Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“What if you tweet and no one tweets back? There’s nothing worse than a friendless tweeter, right? You’re just out there wandering around in cyberspace.”President Bill Clinton on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” last night.

OH, THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS! “What’s pink and symbolizes DC? A politician’s tongue (also a blooming cherry tree)” — Reuters‘ Patricia Zengerle. “In DC. The cherry blossoms are blooming and it looks like we have have survived our long winter. Here comes the sun!” — MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

Black radio correspondent on ‘Accidental Racist’

“In fairness to #AccidentalRacist there seems to be no satisfactory way to talk about race in pop culture. earnestness invites mockery.” — NPR’s Audie Cornish reacting to Brad Paisely’s new country song with LL Cool J’s “Accidental Racist.”

NYT reporter wants to kick UK to the curb: It wasn’t all that!

“I lived in Thatcher’s UK during the ’80s. Hate to say it but it wasn’t all that — & Red Cross still won’t take my blood for fear of Mad Cow.” — NYT‘s Jonathan Weisman.

Real HuffPost Headline: “Grandmother allegedly hired grandson to kill her husband”

Journo bitches about booking his own plane ticket, another complains of getting a pitch for someone else and, still another just hangs out and enjoys a beer

What a hassle! “Booking airline tickets is too complicated. It’s easy to do, but takes a lot of mental energy to choose. If only this were someone’s job.” — Slate and NYT’s Farhad Manjoo.

Guiding Sophia’s Light

“My life is complete I have burger, fries and sweet frog yogurt to top it off!” — and Essence’ Sophia Nelson.

And speaking of complete…

“Coming home drinking a beer on the porch in this beautiful spring weather…that’s all I needed.” — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art.

She had us at watermelon.

“I cannot stop downing watermelon gazpacho from Masa 14.” — U.S. News & World Report Health and Wellness Editor Angela Haupt.

Attention Publicists: This one’s for you

“Always fun to get press pitches addressed to someone else, in this case, @katiejhowell” — Politico deputy congressional editor Dan Berman. He’s referring to Katie Howell, the deputy editor at Greenwire.

Publish date: April 9, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT