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Brian Schweitzer did not say “shit” on ‘Morning Joe’ after all 

A longtime male political advisor of Schweitzer’s wrote in to The Mirror Monday to explain that Schweitzer really didn’t say “shit” on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” even though it semi-sounded that way and Mika Brzezinksi‘s expression indicated she couldn’t quite be sure if the ex-Montana governor had said “shit.” [Related: Watch the segment here.]

The advisor explained that Schweitzer actually said, “’I was building a pole shed,’ something someone from the east probably hasn’t ever heard. Note that he later talked about hauling a bulldozer to his ranch – probably part of the same ‘pole shed’ project (sometimes called ‘pole barns’  depending on the size.”

He explained further, “I know the Governor and know his speech patterns and clearly heard that. Plus, I know he was building a shed on the ranch.”

Want to work in journalism? 

“Want to work for an iconic journalism org? @MotherJones is hiring an L.A. sales rep for print & digital advertising.” — Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn.

Montel Williams headline of the day:  Furious Veteran Montel Williams DONE Dealing With VA: ‘We Need To Shut This Organization Down’ – See here.  Let’s see if Montel approves of this one, or commands The Daily Caller to change it. [Related: Montel goes bonkers over Daily Caller headline] 

The Weatherman

“The three ‘H’s’ are back with a vengeance in DC: hot, hazy and humid. Well, at least 2 out of 3. Hot & humid. Temps to hit mid 90s here.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller.

Media Matters trolling at a glance…

“I want to live in this feverish right wing fantasy world in which the left dominates everything. It sounds delightful.” — Media Matters‘ research fellow Oliver Willis.

With Zzzz’s, journo now wearing rose-colored glasses 

“Just got my regular reminder that a good sleep really makes absolutely everything seem rosier.” — Alyssa Rosenberg, culture blogger, WaPo.

Travel Bitches 

“Hey @Delta. Normally I’d say people are being mean about an honest mistake. But after last week’s flight issues? Seriously, f@#k you guys.” — RedState‘s Ben Howe.

A real testicle of a question

“Did you know that one listicle usually hangs a little lower than the other?” — BuzzFeed‘s Samir Mezrahi.

Important question to crowdsource: “Should I try yoga or will it just make me hate everything more?” — Erin Gloria Ryan, Jezebel. BuzzFeed‘s Jessica Misener replied, “I both do yoga and run several times a week! I find them really complementary. yoga is the best natural anxiety cure.”

Uh oh…“FYI: VOX DOT COM is still using an inaccurate map of Africa (from Wikipedia, natch) in a lecturing post on geography.” — Washington Free Beacon’s Lachlan Markay. See here.

Writer admits her regrets 

“Of all the things I regret in my life. I have one big one: time I wasted worrying about people who weren’t thinking about me. #LetThemGo” — Sophia Nelson, blogger, author.


Autocorrect presumed to screw up headline 

OOPS! “Damn you autocorrect.”Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso.