Quote of the Day:
“Debates should theoretically be good for the process except we treat them like gladiator contests instead of policy discussions for voters.”
— Dan Pfeiffer, former Obama aide, senior communications officer for GoFundMe.
“On an unrelated note, it’s probably for the best that New York didn’t elect Anthony Weiner mayor.” — WaPo‘s Philip Bump.
“The new Anthony Weiner thing has lost any quality of amusement whatsoever; it’s just disgusting. And potentially criminal.” — Michael Tracey, columnist, VICE.
Two white male journos engage in highbrow white Twitter humor
Based on absolutely nothing, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes predicts Trump will be ‘gracious’
Business Insider‘s senior editor Josh Barro disagrees, saying, “Trump is fully capable of giving a low-key speech; I doubt he can calmly take criticism from Hillary for 90 minutes.”
Whatchu Talkin’ About Willis?
“This is now the second time stupid cons [conservatives] have insisted that my *may 2011* tweet about weiner is a current-day comment on him.” — Media Matters‘ Oliver Willis.
And his EMBARRASSING May 2011 tweet was:
“Dunno what this Anthony Weiner story is really all about, but people should remember that Andrew Breitbart pushes fake stories all the time.” — Oliver Willis, who defended this comment, saying, “And even then I wasn’t defending him, but you do you, smear artistes.”
In reaction to someone who thought Willis wrote that this week, he replied, “That’s a tweet from several years ago, so thanks for the stupid and completely uninformed attack.”
BuzzFeed Canada editor spells ‘journo’ wrong
Deputy BuzzFeed Politics editor blasts Omarosa as a ‘two-time loser’
Journo Hate Mail: Politico media writer bashes Washington Examiner‘s social media editor
Critic accuses Daily Mail‘s David Martosko of having an ‘inner misery’
BuzzFeed reporter gets glopped by hairdresser
SEPARATED AT BIRTH: TWO REPORTERS IN TUXES ON WAY TO MRC DINNER
Two media reporters, two similar hairdos, two taxicabs: The Daily Caller’s Christian Datoc and The Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scarry.
What’s “Hamburgler” doing at the Media Research Center gala?