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Afternoon Mirror: The Darkness Sets In For Many Journalists

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“Maybe we should cover 2020 in a poll-free environment. Just kick it old school. Camping out in the states, relying only on shoe leather.”

Maeve Reston, CNN.



The healing begins — even for journalists 

“Just talked to my editor about touching base tomorrow and discussing reporting on the ‘reality we now live in.'” — Miranda Green, DecodeDC. 

Well, maybe not healing

“Looking forward to having the results of the election explained to me by the people who wrongly predicted the outcome of the election.” — The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi.

“I want to die,” — Liz Gorman, D.C. photog.

“Dear world, I am so embarrassed for my country. Please do not judge us too harshly for this.” — Lisa Bloom, NBC News legal analyst.

A warning for people on TV: Stop saying this

“Useless things TV reporters say: ‘We’ll see how this plays out.’ Yes, of course we will.” — WaPo media writer Paul Farhi.

Rosie’s election day prayer 

“God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there …

Rosie O’Donnell, a comedian who recently called Donald Trump an orange anus.

Journalist has advice on how to mentally handle Trump’s win 


“Do not ask yourself how Trump won. Ask yourself how Clinton lost. And understand that Washington DC, as we know it, is finished.” — IJR‘s Benny Johnson.

Ex-game show host loses it on FNC’s Juan Williams 

“Would someone smack Juan Williams please? What is wrong with him.” — Chuck Woolery, activist, former host of Love Connection.

Professional Hillary Campaign ass kisser admits he was wrong

“I’ve been wrong about many things before, but never as wrong as in my judgment that Donald Trump could not win the presidency.” — NYT‘s John Harwood.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has a heart and a soul? 



Breitbart‘s infamous Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos reacts to Trump’s victory



Reality is…

Jason Howerton works for IJR. Sam Stein works for HuffPost.



Business Insider‘s liberal senior editor is miffed at Clinton campaign 



Journalist complains about no coffee at Trump’s election night party 



The Darkness Sets In. Journos Start To Realize Hillary Will Lose 

“Twitter is starting to get dark.” — McKay Coppins, at 9:36 p.m.

“I am thinking of Comey now, and of the editors who gave him saturation coverage ten days ago.” — James Fallows, The Atlantic.

“Tapper: If Trump vote persists, ‘It’s going to put polling industry out of biz, it’s going to put voter projection industry out of biz.'” — NPR’s David Folkenflik.

“I move that we split the country: Red States get President Trump, Blue States get President Clinton.” — Clear Channel’s Colby Hall.

“Thanks to a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, if everyone would kindly reach under ur chairs tonight you’ll find a vial of cyanide.” — BuzzFeed‘s Samir Mezrahi.

“The key sign of the seriousness of the situation: I **stopped** drinking about an hour ago.” — National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg.

“The American Nazis are out in force tonight. They must think history is on their side.” — Peter Beinart, contributing editor, The Atlantic.

But not everyone believed she’d lose, even while she was losing 

“We have Comey to blame for the election being this close, but Clinton will eke out a win. Complacency was always a factor.” — Gabriel Arana, Mic News.

Earlier in the day there was serious belief that he’d lose 

“As I’ve said, #Trump lost this election the day he announced and attacked Mexicans. Latino votes matter.” — Hilary Rosen at 2:33 p.m.

The Observer

“I love Twitter, but it is an echo chamber. We all follow each other because we agree with each other. It doesn’t reflect the public’s views.” — Scott Bryan, TV editor, BuzzFeedUK.

Whatchu talkin’ about Willis? 

“Scrubbing my blogging history before they come for me tomorrow morning.” — Jay Willis, GQ contributor.

There was anger…

“That it’s this close is shameful. That HRC had to run against this fucking joke of a man is horrific. #ElectionNight” — Jessica Valenti, Guardian.


And there was denial…

“Remember, Trump once hinted to NYC he might not take office if elected. So even if he wins, who knows.” — Shoshana Weissman, The Weekly Standard. 

Election night at MSNBC involved pizza, corn and frustration 



Note to readers: A quote that appeared to be by Clint Eastwood possibly came from a fake Twitter account, so I’ve removed it.