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Afternoon Mirror

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

Quote of the Day:

“Waiting for the oversight committee to haul in Bo and Sunny and ask them just what the hell kind of guard dogs they are.” — Kelsey Hayes, senior copy editor for Politico Pro.

Reporter dares to dream of living in a better hood 

“I dream of one day being rich enough to live in a neighborhood where it would be safe to go across the street & buy candy right now.” — Katherine Timpf, reporter, NationalReviewOnline. She lives in Harlem.

Overheard in the Newsroom 

“That chick behind Issa, she’s the reason to watch the hearings.” — Anonymous reporter.

Have a quote from a reporter in your newsroom who might behead you if you tweeted something he or she said? Send it to The Mirror at Betsy@DailyCaller.com or TheMirror@DailyCaller.com. Anonymity guaranteed. 

ABC News reporter says wife is a “wild” sleeper 

“My bride (@marileefholmes) is a wild sleeper. Was keeping me up @ nite anyway. Figured I might as well work!” — former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes, who now works for ABC News.

A brief warning to colleagues 

“Day two without caffeinezzzzzzzzzz.” — Josh Halliday, news reporter at the Guardian.

The Observer

“The very poor, filthy children who stood on my toes in China pleading for $ weren’t as desperate/pathetic as R & D campaign beggars. Srsly.” — Steve Friess, freelance journo and University of Michigan journalism prof.

CNN really slices through Oklahoma beheading case 

“CNN correspondent uses phrase ‘any way you slice it’ at least 3x when talking about Oklahoma beheading case. Le sigh.” — Meghan Roh, press secretary for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

Journo goes crazy (writes in all-caps) 

“HEY EVERYBODY, STAY HOME ON ELECTION DAY! THAT WILL REALLY SHOW BOEHNER, MCCONNELL AND PRIEBUS THEY NEED TO BE MORE CONSERVATIVE!” — NationalReviewOnline contributing editor Jim Geraghty.

Oh, wait, calling all WaPo editors: Wesley Lowery wants to suck up

“Overheard in the press area at Secret Service hearing: ‘We should have a drinking game for everytime they mention the Washington Post'” — WaPo‘s Wesley Lowery.

Since when does Washingtonian write about threesomes? 

“A Virginia man says he’ll give away two Nationals playoff tickets in exchange for a threesome.” — Washingtonian. Read here.