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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


Brave TV journo reports on wild dogs

“Story on wild killer dogs. I’m live in their favorite hunting ground. Nah… I’m not nervous. but looking forward to gettin out a here.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

A reporter’s gratitude for bottomless iced tea

“Thanking Schreiner’s Restaurant in Fond du Lac. they let me camp all afternoon (& gave endless iced tea refills) while I wrote a story.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

Chuck Todd wants to rename ‘Peeping Tom’

“Saw report on WRC about “peeping Tom” at Ballston mall. Can we call them “Peeping pigs”; “peeping tom” makes me laugh and it shouldn’t.” — NBC Political Director Chuck Todd.

Deck of the Day: “Official fatwa says jihadis may defy Quran to make room for butt bombs.” The story by Daily Caller Executive Editor David Martosko concerns a Muslim cleric who said sodomy, normally prohibited in the Islamic religion, is perfectly acceptable when preparing to place a bomb in one’s ass. In other words, says the story, “gay sex” is okay in the face of jihad.

From the Road

“In a Hawaiian salon with New Kids on the Block blaring, not even at my request. #livinthedream” — TPM‘s Sara Libby.

“Hello, McGrath’s Pub in Harrisburg! The third time I ask a waiter for a glass of water, I expect a glass of water.” — Slate‘s apparently impatient but no less weigelicious Dave Weigel.

Editor’s son proudly eats Chic-fil-A

“Raised him right! Here’s how my son Marcus ordered at CFA today: ‘A bottle of water and some free speech please.’” — Washington Examiner Executive Editor Mark Tapscott.

Baier Vomit

“Good morning-Just landed in DC from LA-those red eyes are a little rough. Home to be with the fam for awhile-then into the office-good trip.” — FNC’s Bret Baier, whose devoted followers were up and ready to respond. Ohio’s Sylvia Levine writes, “When do you sleep?” And horsefly1013 chimes in, “Welcome back. Glad you had a good trip. Most importantly, glad you had a safe landing.”

What puts a huge smile on NBC Luke Russert‘s face? Aside from a solitary dragonfly, talking a few decibels too loudly and filling in for Chuck Todd on “The Daily Rundown,” this: “Huge smile on my face right now, I got an email from the @Nationals asking if I wanted to buy postseason tickets. Awesome. #Natitude” (If anyone missed the spellbinding dragonfly that Luke photographed during a game and tweeted the following day because God forbid we don’t know the profound things Luke witnesses on a daily basis, see at right. In the world of woo woo, the dragonfly symbolizes change and emotional maturity.)

In potentially embarrassing news…“The frequency with which I send @jaketapper emails meant for my brother (Jake) is comical.” — CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary.

Congratulations to… FNC’s Juan Williams on the births of twin granddaughters Wednesday. “Yesterday Pepper and Wesley came into my world,” Williams remarked this morning on Fox & Friends. To which Steve Doocy goofily replied, “Congratulations Grandpappy.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

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If you want a friend in Washington…Meet Kendall, CNN and RedState’s Erick Erickson‘s new pup. It is uncertain whether he will join the ranks of ABC News’s Jake Tapper‘s cat, Walter, and dog, Winston, with brand new Twitter accounts.

Only in Washington…

“Overheard on street corner: woman lamenting a coworker’s insufficient respect for her knowledge of the Spanish Civil War. #onlyinDC.” — The Hill‘s Niall Stanage.

Journos fall in love with George W all over again

“Laura Bush is rocking a popped collar in her official portrait. #likeaboss.” — TPM Assoc. Editor Sara Libby.

“MAN I LOVE GEORGE W. BUSH” — Wonkette/Salon/Guardian Contributor Jim Newell.

“Got a wink from W during his speech. Before he spoke of unconditional love of his dad” — American Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan.

“Bush looks tan.” — The Guardian‘s Social News Editor Katie Rogers.

