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Anchoring while blonde, female

“Do men get these? RT @towelheadradio: @kirstenpowers10 shut the fuck up u dumb ugly slut. only reason u got ur job is cause ur blonde.” — FNC Democratic political analyst Kirsten Powers in a Sunday tweet. She appears on “Fox News Sunday” and “Special Report with Bret Baier” among other FNC programs. Do other blonde anchors in and around Washington cope with similar comments? Write us and let us know at

Mortman calls time on White House Xmas decorations

“Sad that Natl Christmas tree at WH was toppled by wind. But it’s been up since 1978? Boy, people ARE slow taking down their Xmas decorations.” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman in a weekend tweet.

Bugg faces stinky times at bar

“Oh yay, stinky guy with a cough decided to sit right next to me at bar. Wondering if I can subtly move down two seats. Or five.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg in a Sunday tweet. This is officially the second time that Bugg has not made “Unnecessary Tweet of the Day.” He may be on a roll.

Reporter’s plane stuck on tarmac

“Sitting on tarmac at DCA, trying to get to Cleveland-captain tells us there is “freezing fog” out there.” — ABC News White House reporter Karen Travers in a weekend tweet.

Journo admits to uncontrollable stomach noises

“Frightening coworkers with strange stomach growling noises since 1998.” — WaPo Express News Editor Sara Schwartz in a weekend tweet.

A vital question…

“Why are there so many celebrity BBQ sauces but no celebrity mayonnaise?” — Politico‘s Molly Ball in Sunday tweet.

Blogger reacts to CNN’s all-female Lara Logan segment

“Watching “Reliable Sources” on the Lara Logan story, and there is fucking smoke coming out of my ears.” — Mediaite‘s White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher in a weekend tweet. He added, “The Reliable Sources panel was spot-on on the Lara Logan story, articulating things that have left me unable to use my words.”

Stelter sets record straight on CNN claim

“Correcting CNN’s claim: before @BenCNN entered Libya, the BBC had a correspondent there. She has been reporting anonymously from Tripoli.” — NYT‘s media writer Brian Stelter in a Sunday tweet.

See White House reporter wash, cook, and run

“Did laundry, make chicken stock and ran 10 miles. I call this a productive day, indeed. ” — AP‘s Phil Elliott in a Sunday tweet.

A scribe’s lesson in church

“Sunday school lesson is love your enemies. A challenging one for Miss Miller to teach!” — Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller in a weekend tweet. Staying on the subject, Miller also wrote, “Jesus said, the sun shines and the rain falls on the righteous and evil just the same. He loves all equally. GRRR.”

Journo unearths old, now smelly, turkey in car

“Mrs. Fix said car smelled. Search through trunk revealed a whole, store bought turkey that never made frig. G-R-O-S-S.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza in a Sunday tweet.

Just so wrong…

“RT @rollcall: 11AM: @rollcall’s @cbellantoni on CNN’s Reliable Sources… just back from VA JJ Dinner. || There’s a vajayjay dinner?” — Daily Kos Contributing Editor and Congress Matters’ David Waldman in a weekend tweet.