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Quote of the Day:

“The ignorant ramblings of @chucktodd is how you know you can’t trust so much of what the national media say. If Hunter Biden isn’t a ‘public figure’ deserving of fair comment and criticism, then no one is.”

Eddie Scarry, commentary writer, Washington Examiner. Read his story here.

MOOD: “Here’s the part where Trump fans fantasize about the president murdering my coworkers.” — Vox Executive Editor Matthew Yglesias reacts to the President Trump animated video in which he shoots his enemies, including journalists, in a church. NYT‘s Michael Schmidt and Maggie Haberman broke the story. The White House has condemned the video. (RELATED: Trump reacts to Shepard Smith leaving Fox News)

Pssst… A source tells The Mirror that Smith’s non-compete clause at Fox News may be years, not months. Smith has said he intends to return to journalism.

Donut-loving Brian Stelter weighs in: “This is about so much more than a single video. It’s about what happens when you plant seeds of hatred and division. It’s about what happens when you give your supporters permission to hate and dehumanize critics.” — Stelter, CNN. (RELATED: Brian Stelter Was Full Of S**t When He Scolded De Niro For Sunday F-Bombs)

Rob Eno, TheBlaze: “Your network has planted those seeds every single day for 30 years.”

Derek Hunter, podcaster, The Daily Caller: “It’s like Brian doesn’t watch CNN. (Who could blame him?)”

Matt Lewis, columnist, The Daily Beast: “This video is evidence of a sick, perverse culture. It goes against everything conservatives used to (say we) believe in.”

Tomi Lahren says Trump video is ‘disgusting’ but… 

The #TrumpVideo is disgusting and unacceptable but if it were the other way around you know the Left would pass it off as ‘art.'” — Tomi Lahren, Fox Nation.

Touré Neblett, podcaster, book coach, ex-MSNBCer: “The fantasy of Trump literally murdering media orgs and popular left wing figures is evidence of how far off the deep end some on the right have gone. It’s not about policy for them, it’s about pwning [sic], or killing, the libs.”

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Olivia Nuzzi takes dark yoga class in Iowa 

“At a yoga class in Iowa tonight the instructor referred to dying as, ‘transitioning off this earth.'” — Olivia Nuzzi, reporter, New York Mag.

Read her story about how Republicans really feel about Trump. She writes, “The truth is, Trump fatigue is a condition that knows no party, and many Republicans are as tired of this shit as anybody else.”

‘Inegrity’ is the worst 

“If you are someone who has raised concerns about Hunter Biden and don’t also raise big concerns about the Trump children, then you fundamentally lack inegrity [sic] and don’t really care about building a more moral and less corrupt world.” — Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst, ABC. (RELATED: ABC’s Chief Political Analyst Should Keep His Day Job, Leave Sunday Divinity Talk To Joel Osteen)

Sydney Leathers gets therapy material from ’90 Day Fiancé’

“90 day fiancé is the best anti depressant. Probably going to have to discuss Tom salsa dancing with his sister with my therapist next week.” — Sydney Elaine Leathers, writer, porn actress, writer, Washington Babylon, ex-sexting partner to ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Schlongville). (RELATED: Weiner Shopping Book Deal, Interest Is Flaccid)

Not all politicians hate journalists 

“You’re the best!” — Former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich to anchor Kate Bolduan on CNN during an interview Monday about his new book, It’s Up To Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring About Big Change.

Jonathan Swan strikes back at Reuters reporter who questions Axios story 

Read the story here.

JONATHAN SWAN, Axios: “Not sure which piece you’re reading, but your tweet is a bizarre misrepresentation of the reporting in the story you linked to. We accurately reported a two year pattern of Trump running effectively the same play w Erdogan. And this time Erdogan called his bluff.”

HEATHER TIMMONS, Reuters: “Several sources close to Trump tell Axios that Trump didn’t fold, abandon US allies in Turkey. Spin is ‘now Erdogan looks bad.’ Axios regurgitates spin as a ‘scoop.'”

The Informer: More on Schiff kicking Gaetz to the curb

“Matt Gaetz emerges from closed-door interview with Fiona Hill saying he was kicked out by House Democrats bc he’s not a member of the three committees conducting the interview. He said he consulted with the House parliamentarian, who ruled that he could not be there.” — Manu Raju, congressional correspondent, CNN.

The Observer: Twitter is real, raw life 

“Facebook and instagram are “highlight reels.” u only see people’s good times and all the friends they have and all the fun places they get to go. but u don’t get to see them at their lowest point, like when they’re having a meltdown…like they do on Twitter. Twitter rocks.” — Pardes Seleh, YouTube personality, former scriptwriter, Fox News, former contributor, Mediaite.

Travel Bitches 

Traveling, vintage suitcase, Shutterstock.

Journalist takes a 17-hour nonstop flight… on Qantas Airlines from Heathrow to Perth and she’ll never quite be the same. Here.

Gossip Roundup 

Report: Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Martha MacCallum mock Trump during meeting. Here.

The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein has a reminder: “It never gets mentioned but one thing that Trump White House did early on that has had major ripple effects was to get rid of the visitor logs. We would know right away how many times Rudy was in the building or, for that matter, if Parnas and Fruman ever stopped by.”

Darla Shine, wife of former White House Deputy Communications Director Bill Shine, anxiously awaits James O’Keefe‘s CNN exposé: “Can’t wait for #ExposeCNN video! Hope they have #Zucker telling his staff, ‘Take down Bill Shine’s wife Darla. Distort her old tweets, edit her radio shows, call her a racist, anti-vaxxer, anti-sunscreen! Forget the real news Wolf, Cooper, Lemon, Attack her!'”

This is not what CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker says in Part I of the series.

NYT’s Taylor Lorenz is an ‘award-winning’ journo: “Is there any more meaningless phrase than “award winning”? Any person on earth can be ‘award winning.’ I won an art show in middle school.”

Juanita Broaddrick calls Soledad O’Brien a ‘bitch’ 

“This ignorant Bitch has the audacity to call the people at Trumps Rally – Trash.” — Former President Bill Clinton accuser Juanita Broaddrick to longtime journalist Soledad O’Brien, who wrote this about Trump on Oct. 11: “He’s a racist and a bigot and these people behind him are trash.”

Steven Beschloss loves to retweet himself 

He’s a journalist, filmmaker and writer and often appears on MSNBC.