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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“How does one pack for 17 days of possible riots interspersed with fancy parties?”

WSJ‘s Byron Tau.

The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi replied, “I’m bringing a lot of different dresses, personally.”



Overheard in the newsroom

“My ears are bleeding,” —Anonymous, reacting to Hillary Clinton accepting Bernie Sanders’ endorsement. The individual was apparently annoyed by the pitch of Clinton’s voice.

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The Observers (After Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Hillary Clinton) 

“These speeches are boring.” — Mother JonesBen Dreyfuss. Also from Dreyfuss: “It’s really funny watching a politician endorse an enemy they hate.”

“It’s so hard for men to admit they have failed isn’t it?” — Kelsey McKinney, staff culture writer, Fusion.

“The last campaign speech for the losing candidate is always the longest. Last gasp and all that.” — Adam Nagourney, NYT.

“Is it just me, or is it a little off-putting about hearing a dude tell me what ‘Hillary Clinton believes’ when she’s standing right there?” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

“Every sincere liberal I know is disgusted by @SenSanders endorsing @HillaryClinton, who represents everything he supposedly fights against.” — Jedediah Bila, co-host, FNC, Fox Business.

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein gets kicked off Trump’s email list

“Not getting Trump campaign press emails again. They’ve managed to kick me off 3 times now. Anyone wanna auto-forward to me?” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein. On each Trump story, HuffPost writes: “Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.”

Reporter babbles about not listening to men 

“I just meant to write ‘don’t listen to me’ and accidentally wrote ‘don’t listen to men’ instead. Still works.” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.

Journo braves TWT‘s website

“Clicking on a Washington Times link, pray for me.” — Mediaite‘s Alexander Griswold.

Fashion Faux Pas 

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THANK GOD: Advice from The Atlantic‘s Ron Fournier 

“Evergreen advice to journalists: ‘Be more transparent with readers.'” — The Atlantic‘s resident tweeter Ron Fournier.

He’s reacting to this:

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Chris Cuomo on interviewing Trump…

“He won’t come on. We ask campaign regularly. He supporters say we don’t go at HRC same way. No one happy :)” — CNN “New Day” host Chris Cuomo.

This guy wants to prepare you for convention coverage 

“If you’re a journalist covering the conventions and have no conflict experience feel free to hit me up for some conflict 101.” — Tim Pool, Fusion.