Quotes of the Day
HuffPost‘s Sam Stein Earns the FishbowlDC Humility Award
“I have a bit of egg on my face having reported the Baucus wasn’t likely 4 super com. source says: ‘He wasn’t first choice. Others declined.'” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein in a Tuesday tweet. We didn’t even have a FishbowlDC Humility Award until now. Stein reported that Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) wasn’t likely to be on the Super Committee. Alas, he is. Stein gets high marks for this tweet. Not every journalist in D.C. would fess up so humbly.
Young journo begs Baier to pose tough q’s
“@Bret_Baier Bret, please push the candidates on fiscal policy/debt ceiling/economic issues and please for specifics. So tough 2 get answers” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle in a Tuesday tweet. Can Fox News set up a Big Brother program?
Matt Mackowiack: Star of the new film ‘Shameless’
“@fishbowldc I went to Kinko’s and voted from every single computer I could find! How am I doing?” — Potomac Flacks blogger Matt Mackowiak in a Tuesday night tweet in reference to FishbowlDC’s Summer Superlatives. Mack was nominated for Biggest Self-Promoter and the last poll indicates he’s winning.
A Convo Between Two Journos
Today’s first conversation is between The Atlantic’s Deputy Editor Scott Stossel and the cantankerous Commentary Magazine’s John Podhoretz.
Podhoretz: Why does my Twitter typeface keep changing? Strange.
Stossel: Must be the ‘shrooms.
Quaint thought for D.C.
“It is nerdy awesomeness when you finish one book and then the library lets you know your book on hold is ready.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Katy DeLuca in a Tuesday tweet. She edits Yeas & Nays among other features.
“Overheard in library where TPaw was: Librarian: ‘I’m not political. But I’m so mad that I’m becoming political!'” – Politico‘s Kasie Hunt in a Tuesday tweet.
The Media Critic
“I’m not listening, but Dylan Ratigan seems very angry.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau in a Tuesday tweet.
Can’t Marcus Brauchli install a better system?
“Just did a search in our system for photos of Tiger Woods and got back a pic of a 2-year-old chimp feeding a bottle of milk to a baby tiger.” — WaPo Sports Editor Lindsay Apple in a Tuesday tweet. (Hello Lindsapple!)
“Any chance House and Senate leaders pick the dozen smartest/best-qualified/policy-aware lawmakers to sit on the supercommittee? Just kidding.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Allen in a Tuesday tweet.
A Convo Between Two Journos II
This conversation is between WaPo’s Chris Cillizza and New York Magazine’s National Affairs Editor John Heilemann.
Cillizza: The thing that could move needle for Huntsman in FL tomorrow: Jeb Bush endorsement.
Heilemann: You reporting, bub, or merely speculating?