Letter to the Editor
Ok. So Scott Gessler may be an opponent of mine in the upcoming Republican primary. I hope I win. But regardless, I cant just overlook the Posts biased news coverage which is on full display in the vastly different
treatment given to Republican Scott and President Obamas newest high-level appointee from Colorado, Democrat Ron Binz.
At least eleven times since he took office as Secretary of State in January of 2011,
the Posts editorial writers have chosen to vilify
Scott, who has one of the most thankless jobs in government. And it would be fair to say the papers reporters have been
quick to give maximum coverage to the controversies created by his vocal and
resourceful critics at the left-liberal Colorado Ethics Watch. Yet, when former Colorado PUC Chairman Ron Binz was reported to be the leading
candidate to head the most powerful energy regulatory body in the nation, the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission, the Post was strangely silent about Binzs well-documented
The Posts silence is especially hypocritical considering that the lapses in judgment during
his tenure at the PUC were far more substantive and consequential than the minor allegations against Gessler. Binzs conflict-of-interest behavior directly impacted the pocketbooks of
millions of Coloradans as utility rate-payers.
Why was the Posts Washington Bureau so curiously incurious about the
appointment to a powerful federal regulatory agency which has enormous
influence over the states energy economy? Why did none of the Posts
business reporters find
time to enlighten the Posts readers on the matter?
It was small comfort that a Post opinion columnist, Vince Carroll, sounded an
alarm about the appointment. But anyone who contrasts that one lone opinion column
to the drum beat of negative coverage afforded Scott Gessler will conclude that the Posts
priorities are oddly out of whack. My own experiences with the Post are added fodder for charges of advocacy journalism versus unbiased reporting of the news.
I know it may be strange for a candidate to go out on a limb for a
potential opponent but damn, somebody has to”blow the whistle on the
hypocrisy of the left leaning media. Maybe my doing so under these
circumstance will help.
Candidate for Governor