First there’s this from Paul Van Osdol at WTAE:
The Doug Mastriano for Governor campaign has not responded to several requests for interviews with the prospect through the earlier two months.
Motion Information Investigates tried to dilemma the Republican nominee through a marketing campaign stop outdoors New Castle on Tuesday.
Mastriano was talking with people today who attended the occasion. But when Motion News Investigates experimented with to converse with the condition senator, a marketing campaign aide intervened.
This person. The one particular in the stylish marketing campaign t-shirt
Not the 1st time Mastriano has blocked the press. As Will Bunch above at the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote:
If there had been a picture future to the phrase “irony” in the dictionary, it may possibly be a man all decked out in circa-1776, self-styled patriot garb, topped by a tri-corner hat, blocking a totally free push from masking a political rally wherever the upcoming of democracy in Pennsylvania — and possibly the American Experiment that was hatched in this article — is on the line.
Yep. That’s State Senator (and now GOP cand. for PA Gov) Doug Mastriano. What a patriot.
As he discussed to the approximately sparse group:
“Our pals are in this article from Channel 4. I’m joyful to chat to any journalist that can establish to be truthful and which is likely to talk to Josh Shapiro the identical difficult questions,” Mastriano mentioned. “But I am no idiot, like I am likely to discuss to a person who asks inquiries like why you conquer your spouse variety of issues, truly?”
I have no concept (and how could I?) what Von Osdol was wanting to question Doug, but I for one would appreciate to hear him request these similar hard queries to each Mastriano and PA AG Josh Shapiro:
- Do you consider that the 1st Amendment to the US Structure mandates a separation of church and state?
- Do you feel that a woman has the proper make her personal wellness care selections pertaining to replica (whether to terminate a pregnancy and/or get hold of start handle)?
- Who won the 2020 presidential election?
- (A follow-up) If you believe it was by some means tainted, does not that taint also taint all of the candidates who truly won their races? Together with all the Republicans?
Allow Pennsylvania’s reporters inquire Both CANDIDATES individuals queries!
Von Osdol ends his piece with this:
Mastriano has other appearances in northwest Pennsylvania this 7 days. He claimed on Fb that he designs to campaign in southwest Pennsylvania up coming 7 days.
If they are open to the public (I am a member of the public!), and applicant Mastriano is searching for a dialog with potential voters (I’m a single of them, as well!) then, you know, I need to be allowed it, appropriate?
Even while I am blocked from viewing Mastriano’s campaign FB site.
What are you scared of, Doug? Why have you blocked minimal outdated me?