Quote of the Day:
“Any prayers for my dad would be appreciated. He’s in the hospital and we still don’t know why.”
— Washington Examiner‘s Ashe Schow.
Putting it all together
“Face the Nation with Jay Leno and the Brian Williams Orchestra.” — Mother Jones’ Ben Dreyfuss, upon learning the news that longtime CBS “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer will retire this summer.
Comedian puts tweeter in his place
“We all r, u ageist, sexist asshole. Ok, I’m ALSO giggling w pride & very flattered.” — comedian Kathy Griffin in reaction to this: Kathy is still 100% bangable.”
BuzzFeeder isn’t pleased with Twitter’s changes
“I HATE THIS NEW RETWEET SHIT.” — BuzzFeed reporter Tracy Clayton.
It was REALLY tough getting Zucker to comment for this one
“Time to give Jeff Zucker some credit for bringing @CNN back from the dead.” — Mediaite editor-in-chief Andrew Kirell. Mercifully this isn’t Brian Stelter ass kissing — there are facts, figures and ratings in this story. And yeah, of course Zucker comments. See here.
“I do not understand how any candidate survives a presidential race in the Age of Twitter.” — PBS’ and Politico‘s Jon Ralston.
HuffPost‘s Jason Linkins is kind of an asshole. But…this is a good story.
Black journos react to South Carolina shooting
“Going to try to control my rage when someone says ‘he shouldn’t have run from the police.'” — HuffPost‘s Marc Lamont Hill.
“An officer CANNOT fire at a fleeing suspect UNLESS that person is a significant threat of death to the officer or the public.” — Blue Nation Review‘s Goldie Taylor.
“Is it too soon to say I’m sexually attracted to the Boston Bomber? I feel terrible about it!” — VICE’s Mitchell Sunderland.
“When I was at CNN earlier today, everyone was super excited about @russellcrowe’s imminent arrival. But @Carole_King WAS THERE TOO!!” — The Federalist‘s Mollie Hemingway, who appeared on CNN’s “The Lead” this week.
Breitbart News editor hates CNN
“CNN’s @ChrisCuomo treats Bernie Sanders like a Faberge Egg; Christians like they’re the Klan. CNN is a Hate Network.” — Breitbart‘s John Nolte.
“I’m just gonna go ahead and accept the fact that “literally” now means “figuratively but with FLAIR.” — actress Gabourey Sidebe.
Sad or Touching? Twitter serves as way to tell if she’s alive
“If I am quiet on Twitter for a while, I’ll have people call to make sure I am alive. Kinda amusing.” — Texas-based blogger Melissa Clouthier.
Say hello to Nancy Grace’s version of the ‘neighbor from hell’
“The neighbor from hell allegedly stands naked at his front door several times a week, but cops refuse to arrest him! Why? #NakedNeighbor.” — HLN’s Nancy Grace.