Quote of the Day:
“The New York Times is going into some amount of apoplexy probably because I kind of scooped them.”
— Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury: Inside Donald Trump’s White House, during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” Wednesday morning.
What’s next for Bannon?
“Hearing #bannon is trying to recruit some of his #breitbart peeps to join him in some kind of venture.” — Kurt Bardella, former publicist, Breitbart News.
‘Shitty Men In Media’ list is being uncovered?
“So, the piece is happening. They are planning to out the woman who started the Shitty Media Men list. I’ll help Nicole pay you if you pull whatever stories you have in the works with them. She has more kids to feed than I do. @Harpers is full canceled if this story runs.” —Jessica Blankenship, writer, editor.
And get this…
@harpers needs to know that I am the areal author of the #shittymediamen list. If they publish @katieRophe piece asserting another woman is behind it, not only will they ruin an innocent woman’s life, but their credibility is shot forever. Best rethink this @gmelucci.” — Mandy Stadtmiller, author of Un Wife Able.
“None of you can have written the list because I wrote the list!” — Caroline Schaper, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. She added, “I wrote the list and I would do it again.”
And this explains it all…
“Listen up, @Harpers is writing an article likely to ruin the author of the Shitty Men List, a very crucial and important list. BUT, if we all say we wrote it, they can’t target one specific person. What I”m saying is that I wrote the list — let them know you did too.” — Ana Breton, digital producer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Trump speaks up again about libel laws
“Trump, who not too long ago said that if he became president he would ‘open up our libel laws’ so when the media writes ‘purposely negative and horrible articles we can sue them and win lots of money,’ repeats ‘we are going to take a strong look’ at the nation’s libel laws,” Kaitlan Collins, CNN White House correspondent.
Don Jr. takes a dig at Rep. Schiff
“This is the first time Schiff has ever worried about a leak.” — Donald Trump, Jr. in response to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) who wrote this: “Dear Secretary Zinke, California like Florida, has hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline and a governor who wants to keep it that way. Or is that not enough for blue states?”
A literary approach to Bannon’s fall from grace
“Per people close to Bannon, he is wistful but has referenced Thomas Cromwell in recent days, noting that Cromwell guided a King but it never lasts… and Cromwell was eventually sent to the Tower.” — Robert Costa, WaPo, PBS Newshour, political aSnalyst, NBC News.
Spotted: Annoying guy at the gym
“Guy grunting loudly at the gym is also wearing sunglasses indoors and a sweatshirt with the hood over his head , but not his torso or arms. He’s also clapping and saying ‘woo’ when he finishes sets and I’m close to harming him.” — Shoshana Weissman, digital media specialist, R Street Institute.
Journo has aversion to a type of lettuce
“Holy shit shredded lettuce is so annoying,” — Chris Gera, video producer, BuzzFeed.
SHOCKER: Trum lets press into White House immigration meeting
“@realDonaldTrump makes an extraordinary play. He allows the press pool to attend the ENTIRE immigration meeting with GOP and Dems so the public can see how the sausage is made.” — John Roberts, Fox News.
ABC’s “The View” coined a nickname for Steve Bannon: Steve Jobless.
Pundit wants strangers to decide what he should drink
“I have a weird question. Is unsweetened tea w/ Splenda Or stevia better for you than Coke Zero? (Don’t answer water).” — Bakari Sellers, CNN contributor.
Hot Air scolds CNN for promoting Jim Acosta
Acosta has been promoted to Chief White House Correspondent.
Hot Air‘s headline: “CNN Promotes Grandstanding Clown.”
TMZ: O.J. Simpson says he’s not Khloé Kardashian‘s dad. This has been the longtime rumor/assumption. But honestly, what does O.J. really know? It’s not like he hasn’t lied before.
NYP‘s Page Six: MSNBC and NBC’s Willie Geist has the 411 on Matt Lauer’s state of mind. See here.