“President Bush 43 is on fire with these jokes. Hilarious.” — NBC’s Luke Russert.

“Just fantastic.” — MSNBC.com’s Mike O’Brien.

Forgot how quick W was to tear up…refers to his pop’s ‘unconditionally love’ [sic] and gets weepy.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

“Grace all around at WH unveiling of portraits on GWB and Laura Bush.” — CNBC and NYT‘s John Harwood.

Headline that should disturb you: “Man admits to eating roommate’s heart and part of his brain.” More here. (Thank you to blogger Jeff Quinton for alerting us to this. He remarked to FBDC, “Just worried that the dude lives so close to my wife’s brother and his family honestly.” He writes The Quinton Report. )

Journo witnesses jumper

“Well, I saw some poor guy jump off a building, and made a statement to the cops. So today took a different turn.” – Free Beacon‘s Katherine Miller.

The Matchmaker

“Attention ladies – John Edwards is available.” — Townhall and Breitbart.com‘s Derek Hunter.

In other Edwards gets away acquitted reaction…

“Let he who has never betrayed his cancer-stricken wife, fathered a child with a mistress and had his aide take the fall cast the first stone.” — New York Daily News Opinion Editor Josh Greenman.

“He is really deluded here if he thinks he has a political future.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd on this morning’s TODAY show. Todd can never really hide his dripping contempt for Edwards.

“John Edwards managed to do in court what he does best and he was the defendant this time–waste tax payer money.” — TWT‘s Kerry Picket.

Journo watchdog deals with wayward moth

“Moth has camped out at the top of our 20 foot entry ceiling. Wife has closed all the bedroom doors as a precaution.” — Accuracy in Media Chairman Don Irvine.

HuffPost Politics Reporter Laura Bassett has the moving blues: “Moving is like repeatedly stabbing yourself in the eye with a fork.”

Spoken like a true blogger

“I hate meeting new people.”– Lisa De Pasquale, an Alexandria, Va. -based blogger who writes The Lotus Blog.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.


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Quotes of the Day

Reader irritated by Breitbart mention

“Why would anyone with a brain care what Breitbarf is doing?” — Anonymous reader to FishbowlDC Monday after we ran news of his attendance at a digital book launch party last night.

Wentworth gets pre-interview anxiety

“On @piersmorgan tonight. A little scared. My armpits are sweaty.” — Comedian Ali Wentworth, wife of ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos.

Reporting woes

“This is a first: Couldn’t get a comment from a press person b/c they left early to beat the weather.” — DCist Editor Martin Austermuhle.

Anonymous tipster writes in…“At this point you with Politico you have to wonder if they even have women’s restrooms.” (The writer is referring to the slew of female departures within the past year, the latest of which is Sara Libby to TPM.) A few minutes later, the tipster wrote back suggesting, “You should request a photo of a women’s restroom at Politico! I mean, what if they have to go outside to Chipotle or something?”

She got her gun

“I can’t put my gun down. Love it.” — TWT Senior Opinion Writer Emily Miller, shown here proudly traveling by Metro with her new gun.

What song has been rolling around in NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert‘s head for the past week? Listen here.

Spotted at Andrew Breitbart‘s Capitol Hill townhouse last night: GOP political consultant Jason Roe. Tanned. Rested. In town from San Diego to attend CPAC. Breitbart was also there. Among other things, he had high praise for CNN’s Dana Bash, ribs and red wine. But more on that character later…

Libby Leaves Politico for TPM

In some eyebrow raising news in media circles, Sara Libby, Deputy Politics Editor of Politico, will be joining TPM at the end of the month as associate editor. She’ll oversee TPM‘s 2012 coverage.

Libby joined Politico in July 2010. Previously she was the opinions editor at the Los Angeles Daily Journal and an editor at Creators Syndicate. According to her bio, she has written on women in politics for Salon and Slate and has contributed to LAT, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Oregonian.

She grew up in McMinnville, Ore.

