Quotes of the Day
Hookerpalooza: So many hookers, so little time
Monday at 11:36 p.m.: “The Washington Post piece today on Menendez and the Dominican hookers was completely, utterly wrong. Our story coming soon.” — The Daily Caller‘s Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson. 11:40 p.m.: “WaPo might have saved itself the embarrassment if they’d bothered to call us before running their stupid piece.” 12:46 a.m.: “Turns out the Washington Post got the wrong hooker: [Read here].” After going mute for 48 hours after WaPo ran a story saying one of the hookers was paid off, Breitbart‘s Matthew Boyle, who likes to brag that he broke the original hooker-Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) story for his former employer, The Daily Caller, finally piped up this morning at 12:49 a.m.: “Washington Post mixes up prostitutes. You got the wrong girl, guys.” Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston sums the whole thing up well: “Seriously, folks, what could go wrong if an “escort” was your main source?”
A journo’s dinner: “Just one of those days where 6pm Cheetos from White House vending machine is first meal of the day.” — AP‘s Josh Lederman.
Gossip columnist or therapist?
“I’m starting to think that people are using the HOH tip line to save time and money on therapy and journals.” — Roll Call HOH writer Neda Semnani.
WANTED: Fact checker: “WWR seeks to hire a researcher/fact checker for a six-month project. Work remotely from anywhere. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org” — Paul Brandus of West Wing Reports.
“Leaving house late again – does it ever feel like you try 2B organized but sometimes all goes awry? Where the heck is his backpack & my wig!” — ABC “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd.
Pundit urges cold beer
“The city of New Orleans Is under a boil water advisory. Another excuse to drink cold beer.” — Democratic pundit on CNN and ABC Donna Brazile.
Important news nugget of the day…“Brodie Jenner is joining the Kardashians next season. (Remember his reality show “Bromance?”)” — FBDC and TheBlaze‘s Eddie Scarry.
And now a word from BuzzFeed D.C. Bureau Chief John Stanton: “NO WASHINGTON POST IT CAN’T BE CALLED SNOWQUESTER”
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:25 a.m.
Convo Between a Reporter and a Researcher
Politico‘s Steve Friess: “Entertaining twitter debate betw [WaPo‘s Greg Sargent] & [NJ‘s Ron Fournier] right now. Summary: GOP bad. No, everyone is. No, just GOP.”
Logan Dobson, research analyst for The Tarrance Group, a GOP Polling firm: “Steve Friess, it’s possible we have different definitions of entertaining.”
Writing tip, important Q and more…
Important Q to Ponder: “If I order a snow shovel from Amazon will my prime shipping get it here before the snowdoom? #lazy” — WSJ‘s Victoria McGrane.
“You know what I couldn’t possibly care about right now? any Mitt Romney news.” — BuzzFeed‘s Dorsey Shaw.
Writing tip: “A phrase that never should be in your lede: ‘Here’s something that’s not really news…'” — MarketplaceAPM‘s David Gura.
Getting UnFixed: WaPo‘s Aaron Blake, who has moved from The Fix to Post Politics has changed his Twitter handle. It is now @AaronBlakeWP as opposed to @FixAaron. Blake will still write for The Fix, but not as often as he focuses his attentions on the breaking news politics blog. In a note to sources and friends he wrote, “As a result, some of you will probably be hearing more from me and some of you will probably be hearing less from me, but I hope to keep in touch with everyone. And as always, your news tips and feedback (both positive and constructive) will continue to be appreciated.” You hear that? Positive and constructive!