WASHINGTON: A male political candidate remembers his upbringing and manhood and is PC bashed for his trouble. Robert Foster of Hernando, Mississippi, is a Republican candidate for Governor. Foster is in hot liberal water for denying a female reporter, Larrison Campbell, an interview. Campbell is an experienced reporter and has been covering the campaign Foster is running in.
So why was she refused? Because she wants to what is called a ride-alone. In which the two of them would be alone for an extended amount of time while traveling on the campaign circuit.
Foster did say she would be welcome if she brought a male to accompany her. His message was not subliminal. It was a direct message that he wanted no hint of any improprieties. Foster is a young man, with the wholesome good looks of Brett Kavanaugh. Cambell is an attractive woman.
The liberal news immediately spun the story right out of the reality zone USA Today writing Mississippi candidate denied reporter access because she is a woman: From NPR, the false story is Mississippi Gubernatorial Candidate’s Condition For Female Reporter: Bring A Man. The headlines clearly broadcasting the story.
“In two phone calls this week, Colton Robison, Foster’s campaign director, said a male colleague would need to accompany this reporter on an upcoming 15-hour campaign trip because they believed the optics of the candidate with a woman, even a working reporter, could be used in a smear campaign to insinuate an extramarital affair.
“The only reason you think that people will think I’m having a [sic] (improper) relationship with your candidate is because I am a woman,” this reporter said.
Robison said the campaign simply “can’t risk it.”
“Perception is everything. We are so close to the primary. If (trackers) were to get a picture and they put a mailer out, we wouldn’t have time to dispute it. And that’s why we have to be careful,” Robinson said Tuesday afternoon by phone.
One of the most significant differences, as Foster campaign manager Colton Robinson says, is that a photo taken by the opposition of Foster with a woman could be misconstrued in a way that a photo with a man would not.
The response of Campbell and her editor is:
My editor and I agreed the request was sexist and an unnecessary use of resources given this reporter’s experience covering Mississippi politics; Tuesday, Robinson was informed that this reporter would participate in the ride-along story alone.
He reiterated that the campaign couldn’t agree unless a male colleague was present — this despite my offering to wear a Mississippi Today press badge in plain view at all times.
But Robison insisted that trackers are trying to get any footage that would make the candidate look bad.
“They stand there with a phone in our face,” Robison said.
“I wish it weren’t the way it is. Unfortunately, this is the game we’re playing right now.”
The entire incident is being spun-up so that the readers would be shocked at the lack of Foster’s progressivism.
Martha MacCallum of Fox News interviewed Foster on “The Story” and delved into not so much his motives as his reasoning. McCallum questions Foster’s position when asking what if the reporter was a man?
She suggested that he would probably not ask a male reporter to bring a chaperone. Foster tells numerous personal reasons for denying the request unless there was a third person present. Foster saying he could not find a staffer on his small campaign staff for a 14-16 hour day. However, planned correctly, he would welcome her interview.
He also let her know that when he and his wife married, they vowed never to be alone with the opposite sex – ever. His website proudly declaring that he is a “Man of Faith. Farmer. Conservative Outsider.”
The viewer’s inference was apparently to be that a man might do something as inappropriate with another man as with a woman. Such an inference would lead to the conclusion that homosexuality is as likely as heterosexuality.
This is one of the significant problems with fake news. It inevitably leads to stupid news. MacCallum also went on about reporters being just professionals.
However, MacCallum she was left with her mouth open when Foster mentioned that Mike Pence and Billy Graham had the same rule for a male or a female association when their wives were absent.
Such progressive-type notions, interviews, and nonsense will only hurt what women believe is their cause. Most men know what is right even if, on occasion, they do mot act like gentlemen.
Women did not get into men’s locker rooms for interviews because they demanded it. They got in because men allowed it so women could get the job done.
However, the men did not stand around naked in front of the women. Despite they had always done so when male reporters were present. They waited until the women got their stories before they showered.
As crude as men might act out on the field, they acted as gentlemen in the locker room to help the ladies. Read Confiteri: Women without Breasts, this writers opinion.
Progressive women will probably never understand. Ladies will.