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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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The media is self-obsessed? 

“The industry is obsessed with itself.” — Former PR exec Kenneth Lerer in a story by The Daily Beast‘s Lloyd Grove regarding the media. As explained in the story, Lerer helped build HuffPost and has BuzzFeed on his resumé.

Cenk despises people who spoil Game of Thrones 

“People who have read Game of Thrones books and go around the internet posting spoilers everywhere they can are the lowest form of life.” — Cenk Uygur, host of the The Young Turks, something he claims is the “largest online news show in the world.”

On Washington fashion 

“I just saw a woman wearing a suit AND FLIP FLOPS what is wrong with you, DC?” — The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi.


“I’m being arrested for the murder of several billion of my brain cells for the crime of reading Thomas Friedman’s latest column.” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.

Travel Bitches 

@Amtrak apologizes that there will be no wifi for the entire trip. Dare I ask about their refund policy?@AmtrakNEC” — Caleb Brown, director of multimedia, Cato Institute.

Reporter accidentally hangs up on someone 

“Two buttons on the phone that shouldn’t be so close to one another? The mute button and the headset hang up button. Damnit.” — Esther Lee, immigration reporter, Think Progress.

BuzzFeed reporter scolds Kardashians

@KimKardashian @DASHBoutique this feels more Facebook than Twitter.” — BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynksi. This is not the first time that he scolded the Kardashians.

Sandra Bullock has advice for Vox Media’s Matthew Yglesias 

“‘Do not pick your nose in public.’ Sandra Bullock gave a surprise commencement speech and it was PERFECT.” — E! News.

Deep thoughts with Politico’s Dylan Byers

“<“)))><” — Byers, apparently speaking in code.


MAKESHIFT BUMPER STICKERS? “Spotted in the rear window of cars in the last week. What happened to bumper stickers? Is this safe?” — NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith.


BUZZFEED DC BUREAU HAS PUSSY: “I love how this is still the only available reading material at the @BuzzFeed DC offices.” — BuzzFeed‘s Benny Johnson.