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Morning Mirror — The Holiday Edition

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“Merry f****** whatever!!!”

— Capitol Hill radio freelancer Matt Laslo

This sounds really shitty

“Also my parents’ mean ass cat us legit trying to kill me. Fecal matter is, actually, all around.” — Jezebel‘s Erin Gloria Ryan.


Greta Van Susteren did not enjoy ‘The Interview’ 

“Watched part of THE INTERVIEW – Sony should be ashamed #WorstMovie.” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.

Eye roll 

“Trying something new… a live shot via Skype from my family’s home in MD. Hoping the dog doesn’t bark!” — CNN’s Brian Stelter, who sat there awkwardly as his mother popped into his live shot as anchor Ashleigh Banfield acted like a total lunatic about it. Yes, Ashleigh, Brian has a mother and they were all together on the biggest holiday of the year. Keep it together, please.

The glass is half empty 

“I’ve been outside twice today and I heard the same bad version of Baby It’s Cold Outside both times.” — BuzzFeed‘s Dorsey Shaw at 9:31 a.m. Christmas Day.

Actually pretty touching

“My mother liked to sing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus each Christmas. My nephew just said, ‘Now she can sing it to him in person’  #sweet” — actor John Stamos.

Sign of the times 

“Decline of print media: we can’t find newspaper in the house to put the bacon on.” — Jack Mirkinson, former editor of HuffPost Media.

Josh Barro takes a break from tweeting about gay sex  

“This holiday season was so busy we forgot to argue about what race Santa is.” — NYT‘s Josh Barro.

Unnecessary Christmas charm

“Merry Christmas, Twitter.” — TheBlazeOliver Darcy at 1:11 a.m. on Christmas morning.

Look who had Oliver Darcy beat! 

#MerryChristmas! Blessings to you and more.” — ABC and CNN’s Democratic pundit Donna Brazile at 11:26 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

What my coworkers are up to…

“I got all I wanted for Christmas: the ability to talk back to the idiots who lie to me every day, & some Superman pants.
All else is gravy.” — Jim Treacher.

“Almost admire the balls it takes secular media to publish stories on how ignorant Christians are about Christianity.” — Tristyn Bloom.

“I feel pretty confident saying that anyone who calls their female friends their “girlfriends” definitely takes Xanax recreationally.” — Kaitlan Collins.

“Managed to not burn down the church during the Christmas Eve candlelight service, so I consider tonight a success.” — Jim Antle.

WTF? Larry King is BFF with George H.W. Bush? How did we miss this? 

“Sending good thoughts & love to @GeorgeHWBush & Barbara from @shawnieora & me as he spends a night in the hospital. I cherish our friendship.” — online talk show host Larry King.

Speaking of George H.W. …

“President George H. W. Bush asked that his sincere wishes for a very Merry Christmas be extended to one and all.” — FNC’s Mike Emanuel.

And now a word from GHW’s spokesman…

“President Bush had a good day and his prognosis remains very positive. He will remain at the Houston Methodist tonight as a precaution.” — Bush flack Jim McGrath.

Depressing state of affairs 

“Finding: OkCupid messages become increasingly sad on Christmas Eve, Day.” — Sandra Allen, deputy features editor, BuzzFeed News, which of course is different from BuzzFeed‘s cat shit section.

Home for the holidays: Journo watches chick flick with the fam

“Watching How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with the fam while eating thai fried rice & drinking red wine from the bottle because #turndownforwhat.” — Asawin Suebsaeng, Daily Beast.

The harsh reality of modern technology

“The first 20 minutes of conversation at your parents’ house is just killing time until it’s socially acceptable to ask for the wifi password.” — Damien Fahey, writer for Family Guy.

Reporter’s mom gets on her case about her hair

“Pls let it be known that my mother made me wash my hair before we could go visit her friends because ‘you don’t look proper, delia.'” — Delia, Page Six, New York Post.

Politico‘s chief economic reporter had a long ass Christmas 

(This would be Ben White)

7:17 a.m. “Up since 4. First meltdown at 7. Gonna be a long #Christmas day”

1:08 p.m.  “It’s a Wonderful Life makes my skin crawl with its smarmy awfulness.”

8:11 p.m. “Pretty sure this day has been 97 hours long.”

Uh oh. 

“Just caught up on this dude who drove 30 mins on xmas day to fight somebody over some tweets. give niggas a long weekend and they just.” — BuzzFeed‘s Tracy Clayton.

Speaking of the Twitter fight…

“Holiday Twitter has dudes driving out of their way to fight about who was better in the NBA when yall were in high school? Fam…get a grip.” — WaPo‘s Clinton Yates. “Two guys arguing over hoops. One challenges the other to an actual fight. This is the Twitter I’m leaving behind in 2015.”

Sarcasm is…

“The best part about updating your iPhone #tech is when it deletes everything including your phone contacts.” — Talking Points Memo‘s Brendan James.


“Bacon, beef jerky, cinnamon rolls and skittles have made a nap somewhat necessary.” — Neal Dewing, The Federalist.

Morgan Fairchild just LOVES journalists. Watch as she spreads Christmas cheer to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.