If there’s one thing you have to get used to as a reporter it’s this: People generally don’t like it when you do your job.
I’m not trying to get into a deep psychological “we’re watchdogs of government” speeches – it’s just a fact that people don’t think very highly of reporters and you’re going to get snapped at or hear comments about “the media.”
Heck, sometimes they’re from my mother and boyfriend.
This sentiment was on full display this week when John McCain snapped at a reporter who pressed him about why he wasn’t at a briefing on the Benghazi situation, something he’s been very vocal about.
I can understand his aggravation.
But really, the CNN reporter was just doing his job. If he hadn’t asked, he would’ve been in trouble – just like anybody else who fails to do their work properly.
You see reporters are just like everybody else; we’re all just trying to do our jobs the best we can.