Quote of the Day:
“Search for ‘saudi king’ on Twitter and you’ll get to observe how unsourced rumors can spread uncritically and unchallenged.”
— Andy Carvin, First Look Media.
Politico columnist doesn’t want spoilers for Downton Abbey
“I can’t watch new ‘Downton Abbey’ tonight because I haven’t finished binge-watching the old seasons. I fear I may never catch up. (No spoilers, please!)” — Politico columnist Roger Simon.
Journo goes running, thanks God for all he has
“Went running on the beach this morning under the full moon & in the crisp cold. Life is fragile & beautiful. Thanking God for all I have.” — Joel Pollak, editor of Breitbart California.
Media Matters writer strays from Fox News, takes a chance on Veep
“Finally watching Veep. What was I doing the last three years??” — Chance Seales, writer, Media Matters, an activist publication for the Democratic Party.
Ron Fournier turns down presumed Twitter fight about labor supply (yaaawwwnnn)
(Schumann is anti-government; Fournier is a serial tweeter for National Journal.)
DAVID SCHUMANN: “Clearly the answer is to increase the labor supply right Ron?”
RON FOURNIER: “Clearly, you want a fight? Not here.”
DAVID SCHUMANN: “No I certainly don’t. Despite the cruel things you say about people that care about the labor supply.”
Piers Morgan hated Birdman
“Ecstatic reviews in most UK papers today for #Birdman – a film that is unwatchable, self-indulgent bilge. Don’t waste your money on it.” — Piers Morgan, Daily Mail editor-at-large and arch nemesis to CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
“Mixed Emotions: Six year old daughter woke me up early this morning to help her do her math homework due tomorrow.” — Americans for Tax Reform Prez Grover Norquist.
Overheard in the Newsroom
“I’m the Matthew Boyle of 2015.” — Anonymous. (Overhear something juicy, funny or weird in your newsroom? Tell me about it at Betsy@DailyCaller.com)
Just a minor warning…
“I won’t be click-baited.” — Josiah Daniel Ryan, breaking news editor, TheBlaze.
“Just finished my first commercial video project designed to be shown at movie theaters. Neato!” — former Breitbartian and filmmaker Lee Stranahan.