Quotes of the Day:
“Could it possibly be that Trump and Fox feel its mutually beneficial to play up a feud?”
— HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.
“She should probably apologize to me but I just don’t care.”
— GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
HuffPost writer wants to pig out or else he wants to die
“10 Oreos, a hamburger, and Mac & cheese. If I can’t eat like that occasionally I don’t want to live.” — Gabriel Arana.
Journo wants a spaghetti eating contest in place of presidential debates
“Instead of debates, let’s have televised contests where the candidates try and figure out the least awkward way to eat a bowl of spaghetti.” — Ned Resnikoff, digital news producer, Al Jazeera America.
Rabbi weighs in on the Ashley Madison hack
“Countless wives have told me how much they miss lust in their marriages. Sex is a routine, a chore rather than an erotic pastime.” — Rabbi Schmuley Boteach, author of Kosher Lust. Read the rest of his post on lust here.
Trump Vs. Fox News
“It’s funny watching all these Fox employees politely ask Donald Trump to stop calling their colleague a bimbo.” — NYT‘s Josh Barro.
RedState disinviting Trump to event was meaningless
“Remember how RedState’s decision to exclude him was some sort of significant event? That was fun.” — The Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald, with the accompanying photograph.
The Media Critic
“Watching @TODAYshow – why is Trump routinely allowed by virtually every station to call-in for interviews and not appear on camera?” — Brian Walsh, longtime former Hill flack and partner at Rokk Solutions, a communications firm. It’s catching…Carly Fiorina went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday by phone.
From the trail…
“This picture of me is my summer in a nutshell — blurry, sweaty, standing behind Ben Carson.” — Kira Lerner, political reporter, Think Progress.
“Australia’s Great Barrier Reef truly one of the world’s great wonders. Never more beautiful than today teeming with multi-coloured fish.” — Rupert Murdoch.
“I have named the pimple growing on my cheek Lester.” — Tracy Clayton, BuzzFeed reporter.
The Observer II
“Short people should be banned from designing goddamn doorways.” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.
My Favorite Media Matters Reporter
“New favorite term: WIA Well Intentioned Asshole.” — Carlos Maza, my new BFF over at Media Matters, where he’s the LGBT program director.
On being mean to journalists…
“Here’s the thing about journos – the public doesn’t really give a crap if a politician is mean to us.” — Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle.