This Week’s “Reliable Sources”

“I had a flirtation, not a romance. We didn’t consummate anything.” — New York Times columnist Frank Rich on the media falling out of love with John McCain after the favorable coverage of his 2000 campaign

“I don’t get to press delete when I say something on TV like you do. I don’t have a shelter of a desk.” — CNN’s Ali Velshi to Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik on criticism of his coverage of the financial bailout

“What, is Tom supposed to wrestle them to the ground?…What, is he going to stuff his tie in their mouths?” – Politico’s Roger Simon on moderator Tom Brokaw struggling to control the candidates in the second presidential debate

Read the full transcript here.