Quotes of the Day
Weigelicious observation: “Huh. Some caption writer screwed up the name of ‘You Know I’m No Good.’” – Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Monday morning tweet.
‘Recipe for bad reporting’
“Any rational human being would be confused listening to these guys talk. So from my point of view, it’s almost a recipe for bad reporting. You have talks going on behind closed doors in an atmosphere of everything must be tweeted immediately.” — WaPo columnist Ruth Marcus on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday referring to deficit negotiations and the reporters covering the story.
In defense of Politico‘s Andy Barr
“Andy Barr is biased-on the side of calling sources, as opposed to fact-lessly bloviating out of an alternative orifice.” — Politico White House Correspondent Glenn Thrush in a Friday tweet in response to The Daily Caller story on Barr leaving the publication to work for the Democratic Party of Arizona. The piece raises questions about whether Barr wrote biased stories against Republicans he covered such as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The Hill‘s Sam Youngman also recently defended Barr, saying, “Quick defense of Andy Barr, a former colleague and close friend. He is a pro, and he has been completely unbiased as a reporter.”
“Makes me feel a little better to see it’s everywhere: Have caught 3 copy editing errors (so far) this a.m. in the WSJ.” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles in a weekend tweet.
Journo fired up about Winehouse
“Everyone tweeting I-told-you-so’s about Amy Winehouse: I’m happy you’ve never had to deal with addiction. Also, fuck you.” — Wired.com’s Spencer Ackerman in a weekend tweet in response to singer Amy Winehouse’s death.
On the other end of the political spectrum…RedState and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson remarked, “Shocked to find out Amy Winehouse was still alive until now.”
Tips From the Pool…Into the Deep End
“Strained body language suggested a school principal’s office with a handful of sullen suspects sitting grimly downcast as the boss says: ‘OK, we’re going to sit here all day unil I find out who shot that spitball.’” — Hearst‘s Charles Lewis in a weekend White House Pool Report. The meeting he writes of included V.P. Biden, Speaker Boehner, Minority Leader Pelosi, and Senate GOP Leader McConnell.
Not so subtle heat wave request
“Seriously in need of a rooftop pool in DC today. Hello?” — Potomac Flacks blogger Matt Mackowiak in a weekend tweet.
Working the weekend
“RIP weekend off.” — TWT Opinion Page Writer Emily Miller in a weekend tweet.
“PO’edTUS” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a weekend tweet in angry variation on POTUS.
“Motley lot of Hill reporters just stampeded up stairs in search of elusive Boehner after hearing noises – but just tourists.” — Roll Call House Leadership reporter Steven Dennis in a weekend tweet.
Bio of the Day
The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher: “I blog for the Daily Caller. I am recovering from being hit by a car. Will you be my friend?”
He left his heart in Montana?
“Back from vacation, trying to get back into the swing of things. I’d like to say I’m glad to be back, but really, I’d rather be in Montana.” — The Hill‘s Michael O’Brien in a Monday morning tweet.
French journo has GRRREAT advice for Rep. Wu
“Colleague suggests communications strategy for Rep Wu: Answer everything with ‘Theyyyyy’re GRRREAT!’” — AFP‘s Olivier Knox in a weekend tweet regarding Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.), who once dressed up in a tiger costume. News broke over the weekend that Wu allegedly had an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman in California last Thanksgiving. Wu has since declared that he will not seek reelection. He won’t, however, step down.
More on wacky Wu…
“It’s hot and I’m sweatier than Rep. David Wu checking his messages.” — Former Washington Examiner intern Eddie Scarry in a weekend tweet.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
Correction: On Friday we incorrectly reported that WaPo‘s liberal blogger Ezra Klein once wrote about marshmallows. That is incorrect. He has written about coconut sponge cake. He wrote, “It tastes like what would’ve happened if a coconut fell in love with a cloud.” We regret any harm the mistake may have caused and apologize to marshmallows everywhere.