(A Sprinkling of Things we Think You Ought to Know…)
Roll Call interviews Jerry Springer — Today reporter Nathan Gonzales writes a story about the talk show host’s reflections on Republican Bob Turner‘s victory in a special election last week to succeed ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Turner, a former cable TV exec, is responsible for Springer’s show coming into existence. But he’s not proud of it. Turner’s embarrassed of Springer. The feeling is mutual. Best quote: “He had it bad?” Springer joked of Turner. “I had to there hosting the thing.” Note to reporters and readers…you can now sign up for a free trial of Roll Call.
The Extravagant Muffin — WaPo has the details today on a new report by the Justice Department’s inspector general on obscene spending habits by law enforcement agencies within the Bush and Obama administrations. Examples include a $16 muffin and a $8.24 cup of coffee. Read here.
News of the absurd… FNC’s Sean Hannity offers to play Judge Judy for Greta Van Susteren and The Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson. Aside from Hannity offering to dress in drag, an interesting side note: Van Susteren, who appeared on Hannity last night, doesn’t overstate the shaky state of her friendship with Carlson after their shouting match Monday night on her program. “We’re communicating a bit,” she said, tentatively, looking somewhat pained about it. “We’ll work it out, don’t worry.” But she didn’t sound so sure. The feud stems from Van Susteren’s outrage over The Daily Caller reporting Mike Tyson‘s lewd thoughts on former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin which he spewed on a Las Vegas radio show last week. All things considered, we’ll take Judge Judy over Hannity on this one.