GOP Candidate runs away from her own News Conference

Discussion in 'Politics' started by hermit, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle proved to be camera shy once again when she declined to take questions from reporters at a media-friendly event organized by her campaign on Wednesday.

    The Republican hopeful's camp described the Reno, Nev. gathering as a "press conference" held to publicize Angle's signing of a pledge to repeal the "death tax" -- better known as the estate tax -- if she were to be elected to the Senate.

    When local reporters attempted to ask Angle questions, the GOP hopeful all but ignored their presence. At the end of the event she bolted quickly.

    As she left the press conference a local television reporter called after her: "Sharron, will you answer some questions really quikcly." Angle did not turn around and a member of her staff responded, "We're running behind, I'm sorry."

    In a previous interview Angle outlined her press strategy.

    "The whole point of an interview is to use it like they say, 'earned media,' to earn something with it," Angle recently told CBN's David Brody. "And I'm not going to earn anything from people who are there to badger me and use my words to batter me with."

    You read that right - "Journalists might use her own words against her" :D

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  2. Looks like she Teabagged the local press.

    This crazy bitch has Z-E-R-O chance of winning. Unless of course some kind of tini-tiny meteor comes flying in from outer space and randomly hits Harry Reid in the head or torso before November.
  3. Ricter


    To be fair, she has a point, given all the "cut and splice hack job" videos we're seeing these days.
  4. Though I don't like the spend-without-cutting-government philosophy, I do give this administration credit for that Sherrod thing - coming out and admitting they screwed-up and apologizing. This is what grown-ups are supposed to do.

    I detested the Bush-era "mistakes were made" passive voice - as though shit just happened by someone somewhere and so nobody was specifically to blame. That is the mindset of an adolescent, and definitely not of someone who should be in charge of anything.

    (Also, the "I don't recall" BS falls into the same category)
  5. To be fair, she has a point

    If she keeps her hat on, maybe no one will notice.
  6. Hello


    WTF?!?!!!? What are you talking about? The Obama admin has, and continues to deflect blame for everything. They have come out on the record saying they knew nothing about the decision and they let tom vilsack fall on the sword for them, disassociating themselves from any blame, like they have been doing for everything. Obama apologised, but made sure that everyone knew at the same time that he had nothing to do with it, when we all know that is total horseshit.

    I have never seen an administration in history, who has ever pointed fingers at other people more than this one has. They are still blaming Bush for everything 1 year and a half after they took control. All Obama continues to do is point fingers at republicans for every single problem this administration currently has.

    Also everyone is pointing the finger at fox news when none of fox's main four, OReilly, hannity, Beck, or Greta, even broke the story till after she was already fired, it was solely breitbarts fault but once again the mainstream media and Obama are trying to use it as a chance to take shots at fox news, who was acting on bad information themselves just like everyone else did. All of them also came on their respective shows last night and owned up to the mistake, they didnt just choose not to cover it.

  7. Hello


    Couldnt agree more, so many of these supposed internet news sites, are completely detestable.

    Think progress, media matters, breitbart, are all a bunch of self serving assholes posing as news, none of them can be trusted anymore.
  8. Ricter


    Yes, but hasn't it always been so? My grandpa said never argue about politics or religion (lol), and don't believe everything you read. He probably heard that from his grandpa.
  9. Hello


    Yeah, i guess nothing has changed, but i am far less inclined to believe something i read as opposed to something i see, falsified video evidence is much more damning and given the fact that everything public figures do/say is now on video for the entire public to see, it is a much worse situation then it ever was before. It is way worse now because i used to be much more inclined to believe something i saw with my own eyes, but now apparently even that is a big lie. I guess The old adage Looks can be decieving is what we have to live by now.....

  10. I didn't say they don't point fingers. They do that because the financial crises started on the prev admin's watch and they capitalize on that.

    This specific instance, however, is their screwup. There is no pointing the finger. There is only either a vague "mistakes were made" and a shrug, or to be an adult, admit it, and apologize for it.

    When was the last time that was done?
    #10     Jul 22, 2010