Pomeroy Staffer Specifically Invited Liberal Blogger To Press Conference For “Objective Media”
Yesterday I posted about an incident between myself and Congressman Pomeroy where I, apparently not a member of the Pomeroy-approved media, dared to call in and ask him how this health care bill he’s support could promote competition when Americans would be forced to buy their health care through a government health care exchange.
Pomeroy went on a rant after my question about how I was just an “arm of the North Dakota Republican Party” and that the press conference was for “objective media” only.
You can listen to our exchange again here:
After the incident I also called Pomeroy staffer Sandra Salstrom who told me, again, that I was just an “arm of the North Dakota Republican Party,” that the teleconference was for “objective media” only and that neither myself nor liberal blogger Adam Blomeke (who was also on the call) were invited.
The problem is that Adam Blomeke was actually specifically invited to take part in the call according to comments he’s posted on this very blog:
I have never spoken to Sandra until about 20 minutes before the call. I was merely searching for a press release and she pointed me to the conference call.
So a liberal blogger was invited to the call that I was told was for “objective media” only.
Apparently they only decided it was for “objective media” only after someone showed up and asked a tough question that wasn’t on Pomeroy’s talking points memo.
This press conference held by Pomeroy wasn’t about answering question. It was about distributing the talking points. Period.