Quote of the Day:
“Just the amount of rain coming down right now here in Tampa it’s redonkulous. It’s like people pouring buckets of water on you from all directions. It would be funny if it wasn’t so potentially dangerous.”
— Anderson Cooper, Sunday, CNN.
Don Jr. thumps Michael Moore for questioning Trump’s generosity
Michael Moore: Has he opened up Mar-a-Lago as a shelter yet?
Donald Trump Jr.: It’s on an island on both the ocean & intercostal and in a mandatory evacuation zone… probably not the best idea, but you know, narrative!
CNN reporter interacts with Miss America
“When I hugged her congratulations last night on the stage after she got the crown (the first time I was actually allowed to interact with her on a personal level) she grabbed me and said she had watched all of my news reports and that she would love to talk to me more about politics.”
— Kate Bennett, CNN, one of the preliminary judges for the Miss America contest. Read her whole report here.
Journo Hate Mail: White House Kid Journo Gets A Gust Of Criticism
“Alex Pfeiffer can stick his corrupt poll stories in his pie-hole! Fools! Americans hate pedophila-loving D.C. Equally as much as the lying, criminal press! You will all be written about in 50 years as psychotic villains guilty of destroying this country! Trump will be written about as a brave genius and a great revolutionary who worked his ass off to save America! Truth! You people are sick!”
— Daily Caller reader Amie Burda.
The story she’s talking about is this one.
Pfeiffer, the White House correspondent for The Daily Caller, told The Mirror, “No clue why Trump supporters would be upset I’m pointing out D.C. hates Trump. They think D.C. is ISIS. Would they be mad if I said ISIS despises Trump? But I digress. I love my readers more than my own mother.”
Kathy Griffin announces a New Zealand gig
“Hello New Zealand & Australia! Gettin’ on my tour hustle!
Tickets at KathyGriffin.com #LaughYourHeadOff”
— Kathy Griffin, comedian.
Are Bannon and Trump still tight?
“I know they’ve had one conversation but nothing beyond that.” — Sarah Huckabee Sanders on if Trump has been in touch with Trump ex-Chief Strategist Steve Bannon since Bannon left the White House.
Montel inserts himself into tragic news involving Bolling’s son
First off: Montel, who gives a shit what exeriences you’ve had with ex-Fox News host Eric Bolling, whose 19-year-old son, Chase, was found dead over the weekend. Second off: See first off and try to control yourself and know your place in the Washington and political journo-ecosystem.
“Whatever differences I’ve had with @ericbolling, my prayers are with he and his wife. No father should have to bury his 19 year old.” — Montel Williams, washed up daytime talk show host.
Journalist goes on holiday
“Off on holiday for a week. If you see me on here, chase me off. TTFN.” — Alan Beattie, opinion writer, Financial Times, based in Brussels.
Chef Bobby Flay asks a really dumb, pointless question
“Dilemma. Do I start watching @NarcosNetflix season 3 on Sunday and risk missing the entire NFL schedule because of possible binge addiction?” — Chef Bobby Flay.
Don Jr. catches hell for the strange way he arranges his desk photos
“I, too, casually arrange photographs of my 100 children to face outwards so I can only see the backs of frames.” — Ashley Feinberg, Wired.
Chelsea Handler cracks on Steve Bannon
“Steve Bannon said on 60 Minutes that he’s a street fighter.” From the looks of his face, I think the streets won.” — Chelsea Handler, comedian.
NBC News says a yoga mat caused a White House lockdown
Several news reporters reported that it was a yoga mat and a placard.
“NEW: Secret Service agent with TV pool says the White House lockdown was caused by someone who threw a sign and yoga mat over the fence.” — Peter Alexander, NBC News.
However, CNN’s Kate Bennett says it was not a yoga matt. “Guys, it wasn’t a yoga mat,” she wrote in her newsletter Monday.
Hurricane ‘money’ quote
“Money quote from Tampa police chief ‘I’m most worried about the stupidity of people.'” — NYT reporter Glenn Thrush.
Yashar Ali tweets sympathy messages about the Bollings
About a month ago, Ali reported for HuffPost that “several years ago” now ex-Fox News host Eric Bolling sent a lewd picture of himself to two female coworkers over text. The report — which included 14 anonymous sources at FNC and FNC business — led to Fox News officially parting ways with Bolling on Friday. Also on Friday: Bolling’s son, Chase, died in what is so far an unexplained death at the University of Colorado-Boulder. TMZ and some other outlets are saying Chase was “emotionally tortured” by what was going on with his father and his alleged scandal at Fox News.
This weekend, Ali somehow thought he was the family spokesman.
“Very sad news, Eric Bolling’s son, who was only 19, died last night. By all accounts, Eric was incredibly devoted to his son. Heartbreaking.” Ali then tweeted a picture of Bolling and his son, Chase. “Eric + his son. You can just tell from this pic that he adored him. The one thing I heard from people consistently: he was a devoted dad.”
Ali is so thoughtful. He even fought with people when he thought they were tweeting inappropriately about the Bollings: “This is fucking sick. Stop it. I don’t care what he said on air, no parent deserves this. At least think of his poor wife.”
And when someone asked about the circumstances surrounding Bolling’s son’s death, he wrote, “How dare you. I have no idea and would never dare to speculate and certainly wouldn’t share if I did. All I know is two loving parents lost their child.”