What a Turkey: Press fawns as Cooper becomes first NC governor to pardon turkeys for Thanksgiving

RALEIGH – Whenever Gov. Roy Cooper wants to get some good press, the capital area media is usually waiting with bated breath to offer the Democrat fawning coverage to boost his image in the eyes of voters. Such is the case with Cooper’s clever ploy Monday to adopt the tired and increasingly banal publicity stunt of pardoning turkeys for Thanksgiving.

So the media used the event to ask some real, hard-hitting questions of the governor, right? Perhaps related to why he instructed his Secretary of NCDEQ to skip out last week on a legislative hearing focused on Cooper’s possible corruption in  the apparent pay-to-play scandal involving the Atlantic Coast Pipeline permitting process and a $58 million personal slush fund?

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Of course not, because that would inject some actual journalism into their coverage of the governor when the Leftist media’s real aim is to get him re-elected in 2020.

Conservative radio host Pete Kaliner put it best:

Make no mistake, the mainstream media in the metropolitan markets of the Old North State, are a chip away from being ‘all in’ with Cooper 2020. They will look for every opportunity to pump his image up with fluff coverage like this, but conveniently find their investigative journalism hats when a Republican is in focus.

And now that 2018 elections are (mostly) behind us, the 2020 campaigns are mobilizing. As such, get ready for a lot more fawning press coverage of Cooper and his cheap publicity stunts.

 

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