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Quote of the Day:

“For lunch I had a steak sandwich and a martini. I think I’m turning into my father.” — U.S. News & World Report‘s managing editor for opinion Robert Schlesinger, son of historian Arthur Schlesinger.

Gwyneth Paltrow wants to consciously couple with President Obama

“Gwyneth to POTUS, per pool report: ‘I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest….you’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.'” — CNN’s Jake Tapper. Uh oh, will the first lady get jealous? 

Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi: “@jaketapper it’s not his handsomeness that’s causing that. It’s her fucking juice cleanse.”

Politico‘s Ben White: “Gwyneth Paltrow: Just when you think she can’t get worse, she gets worse. So much worse it’s almost impossible to believe.”


Of course Greg Sargent thinks the Palin family brawl is boring 

“zzzz Palins acting crazy zzzzzzzzzzzz” — WaPo‘s Greg Sargent.

But TPM‘s Josh Marshall was all over it…

“I call on other responsible white leaders to join me in denouncing the Palins and the destructive culture they represent.” — TPM founder and editor Josh Marshall.

Quote of the Day 2 

“Yes, we’re a morning show and we have modeling, fashion and we have Joe with food all over his sweater.” — MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinksi, co-host of “Morning Joe” regarding Joe Scarborough.

FINALLY! Taye Diggs follows many Washington journos and now WCP

“Finally, we got a follow from @TayeDiggs!” — Washington City Paper.

Sharp words between two journos

RedState‘s Ben Howe: “I’m getting #BenAfflecked by @joshtpm right now. These guys can’t stand hearing an accurate description of Islam’s history of violence.”

TPM‘s Josh Marshall: “Ben, you shouldn’t knowingly misstate what I’ve said. I know you want this “benaffleck” thing to happen. It isn’t. Sorry.”

Ben Howe: “I just think it’s funny. There’s nothing I’m waiting on ‘to happen.’ It already happened.”

Important Q to Ask Ourselves

“When reporters reporting on the Ebola situation in Dallas call it a ‘fluid situation’ do they intend the double meaning?” — HuffPost White House correspondent Sam Stein.


“Exactly 26 years ago, I was just coming out of a horrible hangover.” — Yahoo! NewsOlivier Knox.

Bloomberg‘s Dave Weigel offers chance to maybe punch him someday

“Punch me if I ever complain about my cushy job.” — Bloomberg PoliticsDave Weigel, reacting to a story on HuffPost about a woman works with human excrement.

TV journo is allergic to novacaine 

“I am very thankful for good teeth. But I’m kinda old to find out the hard way I’m allergic to novocaine.” — ABC7’s Stephen Tschida.


“No spoilers but we’re doing a web show that is going to go pretty far over the heads of journalist types who tweet at us. Pretty far over.” — The Daily Caller‘s Patrick Howley.