Quote of the Day:
“Come on, smile Maureen.”
— MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” about NYT‘s Maureen Dowd. The camera panned to her in the green room where Dowd wore a frowny face. Like RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, who complained that Hillary Clinton didn’t smile enough during the recent NBC candidate forum, Scarborough apparently to have the women in his midst smiling.
Journalist compares Donald Trump to a ‘fat dog’
Matt Negrin works for Bloomberg Politics.
NYT tech reporter mocks Dr. Oz interview
Speaking of daytime TV…
“Watching daytime TV always brings back that home-sick-from-middle-school feeling.” — NYT TV and subway reporter Mike Grynbaum.
ICYMI: The reason why my Twitter feed is in a state of anti-Semitic disarray right now — my story on Politico‘s Glenn Thrush and Ann Coulter.
HuffPost editor picks out his Halloween costume
“Think I’m dressing up as Harold Bernstein for Halloween.” — Igor Bobic, associate politics editor, HuffPost.
Deep Thoughts With Kelly Cohen
“Because when all else fails, there’s wine.” — Washington Examiner‘s Kelly Cohen.
Convo Between Two Journos
New York Mag’s Jesse Singal: Not to be too cute but I have racist relatives. I’d like to think they aren’t “deplorable” humans.
The New Republic‘s Jeet Heer: I have racist relatives and I think they are pretty damn deplorable!
Convo Between Two Journos II
Philip Rucker, WaPo: It’s amazing that Trump’s medical information is according to audience members of a celebrity TV doctor’s taping, not real documentation.
Mark Berman, WaPo: I’ll tell ya what’s amazing, these magic weight loss pills made from teardrops and chamomile, they cure any ailment.
A Mirror follower writes in… “Man, I just dipped my toe in the crazy you have to deal with all the time and I itch all over. I want to bleach my brain.”
D.C. paparazzi photog gets his tires slashed
“Some clown slashed my tire last night, I know who you are, I’m going to pray for you that you find God, I forgive you as I have NO time to hate or have drama in my life.” — Mark Wilkins.
This Town 101
Mark Leibovich is a correspondent for NYT Magazine. Paul Farhi and Mike Madden are employed at WaPo.
Donald Trump acquires a new advisor
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