Sound Off: Gov. Haley Refuses to Answer Reporter's Question
Latest dust-up with media.
Tuesday in Charleston, after touting her ethics reform proposals with Attorney General Alan Wilson, Gov. Nikki Haley refused to answer a question from Gina Smith, a writer at The State. WIS-TV has video of the incident here.
The response across social media was abrupt, particularly on Twitter. Here's a sample courtesy of the aggregation site Storify.
Haley responded to criticism of the incident via her Facebook page:
"In response to my refusal to answer Gina Smith's question today: she is the same reporter that 1) wrote a Front Page, Above the Fold story about me being indicted, with no truth what so ever. 2) She went on to write a story about my 14 year old daughter without having the facts, against the urging of SLED Chief Keel that said it was unprecedented to write about a governor's child knowing the safety concerns. Respect is a two way street."
This is not the first time Haley has clashed with the media. She referred to a writer from the Charleston Post and Courier as a "little girl," a comment for which she later apologized. In December of 2011, Haley ignored media inquiries about deleted e-mails.
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