Quote of the Day:
“Why should CNN talk about the FL debate it just hosted when we can learn about the family histories of its hosts?”
— Miami Herald political reporter Marc Caputo.
WaPo‘s Ben Bradlee dies
“Ben Bradlee originally advised a Post colleague against hiring Sally Quinn because ‘anyone that attractive could make work difficult.'” — WaPo Outlook editor Carlos Lozada.
“Ben Bradlee’s carefree, Mayflower dude shtick hid a serious devotion to country and press and their interdependence. Not a snob or hater.” — HuffPost Editorial Director Howard Fineman.
Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg sees orangutan’s “screwing”
Charlie Crist V. Rick Scott debate enrages one pundit
“I’m sick of these 2 guys fighting over who grew up better off or worse off. Tell us what the hell u’ll do to make Floridians better off.” — CNN contributor Ana Navarro.
“It scares me how much I enjoy midterm debates.” — ABC Political Director Rick Klein.
This is SOOOO BuzzFeed
“I’ve been communicating with coworkers solely via emailed photos of rabbits for more than 40 minutes.” — BuzzFeed LGBT editor Saeed Jones.
A gift for Monica Lewinksy
“I’d love to give Monica a copy of #FindingMrRighteous. Seriously.” — Townhall contributor and author Lisa De Pasquale.
Journo admits he’s envious of George Stephanopoulos
“Thought I was doing well passing 8,000 Twitter followers. Then I saw @GStephanopoulos is fast approaching 2 million.” — Niels Lesniewski, senate reporter, Roll Call.
Convo among three journos. The topic: brunch
The conversationalists are The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe, Vox.com’s Content Director Max Fischer and WaPo’s Adam Kushner.
Julia Ioffe: “End the tyranny of brunch,” she writes, linking to this TNR story about doing away with brunch and eating eggs for dinner during the week.
Max Fischer: “You are such a liar.”
Julia Ioffe: “When, WHEN have you ever seen me for brunch, Max Fisher?”
Max Fischer: “I would say literally 25% of the time I have brunch at Le Diplomate, which is a LOT, you are there with your parents.”
Julia Ioffe: “We were there for an early dinner!”
In typical Washington form, Adam Kushner, a WaPo editor, jumped in to talk about his own brunch prospects, completely ignoring the conversation at hand: “@Max_Fisher Oh, is that a good brunch? Have a strong prejudice against LD but will try brunch there on your recommendation.”
Photo: Le Diplomate website