Angle Banning Press From Election Night Coverage
Apparently, Sharron Angle’s preference to not ever answer any hard questions will continue right up to the moment the Nevada Senate election is decided:
Sharron Angle has banned two Las Vegas television stations from attending her election night party as retribution for reporters who tracked her down Friday and asked her questions without prior campaign approval.
Reporters from local NBC and CBS affiliates surprised Angle at McCarran International Airport, asking her questions about unemployment and national security.
The Republican has actively avoided the media in the closing days of her tight campaign with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Friday’s incident — and her campaign’s reaction to it — was the most recent example of her icy relationship with the local press.
“If you want to be one of 100 U.S. senators that are deciding on war powers and on ratifying treaties, which is what a senator has to do, you have to answer these questions,” Nathan Baca, reporter for CBS affiliate KLAS, told Angle during the airport encounter.
“Well, certainly. And I’ll answer those questions when I’m the senator,” Angle said.
Actually, I think it’s pretty clear that a Senator Angle wouldn’t be any more open to the press than candidate Angle has been. Whether that is acceptable or not is up to the voters of Nevada.