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Quote of the Day:


— the number of times MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough jokingly claimed Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin watched “Fifty Shades of Gray” this weekend.

Anthony Weiner gives Bradley Cooper a big thumbs up

“Saw elephant man last night. Wow. I think acting may work out for that Bradley cooper fellow.” — Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y).

The Observer

“Just passed a group of drunk people running in their underwear to raise money for children’s cancer research.” — WaPo “humor” columnist Gene Weingarten.

Remembering David Carr

“Wonderful gathering of some Friends of Carr tonight. So many stories. Wish he could have seen it.” — CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter.


“Showering and then putting on the same clothes I had on before the shower.” — BuzzFeed’s Samir Mezrahi.

On Valentine’s Day…

“I actively HATE the heartbeat crap.” — WaPo‘s Clinton Yates at 10:55 p.m. on Feb. 14.

How insightful…

“Deaths come in threes. Bob Simon David Carr NBC News.” — ex-MSNBCer Alec Baldwin, who has a bit of a thin skin when it comes to The Daily Caller and the Fourth Estate as a whole.

Weekend Thoughts With Charles C. Johnson 

Warning: you might feel violent after reading them. 

“I have actually been to every place Obama has ever lived: Hawaii, Indonesia, Chicago, Harvard, Occidental, Columbia. Why hasn’t anyone else?”

“Sorry I just got tired of all of the lying you have to do to be considered a part of the elite journalist community. Hence got news.”

“It’s wild how many reporters at establishment publications come to me with stories the higher ups won’t let them run because they are true.”

“David Carr was right that most of new media is parasitic. He came after me because I am not. I break original stories & this scares them.”

“I realized that the old media was dying when I routinely broke news that they were forced to incorporate in their broadcasts.”

Editor marvels at ex-Bachelorette’s ability to keep eye makeup intact while sobbing

“Meanwhile, over on #TheBachelor Andi is ugly crying and somehow her eye makeup is flawless. What’s the secret?” — Jessica Taylor, campaign editor, The Hill.

And author Jennifer Weiner has a question…

“WILL NOBODY GIVE THIS GIRL A TISSUE?  #thebachelor” — Jennifer Weiner.

NYT‘s David Carr’s last “The Media Equation” column…Read here.

NYT’s Jonathan Martin: The Foodie 

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So sweet…


“When I was a kid, my father wrote a poem to tuck inside my lunch everyday. His ‘archive.'” — Paul Singer, Congress and Politics Editor, USA Today.