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North Carolina Governor Savvily Plants Fake Reporters In Press Conference To Avoid Addressing The State’s Lost Revenue

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No matter what your own personal beliefs are on North Carolina’s controversial anti-LGBT House Bill 2 that has lost millions of dollars in potential revenue from things like the NBA All-Star game, ACC championship, and future NCAA championship events shunning the “Old North State,” you can’t help but respect this move by governor Pat McCrory at a recent press conference.

Knowing he would get eviscerated by a firing squad of chastising Charlotte Observer reporters, McCrory and his camp planted three “presubmitted” meatball questions from the paper at a recent local business owner event.

From The Charlotte Observer:

When the moderator asked how to get started, McCrory said, “Anything you like. No filter here.” Sure, who needs a filter when you posed the questions yourself?

When I tried to ask McCrory a question, the filter went up. “We’ve got three Observer questions answered already. I think you guys dominate the news enough.”

Of course, those weren’t Observer questions. They were softballs from his staff about what he wanted to do with his next term; how he wanted to reduce the state’s rape kit backlog; and how the state crime lab performed under McCrory’s opponent, Roy Cooper.

If there’s one thing I can get behind, it’s ignoring the biggest troubles in your life. It’s why I never go to the doctor or try to make any real changes to fix crumbling relationships with significant others. Why would I confront my own faults and weaknesses when I can just neglect the problems altogether? Wait long enough and they’ll eventually go away. That’s a philosophy I’ll go to my grave with — probably sooner and more alone than later.

[via The Charlotte Observer]

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Dan Regester

Dan Regester @Dan_Regester is a Senior Writer, Podcast Host, and Video Guy for Grandex Media. He's Delco trash to the core and a UCF cinema studies graduate because he never got around to applying to an actual film school. Dan is a gambling man, crypto investor, and procrastinator. He enjoys long walks to the water fountain between bench press sets and is not a fan of the homeless, the elderly, or the Phoenix Airport. Email tips to

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