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We sincerely hope that this is not the size of Buttry’s thumb.

TBD‘s Buttry offers correction on account of big thumb

“Repeating to fix big-thumb typo: “Without a good network, an entrepreneur cannot succeed,” says @robertniles on @ojr http://bit.ly/dE6rP9″ — TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry, in keeping with his publication’s dippy correction policy, laments his gynormous thumb in a Thursday tweet.  (We’re hoping against hope that Editor Erik Wemple approves of our example because God knows he decides all of Washington’s journo corrections these days.)

Astrology anxiety

“It was a bit of a shock to learn on the Internet that a wobbly Earth has put the old Zodiac out of whack, and even added a 13th astrological sign – Ophiuchus (I’m changing my birthday if I end up landing in that one).” — ReutersToby Zakaria in Thursday’s edition of the Washington Extra newsletter.

“You’ll have to rip my Aquarian status from my cold, dead hands.” — LAT and Chicago Tribune Congressional Correspondent James Oliphant in a Thursday tweet.

WaPo editor loves the ‘sick and twisted’

“Love v.: Ross Horsley’s MY 1ST DICTIONARY is twisted, sick & cynical, and I love it.” WaPo Book World Editor and Fiction Critic Ron Charles in a Thursday tweet.

Trouble in the building

“Downstairs tenants wanted a meeting.  afraid they read tweets about my, ya know… rodent.” — ABC7′s wild train rider Stephen Tschida in a Thursday tweet.

Andrea Mitchell orders colleague to get shuteye

“@NorahODonnell get some sleep! I plan to watch you guest hosting for @WillieGeist1 on Way Too Early – from bed!” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a Thursday tweet.

Meghan McCain jumps on the bed (and gets insulted by an intern)

“Everyone, I present to you: an adult. RT @McCainBlogette: First night alone in my new place! ~ jump on the bed! jump on the bed!” — Former Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Thursday tweet. He has pissed Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain off before.

Journo endures office meetings with help of iPhone

“Having an iPhone in long meetings helps, but doesn’t make the time go by as fast as I’d like.”

–  C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Thursday tweet.

Blitzer gives heroic intern ‘offer’ of a lifetime

“I just offered 20-year-old Tucson intern/hero Daniel Hernandez help in getting a CNN internship if he wants it.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Thursday tweet. (Daniel, we hear CNN pays interns about $15 an hour, but weigh all your options.)

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Prepping you all for CNN Ed Henry’s Hula video.

Journos are just like the rest of us: They get help from friends

“Correction from previous pool report: brown SHORTS, not shirts. Thanks to eagle-eyed pool report reader Joe Curl for picking up your pooler’s typo.” — NYT Sheryl Gay Stohlberg in Hawaii covering President Obama’s vacation. She’s referring to Joe Curl, former TWT scribe and now working for The Drudge Report.

Movie buffs: Blitzer and Tapper

“Want to see True Grit again. seldom say that about films ive just seen. Really well done.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a Tuesday tweet.

“Saw ‘True Grit.’ Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin & Hailee Steinfeld are amazing. Coen Bros do it again!” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Tuesday tweet.

Correspondent in Hawaii wonders about snorkeling security detail

“Obama snorkeling this morning in Hawaii: Wondering how the Secret Service detail works in such occasions…. #floatingflackjackets.” — Agence France-Presses’ White House Correspondent Tangi Quemener in a Tuesday tweet.

Stuck scribe

“Dead stopped on PA turnpike due to accident.” — LAT and Chicago Tribune‘s Congressional Correspondent James Oliphant in a Tuesday tweet.

WCP‘s Benjamin Freed tries to imitate FishbowlDC.

We welcome a funny satire. Sigh. But this one lags and lulls and is hard to get through and doesn’t get close to providing an amusing imitation of the site. I enjoyed the National Museum of the American Indian Soup of the Day (but only if you didn’t make it up). Yucca soup garnished with Quinoa Crusted Shrimp sounds delicious and yes, Chuck and Savannah would likely agree. But remember, Chuck is down on most soups. A few critiques: 1) Those shoes — troubling. They look like they might stink. 2) One to tweets is not “picking on you all day.” But we can arrange an official all-day tweaking if you’d like. 3) I did not tell you to “go fuck yourself.” I said the English translation to “Whatever” is “F.U.”  So technically, that is what I told you. Hope you’re having fun with your Google Reader you “uppity” scribe. And tell your mother I’m not going to pick on you (too much) today. xoxo-Betsy

Blind quote on former MSNBCer soon to be radio sub David Shuster from a female reporter…”Shu is kinda hot.”

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