Quotes of the Day
Kurtz has stuff to figure out
“Thanks for messages and tweets about new Fox show. Still have lots of details to figure out, but what a challenge.” — CNN but soon-to-be Fox News’ Howard Kurtz.
Speaking of openings at CNN…
“If I hate myself, does that make me a media critic? #IhearThereIsAnOpening?” — CNN’s John Berman. Kurtz’ post on “Reliable Sources” will be filled by a rotating cast of hosts that haven’t been named yet.
Kim/Kanye baby name fallout
“Why did Kimye let Sarah Palin name their baby?? #North #wtf#” — The Times of London‘ Matt Spence.
“I’m not sure I follow the logic of naming a kid after an airline that no longer exists.” — Politico‘s Ben White.
“Are we being pranked? Is this a resurrection of a defunct airline where I still have miles? A DC neighborhood? Apple lkg bttr and better.” — NPR’s Kitty Eisele.
“This poor child,” — Roll Call‘s Emily Cahn.
“Also, currently arguing with my 13-year-old sister about the name of this Kardashian kid. Good lord.” — WaPo columnist Clinton Yates.
“Troll West.” — Reuters‘ Megan McCarthy.
“Seven. Seven Costanza. Now THERE’S a name.” — CNN Contributor Kevin Madden.
“If my parents named me North West I’d have to kick my own ass.” — BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski.
“That’s like me naming my child Seth.” — NYT Communications Associate Jordan Cohen.
“Kanye must be trying working some sort of ‘Boy Named Sue’ angle here.” — Free Beacon‘s CJ Ciaramella.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:52 a.m.
AnonymASS and Anonymous Tipsters: 1. “ass holes.” 2. “Marty … need … more … Marty” Memo to #1. We love your candor. Don’t go changing. However, “ass holes” is actually written “assholes.” And #2: Your wish is our command. Never a shortage of material there.
Emotional sports watching
“To the guy wearing a Golden State jersey at game 7: you are an idiot. Oh, oh oh oh shut up.” — The Hill‘s Ian Swanson.
N-word-using Paula Deen sparks N-word debate
“LOL I sound ‘old’ @bdotm for having zero tolerance against the N-word? Good. I’d rather sound ‘old’ and be right than ‘young” and dumb.” — “Washington Watch’s” Roland Martin.
Speechwriter trash talk
“Lovett with no editor and 20,000 followers should scare people almost as much as his refusal to wear pants to work” — Jon Favreau, former speechwriter to President Obama. Now a consultant. His message is directed to Jon Lovett, also a former presidential speechwriter who sometimes writes for The Atlantic.