Nico Pitney: The FishbowlDC Interview

nico_pitney_140x140.jpgSay hello to the Huffington Post’s Nico Pitney.

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What word do you routinely misspell? Canceled, accommodate

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Sonar

What time did you get up this morning? 7:45

When did you last cry and why? Watching Sex and the City: The Movie. I hate this interview.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? About 1000. My 7 gig Gmail account is 97 percent full.

What’s your favorite letter? 2Pac: Dear Mama

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Judd Legum.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? To do this interview. The Internets.

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Who is your favorite active journalist? Sam Stein.

What did you have for breakfast? Caffeine.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Dental floss

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Mind-reading.

Red or white wine? White

PG-13 or R? R

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? FDR

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Tempeh.

Friday night or Saturday night? Saturday night.

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Old School.

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Rasika

Yankees or Red Sox? Red Sox

Jenna or Barbara? Up until her wedding took up a news cycle, Jenna.

McSteamy or McDreamy? McDreamy.

Leno or Letterman? Letterman

Stewart or Colbert? I love them both — sorry for the cop out — but Colbert’s writers are more consistently good.

Boxers or briefs? “Buttocks unremarkable except for some very light tan freckling.”