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5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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And now for the dumbest part of our week…

Any real reason we need to know journo wants donuts? 

5. “I could really go for a secret @DunkinDonuts right now.” — BuzzFeed‘s Benny Johnson. The whole “secret Dunkin Donuts” thing is explained here. (Deep sigh.)

Shameless media lobbying alert 

4. “Thanks to @greggutfeld for mentioning my work & my name debunking Everytown. I would love to come on Red Eye sometime. Hint, hint.” — L.A. freelancer Charles Johnson.

Journo who hates himself gives himself a Friday follow  

3. “#FF the three people I loathe the most in DC: @FBillMcMorris @j_arthur_bloom & @JGreenDC” — Washington Examiner‘s online editor Justin Green

Reporter wonders about the cleanliness of the office toilets 

2. “At what point do enough people follow the rule about the first bathroom stall being cleanest that that stall is the dirtiest?” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley. She followed up with, “I asked the office if I should tweet that and got very little encouragement, but I did it anyway because I don’t care what my coworkers say.” Quick q’s: Doesn’t Arianna make sure those first stalls are free of urine and other human waste?

Unnecessary crowdsourcing 

1. “I can’t find my phone can someone call it plz.” … “P.S. Found my phone in the refrigerator.” — Katherine Timpf, reporter for Campus Reform, and formerly a reporter for the Washington Times.

Mideast Israel Montel Williams.JPEGA big fat runners up to the man who self-describes as “one of the longest talk show hosts in TV history” Montel Williams: “While u were writing idiotic stories on my staff/my narcissism, 200+ vets died.”

Not unexpectedly, Williams interprets The Mirror‘s criticism of him completely incorrectly. He was originally angry at The Daily Caller and demanded a correction to a story that stated that he had unloaded on President Obama when he, in fact, had unloaded on Obama regarding the treatment of the nation’s veterans. Montel didn’t want to make this about politics, he says. Still, in recent days he has insisted that the “damn White House” and Congress should get back to him and answer his phone calls. Of course, there’s NOTHING political about any of this, right? In addition: News publications ought to let Montel pre-approve all headlines to stories about him (eye roll).