Skip to comments.Why Is the Colorado Governor's Office Trying to Censor Rural News Outlets?
Posted on 09/30/2019 5:02:43 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The press office for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, has been trying to get media outlets within the state to remove two stories posted online because they object to the source.
Earlier this month, writer Derek Draplin reported that Polis had established a new officethe Office of the Future of Workto research the state's changing economy and workforce and make policy recommendations to the governor's office. Draplin published the article in The Center Square, a nonprofit media outlet.
The factually accurate story (read it here) quotes Polis praising the creation of the office, as well as a Colorado GOP spokesperson mocking the creation of yet another regulatory bureaucracy with "undefined goals, broad powers, and a name straight from the brain of George Orwell."
The Center Square offers its state coverage up for free reprints by other media outlets as long as they are appropriately credited. This is not an unusual arrangement; as advertising revenue bleeds away from local newspapers to the internet, small newspapers don't have the manpower to cover many state or national stories on their own anymore.
But when two small Colorado newspapers, the Kiowa County Press in Eads, and the Chronicle-News in Trinidad, published the story, they heard from Conor Cahill, Polis' spokesman, who asked them to take the articles down.
Cahill did not challenge any of the facts presented in the story. He, instead, objected to them having run news stories from The Center Square because he does not see them as an objective source of information. The Center Square is a product of the Franklin News Foundation, which offers state-level journalism and opinion pieces focused on fiscal responsibility and transparency. It used to be known as Watchdog.org but relaunched earlier this year under the new brand.
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Stick to CNN.
It is an “objective source of information”
How's that for Orwellian?
When’s the last time a CO governor has even been east of I-25?
Because that’s what Democrats do?
“...the Office of the Future of Work...”
To all those arguing that Polis is not a corrupt dumb*ss progressive (any of those three words equate to each other):QED.
Heck, but at least even the leftists depicted in 1984 had a better grasp of the language.
What an asshat.
Downtown Denver is east of I-25.
As someone who likes Colorado and is disheartened by its wrong turn, I must say that west of Fort Morgan there’s just not a whole lot to the state, especially in winter.
Agriculture is a HUGE part of the state’s economy, and I doubt there are any farmers/ranchers who have anything nice to say about Polismoker.
Yeah, well then “East of DIA”
East of DIA is called Kansas. 8~)
More like west of PRB (People’s Republic of Boulder). front range leftist dims.
Wait until they have an “Office for the Future of Breathing”....
Polis the pole-smoking communist dicktater of Colorado calls for 1st Amendment restrictions. How unsurprising of him.
Polis is a Marxist. Period. He is dangerous to the state and this is just one of his operations to prove it.
Nah; they really object to the CONTENT.
east of Fort Morgan?
I was also going to say west of Glenwood Springs.
I actually love the plains and desert of this state. It is quite beautiful; wide open spaces.
It's a pain trying to drive through the mountains in winter. I prefer safety and ease of driving over scenery.
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