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A question for the sages

“What age is too old to wear a bikini or get tan from sun?” — Emily Miller, senior editor for Human Events, in a weekend tweet.

Breitbart says he and MacFarlane got along

“Sorry to disappoint, but Maher & @SethMacFarlane were great last night. Seth called my son & regaled him with voice after Family Guy voice.” — Andrew Breitbart, founder of, in a tweet after his appearance Friday night on the panel of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Knoller: Not just a face for radio

“Radio reporters are used to anonymity. Surprised to be recognized by Twitter followers. I know. It’s the beard.” –Mark Knoller, CBS News White House radio correspondent, in a weekend tweet.

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“Neil Cavuto = Eddie Munster.” — HuffPost‘s Arthur Delaney in a Thursday tweet.

Conflicted journo

“Schumer just called me “the man-eating manu shark.” Not sure if that’s a compliment.” — Politico‘s Manu Raju on Thursday on Twitter.

Reporter lodges complaint

“Can we please all agree to stop using the terms “double down” and “doubling down” in political stories and headlines? #overused” –WaPo‘s Ben Pershing in a Thursday tweet.

Conspiracy theorist

“Beginning to think Facebook outage timing is strategic – every article about it mentions movie release. Coincidence?” –FishbowlDC’s Matt Dornic on Thursday on Twitter.

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Reporter channels inner Mary Poppins

“Didn’t have an umbrella so nice hotel doorman gave me one. Thing is, it’s like 4 ft long…I feel like Mary Poppins.” — TWT White House reporter Kara Rowland in a Wednesday tweet from Manhattan

Angry journo

“Seriously, Pepco. you suck! how are we w/o power again!!! Worst. Energy. Company. Ever.” — NBC political reporter Domenico Montanaro in a Wednesday tweet.

Hazard of writing job: weird guy singing

“You had to be there: Guy whips out iPod at top restaurant last night and, along with his companions, starts SINGING in otherwise quiet room.” — WaPo‘s restaurant reviewer Tom Sietsema in a Wednesday tweet.

Rahm not naked

“Repeat after me, the King has clothes on and they’re lovely.”  — WSJ‘s Jonathan Weisman in a Wednesday tweet, writing in code and referring to a story he wrote on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel running for Chicago Mayor.

Touched by the White House

“Some things never get old, like marine 1 lifting off from wh south lawn. Seen here this afternoon.” – NBC News political correspondent Mike Viqueira in a Wednesday tweet. (Please note: We typically reserve these sorts of pictures for CNN’s Ed Henry, who is prone to taking White House sunrise shots. We are not betraying you with Viqueira, Ed, we promise.) See Viqueira’s picture after the jump…

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Hookers along the way

“What I saw during my run along Seattle’s waterfront: a bait and tackle shop called the Happy Hooker.” — NBC’s “Meet the Press” host David Gregory.

Journo fears crocs (animals, not shoes)

“Am I the only one who’s terrified? RT @BreakingNews Several hundred crocodiles escape enclosure in Mexico preserve.” (The news that has him freaked: 280-400 crocs are allegedly on the loose in Veracruz after a storm.) — RealClearPolitics’s Scott Conroy in a Tuesday tweet.

HuffPost scribe takes whack at NYT coverage

“Just curious why there are 5 contributing reporters on this Times story about Woodward’s book. the story is abt an already written book!” –HuffPost’s Sam Stein in a sassy Tuesday tweet.

Reporter blames Portuguese hackers for Twitter weirdness

“Weird Portuguese people seem to have hacked my account, so please ignore anything that isn’t in English.” — Politico White House correspondent Glenn Thrush on Tuesday on Twitter.

The Oprahfication of PBS

” Are you driving while reading this? do you text or call while driving? U.S. Transportation Sec’y Ray LaHood on the risks we take @NewsHour.” — PBS’s Judy Woodruff in a Tuesday tweet.

Fix Jr. with attitude

“Dear — I know your House polls page is still “coming soon,” but “soon” it will be too late for it to be at all useful.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake in a Tuesday tweet. He writes for “The Fix” blog.

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Life after Fox News: bliss

“For 1st time in 10 years, I worked a full day in journalism w/o a TV on my desk. Am I allowed to say it was …..bliss.” — NJ‘s Major Garrett on Twitter Monday. The above photograph is today’s depiction of bliss.

Postcard from Grandma in Australia

“My grandma just sent me a postcard from Australia. It’s a man with a Speedo with “Australia” written across his butt. Win!” — The Washington Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays scribe Nikki Schwab in a Monday tweet.

Witchcraft rather humdrum comparatively

“Witchcraft seems pretty tame compared to some of the stuff we hear here on Capitol Hill.” — The Hill‘s White House correspondent Sam Youngman on FNC’s Greta Van Susteren‘s “On the Record” Monday night discussing Delaware Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell and her chances of winning election.

Dancing With the Stars = SNL skit

“Watching these Dancing with the Stars promos, one wonders if this is real life or if we’re secretly part of the longest “SNL” skit ever.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd in a Monday tweet.

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Imminent hives

“Sensing before 8 a.m. that today will give me hives at some point doesn’t bode well.” — The Washington Examiner’s Feature Editor Jacque Jo Bland in a Monday morning tweet.

Tila Tequila or “Reliable Sources”: Who can tell?

“First Reliable Sources where I talked about “masturbation” (Christine O’Donnell) and “bobbylicious” (Rush on Ines Sainz). Rest was high road.” — WaPo and CNN’s Howard Kurtz in a Sunday tweet.

