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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“Recovering from Ebola is a truly humbling feeling. Too many are not as fortunate and lucky as I’ve been. I’m very happy to be alive. …Last thing. I’m going to be happy to talk to the media but not until after I’m out of the hospital and have a chance to see my family.”

Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance American journo who was working in Liberia when he contracted the Ebola virus. At the time, he was working for NBC News and Vice News.

Journo says his sons are misogynists

“My teenage sons were going to be meterosexual Obama voters. Then they started playing videogames. Now they’re misogynists. #GamerGate.” — conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.

Speaking of online madness…

“I actually argued with a serious person tonight over whether stuff the President of the United States says is worth covering as news. #gnite” — Politico Chief Economic Correspondent Ben White.

NYT‘s snobbery against Washington restaurants 

“The new york times article about restaurants in DC somehow manages to be offensive by the 3rd word. ‘scrubby,’ ‘working class’ ‘sad looking.’ — D.C. photog Liz Gorman.

Memo to former Rep. Earnest Istook…

“Hey Congressman @Istook, it’s pretty tacky how you follow/unfollow people to build up your #s. Done it to me several times.” —Brett Decker, director, White House Writers Group. Istook is now a talk radio host.

Poor baby: Editor says he’s getting trolled for statistic on violence against kids

“Currently getting trolled for tweeting a stat about violence against children #trollsneversleep.” — Judd Legum, editor-in-chief, ThinkProgress.

And now a moment of inspiration with Sen. Booker

“Sometimes it is helpful to keep these four words in mind: THIS TOO SHALL PASS.”Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). 

How to Make It All About Me? 

“Used to have this canary yellow button-up de la Renta designed for Boy Scouts. Loved that shirt.. Robbed in Chicago. #RIPOscarDeLaRenta.” — Daniel Newhauser, reporter, National Journal.


Her bio…

“social activist. public speaker. contributor to vanity fair. knitter of things without sleeves.” — the all lowercase Twitter bio of the most famous former White House intern in modern history. Yes, that would be Monica Lewinsky with the above photograph. On Monday, she joined Twitter. And just like that, her new life begins.