QUOTES of the DAY
NBC’s Chuck Todd on Wednesday: “Can’t beat this London backdrop for my @nbcnightlynews report tonight.”
Washington journos have final aha! moments
“Am heading to Tennessee in advance of severe weather…which means I am missing @Oprah’s last show. #sososoSad” — ABC News Correspondent Yunji de Nies in a Wednesday tweet.
“Hooray, I made it through life without ever watching a full episode of Oprah!” — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell in a Wednesday tweet.
“Judging from the hate tweets, #Oprah viewers are big fans of having their cats in their avatar picture.” — The Atlantic‘s Joshua Green in a Wednesday tweet. He adds: “Remains to be seen how many followers I lose for my Oprah tweet, but one thing’s for sure: the debate over.” And this: “Anyone RTs Oprah at me I unfollow you.”
Ed Schultz: ‘Slut’ fallout
“7:02a and still no AM Joe mention of Schultz…” — Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham in a Thursday morning tweet. On Tuesday Schultz called her a “slut” and “talk slut”” on his radio program and last night he apologized to her repeatedly. Looks like forgiveness is not happening.
“I’m guessing Ed Schultz won’t be appearing on Morning Joe’s “Knowing Your Value” program this morning.” — NJ‘s media writer Amanda Munoz Temple in a Thursday morning tweet.
An Anonymous Tipster writes into FishbowlDC… “American women love Ed Shultz. Hello!? He is one of our real champions.”
Senator brushes off Roll Call reporter
“Sen. Vitter *still* won’t answer reporter questions in hall. Thinking of dubbing him, Franken, etc. Fraidy Cat Caucus.” — Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis in a Wednesday tweet.
“I am about to go on GMA to explain what laundry-folding robots and shrimp on a treadmill have in common.” — ABC News’s Jonathan Karl in a Thursday morning tweet.
Scribe explains D.C. shallowness: Call me!
“Why do people care Clinton told Ryan ‘Give me a call?’ That’s something shallow DC people say. Chris Matthews said it to me. #MeansNothing.” — Washington Examiner Yeas & Nays intern Eddie Scarry in a Wednesday tweet.
“On the road to Indiana. Listening to @cspanwj on @cspanradio on my way out of the beltway!” — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Thursday morning tweet.
A Quick Convo Between Two Journalists
Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs: “Sources want to know that they can do/say whatever and have anonymity assured. That trust is a form of currency.”
National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg: “Yeah I get that. But it’s not a question of ethics. It’s just a issue of journo-guild ‘best’-practices.”