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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

Quote of the Day:

“I also probably had 11 drinks on the plane.”

— NBC ‘TODAY Show’ host Matt Lauer defending why he got emotional during The Notebook to colleagues Kathie Lee Giffords and Hoda Kotb.

Journo suffers the ravaging affects of less caffeine 

“Sorry everyone I’ve been a horrible tweeter today. Cutting down on coffee is killing me.” — NYT‘s Farhad Manjoo.

So….his education-free sons are dating college girls? 

“I have 22-year-old twin sons.One dating a college girl.The other married to a college girl. The secret? Neither of my sons is in college.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.

Washington Free Beacon reporter gets a few things off her chest

“Tweeted exactly what Hillary Clinton said and now I am being told that I do not know what I am talking about. Ugh. I’m thrilled that a few of my tweets got retweeted by some big names but now I’m stuck defending what I said to crazies. I quoted exactly what Hillary Clinton said. Now I’m defending where I stand. I do not have time for this bullshit.” — Alyssa Canobbio, WFB media analyst.

And this: “I’m tweeting so I don’t lose it on the slow walkers in front of me.”

Convo Between Two Journos

The conversationalists are Washington Examiner’s Jim Antle and Breitbart News’ Matthew Boyle. 

ANTLE: Idea: a conservative version of Night at the Roxy starring my friends @mboyle1 and @PatrickHowleyDC.

BOYLE: You mean Roxbury? Who’s Will Ferrell and who’s Chris Kattan? I MIGHT be open to this. Hope all’s well bud.

ANTLE: Roxbury, that’s right. This is why my film production career has gone nowhere.

A question for POTUS 

“Hey @POTUS — you called out trumped-up charges against US reporter in Iran — you going to do the same for US reporters in Ferguson?” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

Convo Between Two Other Journos

The conversationalists are Politico’s Seung Min Kim and Conn Carroll.

Seung Min Kim: Even as someone who eats anything, anytime, I am super impressed with the guy eating at the Ben’s Chili Bowl at DCA at 6 a.m.

Conn Carroll: Have you ever tried chili cheese fries for breakfast?

Seung Min Kim: My stomach feels a bit uneasy about the idea.

Conn Carroll: Who is the boss of you? You or your stomach?

Playing favorites 

“Leaving CNN alone for the next hour, cuz Tapper.” — Breitbart NewsJohn Nolte.

The Media Observers

“As journalists, we can only hope our bosses stand by us the way Roger Ailes has stood by Megyn Kelly.” — Jon Ralston, PBS host, contributing editor, Politico Magazine.

“I love how Trump made Hannity come to Trump Towers to kiss the ring; Trump Towers which is like EIGHT BLOCKS away from Fox News studio.” — Eric Boehlert, Media Matters.

Confessional. 

“JUST USED LOL IN A TEXT IDGAF.” — Jack Mirkinson, Salon.

Head designer for The Hill gets propositioned for phone sex on Tinder

“My epic love story thanks to tinder is a rando dude who messaged me ‘phone sex?’ 31 times over the course of 2 weeks so uh thanks I guess.” — Ashley Perks, one of the honchos of The Hill‘s “50 Most Beautiful People” list.

Journo wonders about his dog walker 

“My dog walker’s business card says he offers ‘pet medicinal needs.’ Pretty sure that’s still illegal in DC.” — Neetzan Zimmerman, senior director, Audience & Strategy, The Hill.

BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski gets sensitive 

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And the response…

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