Cocaine congressman to apologize
“Inside GOP conference this morning, Rep. Trey Radel will apologize to his colleagues. He’s back in dc after being busted for coke possession.” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman.
HuffPost reporter fights back against his pub’s racy rep
“The notion that huffpost is all viral videos, boobs and partisan bashing is idiotic.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein in reaction to Reid Cherlin’s story in Politico Magazine on the “Huffpo-ization of the Right.” Read here.
Would you date someone who hated pandas?
The Takeaway‘s Todd Zwillich: “I went on a date with someone who hated pandas and they made a pretty good case.”
Politico’s Sherman: “Did you date [Politico’s John Bresnahan]?”
Zwillich: “I’ll never tell.”
Convo between two journos
This morning’s conversation is between CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson and NBC4’s Scott MacFarlane on the Navy sending out a strategy memo on how to deny reporter’s FOIA request.
Attkisson: “That is an epic fail.”
MacFarlane: “In all my years trying to use FOIA, never experienced anything like this. Was jaw dropping.”
Chris Brown in court at 2 p.m.
“Chris Brown and his ‘bodyguard’ due in DC court around 2:00pm this afternoon. Cue the fans and media circus!” — ABC7 morning anchor Jummy Olabanji.
What in the hell?
“Shoutout to my mom for texting me a text including the phrase “no regrets” when discussing how she lied about who my dad is for 22 years!” — VICE Weekend Editor Mitchell Sunderland.
TWINS: Jay Carney as Edward Snowden
“This could just be me, but Jay Carney with that beard sort of looks like what I imagine Edward Snowden would look like with a beard. No?” — Rachel Sklar, CNN Contributor, media blogger, lawyer.
TV reporter jarred back to work
“80 degrees yesterday in Pasadena, 10 degrees tonight in DC. Nothing like a nice, cold slap in the face to get ya back into work mode ; )” — FNC’s Shannon Bream.
“So glad the Observer didn’t find out about my relationship with Cindy Adams.” — Talking Points Memo‘s Hunter Walker.
Sadly, MSNBC journo socializes around the weather
“Having more frequent conversations with strangers because of the cold.” — MSNBC “The Cycle’s” Ari Melber.
“Cool that if you call @comcastcares for service help they put you on a dial tone forever.” — Townhall Managing Editor Kevin Glass.
Know-it-all white male journos have been ranked!
17 reasons why BuzzFeed writer is sick of stale weather banter
Okay, maybe just one: “Worst part about today is everyone (including me) telling each other at length about all the clothing they put on before going outside.” — BuzzFeed‘s McKay Coppins.