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Scandal creator faces the “real” Washington

“Being in the real DC is awesome but feels strangely surreal. I keep looking around for Olivia Pope and David Rosen.” — Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes.


Is Bezos just a ghost?  

“I would say nothing has changed. It’s almost impossible to find any fingerprint of Jeff Bezos on the Washington Post other than  the fact that he now obviously owns us. But we haven’t seen any changes. We know they’re coming. We just haven’t seem them.” — Washington Post media writer Paul Farhi on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday.

Press preps for South Africa voyage 

“Press is gathering in the dark at Andrews for an 820aET AF1 wheels up to S. Africa. It’s darker than usual. Power is out on half the base.” — NBC News White House producer Shawna Thomas at 6:40 a.m.

From one Hilary to another: Democratic pundit questions Politico story on Hillary Clinton

“Anyone who thinks @HillaryClinton operated as Sec of State in prep for a Presidential run, doesn’t  know her. ?” — CNN Democratic analyst Hilary Rosen.  See the story by Politico Magazine Editor Susan Glasser here that asks: “Was Hillary Clinton a Good Secretary of State? And Does it Matter?”

Gwen Ifill likes Michelle Obama’s boots 

“Don’t judge. But I love the 1st Lady in black patent leather boots reading to a Muppet. #NationalTreeLighting.” — PBS’ Gwen Ifill.


Twitter addiction? 

“Starting to think about twitter was seriously as an addiction & what an awful addiction – I know.” — In These Times labor reporter Mike Elk, who admittedly has dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome.

The weather outside is frightful

“The snow just won’t stop. There’s almost an inch on the ground. Why are we being punished?! What have we done???” — Chris Cillizza.

“Just drove across DC. ALL THE HUMANS HAVE DISAPPEARED.” — political and social media strategist Oliver Griswold.

Colonial makeout sessions 

“Update: the couple in Colonial garb is now furiously making out. I can almost see her knickers.” — CNN and TheBlaze‘s S.E. Cupp.


The smart ass

“Soon as I master foursquare, google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Vine, tumblr, flickr & Facebook updates, I promise I’ll join snapchat.” – RedState‘s Ben Howe.

Facebook commenters — are they worthy of being sources? 

“Weird to see entire news stories being based solely on Facebook commenters whose true identities are unclear.” — The Sunday Times’ Toby Harnden, who linked to this ABC News story.