Ossoff Campaign BANS Conservative Media from Event On Eve of Election

Monday, June 19, 2017, Jon Ossoff’s campaign held an event wherein conservative media was barred from entering.

The Washington Free Beacon, in particular, was told that it was “not welcome” at this evening’s event.

The Daily Caller reports:

Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign banned a conservative media outlet, the Washington Free Beacon, from a campaign event the night before Ossoff is set to face off against Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s congressional Sixth District special election.

Free Beacon writer Brent Scher was escorted from the campaign event by communications staffer Sacha Haworth who told him, “Thank you for your interest in covering the race” when Scher asked why he was being removed, Scher told TheDC.

Scher told TheDC that the campaign event was filled with reporters from other news organizations. The Free Beacon, it seems, was singled out for special treatment.

The campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.
Scher’s coverage of Ossoff’s campaign has included stories about Ossoff’s staggering amount of campaign contributions from out-of-state donors as well as a fact-check of Ossoff’s claim that he only lives “down the street” from Georgia’s Sixth District. (Ossoff doesn’t live in the district in which he is a candidate.)

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