Quotes of the Day
CAT LOVER: HuffPost Blog Managing Editor Erin Ruberry — “Just got home from work. Someone really wants some TLC.”
No News Alert!
“Sorry folks, a woman leaving the hospital is not breaking news, even if that woman is the Duchess of Cambridge.” — Marketing writer and consultant Deborah Brody.
Jakes knew jack about call
“POTUS and Boehner spoke today. No further information being provided.” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman.
“POTUS + Speaker Boehner spoke on the phone this afternoon. *End of Transmission*” – ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.
Analysis: “Never a good sign when it’s actually news that the president and House speaker spoke on the phone.” — HuffPost‘s Ethan Klapper.
“Today was my last day at HuffPost; I’m leaving to focus on a new accountability journalism project. More deets later.” — HuffPost‘s Dan Froomkin.
Mining for Gold
“Gossip Girl reference in a Club For Growth email. Drink, day’s over, etc.” — BuzzFeed‘s Rebecca Berg.
“Somehow I don’t think you’re personally following up with me, PR person promoting tap dancing kitchen appliances.” — TPM‘s Benjy Sarlin.
Convo Between Two Journos
Hunter Walker of the New York Observer: Bill de Blasio’s wife met her first female lover when they bonded over wishing they had a joint as college freshmen
Feliz Salmon of Reuters: Hunter, genuinely interested: what did your parents think of this article?
“My office is full of Christmas music and Twinkies. It’s a good afternoon.” — Jimmy LaSalvia, founder GOProud. Oh, did he mean the snack cake or something else?
What, no one punched him in the nose?
“In 1967 I fought off muggers 35 stitches. Since then, no crimes. Today, my bike was stolen. I’ll hunt it down.” — FNC’s Geraldo Rivera.
Convo Between Two Egomaniacs With Hair Issues
Mediate founder Dan Abrams: I did say you are widely covered b/c you understand media as well as anyone, but it wasn’t really a compliment.
Abrams: So regardless of whether I agree with you, I do appreciate how well stories on you do on my site and elsewhere.
Donald Trump: Dan, of course stories on me do well. Glad you have found a medium you can actual do well on. TV was not your forte.