Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:15 pm

“… they can lie to our faces and we’ll swallow it.”

Filed under: Journalism — Lex @ 8:15 pm

Michael Hastings of Newsweek has written a long and very depressing article (NSFW — language) about what it’s like to be part of the traveling national media covering a presidential campaign. I won’t say I would never want such a gig — never is a very long time — but his account makes it sound halfway between a huge pain in the butt and journalist abuse, the result being that the reporters start becoming equal-opportunity haters.

It also confirms every uncomplimentary thought you’ve ever had about the traveling press corps — no matter what your position on the political spectrum. No wonder it’s so long.

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