Quote of the Day:
“Trump getting all 100 Senators to get on a bus to go to the White House for a meeting he may not attend is a GIANT power move.”
— Chris Cillizza, CNN.
Overheard in the Newsroom
“Hey, dude, you don’t have muscle relaxers do you?” — Anonymous.
President Trump is not America’s father — or is he?
“Jon Kasich just said on @MorningJoe that Trump is the father of America because he’s POTUS. Wrong. No president is America’s parent.” — Jonah Goldberg, NationalReviewOnline.
A prayer for covering Trump’s first 100 days in office
“God, grant me the serenity to get through all this First 100 Days nonsense.” — Politico‘s Ben White.
BEWARE: Journo in a bad mood
“I’m so in a fighting mood today. I should really log off.” — Imani Gandi, senior legal analyst, Rewire News.
Daily Caller sports reporter throws shade at ESPN’s Britt McHenry amid layoffs
“How the hell is Britt McHenry drawing a paycheck from ESPN?”
— David Hookstead. Read his entire “Hot Take” here.
Senators head to the White House for a briefing
“Gotta love the senate staffer who googled “bus for hire” and just picked the first company that popped up.” — Evan McMorris-Santoro, Vice News.
Journo weighs in on New York Mag story on female journalists talking to their younger selves
“Once I took a pay cut for a job, then a month later they turned around and hired the worst reporter at my old company too and paid him MORE! Here’s something none of these women said: *Get paid*, always ask for as much as possible. No one’s gonna do it for you. Know your worth.” — Taylor Lorenz,The Hill. See the New York Mag story here.
“Anyway, the most vital op-ed writing in America isn’t happening at the Times and hasn’t been for more than a decade.” — Nick Baumann, senior enterprise editor, HuffPost.
Mika Brzezinski unloads on Fox News for Jesse Watters’ comment on Ivanka at the mic
“FOX, clean it up. Microphone comments? Comments on hosts dresses? Get rid of those who cannot measure up. #enough #stepup #blatant #shame.” — MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. GQ is saying Watters made a “blow job” joke about Ivanka Trump on the new version of “The Five” at 9 p.m. “I don’t know what’s going on here,” he smirked on air Tuesday night. “But I really like how she was speaking into that microphone.” Watters defended himself on Twitter, saying, “On air I was referring to Ivanka’s voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ. This was in no way a joke about anything else.”
In March, 2017, Mika cracked on Fox News’s “Outnumbered” program, in which she said women appear with, ahem, “long legs and short skirts.” The show had accused her of being “emotional” about President Trump. So she shot back, but apparently didn’t think before she spoke.
Brzezinski, meanwhile, once posed for Vanity Fair in a short black dress and tall black heels with co-host Joe Scarborough. She positioned herself on a table and kicked her leg into the air. Mika gazed at Joe while he sat in a chair smiling. As described in Slate by Alyssa Rosenberg, “A man is a man and a woman is a table-top ornament.” You can see that picture here.