Quote of the Day:
“I would like our show to be above broadstroking people. … I AM JOHN MCCAIN’S DAUGHTER. I AM NOT SOMEONE WHO SITS HERE AND IS OK WITH RACISM.”
—Meghan McCain, co-host of ABC’s “The View” in a hot topic discussion about the border wall and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who has been removed from his committees for racist comments. She shouted the last few sentences at Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin after Hostin implied that 42 percent of the country is racist for supporting the wall. McCain got all shout-y, explaining that she supports border security but is against the wall.
Watters has laid-back reaction to viewer’s depiction of him
“I’m taking this as a compliment.” — Fox News’s Jesse Watters reacting to a viewer —”Johnny Big Rig” — who said this: “You look like a guy that works at a jet ski dealership.” See what Watters said in August about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Wet newspapers are a drag
“A tale of two newspaper deliveries: NYT is pristine and dry, SF Chronicle appears to have been through spin cycle. Third time this week Chron was soaked.” —Jon Swartz, senior writer, Barron‘s.
Jeff Bezos and his gal pal are ‘stronger than ever.’ Here.
Also…read about Bezos and Lauren Sanchez dining on oysters and champagne. Here.
NYT‘s David Brooks calls out the “call-out” culture. Here.
The payday loan company endorsed by Twactivist Montel Williams gets nabbed for misconduct. By the way…Montel stands by his endorsement of Money Mutual. Here.
Barnicle: TSA worker calls Trump a ‘bozo’
“TSA guy at LaGuardia Airport when asked if he’s getting paid: ‘No and I voted for him, the f***in’ Bozo.'” —Mike Barnicle, lefty political commentator.
Advice to writers covering Trump’s fast food smorgasbord
“If you are thinking of writing the ‘Trump owned the coastal elite kale eaters by serving food normal people eat’ piece, please don’t do that. Move along.” —Ben White, Politico.
Vox editor has chicken sandwiches covered…
“DC is mostly a better place to live than it was when I first moved here 15 years ago, but once upon a time we had a Wendy’s downtown so you could have a spicy chicken sandwich for lunch without snagging an invitation to the White House.” —Matthew Yglesias, executive editor, Vox.
A Daily Beast reporter sticks up for Burger King
“It’s very important that journalists not allow Trump to “all sides” the question of which fast food chain being served tn has the best burgers when the only acceptable answer is Burger King.” —Max Tani, media writer, The Daily Beast.
Montel is sick of Laura Loomer
“RT if you think Napa police should tase Laura Loomer… I’m tired of this child.” — Montel Williams, Twactivist and former talk show host. Read about Loomer’s weekend escapades here.
“I feel happy, like I’m on drugs or something. my year started off with laughter, life keeps getting cooler every day, and to top it off the president of my country just made another Pocahontas joke in public and a bunch of people are shitting themselves.” —Pardes Seleh, former scriptwriter, Fox News.
April Ryan celebrates White House reporting anniversary
“Anniversary time! Twenty-two years reporting at the White House! Four presidents and I am still standing!” —April Ryan, White House correspondent, American Urban Radio. (RELATED: That Time April Ryan Stalked Sean Spicer On White House Grounds)
Reporter Dings AOC (D-N.Y.)
CNN’s Jim Sciutto: “Asked just now about @AOC. Trump says ‘Who cares?’ and gestures dismissively.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: “I bartended for *years* in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand. We got under his skin.”
Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire: “Glad you’re qualified for something.”