Quote of the Day:
“In Washington DC today, it feels and smells like a bowl of warm minestrone soup.”
— HuffPost chief White House correspondent Sam Stein.
Donald Trump cracks on WSJ
“The ever dwindling @WSJ which is worth about 1/10 of what it was purchased for, is always hitting me politically. Who cares!” — presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Bloomberg‘s Mark Halperin scolds the media
“Reporters who mock/criticize POTUS candidates for having msg discipline on the stump need to get over their boredom & ignorance.” — Mark Halperin, managing editor, Bloomberg Politics.
Quote taken entirely out of a context….but still.
“I’ve been putting this off, #FoodNetworkStar , but we have to talk about your glowing vagina judges table.” — Tommy Christopher, White House correspondent for The Daily Banter.
“I mean I’m not really hungry but what else is there to do.” — National Review‘s Katherine Timpf at 3:23 a.m. on Sunday morning.
“I don’t know what possessed me to listen to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch on the way to work, but here we are.” — WSJ‘s Byron Tau.
“No matter how vile that post was, the Gawker writers have an obviously valid grievance about who decided to remove it: sales/business execs.” — The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald.
“Is there some sort of registry where you can check if an employee of Gawker lives in your neighborhood?” — Author Frank Fleming, who wrote Superego: Can a genetically engineered psychopath grow a conscience, get the girl, and save the galaxy? Two out of three ain’t bad.
“Whole @Gawker thing reminds us that stodgy editors may have been the best thing about traditional media. May it rest in peace.” — Karen Tumulty, WaPo.
Guilty pleasure reading…Breitbart News writer Milo Yiannopoulos ranks 10 Gawker writers by how “heinously unpleasant” they are. See here.
Find out what blows NYT‘s Charles Blow’s mind
Charles Blow is a columnist for the NYT. Jeff Clark is a self-described writer and researcher.
BLOW: “I think that some times the racial dynamics r so engrained that we are incapable of seeing the obvious. It’s simply protocol, a normalcy.”
CLARK: “Sorry, I don’t see it at all. I treat everyone the same. Always have.”
BLOW: “Jeff, ppl who don’t see racism scare me. I think seeing itself is a choice and blithe avoidance is insidious.”
“There’s no such thing as good journalism anymore,” says airport bartender who doesn’t know I’m a reporter. :(” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.
EXCITEMENT ALERT: Dave Weigel begins his new-old job at WaPo Monday — “Please no news break while I am in orientation thx.”
Jezebel editor says Trump’s son is ‘garbage’
“Ever since @realDonaldTrump ‘s garbage son in law bought this building everything has gone totally to shit. 💁 (he’s a shitty landlord!)” — Jezebel managing editor Erin Gloria Ryan. “…Here’s what I’ve ‘observed’ since kushner bought this building: an ant problem, dangerous construction.” (Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner owns The New York Observer. He’s married to Ivanka Trump.)
Picture of the Day (Warning: Hide the kids)
NSFW (Maybe): “Really cool chair #madeofdicks” — Peter Ogburn, EP of The Bill Press Show.