Image via WikipediaAtlanta Fox affiliate WAGA-TV became station non grata with Republican Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal after it aired a story on April 12 alleging the guv's daughter-in-law Denise Deal's fundraising company, which received hearty payments from the Deal campaign fund, may be a sham enterprise, according to Website www.stinkyjournalism.org.
State troopers barred access to a WAGA photographer and reporter during an April 13 bill-signing in the governor's office, and Gov. Deal's press secretary purportedly said the station is unwelcome until it retracts the story about Denise Deal's enterprise, the stinkyjournalism Website reports. The media ban prompted the Atlanta Press Club to fire off a letter of protest to the governor's office.
If only the First Amendment to the Constitution applied to the states; oh wait, in Gitlow v. New York, 268 U.S. 652 (1925), the U.S. Supreme Court said it did.