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Quote of the Day:

“I want to be a freakin’ frontrunner you know?”

Evan Bass, a contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette” sounding like a presidential hopeful.



Jon Ralston leaves PBS

“Some personal news: I’m parting ways with PBS. It’s clear that I ruffled feathers, and I understand PBS’ need to protect its donor base. I’ve had a great time doing #RalstonLive. We interviewed most of the presidential candidates, many others. I worked w/fantastic people. I’ve been working on an exciting opportunity to enhance the use of new technology in delivering news and commentary. I’ll be back.”

Reporter’s tea goes missing

“Pretty awful thing happened at @sunfoundation: my tea went missing. I had a box of yorkshire tea in the kitchen and it’s GONE.” — Libby Watson, reporter, Sun Foundation, formerly with Gawker, The Atlantic.

The Observer

“Last Week: Trump is imploding. This Week: Trump may be imploding too fast! Next Week: Um, why isn’t Clinton pulling away yet?” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

The Observer II

“The Trump campaign seems to be doing its first rapid response emails today, but they’re just links without context.” — Yahoo! News reporter Hunter Walker.

In the Zeitgeist…

“My 3 favorite things are:
1. Sex stuff
2. Drinking alcohol
3. Going off my meds bc ‘look, i think they’re holding me back'”

Ben Dreyfuss, Mother Jones social engagement editor.

Scary stuff…

“I remember drills like these. We hid under our desks. My teacher instructed us not to help her if she got shot,” — Kelsey Sutton, Politico.

Writer wishes these people were alive to discuss Trump

“People I wish were alive to write about Trump:
– Mencken
– Hitchens
– Nietzsche
– Hunter S. Thompson
– The Apostle Paul”

Martyn Wendell Jones.

Do this and this Breitbart News reporter won’t donate to your campaign

“Truth is, if you go around telling me how rich you are and don’t need my money to win, I probably won’t donate to your campaign.” — Breitbart News Texas Bureau Chief Brandon Darby.

Journo Love

Dana Bash works for CNN; Glenn Thrush writes for Politico. 

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The Observer

“Game on/game change: Hillary gets live coverage on all 3 cable newsers; Trump campaign send out unprecedented # of rapid response emails” — Bloomberg Politics‘ and MSNBC’s Mark Halperin.

Kimmel finds Donald Trump a new campaign manager 

“I think we just found Donald Trump’s new campaign manager — Chad,” — ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, promo-ing an appearance by ABC “The Bachelorette’s” contestant Chad Johnson. Johnson, whom Kimmel calls “Bad Chad,” was recently kicked off the program after threatening to physically injure other men in the house.

Andrea Seabrook joins Marketplace as the Washington bureau chief 

“Today Marketplace is excited to welcome renowned journalist Andrea Seabrook as its new Washington, D.C. bureau chief. Seabrook is well-known to public radio fans since her role as NPR’s long-time Congressional Correspondent from the U.S. Capitol, and as a host of its top shows, including All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, The Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation.” — a release. As with everyone who lands a new gig, Seabrook is thrilled. She is “thrilled to find a home among journalists who share her life-long goal: producing journalism that is accessible and conversational, while providing extraordinary depth and context.”