Quote of the Day:
“I’m old enough to remember when @BrianStelter whined if anyone dared asked a question about the blood cots in Hillary’s brain or why she got thrown into a van like a sack of potatoes.”
— Sean Davis, co-founder, The Federalist.
MSNBCs Mika Brzezinski makes an idiot out of herself Part IVVVXXX
Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Mika Brzezinski reports friends who travel to Paris are ‘viscerally embarrassed to be Americans.'”
Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner: “She should tell her friends to eat frogs, smoke and stop wearing deodorant, then.”
Chances President Trump…doesn’t know the words to the national anthem: 100 percent.
Oprah is NOT running says source pretty close to Oprah
“NEW: A source close to @Oprah tells
@tvkatesnow as of today, she has no intention of running for President in 2020: “It’s not happening. She has no intention of running,” the source said. Source says that’s from Oprah herself.” — Peter Alexander, national correspondent, NBC News.
“Sounds like she’s running.” — Max Tani, media reporter, Business Insider.
MSNBC’s Katy Tur gets accused of bias where there was none
“Wow. Here’s how @KatyTurNBC just concluded her interview w/ Michael Wolff: “Congratulations on the book and congratulations on the president hating it.” — Gabby Morrongiello, White House correspondent, Washington Examiner.
In her defense…
“I know what Katy said appears like bias to some, but I suspect what she meant was by the President hating it, Wolff’s book has sold out in bookstores everywhere. It’s an objective fact that Trump’s anger has aided book sales. RIP my mentions.” — Yashar Ali, freelancer, HuffPost, New York Mag.
CNN’s Jake Tapper attacks grammar of Twitter critic
@bigdaddy4201: “@jaketapper you a truly a fucking moron!!!!! #Fuckingsnowflake.”
JAKE TAPPER: “Again: if you’re going to attack someone’s intelligence, please try to assemble a basic sentence.”
Number of Bill Kristol’s pro-Oprah tweets in the last 24 hours: 11.
(Kristol is editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard and supposedly a Republican.)
NBC screws up during the Golden Globes
“Yesterday a tweet about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey was sent by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the broadcast. It is in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a political statement. We have since removed the tweet.” — NBC.
CNN KFile editor introduces the BuzzFeedification of Oprah
“Just checking in… are we on the backlash to Oprah for prez yet? Or the backlash to the backlash? Or the ‘lolz nothing matters’ phase?'” — Kyle Blaine, CNN.
Observers want to know: Is WaPo‘s Jennifer Rubin truly a conservative?
“No disrespect, but I don’t see how Jennifer Rubin can be considered a conservative columnist. Perhaps she isn’t anymore.” — Yashar Ali.
“There’s quite a few other pundits/commentators I would add to that list.” — Meghan McCain.
“She never was.” — Doug Stafford, chief strategist, Sen. Rand Paul
“When was she?” — David Martosko, Daily Mail.
TMZ: Gayle King‘s spin on Oprah for prez. See here.
NYP‘s Page Six: CBS found a replacement for Charlie Rose. Guess who it is. See here.