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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

@MichaelPhelps Good luck on your journey. Great things are right there for you. Trust me. #Recovery #ThePromises” — actor, author Rob Lowe. Michael Phelps got a DUI in Baltimore last week and has been suspended for six months from USA Swimming competition. On Sunday, Phelps said he was attending a “program” to “better understand” himself.

 

Is Politico losing its mojo? 

Mediaite‘s Eddie Scarry: “Something I’ve noticed lately: Politico used to be way more insidery [read:intriguing] than it is nowadays. I miss the old Politico.”

Washington Examiner‘s T. Becket Adams: “We’re getting old, Eddie. It’s the damn milennials who are running everything.”

Eddie Scarry: “I hope that’s not it. I used to admire Politico for turning everything into a story but now it’s very conventional.”

A week in Charles Johnson’s life 

“I began the day suspended on Twitter. I ended the day unsuspended with a hundred more followers. ..Not only do I approve of interracial dating, I’ve even practiced it.” — GotNews‘ Charles Johnson.

David Brooks and his son draw ire of Podwhore 

“Everybody who thinks David Brooks has to ‘reveal’ his son, who’s 23, has joined the Israeli army can go fuck himself.” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.

Russert brings us a nugget of news 

“Interesting nugget frm this presser: Frieden saying for people (media) not to freak out if some WA travelers have a fever, cld be Malaria.” — NBC’s Luke Russert.

Confessional. 

“That feeling on ‘congratulations’ email/twitter threads when you realize you haven’t done anything worthy of congratulations in ages.” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.

The Media Observer

“Man, @piersmorgan got testy with Larry @kingsthings constantly smacking him around. Wazzup with the hate towards @andersoncooper? Jealous?” — TV One’s Roland Martin.

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The Hill‘s K Street office undergoes renovations 

“The Hill is renovating so we all cleaned out our desks today. Found an odd assortment of crap in and around mine.” — The Hill’s Alexandra Jaffe.

WaPo‘s Erik Wemple Gets Marty’D* about “Meet The Press” 

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*Please note: Wemple helped run Robert Allbritton‘s TBD into the ground before taking a job at WaPo.

Convo between two journos

Here we have Breitbart News’ John Nolte and BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw. 

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