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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“I’m charmed by the idea that it needs explaining to the public why Brian Williams isn’t honest enough for NBC but perfect for MSNBC.”

National Review‘s Charles C.W. Cooke.

Lemon lashes out at judge overseeing Dylann Roof’s bond hearing 

“Judge: #DylannRoof’s family are victims too? What the?! #AMEmassacre” — CNN’s Don Lemon.

And an explanation…

“Judge talks to Fox, explains this is the way he has always conducted his courtroom. Apparently @donlemon didn’t bother to ask him about it.” — Mark Koldys, a.k.a Johnny Dollar, a cable news blogger.

TWT columnist Charlie Hurt and WaPo = Oil and water 

“Another way you know that Mr. Trump is manna from heaven for America is to hear all the clowns in media and politics who were perfectly horrified by the spectacle of Mr. Trump’s announcement. Look no further than the simpering and insufferable Washington Post, which is the very face of everything that is wrong with political insiderism and incestuous journalism today.” — Charlie Hurt in a column this week on bright side of Donald Trump getting into the presidential race. Read his full column here.

A question for MSNBC

“Is @msnbc going to hire Dan Rather too?” — Matt Laslo, a regional congressional reporter.


“Thank God for the weekend. One more day of the media politicizing this horror show and I might shoot myself.” — Breitbart NewsJohn Nolte.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes rejoices in being a Christian 

“I was raised a Christian and what was just on display was the core of what I still love about the faith & am thankful for being raised in it.” — host Chris Hayes.

Meanwhile…here’s what Ezra Klein is up to

“Not much, just searching Getty for Hot Tub Time Machine images, because that is where my life choices have gotten me. How about about you?” — Vox‘ editor-in-chief Ezra Klein.

Elise Foley reacts to Charles Johnson’s litigation jihad 

“Lol forever at Chuck Johnson complaining about harm from stuff people write about him on the internet.” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.

The Observer

“Fuck man. Charleston is such an amazing city too.” — HuffPost White House correspondent Sam Stein.

Deep Thoughts With Noah Schactman

“I’m not here on Twitter with you… You’re all here on Twitter with me!!!” — Noah Schactman, executive editor, The Daily Beast.


“Heinz apologizes for accidentally leading customers to porn site through ad campaign.” — Fusion. See here.

A question about prayer and gun massacres

“When we ‘pray for’ the victims of a gun massacre, what should the prayer say? ‘Forgive us Lord for letting this happen again & again’?” — David Frum, senior editor, The Atlantic.

OUTRAGED: Is Rick Perry okay? 

“Yeah. In a discussion on the S.C. shooting, Gov. Rick Perry referred to it as an ‘accident.’ What the hell is that about?” — T. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner.