Cal Cunningham Gets ‘Empty Chair’ Treatment From Media as Election Day Nears, Journo Sums up Things Best
By Sister Toldjah | Oct 31, 2020 11:00 AM ET
As I wrote last week, embattled Senate nominee Cal Cunningham has been getting brutalized by the North Carolina political media down the homestretch of his Senate campaign, something you rarely see happen to Democrats here in NC.
Here we are a week later, and things haven’t gotten any better on that front for the married father of two who back in September looked like he might have a lock on the race against his Republican opponent Sen. Thom Tillis. In fact, they’ve gotten worse when you watch what reporters have to say about their continued attempts to contact him in order to ask some questions.
The article goes on . . .
Jonah Kaplan sat down next to an empty chair and gestured to it while talking about how they had reached out many times to the campaign but were denied.
“We continue to reach out to the Cunningham campaign and offer an open invitation for Cal Cunningham to sit down with us for a one on one interview, an invitation so far he continues to decline,” Kaplan noted . . .
. . . In fact, the only way the media can get a hold of Cunningham and his campaign these days is when they’re alerted by viewers to his location since he’s not sending out public event schedules to the press anymore. And when you watch how things go when he is asked questions (he neither confirms nor denies reports of a second affair here), it’s almost understandable why he’s trying to run out the clock . . .
. . . Even fake conservative Joe Scarborough, a big defender of Cunningham over the last several weeks, is commenting on how the campaign has imploded . . .
. . . The below clip perhaps best sums up the state of Cal Cunningham’s campaign at this stage in the game. In it, the interviewer notes how Cunningham “said he would be here, [but] did not show up” . . .
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