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“Beautiful, really. Blooming now in streetside garden box near P & 17 NW. What is it?” — WUSA9′s Russ Ptacek

Weekend reading…“Finished ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini. Loved it, great book. Started ‘This Town’ by Mark Leibovich. Not the same.” — Reuters‘ congressional reporter Patricia Zengerle.

“50+ years after Helen Thomas broke ground at the Nat. Press Club only 1/3 of newsroom staff and 10% of newsroom supervisors are women.” — Josh Stearns, journalism and public media campaign director for Free Press.

Half-naked Geraldo causes Internet freakout 

As of 1:40 p.m. Sunday, the offending tweet was retweeted 1,268 times. Later on Sunday, at 5:49 p.m., FNC’s Geraldo Rivera deleted the selfie, writing, “Note to self: no tweeting after 1am.”

“Whomsoever tweets/RTs geraldo-selfie into this feed shall be #Blocked.” — Breitbart NewsAdam Baldwin. To which CNN’s Jewish Jake Tapper remarked, “Corinthians?”

“Geraldo Rivera tweets semi-nude photo of himself (warning: you will not be able to unsee this)” — The Blaze.

“I must say that on closer review of that Geraldo near-nude selfie, I wish I hadn’t more closely reviewed that Geraldo near-nude selfie.” — NPR’s David Folkenflik.

“Thank god for the “Hide Photo” function @GeraldoRivera: 70 is the new 50″ – WSJ’s Neil King.

“Warning, i am gunna continue posting the Geraldo photo until someone delivers me a box of chocolate covered kittens.” — FNC’s Greg Gutfeld.

“Thanks internet, I cannot unsee Geraldo Rivera’s naked selfie. So much wrong. So. Much. Wrong.” — Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain.

“Geraldo throws his hat into the New York mayoral race.” — CNN’s Anthony Bourdain.

“So difference btw Geraldo & Weiner is latter DMs pics to individual women, former just lets freak flag fly on public twitter #transparency” — TPM‘s Josh Marshall.

“Trying out a new diet where I look at the Geraldo selfie whenever I have an appetite.” — Tim Siedell.

Wishing bad things on everyone sullying my timeline with Geraldo selfies. — Tony Fratto.

“Friend inquires if Geraldo selfie means he is running for mayor of NYC. Not sure; anybody know the current rules?” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep.

“Good rule of thumb: If you’re too old to know how to rotate a naked Selfie maybe don’t post naked Selfies. #Geraldo” — Danny Zuker, writer for ABC’s “Modern Family.”

Lefty radio correspondent David Shuster to Al Jazeera

“David Shuster goes to Al-Jazeera America. In response, Al-Jazeera America goes to Brazil.” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.

Convo Between a TV Journo and combative follower

JCCC629: “Chris Cuomo–Man since you joined CNN you are really combative. I like the old Chris much better. Must be the CNN culture.”

CUOMO: “@JCCC629 Trying to get people to think about issues. I defuse hostility whenever i can. The point is progress. I have not changed, friend.”

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Quotes of the Day

“What if you tweet and no one tweets back? There’s nothing worse than a friendless tweeter, right? You’re just out there wandering around in cyberspace.”President Bill Clinton on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” last night.

OH, THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS! “What’s pink and symbolizes DC? A politician’s tongue (also a blooming cherry tree)” — ReutersPatricia Zengerle. “In DC. The cherry blossoms are blooming and it looks like we have have survived our long winter. Here comes the sun!” — MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

Black radio correspondent on ‘Accidental Racist’

“In fairness to #AccidentalRacist there seems to be no satisfactory way to talk about race in pop culture. earnestness invites mockery.” — NPR’s Audie Cornish reacting to Brad Paisely’s new country song with LL Cool J’s “Accidental Racist.”

NYT reporter wants to kick UK to the curb: It wasn’t all that!

“I lived in Thatcher’s UK during the ’80s. Hate to say it but it wasn’t all that — & Red Cross still won’t take my blood for fear of Mad Cow.” — NYT‘s Jonathan Weisman.

