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Quote of the Day:

“My advice to young journalists: Shut up.”

— Mother Jones engagement editor Ben Dreyfuss.

Journo excited for her upcoming stories 

“I have two articles coming out this week that I’m really excited about people reading. I almost can’t contain myself.” — Breitbart  columnist Lisa De Pasquale.

A Senate hearing featuring Bob Packwood

“Actual Senate hearing that’s about to start: ‘Getting to Yes,’ featuring Bob Packwood.” — Richard Rubin, tax reporter, Bloomberg Business.

Overheard in the Newsroom

“Is Brian Williams his real name?” — Anonymous. (Hear something funny or entertaining in your newsroom? Tell me about it at All submissions are considered anonymous so don’t worry about getting your coworkers in trouble.)

Attn. Ben Smith: BuzzFeed reporter LOVES her job

Quotes by Tracy Clayton. 

2:32 p.m.: I really really love my job.

2:34 p.m.: “I dont know if I’ll ever get used to working a job I actually like with people I am glad to see.”

This Town rantings…

“Why can’t you guys focus more on data and policy??!! // HuffPost Haircuts: Sam Stein. Did somebody in This Town get a haircut? Send tips…” — NYT‘s Mark Leibovich.


“FYI: I’m unable to do a write-up of #GirlsHBO this week on account of nothing worthwhile having happened. (You are welcome.)” — The Federalist‘s Mollie Hemingway.

NBC’s Chief Medical Correspondent is Annie Lenox’ sister-in-law

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Alex Pareene finds his ginger nemesis 

“Fuck Ed Sheeran he is my nemesis.” — Gawker‘s Alex Pareene

Abby Huntsman likes Gwen Stefani’s dress

“Gwen Stefani’s red dress is everything. She is perfection.” — MSNBC’s Abby Huntsman.

Washingtonian’s dis Levine and Stefani 

“Could they not have found a better song for Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani? #fallingasleep” — Susanna Quinn, founder and president of VELUXE, which brings hair, makeup and personal training right to your door.

“I love people named Gwen, but this song…zzzzzzz” — PBS’s Gwen Ifill.

Breitbart reporter thinks Madonna sucks, WaPo reporter gives her credit

“Madonna just trying too hard.” — Breitbart‘s media guy Jeff Poor.

“Terrible song but you’ve got to give Madonna credit for endurance.” — WaPo‘s Melinda Henneberger.

“Love you, Madonna, but this performance reminds me of some kind of weird devil warship circle, and I’m semi freaked out.” — Emily Cahn, politics reporter, Roll Call.

DSCC flack threatens to rip your life apart if you ruin Better Call Saul for him 

“If you tweet spoilers from Walking Dead or Better Call Saul tonight I will unfollow you and spend the week encouraging others to do so.” — Justin Barasky, communications director, DSCC.

Self promotion with Jonathan Chait

“Last self-promoting tweet sent out wrong link. Will re-send with correct self-promotional link.” — Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine.