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Afternoon Mirror: Small Journo Pushed Into Tight Quarters On Train

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“Melania is upset several news outlets called her a ‘former escort’ because the word ‘former’ implies that she isn’t one anymore.”

Chelsea Handler, comedian.



Overheard in the Newsroom

“I learned today if you want to fix your iPhone just get a toothpick.” — Anonymous.

Headline of the Day

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This Town author gets stabbed…

“These @Reince interviews with @MarkLeibovich are the least embarrassing things Priebus does every week which is saying a lot.” — Dan Pfeiffer, CNN contributor and VP of Communications and Policy for @GoFundMe. 

For upcoming Hillary Speech, journo suggests going for a swim 

“When HRC gives this ‘alt-right’ speech, everyone who wants to preserve their sanity should just stay off Twitter. Go swimming or something.” — Michael Tracey, VICE columnist.

A question to ponder…

“Trump donated to the Clinton Foundation while HRC was Secretary of State. Doesn’t that mean he is calling for an investigation of himself?” — Brian Fallon, Hillary Clinton‘s spokesman.


“Notice how the media only uses ‘tycoon’ when they are referring to conservatives who made it rich? But not Soros, Zuckerberg, Bloomberg.” — LifeZette editor-in-chief Laura Ingraham.

Journo is a ‘psychopath’ at the gym

“I just did a 5:15am SoulCycle like a psychopath.” — Mother Jones social media engagement editor Ben Dreyfuss.

How to make friends in the newsroom: Print 39 pages of boring crap 

“Making more friends in the newsroom, I printed a 39-page report on student debt to the group printer.” — Lizzie O’Leary, Marketplace.

NSFW: Travel Bitches at its absolute best 

“Love how being the smallest person on a shared train seat means a large man will inevitably push me into 2.5 square inches of space. Literally just had to push a stranger’s elbow off my fupa.” — Alex Alvarez, wearemitú, formerly of BuzzFeed.

Alyssa Milano: Do not share Leslie Jones’s naked pictures 

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Confessional: “I’m worried I’m Vox’s target demographic.” — Peter Sterne, Politico.

Montel Williams hates Trump but LOVES Pence 

“If it weren’t for the social conservative extremism I’d really like Mike Pence — everything Donald isn’t — genuine.” — Montel Williams, who apparently works in TV but his spokesman and “political director” Jonathan Franks won’t say where.

Ezra Klein’s ironic take on press conferences

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Is CNN’s Brian Stelter in high heels? 

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