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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Barbaro’

Morning Chatter

SPOTTED: WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten walking in his Capitol Hill neighborhood last Thursday carrying two bottles of Milk of Magnesia. “He looked pretty unhappy,” said our Tipster. Gene, we sincerely hope you or your loved one are feeling better. One question: You ever heard of a shopping bag? Before you think about Gene on the crapper, he may not have needed it for constipation. The milky magical substance can combat acne and oil absorption, fight dandruff and relieve redness from a rash or burn. In other news about Gene that makes us shudder… he announces on Twitter, “Just got a new MacBook Pro after 4 years. Am having some page-size and no-right-side-scrollbar issues. Is this common?” No doubt he’s been hanging out at the Genius Bar.

Reporter calls cops mid-move

“Saw the guy who had parked in my moving truck spot as I was on hold with the police. He was nice. Said ‘I would have had me towed too.’” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.

Memo to pamphlet pushers: Leave her alone!

“People, I am here enjoying my afternoon reading on the Mall. I don’t want your pamphlets. #crankytweets” — Katie Kovach, copy and production editor for CQ Roll Call.

Eavesdrop Café

“10 -year-old to a mom at Pete’s pizza: ‘We’re waiting for daddy. He left his wedding ring at the massage place’” — HuffPost‘s Ryan Grim.

Journo unearths Filner business card

“Cleaning out my desk on my last day @nationaljournal. Wonder how long this will be useful.” — Niraj Chokshi, who is going to WaPo. “This” is a Bob Filner mayoral business card.

CNNer gets ketchup squirted on her dress

“It’s not a party till one of your friends misses the fries and squirts the ketchup on your evening dress at 3am. Lol #Life” — CNN anchor Isha Sesay at 3:30 a.m. Saturday night.

Journalism is…?

“Unable to verify details of Spitzer’s private life, Post simply asking him about it day after day, documenting inquiries as news. Thoughts?” — NYT political reporter Michael Barbaro.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:28 a.m. From the Birthdays section…”David Baldacci, one of John Harris’s favorite authors, is 53″

Work shame

“Bro: who is this Ruby Cramer and why does she have so many more stories than you? Me: she works a lot harder than me. Bro: seems shifty.” — BuzzFeed‘s Kate Nocera.

Did someone say “fished?”

“Just fished Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris. Very funny.” — Politico‘s Jedd Rosche.

Anthony Weiner movie title possibility…a journo writes in to suggest: “A Slow Hand and a Schlong Day”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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Morning Chatter

NOTHING SHORT OF WEINERLICIOUS: “Weiner draws crowd at 72nd and Broadway.” And this: “It’s just a couple of dick pics’ Weiner intern tells voter at UWS subway stop who won’t sign candidates petition.” NYT political reporter Michael Barbaro.

Aspen airport employees know their travelers

“Mix of sympathy & shame for Aspen airport employees who are good natured enough to ask, over and over, if we had any good ‘ideas’ while here.” — Sommer Mathis, Editor, The Atlantic Cities, while traveling to Aspen for the annual ideas festival.

Journo Love

WAPO‘s NIA MALIKA HENDERSON: “@AprilDRyan Great coverage girl!”

American Urban Radio Networks’ APRIL RYAN: “@niawapo thanks girl”

Complaining while working

“14 tabs open at 5:45. This is crap.” — Lisa Rowan, vintage blogger.

Journo finds herself in Metro hell

“Dupont escalator just stopped while I was on it. Collective groan from everyone there. I hate Metro.” — CQ Roll Call’s Emily Cahn.

The Observer 

“Egypt’s ‘General Sisi’ has a very bad name for a general.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten.

Important Q to Ponder: “Is there a word for always buying new clothes that have stains on them?” — NYT Communications Associate Jordan Cohen.

Non-Convo Between Two Journos

This morning’s conversation is between HuffPost’s Sam Stein and FNC media critic Richard Grenell.

STEIN: “IRS investigation didn’t focus on Tea Party themselves, it focused on their specific BOLO section.”

GRENELL: “Liberal journalist spin.”

GRENELL: “Shorter Sam: the IRS only harassed conservatives?!?”

STEIN: “The temptation to respond to @RichardGrenell’s twitter bait is great. But I must resist.”

Think you’re having a bad day? “Baltimore police say a man shot his wife and another woman left bound in a bedroom chewed through ropes to escape.” — ABC7 news alert.

Belated Happy Birthday Shout-Out to… WaPo writer and MSNBC Contributor Jonathan Capehart. Malika Henderson refers to him as the “most well-dressed human being in all of DC.”

Photoshop expertise by Austin Price.