What the #&@$ were they thinking?
“Don’t know why, but kinda pissed WaPo people are linking to the AP version of the Va. princess story when there’s a WaPo-authored version.” — Kevin Reiss, avid WaPo critic.
“That thing where a publication picks somebody else’s story clean of every halfway interesting fact then puts a tiny ‘source’ link below.” – Matt Zoller Seitz, of RogerEbert.com and NYMag.com.
Foreboding fortune teller
“I’ve drunk so much coffee I can see the future. (all of you will die, btw)” – BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.
Important Q to Ponder: “Is there any more appealing actress than Catherine Keener?” — CNBC and NYT‘s John Harwood.
Journo trash talking
“I harass [Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi] on the internet routinely but you should follow her twitter b/c she’s funny even if her reporting/persona are godawful.” — Mother Jones‘ Asawin Suebsaeng.
Rob Lowe detects media bias
“It is impossible to read a major Sunday paper without detecting a blatant political agenda. Maybe it has always been so.” — actor and author Rob Lowe.
“Head of Brazil: a woman. Germany: a woman. Argentina: a woman. The world is a changing.” — Maria Shriver, genius.
In case you were wondering…
“One of my favorite airports in the country is Salt Lake City. I love Mormons. We agree on nothing doctrinally but they are good citizens.” — Fresno freelancer Charles C. Johnson.
Journo: ‘Stop bitching’ about headlines already
“I’m sorry, but stop bitching about ‘click bait’. Headlines and mag covers were ALWAYS about grabbing attention.” — Director of Programming at MicNews Jared Keller in reaction to this Daily Beast story on the anti-click-bait movement. Keller’s previous haunts include The Atlantic, Bloomberg, National Journal and Al Jazeera.
“Freedom Conservative is a dessert topping, and Liberty Conservatism is a floor wax. Or is it the other way around? Please advise.” — Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief and MSNBC contributor David Corn.
Fallout from Hello Kitty propositioning D.C. consultant in Times Square
“@BibleQuotes unfollowed me after my tweets about getting propositioned and picked up in Times Square. Apparently thought I was admitting to a dissolute life without reading the story to see that it was a joke.” — White House Writers Group’s Brett Decker. See the weekend item here.
PRETTY RACY? “I crashed @aaronschock‘s office today. Film to follow.” — CNN Crossfire host S.E. Cupp.