“He’s a pioneer.” – BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith on New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, who he’s interviewing for “BuzzFeed Brews” tonight in New York City for 45 minutes. Asked what new things we’ll learn tonight, if anything, Smith told MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” this morning, “That’s kinda up to Anthony. I think there are a lot of questions…about how his email-mate is enjoying her 15 minutes.” He’s referring to Sydney Elaine Leathers, who recently shot a masturbatory porn video. Valid Q: Will Weiner ever watch it?
Cantankerous Jay Rosen compares FNC’s Ed Henry to a dog
“Ed Henry is hilarious! So transparent. Like a cellophane puppy dog desperate for a pat on the head. (If you’re watching WH press conference)” — Blogger, prof and fantastically smug Jay Rosen.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:48 a.m.
Journo vexed by computer mishap
“Not good tech backup plan: LONG wait at @westelmgeorgetown. Internet down. No plan for when this happens?” — Politico‘s Anna Palmer.
Convo Between Two Journos
This morning’s conversation is between WaPo’s Clinton Yates and nbcwashington.com Contributor Chuck Thies.
YATES: I just don’t consider phone use selfish.
THIES: @clintonyates, YOU don’t. But if it diminishes the experience of a nearby moviegoer, it is polite to refrain. #MyFartsDontSmell
“@united flight delayed due to lack of ice and beverages. It’s a 75m trip. Who the f cares? Can’t wait for @USAirways to join OneWorld.” — Reason Magazine’s Preston Cornish.
“Seriously @KrisJenner? You might wanna chill on this one when @KimKardashian’s claim to fame is a sex tape. Just keep it moving.” — TV One morning host and syndicated columnist Roland Martin.