Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Robert Foster denied , a woman reporter for Mississippi Today, access to a campaign trip ride along. Foster's campaign director told her she would need to be accompanied by a male colleague. #MSElex
I was excited this week to get on the road with Rep. Foster as part of #MSGov coverage. Agree with his conservative politics or not, he’s got a vision for MS. It’s why I love my job. Turns out I don’t get the chance just bc I’m a woman
this is insane: a GOP lawmaker running for Mississippi governor refused to be shadowed on the trail by a journalist on the grounds that she's a woman. The campaign said she'd need to be accompanied by a male colleague. the journalist is .
A Republican running for governor in Mississippi refused a female reporter access to a campaign ride-along unless she was accompanied by a male colleague. Super normal country.
“Foster’s campaign director, said a male colleague would need to accompany this reporter on an upcoming 15-hour campaign trip because they believed the optics of the candidate with a woman, even a working reporter, could be used in a smear campaign...”
Robert Foster, GOP governor candidate, denies woman reporter access because of her gender and, well, you know, let’s just finish the swntiment, there’s always a real risk that a woman will be a lying bitch out to destroy a good man’s reputation
Robert Foster, GOP governor candidate, denies woman reporter access because of her gender via
“My editor and I agreed the request was sexist and an unnecessary use of resources given this reporter’s experience covering Mississippi politics “
So because either 1) he doesn't trust himself, 2) he doesn't trust women, 3) his wife doesn't trust him, 4) the public doesn't trust him, or 5) he can't handle the dirty minefield of public politics. In any case above, he doesn't belong in office.