Real HuffPost Headline: “Grandmother allegedly hired grandson to kill her husband”

Journo bitches about booking his own plane ticket, another complains of getting a pitch for someone else and, still another just hangs out and enjoys a beerRead more

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Quotes of the Day — the Hollywood edition

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“Don’t wanna brag but I just got an email from Jessica Alba.” — TPM‘s Sara Libby.

“So, Kelsey Grammer saw a photo of his ex-wife Camille in the open to our show and legged it. Extraordinary. Never had this happen before.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan on actor Kelsey Grammer bailing on the show last night. Various followers didn’t comprehend what “legged it” means.

Obama campaign aides: They manage their own luggage

“Just spotted wheeling his own suitcase down I Street in DC a couple blocks from the White House – Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod.” — Reuter’s Patricia Zengerle.

Jealousy is…

“Someone’s eating fried chicken on my train and I hate them and their deliciousness.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

Words to live by…

“It’s really amazing to me the number of people in this town who think not responding to a reporter is somehow a viable option.” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

Rob Lowe jonesing for former CNN “Aaron”

“Erin Brown carrying some heavy water for President Obama right now on #CNN.” — Actor Rob Lowe while watching Erin Burnett. Some 15 minutes later a follower questioned him, asking, “Erin Burnett?” Lowe fessed up to his error and replied, “Yes. My bad. Missing Aaron Brown I guess.”

Journo Hate Mail

Follower to ex-Mitt Romney aide and Convention Esquire blogger Richard Grenell: “Don’t u have a GOPROUD cocktail party to go to idiot. Romney fired u for being gay, you’re hideous.” Grenell replied, “Liberal tolerance on line 1.”

Current TV’s Behar plays fast and loose with lesbian joke

“On set w/ my lesbian lover Meredith Vieira. Interview airs tonight on @current TV at 6pm ET/PT. Got a photo caption?” — Current TV and The View’s Joy Behar.

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Quotes of the Day — the post holiday edition


HuffPost’s Sam Stein’s potential Chanukah present from Ralph Lauren: “Is this sweater a joke? (mom wants to get me it for Chanukah).”

Post Thanksgiving sentiment

“I feel fat.” — Matt DeLuca, Political Communications Strategist at New Media Strategies.

Smart and Awkward Brunch

“Smart of Obama to go to Kramers for Small Business Saturday rather than what many young Washingtonians know it for: Awkward Brunch Sunday.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

Life outside the Beltway

“T-minus 20 minutes of meeting new people in Boston and they haven’t asked me what I ‘do.’ Winning.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau.

And now for some holiday pepper spray humor…

“I would like a holiday pepperspray latte, please.” — Reuters’ Patricia Zengerle.

Black Friday wisdom

“Saw lots of people buying things they didn’t look like they could afford. If you can’t afford toothpaste you probably can’t afford that TV.” — Townhall.com Contributor and occasional WMAL radio personality Derek Hunter.

“I do not understand Black Friday. No amount of savings could mitigate crazy people being mixed into the hell that is shopping.” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.

Damon downplays his looks

Actor Matt Damon graced ABC’s “This Week” Sunday to discuss his organization, water.org, that helps bring clean water to impoverished countries.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: You’re not just a pretty face.  You’re not just the face of this campaign.
MATT DAMON:  I’m barely a pretty face.

Llewellyn King’s PSA

King kicked off his Sunday “White House Chronicle” program on WETA by discussing his work on behalf of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: “I can tell you, it has been one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I am a journalist and I’ve been a journalist for a very long time. I’m not used to getting mail that begins with ‘thank you.’”

When the cat’s away…

“I feel like I could post just about anything on DCist today and no one would care/notice. Hmm. This could be fun.” — DCist’s Martin Austermuhle.

Xmas music makes journo feel violent

“Only time in Christmas season I am tempted to get violent is when that ‘Grandma Got Run over By a Reindeer’ abominatioin comes on radio.” — Gannett National Correspondent and Columnist  Charles Raasch.

Boybander in Rome

“Wheels up for Rome. Enjoy spending the holiday in a country that can print its own currency.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler.

