Quote of the Day:
“For 24 hours, stop obsessing about the latest Trump gossip and report what really matters – the gangs that are destroying Chicago and threatening cities from coast to coast. How about having a “panel of experts” analyze that on your cable news show?”
— pollster Frank Luntz offers free advice to cable news networks.
Kellyanne Conway’s eyeshadow is a sight to behold…hey makeup artists, hold the eyeshadow. Here.
Tomi Lahren sees cocaine in San Francisco
“First time in San Fran- see a man snorting cocaine off the street. So sad this beautiful place has become such a cesspool. Thanks for nothing, Liberals!” — Tomi Lahren, Fox News.
On that note…
“In all my travels I’ve found that the streets of Minneapolis are much cleaner for those who want to literally snort cocaine off the street.” — Jason Linkins, senior editor, lefty ThinkProgress.
And another journey sees meth addicts at Walmart
“I saw several meth addicts with babies the last time I went to a Walmart in the south. I felt sorry for them. I didn’t tweet about how conservatives are allowing their towns to become cesspools of meth addiction because I’m not a dumpster fire of a person.” — Sulome Anderson, freelance journalist.
“First they came for Infowars, and I didn’t say anything because I didn’t like Infowars. Then they never came for me because I never accused grieving parents of murdered children of being crisis actors.” — Alexander Griswold, Washington Free Beacon.
Montel Williams wants a ‘damn’ meeting with the White House
(He actually tweeted that once…)
“Fact: @realDonaldTrump is the most impotent, incompetent President in modern American history. And the useless idiots who work for him are JUST AS GUILTY as he is.” — Montel Williams, washed up talk show host, payday loan proponent, Twactvist.
Resident press whore mocks Trump for photo ops
“Being President of the United States isn’t about form – photo ops, golf, tweets, and campaign rallies. It’s about substance. Or at least it used to be… #Basta #FightClub.” — Michael Avenatti, attorney to porn star Stormy Daniels.
“Wearing my Tevas to the topless beach.” — Gabriella Paiella, senior writer, The Cut, New York Mag.
Trump makes fun of soon to be ex-Rep. Mark Sanford
“Apparently at his rally in Ohio, Trump continued to confuse ‘Appalachian Trail’ with ‘Tallahassee Trail’ and described Mark Sanford’s mistress as a ‘flamingo dancer,’ neither of which is a real thing.” — Emma Dumain, reporter, McClatchy.
Martosko complains about White House access
“The no-reporters-invited nature of today’s executive order signing (on Iran sanctions) isn’t unprecedented. Trump did the same thing in April for a welfare means-testing E.O., a day after the FBI’s Michael Cohen raids. The White House didn’t want questions then either.” — David Martosko, U.S. political editor, Daily Mail.
Scarborough points out White House lies
“Sean Spicer denied anything other than adoption was discussed. A LIE. Jay Sekulow said ‘the president was not involved in the drafting of that statement.’ A LIE. Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted Trump ‘certainly didn’t dictate’ the statement. A LIE.” — Joe Scarborough, MSNBC.
CNN reporter: WH calls a lid for the day
“The White House issued a photo of President Trump signing an executive order to reimpose Iranian sanctions. Though we knew sanctions were coming, this wasn’t on the schedule. Press weren’t invited. The WH has called a lid for the day, meaning we don’t expect to see Trump.” — Kaitlan Collins, CNN, who was temporarily barred from a White House event.
Reporter: Viewers want bias
“For all the talk of wanting a non-biased news source, people really don’t want that. They prefer a place that will confirm their thoughts and beliefs. For most people, bias in the news is only a problem…when it’s coming from “the other side.” — Kimberly Ross, senior contributor, RedState.
WEEKEND TWITTER FIGHT: Two scribes battle over the truth
“So one president can unilaterally create immigration policy and an equally elected one cannot. That’s TRULY something.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry responding to an Axios story that “a federal judge ruled Friday to fully reinstate DACA because the administration has failed to offer a better, legal justification for rescinding the program.”
WH correspondent, Breakfast Media, Andrew Feinberg: That’s not what the court said at all.
Eddie Scarry: It’s what I said. What’s your point?
Andrew Feinberg: “My point is you’re missing the larger point that it’s not just about one president’s whim versus another’s.”
Eavesdrop Café in the subway
“On a packed subway home from work today I saw two strangers in an actual screaming match bc one woman said the other pushed her. this went on until one of them was like ‘bet you’re gonna go post about this on facebook now huh’ and the other said ‘BITCH IM 16 IM NOT ON FACEBOOK.'” — Julie Reinstein, BuzzFeed.
Mother Jones journo gets hot in the subway
“The subway platform I just spent 20 minutes waiting for a C train on was pretty hot!!!” — Ben Dreyfuss, editorial director, Mother Jones.
Watch out: Reporter re-enters Twitter atmosphere after a break
“Logging back on after a weeklong vacation, and I have a feeling that can only be described as FONMO (Fear of Not Missing Out).” — Eve Peyser, VICE.
TMZ: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau sweats it up at a pride parade. Here.
Daily Mail: Is American Airlines anti-cello? Here.
NYP‘s Page Six: Tan Mom is in the news. Here.