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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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Cy-Fi: Cupp Unbuttons, Bolling Consoles His Self

Where we watch MSNBC’s The Cycle and Fox News’ The Five so you don’t have to…

As the election neared its conclusion, each host on The Cycle predicted how the electoral map would shape up on election day. They all had their own bets going on whose map would end up closest to the results.

S.E. Cupp‘s map was the least accurate and the apparent consequence of losing was to unbutton her blazer and show what was going on underneath… Read more

Cy-Fi: Toure Proves He’s From the Streets

Where we watch MSNBC’s The Cycle and Fox News’ The Five so you don’t have to…

On The Cycle yesterday co-host Toure — a black man with about as much street cred as Barbara Walters — delved deep into the controversial stop-and-frisk police practice that goes on in parts of New York City. (It’s somewhat less controversial in West Village.)

Toure’s colleague Krystal Ball introduced the segment by first telling viewers that Toure has “two kids and a loving wife.” (Viewers are never spared the fact that Toure is married… to a woman!) Ball then kicked it to Toure himself who says he “took the opportunity to make a package very seriously” about stop-and-frisk in Brooklyn. He said it’s “something that my neighbors deal with and something that I fear.”

The video package, straight out of a Scruff McGruff anti-crime PSA, begins in black and white with all 120 lbs. of Toure walking down a sidewalk. “Dramatization” displays in the upper-left corner, presumably for the sake of any color blind people watching. Another black man steps into the frame and yells “Police! Get up against the wall!”

Summoning the acting finesse of Mariah Carey in Glitter, Toure pushes himself up against a brick wall as he’s tenderly frisked by another man. The mock policeman (who we later learn is a retired officer) asks Toure where he lives and what his name is.

And cut. That’s it.

The black and white filter fades away and Toure tells viewers what just happened: “It’s called stop, question and frisk and it happens hundreds of thousands of times each year.”

In the next scene, Toure talks to some guys who probably have experienced this. The conversation happens on a stoop outside of an urban apartment and Toure looks like he couldn’t be less comfortable if he were standing on his head.

The package ends and Toure in-studio says, “It’s a complicated issue. I think about the time I got stopped for real… and it made you feel like you were guilty until proven innocent.”

From there, viewers are left feeling like that they’ve just relived the L.A. Riots; assuming the riots happened in the Hamptons and no one was actually assaulted.

Watch the segment here.

Correction: Sparkle, Glitter — is there a difference? Well, actually there is and we flubbed the name of Mariah’s movie. It is indeed Glitter, not Sparkle.

Separated At Birth: MSNBC’s Krystal Ball

Now that congressional candidate-turned political pundit Krystal Ball has a regular spot co-anchoring MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” we’ve been able to take a closer look at her. And while we may be overshooting here, we’re ready to say Ball looks very much like the beautiful Dutchess of Cambridge herself, Kate Middleton.

“Ha! Very flattering,” Middleton Ball told us. “I’ll take being compared to her any day!”

She told us we’re not the first to compare her to Middleton but that she is “more commonly” compared to a young Demi Moore. “Both are extremely flattering and a bit of a stretch,” she said.

If you’re wondering where she got the curious name, a 2011 WaPo profile on Ball notes that her father, a physicist, wrote his doctoral dissertation on crystals.