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Media and the White House

“White House access thing comes down to, we want to be close enough to The One to take a picture & touch the hem of the crease in his pants. Yeah that’s the problem, our media isn’t cozy enuf with the White House.” — Breitbart News editor John Nolte.


Cheating naturally leads to troubled sex 

“With him? Duh! LOL” — TV One’s Roland Martin weighing in on an advice column in Essence addressing a woman getting vaginally dry after her boyfriend cheats on her. The advice columnist explains the, ahem, ins and outs of dryness (you know, down there). Read here.

Something to think about…”If you commissioned short stories from @guypbenson@costareports@jameshohmann @mkhammer@KatiePavlich @daveweigel, which 1 would be best?” — Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. The official choices are: Townhall‘s Guy Benson, soon to be WaPo from National Review Robert Costa, Politico‘s James Hohmann, Hot Air’s Mary Katharine Ham, and Townhall‘s Katie Pavlich.

Tareq Salahi may soon get into all the parties he wants 

ABC‘s The Note reported the news last night that Salahi is planning to run for retiring Rep. Frank Wolf‘s (R-Va.) seat.


USA Today admits failure to recognize gender detail in GM story 

Correction: An earlier version of this story omitted the significance of gender in describing Mary Barra’s historical ranking among General Motor CEOs. Note to The Mirror readers: Barr is the company’s first ever female CEO. See more here.


@costareports totally confused by your tweets. deal will pass and mcconell will lose. Come Jan u are not reporting for nro anymore.” — QGA and former Senate flack Jim Manley to soon to be WaPo‘s Robert Costa. Costa deflated Manley’s angst, saying, “Simply glancing ahead to debt limit and emerging GOP outlook. Not discussing bug deal — which I agree will pass.”

A baby photoshopped? 

“I think it’s pretty clear just by looking at it that you photoshopped your baby. @KimKardashian” — The Washington TimesJessica Chasmar.


The Vice President’s residence” by WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart.

Language irritation 

“Please save “unpack” for discussions of luggage. It’s out of touch Beltway-Speak.” — Messaging Matters blog out of Southern California.

Overheard in The Daily Caller newsroom 

“If we could send around handguns I’d send around handguns in a second.” — Anonymous

“Hey, would you sleep with the minority whip to get a story? — Anonymous 

“I hate that fucking fat sack of crap.” — Anonymous.

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