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Quote of the Day:

“Quick #CPAC2015 question. Does everyone change/freshen up after the day before going out?”

— Biased Girl, a.k.a. Mickey White, co-host of “The Jim and Mickey Show” with NationalReviewOnline’s Jim Geraghty.

It’s Ash Wednesday: please avoid dumb comments and selfies 

“If I see one person post a selfie with their Ash Wednesday ashes, I’m giving up Twitter for Lent.” — Gabby Morrongiello, correspondent for CampusReform.


NBC still in the lead even without Brian Williams

“NBC News held on rather impressively considering circumstances: beat ABC by 400K in viewers, 50K in 25-54-closer but still winning-for now.” — NYT TV reporter Bill Carter.

Tamron Hall hangs out with ‘Pineapple Express’ actor 

“My morning made special by @MrCraigRobinson singing #housemusic with me. Feeling the #Chicago love. No audio lol” — MSNBC’s Tamron Hall.

Breitbart editor has a weird announcement 

“DISCIPLES: I have new spectacles.” — Breitbart News‘ Associate Editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

Reporters and the Iowa straw poll…

“Hundred of reporters cover the event, even though they inevitably whine about how “meaningless” it is because the winner of the straw poll almost never becomes president. …What the media fail to appreciate, however, is that the straw poll is important because it creates losers, not winners. It is the Republican Angel of Death. It can be a one-way ticket to oblivion.” — Politico columnist Roger Simon in his latest column on the GOP presidential field.

A Jewish man… walks the streets of Paris (as well as the Muslim suburbs) and here’s what happens.


“The silliest, most embarrassing thing I ever wrote was in 2011 when I admitted I had never heard of Adele.” — The Washington Examiner‘s T. Becket Adams.

Some bad news for journalism…

“Courier Journal closes DC Buro that produced Arthur Krock, Dick Harwood, Bill Greider, Bill Peterson, Ward Sinclair. I was lucky to be in it.” — HuffPost Editorial Director Howard Fineman.

And the White House correspondent’s hat persists…


DRINK UP: “Having too much to drink with @SallyAlbright” — The Daily Banter‘s White House correspondent Tommy Christopher. Albright is a communications strategist and progressive activist.

Journos enjoy trip abroad 


“Homeward bound after an awesome trip to Israel with @eliselabottcnn and @carol_e_lee ” — CNN’s Brianna Keilar. Elise Labott is a CNN global affairs correspondent. Carol Lee is a WSJ reporter.