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Joe Strupp: The FishbowlDC Interview

JoePict.jpgSay hello to Editor & Publisher senior editor Joe Strupp.

What word do you routinely misspell? Just one?

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Annoying

What time did you get up this morning? 6 a.m.

When did you last cry and why? Not a big crier (Not that there’s anything wrong with that). Probably when my Uncle Bernie died. He was a true “good guy.” I choke up often for my kids. But this presidential race has made me want to cry.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 85 or so, including about 20 that are actually non-spam.

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, 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)

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What’s your favorite letter? C – for my wife, Claire, and my children, Cloey and Cole

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Too many, mostly former editors. Dave Levine, Frank Scandale, Ted Fang.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Last spring, volunteering clean-up day at my son’s pre-school

Who is your favorite active journalist? Bob Woodward keeps digging out the news in his books. Other real investigators like Dana Priest and Seymour Hersh. Any of the war correspondents get praise just for going out there.

What did you have for breakfast? Cereal, probably honey-nut cheerios, granola and some sweetened brand shared with the kiddies. Lots of coffee.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? toothpaste

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Not to need sleep.

Red or white wine? Depends on food and mood, White – Australian Chardonnay, Red – any good Chianti

PG-13 or R R

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Lincoln

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) dark meat, leg

Friday night or Saturday night? Saturday night “Live”

Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Wedding Crashers, but I am more of the Animal House, Caddyshack, and Blues Brothers generation. They were on a “Mission from God” long before W.

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Peter Lugar’s Steakhouse

Yankees or Red Sox? Yankees, please!

Jenna or Barbara? Since both are almost young enough to be my daughters…..no coment. but, I like Jenna’s book writing and humanitarian efforts – also her undecided prez position.

McSteamy or McDreamy? Who?

Leno or Letterman?Letterman

Stewart or Colbert? Tied

Boxers or briefs? Whatever my wife wants

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