Monday, April 25, 2011

Gazette Hammers Deceptive Ad

Congratulations to Colorado Springs Gazette editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen for a tough editorial taking on the advertising in the Colorado Springs’ run off mayoral election.

Colorado Springs first mayoral election after creating a new strong mayor position, at least partially modeled after Denver’s system, pits a rare Colorado Springs liberal Richard Skorman against a more conventional conservative businessman. Skorman, in a preemptive attack, runs an ad claiming Steve Bach is a developer responsible for all the evils liberals and environmentalists dislike.

Laugesen believes it is a distortion and hammers it. Skorman writes a response effectively making his case. Whether the editorial restrains the next wave of campaign advertising remains to be seen.

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