Quote of the Day:
“Being pitched to buy a ‘nano heated wireless mug.’ Do I really need a heated wireless mug? Is my life that devoid of meaning? Probably.”
— John Bresnahan, Politico.
Kate Nocera leaves BuzzFeed for a new adventure
“Some ~personal news~ today was my last day @BuzzFeedNews . In a few weeks I’m heading over to the great public affairs team @SKDKnick. This is both sad and exciting for me. I’ve loved my time at Buzzfeed and am so grateful to @BuzzFeedBen @katherinemiller and @dcbigjohn.” — Kate Nocera.
Wesley Lowery reacts to his arch nemesis getting booted off Twitter
“Charles Johnson, one of the Internet’s most infamous trolls, has finally been banned from Twitter. It’s about time. …After 4 warnings/past suspension from Twitter, he knew better than to word it that way. I have no sympathy for him.” — WaPo‘s race reporter Wesley Lowery in response to Charles Johnson’s current Twitter situation.
The Beach Critic
“Dewey Beach: America’s worst place.” — WSJ‘s Byron Tau.
Convo Among Three Male Reporters
WaPo‘s Mark Berman: CNN: Where We Cut Away From News Conferences To Discuss What You Already Know, Because We Hate You And News And Everything Else
LAT‘s Matt Pearce: You have just described an emotion incredibly specific to national reporters I think
WaPo‘s Wesley Lowery: You two should start a support group.
Overheard in the Newsroom… “Please don’t put this in the Morning Mirror.” — Anonymous.
“BTW, I thought working out was supposed to make you sleep better. Since I’ve folded cardio into my workout thing are SOOO out of whack.” — NYT columnist Charles Blow.
Politico Europe reporter has funny excuse for BBC
“Hi @helenclifton I was in the middle of moving some furniture. Sorry I didn’t get back to you but I just heard that you’re already booked.” — Politico‘s Tara Palmeri.
On another Palmeri note…
“I used to like beards on men until I read this.. Facial hair is ‘riddled with bacteria.'” — Palmeri after reading this story in the Daily Mail.
Dude on Twitter asks Bloomberg Politics‘ Dave Weigel if he can call sometime for “casual chit chat.” He says yes.
Olivia Nuzzi responds to critics who want her fired
“If making fun of bigots is unprofessional, I don’t want to be professional.” — The Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi. If you missed any of this, read here.
Montel Williams sets the record straight