Partial Credit Where Its Due

I have been following the maybe-scandal regarding Colorado Senate Majority Leader John Morse’s (D) per diem payments while taking the local media to task for ignoring the issue.  Today, with the announcement of a Senate ethics investigation into the matter, the Denver Post breaks its silence.

I have to say, though, the Post only gets one thumb’s up.  There is no discussion or analysis of the evidence — meaning Morse’s calendar entries, which are available to the Post.  The column is also buried on The Spot, the Post’s opinion blog. 

Then the back half of the column turns to rehashing per diem issues related to a Republican from 6 years ago, and it closes with a suggestion that the Colorado Accountability Project, which has led the investigation, is a partisan operation with unrevealed financial backing.  Maybe it is, but when the left-leaning group Colorado Common Cause was going after Scott Gessler (R) over his moonlighting proposition, the Post described it quite favorably in non-partisan terms as a group “which advocates for ethical and transparent government.”  A bit of balance, please.

Published in: on March 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

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