Le Diplomate has secret Senate admirer… It’s true, this is a special place and The Washington Post gives it le special treatment today. The story goes on and on about the greatness that is that French bistro over on 14th Street in D.C. They even quote an anonymous Senate aide. How very fittingly Washington. As Politico‘s Tim Mak remarked on Twitter, “A ‘senior Senate staffer’ insisted on remaining anonymous to compliment Le Diplomate on its authenticity in WaPo.” By the way, the bistro’s excellence is unmatched — even if they do seat you in the semi-shitty patio in the dead of winter. The answer? Fancy outdoor space heaters. See here.
Fishy news surrounds Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)… 1. Since when are only chosen reporters invited to an event with a senator? 2. Since when are campaign events considered “private?” 3. Lastly, since when do “private” campaign events include an “intimate” presser? Read the Politico story by Burgess Everett here.
Andy Borowitz takes a stab at CNN’s Malaysia flight coverage… The New Yorker‘s satire writer sums it all up in the funniest of ways. Read here.
In praise of a reporter’s sources… Edward Wasserman, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California-Berkeley former journalism ethics prof at Washington and Lee University, writes about the precarious ways in which sources are treated these days. To sources: Don’t read this, it’ll scare the crap out of you. To everyone else: start clicking.
CNN turns to conspiracy theories regarding missing Malaysia flight… ”Something odd happened to this plane, something beyond our understanding.” — Don Lemon, relaying questions he’s been asked. See here.