Quote of the Day:
“I may or may not be considering eating this entire loaf of ciabatta dipped in olive oil and calling it dinner.”
— Hayes Brown, foreign news editor/reporter, BuzzFeed.
Deep Thoughts With Cory Booker
“Never let your soul be silenced. Live life out loud. Everyday tell your truth, not with words but with resounding actions from your heart.” — Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
Ripped from the headlines: ABC’s Scandal
“We had a great deal of debate about this ending. Whether to be hopeful or not. It was really hard. #scandal.” — ABC’s Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes. weighs in on Thursday’s episode which mimicked aspects of Ferguson but used Washington, D.C. to tell the story. Wait, was that supposed to be Wesley Lowery, WaPo‘s Ferguson activist, in the crowd?
Anonymous Politico reporter finds CPAC coverage ‘hopeless’
“From most reporters I spoke to, I detected more than a little self-consciousness about covering CPAC. ‘There’s always the ‘This is what I found when I went to the young conservatives’ party,’ said one Politico writer. And yet, he lamented, it isn’t much more original to cynically comment on how CPAC ‘is a constructed thing.’ Whatever we end up writing, he concluded, ‘it’s just hopeless.'”– an excerpt from a story by National Journal‘s Simon Van Zuylen-Wood.
Noteworthy: GotNews‘ Charles C. Johnson has a really funny quote in this piece.
Sloppiness (and thievery?) at a glance…
If you didn’t know better, you’d think CNN’s Brian Stelter actually broke this story. Except, well, no, he didn’t. Washington Examiner broke it two months ago. Stelter should’ve made that clear up top. He added an exec that wasn’t previously mentioned, but the news remains way too similar for comfort. Stelter links to the Examiner story, but five graphs in with no real indication that the news was out there in early January.
CNN, March 6, 2015
Washington Examiner, Jan. 6, 2015
“Harris Ford, legend.” — The Daily Mail‘s Piers Morgan on Harrison Ford surviving a Thursday plane crash.
Real headline in The Root
(The little girl looked to be 3. Woman was arrested for allegedly stealing nail polish.)
What’s Media Matters up to now?
“It’s a simple Q for Twitter cons: do you or do you not want Jeb and his staff to release ALL emails from private accts they used for govt biz?” — MMFA’s Eric Boehlert.
And Mother Jones?
“Here are some of the scandals that Marco Rubio has escaped.” See here.