One disturbing trend that I saw in 2010 was the exclusion of certain unfavorable media outlets from campaign events. The candidates who did it rightfully suffered for it. Christine O’Donnell shut out Ginger Gibson from press conferences. Then she complained that her side of important issues didn’t get out from those press conferences in the News Journal. She should have watched the TV interview doesn’t hack it. A big O’Donnell event for Veterans was defined in the paper by Chris Coons who did talk to the reporter. It is fine to call out the press, but excluding them hurts you. Sharon Angle had a 4 point lead and locked the seat up until her staff bullied some TV reporters 3 days before an election. It fed into the extremist narrative. She stopped talking with reporters, which was her right. They found her in the airport and tried to ask questions. Instead of smiling and saying, I can’t concentrate on your questions running through an airport. Call my office. They pushed them away. 11% of voters decided in the last 3 days. They broke 10 to 1 against her. She lost narrowly. Joe Miller may still make it by the skin of his teeth. We shall see. The lesson is simple. The people are distrustful of the press, but they still need them. Shutting out the press brings up images that are not favorable in America. Don’t do it.