MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Del. Cindy Frich, R-Monongalia, is upset about the way she was portrayed during a recent segment that aired on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with John Stewart.”
Frich was interviewed for the liberal leaning political satire news program concerning the Jan. 9 chemical leak in the Elk River and the state legislature’s response. She said her word’s were taken out of context.
“I thought I was a good sport going a liberal comedy show when I’m elected Republican,” Frich said on MetroNews affiliate WAJR’s Morgantown A.M. Friday.
During the Daily Show segment Frich described drinking the contaminated water and even did a reenactment which included spitting out what was supposed to be contaminated water that she drank in a Charleston hotel.
“After that grueling interview that was getting really rough, I really didn’t think there was anything wrong with doing the re-enactment so the focus would be on the fact I ingested the water,” explained Frich.
Frich said she decided to do the interview in an effort to start an open dialogue about the impact new regulations are having on the state’s coal industry and jobs.
“Well, I’ve take a not of unusual interviews,” Frich said.
When asked if she’d watched the show before she agreed to do the interview, Frich hesitated and admitted she had not seen the show much.
“I do know it was a big risk, I do realize that,” she agreed.
Frich is running for reelection in Tuesday’s primary election.