Home for the Holidays

“Looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner with my Obama-loving mother-in-law and my Obama-hating aunt. #letstalkaboutsomethingelse” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

“One relative, discussing another’s interest in getting a smart phone: “I don’t think he knows it doesn’t actually make him smarter.” NJ “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

“The Blitzer Turkey. Delicious! Happy Thanksgiving.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (who tweeted this accompanying picture of the delectable turkey.)

Oh no he didn’t…

“Jewish side of my family has delayed thanksgiving until Saturday so we take advantage of cheaper airfare.” — Labor journo Mike Elk. He also remarked, “So awkward when my gentile side of the family has to pray to Jesus before eating.”

Convvo Between Two Media Types

NBC Publicist ErikaMasonhall: “This isn’t the quiet car, but pretty sure it’s not play-your-iPod-on-speaker car either.”

House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor’s flack Brad Dayspring:”I always ride the quiet car…”

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QUOTES of the DAY


“Sen Scott Brown opens up about sexual & physical abuse as a child.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer takes a number in talking to Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) about his sexual abuse. He first talked about it in his book, Against All Odds, and on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” See Blitzer’s segment here in which he presses Brown on the eight pages of sexual abuse in the book. “I didn’t want it to be a typical political book,” Brown told Blitzer. (That, it’s not.)

Announcement: Happy Birthday to S.E. Cupp, Conservative commentator and columnist at The Daily Caller. We thank her for opening up on other, darker, matters (that you’ll see a little later) on her birthday of all days.

Washington Roots for Rahm

“Rahm Emanuel is the f-in mayor-elect of Chicago.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Executive Editor Reid Wilson in a Tuesday tweet.

“Mayor F-Bomb” — NJ Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier in a Tuesday tweet.

“And as the race ends, fake Rahm @MayorEmanuel has 32,905 Twitter followers to the real @RahmEmanuel’s 8,897.” – The Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta in a Tuesday night tweet.

“Is @MayorEmanuel going to vanish into the vortex and we’ll never know who it was? Fun.” — Reuters’ Patricia Zengerle in a Tuesday night tweet.

“CNN FUCKING CALLS IT, BITCHES.” — @MayorEmanuel in a Tuesday night tweet.

Mr. February

“Shout out to February. You may be the worst month, but at least you have the decency to be surprisingly short each year.” — RealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy in a Tuesday tweet.

Zak handles Glee coverage

“Glee covering Ke$ha. Welcome to the event horizon of a pop culture black hole.” — WaPo‘s Dan Zak in a Tuesday night tweet after apparently watching the “Glee” episode in which the students get drunk, peform Ke$ha and yak during the school performance. Fortunately the principal thinks it’s special effects.

TV journos are just like us: They talk trash

“Russert talking trash but @danbashcnn, Borger, Keillar, and Team CNN will crush him.” — CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in a Tuesday night tweet. Henry attended a Capitol Karaoke fundraiser in which MNBC’s Luke Russert performed an impressive “Born to Run.” Russert’s quote: “Fox News and CNN will not touch this.” #capitolcareaoke To which CNN’s John King said, “Russert belts out Bruce. He’ll keep his day job.”

Boy Banders get pumped for Maddow

“Talking Wisconsin tonight with @chrislhayes on the Rachel @maddow show.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein in a Tuesday tweet about he and his friend, The Nation’s Chris Hayes, as they prepare for duo appearance on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. This is about as exciting as it gets, we can’t lie.

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QUOTES of the DAY

HuffPost’s Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington at Copacabana beach “with Sugarloaf Mountain covered in mist.”

Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and now a BU Prof, discusses her critically acclaimed “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” Saturday night at a holiday party of the journalists “roundtable” at the Washington home of Paul and Anita Delaney. Delaney is a former NYT senior editor and winner of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Assoc. of Black Journalists. More on the “roundtable” later…Photo credit: Craig Herndon.

Fete Fete Fete

“If I hear of one more incestuous DC party, where journalists, politicians and lobbyists gather referred to as a “fete”, I may vomit #fb” — Veteran NBC Cameraman Jim Long in a weekend tweet.

Words of wisdom

“I need to stop living my life like it’s the 4th hour of the “Today” show.” — WaPo‘s Dan Zak in a weekend tweet.

