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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“Just left work. to rain. No umbrella. I’m in a white shirt.”

Kelly Cohen, Washington Examiner.



Breitbart News reporter: ‘I’m proud to be unhinged’ 

“Since when did ‘unhinged’ become an insult? I’m PROUD to be unhinged. I am a writer, after all.” –– Breitbart News‘s Patrick Howley, who went on quite the online rampage Tuesday.

The Observer

“Sean Hannity’s love for Trump is incredible, beautiful, and a bit frightening.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

The hazards of being a reporter in Washington 

“You don’t realize how single-minded you’ve become until you start instinctively capitalizing ‘house’ even in text messages.” — Washington Examiner‘s Rudy Takala.

Just Asking Questions…

“What the fuck kind of dogs does Donald Trump know?” — The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi reacting to Donald Trump, who, back in February, wrote:

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The RNC is really trying to piss off LeBron 

“Didn’t realize taking down the popular LeBron sign was part of the strategy to win Ohio.” — WaPo‘s Philip Rucker.

UPDATE: WaPo‘s Robert Costa is still on vacation.

PRAISE THE LORD: After trashing Anderson Cooper, WaPo‘s Wesley Lowery finally showers the CNN TV reporter with praise 

“After Paris, @andersoncooper did a good 60 Minutes piece on police tactics in responding to active mass shooters,” — WaPo race reporter Wesley Lowery, obviously unaware that Cooper is an albino. This is the same Lowery who once advised MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to go to Ferguson, Mo. He also mocked Anderson’s journalistic capabilities, saying, “So glad to know Anderson Cooper, Bill O’Reilly and Joe Scarborough are influential ‘political journalists.’”

Sonny Bunch calls out Vox for using Nazi-era Denmark as a paragon of vegetarianism

“In which Vox finds the upside to total war and material deprivation.” — Washington Free Beacon Executive Editor Sonny Bunch, linking to a Vox explainer about why our bodies don’t need meat.


“That thing where you accidentally photo-bomb all the other networks. cc CNN and Fox News.” — NBC News correspondent Hallie Jackson.

Female reporter sweating up a storm

“Also doesn’t help that we’re baking in this warehouse like Thanksgiving turkeys. Wrong day to wear a suit jacket!” — Daily Mail White House reporter Francesca Chambers.

The literal observer

“Some of the claims Trump is making in this speech are not, literally speaking, true.” — Vox Managing Editor Matthew Yglesias.

Maureen Dowd gets literary 


“The green light at the end of the dock that haunted Gatsby and inspired Fitzgerald.” — NYT columnist Maureen Dowd.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in the great outdoors 

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Daily Caller summer intern Georgia Williams contributed to this report.