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So what’s Charles C. Johnson up to? 

“There’s talk of a raising money to send me to go to Iraq (as if I’m some kind of soldier) I reply: “Do it. Put $ where your mouth is.” #ISIS” — GotNewsCharles Johnson, who’s had some really unpopular thoughts about James Foley’s death.

From one of his many detractors…@ChuckCJohnson lol man even for a scumbag you’re a scumbag” — First Look Media‘s Alex Pareene. (Takes one to know one?)


“Klutzy as I am, I’ve never broken a bone. Streak still going — barely. Going to be quiet on Twitter while my arm hurts.” — Vox Media‘s Libby Nelson.

The Observer

“McDonnell trial has rendered mute everyone who says his or her state’s politics are the weirdest/sickest/funniest. Virginia, we surrender.” — Jon Ralston, Nevada political journalist and contributing editor to Politico Magazine.

This ‘burns her out?’

“Haven’t been following McDonnell trial closely enough but why is this sad letter released as part of it? Bums me out.” — Elise Foley, linking to this magnificent letter from Ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell to his wife, Maureen.

Don Lemon fever

“Every time I look at Twitter there’s an occasion to ask ‘what did Don Lemon say now?'” — BuzzFeed reporter Tracy Clayton, a.k.a. Brokey McPoverty.

Confessional 2

“Sadly, unable to sleep due to humidity. Should really get this air conditioning fixed.” —The Federalist‘s Neal Dewing.

Weiner comes through 

“Just learned that @repweiner defended me on NY1 for asking @MMViverito if she notified her partners before tweeting her HPV results. #irony.” — New York Post‘s Tara Palmeri, referencing ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Schlongville).


THREE PEAS IN A POD: “Spring Break @TPM 2014 w/@jbarro and @NYTimeskrugman!” — Business Insider‘s Hunter Walker.