What word do you routinely misspell? The word “mis-spel”
What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Wagner’s Entire Ring Cycle.
What time did you get up this morning? 3:45 P.M.
When did you last cry and why? November 5, 2008. No particular reason.
How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? I’ve never received an email roughly. That sounds painful.
What’s your favorite letter? Paul to the Corinthians.
What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Pinch Sulzberger.
When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? This interview. It’s been a life-changing experience, by the way.
(Previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins, Aaron Blake
, Martha Raddatz, Andrew Sullivan, Christina Bellantoni, Shane Harris, Nora McAlvanah, Adam Nagourney, Erin McPike, Mike Memoli, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Arthur Delaney, Chris Mincher, Rachel Sklar, Laura Sullivan, Jeff Kosseff, Matthew Cooper, Scott McCrary, Dan Reilly, Jennifer Griffin, Ari Shapiro, Jonathan Kaplan, Rick Klein, Mike Allen, Olivier Knox, Erik Wemple, Nathan Burchfiel, Andrea Mitchell, Mike DeBonis, Anne Kornblut, April Ryan, Amy Morris, Keith Koffler, <strongMark Silva, Ann Compton, Mark Knoller, Betsy Fischer, Katherine O’Hearn, Pamela Brown, Beverly Kirk, Wendell Goler, Glenn Kessler, Susan Page, Michael Crowley, Claudia Milne, Kelly Dinardo, Bruce Becker, Michael Rogers, Paul Schur, Diana West, Eric Nuzum, Bill Adair, Jonathan Ward, Jennifer Sergent, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ken Silverstein, Dana Milbank, Mark Murray, Katheri
ne Lewis, Joe Mathieu, Chrystia Freeland, Sam Youngman, Christopher Dorobek, Greg Mitchell, Candy Crowley, Steve Chaggaris, James Pindell, Linda Kramer, Reid Wilson, Jay Newton-Small, Dan Steinberg Susan Ferrechio, Matt Labash, Gene Weingarten, Ron Allen, Kimberly Dozier, Perry Bacon, Jim Mills, Erin Hartigan, Lindsay Applebaum, Bob Madigan, Gene Gibbons, Nico Pitney, John Mercurio, Jason Reich, Mark Stencel, Helene Cooper, Tom Gjelten, Joe Strupp, Barton Gellman, Jed Babbin, FamousDC, Judy Woodruff, Robb Harleston, Todd Zwillich, Carrie Dann, Jim Newell, Roger Simon)
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Who is your favorite active journalist? Perry White, editor-in-chief of The Daily Planet.
What did you have for breakfast? My usual: 6-egg omelette, pound of bacon, six pancakes, toast, gallon of orange juice — wait, that was Jerry Nadler’s breakfast. I had a grapefruit.
What one toiletry item could you not live without? My straight razor. Long story.
If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? The ability to decipher Barack Obama’s speech on race relations. Or, maybe x-ray vision.
Red or white wine? Yes.
PG-13 or R? If I’m trying to impress critics, R. If I’m trying to make money, PG-13.
Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? There’s a memorial to Lincoln? I have to start getting out more. Maybe if I had a car…
Leg or breast (chicken, of course) As long as the chicken was raised in a tiny, uncomfortable box, I don’t care.
Friday night or Saturday night? Tuesday night — it’s “Ladies Night”!
“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Dr. Strangelove.
The Palm or Cafe Milano? No preference. I’ve been thrown out of both.
Yankees or Red Sox? Yankees because filthy foreigners are always telling them to go home.
Jenna or Barbara? Which one was the big boozer again?
Stewart or Colbert? I like the one pretending to be the low-I.Q. blowhard with the stupid political beliefs. I think his name is Jon Stewart.