Quote of the Day:
“So he DID call him a #moron.”
— Howard Fineman, HuffPost, on the news that Sec. of State Rex Tillerson called his boss President Trump a “fucking moron.”
Vanity Fair: The ‘Political Media Elite’ Wakes Up To Mike Allen’s Newsletter
“I just tried to dog ear a page in a used book and noticed a pre-existing crease. A perfect moment! How nice.” — Bobby Finger, writer, Jezebel.
CNN’s Brian Stelter uses Big Mac metaphor to ding FNC’s Sean Hannity
HANNITY: Tonight the truth about how despicable the media and left are in American today. We will name names. 9 best Hannity Fox News from Vegas.
STELTER: Isn’t this like McDonalds advertising Big Macs? It’s the same ad every single day…for the exact same meal.
Trump hates the media: Part IIIVVX
“Why Isn’t the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!” — President Trump in a 6:59 a.m. tweet.
Paul Szoldra, a national security reporter for Code Red News, remarked, “Angry Thanksgiving Uncle has a few more things to get off his chest today.”
Tim Miller, co-founder, America Rising, said, “I increasingly think reporters should burn WH leakers who trade in gossip (not real whistleblowers). Wh keep giving Trump this club? … Background is a two-way street. I never give reporters a story and then call it Fake. Yet this WH does that constantly. Clicks not worth it.”
Congressman has extramarital affair: The fallout
The congressman: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.).
“If you had an affair with a pro-life congressman who encouraged you to have an abortion we at the Daily Beast would like to hear from you.” — The Daily Beast‘s Sam Stein.
“WAITAMINUTE…A PRO-LIFE CONGRESSMAN HAS AN AFFAIR AND ASKS THE SIDE CHICK TO GET AN ABORTION??? PRO-LIFE CONGRESSMAN??????” — Sunny Anderson, NYT bestselling author, co-host, The Kitchen, the Food Network.
Ex-FNCer Eric Bolling checks in…
“Adrienne and I have been married for 20 years today. I’m thankful for her everyday. We thank you all for your support.” — Eric Bolling on Wednesday night.
“I find it astounding how many reporters get firearms facts wrong. Whenever I call it out, the same folks who talk about fact-based reporting say ‘doesn’t make a difference!’ It does matter. Also, you can get the facts right& hold people accountable. It’s not one or the other.” — Yashar Ali, freelancer, New York Mag, HuffPost.
Reporter wants journalists to say no to The Mooch
Right after this story.
“Scaramucci is Not News. He is a short man with a foul mouth and lot of money, who was White House Communications Director for the length of two juice cleanses and is not likely to ever work in real politics again. His only goal right now is to keep the media’s interest, to ride the wave of fame until it breaks, and, perhaps, to find some way to make a profit before it does. He’s a narcissist who used a racist president to try and increase his own profile and power, and failed, because he’s a moron. He is not relevant. He is the Chewbacca Mom of politics.”
— Libby Watson, Splinter.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid Wants More Diverse Hair Stylists In The TV Biz
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 5, 2017
The Blast: ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel show needs more security these days. See here.
TMZ: “Hot Felon” is filing for divorce. See here.
NYP‘s Page Six: Eliot Spitzer shows up at a nightclub with his new girlfriend. See here.
Daily Mail: NBC’s “TODAY” Show host Megyn Kelly says she’s “covered in flab.” See here.
Vanity Fair: There’s chatter that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump — a.k.a. Jivanka — want to escape to New York. The piece says Jivanka is being “redefined.” See here.