Congratulations to Libby.

 

Why Washington D.C. Gossip Sucks

You don’t want to know what’s in a hotdog, but a major chunk of it is called “filler.” Same thing for the Slim Jim and Taco Bell beef. And sometimes, for news.

Sara Libby, Politico’s deputy politics editor, tweeted, “Rick Santorum, on Wolf Blitzer now, is affirming our earlier groundbreaking report” with a link to a Politico story on Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s so-called love of vests and turtlenecks. Groundbreaking indeed.

Now, it doesn’t matter how Libby promoted the story, she has to shill whatever Politico produces, no matter how bland. The real question is why Politico would bother writing the story in the first place.

After pointing out Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s love of pantsuits, GOP Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman’s affinity for denim jackets and President Obama’s affection for expensive Hart Schaffner Marx suits, Politico lumped in Santorum. And yes, he wears those strange pieces of clothing sometimes worn by men known as sweater vests and turtlenecks. You can purchase them at Macy’s.

The reporter writes, “Now, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is making his fashion mark with sweater vests and turtlenecks.” To be fair, WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza, who typically covers the harder news of political reporting, also affirms that Santorum is an avid sweater vest wearer.

Did you know the President likes suits? Ever heard of them? Are you aware of who Huntsman is? Polls would suggest no. Hillary and the pantsuits…OK, everyone knows that. But who do you think will be remember that Santorum wore sweater vests and turtlenecks in three months? Or three weeks? No one, that’s who.

The only thing “groundbreaking” about this Politico story is the “thud” with which their creativity for gossip  hit the floor.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quotes of the Day


A commenter valiantly defends FNC’s Greta Van Susteren from a negative chatter on her Gretawire blog: “You are one rude piece of dirt. Why do [you] roam here if you don’t like Greta? You have a mental problem?”

Politico‘s Sara Libby: “You guys, the @politico Snuggie is a REAL THING!”

An Anonymous reader wrote in yesterday to say… “A little bit of friendly advice, as I read your site very often to catch up on the happenings of all my journo friends in town: You have this males-only Sunday feature, but your morning comments are always dominated by men. Why don’t you quote more women in the morning? Thanks, and keep up the good work.” Memo to reader: Thanks for your note. I hear you — down with so many quotes from ding dongs. Up with vajayjays. Will be more conscious about it. God knows Politico‘s Libby has a lot to say.

Reporter watches interviews in wrong order

“Ugh. should have started w/ Sandusky and ended with Giffords” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein referring to Jerry Sandusky on NBC’s Rock Center and Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.)  on ABC’s special interview with Diane Sawyer last night.

The Media Critic

“Giffords intv on ABC with Sawyer prob got more eyeballs, but netting Sandusky intv was a HUGE get for @NBCNews, especially 4 a new show.” — Politico‘s authority on TV matters Dave Catanese.

A Convo Between Two Journos

Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein: There are times when I say to myself, ‘I’m going to eat Lucky Charms.’

The Takeaway’s Todd Zwillich: They’re tragically malicious.

Journo Love

NBC TODAY Show Correspondent Savannah Guthrie: “Wolf, I adore thee.” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer posted this photograph and remarked, “Honoring Larry King at #Friars dinner. @SavannahGuthrie is so nice and smart.”

 

 

Slate Hires Liberal Boybander Blogger

Think ProgressMatt Yglesias has accepted a job at Slate. Just moments ago he wrote on Twitter, “Non-ironically-breaking: I’m leaving @ThinkProgress for an exciting new job at @Slate.” He wrote about his departure in a post on Think Progress calling it an “Important Programming Announcement.”

He wrote, “I’ve got an important announcement to make. I’ve been offered, and have accepted, an exciting new job opportunity with Slate where I’ll be blogging and column-writing (columnizing?) about economics, business, and economic policy as the latest incarnation of Moneybox.”

We hope his new job description does not include “columnizing.”

