Quotes of the Day
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.” — Rio-based author Paulo Coelho.
“Check out this dog’s two toned tongue – wasn’t easy to get pic of it.” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.
“I just spit oatmeal out of my mouth. @Morning_Joe @morningmika @JoeNBC #deadlynecessity” — WaPo and MSNBC Contributor Jonathan Capehart this morning.
Blogger appreciates booze-free outings
“I heart impromptu escapades w/new & old pals that actually don’t leave you hungover.” — Pamela’s Punch blogger Pamela Sorensen. On May 29, she wrote, “At @BOURBONSTEAKDC drinking a G&T bc I freaking need one.”
Journo has advice for ex-Obama aide, journalists
“Time for my meds. Y’all have a good one. All except you, @davidaxelrod. Reflect. Ask yourself how much you’ll sacrifice for bromance.” — Former Reuters political reporter Sam Youngman. And this: “DC journos, break the cycle. Self-importance is an addiction. [NYT’s Frank] Bruni’s column today is straight freaking heroin. Put it down. Back away.”
Kurtz clarifies what “no injuries” means
We thought CNN and Daily Download‘s Howard Kurtz was taking a little break from tweeting to smell the roses and breathe after parting ways with The Daily Beast amid a bunch of weird errors? Well, not really. On Saturday he felt some need to promote a WaPo story about a plane crashing into a Herndon apartment building. He wrote, “Incredible story (and picture) of Cessna crashing into a Virginia home and no one hurt. Just missed sleeping child.” Except that there were people hurt — at least two people, in fact. Kurtz corrected himself, writing, “Meant to say no one was killed when Cessna crashed into Virginia home. Three injured. But still a miracle if you look at the pictures.” The story reports that the pilot was seriously injured and that the passenger was treated for minor injuries on the scene. That adds up to two. A photo caption for the story does report that “authorities say” three people suffered minor injuries but the story doesn’t back that up. Scratching our heads on who that third injured person was, but glad that six WaPo reporters were on it.
Journo prefers “clueless” over “stupid”
“Email this morning: ‘You are either clueless or plain stupid.’ I opted for the former.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.
“My roommate just wished me good luck as she left our apartment for her boyfriend’s place. Ugh. #death.” — Stacy Lambe, a male freelancer for VH1.
A convo between two journos…
Stephanopoulos offers Ifill encouragement
PBS’s Gwen Ifill: “Headed to NYC hoping to get a word in edgewise @ThisWeekABC tmw w @KarlRove & @davidplouffe. Suggestions?”
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “You’re no wallflower Gwen! #ThisWeek”
The Jake & Luke Show
Why are NBC’s Luke Russert and Politico‘s Jake Sherman chatting away on Twitter? They’re BFF’s in real life. Isn’t there a bar they can go to? We’re not sure that a couple of male Capitol Hill reporters makes for a great reality TV show on golf, but we’re happy to accommodate them here.
RUSSERT: “Pretty sure if u gave me 5 attempts I could match Tiger’s 44 on the back nine.”
SHERMAN: “@LukeRussert not on that course, brother.”
RUSSERT: @JakeSherman I’d 3 iron off the tee and play old man conservative golf. 5 attempts too. We should pitch this as a reality show.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:33 a.m.
Photoshopping by Austin Price.