Just in time for Halloween, the Daily Beast's Eleanor Clift said something that should scare the heck out of people on both sides of the aisle.
Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Clift actually said, "I say to myself every day Eleanor, think less tweet more" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
FRANK SESNO, HOST: Well, this is one of the big problems now. You've got a race to be first whether you are tweeting or you're on the air or you're writing a blog or writing a story. You have got so many demands as a journalist now, Eleanor. You're at "The Daily Beast." You're doing this.
Do you have somebody editing every tweet, every story, every word that you write?
ELEANOR CLIFT, DAILY BEAST: Oh, nobody edits the tweets as far as I know.
SESNO: Nobody edits your tweets?
CLIFT: No. And in fact, I say to myself every day Eleanor, think less tweet more, because I don't tweet enough.
SESNO: Think less? Really scary.
CLIFT: Well, no, you have to kind of trust yourself and put -- I don't do it. I mean, I tweet fairly irregularly, but in today's world we are encouraged to tweet, to get our stories out there or promote our colleagues and if we're analysts and pundits, we should get our thoughts out there. I have never done anything or said anything that's career ending yet. But we're all about two steps away from that I think.
Other than ObamaCare, is there anything scarier than Eleanor Clift thinking less?