Quote of the Day (and the ultimate in horrible humblebrags):
“Me and my wife met with President Obama two weeks ago.”
— Kanye West.
Complete election night insanity: Maddow in one ear, Blitzer in the other
Speaking of CNN and Blitzer on election night…
Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Schlongston) calls the Dems “pussies.” Seriously. See here.
BREAKING: WaPo‘s wise Wesley Lowery has journalism tip
Kami Mattioli : “All journalism programs should have a class dedicated to teaching discretion in using the “BREAKING” label. Too many people get it wrong.”
“@kmattio best practice: use it almost never – like, literally, nothing is ever breaking.”
Unsolicited advice for White House Spokesman Josh Earnest
“If I’m Josh Earnest, I show up tomorrow tie askew, cigarette dangling, reeking of tequila, answering every question ‘oh yeah? Your face.'” — TheBlazeTV‘s Buck Sexton.
The downside to ESPN’s Nate Silver
“Polling has sucked fun out of elections. Like having Nate Silver estimating the odds of getting a train set for Christmas 40 years ago.” — Brad Cooper, Kansas City Star statehouse reporter.
Ex-Slate editor hates the pumpkin spice latte
“I cast my DC vote today for legalization of pot, and for criminalization of pumpkin spice latte, which I just tried for the first time.” — David Plotz, CEO of Atlas Obscura, a website that catalogues “extraordinary, weird and fascinating” paces around the world.
Quote of the Day II:
“It’s not too fucking late! http://yourfuckingpollingplace.com/ “
— lefty radio host Bill Press on election day.
Um, yes, hell yes
“Do publicists hate reporters as much as reporters hate publicists?” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green.
The smart ass
“Yes, we know you are available for interviews tonight.” — NPR politics editor Charlie Mahtesian.
“This election is so important we’re all upset about something Lena Dunham’s memoir.” — Michael Roston, senior staff editor for social media, NYT.
Which right-wing editor will feast on MSNBC tonight?
“I will feast on the delicious tears of MSNBC commentators tonight. And I didn’t write that title.” — RedState‘s Erick Erickson.
Media Matters research director acts like a dick about a Buzzfeed poll
“Do any non-journalists care about whether journalists vote?” — Media Matters Deputy Research Director Matthew Gertz dissing BuzzFeed‘s Ellie Hall‘s poll on whether journos should vote.
What Chris Hayes drinks to drown away his sorrows
Overheard in the Newsroom…
“So I have an interview with Issa tonight at midnight. Sounds a little romantic doesn’t it?” — Anonymous journo.
Important Question to Ponder: “Hey @twitter why is there a limit on the # of people you can block in one sitting? There is no similar limit on people being the worst.” — former co-editor of Gawker Emily Gould.
Convo Between a lefty reporter and a Democratic operative
Nick Bauman works for Mother Jones and Matthew Gertz works for Media Matters, an organizational wing of the Democratic Party .
Nick Baumann: “Having a good chuckle right now at the self-importance of journalists who don’t vote ‘on principle.'”
Matthew Gertz: “Navel-gazing never goes out of style.”
Charles Johnson thinks congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia is hot