The Editors Edition
Quote of the Day:
“Sooner the better.”
— BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith replying to a job applicant on Twitter. Anna Wasylenki, of Toronto, wrote him to ask, “@BuzzFeedBen Hey Ben is there a deadline for the Founding Editor position in Toronto? Reworking a few things on my resume before I submit.”
Breitbart editor doesn’t like Nicolle Wallace on ‘The View’
“MASSIVE error bring Nicolle Wallace on as View’s ‘conservative.’ Bubbled idiocy.” — Breitbart News editor John Nolte.
Chef José Andres wants to feed Ezra Klein
Ezra: “Will there be a new DC location at launch?”
Ezra: “Never mind, I see it. Excited!”
José Andres: “Come over!!!!!”
@beefsteak replies to Ezra: “We’d love to have you! We’re at the corner of 22nd and I NW. Look out for the potato!”
“Just had weird memory from TV producing days: Was in Times Sq doing MOS on drug war. Randomly approached guy, turned out to be Falwell son.” — Mediaite Editor-in-Chief Andrew Kirell.
Will Ted Cruz get a mention at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?
“Chances that President Obama mentions that Ted Cruz was born in Canada at the WH Correspondents dinner: High.” — The Hill‘s Editor-in-Chief Bob Cusack.
Washington Examiner editor not a huge fan of Elizabeth Warren
“What@elizabethwarren and her ilk have wrought” — Washington Examiner Editorial Director Hugo Gurdon, linking to this story in his pub.
Bureau chief asks Barney Frank about Hillary Clinton email scandal
“When I asked Barney Frank about Hillary’s emails, he replied, ‘Who cares?'” — USA Today D.C. Bureau Chief Susan Page.
On Donald Trump’s supposed quest for the White House
“I’m not saying that Trump is a self-promoting, cynical blowhard that adds nothing to the political discussion. No wait, I am saying that.” — Ben Howe, contributing editor, RedState.
WaPo editor readers on jailed reporter
“President urges release of Americans jailed or missing in Iran, including @jrezaian of @washingtonpost.” — WaPo Executive Editor Marty Baron, referring to Jason Rezaian, who’s being held by the Iranian government.
Besides race, Starbucks chatter can involve knee fluid
“At Starbucks, the likelihood of sitting between two people who want to tell you about the fluid in their knee is 100 percent.” — Jason Roeder, senior editor, The Onion.
TPM editor doesn’t care for Cruz
“Other amazing aspect of Cruz mania is the faux anti-elitist image for guy who prizes Princeton/Harvard pedigree more than anything in world.” — TPM editor Josh Marshall.
A presidential hopeful’s contribution to the plane crash
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families with loved ones on the Airbus A320 that crashed in France. – SKW.” — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Meanwhile, media reporters don’t get all the relentless plane crash coverage
“Tragic news about Flight 9525 but I honestly don’t get the wall-to-wall coverage with every airplane crash.” — Breitbart‘s Nolte.
“There’s no reason for cable news to be running 100% on this plane crash. Nothing is known. It’s just filler until they get updates.” — Mediaite‘s Evan McMurry.