Quote of the Day:
“My family is deeply appreciative of all the love and generosity you have shown us during this past year. Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. We could not have made it this far without you – you’ve given us strength to carry on.”
— Meghan McCain, co-host, ABC’s “The View,” and daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
The world reacts to McCain stopping treatment…
“I love my husband with all of my heart. God bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey.” — Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. McCain.
“If you somehow decide that today is a good time to attack John McCain, you’re a piece of human garbage.” — Caleb Hull, formerly IJR, director of content, Targeted Victory.
Too late: Reporter wonders why McCain is still in the Senate
“Ok so like… can he leave the senate seat he’s squatting in so that someone capable of showing up for work can have it? It’s pretty unfair to his constituents that he’s been holding it hostage this long.” — Cassandra Fairbanks, The Gateway Pundit.
Newt Gingrich is a big fat idiot with a giant head
“If Mollie Tibbetts is a household name by October, Democrats will be in deep trouble.” — Newt Gingrich to Axios this week in what may be the most dickish remark of the week.
Speaking of which…
“Dear everyone treating a murdered 20-year-old like a chance to get your midterm messaging out, you are ghouls.” — Noah Rothman, associate editor, Commentary Mag.
Journo says no Pecker puns on his feed…or else
“Fair warning: Anybody making puns about the name of David Pecker will be automatically blocked.” — Jeet Heer, staff writer, The New Republic.
The Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross cracked, “Dick move.”
The Observer: Why must we be so polite to Trump?
“Admonishing Trump while still calling him ‘Mr. President’ is very funny to me. I love the delusional commitment to decorum. It’s like finding your golden retriever chewing your sneakers and yelling ‘Have you no decency, sir?'” — Peter Schultz, SNL Weekend Update writer.
CNN goes quiet on Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain
Johnny Dollar: “CNN doesn’t want to talk about Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain.” See the story in The Blaze. It’s basically a rewrite of a conversation that aired on Glenn Beck‘s radio program wondering why CNN has covered the #MeToo movement but steers clear of Asia Argento paying off actor Jimmy Bennett who was 17 when he and Argento allegedly had sex. Bourdain purportedly helped his girlfriend pay him off.
Fox News Fan: “Boy @CNN was sure milking his death for all it was worth…. and now (SILENCE). And he wasn’t even worth that much at the end and for him to pay $350K or so.. my goodness.”
How to Make McCain’s Impending Death All About Me
“When my mother decided to stop treatment, it was hard to bear. She slipped away from us in May. Thinking today of all of the families that cope with this, including the McCains.” — Oliver Willis, ShareBlue.
“This weekend will be the only weekend I will be in DC for like 5 weeks. I hate it and love it.” — Cameron Cawthorne, media writer, Washington Free Beacon.
Hateful NYT demeans journos, moves to no bylines on front page
“Heads up @nytimes: removing your reporters’ bylines from your redesigned home page is a VERY BAD idea. Reporters deserve and readers want to know who reported and wrote your stories. They do excellent work, give them proper credit.” — Elaine Weiss, journalist, author, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.
“I’m often critical of content produced by NYT writers, but agree that taking away reporters’ byline from homepage is a very bad idea and extremely disrespectful.” — Eric Boehlert, ShareBlue, longtime former staff writer at Media Matters.
NYT reporter strikes out at Trump’s views on white farmers
“In 1913, the white South African government stripped black people of the right to own land outside a few plots set aside for them. 105 years later, @realDonaldTrump weighs in-on the side of the white farmers who still own most of the land in this African country.” — Helene Cooper, NYT.
Advice for CNN: get some self-awareness
“If CNN wants to cry bias at Fox (yes, Fox in the morning and evenings obviously has an unabashed conservative lean), it can go right ahead, but my God. A little self-awareness, please.” — David Rutz, Washington Free Beacon.