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Is Slate toast without Weigel? 

“With Shafer, Plotz, and Weigel gone, trying to think of a reason to go to Slate.” — The Weekly Standard‘s Mark Hemingway on the omnipresent Dave Weigel of Journolist fame moving to Bloomberg (news broken by HuffPost‘s Michael Calderone)

BREAKING: Cillizza thinks The Washington Post is great

“He’s right.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza in response to Ferguson egomaniac Wesley Lowery live tweeting incoming publisher Fred Ryan‘s talk to staff. @WesleyLowery: “I don’t think there is a better place to be in journalism right now than the Washington Post.”

Hey bro, what’s your like count? 

@bendreyfuss what’s your single-day record for likes on MoJo’s FB page? I need to start setting some benchmarks for me-self.” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green to Mother JonesBen Dreyfuss, son of you-known-who.

More from the meeting…

“Asked whether his arrival means @washingtonpost will take an ideological turn, Ryan says to look at content from Politico, Albritton.” — WaPo‘s Brian Fung.


Introspection in Washington 

“Today’s news events make me far less likely to complain about my current dentist appointment.” — ThinkProgress‘ Hayes Brown.

Reporters put their skills to the test 

“Fittingly, new Post boss – former Reaganite, Politico co-founder – gets grilled by reporters in first address to the newsroom.” — WaPo’s Lydia DePillis.


(Fred Ryan back in the day. He was director of scheduling for Reagan.) 

There’s no such thing as a private office meeting

“Almost as if he thinks someone might live-tweet his remarks.” — Politico‘s Ken Vogel in response to WaPo‘s “reported” media blogger Erik Wemple (who drove Allbritton’s TBD into the ground) live tweeting Fred Ryan‘s remarks to staff: “Ryan hesitant to talk about specific strategy in open meeting.”

Hey Politico, will WaPo soon “win the morning”? 

More Wemple: “Ryan says a key for Wapo is winning the morning: Connect in the morning and keep it up throughout the day.” CNBC’s Eamon Javers remarked, “Where have I heard ‘win the morning’ before?”