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Afternoon Mirror: Spotted – CNN’s Dana Bash At The DMV

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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“I’m grateful for that experience even though that might sound crazy. …Something had to change.”  

Kim Kardashian on ABC’s “The View” Tuesday explaining why she’s glad she was robbed at gunpoint last year.

“When you can sneak away and have no media, it’s great. It’s great to get away when there’s no noise.”

— Kardashian on why her trip to Japan for hubby Kanye West‘s 40th birthday was such a blast.



SPOTTED: CNN’s Dana Bash surfaces at the DMV

CNN’s Bash showed up to the Georgetown DMV Tuesday morning. “It was a frickin bitch,” a Mirror spy confided. “She was wearing an orange dress. She was staring at her phone a bunch of times. I looked at her, but we never met eyes. I wanted to say ‘So, you’re Dana Bash. But it would help out her ego, 1, and I don’t want to do that. And 2, that’s a weird thing to say.”

Howard Dean badmouths Washington Free Beacon AND The Daily Caller 

After Washington Free Beacon was barred from attending a Democratic campaign event for Jon Ossoff in Georgia, ex-Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, whose horsy yelp destroyed his presidential aspirations, blasted the pub and threw in The Daily Caller for good measure. HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, who is leaving to work at The Daily Beast, tried to come to the defense of the media, but Dean wasn’t having it.

Of course, Washington Free Beacon‘s resident zoo animal, The Truth Monkey, tried to bait me by bragging about Dean’s backhanded compliment. So I gave him bananas.










Anonymous message into the Mirror Mailbox concerning Newsweek‘s cover story on Breitbart News in which Alex Marlow gives President Trump a piggyback ride. “LOL…the only problem with the Newsweek cover is that Marlow was facing the wrong way.”

TRAVEL BITCHES: Bill Kristol’s “Kristol Clear” column takes a breather because of his baggage 

“Kristol Clear” is a weekly newsletter from The Weekly Standard‘s Editor-at-Large Bill Kristol. 

“There will be no Kristol Clear today. Bill is recovering from having to deal with the insane Frontier Airlines bag drop at the Denver airport, on his way back from an otherwise very enjoyable and successful Weekly Standard Summit at the Broadmoor.”

Lena Dunham’s life is greatly impacted by Bill Cosby’s ‘fucking sweaters’ 

“Suddenly the sweltering days are upon us, but I’m finding it a bit hard to enjoy. Every day, in every way, we are reminded of the challenges of this moment in history. Whether it’s a horrific shooting, a tragic, racist verdict in a police-brutality case, or just Bill Cosby and his fucking sweaters, it is just a lot to take in. So what’s a girl to do? Specifically, a weird girl?” — Dunham in her Tuesday morning “Lenny” newsletter. She admits she was a “weird girl” growing up and was once caught reading Barbra Streisand‘s biography in fifth grade math class.

Journo Hate Mail 

“Got a call from one of those scammy ‘credit card’ robocalls, hit ‘1’ to talk to a rep, told him to remove me…He said ‘go fuck yourself.'” — Jules Suzdaltsev, VICE.

A weird q

“Do I respect or fear the woman next to me on the long island railroad eating a salad and drinking a bud light?” — Marisa Kabas, writer.

TWITTER TENSION: CNN’s Oliver Darcy Vs. Fox News’s Sean Hannity 

HANNITY: “Jon they have 3 full time FNC stalkers that need to justify their existence. And they are getting killed by FNC and MS. #CnnFakeNews.

DARCY: “And you spend how many hours of programming devoted to media criticism each week? Seems CNN and the MSM is your favorite thing to talk about.”

Something cute on Bezos and Whole Foods…

Bezos: “Alexa, buy me something from Whole Foods”
Alexa: “Buying Whole Foods”
h/t @ChicagoPhotoSho


CNN’s Jim Acosta complains about briefing room q’s

“At off camera no audio briefing, Spicer took a question from a Russian reporter but not from CNN. #pravda.” — CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. The Daily Caller‘s Peter Hasson snarked, “People always forget about the ‘CNN must get a question clause’ in the First Amendment, but it’s there.”

IJR editor likes to tweet about food 

“My 12 year old cooked eggs for me this morning &, currently, my 14 year old is cooking pork chops. Parenting is really starting to pay off!” — Michelle Ray.

Ya think? 

“Megyn Kelly exposed Alex Jones, but missed an opportunity to explore WHY Infowars attracts millions of Americans.” — CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter. This might sound like Stelter is sort of sticking up for Jones, but he’s not. On his Sunday program, Stelter called Jones a “virus.”

Would-be Journalism Prof Montel Williams has absurd advice for Daily Caller summer intern who is undoubtedly much smarter than he is

“Seriously, who cares? Kid, my suggestion: if u want to go into journalism, go work at a real outlet and not for a gal who gets fired a lot.” — Twitter activist and washed up talk show host Montel Williams, who has had infomercials and commercials promoting payday loans, blenders and copper underwear.


My response to my BFF Montel…






Montel’s ‘Political Director’ says New York Post‘s “Page Six” British writer irritates him 

“Perhaps you’ll pitch Page Six again?” — Jonathan Franks wrote me this during a recent email exchange. “Just make it interesting and go to someone other than that sniveling little British guy – he annoys me.”

First off, I never pitched Page Six on anything.

He’s referring to Oliver Coleman.

Secondly, as one of the most annoying human beings alive, it’s amazing that Konathan (my affectionate nickname for him) would call anyone else annoying.