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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“Can’t believe Sony pulled The Interview. Can’t believe theaters cancelled. Can’t believe what easily terrorized scrotes we are now.”

— Sex columnist Dan Savage.

Nostradamus as a TV booker…

“Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) just issued a 601-word press release ripping Obama on Cuba. Good bet he will be on a Sunday show.” — The Hill‘s editor-in-chief Bob Cusack.


Holiday saltiness 

“Guy Vidra and Chris Hughes gave every TNR staffer in DC a $25.00 gift certificate to Teaism today. #retentionbonus” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza, who took himself off the TNR contributors list when publisher Chris Hughes fired Franklin Foer.

A journo’s favorite press release 

“My favorite press release of the day: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY JOINS INSTAGRAM.” — Politico‘s Seung Min Kim.

Slighting Obama

“I wonder if they have any golf courses in Cuba.” — The Hill columnist and QGA’s John Feehery.

In Real Life

“Woman screaming at the train station: ‘North Korea! China! I can’t handle this $&#%. I don’t have enough lips.’ Speaks for us all really.” — Slate and CBS’ John Dickerson.

The Observer

“It must be cheapest to throw holiday parties on Wednesdays.” — U.S. News & World Report‘s Dave Catanese.

Speaking of office holiday parties….

“Everyone is all done up for the holiday party and it is legitimately stressful how attractive everyone who works at BuzzFeed is.” — Hayes Brown, foreign news editor, BuzzFeed.

Worst Date In 5 Words

“You told Rolling Stone WHAT? #WorstDateIn5Words” — Lee Stranahan, ex-Breitbartonian and filmmaker.

@lenadunham faked a rape. #WorstDateIn5Words.” — Jim Treacher, Daily Caller blogger.

And this: “In an unbelievable twist Jackie was raped by Manti Teo’s girlfriend.” — Washington Free Beacon‘s Bill McMorris.


“I would say I am praising president Obama too much, but this would be impossible.” — The Atlantic‘s Ta-Nahisi Coates.

The agony of defeat  

“Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. An utter and complete victory for them. Wow.” — actor Rob Lowe.

“And Sony Pictures closes down a movie before it opens because of threats which causes fear.The world is both scary and inspiring. Think about what ignites you more: fear or love?” — NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver.


Major runner up for ‘5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week’

“I can’t be the only person who instinctively pronounces Kim Jong Il as ‘Kim Jong Two.'” — The Guardian‘s Spencer Ackerman. Read the full ‘5 Dumbest Tweets of The Week’ here.