Quotes of the Day
“That’s nice that they brought Ed Schultz out this morning,” a reader wrote in.
World’s most boring assignment
“I’m at the @PressClubDC to cover the @USEnergyAssn’s Electric Power panels.” — SNLEnergy Transmission reporter Corbin Hiar. Hiar doesn’t work for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Rather, he works for SNL Financial: “SNL Financial was originally founded as ‘S&L Securities’ in New Jersey in 1987 with an initial focus on the savings and loan industry,” the website explains. “But state law would not permit the incorporation of a non-bank with ‘S&L’ in the official company name.” So they replaced the “&” with an “N” to create “SNL.”
Self-appointed media critic takes swipe at WaPo
“WaPo says:’storm has the potential to produce shovelable snow accumulations but also has the potential to skirt us to the south’ shovelable?” — Kathy Jentz, Editor of Washington Gardener.
“Algeria was my life for about three months last year; wrote my 40-page LSE dissertation on political mobilization & regime stability there.” — FNC Senate Producer Kara Rowland.
WTF: Posting a blog?
“WASHINGTON-Philip Tegeler, executive director of the Policy & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC), today posted a Huffington Post blog on a new transportation policy from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that may inadvertently cause a negative impact on residents of urban, low-income communities.” — The first graph of a release from the Policy & Race Research Action Council, which apparently doesn’t know what a blog is.
A real HuffPost headline: “Disturbing horsemeat burgers prompt investigation”
Newsflash: We’re selling the home!
“Dad told me they’re moving out of my childhood home in a TEXT MESSAGE today. Said it was payback for years of not returning his calls.” — Politico Live Producer Christine Delargy.
FNC’s Baier responds to follower who calls him an idiot
“Sorry to lose you -hope u come back” — FNC anchor Bret Baier to a follower who remarked, “Just watched SR and what a stupid segmt on NRA. U and panel are idiots.” Bye.”
Bon Voyage Reid Wilson
“See ya, USA. Back in three months. Will arrive in AKL in 13 hours.” — National Journal‘s “The Hotline” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson. AKL is Auckland Airport in New Zealand, where Wilson has taken off to for three months with his wife. The plan for Wilson to take a three-month leave has been in the works for awhile; everyone knew it would take place at the conclusion of the 2012 election cycle. Managing Editor Quinn McCord and Steve Shepard are in charge until Reid’s April return. With limited communication, you’d think he’d stay off the grid, right? Wrong. Colleagues and friends can track his every thought by reading this blog. For starters, Reid has a humongous fear of flying. “There were times when I wondered if I’d follow thru with this New Zealand trip. About to board LAX-AKL flight, so thrilled I didn’t wuss out,” he writes.
Quote Taken Out of Context
“The way I do my thing is strange. I just inject myself into your veins.” — MSNBC Contributor and Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain.
Fake dead girlfriend jokes at a glance…
On Wednesday what appeared to be a hoax by Manti Te’o‘s blew up in flames as Deadspin revealed that the Notre Dame linebacker’s girlfriend never existed and never died of leukemia. He insists the joke was on him, that he was deceived. The Twittersphere went wild.
“Worst night of my life. Found out my fake, dead girlfriend was seeing someone else.” — Charlie Kaye, Executive Producer for radio, CBS, News.
“Remember when you could just make up a name, say she lived in the next town, and leave it at that?” — The Hill‘s healthcare reporter Sam Baker.
“In 5th grade my imaginary girlfriend’s name was Nicole. She played the flute. She was CUTE. Take that cool kids.” — Tim Miller, Deputy Comm. Director at Republican National Committee.
“All my fake girlfriends are Canadian.” — Slate‘s Matt Yglesias.
“My fake dead boyfriend (who’s also Canadian) went to McGill. He swooned to death when he saw me.” — Gawker’s Robert Kessler.
“I have a girlfriend on Twitter. I tell her about my day and she offers me free iPads LUV U.” — HuffPost‘s Eliot Nelson.
“Today, we are all fake twitter girlfriends.” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.
“Destroying your reputation on twitter is supposed to be a one-click thing, not drawn out over months.” — Heritage Foundation’s “Foundry” writer Lachlan Markay.