The Mirror

Afternoon Mirror

Quote of the Day: 

“Wow, motorcade shuts down Key Bridge in both directions during rush hour.”

–NBC congressional correspondent Luke Russert.
A collective ban on reporting about Trump? 

“Challenge for DC reporters: how about none of us write a single 2016-related story with the words “Donald Trump” in it this year?” — Emily Schultheis, National Journal.

What’s the ‘never mind?’ 

@LisaBloom would smack Joe with facts. And, well, I would just… Nevermind [sic].” — Ex-MSNBCer Goldie Taylor on NBC legal analyst’s Lisa Bloom‘s late-night attack on Joe Scarborough and the prospect of them going at it about Ferguson on TV.

Sharyl Attkisson gets Marty’D

@SharylAttkisson How have you been, Sharyl? Do you Remember chatting with me on here before?” — Marty Rudolf, tweeter extraordinaire.

David Corn stirs the pot 

“I don’t think tea partiers & conservatives are sufficiently upset with Boehner’s decision to duck a shutdown. Are they becoming complacent?” — Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn.

Confessional. 

“I don’t like any of the Obamas. And yes, that includes Sasha & Malia.” — GotNewsCharles Johnson.

The Observer

“Somebody says something dumb. People go crazy. Massive backlash/counter-backlash. Debate on cable for 5 days. Until new Ebola case surfaces.” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

Stinky Confessional. 

“When you cut your workout short because the person next to you stinks so bad you can’t breathe.” — Richard Blakeley, former editor of Gawker TV and Thrillist Media Group.

The Media Critics hit same note

“Funny how the WaPo couldn’t be bothered to stake out #Berghdal ‘s home, a deserter traded for 5 terrorists, but an obscure GOP staffer? Sure.” — Houston Chronicle political blogger Kathleen McKinley.

“I JUST SAW THAT WASHPO PUT A FOREIGN REPORTER ON THE INVESTIGATION TEAM AGAINST THE GOP AIDE WHO SAID MEAN THINGS ON FB. ARE YOU KIDDING ME.” — Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist.

NYT tech reporter criticizes Joe Scarborough 

“It’s just so nutty when a cable news host blames ‘cable news culture’ as if he’s powerless to change it.” — NYT‘s Farhad Manjoo linking to Scarborough’s now famed Politico column on Ferguson.

Party banter…

“I was at a party tonight and all the rage was ‘OMG @OKnox radio’ And he was there, and his hair was all mussed.” — SiriusXM’s Julie Mason.

Big butts on airplanes 

“You know what to do with that big fat butt, purchase another seat for it. – Airlines” — BuzzFeed‘s Samir Mezrahi.

Gossip

Blind Item 

“Blind item: If what I’ve been reliably hearing bears out, there will still be another significant departure from @nytimes media pages.” — CapitalNY‘s Joe Pompeo.