Over the past week, Philly.Com has received criticism for giving Governor Tom Corbett a column at the beginning of his re-election campaign. For the past couple of years, columnists at the Daily News and Inquirer have been extremely critical of Governor Corbett’s failed policies and horrendous statements that attacked women, minorities and the unemployed. When pressed on the reasoning why the website is giving the Governor the time of day, Interstate General Media Vice President Lexi Norcross (who is conveniently the daughter of South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania Democratic Kingpin and part owner of the news outlet, George Norcross) stated: “Considering that The Inquirer and Daily News slam him every day, I think it’s actually equal, giving him a chance to speak.”
Amidst the criticism Philly.Com has been receiving, the website decided to “double down” and kiss the Governor’s ass some more when they sent Maria Papadakis to conduct a cozy 6 minute long question and answer session with the governor. With an approval rating south of 40%, you can obviously see that the Governor is trying to make himself more palpable for the average voter. Mrs. Papdakis’ article reads as:
In the latest webisode of Out & About, Maria Papadakis visits one of philly.com’s ‘New Voices’, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and First Lady Susan Corbett in the beautiful Georgian-style Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Philly.com got an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the mansion and sat down with the Governor and First Lady to discuss the beginnings of their family and what it’s like to be Pennsylvania’s most famous couple.
But wait! After you get done watching the video, you can eagerly wait for part 2, which should be coming out in the coming days.
So if you want to know where Governor Corbett’s reelection propaganda will be publicized, you will have to look no further than Philly.com.