NO DIGGING FOR GOLD: “My friend Angela spotted me on the CNN feed in her newsroom in Rochester! Glad I wasn’t picking my nose! :-)” — ABC12’s Ted Fioraliso.
This Town fallout?
“That hardhitting report based on my eavesdropping on a staff conversation. #partylikeajournalist” — Dylan Scott, staff writer for GOVERNING.
And our Anonymous Ranter has more to say: “This Town”: Unlike most Wash gossip that aspires to wisdom and world-weariness, this one pulls it off with good writing. But I confirm my view that there is no news in the book, by which I mean something that constitutes scandalous behavior, which confirms the penumbra of suspicion of corruption that the book has cast. Andrea Mitchell went to parties but apparently never had a conflict of interest. People worship and fear the Clintons. Most public figures are egotistical. Some of the small details are nice and underplayed (e.g. Duberstein tried to run McCain’s transition planning then endorsed Obama) but nothing really newsy and Nothing but nothing that seems surprising.
Important Q to Ponder: “If a magazine can’t risk being irresponsible, what’s the point?” — Reuters‘ media writer Jack Shafer.
Morning Oopsy: ” One of Politico’s three “DC Hipsters,” Audrey Gelman, lives in New York.” — Washington Examiner‘s Rebecca Berg. See the list here.
Advice to Eliot Spitzer: Stay away from CNN’s “The Lead”
“Watched @jaketapper interview Spitzer. Ouch! Why Spitzer doing ntl tv, beats me. Advice: if caught screwing around, don’t do Jakes’s show.” — CNN Contributor Ana Navarro. Spitzer appeared on the show Thursday.
“7 am when I haven’t had coffee yet wasn’t the time to be confronted by yet another gmail redesign” — Jessica Taylor, digital reporter for MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” and NBC Politics.
Sometimes it pays to find out what your coworkers will wear to work
“Clash of the anchor patterns on #TODAY Stripes? Check. Checks? Check. Plaid? Check. More plaid. Check and check.” — NBC TODAY Show co-host Savannah Guthrie.
Convo Between Two Journos
This morning’s conversation is between NBC Politics’ Mike O’Brien and BuzzFeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro.
O’BRIEN: You’re missing my point. I’m not talking about today’s filing, which is basically the last five notes of a 3-hour symphony.
MCMORRIS-SANTORO: I don’t think I’m missing your point. I think you’re missing my point, which is better than your point, haha.