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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“I’m not clear on why it has to be A Thing whenever some random person on Twitter has a gross idea.”

Business Insider‘s Josh Barro.

Speaking of gross…

“I have never seen anyone throw a mouthpiece before. Never. Also, gross.” — Politico’s John Bresnahan, who landed on The Mirror’s 2016 “Journalism Egos, Ranked” list. He’s referring to Washington Warriors basketball player Steph Curry throwing his chewed on mouthpiece at a Finals game Thursday night.



On LeBron James….

“If LeBron wins this damn series it will make all the other incredible stuff he’s done look like footnotes.” — Jesse Singal, senior editor, New York Magazine.

Did this reporter lose bladder control? 

“A rat just jumped off a ledge in Foggy and nearly missed my face. Brb, changing pants.” — Washington Examiner’s social media guru Ben Smith.

Questioning Howard Stern’s motives… “So what’s driving Howard Stern’s unexpected push to become relevant again?” — Brian P. Hickey, The Philly Voice.

Journo spots coincidence on a highway

“OMG!! ‘A truck carrying deli meat collided with another truck carrying bread on a New Jersey highway Friday morning'” — HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel.

If anyone knows who this is in real life TELL ME 

“A monkey has no name.” — Washington Free Beacon‘s anonymous The Truth Monkey.

Your anonymity will be guaranteed. Write to 

The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi enters the Quiet Car

“A civil war has erupted in the quiet car between several loud old women and several angry old men. The old men prevailed after one shouted, “THERE ARE PLENTY OF SEAT’S IN OTHER CARS WHERE YOU CAN TALK TO YOUR HEART’S CONENT!” — Olivia Nuzzi.

Deep Thoughts With BuzzFeed Legal Editor

“It was so powerful, watching the entire National Mall go from green to becoming a literal patchwork quilt. …Then at some point, it hit you that this enormity was all loss. That each panel was a person no longer contributing wonder to our world.” — BuzzFeed‘s Chris Geidner.

Radio host would not trust Christie with his food order 

“Chris Christie is the last person I would trust getting my McD’s order. This seriously calls into question Trump’s ability to lead. …It’s like sending Charlie Sheen to get your crack. You probably aren’t going to get your whole order.” — Randy Baumann, WDVE Morning Show, Pittsburgh.

Some guy named “Riley Curry” is getting a world of hate directed at him 

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Is Media Matters targeting Patrick Howley? 

“Some little person named @MattGertz just made me aware that there is an entire tag for me on Media Matters site. I pledge to keep that going.” — Breitbart NewsPatrick Howley.

CNN Chris Cuomo fights back: “What are you 6?”

Dr. Mark Breaux: “Here ya go @ChrisCuomo watch this video and understand our stance. But u won’t.” (The video is about how the AR-15 is America’s best defense against ISIS.)

Chris Cuomo: @BayouProud “You want me to look at something? Then cut the bs assuming I won’t. What are you 6?”

A BAD separated at birth idea…

Byron Tau is a reporter for WSJ; Ben Schreckinger is a reporter for Politico. 

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