Your daily dose of wisdom
“The best reporters get angry when they’re lied to, not when they’re criticized.” — Former HuffPost scribe Dan Froomkin.
Journo likes Cohen’s column on infidelity
“So. I quite like that Richard Cohen column, actually. #NotASlatePitch” — The Hill Associate Editor Niall Stanage. If you haven’t read it and want to, find it here.
TV host braces herself for nasty tweets
“The tweets about how I look or my weight frames exactly the pressure on women in this industry- I rightfully gained weight and here it comes.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” Co-host Mika Brzezinksi, who wrote the book Obsessed, in which she opens up about her volatile relationship with food. National Journal‘s SVP of Advertising Mark Walters weighs in…”You look great @morningmika screw the haters!!” And from Co-host Joe Scarborough: “There may be a lot of angry people on Twitter but they are on the extremes. Ignore the haters and focus on the new friends you can make.”
Journo stuck in more ways than one
“If there’s anything worse than being stuck in traffic and needing to use the restroom, I don’t want to know about it!” — C-SPAN Digital and Social Media Specialist Jeremy Art.
Words to live by….“Newsprint’s biggest advantage? The battery never runs low.” — Baron‘s James McTague.
Newsflash: “By contract Washington Post management stays in place at least a year.” — Bruce Johnson, anchor for CBS’s WUSATV-9.
Important Q to Ponder: “Is Jay stealing all our news conference questions for later this week?” — Reuters White House Correspondent Steve Holland.
Quote Taken Entirely Out of Context
“@DanaPerino u are a weiner enabler. Obviously u have drugged jasper and forced him into a life of porn. #sick” — FNC’s Greg Gutfeld to colleague Dana Perino.
Obama cancels meeting with Russian Prez Vladmir Putin
Politico breaking news alert: 9:14 a.m.
NYT‘s breaking news alert: 9:53 a.m.
Convo Between Two Journos: The Vagina Monologues
This morning’s conversation is between Take Part Live Host Jacob Soboroff and The Washington Examiner’s Justin Green.
SOBOROFF: “Just said the V word on @TakePartLive. It’s the fault of Texas police for searching for weed there.”
GREEN: “Vagina. It’s not that hard to say.”
Reporter having TV troubles
“My flat screen is completely going to sh*t. Where should I get a new one?” — TheBlazes‘s Eddie Scarry. Anyone want to donate a new flat screen to Scarry? Get in touch and we’ll get it to him. Write to email@example.com.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:51 a.m.