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Quotes of the Day

NBC newsmanTom Brokaw on Day 1 of the Washington Ideas Forum co-sponsored by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute. Photo credit: Max Taylor

RIP Steve Jobs

“I learned BASIC on Apple II, made fake IDs on a Centris, sold Macs in college, wrote 1st article on PowerBook, typing this on iPhone. #RIPSteve” — The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza. Correction: Politico‘s Byron Tau did not write this as we stated earlier. He RT’ed the quote.

“Got home at 10:15. Roommates thought I was out getting drinks. Nope. #Palin #RIPSteveJobs #PartyLikeAJournalist” — NJ online editor Ethan Klapper.

Ezzy confused for Cillizza

Sure, they both have two z’s in their name, and they’re both male. But twins? WaPo‘s Ezra Klein writes, “Walking out of my hotel today, bellman stops me. “Mr. Cillizza, I love your work!” The lead Boybander is of course referring to colleague Chris Cillizza.

Blech…

“Wtf? Just saw a guy put honey in his coffee. Nasty.” — Lachlan Markay, investigative reporter for the Heritage Foundation. The incident occurred at Ebenezers coffeehouse on Capitol¬† Hill.

Terrible tourist behavior

“There should be more effort to tell tourists who obsess between getting off train at Metro Center or Gallery, its only a 3 block difference.” — WaPo‘s Tim Craig.

A journalist worries

“Why is it that every time I go to the doctor, I learn about some new horrible disease I might have?” — The Atlantic‘s Megan McArdle.

Premature sweater vesting

“I admit it: I prematurely sweater-vested.” — The Hill‘s Sam Youngman. But the real question: Is Bloomberg‘s Jim Snyder still wearing sweater vests?

The upside of Palin not running

“So does this mean the Palin staff will return our calls now?” — Times of London‘s Matt Spence.

Fake Jim’s Take on Politico Primary

“Terry Francona, Demi Lovato, my neighbor’s parakeet, David Gergen #POLITICOprimary” — Fake Jim VandeHei on Politico‘s fake presidential election. Others candidates he chose: “Carrot Top, Samuel Jackson, Paul Ryan, Ryan Gosling, Larry Sabato.”

 

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quotes of the Day

Anyone lost a bunny?

“If anyone in NW DC has lost a cute bunny rabbit, it’s hopping around on grass at 18th and R.” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams in a Wednesday tweet.

New journo practices

“OK, so do other editors also get story pitches by text message now? Is this a thing?” — The Atlantic Senior Editor Garance Franke-Ruta in a Wednesday tweet.

I have my eye on you, spam

“Twitter spam with an alleged warning about something bad being said about me on a blog will soooo NOT work.” — GOP pundit Kevin Madden in a Wednesday tweet.

Out of Context Quote

“but seriously, the most important one is the neck pillow. :) ” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a Wednesday tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I do not know who thought to put thyme in a cocktail, but it is delicious.” — Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa in a Wednesday tweet.

On Tapper’s advice to young reporters

“I am really old when @jaketapper is the guy giving avuncular advice to ‘young reporters.’ @jaketapper *is* a young reporter.” – The Daily Caller‘s Mickey Kaus in a Wednesday tweet. Tapper provided tips Wednesday for young reporters on the campaign trail which we will run shortly.

Cue up the violins

“Dear Firefox, it’s over. We’re through. Five crashes in one morning? Any helpful advice on Safari vs. Chrome?” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence in a Wednesday tweet.

Long Winded Journalism

“Better call a @DailyCaller staff meeting, I got a mean deuce brewing.” — Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher in a Wednesday tweet. He wrote a story on The Daily Caller‘s coverage of Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) possibly passing gas on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show. Some Daily Caller reporters bristled at Christopher’s assessment of their story. Christopher tried to joke, but it was a bit late. “I kid because I love,” he wrote.

The Gentleman

“Let the record show I agreed to change seats so a little girl could sit next to her mother. Please alert the Nobel Committee.” — CBS White House Radio Reporter Mark Knoller in a Wednesday tweet.

The Observer

“Have to say: Bachmann Newsweek cover looks even worse on newsstand surrounded by other mags.” — The LAT and Chicago Tribune‘s James Oliphant in a Wednesday tweet.

Journo advertises low GPA

“As someone who graduated college w/ a 2.5 gpa it amazes me number of grad students/professors who follow me on twitter.” — Labor Journalist Mike Elk in a Wednesday tweet.

Pink sandals are a hit for WaPo fashion writer

“My new neon pink @maraisusa sandals are getting tons of love from strangers today. Guess my random @ebay purchases can be a good thing.” — WaPo Fashion writers Janet Bennett Kelly and Holly Thomas in a Wednesday tweet.

You know it’s August when…

“I really needed these Lays Dill Pickle chips and they needed me.” — WaPo Express’ Sara Schwartz in a Wednesday tweet.

Good Afternoon FishbowlDC Readers

Please excuse the tardiness today. We’ve been tending to news, lunch, questions from readers about ugly footwear on Twitter and garden variety laziness. Enjoy the weekend thoughts from some of your favorite (or least favorite) Washington journos and other random personalities.

