ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

GOP Chair: ‘I Am Not Press Friendly’

Snippet from Jeff Selle's report of Bjorn Handeen's Precinct 52 Republican luncheon Thursday:

(Kootenai County GOP Chairman Neil Oliver) said the central committee is the place to air differences on political ideas, and by engaging the press, members are simply engaging in gossip. “I am not press-friendly because they will twist anything you say,” Oliver said. “I don't do much with the press, but I do speak with them when they call me. “I could put forth something in the press but quite honestly most people don't read the press that are Republican, and most people don't read the press that aren't Republican,” he continued. “They are dead. Their brand is completely dead. The press is just burning time. They are fire starters for people with woodstoves.”

Quiestion: Should the leader of a local political party be somewhat press friendly?


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here