Family-Owned Colorado Paper Threatens State Legislator With Lawsuit

When a Republican lawmaker in Colorado recently called his hometown newspaper “fake news,” the family-owned Grand Junction Daily Sentinel didn’t let it go unchallenged.

On Saturday, the paper’s publisher, Jay Seaton, wrote a pointed column taking the state senator, Ray Scott, to task over the allegation.

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  • February 16, 2017 at 10:14 am

    It is notable that the Colorado businessman used his official office to libel a newspaper for their effort to obtain public records in digitial formats. Colorado and New Mexico are among the few states that outlaw digital distribution of public records. That means reporters cannot use digital data tools at analyze public records. If the former energy company official were concerned about fake news, or innacuracy in news content, maybe he would push forward the bill in question so that Colorado constituents could crunch the numbers in public records rather than listening to the slander that spews from the mouths of small-government advocates who collect big-government paychecks.


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