Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers


Watch out: Journo without sleep

“Going to be a busy day made tougher by the fact that I’ve only slept for three hours.” — CSPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Friday morning tweet.

Off the Record — Set on Repeat

Quote said repeatedly to FishbowlDC at last night’s Financial Times party: “TOTALLY off the record.” One woman said the phrase eight times while telling one story.

Fighting words

“Just a general observation: spokesmen are liars. That is all.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a Thursday tweet.

Journo Hate Mail

“S.E. Cupp Should Have Never Been Born, Proves ‘Necessity’ of Planned Parenthood.” — Ex-MSNBCer Keith Olbermann in a Thursday tweet.

Carvin’s aha moment

“Ended up 66th in the TIME 100 straw poll, supposedly more influential than Putin, Oprah, Roger Ailes and Arianna Huffington. Yeah, right.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin in a Friday morning tweet.

Weiner TV

“That’s it. We’re all done? I want to tell you, I love this show. You have great questions – some of them are a little crazy but you have really great questions and I really enjoy being on.” — Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) on C-SPAN this morning. He also gave a big shameless push for his Twitter following, saying he’s in a big push to tip over 40,000 followers. His handle: @RepWeiner.  (It’s hard to resist an opportunity to run this grade school picture of the congressman.)

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I finally got to choose any car in the aisle, just like John McEnroe. Wound up with a Nissan with push-button ignition.” — The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz is in New Hampshire and does something people do everyday — he rents a car.