I was initially pleased to read an article about Michael Johnston’s forum
on Admendment 66 at the old Battle Mountain High School, as I thought it
presented a pretty level view on increasing school financing to the
benefit of pre-K, English-limited and otherwise unbalanced school funding
That was, until I saw that the typical pre-scripted horse manure from the
Koch Brothers funded, but certainly un-independent “Independence
Institute” had been added to the end of the article. I had noticed this
tendency in the past in Wyrick’s chapter and verse recitation of the
Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s fracking defense, and have seen a
definite rightward (and downward) tilt in his writing that clearly reeked
of external sourcing, with a Tipton-esque level of originality and
I had hoped the Daily set standards that prohibited this behavior in
non-editorial content. Let the columnists have at it in their diatribes;
that’s fun to read, but please ensure the beat writers remain objective,
and prevent them from promoting their biases.
The Daily should be better than that.