Fox 25 Reporter Sharman Sacchetti had a follow up interview with Charlie Baker on the actions of the NFL on domestic violence. Baker initially was quoted when asked about whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should be fired:
If we fired everybody every time we got into one of these situations, I don’t know, I would like to see more data and more information
Well, with no additional data surfacing Charlie Baker did an about face and said Goodell should be fired a few days later after an uproar over his remarks. Sacchetti called Baker out and asked if this was politically motivated:
When FOX 25’s Political Reporter Sharman Sacchetti asked Baker at a “Women for Charlie Event” last week whether or not NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should be fired, he paused and said he needed more data.
For days the Coakley campaign hammered him and said she didn’t need more information. Then she used his comments to boost her record on domestic violence. Tuesday, days later, Baker does an about-face and Sacchetti asked him if it was politically convenient to say that Goodell should be fired at this point.
Sacchetti then inquires about Baker’s media shakeup and asks if this means that negative ads might be coming. Baker’s response?
“Okay this is going to be the last one, sweetheart.”
Just completely dismisses Sacchetti to the point where she needed to speak up and challenge him on his remarks. That’s never a situation that a professional should be in. But it tells a lot about Charlie Baker as a person.