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Journo has a random q

@mattbai Hi there, I’m a former colleague from the Times Mag. Have a random question for you. Can you follow me so I can DM you?” — Andrew Rice, contributing editor, New York Magazine.


“Sometimes I misread the word ‘sermon’ as ‘semen.'” — Mother JonesBen Dreyfuss, son of you-know-who.

Is this NYT editor high? 

“Good morning from the Tower of News where there’s nothing wrong wit a little wake n bake.” — NYT senior staff editor for social media Michael Roston.

Uh oh. Was Marion Barry hacked or is he just regretful? 

“Everyone, please disregard yesterday’s tweets. Those tweets were unauthorized and did not reflect my views.” — D.C. Councilman Marion Barry, who had a hypoglycemic attack last week and drove the wrong way down Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the most iconic streets in Washington. He was cited for driving an unregistered car and for having no proof of insurance. “Those who know me easily recognize my voice on Twitter. I don’t speak in that manner. Further, I have the utmost respect for DC MPD.” Furthermore…“DC has one of the finest police forces in the nation. And our DC Fire and EMS is stellar. Their contributions to our city are extraordinary. The MPD and DC Fire and EMS went above and beyond the call of duty to help me during last week’s hypoglycemic attack. Many, many thanks go out to those first responders who were Johnny on the spot and all of you for your many prayers.”

As reported by Twitchy, that deleted tweet is as follows: “So instead of protecting people, I’m advised that @DCPoliceDept called news media to come film my hypoglycemic attack & accident? Sad.”

Quote Taken Entirely Out of Context 

“Now I feel guilty for sacrificing all those goats, before checking Mac discussion group.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg.

The Nauseated Observer 

“People who demand apologies for remarks nowhere near as awful as what they’ve said make me want to #vomit.” — TheBlazeDana Loesch.

Self-appointed Media Critic 

“I find this Politico headline ridiculous. As if there is some ‘secret’ to Megyn Kelly’s success. She’s an all-star!” — Amanda Carpenter, communications aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).  And the “offensive” headline: “Megyn Kelly: Secret of her success.” See the story here, which goes on to detail how “red hot” Kelly is in her first year with a new show and time slot.