Polis' Staff Asks 2 Newspapers To Remove 'Biased' Content

Sep 27, 2019

DENVER (AP) — The press operation for Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis is being criticized after asking two small town newspapers to remove a story by a news organization it deems biased. 

The Kiowa County Press in Eads and The Chronicle-News in Trinidad refused the Sept. 4 request from spokesman Conor Cahill to "unpublish" the story, which was reported by Chicago-based The Center Square.

Cahill's request related to a straightforward account about a new state office dedicated to the future of labor.

He didn't ask for a correction. But some editors and industry watchers say the request crossed a line separating the news media and government.