#rsrh This is darn good advice…

even if you aren’t a reporter.  I don’t have a fraction of Jake Tapper’s experience when it comes to following campaigns*, but I can tell you that what experience that I do have match up with his 13 pieces of advice for new reporters.  Particularly #8:

No 8 – Even the people who you like and trust on the campaign will lie to you.

Nah, it doesn’t bug me anymore.  Much.  Politics and sausage, folks: politics and sausage.

Moe Lane

*I cover conventions and specific events, and I don’t travel with campaigns.  At that, I do more field work than many sites do.

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