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Afternoon Mirror: FNC’s Martha McCallum Re-ups With Long Term Contract

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“Wife’s home. Surgery Appears to be success. 10 yr battery for pain stimulator. Hopefully last surgery but have said that 4 times now.”

John Nolte, Daily Wire, a former editor at Breitbart News.



Insult of the Day 

“Now we have Greta and the gang calling HRC ‘bitter.’ This is deeply deranged.” — Esquire’s Charles Pierce.

Travel Bitches

“The horrible state of the subway is the number one reason I’m glad I left New York.” — Hunter Walker, Yahoo! News.

Watchu Talkin Bout Willis? 

“If clinton went to go live in a yurt the media would claim she rustled the leaves too loudly.” — Olivier Willis, senior writer, Shareblue.

Here’s the story with Fox News’s Martha McCallum: She’s staying 

From Fox News PR:
“Martha MacCallum has re-signed a long-term contract with the network, announced Suzanne Scott, president of programming for FNC. MacCallum will remain as anchor of FNC’s The Story with Martha MacCallum (weeknights at 7PM/ET) and will continue her contributions to FNC’s top-rated election coverage.” 
Scott said, “Over the past 12 years, Martha has built a relationship with our viewers based on her engaging personality and trustworthiness. She has proven herself to be an essential component of the network’s programming.”
MacCallum, whose program launched on May 1, remarked, “I’m extremely proud of what we have built here at FOX News and the relationship we have with our loyal viewers. What we started over the course ofThe First 100 Days, and now continue with The Story each night, kicks off the best primetime lineup in news. I am proud to be part of our great political and news coverage and look forward to the future of FOX News.”
Before her current show, she anchored The First 100 Days at 7 p.m.
And before Fox News, McCallum worked at NBC and CNBC. She’s a graduate of St. Lawrence University.

Columnist has a question about Barron Trump’s feelings 

“If we’re now going to get updates on how Barron feels about coverage of his dad, can I ask what Barron thought of the ‘grabbing’ tape pls?” — Mehdi Hasan, columnist, The Intercept.

 About that White House off-camera gaggle…

“WH advises that today’s off-camera gaggle is now ‘Not For Broadcast’ – so, condolences to SXM POTUS, C-SPAN, and that weird BuzzFeed potato.” — Jared Rizzi, White House correspondent for SXMPOTUS and SIRIUSXM.

 Maybe it’ll be less drama? 

“This not necessarily a bad thing. It’s how gaggles used to be. Could make them more informative, less theatre.” — Sunday Times of London‘s Toby Harnden.

In defense of reporters and the off-camera gaggle… 

“I also just flatly reject the implicit suggestion that reporters are any less assertive during an off-cam briefing.” — MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson.

The Philosopher 

“A friendly reminder that everyone who disagrees with you is motivated by bad things and are bad people. Act accordingly.” — Shoshana Weissman, executive director, City GOP, former web producer for The Weekly Standard.