Yglesias begins his new position on Nov. 21.

Correction: Indeed, I did mistake Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman for Matt Yglesias. Apologies. And relax, Sara Libby. Will all be okay.

Politico Editor Dresses Up as Fake Jim V.

Faux twitter handles, even that of a now dead mouse, may be strictly prohibited at Politico, but dressing up as a fake handle is not yet against publication law. Which is lucky for Congressional Editor Martin Kady, who dressed up as Executive Editor Jim VandeHei‘s Twitter alias, Fake Jim VandeHei, for Halloween Friday.

Politico‘s Sara Libby posted the photograph of Kady in costume . Well done, Kady! A shame you didn’t carry a sign with his bio: “Fuck you, Drudge me.”

 

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Quotes of the Daythe Google/Fox News GOP Debate Version

Journo experiences random act of kindness

“Mom with crying baby on plane just passed out earplugs to all sitting near them. Nice.” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody en route to Orlando.

D. Shuster lobs insult at Bret Baier

“Uneven, often silly moderating by @bret_Baier. ie: ‘How are you going to fix the problem? You have 30 seconds to answer.’” — Current TV’s David Shuster.

Newt refrains from attacking Wallace

“Someone gave Newt his happy pills today. He is smiling and not attacking the moderators.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

Baier suffers sudden liberal columnist amnesia

“Apparently there’s a ‘liberal columnist’ protection program, or Bret Baier didn’t know the guy’s name. #gopdebate” — WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe. Slate‘s John Dickerson comes through. It’s Richard Cohen.

The Comedians

“Bachmann is going to put her foster children on the border to secure it.” – Slate‘s Dickerson.

“What about word scrambles? That would keep us thinking.” — GOP media consultant Ron Bonjean mocking the packs of words Baier kept flashing on screen to show which issues stood out most.

“Bachmann is giving Wallace Newsweek eyes.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

A Quick Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack and Slate’s Dave Weigel.

McCormack: Glad to see media have decided takeaway of this debate will again be reaction of 7 loutish audience members. Weigel: John We haven’t decided yet. The meeting is at 11:05, at Greg’s house. (As in WaPo‘s Plumline writer Greg Sargent.) McCormack: @daveweigel Can I come? Promise not to record meeting and give tapes to Daily Caller. #crossmyheart

More random debate reaction….

“OH MY GOD THERE’S ANOTHER HOUR?” — Vanity Fair blogger Juli Weiner.

“Perry’s upper lip visibly sweaty.” — HuffPost‘s Jon Ward.

“Twitter is moving too fast” — Politico‘s Maggie Haberman.

“Jon Huntsman re-cycles the same hideous yellow necktie. Probably can’t afford another after WEAVER thievery” — GOP Consultant Roger Stone.

“Wallace has a little GTL going on.” — The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry with a “Jersey Shore” reference.

Big John’s Red Lobster prowess

“Ate 4 cheesey biscuits, a ceasar salad, fries, 48 skrimps and drank 2 ice cold buds at Red Lobster. Bold flavor city, you guys.” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton. (Not a debate reference but we still thought it worthy of mentioning.)

McRib chatter heard at debate

“Watching internet stream of GOP debate, during commercial break producers seem to be talking about the McRib.” — ThinkProgress Liberal blogger Matt Yglesias. Politico‘s Sara Libby confirmed this fact.

The debate bell…

“By the way, everyone likes the new sound, far more pleasing instead of the bell? I guess they do.” — FNC’s Baier. But not so fast…“I keep thinking I’m getting messaged on Gchat. This is sooo confusing. #DebateTheFix.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake.

Gary Johnson Fan Club

“Gary Johnson, this is your mother f—ing moment!” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

“Did Gary Johnson Star in Napoleon Dynomite?” — Mother JonesDavid Corn.

“I would love to have Gary Johnson fix stuff in my home.” — Politico‘s Ben Smith.

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