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How CNN’s Chris Cuomo reacts to a compliment

Da Milkman15: “@ChrisCuomo I like how you are covering the ISIS issue. You explain its complexities. Others suggest there are obvious answers.”

CUOMO: “@Da_Milkman15 it is easier to ride the wave of headlines. our mandate is smart talk about what matters. this is not simple.”

Is this some sort of practical joke? 

“Smart thoughts from @mattyglesias on ISIS.” — editor-in-chief Ezra Klein.

So what’s Charles C. Johnson up to? 

“My most vivid memory of 911 is of my friend, Jillian, crying all day in class the next day. She died 2 years later, aged 15. #911anniversary” — GotNewsCharles C. Johnson.

And now for a word on cereal 

“I think my distaste for it is from my dad forcing me to drink the leftover sugary milk after the cereal was gone.” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley, a HUGE fan of The Daily Caller and particularly White House correspondent Neil Munro.

A White House reporter’s psychotic trip in the Quite Car 

“I never ride in the quiet car. am now. And I’m ON EDGE. Every bite of celery I take, I feel the disapproving stares.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, also a regular on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

The Observer

“The IRS targeting of Breitbart News should be opposed by all journalists. Instead, watch the D.C. crowd celebrate it.” — The Daily Caller‘s Patrick Howley.

Politico congressional reporters hard(ly) at work on Capitol Hill 

Lauren French: “I’m educating @BresPolitico on @taylorswift13 in the gallery #publicservice

John Bresnahan (who for some bizarre reason has blocked me): “It’s not good. You need a new career.”

Dave Weigel talks male contraception 


“Exciting news for @swin24” — Slate‘s and soon-to-be Boomberg News’ Dave Weigel shouts out to The Daily Beast‘s Asawin Suebsaeng.

Good eye! 

“Maury is having a really big strong guy lock women beaters in a bathroom. I’m not sure why.” — Washington Free Beacon‘s Adam Kredo.

Journo gets really ugly rental car


“Somebody at Avis at Logan Airport hates me!” — NYT‘s Mark Leibovich.

Excruciating unfunny Twitter exchange between two Washington gossip columnists (Please, make it stop!) 

U.S. News‘ Nikki Schwab: “Oh heyyyy! @JudyKurtz is on FLOTUS pool duty today. Michelle O is touring the new White House Visitor Center.”

The Hill‘s Judy Kurtz: “Duty called! Among highlights: motorcading to the Visitor Center half a block away from the White House. #letsnotmove

Nikki Schwab: “That’s a Drudge hit right there.”

A Benny Johnson update… 


Bourbon heaven at Barrel D.C.” — National Review’s Benny Johnson.