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Scott McCrary: The FishbowlDC Interview

mccrarymug.jpgSay hello to CBS’ Scott McCrary.

How many suits do you own? Four, plus a tuxedo.

What word do you routinely misspell? Ahmadinejad. I’m famous for writing “the Iranian president” in draft versions of scripts to get around it.

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Yup, with three good friends. Was it weird that the only one crying was the straight girl?

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Nope.

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

What time did you get up this morning? 6. 6:15. 6:30. then 7:10.

When did you last cry and why? The person who was with me knows all about it… and that’s what matters.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Pride. (oh please, you saw that one coming.)

Beach, city or country? Beach. Specifically, the north end of the Outer Banks.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? What would YOU say, Patrick?

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)


What color is your bathroom? Off white-ish… that bizarre color they only sell to high-rise apartment building managers.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 200-300.

What’s your opinion of New York City? Love to visit. Wouldn’t want to live there.

What’s your favorite letter? I’m partial to “O.”

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Donatella Lorch, formerly of the New York Times, NBC’s London bureau, and Newsweek. She taught me that it’s possible to report objectively while still allowing myself to feel something about the story I’m working on. Oh, and she used to let me sleep off my hangovers on the couch in her London office. I still owe you one for that, Dony.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? My iPod is for music. What can i say? I’m a purist.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? I’m more of a “Top Chef” guy myself. I can only commit to one reality TV show.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I taught journalism at my alma mater in mid-March.

Who is your favorite active journalist? I’ve always dug the style of Post writer Jose Antonio Vargas… and any TV piece by Lee Cowan is always worth watching.

What did you have for breakfast? A big-ass cup of Starbucks coffee, with half-and-half.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? This pair of perfectly broken-in, beautifully frayed, amazingly comfortable jeans.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Hair product. You should see my head first thing in the morning. It’s not pretty.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? X-ray vision. But now that i’ve typed that, I bet x-ray vision would get really scary, REALLY fast. So, i’ll go with the power to read minds.

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Let’s see. Joe was the “Real American Hero.” Barbie illustrates that good looks and a killer figure get you a dream house. I’ll go for the best of both worlds and say Bob Schieffer.

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