The Mirror

Morning Mirror

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
Font Size:

Quote of the Day:

“I want to go back to a world before iPhones, he said on Twitter.”

Peter Suderman, senior editor, Reason Magazine.



Donald Trump’s nephew thinks CNN’s Kayleigh McEnany is beautiful 

“Yes @VanJones68 is very smart and very highly educated. I’m a fan. Kayleigh to me is the most #beautiful woman on #cnn.” — Jason Lee Trump. CNN’s Van Jones replied, “More importantly, @kayleighmcenany is one of brightest humans (male or female) on TV period. And not just on @cnn!”

Taxicab confessions 

“My cab driver just said I look like I work for the government.” — Tina Dupuy, communications director for Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.).

This is what Reince Priebus finds embarrassing? 

“It is nothing short of embarrassing that Hillary Clinton has now been defeated twenty times by a 74-year old socialist from Vermont.” — RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

Someone find this journo a doctor 

“So what do you call it if you turn your head slightly while lifting something up, and then a lightning bolt of pain sears through you, and then you can’t move at all and want to die? Is that called a ‘crick’ in the neck?” — Caleb Howe, Truth Revolt, RedState.


Overheard in the newsroom…

“I’d much rather take a shit in the women’s bathroom.” — Anonymous.

(Want to share something you overheard in your newsroom? Write me about it. All submissions will be considered anonymous.


“A thing I learned today is that no one has read Gawker in past three years.” — Claire Lobenfeld, US News Editor, Fact, a music magazine.


“Some drug addicts who can’t get their hands on painkillers have started getting high on anti-diarrhea medicine.” — Liam Stack, NYT reporter, linking to this story.

Washingtonian somehow connects Ted Cruz to the rainy weather 

“Ted Cruz returns to Washington after two weeks of rain in the capital, fulfilling his pledge to Make DC Glisten.” — Logan Dobson, formerly with the Ted Cruz for president campaign. Washington Examiner‘s Jim Antle replied, “Shower to the people.”

More on Cruz’ return to Washington…

“Full transcript of reporters’ questions to Cruz [Yelling. More yelling. Crossyelling].” — Politico‘s Burgess Everett.

Senior fellow at Brookings finds amusement in NYT correction 

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 11.51.11 PM

A Convo Between Two Journos 

Acosta: CNN; Barro: Business Insider

Jim Acosta: “A source close to Rubio says Trump would have to “walk back” comments he’s made in past for FL senator to consider VP.”

Josh Barro: “I shouldn’t have called him Little Marco. He’s pretty average-sized. I love the average-sized.”