News Analysis
Boycotts, threats of rioting, and vile reputation-smearing rhetoric mark a campaign season in Pennsylvania where these intimidation tactics are being used by the left in the governor’s race, with the help of legacy media.
In the gubernatorial campaign between Republican state senator Doug Mastriano and attorney general and Democratic candidate Josh Shapiro, media fans the flames of guerilla tactics with supporters as collateral damage.
For example, in June, local media outlet Billy Penn reported that members of the Martin family, which founded Martin’s Potato Rolls, donated to Mastriano’s campaign.
New York Times columnist Kenji López-Alt vowed on Instagram to stop eating the rolls and patronizing businesses using them because Mastriano attended the Jan. 6 rally in Washington and opposes abortion….


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