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Morning Mirror: Senate Hearing Fallout (Good, Bad, And Ugly)

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“Disagree with me all you want. Don’t bring my kid into the equation.” 

— CNN’s S.E. Cupp, who was replying to “GirlGood” who wrote, “S.E. you have terrible skills at reading people. Your kids will be able to get anything over on you! Just my opinion.”

Actress Alyssa Milano listens as Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Christine Blasey Ford said she is “one hundred percent” certain that Kavanaugh is the person who sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and she told a Senate committee that he and his friend laughed at her expense during the attack. Photographer: Saul Loeb/Pool via Bloomberg

MSNBC’s Hayes is ready for a fight 

“I’m in the mood to fight with people on the Internet all day. Someone lock my phone.” — MSNBC host Chris Hayes.

To which actress Alyssa Milano replied, “I got your back.”

Milano sat in the hearing room… as a guest of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). She wrote, “Oh God, I wish there could be an audience q&a portion of this hearing.”

On flatulence… (Source: “boofing” from Kavanaugh’s calendar.) 

“We are now talking about farting, beer, and the f-word during a senate hearing. What a joke.” — Asche Schow, senior editor, RealDailyWire.

To which Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry replied, “Judge Kavanaugh, pull my finger.”

IN THE HEADLINES: How the pubs handled Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) outburst 

Jezebel: “Fuck the Fuck Off Lindsey Graham, You Fucking Misogynist.”

Splinter News: “Lindsey Graham Is Having a Fucking Meltdown Right Now.”

Washington Examiner: “Lindsey Graham: Republicans ‘don’t deserve to stay in power’ if Kavanaugh isn’t confirmed.”

New York Post: “Graham rips Dems for turning Kavanaugh hearing into ‘unethical sham.'”

The Hill: “Graham explodes at Dems, rips proceedings as ‘unethical sham.'”

Politico: “Graham erupts in anger at Kavanaugh hearing.”

BuzzFeed treats you like a small child after you watch the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings

One of their so-called tragedies: Watching the news.

An example: “It’s okay to not be okay.”

Another: “Feeling numb or even desensitized doesn’t mean you’re broken or callous.”

See here.

GOP prosecutor Rachel Mitchell fallout

“Theory: Rachel Mitchell believes Dr. Ford.” — David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief, Mother Jones.

“Shorter Rachel Mitchell: I didn’t ask for this.” — Sam Stein, The Daily Beast.

“I worry half an hour is not a long enough lunch break for Rachel Mitchell to eat a whole puppy.” — Bess Kalb, TV writer.

“Rachel Mitchell should also be ashamed for her participation in this fiasco. She is doing a disservice to her entire profession.” — Amanda Marcotte, politics writer, Salon.

“As this comes to a close, Rachel Mitchell is going to need a closing statement that pulls a rabbit out of her hat. I don’t understand the point of her questions.” — Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary.

“The format didn’t matter much. Rachel Mitchell didn’t matter much. To call Dr. Ford credible is a massive understatement. She was extraordinary.” — Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).

“Did these questions originate with the senators who have yielded time to Mitchell? In other words, is she asking THEIR QUESTIONS on their behalf? Or is this a line of questioning she’s pursuing on her own?” — Mike Madden, The Washington Post.

“Rick Santorum just now on @CNN: ‘let’s just be honest…there are other alternatives than Brett Kavanaugh who could be a Supreme Court Justice.'” — Maria Spinella, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.



“I smoke a lot of cigarettes normally but today the number of cigarettes I am smoking is truly some next level shit.” — Eve Peyser, VICE.

A reporter’s account of Sen. Lindsey Graham 

“A woman just told @LindseyGrahamSC she was raped. He said, as he headed into an elevator, ‘I’m sorry. Tell the cops.'” — Emma Dumain, McClatchy.

Speaking of Graham…

“WTF I LOVE LINDSEY GRAHAM NOW.” — Cassandra Fairbanks, The Gateway Pundit.

Graham confirms he’s single

“‘I’m a single white man from South Carolina and I’m told I should shut up. But I will not shut up, if that’s OK,’ Graham says.” — Burgess Everett, Politico.

Some boring news: Seth Mandel comes to Washington Examiner 

The Washington Examiner is pleased to announce the hire of Seth Mandel as Executive Editor (Magazine). Mandel, who is currently Op-Ed Editor of the New York Post, will begin work in the Washington Examiner news room on October 15.

Mandel’s hire will add a senior editor dedicated to the output of the Washington Examiner weekly print magazine, planning future issues, commissioning stories, and working with copy editors and production team.

Hugo Gurdon, editorial director of the Washington Examiner, said, “Seth is an admired journalist whom it will be great to have on our team. His work at the New York Post has given him hands-on experience commissioning powerful articles from a range of excellent writers. He will be a tremendous asset bringing these high-level journalistic skills to the Washington Examiner magazine.”

Laura Loomer makes a final pitch for Kavanaugh 

“VERY IMPORTANT: If you are a Republican, call your Senator’s office as soon as you wake up today. Call them & say, ‘I swear to God if you don’t vote for Brett Kavanaugh you will never get my vote again and I will never give you any more money.’ CALL!” — Laura Loomer, investigative reporter who was banned from Uber for saying she never wanted another Islamic driver.