Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Maine governor gags the press

Maine's crackpot governor has an odd view of freedom of the press. If the local media questions his policies and priorities, LePage isn't going to talk to them at all.
AUGUSTA – Gov. Paul LePage's administration will no longer comment in stories published by the Portland Press Herald, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Bennett said MaineToday Media, the newspapers' parent company, "had made it clear that it opposed this administration."

She would not elaborate, saying that responses from the administration could be gleaned from reports by The Associated Press or through document requests using the Freedom of Access Act.
Think Progress has more about LePage's corporate coddling agenda. One has to believe Maine voters were simply swept up in Tea Party fever when they put this nutjob into office in 2010. He barely squeaked into office then. After four years of his bizarre excuse for governance, one can only hope they come to their senses and kick the kook out in 2014.

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