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Quote of the Day:

“Something about Eddie Redmayne deeply irritates me.”

BuzzFeed Politics editor Katherine Miller. Redmayne played Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything and won a Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor Sunday night. Her colleague, Chris Geidner, the site’s legal editor, remarked, “Katherine, delete your account.” Politico‘s Chief Economic correspondent, meanwhile, said, “I don’t even know who that person is.”

Mother Jones editor lashes out at whiny bloggers

“The blizzard is obviously terrible for homeless & people who can’t work from home. But you—YOU specifically, whiny blogger—shut the fuck up.” — Mother Jones Engagement Editor Ben Dreyfuss, son of YOU KNOW WHO.


Just let it snow. Shut up about it, say three male journos  

  • “I hate pre-storm hype. just let it happen, and emergency management folks make the contingency plans. It’s winter, it snows.” — Media Matters’ Oliver Willis
  • “Snow in New York is like snow other places except you have to hear about it a lot more.” — Judd Legum, editor-in-chief, Think Progress.
  • “Before Twitter, we just let it snow. Let’s go back to just letting it snow.” — Michael Barbaro, political reporter, NYT.

The Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol has a question 

“Am I alone in feeling it’s time to rally to Bill Belichick? A tough, impressive winner, being hounded by a bunch of whiny goody two-shoes.” — Kristol.

Fighting words…

“Martin Scorsese film on @billclinton is delayed. Having trouble with the serial rape scenes?” — GOP strategist and author Roger Stone.

HuffPost politics editor finds burritos in Iowa 

“I can’t believe I found decent a place that sells California burritos in Des Moines, of all places. Even more amazing, it’s actually GOOD.” — HuffPost politics editor Igor Bobic.

WaPo reporter wants press to solve deflated ball story 

“If a politician were accused like Brady/Belichick, we’d already have leaks & a tick-tock story. The silence is baffling. C’mon reporters.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing.

Sophia’s Straight Talk Express

“It’s time to stop being selfish. It AIN’T all about YOU. #powerdown” — Sophia Nelson, motivational author and blogger.

Three cheers for cheating pols allegedly getting caught 

“Today 4 political figures who used their family values ‘piety’ as excuse to advocate discrimination against some were caught having affairs.” — Montel Williams’ spokesman Jonathan Franks.

Politico reporter equates Donald Trump to dirt 

“Donald trump has same chance of becoming president as a bag of dirt.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

From “Libertarian Girl” to Jack Hunter, Sen. Rand Paul has the BEST taste in staff 

“My opinions are mine and not Senator Paul’s. I don’t speak for him, nor do I have any role in which I would ever speak for or advise him on policy… I don’t think it is fair to have my old Facebook comments scrutinized by the media. Those comments were made long before I worked for Senator Paul. I’m sure neither Graham nor McCain will lose any sleep over my comments but for what it’s worth I am sorry. Regardless of my policy disagreements with them I certainly could have been more polite.” — Marianne Copenhaver, who handles social media outreach for Sen. Paul (R-Ky.). This comes from a  story in The Daily Beast by Olivia Nuzzi.

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“This tweet is missing an important verb.” — Dave Stroup of Social Driver, a D.C. based digital agency. (NBCWashington later corrected the above.)

Gov. Rick Perry favors which news site? 


@GovernorPerry: Texan. Snappy dresser. RealClearPolitics app owner.” — RealClearPoliticsScott Conroy.

Man. Bear. Pig. 


“Only in DC” — conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.