Overheard in the newsroom
“I’m not a fan of data. I’m bad with numbers. …I’m terrible at math.” — Anonymous journo discussing Nate Silver‘s FiveThirtyEight blog. (Heard anything interesting in your newsroom lately? Write me at Betsy@DailyCaller.com or TheMirror@DailyCaller.com)
Quote taken out of context
“This chick don’t even know the name of my glands. And she’s disgusted by my sweaty ass hands. But once I write some shit then I’ll be da man.” — Jason Harrington, who lists Politico in his bio since he wrote a story for Politico Magazine on his experience working for TSA.
No meat reminder!
“Friendly reminder to Catholics out there. Don’t eat any meat! (I mostly just had to remind myself)” — Monique Marie Hamm, assistant editor, Free Beacon, and a volunteer firefighter.
This Town words of wisdom
“If the entire Internet received the same mocking scrutiny of each CNN chyron, no digital journalist would get out of bed to write ever again.” — The Atlantic‘s senior editor Derek Thompson.
CNN’s missing Malaysian plane coverage rages on…
“CNN has been doing so many weed specials that it’s totally crippled by plane paranoia.” — Dave Rubin, host of The Rubin Report.
“Nearing peak MH370 nuttiness: Michael Oren saying on CNN it could be headed to Israel on attack mission. (With what gas? And from where?)” — The Atlantic‘s James Fallows.
“As long as #mh370 is missing Putin could gay marry the Crimean prime minister and CNN won’t notice.” — Harold Itkowitz, veep of advertising somewhere in New York. And this: “As long as #mh370 is missing Putin can cook and eat a small child on live tv and CNN won’t notice.”
“Well, at least we can be certain that #MalaysiaAirlines isn’t in Pakistan because their military says so. #OurReliableAllies.” — actor Rob Lowe.
Memo to media: Don’t f–k with Khloe Kardashian
“Why would I cut an interview short because of North? Get over your self Sunrise… The call dropped… stop reaching for a story.” — Khloe Kardashian to “Sunrise,” an Australian morning show whose producer accused Khloe of flipping out because they asked her about her niece North West. Read the full details on HuffPost Celebrity here.
Thank You For Sharing
From Glenn Langley in Palm Harbor, Fla., who went all out and included his exact address, phone and fax numbers.
“Betsy: You discredit any legitimate journalism. I now know where not to go for ‘news’.”
Glenn, you’re a real sweetheart. Don’t be a stranger!