The Mirror

Morning Mirror

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
Font Size:

Quote of the Day:

“When the game is good and the commercials are good, when are we supposed to go to the bathroom?”

Politico columnist Roger Simon.

Male journos love Katy Perry 

“Katy Perry just won everything.” — Politico‘s John Bresnahan.

“I think Katy Perry just turned all of America into her queens.” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

“Katy Perry is better at singing than you will be at anything in your entire life. #TheMoreYouKnow” — Mother Jones engagement editor Ben Dreyfuss.

“I thought Katy Perry was great, the dancing cartoon characters I didn’t love, but what do I know.” — CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

Does Sonny Bunch have anger issues? 

“The idea of Pierce Brosnan getting excited about driving a Kia makes me want to punch a dolphin right in its stupid face.” — Washington Free Beacon‘s Sonny Bunch.

Somebody hated the Always maxi pad commercial 

“Oh fuck off, Always.” — National Review‘s Charles C.W. Cooke.

And now for some serious news…

“I asked Gov. Christie if Americans should vaccinate their kids. He says his kids are — but says approach should be ‘balanced.'” — MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt.

The Observer

“All these depressing ads are an elaborate Budweiser conspiracy to get us to drink too much.” — The Daily Beast‘s senior politics editor Jackie Kucinich.

The Observer II

“Saturday Night Twitter is the dumbest twitter and I love it. Also good night.” — Blue Nation Review‘s Jesse Berney.

Journo becomes anti-Christ on C-SPAN

“Went on CSPAN and was only described as the anti-Christ once.” — Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein.


“Whenever I drove my Jeep before I moved to New York, I would listen to Woody Guthrie and weep — alone or with others, either way.” — BuzzFeed Political Editor Katherine Miller.

And someone wants to know what all the commotion is about…

“Commercials have induced PMS-level emotions, culminating in tears at a maxi pad commercial. What is happening? #SuperBowl” — Washingtonian fashion editor Kate Bennett.

Random thought about balls

“Brady’s balls are clearly too inflated. #SuperBowl” — Daily Mail‘s Piers Morgan.

Out of it…

“Just popped on to say, I havn’t watch 1 second of what you’re all Tweeting about and I feel pretty good about that.” — conservative blogger Dan Riehl.

If it’s 9 p.m. it’s Larry O’Connor’s bedtime

“Going to bed because @wmalmornings is more important than #SuperBowl” — WMAL’s Larry O’Connor


(Spoiler alert: He tried to circumcise the child.)

Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 9.55.11 AM

Travel Bitches

“Some idiot won’t sit down because there is “chocolate and gunk” on the….floor. #flyingisntfunanymore. This jackass pouted because he wasn’t happy with the floor. I just want to go home….get an effing grip, prima donna.” — RedState‘s Laura Fillault.

“I wouldn’t mind waiting on hold with @USAirways if their phone system gave you some idea of how long you will be on hold. So frustrating.” — Brian Walsh, Singer Bonjean Strategies, ex-Senate and House flack.

Uh oh

“’Your call is being transferred to a relationship manager.'” — NYT‘s Farhad Manjoo.

Obama aide catches congresswoman playing urgent game of Candy Crush 

“I ran into a fairly significant policymaker I know somewhat on the Metro subway the other day. We talked about our kids, our neighborhood, the day’s headlines, her recent congressional hearing testimony. At one point her smart phone buzzed and she looked at it alarmingly. I could see that it was important. Probably a crisis email. ‘Excuse me,’ she explained. ‘I have to take this.’ For about a minute she would tap furiously on her phone screen, wait, look puzzled, then tap again. Then she leaned forward and I could see her phone screen. She was playing Candy Crush.” — John Edgell, senior legislative officer for the Obama Administration, former flack to ex-Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio).

Charles C. Johnson has a pointed question for a Gawker writer

@AdamWeinstein I’m just curious as to why you even do journalism if you just make stuff up.” — GotNews’ Charles C. Johnson. (More on this later!)

Montel Williams and the art of the Super Bowl me pic  


FUTURE PRESIDENT? “#sb49 LET’s Go #SEAHAWKS  (and what up #MPStrong)” — Montel, former talk show host, veterans activist.