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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“I think what was new is the reporters were more aggressive and rightfully so.”

Mark Halperin, MSNBC and Bloomberg, on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” talking about the Donald “I hate journalists” Trump presser from Tuesday.



Parking attendant calls Benny Johnson fat

“Parking attendant at my office asks me, “You voting for Trump?” I said I don’t know. He says “Only crazy people voting for Trump.” I countered, saying Trump voters think Hillary & Obama supporters are crazy. ‘I think you whole country crazy,’ he says with a large, two arm gesture, ‘Everyone crazy & that’s how your country works.’ Agreed, he called me a fat & we both went on our way.” — IJReview‘s Benny Johnson.

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Ben Howe works for RedState. Jordan Bloom and Scott Greer work for The Daily Caller. 

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Jordan Bloom: “And RedState is becoming indistinguishable from HuffPo, buddy.”

Ben Howe: “I shouldn’t have tweeted you while Alex Jones was on. Sorry for interrupting.”

Howe retweeted Scott Greer: “As opposed to whining about Trump all day, every day. It’s pretty simple: Don’t act like an SJW if you ain’t one.”

Bloom ultimately extended an olive branch: “We’re a little light on the pro-Hillary side though, so I’d welcome an op-ed from a RedState contributor.”

What passes for political humor….

“Liberté, égalité, fraternité, NeverTrumpité?” — Daily Mail‘s David Martosko.

Denver Post hires its first female editor in more than 100 years 

“For the first time in its 124-year history, the @denverpost will be headed up by a woman.” — Tré Goins-Phillips, evening editor, TheBlaze

Podwhore says you need to see X-Men high 

“Do not go see the new X-Men movie unless you’re high on cough syrup or something. Yeesh.” — John Podhoretz, editor, Commentary.

Headline of the Day: “Woman finds body parts inside freezer she bought for $30” — Kansas City Star.

Overheard in The Daily Caller newsroom… “I love Montel Williams, I’m sorry.” — Anonymous.

Reporter wants to fly on a broomstick 

“I want a flying broom to help combat the metro rebuilding.” — Townhall‘s Christine Rousselle.

The Biographer 

“I’ve had a chance to meet @DavidAFrench and he is a true patriot – a military veteran – and a man of deep faith in our Lord.” — Todd Starnes, Fox News host.

Roland Martin’s backpack was stolen

“Sickened by my backpack being stolen. All of my photos/videos from the @RootsSeries set was on my stolen Samsung phone.” — TVOne’s Roland Martin.

Despite Trump’s daily lambasting, CNN’s Brian Stelter says he really loves the press

“CNN’s @brianstelter: Donald Trump loves the press; the media is his lifeline.” — CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter.

EMBARRASSING: Reporter admits he saw ‘Weiner’ 

“Just saw Weiner. Fine doc with a great subject in Huma Abedin. Someone should adapt this into a CBS drama, maybe with Julianna Margulies.” — Mark Harris, journalist, Vulture.


“I’m both under and over caffeinated HELP.” — Shoshanna Weissman, who handles The Weekly Standard‘s social media.

WaPo race reporter Wesley Lowery wants music advice: “I’ve got somewhere between 20 mins & 2 hours of writing left tonight (depending on procrastination levels). What should my soundtrack be?”