“My Sunday column in which my editor let me use jackassery: The Mocking of Middle America.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito. Read her story here. Among her points, this one: “A reporter’s job is to report the news, not to drive it or to create it. A reporter’s audience is not just an echo chamber, not just D.C. friends, rivals, partisans and followers on social media. (Remember: Only 8 percent of Americans get their news through Twitter.)”
: “DC tip: wear shoes with traction so you don’t slip and have both feet fly out from under you and look like an idiot lying on the sidewalk.” — HuffPost
‘s Elise Foley
Journalist surprises herself by having a good time at CPAC
“So I actually had a really great CPAC experience. Got to meet great Twitter peeps & others, hung out with people I love & NO DRAMA for once!” — Washington Examiner‘s Ashe Schow.
“Happy Sunday am! let us try to look at others with an open mind and acknowledge our own biases and prejudices before we make judgments.” — Matthew Dowd, ABC News Analyst.
Radio host still grieves Andrew Breitbart
“3 years after losing @AndrewBreitbart
the grief is still as intense as it was that horrible morning. RIP, happy warrior. ‘You’ll be with me, like a handprint on my heart.’ RIP @AndrewBreitbart
” — WMAL’s Larry O’Connor
Journo assesses reality of House of Cards
“Most unrealistic aspect of House Of Cards: reporters taking notes at a speech rather than tweeting each line.” — Bloomberg
‘s Joseph Wiesenthal
Confessional: “Our cat, Nas Nasman, is not Jewish but he is pro-Israel.” — Bloomberg View’s Eli Lake.
Blogger spills coffee on herself at CPAC, blames Obama
“Thanks to a CPAC coffee spill, I now have to wear leggings as pants. #ThanksObama” — Emily Zanotti
, blogger, American Spectator
Did Erick Erickson speak too soon?
“Benefit of a really cold DC: fewer girls dressed like tramps at CPAC. Fewer guys dressed like douches. Or at least coats covered it all up.” — RedState’s Erick Erickson
. Who clearly didn’t see THIS
Tensions arise at CPAC over Scientology
“Greta Van Susteren’s husband pulled me close to his face and said, ‘Nice bullshit article about Scientology. Get out of here.’ #CPAC2015” – Washington Examiner
‘s Eddie Scarry
referring to D.C. attorney John Coale
. In a later tweet, Scarry explained, “For the record (or ‘On the Record’) I haven’t and don’t write about Scientology. But maybe this explains it.” He links to an op-ed
by Joe Nocera
(BuzzFeed Kate Nocera
‘s father) in the NYT
on Scientology’s “chilling effect.”
WaPo‘s notoriously self-involved Wesley Lowery gets a new Twitter pic (for an account he claimed would be dead this year) Greta’s pooch hangs out in a fancy red armchair BELLY UP
: “Dottie is a happy dog.” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren
The CPAC Selfie
“In the car to CPAC #selfie ” — Mary Katharine Ham, editor-at-large, Hot Air, FNC contributor.
Quote Taken Entirely Out of Context
“Or you could wear a condom when you have the sex, that works too #CPAC2015” — The Daily Beast‘s Asawin Suebsaeng.