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Quotes of the Day

WaPo‘s Weingarten says female journos are hot

“Why are women journalists so attractive? I don’t know, but the phenomenon is undeniable. I think it’s smarts w/ skepticism & dry humor.” — WaPo columnist Gene Weingarten, the re-installed president of FBDC’s Fan Club Board.

Mixing pizza and politics

“As a pizzaholic who routinely falls off the wagon I must say #wethepizza makes the best pie I have had.@chefspike” — D.C. City Councilman Tommy Wells.

Journo says leave her alone during “Scandal”

“At 10pm, don’t call me, don’t text me, don’t even try to contact me because I will be watching @ScandalABC! It’s that real folks!” — NBC Desk Assistant Kiristin Garriss.

New D.C. acronym: FUKUS

“A new acronym drawing giggles at State Department briefing. FUKUS. Pravda says stands for France/UK/US working vs Russian interests in Syria.” — ABC Pentagon reporter Luis Martinez.

Real HuffPost Headline: “Woman smuggles cocaine in breast implants.”

Bloggers wear pajamas?

“What I won’t miss are the 20 people in their pajamas who go on anonymously and feel that the world is just dying for their snarky, stupid comments.” — Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) to Politico as reported by Dylan Byers.

Gretchen Carlson’s Twitter account is “NOT REAL”

“For those of u wondering, the twitter account in Gretchen Carlson’s name is NOT REAL. It is NOT ME. in New Yr, I’ll be setting up my own!” — FOX & Friends.

Congratuations to NBC’s Frank Thorp on becoming chairman of the Radio-TV Correspondents’ Assoc. “Both honored + excited,” he wrote Thursday.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Who should Obama tap next for Sec of State? I’m going with Harry Belafonte Jay-Z” — Former “Love Connection” game show host and activist Chuck Woolery.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

A Question to Ponder and FishbowlDC’s Fan Club Board…

Q to Ponder: “Why bother having press conferences or briefings if you’re never going to answer questions and repeat talking points? Asking for a friend.” — MSNBC.coms Mike O’Brien.

FishbowlDC Fan Club Board

President: WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten (back from vacation)

Miss Manners Dept. Heads: Politico‘s John Harris and Alex Burns

Anger Management: Mother JonesDavid Corn and FNC’s Doug McKelway

Spiritual advisor: and EssenceSophia Nelson

Tweeting tutor: Politico‘s Jonathan Martin (Fourth-grade girls welcome)

International FBDC spy: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes

Publish date: December 14, 2012 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT