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Afternoon Mirror: Are Journalists Just A Bunch Of Hogs?

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“I hate the stupid president.” 

Libby Watson, political reporter, Splinter News.

Are journalists just a bunch of pigs? 

“Journalists rightly make a big deal about digging deeper and not taking anything at face value. Also, they eat any free food that appears in the newsroom without asking where it came from.” — Matt Schwartz, assistant city editor, Houston Chronicle.

Payday Report‘s labor journo Mike Elk concurs: “Haha so true newsroom food took 5 years off of my life easily.” Elk formerly worked at Politico. (RELATED: Mike Elk blows up at Politico colleagues.)

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rebuffs reporter’s question 

“Weirdest refusal to answer a question yet: “My friend you can speak in a sonorous voice all you want,” @NYCMayor tells the legendary, and yes, sonorous @NYDNGregSmith.” — Jillian Jorgensen, City Hall Bureau Chief, New York Daily News.

Piers Morgan has a pre-holiday warning… 

“By huge popular demand, I’m now going to write a column about #InternationalMensDay2018. Get your offended juices ready to spew – I won’t be holding back.” — Piers Morgan, columnist, Daily Mail. (RELATED: Popular TV station uses Piers Morgan’s obnoxiousness to raise money for cancer.)

Pelosi says the press loves Trump 

“When I half-jokingly protested that in fact Trump loved the press, Pelosi quickly replied: ‘May I say something you’re not going to like? I think the press loves him. All day on TV — and I don’t even watch TV, except sports. But he says somebody had a horse face — all day we hear about that.'” — Nancy Pelosi in an interview with the NYT‘s Mag’s Robert Draper.

In that same interview… she also calls Trump “grotesque.”

See the whole story here.

In light of World Toilet Day… 

“Yeah it’s difficult for some to live without toilets but come on guys. Freedom is a basic human right. life is a basic human right. protecting urself is a basic human right the ability to pee in a first-world toilet is not a basic human right. can we go back to having priorities.” — Pardes Seleh, script writer, Fox News.

George Papadopoulos’s wife on the ‘price of loyalty’ 

“It has been an hard way up to this moment. I left all behind (a lot)to stand by @GeorgePapa19. I could not suspect the ‘price of loyalty’. Together We endured a federal investigation, george’s family humiliations and attacks, lack of support apart from you Americans. Thank you.” — Simona  Magiante Papadopoulos, wife of former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos.

On normalcy… 

“I need someone to put me out of my misery if I ever become normal.” — Ethan Barton, senior editor, Daily Caller News Foundation.

Journo is on vacation

“I’m at an amusement park and just overheard someone order sweet and sour chicken. Guessing they plan on hitting up that death drop ride immediately after.” — Eddie Scarry, media writer, The Washington Examiner.

Juanita Broaddrick on the new Clinton doc: ‘It was no affair’ 

“As you will see in the final episode of ‘The Clinton Affair’……it was no affair. It was a horrific rape years before Monica……There are NO nostalgic memories for me. #TheClintonAffair.” — Juanita Broaddrick, a woman who claims then Arkansas AG Bill Clinton raped her in 1978.

Breitbart News‘s John Nolte takes a major dig at CNN’s Jake Tapper…. See here.

Was this Mother Jones editor snubbed from best friend’s wedding? 

Memo to Ben: Maybe now you’ll get your invite! 

“One of my best friends is getting married in February and he sent me a save the date months ago but I still haven’t received an actual invitation and I think that maybe I should have received it by now and I am considering harassing him about it.” — Ben Dreyfuss, editorial director for growth and strategy, Mother Jones.

Inside scoop on ‘Adam Schitt’

“Sigh……No I’ve not made any inquiries on this specific thing, but Trump very often workshops or casually tests out put-downs and nicknames of his adversaries among those close to him, so it’s a safe bet that ‘Adam schitt’ has been floating around the west wing for a bit.” — Asawin Suebsaeng, The Daily Beast.

Female journo wishes she was FNC’s Chris Wallace 

“Wait is Chris Wallace not on Twitter??? I wish I was Chris Wallace.” — Olivia Nuzzi, New York Mag.

Trump won’t listen to brutal Khashoggi tape 

“President Trump tells Chris Wallace the U.S. has the Khashoggi tape but he hasn’t personally listened to it. Why not? ‘Because it’s a suffering tape. It’s a terrible tape. I’ve been fully briefed on it. There’s no reason for me to hear it.'” — Kaitlan Collins, White House correspondent, CNN.


“Well this has officially been an awful morning. I sent a pithy, joking tweet to someone who criticized TheDC, and I am now being accused of being racist, of pimping myself out for money, of lying, of being xenophobic, and of secretly working for Russia.” — Amber Athey, The Daily Caller, on Nov. 17, 2018.

Gossip Roundup 

TooFab: Monica Lewinsky talks about the ‘thong’ moment in new doc. Here.

The Hollywood Reporter: Michelle O’s book is selling like hotcakes. Here.

Politico: Pelosi’s bid for House Speaker is not locked up. Here.

Splinter News: This is begrudgingly funny — ‘Ass Touches Ass.’ Here.