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Afternoon Mirror: Election Day Edition

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“God damn it. My mom didn’t live to see the first woman president president.”

Noah Schactman, executive editor, The Daily Beast.


A Trump Victory Vs. A Clinton Victory 

“Hillary Clinton could clinch at 9 p.m. if she takes all the states where she is expected to win.” – NYT Politics.

“But a Trump victory would come no sooner than 10 PM.” — Jodi Kantor, NYT. 

Relief sex ahead…

“So many campaign workers will have gross hate sex tonight.” — Mother JonesBen Dreyfuss.

Ex-Washington reporter lets you in on who will get his vote 

“Voting in a presidential election tomorrow for the first time in a long time. When I was a political reporter, I had a personal rule about not voting in elections I was covering. Always felt like the right thing to do, but it was frustrating not weighing in.
So I’m excited to vote tomorrow. And for more reasons than I can count, I’m excited to vote for Secretary Clinton.” — Sam Youngman, deputy chief communications and marketing officer at The BitFury Group, a technology company.


“Last night almost unprompted I launched into a 10 min discussion of Sam Wang vs. Nate Silver’s forecast models and my wife was like ugh.  This election is ruining my marriage is what I’m saying.” — Farhad Manjoo, NYT tech reporter.

Unsolicited advice from a journalist 

“Seeing lots of last minute futile appeals for tomorrow’s election on Facebook. I think we all know that Facebook posts, like yard signs, make little difference… but perhaps personal appeals from friends mean a little more.If nobody earns your vote, do not give it. That’s my unsolicited advice. Feel free to ignore it.” — The Weekly Standard‘s Jim Swift.

Journo recounts bittersweet Halloween memory

“If it wasn’t for that less-attractive friend pulling her away, then the sexy nurse who sat down next tto me on Halloween would be someone who is in my life right now. Thanks a lot, less-attractive friend.” — Breitbart News reporter Patrick Howley.

Loose translation: F–k you! 

“Anyone, and I mean ANYONE that I have burned the bridge with, I never EVER intend on rebuilding one with. Period.” — Ben Howe, RedState.

MSNBC’s Katy Tur hears assassination talk at Trump rally 

“Man yells ‘assassinate that bitch’ as Pence talks about Clinton and Benghazi in Manchester, NH.” — Katy Tur, MSNBC.

Editor reasons that Tom Brady is attractive 

“In Tom Brady’s defense, he is extremely handsome.” — Business Insider’s Senior Editor Josh Barro. Brady said Monday that he voted for Trump.

Trump says he’s winning the White House at a midnight rally in Michigan 

“Today we are going to win Michigan and we are going to win back the White House.” — Donald Trump at 12:34 a.m. on Tuesday.

Reporter’s aunt prays against the media 

“My aunt just posted a prayer on Facebook decrying the corrupt and lying media. She knows I’m a reporter. Gonna be a weird Thanksgiving.” — Kyle Feidscher, Washington Examiner.

Reporter delves into major introspection 

“What am I doing with my life?” — Matt Negrin, Bloomberg Politics, at 12:36 a.m. on Tuesday.



The media after midnight…


Reporter suggests no coffee for journalists 

“I think it would be pretty funny if every coffee store in America decided to not sell any ‘joe to journalists tomorrow. They would explode.” — Jeremy Barr, media business reporter, Adage.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is having an internal meltdown 

“Feels like a combination of Christmas Eve and the day before major, possibly life-threatening surgery.” — MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.

JOURNO LOVE: A note of thanks for political journalists

“A moment of thanks & praise to all my colleagues who have endured the campaign road this year, especially those who endured abuse, threats.” — Jennifer Steinhauer, congressional reporter, NYT.

Brian Beutler on crotches 

“Don Lemon just helpfully clarified that Ted Nugent ‘grabbed his crotch, his own crotch,’ as distinct from Trump, who grabs other people’s.” — Brian Beutler, The New Republic.


“I’m in an uberpool with a dude wearing enough cologne to knock out a whole cheerleading squad.” — Katherine Krueger, Fusion.

Overheard in the newsroom…

In Trump’s victory speech if he wins: ‘McKay Coppins, we’re gonna lock ya up. Going to put you with the biggest guy there. You won’t be ogling them. They’ll be ogling you.’