QUOTES of the DAY

Love for Giffords

“Those new photos of Gabby Giffords are so heartwarming–the first visual evidence we’ve had of her recovery.” The Daily Beast’s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a weekend tweet.

More hot doggin’ with Weiner

“Anthony Weiner pressured to ‘seek treatment…to make himself WELL’ If that’s where we are then every single dude I know needs to join him.” — Author Bret Easton Ellis weighs in on WeinerGate in a weekend tweet.

“Not a good sign that Weiner asking for a rehab center with good WiFi.” — The handle @Pourmecoffee in a weekend tweet.

“Weinercare” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher in a weekend tweet. Treach also wrote, “I’m reserving judgment on the credibility of this ‘Weiner goes to rehab’ story until I get confirmation from HowardKurtz.” Treach is razzing Howie for waiting so long to get on board with Weiner story coverage. Kurtz previously excused himself from covering WeinerGate, tweeting that sometimes it pays to wait for facts. Treacher is jokingly waiting for Kurtz’s facts.

“Weiner has announced he’s going to twitter rehab and switching to a landline! #weinergate.” — The Howard Stern Show’s writer Benjy Bronk in a weekend tweet.

“I hope Weiner doesn’t reply to Pelosi and Wasserman Shultz via twitter.” — Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer in a weekend tweet.

“There is no such thing as sex addiction!!!!!!! #Weiner” — TWT opinion writer Emily Miller in a weekend tweet.

“Facing more Dem calls for resignation, @RepWeiner takes Congressional leave to seek treatment. He needs it.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a weekend tweet. We love anything Wolf-related in regards to WeinerGate. “Are these your underpants?” is still my absolute favorite on-air question of the past two weeks.

“Ugh. Hate the rehab method of PR.” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence in a weekend tweet.

“@RepWeiner seeking leave of absence to ‘get well.’ Just resign already you arrogant, narcissistic SOB. So sick of hearing your name. — FishbowlDC’s Matt Dornic in a weekend tweet.

“Weiner seeking treatment. Medical effort to get better? Or political effort to stall?” — Mediaite‘s Dan Abrams in a weekend tweet.

Memorable Weekend NYP Weiner headline: “PULL OUT”

“So what is Weiner actually seeking treatment *for*? Twitterosis?” –¬† The Atlantic‘s Josh Green in a weekend tweet. To which Atlantic Magazine’s Deputy Editor Scott Stossel replied, “He’s seeking tweatment.” Green’s response: “Ugh.”

“Analyze THIS! (whips out genitals) #weinhab” — TPM’s Brian Beutler in a weekend tweet.

“Does the fact that an occasional pol survives a sex scandal (clinton, vitter, frank) make them think they all can?” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty in a weekend tweet.

WARNING: Do Not Read If You Are Eating

“Actual Metro announcement: ‘Last car back will not open due to bodily fluids.’” — Walter Alarkon, former reporter for The Hill, in a weekend tweet.

Sunday morning fashion failures?

“Plethora of fashion fails this moring on Fox News Sunday. Bill Kristol‘s tie- fugly. Mara Liasson‘s necklace: wtf?” — Publicist and former This Week Producer Courtney Cohen in a Sunday tweet.

Gawker has an interesting clinic suggestion for Weiner

The New York Times, citing ‘two senior Democratic officials,’ reports that Weiner is ‘planning to check himself into a treatment center’ (perhaps The Pathways Clinic for Being a Dumbshit) and will request a leave of absence from the House of Representatives. — Gawker’s Max Read in a weekend Weiner story.

 

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY


Howie’s travel complaints

  • Now three hours late trying to get out of LaGuardia. Kicked off first plane. This is excruciating. #shouldatakenAmtrak
  • #Delta spewed misinfo, delayed getting back to gate, stalled on canceling flight during 3 hour tarmac nightmare at LGA. Never got out of NY.

The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz tweets his way through aggravating travel.

Disturbing Headline of Day: “Box labeled `grandma’s urn’ left at Goodwill store” (WTOP)

Breakfast of Champions

“I’m on the radio & eating Cheetos for breakfast! www.wmal.com” — The Daily Caller‘s Mary Katharine Ham in a Friday morning tweet.

Rabid conspiracy theories

“If you didn’t know @RepWeiner was a Dem, how could you guess? No news stories about how his behavior indicates something about his party.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher in a Friday morning tweet.

Journo gratitude

“To all the journos in Juneau preparing to go through 24K #palinemails this morning, good luck! I pity you, but the rest of us are grateful!” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence in a Friday morning tweet.

Train memories…

“OK, 15 minutes on hot Metro rail is NOTHING compared with 10 hours of freezing HELL on amtrak!” — ABC7′s wild train rider Stephen Tschida in a Thursday tweet. He continued, “Now I’m on the bus and it has blessed air conditioning.”

Frustrated scribe

Can someone explain to me why the Dupont #metro station is such a joke? No AC , barely any working escalators. — E&E News’ Jeremy Jacobs in a Thursday tweet.

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