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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Overheard in the Newsroom

“Elise Foley is nibbling you.” — Anonymous journo.

Journo Love

“If the term ‘classy dame’ were in the dictionary, it would be accompanied by a pic of the great @AnnCompton Congrats on your retirement!” — PBS’ Gwen Ifill.

Journos react to Ferguson

“What you’re seeing in Ferguson is, simply, government. Behold the awesome power of the state. It’s a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” — Washington Free Beacon‘s Lachlan Markay.

“Ferguson police chief needs to own arresting journalists IN McDonalds.” — Blue Nation Review‘s Jimmy Williams.

“I’m not trolling here, just curious: do 2nd Amendment advocates think they can defend themselves against a police state with a gun?” — The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi.

“Ugh. MSNBC guest says Ferguson is = to Edmund Pettus Bridge. Don’t recall riots and looting in precipitating Bloody Sunday.” — HotAir‘s Noah Rothman.

And the big announcement

@WesleyLowery: POTUS: ‘In the United States police should not be arresting journalists who are trying to do their jobs.”” — Wesley Lowery, the WaPo reporter arrested in a McDonalds in Ferguson.'”

MADDENING: Helping parents with computer issues 

“There are few things in this world more utterly head-pounding than having to help your parents with tech issues over the phone.” — Mediaite‘s Josh Feldman.

An über nightmare 

“Text I received: ‘I had a nightmare my uber rating was a 2.3. Woke up in a panic thinking I could never get an uber again.'” — WaPo‘s Hunter Schwarz.


Journo wipes out 

“I crashed a dirt bike yesterday and my right leg has swollen to twice the size of my left leg.”– Mother JonesBen Dreyfuss, son of you-know-who.

Who knew this was even possible? 

“A chocolate covered gluten free pretzel saved my life last night.” — BuzzFeed‘s Dorsey Shaw.


Thank you for Sharing

Reader reacts to my depression confessional on people shutting up about their depression confessionals.

MalteseFalcon “The person who’s written this rubbish should be institutionalized immediately and receive horse tranquillizer injections daily for the next 20 years.”

Uh oh. 

“Almost physically attacked in the waiting room at the doctor’s office by a woman who said I wasn’t rushing the receptionist enough. #America.” — AJ Delgado, NationalReviewOnline columnist.