Quotes of the Day
Brave TV journo reports on wild dogs
“Story on wild killer dogs. I’m live in their favorite hunting ground. Nah… I’m not nervous. but looking forward to gettin out a here.” — ABC7’s Stephen Tschida.
A reporter’s gratitude for bottomless iced tea
“Thanking Schreiner’s Restaurant in Fond du Lac. they let me camp all afternoon (& gave endless iced tea refills) while I wrote a story.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.
Chuck Todd wants to rename ‘Peeping Tom’
“Saw report on WRC about “peeping Tom” at Ballston mall. Can we call them “Peeping pigs”; “peeping tom” makes me laugh and it shouldn’t.” — NBC Political Director Chuck Todd.
Deck of the Day: “Official fatwa says jihadis may defy Quran to make room for butt bombs.” The story by Daily Caller Executive Editor David Martosko concerns a Muslim cleric who said sodomy, normally prohibited in the Islamic religion, is perfectly acceptable when preparing to place a bomb in one’s ass. In other words, says the story, “gay sex” is okay in the face of jihad.
From the Road
“In a Hawaiian salon with New Kids on the Block blaring, not even at my request. #livinthedream” — TPM‘s Sara Libby.
“Hello, McGrath’s Pub in Harrisburg! The third time I ask a waiter for a glass of water, I expect a glass of water.” — Slate‘s apparently impatient but no less weigelicious Dave Weigel.
Editor’s son proudly eats Chic-fil-A
“Raised him right! Here’s how my son Marcus ordered at CFA today: ‘A bottle of water and some free speech please.'” — Washington Examiner Executive Editor Mark Tapscott.
“Good morning-Just landed in DC from LA-those red eyes are a little rough. Home to be with the fam for awhile-then into the office-good trip.” — FNC’s Bret Baier, whose devoted followers were up and ready to respond. Ohio’s Sylvia Levine writes, “When do you sleep?” And horsefly1013 chimes in, “Welcome back. Glad you had a good trip. Most importantly, glad you had a safe landing.”
What puts a huge smile on NBC Luke Russert’s face? Aside from a solitary dragonfly, talking a few decibels too loudly and filling in for Chuck Todd on “The Daily Rundown,” this: “Huge smile on my face right now, I got an email from the @Nationals asking if I wanted to buy postseason tickets. Awesome. #Natitude” (If anyone missed the spellbinding dragonfly that Luke photographed during a game and tweeted the following day because God forbid we don’t know the profound things Luke witnesses on a daily basis, see at right. In the world of woo woo, the dragonfly symbolizes change and emotional maturity.)
In potentially embarrassing news…“The frequency with which I send @jaketapper emails meant for my brother (Jake) is comical.” — CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary.
Congratulations to… FNC’s Juan Williams on the births of twin granddaughters Wednesday. “Yesterday Pepper and Wesley came into my world,” Williams remarked this morning on Fox & Friends. To which Steve Doocy goofily replied, “Congratulations Grandpappy.”
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.