Here, apparently, is the moral baseline for one of the individuals who may seek to challenge U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen next year.

He believes it is okay to lie to the media because “they’re just as dishonest as anybody else.”

Corey Lewandowski didn’t say “lie.” Caught in one last week, he told a House lawyer that he has “no obligation to be honest to the media.”

So he is not obliged to be honest when he is on CNN as a paid commentator. Or when he is babbling for free on Fox News. Or when he pops up on local radio or WMUR or, yikes, in this newspaper.

But that doesn’t mean that Lewandowski is or will always be dishonest with the media. No sir. And if he does run for the Senate, we expect a grain of truth to slip out now and again.

The trouble will be in trying to figure out when that is. Perhaps he will give a warning signal.