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Quote of the Day:

“After a depressing day in Congress it’s good to be back home in San Antonio.”

— Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas).

Gloria Allred’s daughter appreciates vegan cake awaiting her at airport

“All other bookfests, take note. St. Louis Book Festival director picks me up at airport holding my book and vegan chocolate cake. TOP THAT.” — Lisa Bloom, legal analyst, NBC News.


In anticipation of MLK Day 

“Shout out to all the white colleges preparing a soul food lunch menu for MLK day.” — BuzzFeed‘s Tracy Clayton, who is black.

Attn. eager Jpublicists: Politico reporter wants all Oscar nominated films 

“As a leading #thinkfluencer, how do I get the #academy to send me digital #screener copies of all Oscar nominated #movies?” — Politico‘s chief economic correspondent Ben White.

Deep Thoughts With T. Becket Adams

“The idea that gaining enemies somehow proves someone is on the right track and basically free of all self-reflection is maddeningly stupid. History is filled with men who had many, many enemies. Usually because said men were very, very bad. Not a badge of honor to be hated. Something else to be disliked by the right kind of wrong. But that’s separate from being merely disliked. Think how much more effective good men could be if they were also well liked. Don’t aim for hatred. Win with love.” — Washington Examiner media writer T. Becket Adams.

Reactions to his mini-rant:

RedState‘s Aaron Gardner: “But I *actually* hate you.”

NationalReview contributor A.J. Delgado: “The hell is wrong with you, Becket?”

Travel Bitches

“Packing for a three-week trip to India & Sri Lanka. How did I backpack thru Europe for 4 mths w/ only 4 shirts? #travel” — Melanie Powers, D.C.-based writer, social media content strategist.

Vox Media cries Oscar racism against Selma 

“Selma was snubbed because the average Oscar voter is a 63-year-old white man.” — Vox Media. The picture was nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Song. Vox doesn’t think that’s enough. And here’s why they think this happened.


“Just had to double-check the spelling of Albert Fucking Schweitzer. I knew how to spell his middle name, but the last name … had to check.” — Robert Stacy McCain, conservative blogger.

Spotted: Jay Leno at GOP retreat 


“#NoJoke Ran into legendary funny man, @jayleno at GOP retreat.” — Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.).