DC’s Promiscuous Journalists

Using the so-called Slut-o-Meter and the Washingtonian’s list of 50 Best Journalists, we’ve determined the “promiscuity” of area journalists. Cuz, well, why not.

The formula works by comparing the number of Google “safe search” results on a particular subject with the number of normal Google search results. For example, if a search on a particular subject returned 5 “safe search” results and 10 normal search results, that person is considered 50 percent promiscuous.

By this formula, the Top Ten Most Promiscuous Journalists in DC are as follows (“Popularity” indicates the number of times the subject has been run through the Slut-o-Meter):

1. Michael Isikoff
Promiscuity: 75.77% (563000 / 743000)
Popularity: 2

2. Howard Kurtz
Promiscuity: 38.32% (256000 / 668000)
Popularity: 1

3. Seymour Hersh
Promiscuity: 32.56% (254000 / 780000)
Popularity: 1

4. Bob Woodward
Promiscuity: 32% (640000 / 2000000)
Popularity: 2

5. Brit Hume
Promiscuity: 29.58% (202000 / 683000)
Popularity: 5

6. Tim Russert
Promiscuity: 11.98% (133000 / 1110000)
Popularity: 5

7. Mike Wilbon
Promiscuity: 9.68% (2700 / 27900)
Popularity: 1

8. David Martin
Promiscuity: 6.42% (68000 / 1060000)
Popularity: 7

9. Tony Mauro
Promiscuity: 4.57% (2600 / 56900)
Popularity: 2

10. Tom Shales
Promiscuity: 3.76% (3000 / 79700)
Popularity: 1

See the Top Ten Least Promiscuous DC Journalists (and the full listings) after the jump…


The Top Ten Least Promiscuous DC Journalists: (Negative promiscuity implies that there were somehow more “safe search” results than normal search results):

10. George Stephanopoulos
Promiscuity: -27.39% (-106000 / 387000)
Popularity: 3

9. David Brooks
Promiscuity: -95.65% (-1100000 / 1150000)
Popularity: 1

8. Bob Schieffer
Promiscuity: -140.57% (-596000 / 424000)
Popularity: 1

7. William Kristol
Promiscuity: -208.79% (-1021000 / 489000)
Popularity: 1

6. Gloria Borger
Promiscuity: -306.22% (-27590 / 9010)
Popularity: 1

5. David Broder
Promiscuity: -411.68% (-176200 / 42800)
Popularity: 2

4. Mark Knoller
Promiscuity: -470.88% (-12290 / 2610)
Popularity: 1

3. Eugene Robinson
Promiscuity: -559.46% (-207000 / 37000)
Popularity: 1

2. Robert Novak
Promiscuity: -707.86% (-666800 / 94200)
Popularity: 1

1. David E. Sanger
Promiscuity: -788.54% (-247600 / 31400)
Popularity: 1

Full results:

Michael Isikoff
Promiscuity: 75.77% (563000 / 743000)
Popularity: 2

Howard Kurtz
Promiscuity: 38.32% (256000 / 668000)
Popularity: 1

Seymour Hersh
Promiscuity: 32.56% (254000 / 780000)
Popularity: 1

Bob Woodward
Promiscuity: 32% (640000 / 2000000)
Popularity: 2

Brit Hume
Promiscuity: 29.58% (202000 / 683000)
Popularity: 5

Tim Russert
Promiscuity: 11.98% (133000 / 1110000)
Popularity: 5

Mike Wilbon
Promiscuity: 9.68% (2700 / 27900)
Popularity: 1

David Martin
Promiscuity: 6.42% (68000 / 1060000)
Popularity: 7

Tony Mauro
Promiscuity: 4.57% (2600 / 56900)
Popularity: 2

Tom Shales
Promiscuity: 3.76% (3000 / 79700)
Popularity: 1

Jill Lawrence
Promiscuity: 3.37% (1200 / 35600)
Popularity: 1

Mark Leibovich
Promiscuity: 3.03% (900 / 29700)
Popularity: 1

Al Kamen
Promiscuity: 2.68% (1300 / 48500)
Popularity: 2

Cokie Roberts
Promiscuity: 2.65% (7000 / 264000)
Popularity: 2

Dan Balz
Promiscuity: 2.54% (2500 / 98500)
Popularity: 1

Ron Brownstein
Promiscuity: 2.38% (600 / 25200)
Popularity: 1

Ken Herman
Promiscuity: 2.23% (500 / 22400)
Popularity: 1

John Walcott
Promiscuity: 1.96% (300 / 15300)
Popularity: 1

Terry Moran
Promiscuity: 1.92% (2000 / 104000)
Popularity: 3

Peter Canellos
Promiscuity: 1.91% (90 / 4700)
Popularity: 1

Dana Priest
Promiscuity: 1.81% (1500 / 82700)
Popularity: 1

Doyle Mcmanus
Promiscuity: 1.42% (300 / 21200)
Popularity: 1

Tom Sherwood
Promiscuity: 1.28% (300 / 23500)
Popularity: 1

David Willman
Promiscuity: 0.89% (100 / 11200)
Popularity: 1

Marc Fisher
Promiscuity: 0.83% (2000 / 241000)
Popularity: 2

Todd S. Purdum
Promiscuity: 0.58% (100 / 17300)
Popularity: 1

Thomas Friedman
Promiscuity: 0% (0 / 2050000)
Popularity: 2

Judy Miller
Promiscuity: -1.5% (-2000 / 133000)
Popularity: 1

Mike Allen
Promiscuity: -1.88% (-14000 / 743000)
Popularity: 4

Chris Matthews
Promiscuity: -2.41% (-40000 / 1660000)
Popularity: 3

Ron Fournier
Promiscuity: -5.84% (-9000 / 154000)
Popularity: 2

Steve Coll
Promiscuity: -8.88% (-15000 / 169000)
Popularity: 1

Wolf Blitzer
Promiscuity: -9.53% (-94000 / 986000)
Popularity: 21

Jim Lehrer
Promiscuity: -9.92% (-63000 / 635000)
Popularity: 1

Maureen Dowd
Promiscuity: -11.76% (-180000 / 1530000)
Popularity: 10

David Gregory
Promiscuity: -13.48% (-55000 / 408000)
Popularity: 2

Dana Milbank
Promiscuity: -15.57% (-52000 / 334000)
Popularity: 2

Adam Nagourney
Promiscuity: -20.26% (-46000 / 227000)
Popularity: 1

Linda Greenhouse
Promiscuity: -26.48% (-67000 / 253000)
Popularity: 1

George Stephanopoulos
Promiscuity: -27.39% (-106000 / 387000)
Popularity: 3

David Brooks
Promiscuity: -95.65% (-1100000 / 1150000)
Popularity: 1

Bob Schieffer
Promiscuity: -140.57% (-596000 / 424000)
Popularity: 1

William Kristol
Promiscuity: -208.79% (-1021000 / 489000)
Popularity: 1

Gloria Borger
Promiscuity: -306.22% (-27590 / 9010)
Popularity: 1

David Broder
Promiscuity: -411.68% (-176200 / 42800)
Popularity: 2

Mark Knoller
Promiscuity: -470.88% (-12290 / 2610)
Popularity: 1

Eugene Robinson
Promiscuity: -559.46% (-207000 / 37000)
Popularity: 1

Robert Novak
Promiscuity: -707.86% (-666800 / 94200)
Popularity: 1

David E. Sanger
Promiscuity: -788.54% (-247600 / 31400)
Popularity: 1