Republican Walker Stapleton answered my questions as he left oil and gas conference.
This is what Congressman Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee, did — he walked away and didn’t acknowledge my questions. #copolitics #coleg #COGov pic.twitter.com/Mb1Vaj51Id — John Frank ☀️ (@ByJohnFrank) August 22, 2018
John Frank, Denver Post ex-patriot, is now a political reporter for The Colorado Sun.
Although the new publication, which is filled with former ex-Posties, is not up and running, they are still delivering news through daily newsletters.
Looks like Frank’s article won’t include comment from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis. Some posters on Frank’s tweet defended Polis for walking away while talking on the phone.
But as Frank pointed out, the magical phone call didn’t occur until he approached Polis.
Frank notes this is a popular move by politicians avoiding questions from reporters.
And honestly, who among us hasn’t pulled this same stunt to avoid someone?
The difference is, we mere mortals are not public servants whose job description include talking to reporters.
As a former journalist and aid to 3 US Senators this one incident tells me a lot about the character of these candidates. A good public servant answers a reporter’s questions when it’s a serious, respected reporter like Frank. https://t.co/OxIULnRi9O
— Paul Jacobson (@pjacobsonPR) August 22, 2018