For a reporter, not much is better than a scoop—and not much is worse than being scooped. This week, my colleagues at Mother Jones and I were scooped. But the tale of what happened may be somewhat enlightening for those outside the newsroom as to how we do our jobs. You probably heard about the story we failed to get: Longtime Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski was accused by a Trump donor of making an unwanted and aggressive sexual advance.