Quote of the Day:
“Dear God, please, yes.”
— Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, reacting to Hillary Clinton possibly running for Prez in 2020.
What about Sen. Sherrod Brown for president?
“We’re thinking about it.”
— Connie Schultz, wife of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
Confessional: Salon writer says he was abused as a kid
“I suffered a lot of abuse when I was little and felt really alone. I became a writer because the books I read and the characters inside made me feel less lonely. Stan Lee played a huge role in that, and I didn’t realize how huge until just a few seconds ago.” — Jared Yates Sexton, writer, Salon.
Fox News correspondent is run out of establishment
“I was just ran out of an establishment because of where I work. Chewed out, abused. But I guess that’s the norm now.” — Kat Timpf, Fox News, National Review.
Ex-MSNBCer Thomas Roberts, who now works at CBS46 in Atlanta: “At least you can still purchase a wedding cake ANYWHERE. Hatred sucks.”
Reporters argue about late Sen. John McCain on Veterans Day
Politico‘s Jake Sherman: Think about all that went into this. Jason Lewis — a defeated R — thought the reason Rs lost was bc McCain, a recently deceased senator & American hero, voted no on Obamacare He then wrote that op-ed. he submitted it. And the WSJ decided to run it on Veterans Day.
CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski: Should Republicans not be allowed to criticize John McCain over policy?
Today in Unnecessary Tweeting
“No matter how much you’re expecting it, when you finish boiling pasta, there’s always so much more pasta than it looked like there would be when you originally put a reasonable amount of dried pasta in the water.” — Ari Melber, host of MSNBC’s “The Beat.”
TMZ: TheDailyWire‘s Ben Shapiro gets TMZed. Here.
The Hollywood Reporter: Oprah will interview former first lady Michelle Obama. Here.
NYP‘s Page Six: ABC “The View” co-host Meghan McCain pays tribute to her father on Veterans Day. Here.
You’ll never guess who else Juanita Broaddrick can’t stand
We all know she hates the Clintons, but…
“I don’t like Chris Wallace. I have never liked Chris Wallace. Fox News Sunday would be perfect for CNN.” — Juanita Broaddrick, who alleges that former President Bill Clinton raped her in 1978.
Journo wants to have dinner in Paris
“Crowd-sourcing this one: I just filed my fourth, and hopefully final, write-through of the Macron speech story. Trump is wheels up for DC. I’d like to walk around a bit, maybe have dinner on my last night in Paris. Go for it …or stand by for Potus tweets from AF1?” — David Nakamura, reporter, The Washington Post.
April Ryan says her press pass may soon be pulled, too
“At the end of my exchange with him at the most recent White House news conference — the type of exchange that I’ve had, completely respectfully, with other presidents — he implied that my White House hard pass, the credential that allows me White House access daily, might be pulled. That’s not how things are supposed to work in a democracy.” — April Ryan, White House reporter, American Urban Radio.
Read her full piece here.
Politico reporter goes to a Bat Mitzvah and THIS happens
“Went to a Bat Mitzvah today, which was lovely. But as it was starting, the rabbi took time — in a very measured voice — to point out all the exits, including the emergency exits, so people would know how to leave the synagogue if necessary. That’s new.” — Dan Diamond.
Mother Jones journo: Why does Rep.-elect Crenshaw wear a patch?
“I do not mean this in a mocking way and I also I have one eye so don’t start any shit with me, but why does he wear an eye patch and not just have a glass eye? …I found the answer. He got a Navy SEAL logo on his glass eye. I probably disagree with this dude about a bunch of stuff bc he is a Republican, but respect that shit! It seems like he’s handled a very terrible, awful situation really amazingly well. …Anyway, this is now a thread about my own personal emotional problems and insecurities. If it makes him happy to wear the patch, more power to him. …When I was young I had lots of ‘neat’ glass eyes, but by the time I was 7 or 8 I realized that what I wanted more than a ‘cool unique eye’ was to look as much as scientifically possibly like someone with two eyes.”
— Ben Dreyfuss, editorial director, Mother Jones.
Just Asking Questions…
“Who is in charge of the @FoxNews Twitter account? The last tweet is from Thursday.” — Tré Goins-Phillips, editor, Faithwire.
“I, for one, am enjoying the slow rollout of the Blue Wave.” — Charles Pierce, Esquire.
Reaction to man calling Tucker Carlson’s daughter a ‘whore’
“‘Gay latino.’ Who cares? If he was sucking a dick while wearing a sombrero as he did this is that supposed to make it OK or give him a pass? Should have beat the shit out of him.” — Derek Hunter, contributing editor, The Daily Caller, columnist, TownHall, author of Outrage, INC. See the Newsweek story here.
MoveOn spokeswoman calls Trump ‘Mr. Orange’
“What does Robert Mueller have on Donald Trump? Because Mr. Orange hue has reached a whole new level of irrational, erratic and unhinged behavior lately.” — Karine Jean-Pierre, senior national advisor and spokesperson, MoveOn.
“When you ask the hotel clerk if you can have the old breakfast sausages (that have been sitting out for hours) to give to the dogs and she says no ’cause they reuse them.'” — Blair Braverman, correspondent, Outside Mag.
WaPo‘s Paris Bureau Chief gets a blast of journo hate
“I apologize to WaPo’s Paris bureau chief @jameskmacauley, who, because he shared bylines with me and @seungminkim, is now subject to the deluge of emails from certain readers who, in words of one, consider us ‘ignorant dirty diggers, morons, appalling, treacherous and malign.’ — David Nakamura, WaPo.
Lara Loomer: ‘I’m a way better journalist than Jim Acosta.’
“Gee. You know who actually shouts over people and asks loaded questions? Jim Acosta. Isn’t it weird how Leftists love Acosta, but hate me? And I hate to even compare & lower myself because I am a way better journalist than Acosta. Hmmm… Looks a little like hypocrisy.” — Lara Loomer, investigative journalist, formerly with James O’Keefe‘s Project Veritas.
Sen. Rubio gives Florida media a big kiss
“Wanted to take a moment & recognize the excellent work of local television & newspaper reporters covering #FloridaElection. The election controversy is a prime example of why local outlets are so important. They have the experience to provide proper context to readers & viewers.” — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
White House reporter doesn’t want this restaurant to close
“Disappointed to hear one of my fave DC spots is closing: @RutadelVinoDC in Petworth. Transformed once grimy corner into something warm, welcoming & hip. We brought out of towners there bec the parrillada mixta was that good. Maybe groundswell of neighborhood support can save it?” — Karen Travers, ABC News White House correspondent.
Spotted: Michael Cohen in cab line at Union Station
Joe Concha is a media writer for The Hill.
Waiting on the cab line in D.C. next to… pic.twitter.com/mBA18Qok2U
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) November 12, 2018
Deep Thoughts From A Senator’s Wife
Schultz is a syndicated columnist, a journalist prof at Kent State and the wife of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
My favorite time of year is coming to a close, but I love all four seasons for their reminders that nothing is permanent, and renewal is always possible. Autumn urges me to celebrate the beauty that comes only with aging, and to shed what isn’t working. pic.twitter.com/Qs5xyhpDlD
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) November 11, 2018