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In Memoriam. Andrew Breitbart: 1969 to 2012. Breitbart reportedly died this morning of “natural causes.” He was 43.

AnonymASS Tipster of the Week

This little dollop of hate comes to us from London. The person writes, “Jesus Christ. You can’t name somebody and describe them as a ‘longtime source.’  Somebody who is always so self-righteous and defensive really should brush up on their basic journalistic conduct.” Sorry, AnonymASS you lost me at Jesus.

Tweets from Heaven

“Mike, we miss you.” — @Stacynam regarding Mike McGrath, Politico‘s V.P. and Publisher who died on Monday morning.

Quote taken out of context

“Man if I was in DC, I would totally bike up to your house right now & watch it w/ me / make ur love life awkward” — Labor Journo Mike Elk to journo Tim Shorrock.

This note was unfortunately sent to a Washington female journalist on Twitter. We won’t say who, but she might RT it. “I wanna f–k you…they say republicans have good p–y.”

From the Dept. of Bragiculture

“@AnnCoulter is the only pundit that is not emotionally tied to a candidate and actually offering us logical analysis” — RT by Conservative Commentator and author Ann Coulter.

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Politico V.P. and Assoc. Publisher Dies of Cancer

Politico‘s V.P. and Associate Publisher Mike McGrath died this morning after a lengthy struggle with lung cancer. He was part of the publication’s executive team since 2007. Before Politico he worked in ad sales at TWT and had some 20 years of experience before arriving at the Rossyln outlet. He wrote a final email to Executive Editor Jim VandeHei on Friday in which he shared news of a birthday sleepover party for his daughter.

McGrath grew up in Greensburg, Pa. and graduated from Towson State University. He survived by his wife, Tricia, of 16 years, and two daughters. The family resides in Annapolis, Md.

Our condolences. Read the note dubbed “Sad news…” after the jump from Robert Allbritton, Fred Ryan, VandeHarris, Roy Schwartz and Kim Kingsley…

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Morning Reading List, 09.23.08

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Good morning Washington. Do you know what grocery store this is? (Hint: It’s in Rep. Bilbray‘s district). Email us if you do. (And, after the jump, find out just who that young journo was that we posted yesterday…and who guessed it correctly).

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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