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Afternoon Chatter

JOURNO LOVE: “This CQ Roll CAll photo of Boehner, Reid, McConnell and Pelosi is fantastic.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake. The photograph was shot by CQ Roll Call‘s Douglas Graham.

Weinerlicious Convo Between Two Journos

This afternoon’s conversation is between CQ Roll Call’s Daniel Newhauser and Politico’s Jake Sherman.

SHERMAN: “I thought it was weird when Anthony Weiner used to park illegally outside my apartment near U Street.”

NEWHAUSER: “Why was he at your apartment? Got something to tell us?”

SHERMAN: “Was my neighbor.”

Important Q to Ponder: “Wondering: Has there ever been a man who managed such epic sex scandals while apparently not having any actual sex?” — TPM‘s Josh Marshall.

Weiner presser explodes with Washington reaction

“Lines you hear all the time at DC bars: ‘Specifically your health care rants were a huge turn on.’– TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer.

“What I did was wrong. This behavior is behind me, naked, bending me ovDAMMIT, it happened again.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler.

“As I told everyone once before, Wiener is a sick puppy who will never change-100% of perverts go back to their ways. Sadly, there is no cure.” — Dr. Donald Trump.

“Quick poll: would you prefer to get rick-roll’d with pics from anthony weiner or geraldo from now on? Your choice.” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody.

Aaaand….the voices of reason

“Anthony Weiner appears to have some serious emotional issues that are not going to be helped by becoming mayor of New York.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

“This shit’s intense.” — Executive Editor of Business Insider Joseph Weisenthal.

“Weiner Ear Poison”: “Waiting to tape a CNN segment, I just spent 30 minutes listening to talk about The Royal Baby™, followed by Lanny Davis on Weiner #EarPoison” — Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald.

Journos Looking Out for Huma (JLOH)

“Huma. Be serious. Leave him. Now.” — Newsweek/Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky.

“Just curious how many times this has to happen before I am no longer required to be SO SYMPATHETIC to Huma. 5? 10? 20?” — TNR‘s Isaac Chotiner, who is not yet a member of JLOH.

“Huma you gonna believe? Me or or your lying eyes?” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson.

“Divorce this schmuck, Huma.” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green.

“For the women out there excusing Weiner by saying ‘all men cheat,’ it’s a shame that you surround yourself with crappy men.” — Conservative radio correspondent Dana Loesch.

“Something in me wishes wronged political wives would start asking themselves WWJD? What Would Jenny (Sanford) Do?” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

“I think what most makes Weiner a dirtbag is blaming the sexting/cheating on “problems” in his marriage. No responsibility.” — TWT Senior Op-ed writer Emily Miller.

Journo blames Starbucks for future fatness

“When I weigh 600 lbs, the Starbucks treat receipt is going to come in for some large portion of the blame.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

Baby Love: “@PeterAlexander: Absolutely overjoyed to announce the arrival of Ava Starling Alexander!!” — NBC’s Peter Alexander, husband to Allison Starling.

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Michelle Fields’ New Title: Robotic Retweeter

When reporters tweet links to news stories, they often include a specific line or write a snappy description of what they found interesting. Doing so alerts followers that the reporter actually read the story and gleaned something.

For example, Business Insider‘s Joseph Weisenthal recently tweeted a link to a column about trouble with the Federal Reserve. Weisenthal pulled the colorful (if nauseous) line “The Fed is in a hole—a Jackson Hole,” which appears halfway through the column and tweeted it with the link.

Likewise, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait tweeted a link to a post by WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. “Agree with Klein that Paul Ryan is right: Obama cut Medicare to fund Obamacare,” Chait wrote.

BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski tweeted a link to a “Call Me Maybe” cover by Sen. Orrin Hatch. “It’s as awkward as it sounds,” Kaczynski wrote. See how this works?

Michelle Fields, who recently parted ways with The Daily Caller, operates differently. As of late, she’s been copying and pasting headlines she presumably finds interesting and tweeting them with their respective links. Did she even read the stories?  Read more

The Daily Baller Imbibes Pre-Fox News Hit

Joseph Weisenthal of BusinessInsider.com tweets about our controversial Daily Caller scribe Mike Riggs, who appears to be the gift that keeps giving: “Had a blast getting drinks with @mikeriggs, who is awesome, and who had 4x as much alcohol as me, right before going on Fox News. Impressed.”

> Update: We’ve got the video. Riggs discusses his pork chop eating and past Jolly Rancher issues.