“Just angered Obama’s press secretary. Word.” — The Daily Caller‘s high school intern Gabe Finger.
Page 32 of This Town: First Mention of Tammy Haddad
We’re crawling through This Town slowly but surely. Last night we came across Leibo’s first mention of Dame Tammy Haddad. “As I walk out, I get a big hug from Tammy Haddad, a veteran cable producer who repurposed herself in recent years as a professional party host, event organizer and full-service convener of the Washington A-list. Haddad, a towering in-your-face presence with black hair bisected by a white streak, is a human ladle in the local self-celebration buffet.” She tells you how great you are, how you really need to meet the author, or cohost, or honoree, or whoever, and that by the way, she just talked to Justice Breyer!”
Reporter steals some Starbucks air conditioning
“Hanging out in a Starbucks without buying anything to escape the heat. This is the most subversive thing I’ve done in a while.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau. Which opened the floodgates for Logan Dobson, who works at The Tarrance Group, a Republican polling firm: ” I have been wracked by guilt ever since I used a Starbucks bathroom 5 months ago without making a purchase IM SO SORRY.”
“Perhaps Rachel Jeantel can explain to Sharpton the etymology of the phrase ‘shakedown artist’ today.” — Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large for Breitbart News.
A foxy prediction from Drudge
“Big shakeup at FOXNEWS this fall will have everyone buzzing, in all directions. A million words will be written.” — Drudge.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:36 a.m.
And now, a note from an authorized but recently scolded media critic…
“Dear CNN idiot and assorted #tcot idiots: White Hispanic is not a new term.” — Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher.
“In Farragut North just saw a man reach out and grab a woman’s bare calves while yelling a compliment about her legs. #EverydaySexism” — WaPo‘s Sarah Parnass.
A word about the Daily Caller intern who fingered Carney
“DC intern’s mistake was in making Carney look TOO stupid. It’s only ok when mainstream reporters make him look a little stupid.” — Rare‘s Matt Cover.
Something sorta funny from a Boybander
“20 Cringeworthy Ways Your Mom Mixes Up Proper Nouns As She Ages #JewishBuzzfeed” — Guardian U.S. National Security Editor Spencer Ackerman.
“That terrifying where you don’t remember if you just took a Tylenol PM or not & will probably take two. This is how Judy Garland died!” — Breitbart News’ John Nolte.
“That thing where in the process of trying on every dress you own, you realize the dry cleaner put a hole in the lace of your favorite #:(” — CQ Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.
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