QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“And Don Jr. if, you’re watching, don’t worry, we’ve got more cameras. We’ll find ja.”
— Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC, on Donald Trump Jr. testifying on Capitol Hill today. News teams so far have no idea where Don Jr. will enter the complex, so NBC has cameras waiting at a variety of hot spots. A little while later, she said she specialized in “dumb questions” and bemoaned his game of hide and seek with the press: “Why would this be Don Jr.’s strategy today? Why not say this is where I’m going to be, …I just don’t get it. …Why not just walk in the front door?”
Lawmaker gloats after Trump rendezvous with the Democrats
“Pleased to see
@realDonaldTrump has finally figured out that if you want to get things done, you need to work with Democrats.” — Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.).
Senator grabs wrong blazer
“Sen. Warner grabbed his aide’s jacket leaving the car this morning — the arms are just a wee bit short.” — Jeremy Herb, national security reporter, CNN.
Female alt-right personality does not like the word ‘daddy’ sexually
“In the past 12 hours, more men have made assertions about my sex life than ever before because I think sexualizing word ‘daddy’ is gross.” — Ashley Rae, alt-right demagogue.
Gay Twitter gets catfished… This is incredible. Read here.
Fox News correspondent announces pregnancy on Australian morning show
While guest hosting the program, she announced the news.
“Yes, I have some exciting news to share,” she said, explaining why she’d been hiding behind a sumo wrestler. “My husband and I are expecting a baby boy.”
Milo Team Believes He’s Still In D.C.
“Hurricane Update: I think Milo is still in DC. According to Will’s Snapchat, the team left Miami & is still driving north in heavy traffic.” — Milo Magazine.
CONVO BETWEEN TWO JOURNOS
“I’ve said it from the start. He’s a New York guy. He is far more comfortable with Schumer and Pelosi than Mitch and Paul.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough.
“Lets be honest, Trump has much more in common culturally and stylistically with Schumer and Pelosi than he does with McConnell and Ryan.” — Matt Lewis, The Daily Beast.
Trouble in TMZ paradise
Harvey Levin‘s former #2 is trying to steal employees for a competing site called The Blast. To some extent, he’s succeeding in poaching employees. See here.
Fox News announced Wednesday that Levin is launching a new show for the network called “OBJECTified.”
The NYT covered Harvey’s rival Mike Walters Wednesday. Walters left TMZ eight months ago after “clashing” with Harvey. He previously ran TMZ‘s news desk. Footing the bill for The Blast is Banijay Group, which produces “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” He doesn’t totally trash Harvey, who, after all, made him what he is. Read the piece here.
Journo is tiring of Pharma bro
“Can we just move on from this guy?” — Andrew Springer, director of social strategy for NBC News, on Pharma guy Martin Shkreli, who is selling a Wu Tang album on eBay. So far it’s at just under $1 million. See here.
A modern day Thelma and Louise?
New York Mag’s Olivia Nuzzi and Vice’s Eve Peyser are on a road trip.
*goes out west once* pic.twitter.com/RwekSGK3Qn
— vacation eve (@evepeyser) September 6, 2017
The calm before the Florida storm
This is an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald.
In Broward, one sky ahead, another behind pic.twitter.com/5QSERbvnva
— Nicholas Nehamas (@NickNehamas) September 6, 2017
Meet the next ABC “The Bachelor.” Season premieres January, 2018.
— Arie Luyendyk Jr. (@ariejr) September 7, 2017