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The Fishbowl Interview With Jon Ward

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Jon Ward picture.jpg Say hello to Jon Ward, senior political and White House correspondent for The Daily Caller. Previously he was a reporter for TWT. Initially he jokingly thanked me for the “opportunity to suck up” to his relatively new boss, Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson. But as you’ll see, he didn’t follow through. We thank him for that!

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Does beer count?

How often do you Google yourself? Right. I keep count.

Who is your favorite working journalist? Tucker Carlson

Did you see “Twilight” and “New Moon?” If so, who is more your type, Edward or Jacob? No idea what that is.

Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? That’s a good question. I don’t have a strong preference. Both would be interesting in their own way.

When did you last cry and why? When Maryland lost to Michigan State.

What word do you routinely misspell? I used to misspell exercise (excercise).

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? I don’t use rings. I keep it on vibrate.

What swear word do you use most often? Tucker Carlson

What word or phrase do you overuse? metanarrative

What TV show do you have to watch? I don’t own a TV.

Where do you shop most often for your clothes? I don’t really shop for clothes. Sometimes I realize I need some more and so I go out and get some.

Read more Ward after the jump…


Who do you prefer for daytime talk, Dr. Phil, Oprah, Tyra or the women of The View? ESPN

If you were trapped on a deserted island, which public official would you want to be trapped with and why? Public official? Why would I want a public official on the island with me? I would want my wife with me, and my kids.

Who was your mentor? My Dad. In journalism, David Eldridge.

?What’s the best advice you ever received in the course of your career? David Halberstam once told me (I cold-called him at his home and asked for advice) not to rely just on things I’m good at but to identify weaknesses and seek to get better at those. I think that’s pretty good advice.

What and where was your first job in journalism? The Washington Times. Got a job as an unpaid intern in the fall of 2001, and waited tables for six months until they hired me.

What’s your most embarrassing career moment? None of the many rise to the top. They’re just all grouped together, like a gray cloud hanging over my head.

Which one interview of your career did you enjoy most? Probably Cheney so far.

What’s the biggest scoop you’ve ever had? My piece on the “loaf” that sniper Lee Boyd Malvo had to eat in prison was pretty ground breaking.

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