California Gov. Candidate Meg Whitman In Hot Water With Local Media After Snub


By Joe Ciarallo Comment

Some Bay Area reporters are not happy with California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman after they were invited to an event billed as “open to the media” but were not allowed to ask any questions.

The event was a meeting with Union Pacific Railroad officials and a tour of Oakland’s port.

The video above shows Whitman spokesperson Sarah Pompei attempting to fend off the reporters. “So why were we invited?” one reporter asked, when told Whitman would have no time to meet with them.

Here’s the damning quote, via

A Whitman spokeswoman said Union Pacific had asked that no news media accompany Whitman on her tour of the facility; [Scott Moore, Union Pacific’s vice president of public affairs] told one reporter that it was the campaign’s decision.

This looks like a classic game of “he said, she said” to us.