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Afternoon Mirror

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

Quote of the Day:

“Don’t talk to me!”

— MSNBC host Ed Schultz angrily telling my coworker Evan Gahr last week in the federal court cafeteria in so many words that he won’t join us for lunch.

Confessional: Journalist explains being black 

“So when some black people talking about feeling ‘different,’ it’s not about being special. It’s about something that was taken from us.” — Ashley Ford, Literary Hub, BuzzFeed.

A warning for the media

“I just want to caution you there is a lot of inaccurate information being leaked out there to the media.” — D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier in a lunchtime press conference on the quadruple D.C. murders.

Confessional: Journalist explains what it’s like waiting for food 

“That time when you’re waiting for delivery food is the least productive time in the world.” — ESPN 538 blogger Nate Silver.

Anthony Weiner’s ex-sexting partner weighs in on Jeb Bush 

“Jeb Bush thinks science is arrogant but his family thinking they’re the only ones who can run the fucking country is true arrogance.” — porn actress Sydney Elaine Leathers.

Reporter updates quadruple D.C. murder suspect

“Daron Wint’s own father previously got a peace order against him, saying his son threatened to shoot family, per court records.” — TWT‘s Andrea Noble.

Why won’t Twitter verify this guy? 

“It’s cute how @twitter won’t verify me.” — GotNews editor Charles Johnson.

In case you want an Ohio clock…

“You can now buy a miniature Ohio Clock for just $50 at the Senate’s gift shop.” — Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call Senate reporter.

Capitol File editor Elizabeth Thorp runs into travel snag

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