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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Is he about anything other than himself?” — MSNBC “The Cycle’s” Krystal Ball on Lawrence O’Donnell‘s program last night on potential voter trust issues with ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s (D-N.Y.) mayoral bid.

You know your life is out of control when…

“Not remembering whether you’ve said something to public on Twitter, to friends on Facebook, or to self in lipstick on bathroom mirror.” — WaPo feature writer Dan Zak.

Confessional.

“I’m a cynical, grouchy old coot, but I reliably get something in my eye whenever I hear a ‘hero teacher protects kids’ story.” — Yahoo! News’ Olivier Knox.

Larry King is on fire

“Back in #Washington – been away a long time – can’t believe how hot it is today but I love this city” — Former CNNer Larry King.

Leaning in (or something?)

“Well-behaved women rarely make history but they do make deadline. Sometimes.” — WaPo arts reporter Katherine Boyle, whose Twitter background color could blind you if you stare too long.

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Why Washington D.C. Gossip Sucks

Today WaPo‘s The UnReliable Source gives us a variety of reasons why their brand of gossip is so crappy. For one thing, their lead item this afternoon concerns Charlie Sheen, who last time we checked, resides in Los Angeles. Next up, a recycled item about the death of the female blazer from an actually decent story published in WaPo Monday by Katherine Boyle on what female anchors are wearing these days — it’s a sad state of affairs out there as CBS’s Norah O’Donnell can’t find a colorful blazer. Reliable says female newswomen are now wearing “sleeveless dresses and stilettos.” They want to know (yawn) if it’s a “sex sells” type of thing? And then for the cherry atop this vanilla sundae… Read more

Atlantic Cover Story is a Record Breaker

The Atlantic‘s latest cover story by 53-year-old former State Department Official Anne-Marie Slaughter, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” has been wildly popular since going online last Wednesday night – record-breaking, in fact.

So how come reading about women isn’t as intriguing as reading about cats?

More than 775,000 people have read the piece, says data from Omniture, making it their most popular magazine story over a five-day period and putting in on track to easily become the most-read magazine story ever on our site. Other numbers: 126,000 FB likes and counting, the most-like magazine piece ever (by far); 1,525 comments on TheAtlantic.com and counting.

While Slaughter’s is, so far, the second most read story, the first is shockingly this one: “How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy.” But with current readership levels, assures the publicist Natalie Raabe, Slaughter’s piece is on-track to beat the cat story.

For cats everywhere, and Buzzfeed, our condolences.

UrbanDaddy Holiday Party

WJLA’s Rebecca Cooper, Yeas & Nays Nikki Schwab and Katy Adams, HyperLocal’s Lee Brenner, HuffPo’s Peter Cherukuri, Washington Post’s Katherine Boyle and Fiona Zeblin, Express’ Sara Schwartz, Revamp’s Daniel Swartz, Pamela Sorensen, and Hot 99.5′s Samy K are just a few of the media types who joined Jeff Dufour for UrbanDaddy’s holiday party last night.  Held at AGAINN, the group was treated to specialty cocktails, small bites and a sampling of  Johnnie Walker’s entire collection of Scotch.  Party pics below.