”
Journo dines on salmon and Seagram’s
“Salmon sandwich and Seagram’s Ginger Ale. Yeah, this is the most pretentious lunch I’ve had all week.” – The Hill‘s Briefing Room reporter Daniel Strauss in a Tuesday tweet.
Luke Russert finds inner frat boy
“I can’t believe Semisonic has a greatest hits collection on iTunes. ‘Closing Time’ is in my top 5 of 90s song.” — NBC congressional reporter Luke Russert in a recent weekend tweet.
Weingarten: the smartass
WaPo Managing Editor Raju Narisetti wrote, “Wish people would stop saying Wow to everything they RT unless they are ‘overwhelmed with delight or amazement.’” Weingarten had a one-word reaction: “Wow.”
Coffeemaker conks out on Hotline Editor
“Thanks, expensive Keurig coffee machine. You picked the perfect time to stop working — when I need caffeine to stay up for #CA36 returns.” — NJ The Hotline’s Jessica Taylor in a Tuesday night tweet.
A Quick Convo Between Two Jounros
Oliver Knox: Well, today *is* St Olivier’s Day on the French calendar. #threwmyselfaparty John Stanton: Ah yes, @OKnox i believe St. Olivier is patron saint of pederasts and diminutive malcontents. Olivier Knox: He ministered to the Stantons?