Lexington’s WLEX-TV pulled Ky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones from his nightly TV show called Hey Kentucky. Jones suggested in an interview with me that political foes pushed the TV station to bench Jones or risk the loss of commercial revenue from PACs aiming to support other Democrats in the 2020 senate race.
Also does anyone have a good Pike County dinner recommendation? https://t.co/FCpVfRtZwF
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 16, 2019
Journalist Al Cross says Matt Jones has an unfair advantage with his multiple media platforms, but that Jones “is not a journalist, he’s an entertainer.”
In the 840WHAS Radio interview, Jones talked of Mitch McConnell’s lack of connection with working class Kentuckians, Amy McGrath’s struggles, and state representative Charles Booker’s strengths in a potential Democrat primary next spring.
Here's @KySportsRadio Matt Jones re: @LEX18News removing him from his 📺 show HEY KENTUCKY until he decides whether he'll run for the U.S. Senate. Matt talks Mitch, @AmyMcGrathKY , & @Charles4LouKY 📻 LISTEN https://t.co/hldD9izglZ #kymedia #election2020 @senatemajldr @KyDems pic.twitter.com/Xqbcmap6JX
— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) July 16, 2019
Meanwhile, as Matt Jones dawdles over his decision, another former Marine officer has jumped into the race.
— Chris Williams (@chriswnews) July 18, 2019