QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Trump: ‘CNN is disgusting…I watch it all. I watch all of the folks.’ Has repeatedly tweeted he doesn’t watch CNN.”
— Sopan Deb, reporter covering Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign for CBS News.
Rolling Stone writer blames the media consumer for Donald Trump
“I’m as worried as anyone else about the possibility of Trump getting elected. But if it happens, it’s not going to be because The New York Times allowed a few reporters to investigate the Clinton Foundation. It’ll be because we’re a nation of idiots, who vote the same way we choose channels: without thinking.” — Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone. Read his whole story here.
Dicking around with CBS’s John Dickerson
Before you act, listen
Before u react, think
Before u criticize, wait
Before u pray, forgive
Before you quit, try
Before you Tweet, restrain
— CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson.
Pence’s “painful” appearance on the Sunday show
“[Mike] Pence’s attempts to skirt birther questions on ABC are just painful.” — TIME‘s Zeke Miller.
City is not in the middle of the river
“Now [Don] Lemon’s CNN cohost says Hoboken is across ‘entire river’ from the city. So it’s not in the middle of the river. Just to clear that up.” — Seth Mandel, op-ed editor, New York Post.
And another thing CNN…
“Chelsea really isn’t a gay enclave anymore. That was kinda 10 years ago. And no @CNN contributor, this is not close to Chelsea Market.” — Ex-CNNer Soledad O’Brien.
Hey CNN, press whore Montel Williams has a compliment
“Good 4 @CNN for subbing out band of miscreants who pass for trump surrogates and having journalists analyze Trump’s morally bankrupt morning.” — ex-talk show host Montel Williams, who pushes veteran’s issues and payday loans.
BuzzFeed deputy politics editor: Female scribes beware of Trump’s ‘sexist tirades’
“Women who are journalists and are critical of Trump risk being the target of a sexist Twitter tirade from a presidential nominee. Awful.” — Kyle Blaine, deputy politics editor, BuzzFeed.
Samantha Bee staffer finds T-shirt uncomfortable
“Is there anything more uncomfortable than the fact that Soulcycle sells shirts that say ‘Spiritual Gangster’ on them? I think not.” — Ali Elkin, staffer for Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal.
On NYT‘s Maureen Dowd
“Maureen hasn’t published a column for the Times since Aug. 27. Maureen will be a panelist on #MTP tomorrow.” — Justin Peligri, NBC’s Meet the Press.
“I died in the Chelsea explosion.” — Mother Jones social engagement editor Ben Dreyfuss.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes highlights follower who says he should be ‘executed’