Quotes of the Day
“I just said something nasty to someone on Twitter. I should not have done it and I apologize.” — Peter Roff, U.S. News & World Report Contributing Editor.
What else could he say?
“Condolences to Andrew Breitbart’s friends and family today. He was a force of nature and a passionate foe.” — MMFA’s Eric Boehlert only tweet from Thursday.
Slate‘s Yglesias gets called c-word
“Look up cunt in the dictionary, and there’d be a picture of someone other than Yglesias. Because Ylglesias gives cunts a bad name.” — Anonymous journo Thursday to FishbowlDC after Slate‘s Matt Yglesias wrote this in response to Breitbart’s death: “Conventions around dead people are ridiculous. The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead.” We received numerous reactions from Washington journalists to Yeglesias’ comment, including this one: “Should Slate fire him? This is beyond bad taste.”
“Your work product this afternoon is reporting that Ezra Klein is a smug douchebag and Gretchen Carlson wears short skirts. gotcha. Please, folks, I mean this … try harder. Your site used to have real news! Sad to see it in such a state of decline. Thanks.” — Thanks AnonymASS, you’re a real charmer! Your comments after reading one item are always appreciated.
Some journos initially thought Breitbart news was a hoax
“The ‘I didn’t believe Breitbart news until a REAL news org confirmed it’ talk is hilarious. REAL news orgs didn’t get the Weiner story.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
“If there’s a Twitter in the afterlife, @AndrewBreitbart is retweeting every asshole thing being said about him.” — Mediaite White House scribe Tommy Christopher.
Convo between Two Journos
Reuters‘ Jack Shafer: “What does it say about Breitbart that the Twitterverse is skeptical about his death?” PJMedia’s Vodka Pundit Stephen Green: “It says that he was just 43. #Asshat.”