Quotes of the Day:
“Just left a massage and reflexology spa where I paid $60 for a petite Asian man to beat the living crap out of me. Also, there’s a decent chance I could be pregnant.”
— Elizabeth Thorp, actress, House of Cards, Editor-in-Chief, PYPO, senior adviser, Planned Parenthood.
MOOD: Advice for journalists on what to ask Trump today
“Any reporter who gets to speak to Trump today, on 9/11, & doesn’t ask him re his various 9/11 lies (him helping clear the rubble, him having lost ‘hundreds’ of friends in the attacks, him having watched ‘thousands’ of Muslims celebrating) should maybe quit & go do something else.”
— Mehdi Hasan, columnist for The Intercept.
CNN welcomes new journo from VICE
We are thrilled to announce Elle Reeve @ElspethReeve is coming to CNN from @ViceNews as a correspondent. She reported “Charlottesville: Race and Terror,” the 22-minute documentary on the “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally & events in Charlottesville in 2017. Welcome Elle! pic.twitter.com/ecDJ9KEERv
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) September 11, 2019
Strategist recalls her British law students laughing about 9/11
“Here’s my 9/11 memory. I was in London, in law school. Our professor mentioned there had been an attack on the World Trade Center in New York and we should figure out what was going on during our break. We did. A bunch of white, British students laughed about it.” — Liz Mair, communications strategist.
John Bolton texts NYT‘s Peter Baker with his side of the story
“Bolton differs from Trump version of his resignation. ‘Offered last night without his asking,’ he texts me. ‘Slept on it and gave it to him this morning.'”— Peter Baker, NYT. Over the weekend, President Trump called Baker an “Obama flunky.”
President Trump says he fired Bolton as National Security Advisor.
“I am very pro everyone should see a therapist. deciding to go to one a exactly year ago not just changed, but saved my life. #doingtherapy” — Kelly Cohen, multi-sport reporter, ESPN.
HuffPost Life starting an entire projecting no “normalizing therapy.” Here.
“You ever stop to think how a Burrito is a Mexican hot dog or a taco is a Mexican burger?” — Eric Michael Garcia, associate editor, The Hill.
Jason Howerton, TheBlaze, on seeing his sick son through illness: “One day when I’ve fully processed it, I will tell the entire story. Mostly because I am 100% certain I witnessed a real-life miracle. The unlikely way several things happened, some big and some small, just cannot have been coincidence. Every time I see his face, I am grateful.”
Fayetteville Rally: Is it wet or sunny and 88 degrees?
“Per the pool, President Trump said there are people standing in line ‘trying to get into the arena’ for tonight’s Fayetteville rally that are ‘soaking wet.’ It’s 88 and sunny here.” — Kaitlan Collins, White House reporter, CNN.
“’I guess Dan’s speech wasn’t so good,’ Trump jokes of Dan Bishop, after a rally attendee has a medical episode.” — Josh Dawsey, White House reporter, The Washington Post.
More on Mark Halperin…
“There are so many women and POC writers and journalists who are so much better than Mark Halperin but who will never get the chance because they’re not part of the club. We will make sure to change that for this and future generations.” — Wajahat Ali, NYT contributing op-ed writer.
Max Boot sticks a heel in conservatives
“Professional ‘conservatives’ who refuse to stand up to President Trump and instead attack the people who are pointing out that the emperor has no clothes are genuinely beneath contempt.” — Max Boot, columnist, #NeverTrumper, The Washington Post, CNN analyst.
On ‘unhinged stalkers’
“You know that thing when someone unhinged is stalking you and you genuinely want them to get help for their sake but you can’t say that because they’re so sick and manipulative they might become violent so you say nothing and block them on Instagram and hope they see this? — Maura Quint, contributor, The Onion.
Bachelorette’s Tyler Cameron and Gigi Hadid are apparently getting serious. Here.
Jeffrey Epstein’s last mugshot…
— New York Post (@nypost) September 11, 2019
Former ABC News employee remembers losing her husband on 9/11. Here.
Yashar Ali reflects on being a reporter: “Something that makes me kinda sad is anytime I email or text a comms person/publicist and it’s not about something bad, I have to preface the email/text with ‘Don’t worry, nothing bad.’ Doesn’t necessarily feel good to be the source of stress simply by emailing/texting someone” — freelancer, New York Mag, HuffPost.
“Survivor” producer free from a Mexican jug after spending 7+ years there. His crime: Strangling his wife during a family vacation in 2010. Bruce Beresford-Redman says he’s innocent. The alleged incident happened on her birthday. Here.
Chrissy Teigen calls Trump an “asshole” after he calls her “foul-mouthed.” TMZ nabs her in LA. Here.