Hartford, CT — We’ve heard Tom Foley blame NBC Connecticut for his refusal to attend tonight’s televised debate. Even though the Malloy campaign has had absolutely no problem connecting with NBC Connecticut, Tom Foley has called the station and its officials unresponsive.
Yesterday morning on WNPR’s and John Dankosky’s “Where We Live”, Tom Foley accused station executives of not communicating with his campaign for several weeks, as well as trying to “game” him.
NBC’s Gerry Brooks took to the airwaves this morning to clarify the record — and call Tom Foley out for lying to the media about why he’s skipping tonight’s debate.
“This is simple: Tom Foley is now not just lying to the media — he’s lying about the media. But it’s to be expected from someone who’s distorted such a long litany of issues. He said he never closed a mill at Bibb — he did. He said unions were to blame for his treatment of workers at T.B. Woods — they weren’t. He said he has not been asked until recently to release his state tax returns — he has been for over a month. Now he’s hiding from voters tonight because his failure to articulate even the most basic policy is becoming more and more clear. No one is buying what Tom Foley is selling,” said Devon Puglia, Democratic Party spokesman.