Quotes of the Day
Editor tries to reason with ravenous mosquito
“Why can’t this mosquito floating around my room call it a day after 3 bites?” — Gawker’s Political Editor Jim Newell. Weirdly, TBD‘s Jeremy Binckes also recently wrote of mosquito bites on the bottom of his feet.
Easily the most jarring sentence in Sam Chapin’s story in the new Highbrow Magazine headlined “In Defense of Rep. Weiner and Other Scandal-Ridden Politicians.” He questions Weiner getting such a raw deal when he committed no actual crime, writing, “What makes Gingrich untouchable and Weiner so easily rubbed out?” One might call this wording lowbrow. (Read the story here.)
Hipster expert on the loose
All the young legislative staffers are dressed in their best “August recess Hill hipster” attire. Think VC conference casual. — NBC News cameraman Jim Long.
Bio of the Day: NBC Producer Andrew Gross Handle: @TVMediaAG Description: “Monkey fighter, network tv producer for NBC, hater of hot weather, coffee lover.”
French pooler goes into the bowels
“The motorcade drove into the bowels of the Minneapolis Convention Center at 10.47” — Agence France-Presse’s Stephen Collinson in a Tuesday pool report.
Reporter poses random q
“If you or anyone you know graduated from high school in 2005, message me. The more random the place, the better.” — WaPo Express’ Clinton Yates. We inquired about this mysterious story, but Yates said he can’t share just yet. Developing…
TWT reporter goes on anti-diet
“I am on this great new diet where I am eating only processed sugars and complex carbohydrates. I don’t even feel like I’m dieting. #amazing” — TWT national security reporter Eli Lake.
Journo says even pops insists on OTR
“Also, my own father, a union leader, occasionally asks to go off the record in conversations w/ me.” — Labor journo Mike Elk.