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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.

Confessional I. 

“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.

Confessional II. 

“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.

Gawker fallout 

“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.

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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)

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NSFW (Maybe): “Really cool chair #madeofdicks” — Peter Ogburn, EP of The Bill Press Show.