Afternoon Mirror: Jeff Bezos Won’t Talk To The Washington Post For A Story
Quote of the Day:
“I remember when people talked about how millennials might have trouble running for office because of bad photos from their youth, but seems like the other generations may really have us beat.”
— Elise Foley, HuffPost.
WaPo owner Jeff Bezos says no to interview with his own newspaper
The piece wonders if the National Enquirer story on Bezos — which included sexy text messages — was “just juicy gossip” or a “political hit job.”
His girlfriend isn’t talking either.
“Jay Carney, Amazon’s senior vice president for global corporate affairs, declined The Post’s request for an interview with Bezos. Lauren Sanchez also declined to comment, according to her representative.” — from a story with three bylines: Marc Fischer, Manual Roig-Franzia, and Sarah Ellison.
The Cindy McCain news everyone is buzzing about
“At Phoenix Sky Harbor, I reported an incident that I thought was trafficking. I commend the police officers for their diligence. I apologize if anything else I have said on this matter distracts from ‘if you see something, say something.” — Cindy McCain.
Conclusion: Police found no trafficking. Read more here.
And the inevitable mocking…
“I would be horrified if someone I didn’t know reported me for sex trafficking at an airport simply because I was walking into it with my wife or another white family member but hey that is just little old me.” — Asawin Suebsaeng, The Daily Beast.
Eric Bolling has advice for President Trump
TRUMP: “So now Congressman Adam Schiff announces, after having found zero Russian Collusion, that he is going to be looking at every aspect of my life, both financial and personal, even though there is no reason to be doing so. Never happened before! Unlimited Presidential Harassment.”
BOLLING, TheBlazeTV: “Why don’t you do the same to him?
Florida female pol… resigns after licking men’s faces. #HeToo Here.
Nightlife is severely split in the Trump era... Esquire‘s Ryan Lizza tackles this subject. The lobby at the Trump Hotel has velour couches. One of Lizza’s friends joked, “I’m getting chlamydia sitting on this couch.”
“Two friends have tragically died today. I do not want pity or condolences on this post. Just tweeting to say it has soured my taste for further social media interactions right now. Please pray for the families who have lost husbands, fathers and friends.” — Chris Loesch, who manages NRA spokeswoman and conservative radio host Dana Loesch. They are husband and wife.
Hell freezes over: Laura Ingraham defends Joy Behar
“Conservatives claiming that @JoyVBehar is racist bc of an old costume are falling into the PC Puritans’ trap. Even if she’s often unfair to conservatives—stick to basic principles of fairness.” — Laura Ingraham, Fox News.
Lefty editor doesn’t get all the coverage of Sen. Warren’s faux heritage
“Can someone explain to me why Elizabeth Warren’s claim to Native American heritage warrants continued, obsessive coverage by the political media but the fact that at least 12 women accused Trump of sexual assault was forgotten as soon as he was elected?” — Judd Legum, liberal writer, Popular Information, formerly the editor of ThinkProgress.
“Never wore blackface, but in my youth I did have a regrettable acid-washed denim fixation for a long couple of years.” — Cam Edwards, host, NRATV.
C.J. Pearson reacts to Rep. Velazquez threatening him
“I was incredibly surprised,” Pearson, 16, told The Mirror. “The tweet she took offense to didn’t even mention her, as I quite literally did not even know her name. As afar as threats go, the former Speaker of the NYC Council called me a ‘joke’ but I haven’t really seen too many threats. …I haven’t received any apology.” (RELATED: Dem Lawmaker Tells Teen Pundit ‘You’re Right To Be Afraid Of Us’)
VMI yearbooks are ‘routinely’ racist
“I’ve spoken to a few VMI grads in the past week or so who have indicated the yearbooks routinely contained racist photos and slurs. They said the school has a ‘serious problem’ with racism.” — Amber Athey, The Daily Caller.
Washington Post fact checker had quite a look in high school
Full disclosure: My High School yearbook photo. pic.twitter.com/rMl5wa5X9Z
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) February 7, 2019