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Afternoon Mirror: The Ted Cruz ‘Likes’ Porn Edition

Quote of the Day:

“Just In: Mike Pence no longer allowed to have dinner with Ted Cruz alone.” 

@pourmecoffee.

Florida Key’s reporter says his office is destroyed 

“Florida Key’s reporter says ‘my office is completely destroyed…it’s going to be a while.'” — CNN’s Brooke Baldwin.

NYT’s Maggie Vs. The Donald 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me and yet they know nothing about me & have zero access. #FAKE NEWS!”

NYT‘s MAGGIE HABERMAN: “The basic concept of press freedom is it doesn’t require subject matter approval for people to write stories.”

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: “Wow wow…sounds like @realDonaldTrump pre-ordered @KatyTurNBC’s new book. Sounds like a endorsement to me xo.”

Katy Tur’s reaction to Trump kissing her on the cheek: ‘Fuck’ 

“Before I know what’s happening,” she wrote, “his hands are on my shoulders and his lips are on my cheek. My eyes widen. My body freezes. My heart stops.”

After the kiss, she wrote, “Fuck, I hope the cameras didn’t see that. My bosses are never going to take me seriously.”

Read more about it here.

Guess who’s returning to Politico??!!!! 

It’s HuffPost‘s Michael Calderone, who is returning to Politico after a six-year absence. He’ll write the Morning Media newsletter. His title is officially: Senior media reporter. He created Politico’s media beat when he first began working there in 2007.

How the Ted Cruz ‘porn’ flap is playing 

“I’m doing a Kickstarter to buy Ted Cruz a Fleshlight.” — Anthony Bourdain, CNN.

“Family-values Senator Ted Cruz liked a very graphic porn tweet Monday night.” — Slate.

“There will be an internal effort to figure out who in Cruz’s office was responsible for liking porn tweet, per @tedbarrettcnn.” — MJ Lee, CNN.

“Now imagine Ted Cruz is doing this four feet below you in the bottom bunk bed. Yes, my misery very much appreciates your company.” — Craig Mazin, Cruz’s roommate at Princeton.

“Hillary’s book hit stores today, but all anyone can talk about is Ted Cruz’s latest release.” — Robert George, New York Daily News editorial board.

“Will Ted Cruz get in trouble because the porn he tweeted wasn’t underage or homosexual?” — Alex Jones, InfoWars.

“The staffer responsible will be punished. Repeatedly. Like the bad, bad girl she is.” — Michael Weiss, CNN national security analyst.

“Wow, and here I thought the only thing @tedcruz could get off to was stealing healthcare from poor people. Color me shocked.” — Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.).

Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal: “Don’t forget to vote in the New York primary today! And that Ted Cruz was spankin’ it on 9/11.”

Mediaite headline: “Ted Cruz Fingers Staffer For Liking Late Night Porn Tweet”

Mother Jones: “The time Ted Cruz defended a ban on dildos.”

“Ted Cruz’s office is investigating which Ted Cruz staff member named Ted Cruz liked the porn tweet.” — Rick Wilson, columnist, The Daily Beast.

“The account that posted the original tweet has thanked Ted Cruz. Its bio now includes the senator.” — USA Today.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza is off point — as usual 

See his elaborated ridiculous view here.

“I mean, Ted Cruz HAS to say something more about this tweet, right?” — Chris Cillizza, CNN. And later… “If Ted Cruz isn’t the one who liked the porn video, he is totally botching his response to all of this.”

“Cillizza is telling CNN readers that the Ted Cruz thing is going to be a 2020 campaign issue. Seriously.” — Peter Hasson, The Daily Caller.

Whatchu Talkin’ Bout Willis? 

“Ted Cruz blames ‘staff’ for porn tweet, vows to initiate long, hard probe in effort to thrust to the bottom of this throbbing issue.” — Oliver Willis, senior writer, Shareblue.

Chelsea Handler weighs in on Ted’s ‘porn’ scandal

“I can’t believe someone in Ted Cruz’s office likes to watch porn. I wonder who that crazy sick fuck is?” — Chelsea Handler, comedian.

WaPo employee approves of Trump’s Washington hotel

“I’m the son of a hotelier. I can say it’s a very nice property, the staff is well trained and very hospitable.” — Gene Park, social media, WaPo.

Sen. McConnell refuses to answer reporter’s q

“Mitch McConnell just refused to comment on if he told Trump to stop using the term ‘drain the swamp.'” — Cassandra Fairbanks, reporter, Big League Politics.

An offer for Sen. Ted Cruz

“In this case. Hello @TedCruz I’m available for hire. 7 years digital exp and I’ve never accidentally liked a porn tweet. & i’m pretty funny.” — Corinne Clark, who writes long opinions which she says she posts to Red Alert and The Daily Caller.

Journo doubts the greatness of wireless chargers

“It takes approximately 2 seconds to find and plug a cord into your phone, at most, right? Serious question: Why is wireless charging so cool? You still have to put the phone down and let it sit there to charge, no?” — Mike Madden, WaPo.

Congressman endures second brush with death in 3 months 

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) and his wife were in a serious car accident.

See here.

The couple wants prayers 

Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) and his wife are recovering after a car accident in Knoxville, TN.

Early Tuesday morning, Congressman Loudermilk and his wife were involved in a two car accident near Knoxville, TN. After coming home to Georgia to assist with Irma response, and the storm having cleared the area, Congressman Loudermilk and his wife were en route back to Washington D.C. They were traveling East on I-40 when their vehicle was struck from behind by a second vehicle, causing their vehicle to leave the road and flip multiple times, coming to rest on the passenger side. Both the Congressman and Mrs. Loudermilk were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries where they were treated and released. They have been instructed to return to Georgia for follow-up treatment.
 
The Loudermilk’s immediately acknowledged God’s hand in protecting them from serious injury, and they would appreciate your thoughts and prayers as they recover.

Confessional. 

“I’m in hell.” — Katherine Krueger, blogger, writer, Splinter News.

Newsweek writer politicizes his avocado and bacon 

“I think of myself as center-right on bacon, center-left on avocado.” — Alexander Nazaryan, senior writer, Newsweek.

WTF: Flooding in D.C.? 

“NWS (National Weather Service) reports a coastal flood advisory in effect until 2 AM for the District of Columbia.”

AlertDC.