Why Is Republican Scott Brown Ducking Major Media Outlets?

U.S Rep. (R-Mass.) Scott Brown
Photo: Scott Brown Facebook

U.S Rep. (R-Mass.) Scott Brown
Photo: Scott Brown Facebook

BOSTON, Massachusetts — With exactly two weeks before Election Day, Republican Scott Brown appears to be executing a strategy of ducking some media outlets rather than engaging media outlets.  Perhaps Brown’s recent string of daily PR embarrassments is playing a role in his media reticence.  Whatever the cause, major media outlets are making it clear today that Brown is avoiding them.

WBUR reports:

Sen. Scott Brown has so far declined multiple requests for an interview with WBUR.
[WBUR, 10/23/12, “Warren Vows Independence If Elected To U.S. Senate”]

The Berkshire Eagle reports:

Brown has been invited to a similar discussion at The Eagle, but has not responded.
[The Berkshire Eagle, 10/23/12, “Warren depicts sharp contrasts with Brown, GOP”]

The North Adams Transcript reports:

Brown has been invited to meet with local media at The Berkshire Eagle offices, but has yet to reply.
[The North Adams Transcript, 10/23/12, “Elizabeth Warren stops by to talk ‘big vision’ with local media outlets”]

Republican Scott Brown’s strategy of ducking media outlets appears in line with his strategy of ducking high-profile debates and forums, as well as refusing to hold public, open town hall forums at which constituents might present Brown with questions critical of his record.

[From a Press Release]

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