Governor Rick Scott and the press corp that covers him are now in a full out war, according to Politico. The press isn't happy at the perception that Scott is trying to limit their access to a state Government, that in principal at least, has traditionally tried to be transparent and open. Scott and his team apparently want the journalists to wear nice clothes when they ask him questions and stop making silly, little blog posts about him.
"We think that by giving a little bit of order to the whole process it will help everybody more evenly get the news that they need," Brian Burgess told Politico.
Obviously the media's own ideas about the news they need and the Governor's idea will vary greatly. Scott apparently doesn't like all these frivilous little blog items popping up about him. A short item on the Buzz headlined "Gay cowboys, handcuffs, and Rick Scott," apparently generated some ire.
"He showered them with access and attention bordering on the ridiculous in order to win favorable coverage," Alberto Martinez, a Republican strategist, tells Politico.
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