Pat McCrory is the only major candidate running for political office who currently does not caption his ads for the hearing impaired. From The Poison Pen Register we get this:
There is something unique about Pat McCrory's political ads. In sea of politicking, McCrory is the only major candidate who does not caption his ads for the hearing impaired. I've watched his ads since May, and nary a caption is in sight. As I type now, his “Status Quo” ad is on and no closed captions appear. To me and the nearly 1 million North Carolinians with hearing loss, it's a pointless ad featuring two old men jabbering together. Pat, what is the point? Tell me what you are talking about.
I spoke with the writer via email and she assured me she had tried to contact McCrory about this.
I've tried to contacting McCrory's campaign and even the man himself. Pardon the pun, but the silence from the McCrory camp is deafening . Finding his blog, I left a comment about the absence of closed captions. The comments went unanswered and have since strangely disappeared.
The blogger is being more than fair to McCrory and has given him every opportunity to correct the situation or to explain why he isn't reaching out to the deaf community. She does have a question or two for Mayor Pat, though.
So Pat, answer my questions - are any of your TV ads closed captioned for the hearing impaired? If not, why not? Was this an oversight, or did you simply not want to spend the money? Beverly Perdue has captioned all of her ads from day one. What is your excuse? If you are not answering because you think I will not understand, try me. Just shoot me an email or text message. I read those just fine – just like I will read and comprehend the ballot in November.
It isn't a stretch to imagine that when the budget of the state requires cuts Pat McCrory will start cutting services to those who need then the most - our children, the elderly and the disabled.
Shame on you, Pat McCrory.