Quote of the Day:
“Just arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire. First stop: @DunkinDonuts cc: @MichelleObama.”
— Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
Quote of the Day II
“Bring back Crossfire.”
— HuffPost Chief White House correspondent Sam Stein.
Unnecessary ass kissing from ex-Obama aide
“As usual, @IgnatiusPost gets it exactly right. This time on #Ebola fear mongering and panic.” — Tommy Vietor. (Didn’t FNC’s Shep Smith start this pastime of deflating Ebola hype?) David Ignatius is a lefty columnist for WaPo.
Either way, sometimes Obama just can’t win
“While understandable, skipping fundraisers to monitor #ebola from White House hurts efforts to assist Dems. in tough Senate races.” — West Wing Reports, a.k.a. independent White House journo Paul Brandus.
About that BuzzFeed micropenis story…
“Logged into my computer, completely forgot I’d left @katienotopoulos‘s micropeen expose up when I left so that’s a nice way to start the day.” — Vocativ‘s Brian Feldman, who is also an ex-BuzzFeed intern.
Convo Between Two Journos: Is Elise Foley dead?
Today we have HuffPost’s Jason Linkins and Elise Foley.
Elise: “I haven’t tweeted in three hours and no one has called to see if I’m still alive :(”
Jason: “Hey, like, I’m sitting right over here and you seem fine? Let me know if I can help, though.”
Elise: “Thanks for being a pal.”
It’s getting hot in here
“That time of year when people prematurely begin blasting the heat just as you decide it’s cool enough to rock a sweater. Bleh.” — CNN publicist Matt Dornic.
Take THAT anonymous annoying female tweeter
“Someone just got muted. We’ll see if she’s feeling better in a month’s time.” — John Aravosis, editor of AMERICAblog.
Typical Washington bullsh&t
“Just got a classic only-in-Washington email from a source: ‘Off the record: no comment.'” — CNBC’s Eamon Javers.
A Q some of us must ask ourselves: “Can you be a gay Rabbi and still keep your job at a Conservative Synagogue?” — WaPo columnist Sally Quinn.
Thanks Ebola. A word that is now commonplace: diarrhea
“Diarrhea covers were eventually added… says Dr. Daniel Vargo from Texas Health Resources.” — Breitbart‘s Charlie Spiering.
And now….a brief message for WaPo‘s Wesley Lowery
“You know there are journalists out there who know how to cover disasters, epidemics etc. You don’t actually have to make up rules as you go.” — Author Jonathan Katz, who wrote The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster.
“Here’s a fun thing to do: read all your blog entries from 10 years ago then invent a time machine so you can go back and punch yourself.” — The Hill‘s head designer Ashley Perks.
Journo says Charle Crist’s fan should’ve been removed
“Not sure I can bring myself to take any deep dives into #fangate, so I’ll ask on Twitter: Why didn’t the moderators just remove the fan?” — RealClearPolitics‘ Scott Conroy.
Is this Politico reporter fanning the flames?
“No. More. Fan. Jokes.” — Politico‘s Ben White.
And one last note on the fan…
“Fangate is morphing into Fanghazi.” — The Miami Herald‘s Marc Caputo.
NOTHING: It’s what’s for Ben Smith’s dinner tonight
“I just realized that I can’t sleep because I never had dinner.” — The Daily Caller‘s intern Ben Smith.