When giving a speech always assume the press is in the room.
When you are on the record, never be surprised by casual “oh by the way” questions. You are still on the record.
If you talk to reporters, you will be misquoted.
The public prefers television reporting but politician and legislators rely on print media.
Cite: Ashworth, Kenneth (2001) CAUGHT BETWEEN THE DOG AND THE FIREPLUG: or How to Survive Public Service, Washington, DC, Georgetown University Press