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Afternoon Mirror: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Hangs Up On Reporter

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“I’m so full I can’t move.” 

Ben Smith, comms guy, formerly handled social media for Washington Examiner. No relation to BuzzFeed‘s EIC with the same name.

The Dog Days of Summer 










Despite IJR‘s bitchfest that we are stealing their “Cute Dogs On The Hill” contest, we’re not. We are, however, featuring Washington’s 50 Most Beautiful Dogs. So please send me your admissions as soon as humanly possible. Send admissions to Include the dog’s name, breed, age and fun facts (like eating garbage, hanging out in the laundry basket, etc…).

The Daily Caller has the best ‘SEAN SPICER QUITS’ headline 










Program Notes:

Spicer will appear on FNC’s “Hannity” Friday night. (Max Finn, FNC)

To which CNN’s Chris Cillizza replied, “My Friday night plans are now set.”

What this woman does to her husband’s mistress will horrify you…See here

New York Mag reporter has a warm relationship with Newt Gingrich

“‘I don’t wanna talk about it gooooodbyeeeeee!’ — Newt Gingrich hanging up on me just now for the ten thousandth time in my life. Why does he always answer the phone is my central question at this point.” — Olivia Nuzzi, New York Mag.

NYT‘s John Harwood still hates Republicans

“The President of the United States is explicitly trying to undermine trust in the government he leads.” — John Harwood, CNBC and NYT.

IJR editor issues stern warning about his gallbladder

“I apologize in advance to any doctors who like me on here… I’m sure you’re great, but this must be said. About 10 months ago, I was in best shape of my life… working out every day etc. Then all of a sudden, something just ‘broke.’ I went to doc after doc for GI issues, being tired, and just not feeling right. Docs all looked at basic blood work & decided ‘normal.’ No matter how many times I was essentially dismissed because I was young and healthy, I KNEW SOMETHING WAS OFF. I could feel it. 10 months later, I found a doc who actually listened after I moved…He ordered a HIDA scan, something none of numerous docs thought to do. I got results today. BAD GALLBLADDER. Boom. The (likely) cause to all of my issues and what’s been wreaking havoc on my overall health. Only reason I now know is because I REFUSED to listen to my doctors when I knew something was not right. No one knows your body like you. Conclusion: Do your own research, listen to your body, and don’t let any doctor tell you you’re “fine” when you’re not. They work for u. Last thing I forgot to mention… I spent THOUSANDDDDS on doctors to figure this out for me. A GP figured it out in 10m for $50.”

Jason Howerton, senior editor, IJR.

Howerton told The Mirror that he’ll probably have to have the organ “yanked.”

#LoveThatBoy is going to college

The reference is to Crain‘s Detroit Business Publisher and Editor Ron Fournier‘s son, Tyler, who he featured in a book about a road trip they took because his son has Asperger’s syndrome. Fournier’s wife forced them to go on a road trip. So Fournier turned it into a book and used their time to visit various ex-Presidents such as George W. Bush, who was obviously kind to Tyler. Fournier used to be a regular on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The one thing I don’t understand about this exchange is why it couldn’t have been private. Joe Scarborough spare an extra 10 seconds to write a private email to Fournier? And vice versa? In a word: idiotic.











Journo elicits outrage with a tweet about ketchup









Scarborough has things to brag about in the middle of the night

“I’ve been concerned for some time he would abuse his pardon powers for family member convicted of crimes.Trump may think pardoning his family for crimes more survivable than firing Mueller. But both are abuses of power and impeachable offenses.” — Joe Scarborough, MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host.

Journo friction: NYT’s Maggie Haberman Vs. Newsmax’s John Gizzi

HABERMAN: Gizzi asks Sanders about Trump appointing Ron Brownstein as deputy AG. Reporters yell correction.

GIZZI: I stand corrected. And I won’t make same error. An error only becomes a mistake when one refuses to correct it — JFK.

The Atlantic‘s McKay Coppins despises the beach






A suggestion for Newsweek












WTF? Donny Deutsch shows up to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in pink (or red) seersucker

Screen shot/MSNBC.