Even Fox News is willing to reprint the AP report noting that Governor Kristi Noem continues to stonewall her local press corps:
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has yet to make herself available to the Capitol press during the first three weeks of the state’s legislative session, breaking with a decades-old ritual of South Dakota governors holding a weekly news conference to publicly discuss their policy initiatives and take questions from reporters.
The Republican governor, who is a potential 2024 White House contender, has granted numerous TV interviews to national outlets. But in her home state Capitol, where she is proposing a historic tax repeal, new rules for foreign entities purchasing farmland and a batch of bills aimed at aiding new parents, she has not personally taken questions from reporters [Stephen Groves, “South Dakota Gov. Noem Breaks Longstanding Tradition, Foregoes Press Conferences,” AP via Fox News, 2023.01.27].
Yeah, the Governor’s too busy seeking primary votes on Breitbart to stick around Pierre and talk to South Dakota reporters. Besides, why would the Governor waste any precious time courting local voters who already gave her a pass in November 2022 to do whatever she wants for four more years?