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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

​”I think he’s going to need a speechwriter to be more concise. ​…But can he be taken seriously? That’s the question.”

The Hill‘s editor-in-chief Bob Cusack appearing on Fox News earlier today to talk about Donald Trump‘s announcement that he’s running for the White House.

Overheard in the Newsroom

“The best part of this is he slept with THAT woman to get out. You gotta do what you gotta do.” — Anonymous reporter on the prison escapees.

Have you overheard a coworker say something funny or outrageous lately? Write me about it: 

Don’t try gym talk with this reporter 

“There is never an occasion where it is necessary for you to say to me ‘I’m going to the gym.’ People who do just want you to know they gym.” — RedState‘s Caleb Howe.

The Media Critic 

“The number of bad articles written about Jeb Bush is alarmingly high.” — Isaac Chotiner, a contributor at Slate who is “working on a book.”

Ann Coulter compliments interns 

“All of you are good-looking.” — conservative commentator Ann Coulter, talking to The Daily Caller‘s large crop of summer interns Tuesday.

Penis headlines sell 

“What I learned this weekend: You can’t go wrong with A) dinosaurs at the boxoffice; and B) putting ‘Penis’ in a web headline.” — Brian Lowry, columnist, Variety.

The Uber Diaries 

“There is nothing better than getting into an @Uber where the driver is rocking out to the thong song.” — Dina Fraioli, digital PR.

Confessional I: 

“CONFIRMED: I was permitted to use the bathroom at the Adams Opera House before Jeb spoke. (Long national nightmare: OVER)” — Daily Mail‘s David Martosko, who’s mopping up all kinds of attention for not being permitted to attend a Hillary Clinton campaign event Monday.

Confessional II. 

“I am lost in a Newt Gingrich rabbit hole and am now reading his Amazon reviews, HELP.”– Meaghan O’Connell, freelance writer, Portland, Ore.

BuzzFeed editor has midnight diner craving 

“That thing where you’re so awake you’re considering going to The Diner at 12:40 AM.” — Hayes Brown, World News Editor (what a title!).

The Observer

“The line in Clinton’s speech about her hair not graying in White House preceded her to Iowa: Crowd starts clapping before she finishes it.” — Jeff Zeleny, CNN senior Washington correspondent.

Bloomberg Politics‘ Mark Halperin grades Donald Trump (and he’s getting a LOT of shit for giving Trump such high marks) 

Remarked GOP consultant Dan Hazelwood: “Really? These are your Trump scores? Either you metrics are off or you need to think about what you are doing.”

And The Atlantic‘s David Graham: “We found him, guys. We found the only person who’s a bigger political troll than Trump. This guy right here.”

Others weren’t so kind.

*“Log off forever.”

* “Serious question: Are you high right now?”

*“Everyone in my feed is making fun of you. Just FYI.”

*“Keep on fornicating that poultry, halperin. then yoga with Ann [Romney].”

*“Do you take drugs?”

*“BREAKING: Mark Halperin now writing for The Onion.”

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