Mitchell to Huffington: Congratulations!

“Congratulations what a coup great reporter and writer joining your team.” — NBC News’s Andrea Mitchell to HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington in a Sunday tweet on hire of Newsweek‘s Howard Fineman.

Funny or Frightening? When family catches onto the lingo…

“My sister just called to tell me she was going to bed early so she could “win the week.” #contagious #politicocatchphrasesnowsweepingnyc. “Politico‘s Amie Parnes in a Sunday tweet.

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Touched by the White House

“WH always beautiful in morning light.”

- CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in a Friday morning tweet with his morning photograph above. Memories of lovely Hawaiian summer sunsets are flooding back.

Pronunciation people!

Dear TV Weatherpeople, it’s pronounced: ‘Eye-gor.’”

- Olivier Knox, political correspondent for Agence France-Presse, in a Thursday tweet.

Generation Angst

“Every time I run into my generation’s reluctance to make specific plans, I want to disown all of it.”

- Washington Examiner‘s J.P. Freire in a Thursday tweet.

Mike Allen doesn’t sleep reference #476

“@YoungGunsGOP: Ran into @mikeallen w/ @politico, as usual he was working hard, getting the story#Playbook”

- Three GOP lawmakers catch on to Allen’s alleged insomnia in a Thursday tweet about Politico‘s Mike Allen.


“Heading home to put my little guy to bed.. if I race I can make it!!”

- Fox News anchor Bret Baier in a Thursday night tweet.

Capehart gets noticed

“Baby got legs. LOL//Thanks!!!!

- A writer named @lovelyladypa writes to WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart after seeing a picture of the scribe in short black shorts from Thursday morning’s MSNBC “Morning Joe” Health Challenge on the National Mall. He’s pleased.

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Matt Cooper as Henry David Thoreau

As Atlantic Media Group-owned NJ prepares to roll out its big website come October (launch date is still a secret), newly hired NJ Managing Editor Matt Cooper sneaks in his last (for awhile, anyway) contemplation of life on Martha’s Vinyard. As many of you know, this is Cooper’s return to journalism from his brief stint away on the Financial Crisis Commission.

Earlier in the week on Monday, he remarked on Twitter, “Heading to Martha’s Vineyard for Thoreauesque solitude. Still, any tweeps on the island this week?”

And on Wednesday, he complimented Vineyard cuisine. “Great dinner at the Beach Plum Inn in Menemsha. Sarah Guinan Nixon’s done a great job with the place.”
(Note to readers: The Beach Plum Inn overlooks the sea, so it’s rather ideal for contemplation. The Inn’s website says the vacationer’s paradise offers “spectacular sea views, formal gardens and privacy for those who wish.” See the Inn at sunset after the jump…)


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Bristol talks abstinence, hip shaking with Greta

Asked about what are the good parts about being in the spotlight, Bristol Palin told FNC’s Greta Van Susteren Tuesday night on her progam, “I have a huge platform to talk about pro-life and abstinence…. Soon after, when asked about being on “Dancing With the Stars,” she said, “Hopefully I’ll learn how to shake my hips real quick…”

Seth Meyers, O’Donnell and the GOP

“For someone so pro-abstinence, O’Donnell certainly f*cked the GOP.”
-SNL’s Seth Meyers in a Tuesday night tweet.

Deepish thoughts with…

“Editor survival tip 32: don’t be afraid of the dark. making things happen in the shadows makes the light brighter when u step in it.”
- Washington Life Executive Editor Michael Clements in a Tuesday tweet. What it means, er, who knows? It’s that deep.

Journo sheds tears

“Actually getting weepy watching Castle’s concession speech #OhAmerica”
- Politics Daily‘s White House correspondent Alex Wagner in a Tuesday night tweet, getting emotional on the Delaware GOP primary between Rep. Mike Castle and Tea Party backed Christine O’Donnell.

Reporter to colleagues: get on-record quotes

“Can someone trash [Sen.] Jim DeMint on record and not anonymously? (not questioning reporters, just want to see some names).”
- HuffPost‘s political reporter Sam Stein in a Tuesday night tweet.


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Pop Rocks – it’s all coming back

“OMG. Has anyone tried Pop Rocks as an adult? This stuff is freaky. Why did we put this in our mouths as kids? #pleasemakeitstop”
- ABC News’s Amy Walters in a Monday tweet.

White House reporter down on this fast food steak

“YUCK. Chipotle’s steak is medium rare.”
- TWT‘s Kara Rowland in a Monday tweet.

Trump skewers media

“The press. They love it. They created this monster.”
- Donald Trump on the story of the potential Quran-burning pastor in Florida on CNN’s “Larry King Live” Monday night. Sidenote: Trump. after kicking the media that covers him profusely, a–kissed Dr. Phil, who was also on the show, saying he watches his talk show, and that the two men are really close friends.

It wasn’t the cockroach that did in the meal

“It’s not the cockroach I found in my water glass that eliminated a former favorite from inclusion in my fall dining guide. It’s the cooking.” – WaPo‘s restaurant reviewer Tom Sietsema in a Monday tweet.

TV journo gets name-called for standing
up to skimpily dressed dolls

“Not really a surprise that a Bratz backer would have a gutter mouth.” – ABC’s Jake Tapper after the pro-Bratz doll reader, @brtazheaven, wrote in to call Tapper a “jacka–” after Tapper questioned the dolls appropriateness on Nickelodeon during SpongeBob. @bratzheaven has the prostitution ring (er, doll collection) pasted all over his or her twitter site.