Posts Tagged ‘Ronan Farrow’
Here is a video of someone’s precocious nephew pretending to host a show on MSNBC. Or maybe it’s Ronan Farrow. Hard to tell…
Stories from around the web that you might have missed.
Some poker players wear shades and ball caps to hide their tells whereas others prefer an elaborate array of facial contortions. Bret Baier is the latter. by Janet Donovan at Hollywood on the Potomac.
“I wonder if he lurks on Twitter, if he has a secret Twitter account. … Does he have the BuzzFeed app?” — BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, referencing President Obama at “BuzzFeed Brews” last night at Jack Rose Saloon in conversation with ex-Obama aides Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau.
Commenter abhors FLOTUS and POTUS abbreviations
“FLOTUS – POTUS – Such stupid and ugly abbreviations… Wish they’d go away forever. Please stop using them. What’s wrong with First Lady and President? Answer: Nothing.” — Rose, who remarked on this post.
In case you think you’re having a bad day…
“Man breaks into home, rants about zombies, then is shot to death, according to police” — LAT
And now, an incredibly boring parody of Politico Playbook by TNR….See here. Or don’t. But either way you’ve been warned.
Atlantic Wire headline on Politico’s Monday memo: “Politico Has No Time For Your Loser Attitude”
“Would be pretty great if @Morning_Joe called itself ‘Morning Jehosephat’ for just one day.” — TNR.
Suzanne Somers on the radar screen
New York Mag’s Jonathan Chait: “Suzanne Somers writes an anti-Obamacare Wall Street Journal column. Her views are not as deep as you might expect.” Read here. He points out, “If your newspaper is going to publish a weekly column by Karl Rove, you have already crossed whatever conceptual boundary might stop you from publishing Suzanne Somers.”
“Anybody who criticizes Suzanne Somers has to go through me first. National treasure.” — “The Takeaway” congressional reporter Todd Zwillich.
Question to Ponder in Privacy of Your Own Home: “Dude. Why didn’t they just have the NSA design the Obamacare website?” — CNN’s Zach Wolf.
Ronan Farrow, the famed activist son of Mia Farrow and ?, is joining the cast of MSNBC. He’ll have a one-hour weekday program that will begin in 2014.
MSNBC Prez Phil Griffin made the announcement today.
“This is a new generation of news show for a new, more engaged generation of viewers. It’s a show about why the news matters to you – and what you can do to be a part of the story,” said Farrow in a release. “I’m excited to shake up people’s expectations for cable news. And to get a ton of Twitter followers.”
Quotes of the Day
Thought Bubble: Ann Romney, you are no Laura Bush
“Honor Laura Bush. She stood up for women & she puts up with the repubs.” — CNN Contributor Hilary Rosen in response to women protesting former first lady Laura Bush being given the Alice Award, for a woman who advances other women.
Father’s Day wishes (well, sort of)
“Happy father’s day — or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law’s day.” — Writer and human rights lawyer Ronan Farrow. Farrow is Special Adviser to the Sec. of State for Global Youth Issues. He is the only biological child of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.
Q: Which NYT columnist follows singer/actress Katy Perry? A: David Brooks
Convo Between Two Journos
News You Can Use
“PSA for congressional reporters: If you forget your license, your federally issued press ID will get you thru airport security.” — USA Today‘s Susan Davis.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day: Nail Polish Alert
“A perfect summer shade thanks to @caroljoynt and @CHANEL” — Bloomberg reporter and photog Stephanie Green. (Although we must admit, the shade is pretty.)
The Appointed Media Critic
“Is there ANYTHING more painful to watch on cable TV than the 2-3 minutes transition between @BashirLive and @DylanRatigan?!” — Newsbusters’ Ken Shepherd.
Liberal analyst: Obama heckler should be stripped of press pass
“Resorting to race-baiting or pitting groups of human beings against one another is not journalism worthy of a White House press pass.” — MSNBC Analyst Karen Finney writes on The Daily Caller‘s Neil Munro‘s “Incivility” for The Hill.