Ari Rabin-Havt is host of The Agenda, a nightly national radio program airing on SiriusXM 127. He is also a senior adviser to Media Matters and was on the faculty of the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.
He is co-author of "The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine" and has served as an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former Vice President Al Gore, the Democratic National Committee and worked on John Kerry's presidential campaign.
Most people describe you as… uniquely mercurial
People would be surprised to know that … I have a vast knowledge of women’s clothing - my wife owns a boutique.
What is your drink of choice? Cherry Coke Zero
Where is your happy place? A poker table
What is your biggest regret? I actually make a point of trying to live without regret
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My dislike of large gatherings.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? I don’t think I’ve done it yet.
Which trait do you most value in another person? Intelligence
If you could interview anyone, past or present, who would it be? Jesus. Coming from outside the Christian faith myself its still important to recognize he’s had more influence over more people that just about any figure in history.
Favorite movie? Coming to America
What TV show is currently your DVR/On Demand obsession? Game of Thrones
What is your guilty pleasure? Cake pops
The worst thing anyone said or did to you is… I think we all experience acts of personal betrayal in life The question is can we forgive.
I believe in… You can't lose what you don't put in the middle.
What is your motto or inspiration? I try to live my life by the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness.
If you could travel back in time, where would you go? I kind of want to see dinosaurs in action.
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