AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage blasted the local media at the Statehouse Thursday.
As reporters and photographers from newspapers, radio and television stations gathered to cover the governor's meeting with Portland Mayor Nick Mavodones, LePage approached.
The governor complained that reporters have not been reporting his side of the story since the sudden resignation of Marine Resources Commissioner Norman Olsen. Olsen issued a statement claiming, among other things, that he had been unable to hold private meetings with LePage and that LePage said he didn't want to work with the city of Portland because the city had not supported him. LePage says he never said that.
Singling out one newspaper reporter, LePage said, "You can talk to me all you want. Because what you're going to write is nothing I'm going to say. You have never written an honest thing since I've been governor."