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Quote of the Day: 

“The most important thing for reporters to remember is that your job is to have interactions with powerful people you can’t report anything about.”

BuzzFeed White House correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro.


Thank You For Sharing: Tweeter has a vile wish for The Mirror

“I hope Don interviews Betsy when she gets raped and strangely has no proof. Why can’t more rapists videotape themselves and leave their condoms behind?!! WTF, guys?!” — @rollercams.

“Stressful day at work. I let the troll get to me, then laughed at her namecalling other people.” — Courtney Crabtree, a.k.a. @wvccc.

More on Bill Cosby…

“Bill Cosby gave me one of those ‘don’t be dirty’ lectures but I was unconscious & he was talking about my a-hole.” — comedian Sarah Silverman.


“I have so many mixed emotions.” — Jose Antonio Vargas, former WaPo reporter and undocumented citizen in the U.S.

Confessional II. 

“I really just want to take a morning off and go to the movies is that too much to ask.” — Jared Keller, news director, Mic News.

Confessional III. 

“My phone keeps autocorrecting “hahahaha” to “HAHAHAHA” which makes me sound like a psychopath. Just thought I’d share.” — Slate‘s Betsy Woodruff.

Arianna didn’t hear what Ben Smith did at the Uber dinner

“I was at the other end of the table, having a very different conversation with Travis.” — HuffPost‘s Arianna Huffington.

Is Newt in the media or not? 

“I’m not in the media,” — CNN Contributor Newt Gingrich when informed that he used to have a show on CNN, after he jabbed at Don Lemon, saying, “You guys in the media…”

Uh oh. 

“I mean. Holy fucking shit. Sen. Franken, Chairman, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law writes to Uber CEO demanding answers.” — PandoDaily editor Paul Carr. Read here.

Quote of the Day II 

“To lose one job is a misfortune. To lose a second looks like carelessness. Thanks to all for the kind tweets (ht @oscarwilde)”

Reuters media writer Jack Shafer, who announced Wednesday that Reuters let him go. Slate laid him off in 2011. He thanked Reuters for his time there: “Many thanks to all @Reuters for 3-plus heavenly years. As Stanley Kubrick once said, ‘The only problem is, what to do next.'” According to BuzzFeed, Reuters laid off Shafer along with 55 other staffers.

Overheard in the Newsroom: “Stop trolling me.” — a reporter when asked a question by another reporter.

(Overhear something interesting, entertaining or ragingly stupid in your newsroom that you want to share anonymously? Send it to me: or even more anonymously to

The Washington Post has copy editors? 

“(Apologies for all the spelling errors, misquotes & grammar errors over past 2 hours. Wash Post copy editors ran from the office screaming.)” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles.