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Scott Pruitt desperately wants to be loved

Original story at Mother Jones• 19 mentions • 2 months ago

Mother Jones 2 months ago

 
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt did something out of character this week: He gave a wide-ranging interview to a few mainstream media outlets in which he discussed a number of policy issues he’s largely avoided talking about publicly since taking over the EPA.The interviews were unusual not just because of the subjects he covered, but because of the venues, Politico and Reuters. Since taking office, Pruitt has almost exclusively relied on a small number of conservative media outlets to tell an upbeat version of his leadership at the EPA, with occasional detours into the Sunday news shows. He’s granted ...
 
 
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What they're saying:

16 Aug
Aric Caplan @CaplanComms
ICYMI: #EPA's Scott #Pruitt has completely closed off press access. https://t.co/hT5TWd0e2s #environmentalprotectionagency #science
14 Aug
Matthew R Francis @DrMRFrancis
It's easy to forget with everything else going on that the EPA is doing everything the EPA is designed to oppose https://t.co/lFGoZtoEZN
10 Aug
Sarah Boon @SnowHydro
RT @rebleber: Pruitt has completely closed off press access. That should be getting more attention https://t.co/S89pmYK5HC https://t.co/AU5
10 Aug
Gabrielle Canon @GabrielleCanon
RT @rebleber: Pruitt has completely closed off press access. That should be getting more attention https://t.co/S89pmYK5HC https://t.co/AU5
10 Aug
Steve Rhodes @tigerbeat
RT @rebleber: Pruitt has completely closed off press access. That should be getting more attention https://t.co/S89pmYK5HC https://t.co/AU5
10 Aug
Tom Zeller Jr. @tomzellerjr
RT @rebleber: Pruitt has completely closed off press access. That should be getting more attention https://t.co/S89pmYK5HC https://t.co/AU5
01 Aug
John R Platt @johnrplatt
RT @rebleber: Looks like I'm not getting all of the EPA's press releases after I wrote this story https://t.co/S89pmYK5HC So send me your t…
17 Jul
Friends of the Earth @foe_us
Pruitt desperately wants to be praised, so he's created a media echo chamber, playing into Trump's base. https://t.co/jBI5LzpKZH
17 Jul
Derek Gendvil @dgendvil
Scott Pruitt desperately wants to be loved https://t.co/BPfaPJORN5 via @MotherJones
15 Jul
M A K @MAK7591
Scott Pruitt desperately wants to be loved https://t.co/I9QwLYCM4K via @MotherJones
15 Jul
Raj🗽Balasubramanian @Solutioneer72
RT @MotherJones: Scott Pruitt desperately wants to be loved https://t.co/60vDzLzmB4
14 Jul
NRDC Water @NRDCWater
Good piece about how @EPAScottPruitt favors press outlets that praise his radical agenda: https://t.co/wYIqtkyD6M via @MotherJones
14 Jul
Clara Jeffery @ClaraJeffery
RT @rebleber: Inside the conservative echo chamber Pruitt's used to claim that his EPA is "winning" https://t.co/S89pmYK5HC
14 Jul
Climate Desk @ClimateDesk
Scott Pruitt desperately wants to be loved. https://t.co/Hl5XrnVLge via @MotherJones
14 Jul
Kim @dancermom2
Scott Pruitt desperately wants to be loved https://t.co/Im6SRlJ1zh via @MotherJones Love is earned. Pruit has earned squat.
14 Jul
Sierra Club @SierraClub
RT @rebleber: A look at Scott Pruitt's Trumpian echo chamber: https://t.co/S89pmYK5HC
14 Jul
Rebecca Leber @rebleber
A look at Scott Pruitt's Trumpian echo chamber: https://t.co/S89pmYK5HC
14 Jul
nancyrubin @nancyrubin
RT @MotherJones: Scott Pruitt desperately wants to be loved https://t.co/60vDzLzmB4