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Self-appointed media expert is also balding, pompous asshole 

“Great broadcaster, yes. But with @NPRinskeep institutionally committed to 50-50 balance in all things, why have him on a Sunday roundtable?” — NYU prof, NewCo employee and all around big mouth Jay Rosen on NPR’s Steve Inskeep, who’s more than qualified to sit at a Sunday ABC “This Week” roundtable.

Speaking of Inskeep…

“Just realized my cell phone was not silenced during appearance on @meetthepress so thanks to all of you for not calling.” — Inskeep.

Geraldo is, um, defrosting his parts? 

“It’s raining ice on the big river. I’m de-frosting my parts after tonight’s show on the great white way.” –FNC’s Geraldo Rivera.

Journo needs hair advice

“Ok DC peeps. I need to get my hair done on short notice today. What salon do we think will actually work my natural head in?” — NBC News White House producer Shawna Thomas.

Reporter blasts CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ 

“Wow, the 60 Minutes piece about the NSA was just embarrassing. Kudos to the NSA communications staff. You guys should get a raise.” A few hours later… “Sort of mystified that 60 Minutes allows a former senior official at the Director of National Intelligence to report on the NSA for them.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

Clever headline from Al Jazeera America:

Weed all about it: The origins of the word ‘˜marijuana’€™ in the US

“BuzzFeed claimed I did not ‘respond to a request for comment.’ They published their story at 1053am, emailed me at 1102am. So…” — Matthew Keys, former social media editor for Reuters. Last year in March, the feds charged Keys with giving unauthorized access to the Los Angeles Times website for Anonymous hacker group in December of 2010. Keys pleaded not guilty.

Chicken soup: A deceptive way to get blogger to consume vegetables

“Chicken noodle soup: An amazingly clever trick to get me to eat stuff like carrots and celery which, otherwise, yuck.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.

Conversation Between Two Journos: House of Cards sucks? What?! 

Atlantic‘s Molly Ball: “Reminder: House of Cards is a terrible show. Veep is way better.”

Daily Caller‘s Will Rahn: “Actually both are good.”


Political reporter spends weekend baking pies 

“Tossed out my reporting skills for the day to bake 4 pies (2 fresh cherry 2 pecan Tiramisu, cheesecake and eight dozen cookes. And I’m spent.” — Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Mediaite reporter wants to twerk? 

“When I think of nerdy, intellectual pursuits, I think of twerking.” — Mediaite‘s Noah Rothman.


Real HuffPost story promo… “Man dies hours before redeeming his prize in the ‘get my grandpa laid’ competition.” See the story here.

The morning after

“People judge you when you have mussed up hair and are wearing a suit in the morning.” — Washington Examiner online editor Justin Green.