Quote of the Day:
“I need a less stressful beat.”
— Seung Min Kim, White House reporter, The Washington Post.
Note to readers: If you want to read my story on New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, here it is.
Rudy Giuliani gets whiff of ‘fake’ news report
“#FAKENEWS Be on notice that an article in Inquistr(?) by Andrew Denny(?)is false. Never told a “friend” I expect a horrific report and no one is discussing a deal. I don’t know publication or reporter and,as usual with sneaks, they never called for comment.” —Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Trump. Still, law prof says Giuliani makes some accurate points.
Beto O’Rourke goes to the dentist
Beto is Instagramming his dental cleaning pic.twitter.com/BWyncSW3OK
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) January 10, 2019
MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt condemns Beto for social media moves
“This is what everyone was afraid would happen when they invented social media. PLEASE DON’T.” —Kasie Hunt, MSNBC.
White House reporter mentions his root canal
“True @KasieDC I had root canal earlier this week. TMI for Sure!” —Jon Christopher-Bua, White House correspondent, Talk Media News.
This reporter also went to the dentist
“I was at the dentist this morning too. Glad I had the self-control not to do this.” —Cameron Cawthorne, Washington Free Beacon.
The Reagan Battalion cracked, “Can’t wait for the colonoscopy.”
Vanity Fair‘s Emily Jane Fox: “Call me when someone does this from their Botox tune-up.”
David Mack, deputy director, breaking news, BuzzFeed: “Ok but who will be the first 2020 candidate bold enough to instagram live their prostate check or pap smear?”
Beto is apparently going on a road trip to meet America.
Reporter: D.C. Journos ‘drooling’ over Beto
Caleb Hull, Targeted Victory: “Beto is at the dentist and every journalist in DC is tweeting about it. This dude could go to Walmart and they’d start drooling.”
Beto relieves journo of anxiety about doing something dumb
“Whenever I get anxious about ~revealing too much of myself online~ someone goes and does something this stupid to remind me that I’m actually OK.” —Tyler Coates, senior culture editor, Esquire.
NYT opinion columnist is on the meditation beat
“The best way I can describe the effect is to liken it to a software upgrade for my brain — an update designed to guard against the terrible way the online world takes over your time and your mind.” —Farhad Manjoo, NYT. See the rest of his story here.
ESPN writer is concerned about his Uber rating
“Random question: Does anyone have a 5-star @Uber rating? I’ve never looked at my rating but I have a 4.74 and I’m kind of shocked. I always give my driver five stars if they pick me up and drop me off in one piece. My bar is super low. I also tip if they’re nice. I don’t get it.” —Arash Markazi, senior writer, ESPN.
Tara Setmayer blasts Don Jr. on CNN
“Let’s be honest. Donald Trump Jr. can’t wake up in the morning without his father’s permission.” —Tara Setmayer, CNN commentator, anti-Trumper.
Trump attacks NBC, rips reporters for leaking off-record meeting
“The Mainstream Media has NEVER been more dishonest than it is now. NBC and MSNBC are going Crazy. They report stories, purposely, the exact opposite of the facts. They are truly the Opposition Party working with the Dems. May even be worse than Fake News CNN, if that is possible!”
“Gave an OFF THE RECORD luncheon, somewhat of a White House tradition or custom, to network anchors yesterday – and they quickly leaked the contents of the meeting. Who would believe how bad it has gotten with the mainstream media, which has gone totally bonkers!”
Breakfast Media White House reporter Andrew Feinberg replied, “Sir, your own staff leaked it to the same reporters they usually leak things to. Having not attended the luncheon, they weren’t subject to any OTR agreement.”
Report: Senator gets in shoving match with cameraman
“Not joking Sen. Alexander and a cameraman just got in a shoving match.” — Burgess Everett, Politico. “A little more context: This was a split-second interaction during a chaotic moment of senators walking out of a meeting and lots of cameras trying to get a shot. Not a long, drawn out confrontation.”
Pardes Seleh: former writer at FNC: “Me: Hey guys, maybe we shouldn’t throw around ‘evil nazi racist bigot’ at people just because we don’t understand them them: ahhahahah lookhere proof pardes is an evil nazi racist bigot hahahahah.”
Ashley Mangos, lawyer, Toronto: “No, but you are a right wing shill. You’re way too smart to believe the things you say.”
Pardes Seleh: “Been working in right wing media most of my career life… so sure. idk what u think u have uncovered but i know my friends and their intentions. been around long enough to know the race-baiting finger-pointers are typically the guilty ones. so spare me the condescending bullshit.”
(RELATED: Read about Pardes’s difficulties landing an apartment in D.C.)
Splinter News: Daily Kos sends House Speaker Nancy Pelosi roses. WTF. Here.
The National Enquirer: This is how WaPo publisher Jeff Bezos allegedly flirts with a woman. Here.
Daily Mail: Publication goes to town on the publisher’s alleged love life. Here.