Quote of the Day:
“We kind of make it a point, like we kind of talk about just everything except the campaign. I don’t even think she knows I’m here today.”
— ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Schlongsville) and husband to top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.
And Sydney Leathers’ reaction to Weiner’s TV appearance?
“If Weiner gets to be a ‘media analyst’ discussing the 2016 election so do I. #showmeyourgenitals.” — Sydney Elaine Leathers, porn film star and ex-sexting partner to ex-Rep. Weiner.
When I told Leathers I was glad she weighed in on Weiner’s Sunday TV appearance, she replied, “At least I realize I’m a joke. Wish he had the same level of self awareness.”
By the way…BuzzFeed will once again sit out this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. They’re also not having their famous anti-WHCD party this year at Jack Rose Dining Saloon. See what they’re up to instead.
And now some wisdom from Larry King
“People who knock Hillary every day are helping her in the long run. #itsmy2cents.” — online talk show host Larry King.
Don’t worry: He’s still tweeting
“Back on parental leave for two weeks starting this morning.” — Vox.com Executive Editor Matthew Yglesias. The birth of his son bizarrely prompted him to double down on his abortion beliefs.
BuzzFeed reporter leaves house without a belt
“I left the house without putting a belt on. My day is completely ruined and I wish I was dead.” — Ryan Broderick, BuzzFeed.
Reader wants no gossiping about NYT columnists
“Marriage is hard work, and divorce is awful, so let’s all agree to stop gossiping about the marital travails of @nytimes op-ed columnists.” — Andrew Exum, in reaction to a Politico gossip report about NYT‘s recently divorced David Brooks.
Wesley Lowery fixates on The Daily Caller
“@TheDCVince your website’s obsession with me is kind of creepy. You all seen anything good on my mom’s FB page recently?” — WaPo‘s resident race activist Wesley Lowery reacting to a report about how he landed on a influential journalists list but complained about the others on the list. Congratulations on your number 130 slot, Wesley.
An editor confesses something weird/gross about his dog
“Sometimes you think that you & your dog are as one. Then it finds a dead possum carcass in the park and rolls in it.” — David Frum, senior editor, The Atlantic.
There may be sliver of humor in here somewhere, but it’s doubtful