The Washington Free Beacon isn’t even a year old, but it’s humming right along. Under the editorship of Matthew Continetti, the conservative paper was founded with the purpose of “uncovering the stories that the professional left hopes will never see the light of day.”
On board from the day the news outlet began is foreign policy and national security reporter Adam Kredo, towering at 5’2″ (in his heels, he says). He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Langhorne, Pa. Still a student at Boston University, Kredo ventured to D.C. in 2006 for an internship at WJLA. He said the experience introduced him to the “terrible, soul-crushing profession called political reporting.” He hasn’t looked back since.
So let’s begin…
If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be?
Beer. Lots and lots of beer (possibly a Flying Dog brew). And I’d be poured into Das Boot.
How often do you Google yourself?
I obsessively Google myself as often as possible because I’m shallow and narcissistic to the point of delusion. Additionally, people should follow me on Twitter, where I frequently retweet myself – @Kredo0.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor/boss (or vice versa)?
This isn’t rude, but it is cringe inducing. I once told an editor that my journalism is “immaculate.” This is still the case.
Who is your favorite working journalist and why?
Do you have a favorite word?
Who would you rather have dinner with – FNC’s Bill O’Reilly, NBC’s Brian Williams or ABC’s Diane Sawyer. Tell us why.
Brian Williams because I respect his terrible appearances on several above average comedy shows.
The Earth’s human population is dying out and you must save it. You will spend a romantic evening with either CNN’s Candy Crowley or FNC’s Greta Van Susteren (significant others will understand).
Who will it be? Both.
What swear word do you use most often?
You’ve just been told the big news: You get to have your own Sunday morning talk show. Who will be on your roundtable? (Pick four journalists or pundits types.)
I would just commandeer MSNBC’s The Cycle.
On a serious note for a moment, if you could have dinner with a person who has died, who would it be?
It would have to be George Carlin. He was not only one of the most prolific and hilarious comedians in history, but was also a masterful wordsmith.
Who is your favorite Boybander and why? (Ezzy, Hazy, Weigel, Attackerman, Beutler)
Weigel is my hero because he manages to piss off nearly every person on Twitter. This is talent. He’s also a fine reporter.
There’s much more to learn about Kredo…