Afternoon Mirror: Reporter Says ‘Nothing Matters’
Quote of the Day:
— Daily Mail‘s David Martosko.
Overheard in the newsroom
“Don’t you think it would be good for your chi levels to be without the internet for a day?” — Anonymous.
The Weekly Standard‘s MATT LABASH IS A TRAITOR
Labash as taken his “Ask Matt Labash” advice column back to The Weekly Standard after blowing it off at The Daily Caller for the past two and a half years. Congratulations Labash! I have a feeling that you will miss our bikini slideshows.
On a serious note, Labash’s return to the column HE LET LANGUISH FOR THE PAST TWO AND HALF YEARS begins with questions about how to shake sadness, his hatred of human advancement and who wins a cage match between Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton.
Among my favorite stipulations in Ask Matt Labash 2.0: “Questions may be edited for clarity/sanity reasons.”
HuffPost reporter complains about AC company’s lateness
“Hey @croppmetcalfe, your service sucks. 8am-12am window has LONG passed. Still waiting with broken AC.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.
Humblebrag: “I ate four different kinds of animal in the last 24 hours.” — WSJ‘s Byron Tau.
GREAT IDEA: CNN’s Brian Stelter plays translator about alt-right
“SO, @CNN just learned what the alt-right is after a summer of ((())) and journo harassment, & now they bring in @brianstelter to translate.” — Scott Nover, editor-in-chief, MediaFileDC.
Evergreen tweet from a journalist…
“Read the fucking story before you comment on it!” — The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi.
Journo Hate Mail: Shockingly, a reader in the age of Donal Trump hates the media
“You aggressively shit all over flyover whites & then retreat w/the woe is me act… We. Hate. Your. Guts. oy vey your industry’s despised but don’t worry, not your fault. Def too much to ask your ilk to be introspective.” — Khazar Soze, who self-describes as “Nationalist. Fascist. Socialist.”
Ex-talk show host Ricki Lake has a crush on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow
FASHION CRITIC: Radio host makes fun of Hillary’s attire
MSNBC reporter waits 3 hours for a taxi at JFK