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TV anchor calls out Rick Scott for refusing interview unless campaign OKs topics, interviewer

via @AdamSmithTimes

News 13's Ybeth Bruzual in Orlando called out the campaign of Gov. Rick Scott for refusing to sit down for an interview unless the topic was limited to Hispanic outreach and the campaign could approve the reporter asking the questions. News 13 is the sister station of Bay News 9 in Tampa Bay, which also has a Sunday political affairs show called Political Connection in partnership with the Tampa Bay Times and also has had little or no luck getting Gov. Scott to come by for an interview in more than a year. Charlie Crist is Sunday's guest on Political Connections on Bay News 9 on Tampa Bay.

Update, The Huffington Post also wrote about this, noting:

It isn't the first time Scott has frustrated reporters by declining to directly answer questions. When WFTV's Lori Brown was rebuffed while asking about the state's broken unemployment website several months ago, she told viewers in Orlando, "For the fourth time, he did not answer our questions."

"You may not have noticed, but Gov. Rick Scott doesn't much like answering questions," observed the Orlando Weekly after the kerfuffle. "What color is the sky? Jobs!"

Scott's campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.