Quote of the Day:
“Yes, yes, there are all sorts of things I COULD do. How about you mind your own business and let me live my life as I wish? …It’s amazing people talk about ‘oh it’s no big deal, just start carrying a bunch of STUFF I think you should carry with you all the time’ like it’s nothing. What if I handed you a file folder and told you to carry it everywhere because I felt like it?”
— Josh Barro, New York Mag, reacting to a New Jersey lawmaker who wants to ban plastic and paper bags, which would mean Barro would need to carry some sort of bag with him at all times, be it a man bag or a horrible tote bag.
Mood: “I love reading @piersmorga. In a world in which people are becoming terrified to say what they think, he remains admirably bold.” — Megyn Kelly, formerly with NBC and Fox News. Daily Mail‘s Piers Morgan replied, “Thanks Megyn! Coming from a fearless broadcaster like you, that means a lot.”
“Israelis have no problem picking their nose in public. it’s their equivalent of scratching ur arm or fixing ur hat.” — Pardes Seleh, writer, Mediaite, formerly a scriptwriter for Fox News.
Maybe a new journalism job for you?
“Who’s hiring? Me, that’s who! If you are interested in a Sr. Editor or Deputy Editor role for a new pub 4 women of color at Medium, DM me. Seasoned applicants only please.” — Virginia K. De Luca, EIC, Medium.
Beto learns something about breakfast pizza
“Although @BetoORourke is still on the hunt for Iowa’s version of @Whataburger, he tells reporters, ‘I have had the breakfast pizza at Casey’s which sounded like a disgusting idea, and was the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. And so I’m very happy with the food in Iowa.'” — Annie Grayer, CNN.
“Check our these smothered pork chops that I just made all possible due to your donations.” — Mike Elk, labor reporter, Payday Report.
“I have a shitload of followers and run a TV show. And I still wanted to throw up this morning sending a group text to my former sixth grade classmates about a reunion. Do we ever stop feeling 12?” — Bryan Behar, Studio City TV writer.
“I confessed to a Sephora salesperson the other day that I only use soap and water to wash my face and she looked absolutely horrified, like I told her I wash my face with baby’s blood.” — Olivia Nuzzi, New York Mag.
Dear AOC, Please Meet Your Garbage Disposal
Cameron Cawthorne works for Washington Free Beacon.
AOC posted on Instagram tonight she has never seen a garbage disposal and didn’t know what it was. pic.twitter.com/kUVUt90fEU
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) May 7, 2019
Editor gets angry about buying things
“I just paid $17 for a newspaper, some almonds, some green tea bags, and a protein snack box. I fucking hate D.C.” — Raheem Kassam, EIC, Human Events.
Questions for the masses
“Where can I rent a tux in dc for an event Thursday?” — Joe Gabriel Simonson, Washington Examiner.
“Anybody know how to cure shin splints besides cutting off the lower half of your leg?” — Chuck Ross, Daily Caller News Foundation.
BuzzFeed reporter is going back to school for her MBA
“Ok, so, some personal news. This is my last week at BuzzFeed News and, at least for now, as a political reporter. I’m going back to school in the fall to get an MBA. The last 2.5 years at BuzzFeed News have been amazing. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this place, and to work with such brilliant reporters and editors. I’m so excited to see the great things they do in the future. Anyway it’s weird and a big change, and I have a lot of feelings that don’t need to exist on Twitter. But I’m excited. And if you’ll forgive me some nostalgia (since dramatic life changes happen only so often.)”
— Alexis Levinson, BuzzFeed, formerly a reporter for Roll Call and The Daily Caller.
Trump allegedly has a go-to song in England
Jim Pickard is a chief political correspondent for Financial Times.
please no one tell him pic.twitter.com/Tjj94uzefr
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) May 7, 2019
An important story: A woman in Boston gets stalked by her Uber driver and has to navigate the court system to protect herself. Here.
Mark Halperin‘s incessant apologizing needs to stop. Here.
Find your favorite banned celeb online. Here.
Marie Osmond replaces Sara Gilbert on CBS’s daytime talkshow “The Talk.” Here.
Global warming anxiety is a real, psychological thing. Here.
The Resurgent’s Erick Erickson replied to the CNN story, saying, “Maybe stop telling people we’re all going to die.”