Quote of the Day:
“Breaking — There are bedbugs in the NYT newsroom.”
— Stuart A. Thompson, visual journalism director, assistant editor, New York Times opinion.
Slate’s Ashley Feinberg: “If you work at the New York Times and see a bed bug, please send a photo immediately … To be clear, this is for Times staffers only. I don’t want to see the shit crawling around your apartment TY.” Read her story here.
MOOD: George Conway, Kellyanne Conway‘s hubby, with some campaign advice for the Dems: “As I’ve said, anyone opposing Trump in the primaries or in the general should be consulting with mental-health professionals on how to accelerate [President] Trump along the self-destructive psychological path on which he’s headed. There is at least one candidate who gets it.”
THE KISS: First Lady Melania Trump and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) August 26, 2019
CNN’s Oliver Darcy is filling in for Brian Stelter, who is on paternity leave but is annoyingly weighing in on everything. Stelter claims the distance is giving him a clearer perspective on President Trump, but please, who really believes that shit? More importantly, Darcy really screwed up the newsletter Sunday night. He took the time to ding The Daily Caller News Foundation, but two graphs later, wrote a really dumb, incoherent item about “Katie Hunt.” So-called “Katie Hunt” is, of course, MSNBC’s KASIE HUNT. I’m not sure where he was going with “on night.” But keep up the good work, Darcy! XOXO. (RELATED: Brian Stelter Ruins His Coworker’s Birthday)
People food editor creates vile dish
“Kind of tempted to make that deep fried bbq chicken deep dish quesadilla pepperoni pizza tonight. …I expected to like it in a gross-good kind of way. But the mixture of the sweet bbq sauce, the pizza sauce and the dill sour cream. Truly one of the most vile things I’ve ever eaten. I’m not taking any further questions.” — Shay Spence, food editor, People.
Hollywood films in Washington
Hat tip: Mark Wilkins, a.k.a. DCCelebrity, whose second home is Reagan Airport.
— Marky Mark (@DCCelebrity) August 24, 2019
Scaramucci begs CNN’s Preet Bharara to go to lunch
Preet Bharara, senior legal analyst, CNN, former US attorney, USDNY: “I’m very confused morally and intellectually right now. It’s a moral imperative that Trump must go. But am I now supposed to root for @WalshFreedom & @Scaramucci? Seriously? All guidance welcome.”
Anthony Scaramucci, 11-day White House Comms Director: “Preet let’s have lunch . . . Please DM me. Whatever our issues are, the current crisis is larger, let’s set those aside and work together.” (RELATED: IT’s WAR: Scaramucci Calls Trump ‘Orange Cancer)
Journo roughed up by April Ryan’s ex-bodyguard to appear on radio show
Washington Examiner gives itself its own happy ending … Here.
Rudy Guiliani is nothing if not self-aware. He calls Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) an “empty suit” and questions Joe Biden‘s mental health. Hilarious. “True empty suit. Where’s the direct evidence of collusion? There’s none. And why no consequences for this lie.” — Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, lacking correct punctuation, in a response to Schiff, who tweeted about how much work the Dems are doing and how little Senate Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell is doing. (“Mitch McConnell? He’s busy doing … nothing,” Schiff writes.)
Meanwhile, Giuliani on Biden: “Pay attention to Britt Hume’s evaluation of Biden’s cognitive impairment. Corrupt media is covering up for Biden on mental incompetence and major scandals.”
Also there’s this doozy: “Look at his eyes. There’s some serious signs of significant cognitive impairment in a guy who was really always intellectually challenged as a younger man. This is a media created and protected whatever. It’s pathetic and dangerous.”
This is a tweet from Giuliani dated March 24, 2019: “ivesssapology for a video which is allegedly is a caricature of an otherwise halting speech pattern, she should first stop, and apologize for, saying the President needs an “intervention.” Are”
This is the apparent translation which he wrote in another tweet: “Nancy Pelosi wants an apology for a caricature exaggerating her already halting speech pattern. First she should withdraw her charge which hurts our entire nation when she says the President needs an “intervention. “People who live in a glass house shouldn’t throw stones.”” (Punctuation: HIS.)
If you think it’s perfectly OK for Giuliani to be assessing anyone else’s mental health, watch this.
Also, here’s Giuliani weighing in on ex-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer‘s upcoming performance on ABC’s “DWTS.” He tweeted, “Count me in on the action I’m backing Sean Spicer as the next Fred Astaire or John Travolta.” (RELATED: ‘DWTS’ Host Tom Bergeron Is Pissed Sean Spicer Made The Cut)
A note from Washington’s newest reporter: “I’m awake and ready to receive male attention.” — Sydney Elaine Leathers, contributor, Washington Babylon, former phone sex partner to ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).