Quote of the Day:
“Mention for mention, CNN was to West Wing as BuzzFeed is to Newsroom.”
— BuzzFeed Chief of Staff Ashley McCollum. As some may recall, in a recent episode, The Newsroom called out BuzzFeed’s cat-loving Andrew Kaczynski for his faulty Boston bombing reporting on Twitter. They spared him and didn’t mention his name. CNN’s John King wasn’t so lucky. He was called out by name.
Um, comparing apples and pineapples?
“It was out-of-bounds 4 a GOP aide 2criticize Pres O’s daughters. But it also was and is wrong for critics to go after Sarah Palin’s family.” — former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer.
Journo hates bad boys (sort of)
“I hate bad boys, but love good guys who look like bad boys. So rare. *sad face*” — FNC host and analyst Jedediha Bila.
“Cats.” — The Daily Beast‘s Will Rahn.
“Being outraged all the time must get exhausting.”– MicNews News Director Jared Keller.
“These days I kind of wish I still smoked pot.” — RedState‘s Ben Howe.
Chris Rock’s family has a fake stuffed Bo Obama in the house
This comes from an interview in New York mag between Frank Rich and Chris Rock.
RICH: What do your kids think of the First Kids?
ROCK: They think they’re cute. The Obama girls are older than them, which makes them want to play with them more. They look at their hair, the way they dress. They wanted that dog. You know, “Oh, can we get a dog like Bo?”
RICH: Did they?
ROCK: No. There’s a stuffed Bo in the house. It’s a fake Bo.
Speaking of Chris Rock…
“Not that there’s ever been any doubt, but, goddamn, @chrisrock really is one smart, smart dude.” — Bloomberg Politics‘ John Heilemann. The Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry begged to differ, arguing, “@jheil he’s most smart dissecting the anatomy of comedy. What did you find most smart? Politics seemed incoherent.”
The downside of selfies
“Selfies are leading to rising demand in plastic urgery. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.” — the aforementioned Jared Keller, who links to this Reuters story.
Disturbing Headline Alert: Men’s Health Magazine