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A really vitally important Twitter discussion 

The conversation is between New York mag’s Jonathan Chait and BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski. Correction: I previously reported that this incredibly important conversation between these two had been deleted. Actually, it was not deleted after all. In order for Kaczynski to sleep well tonight, I’m clearing up the record. 

CHAIT: “I see you follow more than ten times as many people as I do. That seems hard.”

KACZYNSKI: “I unfollower like 700 last year but actually felt like I was missing out so I refollowed a lot.”

KACZYNSKI: “And know I’m at a point where I don’t know if I’m missing out by having too many or two few. I’m a fan of lists.”




FNC’s Greta Van Susteren wants everyone on the plane to shhhhh


(A sampling.)

1:45 a.m. “Red eye etiquette: the rest of us don’t want to hear about your work, we want you to settle down and go to sleep or just read quietly.”

1:48 a.m. “Red eye etiquette:whisper your stock tips – the rest of us don’t want to hear them.”

1:49 a.m. “Red eye etiquette: the rest of us don’t want to hear about Frank leaving the company.”

1:53 a.m. “So city of San Diego has noise curfew but no noise curfew for the non stopping talking passenger in cabin.”

The informer is completely down.” — HuffPost‘s Jon Ward at 4:43 p.m. Monday. Others thought it might be his computer because they weren’t having any issues at all.

WTF? It’s not entertaining and he likes it?  

“The problem with Chris Hayes show is it’s just not very entertaining and I do like the show.” — BuzzFeed’s Kaczynksi, linking to a Mediaite story about preachy Mexican jumping bean host Chris Hayes‘ show dropping to fourth place in the 8 p.m. time slot.

A refreshingly sane thinker in the bunch 

“Whenever someone tells me that they like my tweets I translate it as ‘You are a great loser.'” — Samir Mezrahi, senior editor, BuzzFeed.

Dean Baquet’s non-existent tweeting habits 

“The New York Times new editor@deanbaquet has tweeted a grand total of 0 times, so far.” — Colum Lynch, Foreign Policy Magazine.

How cute! 

“Just met @stefanjbecket. He was pretty cool.” — Washington Examiner web editor and nose picking observer Justin Green. Stefan Becket, of New York mag, replied, “Must have the wrong handle.” Business Insider reporter Brett LoGiurato piped up, “Wow, wrong.” Becket replied, “Fall in a hole.”

Can’t Allbritton afford a better hotel room? 

“In other news, I didn’t know they made hotel rooms this tiny. Hello Manhattan.” — Politico‘s Hadas Gold.

At 2:07 a.m. 

“About the only worthwhile thing I learned in college: I do my best writing after 2 am.” — TPM‘s Igor Bobic.

animals mother puma fangs lions cougar mountain lion 2560x1600 wallpaper_www.animalhi.com_94Hear her roar! 

“Yeah, bet if Ira Glass were a woman he’d know who the #$%@ Jill Abramson is.” — Mother Jones co-editor Clara Jeffery of the NPR host Ira Glass.

A reporter post-op 

“Oh, the other *great* thing about post-op is I get to carry salt around with me and look like a coke head when I irridate my sinuses.” — Washington Examiner‘s Ashe Schow.

Larry King caught in a humblebrag 

“Enjoyed shooting the breeze with @Oprah yesterday. We go back many years – when I was broadcasting in D.C. & she in Baltimore.” — online TV host Larry King.


“Years ago i was at a press conference with then Senator Biden where it took him 20 minutes to answer a question.” — QGA’s Jim Manley, former 20-year Senate flack.