Quote of the Day:
“I love my commenters and anyone a left-wing troll comes on to attack me, they immediately swarm and defend my honor. They’ve become like my family except I don’t hate them.”
— Patrick Howley, reporter, The Daily Caller, on whether a reporter ought to read his or her commenters.
What’s the best sandwich Kurt Bardella has ever eaten?
“The best sandwich I have ever had is the dutch-crunch/ham/swiss sandwich at #vineburg deli in #sonoma.” — Washington publicist Kurt Bardella.
Advice to reporters from National Journal‘s Ron Fournier
“Nothing wrong with a PR job. But if you’re a reporter, don’t let PR people do your job.” — National Journal‘s Ron Fournier.
Author gets threatened
“This past week was physically threatened for first time in my journalism career. Was via phone, obviously. Guy didn’t see my physique.” — NYT bestselling author Jeff Pearlman.
“Someone called you by a pronoun you don’t like? I missed when that became akin to physical abuse.” — Bethany Mandel, freelance writer, The Federalist, Commentary.
“People say seats on planes have got too tight, but I just took a poll & at least half the people on my lap can’t answer due to crushed lungs.” —Caleb Howe, contributing editor, RedState.
Real Daily Beast headline
“Screening in Frankfurt Airport: attractive man and woman eye each other flirtatiously as TSA officials feel them up. No, really. #So70s” — Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) Washington Bureau Chief Ron Kampeas.
“Sometimes I wonder if high school acquaintances might be fascinated by my Facebook as I am with theirs and then I remember that I am boring.” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.
ISIS is not what you think (at least in Washington)
As observed by Roll Call’s Meredith Dake in a Politico story by Nick Gass.