Sharron Angle is raising eyebrows again for her public comments, this time for explaining why she often avoids the media (and the resulting public comments): “We needed to have the press be our friend," she tells Fox News. When the network's Carl Cameron tells her that sounds "naive," she counters: “Well, no. We wanted them to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported.” She also quickly gets in a pitch for donations to her website, notes Mediaite, which has the video.
Candidates are always trying to manipulate press coverage, of course, but as a headline in the National Review puts it, "Did she just say that out loud?" Adds Steve Benen of the Washington Monthly: "I'll look forward to conservatives' defense of this. They're a creative bunch, and I can hardly wait to see what they come up with." (Read more Sharron Angle stories.)