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Jonathan Ward: The FishbowlDC Interview

Jon - Mug shot.JPGSay hello to Washington Times White House reporter (and new daddy) Jonathan Ward.

What word do you routinely misspell? Excercise

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Vibrate.

What time did you get up this morning? 7, when my 2-month old son was done eating but wanted to stay up for a bit

When did you last cry and why? Holding my son a few days after he was born, cuz i was happy and grateful

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Too many

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What’s your favorite letter? Maybe ephesians

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? David Eldridge, former deputy metro editor at the Times, now the website’s managing editor–he put an ignorant but headstrong novice to work, never gave up on me, and inspired me when I needed it

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I did some tutoring at a dc public school this fall

Who is your favorite active journalist? Probably William Langewiesche — I dream of doing something like what he wrote about ground zero after 9/11

What did you have for breakfast? Something called Eggs Erroneous, made my by gourmet chef mother in law Sue–leftovers from a family Christmas tradition. And yes, the name of the dish is derived from “Ernest Saves Christmas”

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Soap

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Telepathy or flying

Red or white wine? Red

PG-13 or R? While this isnt a pitch for bloodshed, I prefer Mel Gibson’s properly contexualized violence over Tarantino’s stylized and glorified gore

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Lincoln

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Def breast, with some cajun spice or breaded

Friday night or Saturday night? Depends on which game is on

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Wedding Crashers

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Les Halles for their french onion soup, and the steak aint bad either

Yankees or Red Sox? Nats

Jenna or Barbara? Alison

McSteamy or McDreamy? No comment

Leno or Letterman? Letterman hands down

Stewart or Colbert? Stewart hands down

Boxers or briefs? Boxers

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