Quotes of the Day
TV journo hates himself?
“Dear Toure, I just wanted you to know I hate you. Have a nice day.” — MSNBC’s Touré.
Got questions for the President? “Last call– send me your questions for President Obama. I’ll be sitting down for an exclusive interview w/him later today.” — ABC “This Week” and “GMA” host George Stephanopoulos at the crack of dawn.
“When I left a daylong event focused on ideas to make the world a better place, the driver ahead of me threw 2 soda cans out his car window.” — Tracy Sefl, elite media communications specialist.
“I may technically be a senior editor at TNR, but please stop sending me pitches about healthy tanning.” — TNR‘s Julia Ioffe.
“I’VE BEEN DRINKING 32 OZ COKES ALL NIGHT AND I FEEL FINE SO WHATEVER, BLOOMBERG” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel, whose gut is verrry angry with him today.
The Observer: “Hey TeeVee, I’m officially tired of the chyron ‘Pope & Change.’ The Catholic Church is over 2,000 years old. Plenty of time to be clever” — National Journal “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo-Lazar.
The Observer II: “Some days, Morning Joe is like watching a couple on the verge of divorce try to keep from destroying each other.” — The Raw Story‘s Jesse Taylor, a former internet consultant to Jerry Springer’s political group and radio show.
Washington (and others) react to ABC’s “The Bachelor” Finale
“Catherine had three months to get rid of the nose ring and get a haircut. #teamlindsey #bachelor.” — TWT senior op-ed writer and a show diehard Emily Miller.
“Emily’s lesson from #The Bachelor? If Mr. Dreamboat is making out with several other girls on nat’l TV & telling you how special u r–run.” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. (She’s not referring to Emily above, but rather Emily Maynard, former Bachelorette and former contestant on “The Bachelor.”)
Important Q to Never Ponder: “Am I the only one way more interested in seeing Sean and Lindsay together on this show – than Sean and Catherine?? #bachelor” — FNC’s Shannon Bream. Commentary’s Jon Podhoretz replied, “@ShannonBream you and Lucifer.”
“Sat across the isle from Chris Harrison of The Bachelor on a plane from Austin to L.A. A very nice guy. I understand his success.” — Libertarian activist and ex-game show host Chuck Woolery.
“Thailand sucks for getting dumped. Can’t eat thai food again without breaking down in tears. #thebachelor” — FNC’s Greg Gutfeld.
“Taking off your shoes after getting dumped…power move. You’ll be fine Linds. #Bachelor.”– Media Matters Publicist Jess Levin.
A Washington photographer converses with his dog and two journos converse about uncooked pizza.
Dog prefers quiet night at home
“Dog says a quiet night at home would be just fine, sites exhaustion over daylight saving time issues.” — Washington City Paper‘s Darrow Montgomery, who should enter the pooch in Dogbowl 2013 pronto.
Convo Between Two Journos
This morning’s conversation is between Slate’s Matthew Yglesias and NYT Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt.
Yglesias: “There’s a restaurant in Logan Circle that serves uncooked pizza pies. You’re supposed to take it home and cook it yourself.”
Leonhardt: “Making people feel as if they’re cooking for themselves.”
Guiding Sophia’s Light
“We are having a deep prayer line call tonight. I mean deep. We are talking about anger, social media, etc. #SisterRestorationLine” — theGrio.com and Essence’ Sophia Nelson. And this: “I wish you guys could be on this call. We are talking through tears about the hurt people can inflict on us in anger or brokenness. #Context.”