Maine Policy Institute Communications Director Jacob Posik joined WVOM’s George Hale and Ric Tyler radio program Monday morning to talk about stunning revelations that Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and her staff conspired to block The Maine Wire from covering official government business.
New facts emerged this week that showed Mills’ staffer Scott Ogden scheming behind the scenes with newspaper reporters to execute the plan after a move to block Maine Wire Reporter Katherine Revello from COVID-19 briefing calls backfired.
Ogden sought the Maine Press Association’s help in creating a credentialing system that would have given Mills a pretext to deny access to the Maine Wire and other media outlets not deemed friendly enough. Stunningly, members of the Maine media never reported on this attempt to stymie adversarial journalism and only provided evidence to Maine Wire more than one year later.
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