Quote of the Day:
“NICK V IS THE WORST”
— FNC Senate producer Kara Rowland, opining on ABC’s “The Bachelor” contestant Nick Viall, who now infamously had sex with the Bachelorette pre-fantasy suite.
Headlines of the Day:
(From WSJ and The Verge)
Columnist: Trump will be good for the debates
“But fret not, Trump-hating righties: There is a silver lining to this loud-mouthed, egotistical, hyper-populist caricature headed for the debate stage in Cleveland. Yes, really. …Short version: The sooner these first-timers get used to having a verbal flame-thrower trained on them while being showered with gasoline and grenades, the better. Enter Donald Trump.” Liz Mair for IJReview. Read the full piece here.
Sally Kohn on a rant about white privilege
“OK, for the bizillionth time…Acknowledging white privilege and racial bias, including my own, is NOT SELF-LOATHING. Think harder, people.” — CNN contributor Sally Kohn.
Journo has sadness about Bobbi Kristina
“I’m weird amounts of sad about this Bobbi Kristina situation.” — Bethany Mandel, freelancer.
BREAKING: Wesley Lowery has self-awareness
“A really important convo to be had about best practices for how local/national media can compliment each other’s journalism when news breaks. (I say that having been both the local guy pissed at CNN/NYT & the obnoxious national guy running around your city like he knows something)” — WaPo race reporter Wesley Lowery.
Fournier reports an interesting wake-up call
“Security guy at this hotel who called a guest with a 430a wake-up to ask whether last night’s guest left clothes behind, don’t ever change.” — National Journal serial tweeter Ron Fournier.
And now a word from BuzzFeed‘s Washington bureau
“We’re looking for a new congressional reporter. Bamas need not apply.” — Washington bureau chief John Stanton. The description reads: “This reporter should have fantastic news judgment and a real enthusiasm for causing trouble.” Also: “Good sense of humor and eye for the absurd.” Also: “Emotional intelligence.”
A classic Humblebrag…
“G’nite, sweet tweeps. Up early to make @JoeNBC’s coffee.” — Fournier.
“I have some prisoner-made art work, from the late Jim Traficant. #beammeup” — The Weekly Standard’s Jim Swift.
Tweet taken entirely out of context
“What’s the best way to make my butt bigger?” — Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry.
“Overheard in the White House basement ‘McDonalds run anyone? … I know nothing says Affordable Care Act like McDonalds.'” — WSJ‘s Byron Tau.
Question: “Who amongst us has not placed power tools in raw meat?” — Bloomberg Politics‘ Mark Halperin.