BOLD QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Suggestion to political candidates: Answer questions from constituents & reporters. It’s, like, part of the job.” — USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.
“Just saw the bodies of children in the morgue of the main hospital which is so full that they are piling up on the floor. Doesn’t get worse.” — Peter Stefanovic, correspondent, Channel 9 Australia.
Journo is weak when it comes to Amazon
“My Amazon boycott is going to hell. Today I ordered an impossible hard-to-find computer part. But still no books. I am weak.” — Reuters‘ Jack Shafer.
“The most appallingly LA lede ever written.” — HuffPost‘s Alexander Kaufman. And the lead?
“Just because you live in L.A. and hit the gym a few times a week before 14-hour office days doesn’t mean you’re ready for a St. Tropez, Malibu or Hamptons beach close-up. And come on, gents: The ladies have been getting tankini-ready since right after the Oscars. So you might as well put in a few weeks before pulling on your French Vilebrequin swim trunks. It’s not even about a six-pack — it’s about skin tone, color and smoothness, all too visible in unforgiving bright midsummer sunlight.”
Compliment or Insult?
“#FF @jbarro cause he likes stirring the pot. (Also cause he waited til after 12:01 to start his moon-trolling.)” — Bloomberg BNA’s Alex Parker regarding NYT‘s Josh Barro. A sampling of one of his remarks (there were six others): “Sure, sending a man go the moon was cool. “Man, wouldn’t that be awesome” isn’t usually the reason for a large government program.”