Standout lede: “Imagine the uproar if a stray bullet had hit the panda.” — WaPo columnist Courtland Milloy wondering what would’ve happened if the incident at the National Zoo this week involved a panda instead of two black people. Full story. How he promo-ed the story on Twitter: “A friendly reminder: do not throw oreos at the pandas the next time you go to the zoo.”
So far so good: no cancer
“Been a while since I updated health blog, but did tonight. Back and life. Scans show Cancer still gone.” — DCCC’s Jesse Ferguson.
Update on the cocaine congressman
“Trey Radel pled guilty to cocaine possession 11/20, resigned 1/27. After today’s primaries, will be replaced in late June.” — Kyle Trygstad, associate politics editor at Roll Call.
“Large # of folks I know w aol accounts are “sending” me spam links this week. What’s up that? It’s just coming via aol.” — Garance Franke-Ruta, Washington editor, Yahoo! News.
HuffPost = Buffoon?
“My phone just auto corrected ‘Huffpo Live’ to ‘buffoon life.'” — Jezebel‘s Erin Gloria Ryan.
“In elementary school, classmate made a snarky remark about Nixon when he died. Was reprimanded by my teacher for disrespect. Lasting memory.” — Mediaite‘s Noah Rothman.
Meet the grammar police
“Grammatically incorrect TV drives me nuts. Does no one acting or writing scripts ever stop and say ‘hey, that isn’t proper English?'” — John Aravosis, democratic political journalist and editor of Americablog.
D.C. journo has high hopes for visit to NYC
“Here’s hoping Manhattan embraces me with a warm hug when I visit tomorrow…or throw speed walkers and screaming traffic at me. Either/or.” — TheBlaze‘ T. Becket Adams.
Now this is serious dedication: “The stage of reporting where you realize you’ve chewed two of your fingernails.” — Spencer Ackerman, U.S. national security editor, the Guardian.
“Oh good now Vox is trans-plaining RuPaul to the internet. And their self-hating gay writer, Brandon Ambrosino, is nowhere to be found.” — communications employee Joshua Foust. The VM story is about how RuPaul has “fallen out of favor” with trans people — mostly for the incredible crime of using of the word “she-male” in a show last month. Ru also has no problem with the word “tranny.”
Ugh: Even Cenk thinks Gregory’s a goner
“Dude, read the writing on the wall, you’re a goner,” — TV host Cenk Uygur, who was fired from MSNBC in 2011 on NBC “MTP” host David Gregory in a story in Mediaite. Read the full story.
“Today in ‘Genius or Crazy?’: Vegetable-flavored ice cream. Would you ever try it?” — Glamour Magazine.