Quotes of the Day
And why is this remotely interesting?
“A Q&A with a local lawyer who is taking on what he calls unfair competition from China on solar products.” — Washingtonian Read here. We think the yawning baby depicts this perfectly.
A Convo Between Two Journos
HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel: “Union Station tvs playing video of puppies who grow up to be detector dogs. People love it.”
HuffPost‘s Resident Booze Hound Sam Stein retweeted Terkel and remarked, “hard at work.” (We’re squarely on Stein’s side regarding James O’Keefe‘s accusation that he routinely sauces up sources to get info. But he still needs a dose of boozy nicknames.)
A ringing endorsement
“Contrats [sic] to @StevenTDennis who will start covering the White House for RC. No idea who will help me when I’m lost in the Capitol now.” — Roll Call‘s Amanda Becker on Dennis’ new White House beat.
“WOnk wOOt!” — The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio correspondent Todd Zwillich‘s reaction to Dennis’ new post.
Mattera bashes the media
“The media have now spent more time on my ‘tactics’ than they have on Biden’s ludicrous rape claims. that’s why they are drones.” — Human Events Editor Jason Mattera. National Review Online‘s Robert Costa remarks, “I don’t get the outrage over the Mattera question. Public place? Public official? Pol answers on his own volition? What’s the prob?”
Weigel hearts Newsweek?
“Really loving the new issue of Newsweek. Really. I am. You should read it.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel. He added, “True story: My folks bought me a subscription bc they were worried that it might go out of business, wanted to help out.”
Calling Dr. Drew: Reader admits Fishbowl addiction
A Wheeling, Ill. reader writes in (yes, of course we have Wheeling, Ill. readers and yes, this is sickening and shameless of us to share it with you): Found that I now require my daily infusion of Fishbowl DC. What I find to be most intriguing is the different reality that exists between the Beltway and suburban Chicago. Though you report on the Washington Media, much of the prevailing attitudes and issues deemed important are revealed. It is as though I’m reading about a foreign capital as opposed to my own. Thank you for the addiction.
Hey campaign scribes: Any takers?
“Hey, reporters! Telling stories from campaign plane. Your fave moments I can share w/ students? Off the record guarantee cbellantoni@gmail.” — Roll Call‘s Christina Bellantoni at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.