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Dan Steinberg: The FishbowlDC Interview

Capturesteinb.JPGSay hello to the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg.

What word do you routinely misspell? Laveraneus

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Vibrate. But my phone is broken, having swallowed some dishwashing overflow.

<B?What time did you get up this morning? Same as every morning: whenever the daughter starts crying. Today, around 6 am.

When did you last cry and why? Same as every morning: whenver the daughter starts crying. Today, around 6 am.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Low three figures.

What’s your favorite letter? Backwards k.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? If my boss is reading this, I’d say Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, the brilliant and forwarding thinking WaPo sports editor. If he’s not reading this, I’d say Elissa Leibowitz, who used to run the sports section and hired me from behind the supermarket’s cheese counter.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I frequently volunteer to change dirty diapers.

Read the rest when you click below…(and see 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, Katherine Lewis, Joe Mathieu, Chrystia Freeland, Sam Youngman, Christopher Dorobek, Greg Mitchell, Candy Crowley, Steve Chaggaris, James Pindell, Linda Kramer, Reid Wilson, Jay Newton-Small)

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Who is your favorite active journalist? Big Daddy Drew. Does he count as a journalist? If not, Norman Chad.

What did you have for breakfast? Everything bagel with non-butter spread.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Tie: comb and hair spray.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? The power to transfer thought to blog without needing a computer, mouse or balky Internet connection.

Red or white wine? Red, but mostly beer.

PG-13 or R? Have seen perhaps four movies in the past five years.

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Jefferson, all in all.

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Boca Veggie Nuggets.

Friday night or Saturday night? Friday.

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” As mentioned, have seen perhaps four movies in the past five years. Although Wedding Crashers was actually one of em.

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Do either serve Boca Veggie Nuggets?

Yankees or Red Sox? Cyanide or Hemlock?

Jenna or Barbara? See above.

McSteamy or McDreamy? Don’t watch television either.

Leno or Letterman? Ernie Johnson or Charles Barkley?

Stewart or Colbert? Kordell Stewart or Keary Colbert? I’ll take Colbert, I guess.

Boxers or briefs? Boxers.

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