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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In which the president’s lawyer writes me at 1:30 am on a Saturday and asks me if I’m on drugs.” 

— Natasha Bertrand, political correspondent, Business Insider.

Conservative writer still hates Trump

“The only foreign born people Trump ‘loves’ are Russians.” — Jennifer RubinWaPo.

Roger Stone’s advice for White House COS John Kelly 

“Gen. John Kelly needs to learn that no one handles or manages @realDonaldTrump & trying to isolate him is dangerous.” — Roger Stone, Trump whisperer.

Reaction to news that Sebastian Gorka’s Mustang vanity plate reads: ‘ART WAR’ 

“*An exasperated DMV staffer picks up the phone to hear Gorka’s voice for the 9th time* ‘Sir, we simply cannot fit ‘Alpha Male’ on the plate.” — Gideon Resnick, reporter, The Daily Beast.

Sebastian Gorka recently left the White House, where he was a strategist for President Trump. He works for Breitbart News. 

ICYMI: Montel Williams denies tweeting anything vulgar about Steve Bannon‘s toe.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes mocks Facebook 

“FB just showed me a cookie cutter slide show of my friendship with someone, and concluded by telling me how unique the relationship is.” — MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.

A journalist dreams about Sen. Orrin Hatch 

“Last night I dreamed I was accepting an award, and my mother and @OrrinHatch jumped on the stage during my speech and each gave their own.” — Lizzie O’Leary, host, Marketplace Weekend.

On Writing…

“Being a writer is basically
10% writing
80% feeling like you should be writing
4% crying
6% thinking about what you have to eat.”

— Ally Carter, author.

How journalists should address POTUS 

“Oh, when Trump calls on a reporter he has labeled a purveyor of ‘fake news,’ the question shd begin, ‘Mr. Fake president…’” — Gene Weingarten, “humor writer,” WaPo.

Britt McHenry’s, um, brilliant take on Melania’s shoes 

“We should be at a point in society where it’s not only commonplace but celebrated that a woman can don a flashy pair of heels for work then come home in sneakers and sweats to run a household. Or in both FLOTUS cases, help run a White House and heal our country.” — Brit McHenryThe Federalist.

Read her terrible column here if you must.

WaPo‘s Erik Wemple struggles to understand media court cases

I know first-hand that Wemple rarely seeks the truth. Instead, he makes up his mind and doesn’t let facts get in his way.

Wemple penned an op-ed on a judge throwing out Sarah Palin‘s defamation lawsuit against the NYT. He believes the NYT still owes Palin an apology. Still, he admits, he never really understood the case in the first place.

“It’s a well-argued ruling, one that leaves the Erik Wemple Blog a bit embarrassed for having called the complaint “convincing” back in June. Never again will we sell short jurisprudence that protects journalists when writing about public figures.”

The “Erick Wemple Blog” — and he ridiculously calls himself — should be more than “a bit” embarrassed.

Read his whole fiasco of an op-ed here.

Cost of Melania’s Labor Day card dress: $2,255

Unearthed by political reporter Christina Wilkie.

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