RTP has received numerous email messages from readers who have tried to “sign up” or otherwise communicate with the one or more of the RTP crew. So we thought it might be helpful to go over the “rules of the game,” so to speak.
RTP is a one-way street. We never directly answer any inquiry, comment or email for security reasons. That’s why we say in the FAQs that “Comments Not Accepted.” We would turn off the “Comment” section entirely, but our technology-challenged volunteer contributors haven’t figured out how to do that (It is so hard to find good help these days, right?)
However, we welcome your tips and other information. We have used a great number of them over the last year and encourage you leakers, informants, malcontents and axe-grinders to keep those emails coming. Send your scoops to our famous Rocky Top Politics Tip Line:
If we like your stuff, we will use it. If we don’t, we won’t. Either way, do not expect us to answer you directly. We don’t do so because we are jerks (although that may be debatable), but because we don’t want the public officials using their considerable powers to track our sorry butts down and hassle us.
And as always, we protect your identity. If you have any doubts about our sincerity, then set up a fake email account and send your info anonymously. We truly do not care who you are, but that your information is sufficiently interesting and can be confirmed in some way.