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Following a news conference yesterday which included an apology about the lack of preparation for Tuesday’s snow and ice storm, CNN’s Martin Savidge asked Gov. Nathan Deal if he would grant the network an interview. “No” was the short answer.
“If they don’t get their predictions correct about the facts still saying we had children in school overnight — they have to show some credibility on their part,” said Deal of the network which has called Atlanta home for more nearly 35 years. “I just want them to get their facts and apologize for telling the world we had children in school for two nights when we did not,” he said.
Politico has the video.
Following the news conference, Atlanta-based anchor Brooke Baldwin was even less confident of getting a one-on-one. “CNN has been trying to get Gov. Deal to do an interview,” said Baldwin. “His office is just a couple of blocks away from me here at the world headquarters of CNN. Thus far, no dice.”
A few hours later, the Governor did sit for an interview with Washington-based anchor Wolf Blitzer, a soundbite of which ran in Blitzer’s 6pm “Situation Room.”