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Morning Mirror: Esquire’s Senior Culture Editor Plays Armchair Therapist

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“Am I the only one who has questions about the homoerotic nature of Christine Ford’s story? Anybody else?” 

Eddie Scarry, media writer, The Washington Examiner.

CBS reporter: ‘God is kinder than I will ever deserve’ 

“Thrilled to share I’m taking on the role of White House reporter for It’s a privilege to work with our outstanding CBS News team at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, covering history up close. It’s an opportunity I never would have dared to dream about when I moved 3,000 miles away to D.C. knowing virtually nobody and nothing. God is kinder than I will ever deserve. Work for your dreams. Pursue your passion. And never listen to anyone who says you can’t — including yourself.” — Katie Watson

Journos give porn star Stormy Daniels’ attorney a thrashing 

They think he’s full of shit. 

See here.

Reporter wants you not to find her annoying

Note: Punctuation and capitalization added to make the tweet more coherent.

“Hi not to be annoying bc I love Ronan Farrow’s work, I do, but The New New Yorker story has two bylines and the other is Jane Mayer, who has a really long investigative track record incl, and this is relevant, co-authoring a whole book on the Clarence Thomas hearing. — Tanvi Misra, The Atlantic.

The Observer

“Hi guys, I know it seems like things are really bad right now, but I can assure you that it will get so much worse to the point where you could never even imagine it.” — Caleb Hull, director of content, Targeted Victory, formerly with IJR.

Daily Beast’s Sam Stein goes for the jugular

“Ed Whelan frantically looking up the Yale dorm floor plans on his computer right now.” — Sam Stein, The Daily Beast. (Ed Whelan is a Brett Kavanaugh supporter and conservative strategist who had to apologize for suggesting that a different man committed the assault on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.)

Imagine being as annoying as CNN’s Brian Stelter

“Imagine being Christine Blasey Ford: You’re living out of a suitcase. You’re staring down death threats. You’re thinking about testifying. Everybody on TV is talking about you.” — Brian Stelter, CNN’s so-called unbiased media reporter.

ICYMI… my obnoxious writeup of his weekend show.

Journo plays armchair crisis therapist 

“Do you feel like you’re losing your mind? I have felt so unsettled by this endless stream of political misery. I just want to say that if you’re having a hard time with all of this (like I have), I feel you and I see you and it’s gonna be OK.” — Tyler Coates, senior culture editor, Esquire.

Mother Jones‘ editorial director does not trust Avenatti 

“If it turns out that Michael Avenatti, who doesn’t strike me as the most honest person in the world, just read the NYer story and then based this email on that then he should be tarred and feathered.” — Ben Dreyfuss, Mother Jones, referring to creepy porn star, media whore attorney Michael Avenatti.

ICYMI… many other journalists also think Avenatti is an idiot.

Gossip Roundup 

TMZ: Asia Argento considered taking her own life after her boyfriend,  CNN’s “Parts Unknown” host Anthony Bourdain, took his. Here

NYP’s Page Six: Not so funny now — 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby waits to be sentenced for sexual assault. Reports say he faces zero to 30 in the slammer. Here.

Splinter News headline: “What the fuck is going on” Here.

Gizmodo: Don’t worry. Your dog will likely always remember you, unless something happens to your brain. Here.

Esquire: “There will never be anyone quite like Anthony Bourdain.” Here.

The Hollywood Reporter: NBC and CBS are bickering over which network gets watched more. Because this is really important. Here.