Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nutter and the perils of live television

Mayor Nutter deserves credit for inviting the media to accompany him as he ventured into the Mayfair Diner the morning the very day after he proposed two big new tax increases. That was brave. But in this case it may well have backfired. With Fox 29 cameras rolling, Nutter was unlucky enough to encounter the wife of a soda factory worker, and she had no problem telling him that his proposed two-ounce tax on sugary drinks put her husband's job at risk.

Nutter and the perils of live television

Mayor Nutter deserves credit for inviting the media to accompany him as he ventured into the Mayfair Diner the morning the very day after he proposed two big new tax increases. That was brave. But in this case it may well have backfired. With Fox 29 cameras rolling, Nutter was unlucky enough to encounter the wife of a soda factory worker, and she had no problem telling him that his proposed two-ounce tax on sugary drinks put her husband's job at risk.

Take a look.

Moments later, Nutter was interviewed live by the Fox anchors.

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