Quotes of the Day
Understatement: TNR staffer hates to wait
“Fuck me. That took three hours of my life and I still don’t have a press badge.” — The New Republic‘s staff writer Julia Ioffe who spent much of her day getting credentialed for President Obama‘s inauguration.
Writer admits to weepy day
“Spent a lot of time crying earlier today. Then I remembered that time Herman Cain sang the lyrics of amazing grace to the tune of danny boy.” — Freelancer Moe Tkacik.
Asst. managing editor chases tow truck
“There’s just nothing like sprinting after your car, which is being towed, in the rain.” — Katherine Miller, Asst. Managing Editor for Washington Free Beacon. The conclusion: “Don’t worry: I did outrun the tow truck, which chauffeured me to a nearby ATM.”
Deep thoughts on abortion with WaPo’s Gene Weingarten
“It is an early fetus, Ken. Not a kid till it screams on a plane or poops out the diaper leg hole.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten to Newsbusters’ Ken Shepherd and his flatulent-ridden colleague Tim Graham. Shepherd had written to the open liberal Weingarten, “A human fetus, ergo a human being, ergo a human child. But if it helps you sleep at night, continue to lie to yourself about the child-killing nature of abortion.”
New York mag writer says Atlantic shouldn’t whore its brand
“Earnest tweet: Best way to help the great journalists at The Atlantic is to let business side grasp there are limits to whoring their brand.” — New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, in regards to Scientology “sponsor content” published in The Atlantic.
Which TV journo is recovering from bronchitis; which flak prefers shorter voicemails and a clear phone number?
Anchor recovers from bronchitis
“Thanks for the well wishes in getting over bronchitis. Good to be back!” — CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux.
Flack irked by voicemail
“Oh, you left a very long voicemail and then sped through your phone number at the end? Very helpful.” — House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s Communications Director Rory Cooper.