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Posts Tagged ‘Judd Legum’

Morning Chatter

“Week-long beach reading in Playa Del Carmen. #ThisTown was sad, frustrating, disgusting. I loved it.” — Thomas Galvin, policy advisor to Brenda Burns, Arizona Corporation Commission. NYT‘s Mark Leibovich replied, “Thanks…sort of.”

Big ideas

“Someone should write a dissertation on @LukeRussert twitter bio ‘Been sweating it out in the streets of a runaway American dream since 1985′” — ThinkProgress Editor-in-Chief Judd Legum.

Trust exercises with Dave Weigel?

“At @Slate retreat w @thehighsign @dankois @jdickerson @junethomas @mattyglesias @amandahess @AmandaMarcotte @emmaroller @Dahlialithwick.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Question never to ponder: “How does God allow ‘read’ to be the past tense of ‘read’? Screw that all to hell.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten, talking about God and hell on Yom Kippur. His colleague Hank Stuever replied to Gene, “You are out of your mind and you already waste spaces.”

Howie catches crap before show

“We’ll also talk about studies that Facebook fuels depression. And we’ll read some of your tweets on the air during the hour #MediaBuzz” — FNC’s Howard Kurtz. Bethany Mandel, who handles Social Media for Commentary, replied, “Howard Kurtz, if seeing other people’s happiness makes you depressed, Facebook isn’t the issue. #mediabuzz”

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Richard Grenell Chews on ThinkProgress

Fox News media contributor Richard Grenell is gnawing away at the liberal minded ThinkProgress this afternoon like they were the last drumstick at the weekend barbecue. And he’s famished. As observers know, when Grenell sets his mind to a cause there’s no turning back. And today’s charge against the liberal biased media was: Why aren’t Democratic news outlets covering the blockbuster story of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner‘s admitted sexual harassment?

Some nine minutes later — yes, NINE — ThinkProgress tweeted out a story on Filner and his sexually wayward admission this week — and Grenell revealed his incisors and well, went nuts.

To be fair, Grenell also attacked MSNBC.

Annie-Rose Strasser, ThinkProgresses‘ Deputy Managing Editor took issue with Grenell’s charge and unleashed the dogs on him. You don’t even want to know what happened next. Well, yes, you do. Read on. Let’s just say things sometimes have to get worse before they get better. Read more