Quotes of the Day
“I think the press is thin-skinned. They’re good at dishing it out and they’re lousy at taking it. …What they’re getting is a dose of medicine that they dish out with politicians everyday.” — Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning in reference to Attorney General Eric Holder hosting an off-the-record meeting with the media.
Important Q to Ponder: “Is the @nytimes saying they won’t talk to public officials off the record? Because I’m pretty sure they do every day.” — TIME Senior National Correspondent Michael Grunwald.
“I think I just got propositioned on Facebook from a woman in Africa.” — Don Irvine, Chairman of Accuracy in Media.
And now, your daily Bible verse
“A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17” — Kim Hume, wife of FNC’s Brit Hume.
Story pitch that never came to fruition
“As an intern at @rollcall, I pitched a story on all the politics & journalism related bars to @brunodebbie. Never finished it.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau.
Journo tells dad not to call C-SPAN
“I’ll be in the hot seat on @cspanwj at 8:30 live from Yahoo’s DC bureau. Watch here: cs.pn/e1vwvH (Dad, please don’t call in.)” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody.
Anthony Weiner Dick Jokes Part I
“Anthony Weiner still a guy who showed his dick to strangers, Politico reports.” — HuffPost‘s Arthur Delaney on Politico’s Maggie Haberman’s Weiner piece, which doesn’t quite say that. Read here.
Anthony Weiner Dick Jokes Part II
What’s a story about ex-Rep. Weiner without a penis metaphor? Haberman’s lede:
In the week since he took the New York City mayoral race by storm, Anthony Weiner has delighted in the media circus he single-handedly created. He has mixed it up with reporters and taunted longtime adversaries in the same manner that made him a liberal lightning rod in Congress.
Think you’re having a rough day? Here’s a story alert from ABC7: “One man is dead and dozens of cats have been transported to a local animal shelter after a house fire in Herndon.”
Read more Morning Chatter…A real nail biter: Will he or won’t he?
“On @SquawkCNBC starting now. Wearing jacket but may take it off. Stay tuned.” — Politico‘s Ben White.
“Doing two spots @GMA this am, 710 and 735 on two stories. For one I had to learn about Miami historic preservation commission.” — Mediaite founder Dan Abrams.
“Can’t get enough of the crazy: three pieces on Michele Bachmann’s announcement in the @nytimes online opinion section.” — Dan Kennedy, a journalism instructor at Northeastern University.
WTOP corrects own error
“Oops, obviously. 22 years old. Apologies! RT @WTOP: 2-year-old park employee arrested in dry-ice blast at Disneyland” — WTOP.