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Quote of the Day: 

“You watch CNN? It’s okay if you don’t. Very few do.”

— CNN host Mike Rowe on his show, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” Wednesday night to a woman named “Jane” who works in with Whooping Cranes.

Quote of the Day II

“nbd #1 most viral story on buzzfeed right now is about micropenis (hi mom)”

— BuzzFeed‘s Ashley McCollum, chief of staff to CEO Jonah Peretti.

Journo has nightmare about deadlines 

“Had a series of missing-my-deadline dreams.” — The Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi.



Convo Between Two Journos

Vox‘ MATT YGLESIAS: “Have somehow written myself into a corner where I’m going to need a ‘kicker.’ Disaster.”

NYT‘s FARHAD MANJOO: “@mattyglesias There should be a ‘we’ll have to leave it there’ for writing.”

Senator lashes out at his hometown paper (which didn’t endorse him) 

“Udall whacks his hometown newspaper. ‘If the Denver Post doesn’t stand with the women of Colorado, that’s their choice.'” — Politico‘s Manu Raju in reference to Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.).

Deep Thoughts With Erika Anderson 

“What is right is not always easy, and what is easy is usually not what is right.” — Erika Anderson, social media strategist and “creative thinker” at The Heritage Foundation and its pub, The Daily Signal.

Deadspin fallout (The pub claimed Senate hopeful Cory Gardner never played football. See the story and, ugh, update here.) 

“This Deadspin clusterfluck is why journalists have such horrible reputations. And deservedly so in many cases. We’re not all bad but sheesh.” — The Federalist‘s Mollie Hemingway.

“This is more than a small error in a quick blog post. This was a error by the editors.” — Greg Pollowitz, editor,

With gratitude…

“I’d like to thank all my followers who wrote such nice words about my #CNNRoots report. I really am appreciative.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, who managed to get through his “Roots” segment without weeping for his ancestors.

Journo asks his Ebola questions to no one and everyone on Twitter 

“If a family can live with a man who died of Ebola and still not get sick, how are two nurses now infected? What happened at that hospital?” — NYT‘s Jeremy Peters.

Speaking of Ebola…

“I’m sorry, sir, your bottled water can’t come on the plane. Now step aside, we need to get this person with Ebola on board.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jim Geraghty.

Still speaking of Ebola…

“Makes me want to vomit.” — National Journal serial tweeter Ron Fournier on how the Dallas hospital handled the Ebola patient.