Quote of the Day
“At the White House live feed, Eric Holder as emotional as I’ve ever seen him leaving ‘the best job I’ll ever have.'” — NPR Justice Department correspondent Carrie Johnson, who broke the news that AG Eric Holder is retiring.
Tragedy strikes WaPo reporter’s life: FOMO
“Made the mistake of opening twitter during a Scandal episode that I’m not watching live. So dumb of me. So much FOMO.” — WaPo‘s Wesley Lowery, the self-involved reporter who got himself detained for 45 minutes in Ferguson, Mo. after police ordered him out of a McDonald’s. Note: FOMO, for the lingo-challenged among us, means: Fear Of Missing Out.
Obama’s Eric Holder presser incites confusion
@nytpolitics: “Watch Obama resignation press conference.”
Bloomberg‘s Dave Weigel: “Whoa, if true.”
Iowahawk‘s David Burge: “He resigned months ago, he just shows up at the office.”
The Media Observer
“The problem w/ model of news programming based on ppl gabbing at all hours is that u have to settle on over-eager blowhards 95% of the time.” — Mediaite editor-in-chief Andrew Kirell.
An “editor’s” question
“Is there ever a need to write ‘usage’ rather than “use”? #AskingForAnEditorFriend” — WaPo‘s Carlos Lozada.
Reporter amazed that Glenn Beck recalls reporter who called him inspirational, life changing
“Never expected that when I finally got to meet @glennbeck he’d already know who I was. I wrote this 4 years ago.” —RedState‘s Ben Howe, who wrote this otherworldly glowing story about hearing Saint Glenn Beck speak at CPAC.
The Daily Beast‘s Josh Rogin: “Problem with this @ggreenwald hit piece is no direct evidence UAE meetings led to Qatar stories, pure speculation.”
The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald: “@joshrogin The story isn’t about your friend Eli, but take up your grievance with David Kirkpatrick & the NYT.” [He included the highlighted text below.]
Josh Rogin: “@ggreenwald Both you and Kirkpatrick showed a correlation, not a causation. There’s a big difference. That’s why the piece is weak.”
Glenn Greenwald: “@joshrogin 1) You must have forgotten to criticize NYT; 2) the correlations are very ample; 3) the point is the Camstoll/UAE campaign.”
Autocorrect changes “conservative” to something wildly different
“Phone just tried to autocorrect ‘conservative’ to ‘concern oven.’ So there’s that.” — Politico‘s Chief Economics Correspondent Ben White.
HuffPost reporter has eyes for hot criminal
“That moment when you’re like, ‘oh that’s a handsome man on that news story’ before you realize it’s a story about a criminal.” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.