QUOTES of the DAY
Editor has blueberry fever
“Blueberries inexplicably on massive sale at grocery store. I’m so excited about breakfast, I’ll never get to sleep tonight. #easilythrilled” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles in a Wednesday tweet.
Journos want Zzz’s
“Just took two Tylenol PMs and feeling very #isthisreallife right now.” — WaPo Express News Editor Sara Schwartz in a Wednesday tweet.
“Can’t sleep. Trying to write but so bored with these same old thoughts.” — WaPo Social Media Producer Katie Rogers in a Wednesday tweet.
Birthday shout-out to our intern: He’s legal
He’s only five days in and today is the intern’s birthday. Alec Jacobs turns 21 and apparently he’s ready for his first beer. So far so good. He has written about hair and bras. For those stories alone he already holds a special place in my heart. We wish him a very Happy Birthday and hope you enjoy covering that Daily Caller new members party tonight at Top of the Hill. Please Daily Caller scribes, do what you will with him tonight but please return him to us in one piece. Or else.
A misguided WCP’s Freed tells Politico scribe what to delete
Benjamin, I say this in the best possible spirit of our budding journo friendship. If you want tips, I’ll give them to you free of charge but stop thinking you know what “Betsy fodder” is. Politico’s Dan Hirschhorn’s tweet about updating his Wikipedia page is not “pure Betsy fodder.” No offense to Dan, and no need to advise him on what to delete. We wouldn’t have chosen that. Now, yours about Kim Kardashian’s ass? That’s a keeper. If you know the site, you know we’ve written extensively about Kardashian ass issues. For another example of what would catch my eye, read below. The author should sound familiar.
Journo won’t boob talk with his mom
“Sorry, but I’m not going to tell my mom a story involving a blog post about someone’s boobs.” – WCP Contributor Benjamin Freed in a Wednesday tweet in reaction to this story that wasn’t about “boobs” per say. It was about WaPo editorial staff reaction to a new online feature. Yes, “boobs” do arise in the story.
White House state dinner attire
“Vera Wang’s dress is amazing, dreamy and appropriate.” — Susanna Quinn in a Wednesday tweet. She’s the wife of lobbyist Jack Quinn.