Gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory has been given a free ride by the media for far too long. If you are just an average voter, you might believe that Pat McCrory is who he pretends to be: a champion of ethics who never had a conflict of interest while Mayor of Charlotte, because the media hasn’t given you the whole story.
What the state’s newspapers and TV stations have failed to explain is that McCrory’s political career has been subsidized by corporate special interests, rife with conflicts of interest. It’s time for the North Carolina press to wake up!
When McCrory refuses to publicly release his tax returns or client list he’s not just ignoring the “Who Pays McCrory?” campaign. He’s stonewalling the media. Why aren’t they outraged?
Think about it this way — in the midst of the controversy over the merger between Duke and Progress Energy — not one reporter made the link to the fact that as Governor, McCrory would be in position to appoint Utilities Commission members that have oversight over a new Duke Energy monopoly in North Carolina. Considering McCrory’s political career was subsidized by Duke Energy for over a decade, that looks like a mighty big conflict of interest. The media needs to get the message: McCrory’s financial ties matter.
Tell them to “Wake up and smell the coffee!”
Cross posted at WhoPaysMccrory.com