Say hello to the Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso. He’s the online opinion editor. He went to work there in June 2009 after, his bio says, “serving” as Capitol Hill staff writer for National Review Online for nearly two years. His NYT bestselling book is The Case Against Barack Obama. He considers the late Robert Novak a mentor. Freddoso spent three years assisting Novak. He came to Washington in 2001; his first D.C. writing job was for Human Events. He told me to feel free to make up “additional accomplishments” about him, but I think I’ll leave it at that. He’s an amusing interview, read on.
If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? MGD. In a can.
How often do you Google yourself? Every day, but everyone has his own way of spelling my last name, so it doesn’t work. (His high school coach once spelled his name “Ferdosa.”)
What’s the worst thing youÂ’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? Antagonizing an editor is kind of like taunting the soldiers you’re embedded with. I avoid it because I expect them to save my life at least twice a year.
Who is your favorite working journalist? Tim Novak of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Do you have a favorite word? “No.”
Whom would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? You really don’t ask softball questions, do you?
What’s the name of your cell phone ring? BBPro_ElectriCall. It sounds like…a phone ringing.
When did you last cry and why? My beagle had cancer and had to be put to sleep earlier this summer.
What word do you routinely misspell? Millennium.
What swear word do you use most often? I’m not going to type any words I wouldn’t want my six-month-old daughter to find in this interview when she grows up and goes online.
What word or phrase do you overuse? “Really.” And em-dashes.
Find out where Freddoso shops and which senator “gently” pushed him out of the Members-only elevator after the jump…