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Another Hate Note for the Washington Examiner

Another weekend. Another media type gets assaulted by the Washington Examiner. The scars may not be visible, but inside is what counts.

Tyrone Gayle, a communications associate for Media Matters, writes on Twitter: “Dear Washington Examiner, please stop dropping off your poor excuse for a publication on my doorstep. Nobody likes you. Sincerely, All of DC”

Is Gayle a newspaper bully? If so, he’s not alone. Like NYT Magazine political writer Matt Bai, Gayle received the paper at his home despite never subscribing to the publication.While Bai’s steam of hate has had a chance to build from years of getting the paper against his will, Gayle’s mere days of receiving the publication has left him acutely aggravated.

“I live in Columbia Heights, and have gotten it two days too many now,” Gayle told FishbowlDC. “I leave it on my porch, hoping the delivery guy will get the message.”

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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

WaPo’s Dan Zak in Cali: “Cheeky Hollywood hotel thermostat”

Pre-Oscars

“What’re u wearin for Oscar night? I’m sporting Basic Edition by KMART, accessories by 7-Eleven.” — CQ Roll Call‘s Craig Crawford in a Sunday tweet.

“Confession: I love the Oscars. Have watched them every year since I was 10 after successful lobbying campaign to suspend bedtime.” — Politico‘s Kasie Hunt in a Sunday tweet.

“Just so you know, my shirt this evening was designed by Under Armour and my pants by Mr. Carhart.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a weekend tweet.

“Who am I wearing? Thanks for asking, Robin. This is from Ralph’s Big & Tall.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller in a Sunday tweet.

“DVD copy of The King’s Speech keeps skipping and stopping. #irony” — FishbowlDC intern Alec Jacobs in a Sunday tweet.

“Every time I see Ryan Seacrest on TV I say to people “that man is worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars.” nobody believes me.” — MSNBC’s Luke Russert in a Sunday tweet.

“I have only two wishes for Oscar night: 1. To make my deadline. 2. To meet Charlie Sheen.” — WaPo‘s @ReliableSource in a Sunday tweet.

R-Rated Oscar coverage

“I appreciate that whoever designed Cate Blanchette‘s dress accommodated her breasts with that hole in the front. #oscars” — GQ‘s Ana Marie Cox in a Sunday tweet.

“Sorkin’s speech: An oratorical attempt to suck one’s own dick. #Oscars” — WCP‘s Benjamin Freed in a Sunday tweet.

Bold Oscar observers

“Franco really should have skipped the bong tonight.” — National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg in a Sunday tweet.

“I think Gwyneth‘s husband doesn’t WANT to appear in public with her.” — Former ABC “This Week” production coordinator Courtney Cohen in a Sunday tweet. She now works at the public affairs firm Dewey Square Group.

“Maybe I’m high?” — Bloomberg TV’s Lizzie O’Leary in a Sunday tweet.

Vital Oscar observations

Aaron Sorkin‘s hair just won best adaptation award.” — Washington Examiner‘s J.P. Freire in a Sunday tweet.

“Feed suggests those who are most hostile to this stilted show from Hollywood are those who put on stilted shows in Washington.” — The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio Correspondent Todd Zwillich in a Sunday tweet.

“It took 25 minutes for a Charlie Sheen joke?” — Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger in a Sunday tweet.

Wishful Oscar thinking

“A little surprised Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban don’t listen to @cspanradio.” — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Sunday tweet. (Kidman and Urban were asked what they listened to on the way to the Oscars.)

Journo honesty

“Trying to pretend I am still interested in a basketball game where my son’s team is losing by 30 points.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty in a weekend tweet.

Media Matters employee suffers hangover

“Alka Seltzer= best hangover cure in the business.” — Media MattersTyrone Gayle in a weekend tweet. (Is this winning the weekend Tyrone?)

Update/Correction: Cohen recently left DSG. “I’ve created a Jewish girls take on Jersey Shore’s GTL,” she wrote. “I do GLS: gym, lunch, shopping.”

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

Happy Valentine’s Day

Love. Arianna Style

“Turning my Blackberry off during dinner #thatslove” — HuffPost@AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington in a weekend tweet.

Why Matt Lewis Won’t Work for Arianna

“Here’s the deal. If you’re in the business of making widgets, it doesn’t really matter who your boss is because widgets aren’t ideological right? But when you’re an opinion writer it matters very deeply the political philosophy of the editorial department. My thing is, I do not have to work for a conservative outlet, but I will not work for a liberal outlet and that was a prime consideration for me.” — The Daily Caller‘s newest employee Matt Lewis on CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz.

Quite an offer

“Shoulders and neck killing me. Anyone want to come over and stomp on my upper back?” — WCP‘s Benjamin Freed in a weekend tweet. We hear George Jefferson may be available.

Ezzy’s ‘first world’ issues

“Excel 2000′s graphs are ugly, Google Docs keeps cutting off my labels, and Office online won’t let me copy and paste. #firstworldproblems — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein in a weekend tweet. On Sunday he had an admission: “I admit it: I’m excited for the budget to come out tomorrow morning. #somanygraphs.”

Blogger takes a gypsy cab

“Rode home from the bar last night in an illegal cab — comfortable, convenient, and affordable!” — Center for American Progress fellow and liberal blogger Matt Yglesias in a weekend tweet.

Blogger steers clear of booze during CPAC

“Continued my 5 year streak of not drinking during CPAC. I should get an award. #CPAC11″ — Alexandria, Va.-based Conservative blogger and CPAC event organizer Lisa De Pasquale in a weekend tweet. She writes for LOTUS (Lisa of the United States).

Quote Taken Out of Context

“I’m not a vomit in the club kind of girl.” — Lady Gaga in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Sunday night’s “60 Minutes.”

Linkins’ third-grade explanation on why he gets a paycheck

“Long-winded poorly-written defense for why the Huff Post doesn’t pay a dime to most of its contributors.” — FNC “Fox & Friends” anchor Clayton Morris in a weekend tweet. He’s referring to Jason Linkins‘ recent story explaining what it means to be a paid employee. The 1,756-word story sounds like he’s speaking to third graders with mental problems. He works, writes, “coordinates with colleagues,” attends office meetings, meets deadlines and shockingly keeps weird hours depending on what news is breaking. So, for example, if a congresswoman gets shot in Tuscon? Cancel your hair braiding appointment. That’s why he gets a paycheck and other bloggers don’t. He also knows how to use exclamation points and a lot of them. He starts the horrid piece by saying, “Hi!” Later, “Let’s begin!” And later, “In an office and everything!” Really Linkins? Read if you must.

Susan Page celebrates birthday with Mozart

“Celebrating birthday at all-Mozart concert at @strathmore. Lovely.” — USA Today‘s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page in a weekend tweet. Birthday wishes to Page.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Forget the future, I’m about to Win the Week.” — Media Matters Communications Associate Tyrone Gayle in a weekend tweet in what is the most bland play on Politico‘s “win the morning” phrase we’ve seen lately. Come on Gayle, we know you can improve. Win the water (like the would-be zip lining granny), win the restroom. Win something better than “the week.” Write us. We’ll run your new and improved options.