Editors everywhere should be cringing
An actual lede from a Jezebel writer: “OMG OMG OMG Prince Harry is single again. He and Cressida Bonas – our favorite scrunchy-wearing royal consort – are splitsville.” — from a story published Tuesday by Phoenix Tso.
Reporter from “Male Journos With Pussies” list weighs in
“I’ve [sic] wonder if Grumpy Cat is happy.” — BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski.
A lack of self-awareness: Is this really odd for D.C.?
“The lack of self awareness is just something else: ‘Kissing congressman’ says Congress: ‘A dysfunctional mess'” — USA Today‘s Susan Davis linking to this story.
Liberal columnist is fed up with Obama
“It doesn’t feel like leadership. It doesn’t feel like you’re in command of your world. … Mr. President, don’t you know that we’re speeched out? It’s not what we need right now.” — NYT‘s Maureen Dowd, taking President Obama to the woodshed. Read the full column here.
Is this sexting?
“Do people not from DC ask for stuff ‘fried hard?'” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.
Understatement of the Year
“Just realized how unbearable the barrage of selfies will be this weekend at the White House Correspondents Dinner.” — Yahoo! News‘ Chris Moody.
Famous Last Words
“I’m not going to any site called Clickhole.” — Bill Press Show producer Peter Ogburn on The Onion starting a BuzzFeed competitor called “Clickhole.” The story claiming this appeared in Business Insider. Even the author of the story fully discloses at the end, “I’m not ashamed to admit, I had to check with The Onion P.R. to find out if Clickhole was satirical or real. I don’t want to end up on literallyunbelievable.org.” See the full story here.
Erick Erickson down on Vox Media men
“There are a lot beta males on the left who like to be dominated and insulted. They either read or write for Vox.” — RedState editor and FNC contributor Erick Erickson.
Catchy headline: Politico Magazine
“Sorry, but this needs to be said. The Man With The Yellow Hat is an extremely irresponsible pet owner.” — NYT‘s Farhad Manjoo.