Good Afternoon FishbowlDC Readers


Palmeri breaks bread with Spitzer

“My night has been so random — first a dinner hosted by Eliot Spitzer, next Paris Hilton‘s bday party #pagesix.” — NYP and ex-Examiner scribe Tara Palmeri in a Thursday tweet.

A scribe boasts of 10,000th tweet

“Seems fitting that my 10,000th tweet had the word “Hitler” in it.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a Thursday tweet.

Fake Jim lashes back against news of semi-secret newsroom

“@mollyesque @kasie @jeneps so they found the capitol hill bureau. bfd. They’ll never locate the Politicave #newscycleman.” — @FakeJimVandeHei in a Thursday tweet referencing the FBDC report of Politico‘s “clandestine” newsroom at 101 Constitution Ave.

Mediaite‘s Christopher embarrassed by commenters

“I am embarrassed by the comments on the Lara Logan story,” Mediaite‘s White House reporter Tommy Christopher in a tweet earlier in the week. He also wrote, “I’m not handling moderation on that post. I stopped reading at the first page.”

Journo enjoys premature spring weather

“The guy blasting Bob Marley and playing a bongo drum in Dupont Circle has the right idea. Delusions of spring.” — RealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy in a Thursday tweet.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“I’m kind of thinking maybe we need legislation to ban the all-caps key.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg in a Thursday tweet. This is a shocking FishbowlDC first for Bugg, who typically occupies the slot of “Unnecessary Tweet of the Day.”

I’m a writer Goddammit

“Almost exactly five years ago, amidst the NYC transit workers strike I wrote this essay about #solidarity.” — The Nation‘s Chris Hayes in a Thursday tweet. He links to this piece he wrote for In These Times Magazine.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Fact: on a 3-plus hour drive from DC to Newport News, you can hear ‘No Hands’ 5 times.” — Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman in a Thursday tweet.