Kardashian and Tschida: Soulmates

“Wow its snowing in Paris and our flight is snowed in now….should I cry now? We’ve been traveling for over 24 hrs w delays.” — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian in a weekend tweet. She’s sounding dangerously like local D.C.’s ABC7′s Stephen Tschida (the wild train ride tweeting dude). > Update: NJ‘s Susan Davis may have suffered a dash of Tschida over the weekend. She writes, “My train to Philly is running 30 minutes late. My train from Philly leaves in 30 minutes. Time for a Davis Family Not-Christmas Un-Miracle.”

You’ve been warned

“From an old friend inviting me to a birthday dinner with her coworkers: ‘Please behave.’” — Politico Ben Smith Assistant Byron Tau in a weekend tweet.

Reporters willing, liberated

“This says something about repeal of #DADT: Haven’t seen reporters as willing/liberated to admit their position on an issue in recent memory.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a weekend tweet referring to DADT legislation.

The Perpetual Editor

“Harry Reid needs a tweet editor — should be “DADT on its way to becoming history,” not it’s….” — Reuters White House Correspondent Patricia Zengerle in a weekend tweet.

Holiday chit chat torture

“Finding holiday party small talk excruciating without 140 character limit and block button.” — @pourmecoffee in a weekend tweet.

The bromance heats up

“Let the jealousy begin 4 @alivelshi — i’m about to board flight to Honolulu.” — CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in a weekend tweet.

What is intelligence?

“Intelligence is the ability to take information from the world and to find patterns in that information that allow you to organize your perceptions and understand the external world.” — Columbia University Physicist Brian Greene in a NYT interview Sunday with Deborah Solomon.

Quotes of the Day

Travel report

Amy Argetsinger is in Rome. But don’t rob my apartment, okay? — WaPo‘s Reliable Source writer Amy Argetsinger in a weekend Facebook update.

Unpleasant travel memories

“Just finished flight around the world. Now waiting for bags. Last year, got stuck in horrid traffic jam on way home.” — Reuters White House correspondent Patricia Zengerle in a Sunday tweet.

Conclusion: bad ideas

“I drank a Four Loko tonight. It was awful.” — The Hill‘s Michael O’Brien in a weekend tweet.

“Fell asleep on Metro. Woke at stop. Climbed over man. Ran to door. Voice called out: phone dropped on floor! Missed stop.” — The Hill‘s Erika Niedowksi in a Monday morning tweet.

Travel hell

“Diamond Cab is the Antichrist.” — Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Reilly in a weekend tweet.

Olbermann plays defense

“For the record, I have not tweeted anything about Sarah Palin‘s tv show. Someone has falsely attributed a retweet to me.” — MSNBC “Countdown” Host Keith Olbermann in a Sunday evening tweet.

Journo discovers ex-First Dude’s voice

“Watching “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and realized this is the first time I’ve ever heard Todd Palin‘s voice. Only seen him parodied on SNL.” — NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Sunday night tweet.

Other Palin reality show musings

“My DVR is playing “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” backwards — The bears are drunk!” — CQ Roll Call‘s Craig Crawford in a Sunday night tweet.

“Palin show is great pr for her. A family w familiar foibles on gorgeous frontier. Also a boon for AK.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin in a Sunday night tweet.

WaPo writer gets loopy

“Time to stop working tonight. Just spent 5 minutes trying to spell “wistful.” Then convinced myself it wasn’t a real word….” — Washington Post Book World, Fiction Editor and weekly critic Ron Charles in a weekend tweet.

Hayes’s harsh take on Tucker

“I find the career arc of Tucker Carlson really kind of sad. He was an excellent feature writer back in the day.” — The Nation‘s Washington Bureau Chief Chris Hayes in tweet late last week.

The myth about running while watching cable news

“People who say they like running on a treadmill while watching cable news are not really #realkeeping. It’s very unpleasant.” — TWT‘s Eli Lake in a weekend tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet(s) of the Day

“I’m making cabbage soup for my honey.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg in a weekend tweet. Not to be outdone by his other Twitter message: “After running on the elliptical, soaking in the jacuzzi and sitting in the steam room, I’m finally relaxed. Just in time for Monday.”