Yes, of course. If you want to get your message out, you must know how to deal with the message bearer. Deal with it.

Being a former reporter and an award-winning one at that, being obnoxious is a common personality trait in reporters. Who else could ask sensitive questions like "Are you are crook," or "Your parents just died in a car accident. How do you feel?" That’s why I got out! I couldn’t ask those questions.

Many reporters are very nice, so don’t tar the industry with one brush.