What a nasty little hit piece Erik Maulbetsch wrote for the Colorado Times Recorder on U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s event Friday with the Colorado Hispanic Chamber.

One would think the chamber only cared about the same petty and partisan issues as the media since the story focused on a single question about President Trump’s now-infamous comments about using UV light, or alcohol as a disinfectant to treat the virus.

KBNO News Director Fernando Sergio asked: How do you rate the manner in which this administration has managed this crisis? I understand that we have never faced such a challenge in our modern history, but nevertheless the American people —I’d say more than less— are not very happy with what this White House is doing because of the information that comes out from Washington. It is very, very confusing, such as what the President stated yesterday.

We wholeheartedly agree, it is very confusing when the president asks a question that is completely blown out of proportion by the media and … hold on, this just in…


Oh, snap, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has signed an exclusive deal with a pharmaceutical firm to license an ultraviolet light that is brought inside the body to kill the coronavirus.

You’ve seen the three million memes, now read Trump’s wild comments in the context of last week’s White House briefing with a Homeland Security official who briefed reporters on UV light killing surface viruses, and experiments with bleach and isopropyl alcohol.

“I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or, or almost a cleaning?”

And then he turned to ultraviolet light.

“Question that probably some of you are thinking of if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting,” he said. “So supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light. And I think you said that hasn’t been checked but you’re going to test it. And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you’re gonna test that, too.”

Gardner did not answer the question with the nasty response Maulbetsch desired, so the reporter whined that Gardner only spent 31 seconds not criticizing Trump, then seemingly abruptly ended the event because of the question.

Turns out it was the final question of a 90-minute event, but the reporter didn’t bother putting that into context until the very last sentence of the editorial article.