Quotes of the Day
WaPo‘s Weingarten says female journos are hot
“Why are women journalists so attractive? I don’t know, but the phenomenon is undeniable. I think it’s smarts w/ skepticism & dry humor.” — WaPo columnist Gene Weingarten, the re-installed president of FBDC’s Fan Club Board.
Mixing pizza and politics
Journo says leave her alone during “Scandal”
“At 10pm, don’t call me, don’t text me, don’t even try to contact me because I will be watching
@ScandalABC! It’s that real folks!” — NBC Desk Assistant Kiristin Garriss.
New D.C. acronym: FUKUS
“A new acronym drawing giggles at State Department briefing. FUKUS. Pravda says stands for France/UK/US working vs Russian interests in Syria.” — ABC Pentagon reporter Luis Martinez.
Real HuffPost Headline: “Woman smuggles cocaine in breast implants.”
Bloggers wear pajamas?
“What I won’t miss are the 20 people in their pajamas who go on Cleveland.com anonymously and feel that the world is just dying for their snarky, stupid comments.” — Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) to Politico as reported by Dylan Byers.
Gretchen Carlson’s Twitter account is “NOT REAL”
“For those of u wondering, the twitter account in Gretchen Carlson’s name is NOT REAL. It is NOT ME. in New Yr, I’ll be setting up my own!” — FOX & Friends.
Congratuations to NBC’s Frank Thorp on becoming chairman of the Radio-TV Correspondents’ Assoc. “Both honored + excited,” he wrote Thursday.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Who should Obama tap next for Sec of State? I’m going with Harry Belafonte Jay-Z” — Former “Love Connection” game show host and activist Chuck Woolery.
Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.
A Question to Ponder and FishbowlDC’s Fan Club Board…
Q to Ponder: “Why bother having press conferences or briefings if you’re never going to answer questions and repeat talking points? Asking for a friend.” — MSNBC.coms Mike O’Brien.
FishbowlDC Fan Club Board
President: WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten (back from vacation)
Miss Manners Dept. Heads: Politico‘s John Harris and Alex Burns
Anger Management: Mother Jones‘ David Corn and FNC’s Doug McKelway
Spiritual advisor: theGrio.com and Essence‘ Sophia Nelson
Tweeting tutor: Politico‘s Jonathan Martin (Fourth-grade girls welcome)
International FBDC spy: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes