5QQ: Major Garrett


Major Garrett Headshot from Fox NewsMajor Garrett is Fox News’ Senior White House Correspondent and the occupant of Row 2, Seat 4 (both the seat and the blog). He is also the 3rd member of the Cartoon White House Press Corps (South Park icons FTW!) He’s a tough, tenacious questioner of the Obama White House, and while his exchanges with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs can get intense, he’s always a consummate professional. Not to mention a man of the people. In between Twittering the briefings, doing liveshots for Fox, honoring our troops and Sunday afternoon football, he found time to answer our 5QQ – Five Quick Questions.

1. How do you get your first news of the day?

First news comes from blackberry on e-mails I missed overnight, then to WaPo, NYT, WSJ and BBC.

2. Either, Or (you gotta pick one!):

Kanye West or Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift

Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert?

Jon Stewart

Twitter or Facebook?


***Bonus Answer: Martin, Barton and Fish.

3. What’s the biggest story the media has missed this year? (Or last week):

The LIBOR rate’s ties to coastal erosion and vanishing landfill space. (Ed. Rimshot!)

Seriously, I think we miss this forever – currency, China and India.

4. Obligatory Twitter Question: Describe yourself in 140 characters or less (hash tag optional!).

47. Father. Husband. Journalist. Friend. Believer. Energetic, but flawed in all except age.

5. Are you nervous or excited about the future of Journalism? Why?

Always excited. I’ve always been about news, never sales. Good information will find a market. Newspapers aren’t dying because news is dead, newspapers are dying because classifieds are dead. Cost structures are changing as rapidly as revenue structures. Smart companies will adjust and find a way to thrive. Same with TV. After the excitement of new technology wears off, people will crave content instead of marveling at new delivery systems. Mark my words: content is still king.

Read more about Major Garrett’s career here, follow him on Twitter here, and check out his rank on the Power Grid here.

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under: