Quotes of the Day
FNC’s Bret Baier sets record straight
“Wrong – it was on screen – thnx” — Bret Baier to a follower who accused him of not citing ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel: “Bret Baier runs the mouse/hawk vid w no Jimmy Kimmel credit. That’s a special report.”
“National Weather Service reports that at 12:36 today in Washington D.C. no one was outraged. The moment quickly passed.” — CBS Political Director and Slate‘s John Dickerson. Beats us what he’s talking about, but it’s gotta be deep.
Journo on cold meds…
“Lance Armstrong” starts to sound weird when you hear it hundreds of times. Lance lance bo bance. Banana fana fo fance. Lance. #coldmeds” — Laurie White, blogger.
We can hardly wait…“If you tuned into Greta on Fox News then you’ve heard! Congressman Allen West and I will be hosting a new online show launching in Feb!” — Ex-Daily Caller videographer (?) Michelle Fields. PJ Media is behind this, um, adventure. Who says you can’t go on to greatness after leaving Congress? West, whose title is Director of Next Generation Programming, and Fields will be joined by John Phillips (if you have no earthly idea who he is, he hosts “The John Phillips Show” on 790 KABC). Topics Next Generation will explore: education, economics, job searches, and safety and security. Read more here. See the unintentionally funny bios here that announce that each host joined NextGeneration.TV in January 2013.
The Media Critic
“The New York Times should probably just steer clear from commenting on #DC. Nothing personal, it just never goes well for them.” — Roll Call HOH writer Neda Semnani.
Dr. Weigel makes flu recommendations
“Pro tip: If it’s flu season and you’re coughing every 30 seconds, maybe don’t come to work that day.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
Reporter takes off shirt and what?
“No doubt that one of the funniest sights is me trying to take off a compression shirt after a workout/run.” — FBDC and The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry.
“Man the fog in DC this winter is just intense.” — InTheseTimes Labor journo Mike Elk.
Real BuzzFeed headline: “Florida teen arrested for giving people wedgies”
Boybander’s dirty mind goes right to strippers and cocaine
“Seems like the G fund should be used on strippers and cocaine, not lame financing of government operations.” — Slate economics reporter and third-tier Boybander Matt Yglesias.