Sunday is the fifth anniversary of The Huffington Post. So we’ve plucked HuffPost Politics Reporter Sam Stein out of the field of Washington, D.C. reporters to do the honors. It took a little arm twisting, but in the end, he semi-graciously agreed to do the interview. He came to the publication in 2007. Enjoy.
If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Ginger Ale. For no particular reason. Though i guess it’s because it’s boring but enjoyable.
How often do you Google yourself? That’s what wonderful and loving Jewish mothers are for.
Who is your favorite working journalist? HuffPost’s (formerly WaPo’s) Tom Edsall… oh wait, “working” journalist (kidding Tom).
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? During an internship in college I was told to start considering different professions.
Do you have a favorite word? Yes
Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? Michelle, for sure.
When did you last cry and why? After agreeing to fill out this interview.
What word do you routinely misspell? Arianna
What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Harp
What swear word do you use most often? The usual suspects.
What word or phrase do you overuse? Indeed
What TV show do you have to watch? I’d be trendy if I said “Mad Men.” I’d be ridiculed if I said “Damages.” I guess I’ll be ridiculed (but watch the show before judging).
Where do you shop most often for your clothes? Online
Who do you prefer for daytime talk, Dr. Phil, Oprah, Tyra or the women of The View? I honestly don’t watch daytime talk, except for when Rielle Hunter went on Oprah recently. So, I guess Oprah.
Pick one: Leno, Letterman or Conan? Letterman
Read about the time Stein got seriously chewed out by his editor and the biggest “scoop” he’s ever had after the jump…