Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

By Betsy Rothstein 

Quote(s) of the Day


Patriotism with a flare

“The national anthem is not about who sings it. Pisses me off. Just sing the damn song.” –The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes in a Thursday tweet. (And who doesn’t love being angrily ordered to sing the anthem?)

A slice of WH journo life

“Egocentric, eccentric Lester Kinsolving greets Biden with applause, fights with Ann Compton, who tells him shuddup.”
Politico’s White House correspondent Glenn Thrush in a Thursday tweet.

TV editor enjoys frozen nougat candybar

“I just had a frozen Charleston Chew, but it wasn’t cold.”
–CNN’s senior political editor Mark Preston in a Thursday tweet that is encouragingly non-wonky.

Freddoso Disses Matthews

“Tea Party documentary: When was the last time Chris Matthews did anything worthwhile?” (His story, here, discusses what he calls Matthews’s shoddy journalism.) –Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso tweets Thursday on MSNBC’s Matthews, who hosted a documentary show earlier this week.