Republican Sharron Angle’s nasty relationship with the press is reaching yet another whole new level, the Associated Press reports: Her Nevada Senate campaign has now banned two local TV stations from her Election Night party. Their offense? Apparently, it was that they asked her questions without permission:
Journalists from the local CBS and NBC news affiliates surprised Angle at McCarran International Airport on Friday to ask her questions about national security and unemployment. Video footage shows the GOP Senate candidate telling the reporters she will answer questions once she is elected.
Hours later, Angle spokeswoman Ciara Matthews told the news stations they are no longer invited to the election night party.
The incident referred to here is outlined in this post, when Angle said she would answer questions on national security and diplomacy “when I’m the Senator” — that is, after she is elected. During that same interview of sorts, Angle answered a question about the two wars the country is fighting: “You know, the two wars that we’re in right now, is exactly what we’re in.”
The TPM Poll Average gives angle a lead of 49.7%-46.4% over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.