CO Paper Writes on Hick’s 2020 PAC, Doesn’t Disclose Its Publisher Donated to It CO Paper Writes on Hick’s 2020 PAC, Doesn’t Disclose Its Publisher Donated to It – NTK Network

CO Paper Writes on Hick’s 2020 PAC, Doesn’t Disclose Its Publisher Donated to It

The headline read, "Hickenlooper, in first fundraising push for federal PAC, raises more than $280,000." Five thousand dollars came from the paper's publisher.

By NTK Staff | 10.16.2018 @4:00pm
CO Paper Writes on Hick’s 2020 PAC, Doesn’t Disclose Its Publisher Donated to It

The Denver Post wrote on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s (D-CO) federal PAC on Tuesday without disclosing that the paper’s publisher donated $5,000 to that very same PAC in September.

The Post‘s write-up name-checks several donors to Hickenlooper’s PAC, Giddy Up, which formed in September.

Among Hickenlooper’s first donors were Rich Baer, chief legal officer for Colorado’s Liberty Media; Norman Brownstein, chairman of the influential law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; and Thomas Gart, president of Gart Cos.

It does not name-check the paper’s own publisher, Dean Singleton, who contributed $5,000 on September 25.

The omission is all the more curious, given The Denver Post has not hesitated to challenge Hickenlooper before. Just last week, the Post broke a story about an ethics complaint filed against Hickenlooper that accuses the outgoing governor of accepting travel benefits (flights, hotels) without disclosing them as gifts.

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