QUOTES of the DAY
The Murdoch Hearings
“If you’re tired of Murdoch Michael Vick testifying to Congress on bill making it crime for adult to bring child to dogfight or be spectator.” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a Tuesday tweet.
“James saying ‘I think it’s a really good question and an important question’ is like the chorus to the verses of his testimony. — Politico media writer Keach Hagey in a Tuesday tweet in regards to James Murdoch‘s testimony before Parliament.
“If you’re waiting for ‘you can’t handle the truth’ level drama from the Murdoch hearings, you haven’t watched enough CSPAN.- Politifact developer Matt Waite in a Tuesday tweet.
“Cameron going before Parliament and being shown on MoJo and American Morning is like political candy to me.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo Lazar in a Wednesday tweet referring to British Prime Minister David Cameron.
“I’m loving Parliament’s reaction to PM Cameron. ‘Yeaaaaaaaaaah’ — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart in a Wednesday morning tweet.
“Watching House of Commons. If the gallery in the House/Senate behaved the way MPs do in Britain they would be thrown out. Can we import?” — CNN White House reporter Brianna Keilar in a Wednesday morning tweet.
Local TV reporter hates to floss
“Um ok I’m lying. I hate to floss.. and I’m married to a dentist so imagine how those night time conversations go.” — WUSA9’s Angie Goff in a Wednesday morning blog post on the importance of flossing.
TV journo hails benefits of green tea
“2:52am…and the two cups of green tea are kicking in. #bouncingoffwalls” — ABC News Correspondent Karen Travers in a middle of the night tweet Wednesday. This morning she wrote, “We have officially reached PB&J time on overnight shift.”
Bio of the Day
Roger Simon: “Chief Political Columnist for Politico: Sometimes in error, but never in doubt.”
“In the Bachmann household gayness is ‘curable’ but all the praying in the world won’t stop a determined migraine.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a Tuesday tweet. He’s referencing this story by The Daily Caller‘s Jonathan Strong on presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s reportedly debilitating migraine headaches.
Bachmann statement ‘not enough’
“A two-paragraph statement where she says she’s OK is not going to fly. It’s not enough,” GOP consultant Ron Bonjean told Politico in an early morning follow-up story on Bachmann’s headaches. The story cites The Daily Caller in paragraph four for breaking the story. More Bonjean: “This is an issue that is neurological in nature, that affects consciousness and the ability to think clearly.”