QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“No cursing on my feed. Everyone gets one warning then is blocked.”
— Newsweek‘s blustery and ridiculous Kurt Eichenwald. Actually it’s not one warning. It’s more like four and you have to repeatedly swear at him until he honors his own self-imposed, uptight Twitter rules.
I couldn’t agree more…
“Sex twitter is the worst twitter!” — Silvia Killingsworth, managing editor, The New Yorker.
Translation: WaPo reporter is sweating his ass off
“Can someone please invent an air-conditioned suit for me to wear in the summer in DC? Thanks.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.
Susan Davis leaves USA Today for NPR
Back to Eichenwald…
He is a giant baby. And he has strict rules for his Twitter feed. And they are as follows: He can say any ridiculous thing he wants. But the second you curse, you get one warning and then you’re blocked. Needless to say, I was BEGGING him to block me on Monday. And finally — thank God — with enough f-bombs, he did.
Journo answers important question: Why is he so fat?
John Podhoretz (affectionately and sometimes not affectionately referred to as “Podwhore” is the editor of Commentary Mag).
Jim Newell moves from Salon to Slate
“So I got a new job. I’ll be covering the election (and other politics things) for Slate starting August 31.” — Jim Newell. Guardian columnist Jeb Lund remarked, “Just realized you could have announced this with ‘Salon gets dumber by 25%.'” Jezebel‘s Natasha Vargas-Cooper was unfazed. “Cool, I guess, whatever,” she wrote.
Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi gets a new fancy title
Kara Rowland talks cats…
“If only cat hair were gold.” — FNC producer Kara Rowland.
A Happy Belated Birthday to…
HuffPost‘s Elise Foley…who had this to say on her birthday Monday: “Not sure whether I should feel old or young for being unable to figure out something on my grandma’s flip phone.”