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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

Quote of the Day:

“I’d rather have no friends than group texts.”

Kate Arthur, chief LA corresponded, BuzzFeed.

Another male journo with a pussy 

“My wife & I used to get excited about ideas, theater, music. Now we exult when our sick cat successfully uses litter box.” — NPR’s Scott Simon. As some may recall, back in March The Mirror put together a listicle of 16 male journalists who have cats. The list is forever growing.

The Observer

“Friendly-fire oppo/grievances happen all the time in politics. But rarely before a campaign even starts.” — NBC News Senior Political Director Mark Murray. He’s referring to this explosive story by ABC News’ Rick Klein.

Something to consider…

“BREAKING: Mook emails not 1/10 as offensive over five years as mine have been since 7 am.” — Oliver Griswold, who works for gmmb, a D.C. political communications firm.

Journo in denial 

“From now on, every time someone mentions Hillary Clinton I am going to pretend not to be familiar with the name.” — WaPo‘s Philip Bump.

Deep Thoughts on Clickbait with Matt Zoller Seitz 

“As the last embers of life fade, the old editor thinks back on all the clickbait lists published, all the fine and valuable things shat on.” — Zoller Seitz, New York mag.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MONTEL’s RIGHT-HAND MAN

“Say a big Happy Birthday to my right hand man @jon_franks3300 – go tell him on Twitter (at)lucidjonfrank.” — Montel Williams, former talk show host and veterans activist.

Hey newbies…welcome to Congress

“Glad to welcome all newly elected members of Congress – aloha! I look forward to working with you to serve our nation in the year ahead.” — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).

Confessional. 

“They’re landing satellites on speeding comets yesterday and I couldn’t even manage to find 2 matching socks this morning.” — Politico‘s Kendall Breitman.

On passwords…

“Ray kelly says the top used passwords are ‘password’ and ‘123456’” — Martha Stewart.

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SO CUTE: “That weird moment you realize somebody has your outfit on…” — D.C. paparazzo Colin Drummond.