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Reporter’s muscles are jelly

“That time you thought you signed up for weight training and it turned out to be crossfit ouuuuchhhh. …Good thing Harry Potter is on cuz my muscles are jelly. I’m scared for tomorrow.” — Politico media writer Hadas Gold over the weekend.


Journalism is…

“I think the idea is one organization breaks a story, then others *confirm* the report. #journalism” — New York Mag’s D.C. writer Jonathan Chait reacting to a WaPo story by Dan Balz in which Balz writes, “last week when BuzzFeed and, later, other news organizations reported…” Editor-in-Chief contemplates “vagina” 

“Marcia Marcia Marcia.” — Reason Mag’s Nick Gillespie, reaction to an online crowdsourcing for vagina names. Among those mentioned: yo yo smuggler, penalty box and Marcia. (This is where Gillespie’s Marcia joke came in.)


If you politicize Bat Kid you may have no soul 

“If you’re using Bat Kid to attack your political opponents, you really need to take a long look in the mirror and search for a soul.” — Rory Cooper, communications director to House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor.

Dedication is…

“Editing stories at 7:45 on a Saturday night because YOLOMFERS.” — Free Beacon Managing Editor Sonny Bunch.

The unfortunate necessity of Saturday morning tweeting

“Only reason to tweet Saturday morning is to get all those things off your chest you were too drunk to tweet Friday night.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

The Observer

“Just saw a toddler in Juicy sweatpants. This is what we’ve become as a society.” — Ellen Carmichael, current GOP flack, former spokesperson to Herman Cain.


White House Producer to Hooters, then apple picking

“Roadtrip w/ @durellojello @marksluckie @janetskim to go ‘apple picking’ begins w/ a lunch stop at Hooters. #klassy” — NBC News White House Producer Shawna Thomas. (Mark Luckie works for Twitter; Janet Kim is a writer/director.)

Editor torn between “anti-gay” and “homophobic”

“I find myself more and more replacing the word ‘homphobic’ with ‘anti-gay’ in news copy. Neither is ideal; but I wonder what Twitter thinks.” — Tom McGeveran, co-editor of the Allbritton-owned CapitalNY.

Paparazzi on the prowl

“Damn I need to bump into Liz_Cheney this morning, video could be great.” — TMZ contributor Colin Drummond.

Travel Bitches

“OK. #DC cab drivers, why can you never say thank you? You are among the rudest I have encountered in all my travels. Yet I still tip u?!” — USA Today travel writer Nancy Trejos.

“18 days, 8 flights, a combined 48 hours in flight time. Damn, it’s good to be home. #washingtondc” — TIME‘s Jay Newton-Small.


“Blue Line update: Train that struck deer had damage, taken out of service. Crews now removing the deer. Estimate another 20-30 min. #wmata” — Metrorail Info at 8:02 a.m.

Mika and Joe rarely sleep

“Mika and I rarely sleep and we’re fine with that. But poor @NBCLOU has to be taken to the hospital after each book tour.” — Joe Scarborough referring to Lou Bergdorf.