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The FishbowlDC Interview With Free Beacon‘s Kredo

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?

Two of them: Bill Gertz and Eli Lake because they are first class patriots.

Do you have a favorite word?

Depends.

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?

Bullshit.

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…

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and a roundtable with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, BBC World News America’s Katty Kay, Al-Arabiya’s Hisham Melhem, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and The New York Times’ David Sanger.

  • This Week: Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), U.S. Senate Appointee Roland Burris (D-IL) and a roundtable with The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel and ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Cokie Roberts, and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Former President George H.W. Bush and a panel with Brit Hume, Washington Managing Editor of Fox News, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Saeb Erakat, chief Palestinian negotiator, Gov. Jon Corzine (D), Governor of New Jersey, Gov. Mark Sanford (R), Governor of South Carolina, Mitt Romney (R), former presidential candidate; former Governor of Massachusetts, Ed Rollins, Republican strategist; CNN political contributor, James Carville, Democratic strategist; CNN political contributor, Amy Walter, CNN political contributor; editor-in-chief, The Hotline, Gloria Borger, CNN senior political analyst and Ed Henry, CNN senior White House correspondent.

  • Chris Matthews Show: Erin Burnett of CNBC; David Brooks of the New York Times; Joe Klein of Time magazine; and Norah O’Donnell of MSNBC.

  • Reliable Sources: Jonathan Martin, Politico, Carol Marin, anchor, WMAQ Chicago, Michel Martin, host, “Tell Me More” NPR, Jim Warren, former managing editor, The Chicago Tribune, Phil Bronstein, executive editor, The San Francisco Chronicle, Len Downie, executive editor, The Washington Post and Jessi Klein, writer and comedian.

  • C-SPAN’s In Depth: Author and journalist Bill Gertz

  • Inside Washington: Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, The Washington Post’s Colbert King, Politico’s Jeanne Cummings, and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer.

  • Fareed Zakaria — GPS: Sam Palmisano, CEO, IBM and Gilles Kepel, author, “Beyond Terror and Martyrdom”

  • Morning Reading List, 07.28.08

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    Gertz To Testify

    Drudge is calling it a “showdown.”

    From the Washington Times:

    Bill Gertz, national security reporter for The Washington Times, will appear in federal court Tuesday in California to answer questions about the need to protect confidential sources in news stories.

    In May, U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney initially ordered Mr. Gertz to appear in his Santa Ana, Calif., courtroom to reveal the identity of unnamed sources he included in a story about a Chinese spy ring in California.

    The story, “New charges expected in defense data theft ring,” appeared in The Times on May 16, 2006.

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    In Memoriam: Derek Gertz

    From the Washington Times:

      Derek Gertz, 18, of Bowie, a nationally distinguished skateboarder, died Friday of head injuries suffered in an accidental fall while skateboarding in College Park. He was the son of Bill Gertz, national security reporter for The Washington Times.

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