After reading and commenting on this article in the New York Times I wrote to Damien Cave, the author of the piece.
I have a love-hate relationship with reporters, I love to debate and challenge them and prod them for information. Most tend to be really interesting because no matter whether they agree with you or not, or put something positive about you in a newspaper or tv or radio spot, they have access to all sorts of information you wouldn’t otherwise have. If its an amicable relationship they can tip you off, on things like police raids.
I hate being in a position where feel forced to respect them by virtue of their position or pander to them. Seriously, many are very needy people.
I appreciate the fact that this guy took time out of his day to talk to me, albeit probably on a Blackberry. On the other hand I think this is a little bit of yesterday’s column A, shoddy reporting, and a little out of column B, media blackout.