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Congrats to Wolf

“Today marks exactly 21 years for me at #CNN — have loved every minute.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Sunday tweet.

A journo’s food of the Gods

“Why do I ever eat anything other than avocado sprinkled with salt and wrapped in tortilla?” — The Atlantic‘s Alexis Madrigal in a Monday tweet.

Chef Geoff reacts to being on FBDC’s ‘Incest Desk’

“Not even sure what it means to make the @FishbowlDC ‘Incest Desk’” — Chef Geoff Tracy in a Monday tweet. We told him it’s a high honor.

Scribe spots mouse in Senate dining room

“Mouse was running around Dirksen Senate dining room. Guy stomped on it and killed it. Everyone was so grossed out.” — HuffPost Senior Political Reporter Amanda Terkel in a Monday tweet showing that Politico‘s Roslyn newsroom isn’t the only place that attracts mice.

Straight men can wear tight clothes too, reader says

“…Why can’t the man dress nicely in slim-fitting clothes and show off his body without being called gay? Plus, I’ve seen a ton of gay men who can’t dress for shit. Stop thinking that anytime someone wears a nice outfit that they’re gay.” — An FBDC reader with the handle @gaypornfanatic in response to our story on Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) appearing ripped on the cover of Men’s Health. Another reader, JeffreyM, says: “Single guy, no mention of a ‘personal life’, a ridiculous amount of time spent on his body, and some strangely anti-gay attitudes all add up to the House’s next Mark Foley or Larry Craig.” Finally, Capitol File‘s Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett responds to the Schock story with this: “Um, can we talk about Rep. Aaron Shock‘s body for a minute?”

Quick convo between two journos on blind items

Washington Examiner Yeas & Nays intern Eddie Scarry: “Can someone tell me what the point of gossip ‘blind items’ is? Never understood.”

TWT‘s Emily Miller: “Blind items rock. You avoid perfect sourcing. Plus it’s a fun game for the readers to guess.”


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