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Michael Rogers: The FishbowlDC Interview

rogers2.jpgSay hello to BlogActive.com‘s Michael Rogers. You’ll recall that Rogers has become rather famous for “outing” staffers and politicians on his blog. (Photo Credit)

What word do you routinely misspell? Insruance (I think it’s because my very first job was selling it and I was miserable)

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? That classic phone bell ring, the one that sounds like it’s from an old rotary phone

What time did you get up this morning? 7:15

When did you last cry and why? My sister’s wedding reception…I’m like that

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 450

What’s your favorite letter? J

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? John Byrne, the founder and editor of Raw Story

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)

Also, drop us a line to let us know who else you’d like FishbowlDC to interview. They must work in the Washington area and you must include their email address.


When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Tuesday, a board of directors training on use of the web for engaging activists

Who is your favorite active journalist? I am not sure what it means, but after 10 minutes, I couldn’t come up with one.

What did you have for breakfast? A bagel

What one toiletry item could you not live without? soap

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Invisibility

Red or white wine? red, rarely

PG-13 or R? The movie rating system in America is a sham controlled by the large movie houses and is designed to make it harder for small and independent filmmakers to get into the market.

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Jefferson, by far

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) My membership in PETA explicitly states that I may not answer that question.

Friday night or Saturday night? Friday

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” The Producers (the original, of course)

The Palm or Cafe Milano? People still eat downtown and in Georgetown? Yawn.

Yankees or Red Sox? Mets

Jenna or Barbara? Jenna, but just because you know there is no way she’d ever pull that lever for daddy if he weren’t daddy.

McSteamy or McDreamy? Is this some kinda straight thing?

Leno or Letterman? Letterman (when I was in college and he was at 12:30…you know, before Ellerbee’s all nighter)

Stewart or Colbert? Both

Boxers or briefs? Boxer briefs (how’s that for a DC answer?)

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