Quote of the Day:
“Making speech tonight in New Hampshire – leaving now. Fantastic people, fantastic crowd!”
— GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
Status update: Charles Johnson suing Twitter?
“We haven’t decided yet if we are suing Twitter executives personally. Stay tuned. This is going to get interesting.” — GotNews‘ Charles Johnson.
PBS is hiring… See here.
Want to work for Dr. Drew?
“We’re looking for a new member of our team! Production Assistant position open in Atlanta, GA.” — HLN’s Dr. Drew. See here.
The case for why newsrooms should organize
Jared Keller is the deputy digital editor for Maxim. He formerly worked for The Atlantic, Bloomberg Business and Al Jazeera America.
Glenn Beck makes passionate plea to conservatives backing Trump
“Why are big name ‘conservatives’ supporting him? I get it if you are tired of politicians, a republican progressive, or you are only about winning (although those who say they would NEVER vote for him is over 50% of REPUBLICANS). Perhaps you are angry and you just want to make someone pay or just want something done and you don’t care how it gets done, but what PRINCIPLES does he have that they are attracted to? I am not talking about the average Joe, I am talking about Sean Hannity or Ann Colter. How about Savage or Rush? These are smart people. What am I missing?” — Media mogul Glenn Beck in a Facebook post.
MSNBCer given a surprise week off work
“I was just given the last week of this month off. This will be the first real vacation I’ve had for a long time and I want to use it to actually go somewhere. So I just booked a flight to … Iceland.” — Steve Kornacki.
HotAir’s Noah Rothman goes on a rant…
“If you’re a conservative coming out against this Trump fad and its enablers in the right press, you do so at peril of your career. Exposure translates to compensation, and that’s how you put food on your family’s table. It’s not an easy thing to make that call. Especially if you’re young, relatively unknown and ambitious. It’s easy to subordinate your integrity to future earnings. So I sympathize & wouldn’t criticize anyone’s choices if they chose to be quiet in this period. As a father, it’s a tough choice for me, too. But there’s a right course and a wrong course here, and it’s pretty plain what’s what. No amount of $ can compensate for integrity lost. That said, I think the anti-Trump folks attacking Fox also making a mistake. They’re giving candidate a voice but also those who oppose him. Same mistake as those who attacked Breitbart for supposedly having financial ties to Trump. Only circumstantial evidence to back favoritism. Anyway, end rant. I come down on one side of this debate, but I can see it becoming a circular and conspiratorial effort soon.”
Fake Trump Twitter
“Whenever I need a laugh I just remind myself Bobby Jindal is still running for President.” — @Writeintrump
WHAT THE HELL?
Rosie apparently didn’t like my stories on her and her BFF Donald Trump. See here and here.
Since my story, she said this on SiriusXM: “I’d like to take my period blood that I no longer have and write ‘You’re all assholes” and “…I’d like to smear it all over some people’s faces.”
Charles C. Johnson’s Life Matters