Quotes of the Day
Is it BuzzFeed or is it HuffPost Hill
HuffPost Hill does its best impersonation of BuzzFeed with this email subject line: “HUFFPOST HILL – 25 Photos Of John Boehner Trying To Keep His Conference Together..
On the Serenity Prayer…
“I hear that serenity prayer was said with typical Boehner grumble. Slight smile. He’s a devout Roman Catholic. Dark sense of humor.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Washington Editor Robert Costa.
“On my way home via @Uber_DC. Am so grateful a service like this exists – would pay anything for the independent reviews and safety.” — Anna Sproul-Latimer, a Washington-D.C.-based literary agent. Clearly Anna hasn’t heard the news.
A complaint about flack emails
“Flack emails I will not read begin with ‘Hey XXX…'” — Daniel Newhauser, House leadership reporter for Roll Call.
NBC’s Chuck Todd gets questionable haircut?
“Did @chucktodd tell his barber ‘give me the Moe Howard‘?” — AP‘s Jon Resnick. Resnick’s joke involved Todd’s hair on Thursday, but it’s got legs. Could also refer to substitute hosts for “The Daily Rundown.” Today it’s WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza. We’ve asked Resnick for clarification on the matter.
“Emerging buzzphrase of Dem Senate presser: ‘political gyrations'” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
How to Make it All About Me: “As someone who’s worked in digital journalism for a while, this NYT effort on an avalanche is inspirational.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza. We’re not sure why he felt the need to qualify his statement. We get it! You’re an expert!
In defense of journalists covering tough stories
“Many people express hate for journalists covering tragic stories in their neighborhoods. Honestly, we hate being there, too.” — WTOP’s Neal Augenstein.
Fox News producer needs parka for hearing room
“Senate Foreign Relations hearing room is ridiculously cold. So glad I brought my big North Face parka.” — FNC Senate producer Kara Rowland.
Reaction to Pareene’s Hack List
“Good God, what will Alex be like when he gets old? His list is gripping reading, though, exactly the way Fox News itself is.” —The Daily Beast and CNN Contributor David Frum on Alex Pareene’s annual Hack List for Salon.com.
“As of now I have bought zero Christmas presents. Talk about smelling the panic.” — Touré, co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle”.
Editor regrets eating all that junk food; and see who made this week’s FishbowlDC Fan Club Board…
Burgers, Chips, COOKIES…“Miss Universe pageant is making me regret that ZBurger … chips … cupcakes … cookies … salami sandwich … lack of self dignity …” — Social Media Editor for NBC Washington Cheryl Thomspon.
Journo kids about seeing Les Mis
“I might go see Les Mis movie. I might also burn my eyeballs out with battery acid. Neither seem likely.” — Politico‘s Ben White.
Producer purchases wine at CVS
“Just bought a bottle of wine at CVS. Late to meet friends and bringing drug store wine #classact” — Politico LIVE Producer Christine Delargy.
FishbowlDC Fan Club Board
President: WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten (bursting with pride)
V.P. in charge of pom pom purchases (but vying for President): TWT‘s John Solomon
Transportation Services: ABC7’s Stephen Tschida
Trauma Support Group survivor (and now leader): Matthew Boyle, Breitbart.com
Fashion Consultant: WaPo‘s outgoing Marcus “Steamed” Brauchli