“Beautiful, really. Blooming now in streetside garden box near P & 17 NW. What is it?” — WUSA9’s Russ Ptacek.
Weekend reading…“Finished ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini. Loved it, great book. Started ‘This Town’ by Mark Leibovich. Not the same.” — Reuters‘ congressional reporter Patricia Zengerle.
“50+ years after Helen Thomas broke ground at the Nat. Press Club only 1/3 of newsroom staff and 10% of newsroom supervisors are women.” — Josh Stearns, journalism and public media campaign director for Free Press.
Half-naked Geraldo causes Internet freakout
As of 1:40 p.m. Sunday, the offending tweet was retweeted 1,268 times. Later on Sunday, at 5:49 p.m., FNC’s Geraldo Rivera deleted the selfie, writing, “Note to self: no tweeting after 1am.”
“Whomsoever tweets/RTs geraldo-selfie into this feed shall be #Blocked.” — Breitbart News‘ Adam Baldwin. To which CNN’s Jewish Jake Tapper remarked, “Corinthians?”
“Geraldo Rivera tweets semi-nude photo of himself (warning: you will not be able to unsee this)” — The Blaze.
“I must say that on closer review of that Geraldo near-nude selfie, I wish I hadn’t more closely reviewed that Geraldo near-nude selfie.” — NPR’s David Folkenflik.
“Thank god for the “Hide Photo” function @GeraldoRivera: 70 is the new 50″ – WSJ’s Neil King.
“Warning, i am gunna continue posting the Geraldo photo until someone delivers me a box of chocolate covered kittens.” — FNC’s Greg Gutfeld.
“Thanks internet, I cannot unsee Geraldo Rivera’s naked selfie. So much wrong. So. Much. Wrong.” — Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain.
“Geraldo throws his hat into the New York mayoral race.” — CNN’s Anthony Bourdain.
“So difference btw Geraldo & Weiner is latter DMs pics to individual women, former just lets freak flag fly on public twitter #transparency” — TPM‘s Josh Marshall.
“Trying out a new diet where I look at the Geraldo selfie whenever I have an appetite.” — Tim Siedell.
Wishing bad things on everyone sullying my timeline with Geraldo selfies. — Tony Fratto.
“Friend inquires if Geraldo selfie means he is running for mayor of NYC. Not sure; anybody know the current rules?” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep.
“Good rule of thumb: If you’re too old to know how to rotate a naked Selfie maybe don’t post naked Selfies. #Geraldo” — Danny Zuker, writer for ABC’s “Modern Family.”
Lefty radio correspondent David Shuster to Al Jazeera
“David Shuster goes to Al-Jazeera America. In response, Al-Jazeera America goes to Brazil.” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.
Convo Between a TV Journo and combative follower
JCCC629: “Chris Cuomo–Man since you joined CNN you are really combative. I like the old Chris much better. Must be the CNN culture.”
CUOMO: “@JCCC629 Trying to get people to think about issues. I defuse hostility whenever i can. The point is progress. I have not changed, friend.”
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Grocery shopping stresses out freelancer
“Sunday evening grocery shop and I only had 6 panic attacks.” — D.C. freelancer Sam Knight, who contributes to Truthout and Washington Monthly’s “Political Animal.”
Writer stumbles into movie set
“Got yelled at for accidentally walking by a movie set. Im trying to get to Ucb, go film your shitty movie elsewhere and not on the sidewalk.” — Laura Donovan, formerly an online editor for The Daily Caller who now lives in New York City.
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Lizzie O’Leary on a plane
“Upon landing at LAX, flying summer campers instructed to KEEP PHONES OFF. Woman in seat next to me claims to be allergic to smells.” — a sampling of tweets from NPR freelancer Lizzie O’Leary on a flight to LAX over the weekend. She’ll be spending one month in L.A.