Quote of the Day:
“Is anyone else finding that social media/cell phones have completely altered their capacity to read books and concentrate on multi-page sequences? It’s become a major problem.”
— Glenn Thrush, reporter, NYT.
Blast from July…
“I do not suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
— Meghan McCain on ABC’s “The View” Friday. (Please note: this was from a repeat episode from July.)
WTF Central: “Trump’s legal team will be guest hosting Hannity’s radio show today.” — CNN media writer Oliver Darcy.
FNC’s Sean Hannity: @JaySekulow and Rudy Giuliani will be guest hosting for me today on radio… “The depth of corruption that led to this investigation and that frankly continues to permeate this investigation is unprecedented…”
CNN’s Brian Stelter (a Hannity foe) had to chime in: “Totally normal, amiright?”
Headline of the Day: “Vacationers fawn over Barack and Michelle Obama on Martha’s Vineyard: ‘It’s like the Beatles'” — The Washington Times.
Bye Bye Birdie: NYT Opinion staff editor goes on Twitter hiatus
“Hello friends! I’ll be taking a twitter break for the rest of 2018 Today I received some especially nasty hate mail, and it was a little too much even for me You can find me on Instagram or contact me using the form on my site Be kind to each other. See you in January!” — Susan Fowler, NYT.
This comes on the heels of NYT‘s White House reporter Maggie Haberman decision to not engage on Twitter anymore.
Journo gets asked about his famous Hollywood dad
“When I went to the NY Stock Exchange today the guard said ‘last time you were here I was afraid to ask but is your dad @RichardDreyfuss?’ I said yes & he then he did his favorite bits. This happens less than it used to but (still makes me proud &) reminds me of the power of film.” — Ben Dreyfuss, editorial director, Mother Jones, son of YOU-KNOW-WHO.
Avenatti for Prez?
“Iowa Democratic organizer Randy Black tells @washingtonpost that Friday’s ‘Wing Ding’ event is ‘selling tickets because of’ @MichaelAvenatti. He said Avenatti will get the final/top speaking slot tomorrow, after remarks by U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and and John Delaney.” — WaPo‘s Robert Costa.
The porn star’s lawyer isn’t downplaying it…
“I have enjoyed getting to know so many people in Iowa that care so deeply about our country. Onward and upward. #Basta #FightClub.”
Jennifer Rubin gets knocked for not being conservative
“1) Rubin isn’t conservative and everybody knows and acknowledges this, except the guy who tweets for The Hill 2) The Hill’s Twitter account is obsessed with her. They’ve tweeted about her 17(!) times in fewer than five days.” — Peter Hasson, reporter, The Daily Caller‘s Texas bureau.
Speaking of Avenatti…
“Today, my 3-year-old daughter made a rude gesture and asked me what ‘basta’ meant.” — Blake Hounshell, EIC, Politico Mag.
Avenatti explained, “I often heard ‘Basta’ growing up unfortunately!”
HLN’s S.E. Cupp moves to CNN Saturday night lineup
“Some personal news: I’m thrilled to announce the show we lovingly built on @HLNTV is officially moving to @CNN. Starting Aug 25, you can catch @UnfilteredSE every Saturday night. So proud to join the @VanJones68 and @davidaxelrod already stellar lineup.” — S.E. Cupp, host, SE Cupp Unfiltered.
Soon-to-be CNN’s S.E. Cupp lashes out at FNC’s Laura Ingraham
“No. You said EXPLICITLY that even legal immigrants were why America is unrecognizable. You don’t get take backsies.” — S.E. Cupp.
Catch up on Ingraham’s response here.
TMZ: All about Angelina Jolie‘s money problems. Here. #TeamPitt
NYP‘s Page Six: Move over Meghan McCain. ABC’s “The View” may get another conservative host. Here. Meanwhile, anti-Trumper but conservative pundit Tara Setmayer has been making frequent appearances on the daytime talk show.
Deadline Hollywood: Omarosa claims Trump used n-word during “The Apprentice” era. We’ll see if she discusses this Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd. Here.