上个星期, the ADG printed an op-ed written by Sanders’ rival Chris Jones, 谁指责桑德斯 “缺席的” 关于教育和提高教师工资的问题.
“当我发布我的计划时, I invited Sanders to participate in this important statewide conversation. 不幸, she’s still an unexcused absence on education at this time,” Jones wrote Thursday.
好, according to Sanders, the ADG did not afford the same opportunity for her to lay out her education plan, telling her Twitter followers there’s a “reason Americans don’t trust the media.
“This February, I reached out to @ArkansasOnline to publish a column outlining my education priorities as governor. They refused,” Sanders wrote Monday. “The reason? Discovered on an internal email accidentally sent to my staff… They said it was too ‘campaign-y’ and wanted me to purchase an ad.”
Sanders then shared a screenshot of ADG editorial page editor David Barham, who told a colleague, “I dunno. Should I tell her to buy an ad?” 稍后添加, “This seems very campaign-y. But I don’t know if we’ve done this sort of thing before on Voices.”
In a separate email shared by Sanders, Barham is seen telling the campaign, “Thank you for considering us. But because Mrs. Sanders is a candidate for office, this wouldn’t work for our Voices page,” suggesting to reach out to Voices editor Brenda Looper for questions about the paper’s policies.
“Americans know the liberal media has one set of rules for Republicans and another for Democrats… But they can’t – and won’t – silence me or YOU,” Sanders tweeted. “That’s why I’ve taken my campaign straight to the people – meeting with thousands of Arkansans in all 75 县. I’ll never sit back and let the liberal media peddle their bias and double standards and get away with it.”
Neither Looper nor Barham immediately responded to Fox News’ 征求意见.
桑德斯, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. 迈克·赫卡比, is eyeing to become the state’s first female governor.
She became a national figure when she served as White House press secretary during the Trump administration. Sanders was also a Fox News contributor.
She will face off against Chris Jones, a physicist and minister who will have an uphill battle defeating his GOP opponent in a deep red state like Arkansas. Like Sanders, Jones would make history if elected in November, potentially becoming Arkansas’ first Black governor.