Quote of the Day:
“Winners have few friends. Losers get hugs.”
— Matt Drudge, media exec.
Whoopi Goldberg: ‘Trump has his bead up his butt’
“Cronyism is fine. But you must have cronies who know wha the hell what they are doing. Because when you have somebody like [Sec. of State] Rex Tillerson who is saying, you know, I’m not saying anything else after this. It’s like, no, dude, you are the one we are looking to because the other guy doesn’t seem to, his head is up his butt.” — Whoopi Goldberg, co-host, ABC’s The View.
Tomi Lahren butchers the ‘mainstream media’
“Imagine if the Left/mainstream media cared as much about Susan Rice’s shady double talk as they do who Pence eats with & what Trump tweets.” — Lahren, who was recently canned by TheBlaze after she declared herself pro-choice and called pro-life conservatives hypocritical.
Montel would rather have a dog for President than Trump
“Tillerson’s statement on North Korea is BRILLIANT – and that’s coming from me – someone who’d rather have a poodle for @potus than Donald.” — Montel Williams, Twitter activist blowhard and former talk show host.
D.C. journalist gets good news
“Yesterday I made my first offer on a condo. Today they accepted! I’m a homeowner!” — Ashe Schow, senior political columnist at New York Observer and commentary staff writer at The Washington Examiner.
Barry Manilow is gay: the fallout
“By all accounts that I know of, Barry Manilow is a super cool guy. Like many of us, I am not shocked that he has announced that he is gay. I wish him well. And love. A true icon.” — Christian Josi, columnist, HuffPost.
“Good for you @barrymanilow I can’t imagine the joy and relief you feel today.” — Andy Lassner, executive producer for The Ellen Show.
“Barry Manilow being gay is about as shocking as the news Liberace was gay.” — John Nolte, The Daily Wire, formerly an editor at Breitbart News.
Mother Jones is having a really fun inner office debate
“There literally is a debate in my office now about Typhoid Mary.” — David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief, Mother Jones. The debate comes after Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice the “Typhoid Mary” of the Obama Administration.
David Martosko schools his media colleagues on Steve Bannon
“Clarification for my colleagues: [Steve] Bannon wasn’t removed from the NSC, only from the NSC principals committee. He still attends NSC meetings. Journalists are arguing over whether or not Bannon was just kicked out of the National Security Council. Bannon’s attending an NSC meeting. …So much quicksand schadenfreude out there today. It’s like every other day in Washington.” — Martosko, Daily Mail.
But then there’s this from The Atlantic‘s Rosie Gray…
“Sr WH official tells me Bannon was only on NSC to keep an eye on Flynn & ‘de-operationalize NSC from Rice’ & that he never went to a meeting.” — Gray.
Vox’s managing editor weighs in on Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad
“Okay guys, I’m going to watch the Pepsi ad. Okay so there [sic] ad is very bad, but it’s also a lot *longer* than I expected.” — Matthew Yglesias, upper management, Vox.
Touré Neblett insults Trump for anything and everything
“I have zero confidence in Trumpy to do something helpful in the Middle East. He has no sense of history, no restraint, & demonizes Muslims.” — Touré, host of Binge Worthy, ex-MSNBCer.
Huckabee checks in to say he has been turkey hunting
“Been turkey hunting in Texas past 2 days. Got limit and saw LOTS of turkeys, or as they are better known, the farm team for the Senate Dems.” — former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Vanity Fair‘s Tina Nguyen delves into the fiery depths of… what it’s like to work for Breitbart News post Bannon. Something I didn’t know: Breitbart‘s Washington bureau is officially looking for an office because the Embassy is not properly zoned to be a workplace. Read the whole thing here.