Why I hate political reporters


Washington: Shailagh, Who do you think is more cynical, you or the people you cover?

Shailagh Murray: You can't be a cynic and spend all day on the campaign trail answering the same questions and delivering the same speeches, and ultimately putting your name on a ballot.

Reporters, on the other hand, are standing on the other side of the rope line, shuddering in the cold and trying to get their wireless cards to work. We know the candidate is going to lose.

That's the basic difference.

Tags: journalism, Shailagh Murray, Washington Post (all tags)


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