For a minute there, it looked like the Denver media remembered how to do their job and actually acknowledged a story about their buddy Tay Anderson that would not garner glittering headlines of praise for the controversial Denver school board director.
The media grudgingly reported charges of sexual assault made by several women through Black Lives Matter 5280 when Anderson held a press conference to rebuff the claims more than a week ago.
Since then we’ve heard nothing crickets.
Anderson has been silent on Twitter for 10 days, which has got to be a record. That’s like three years in Tay Twitter time.
Last we heard, Anderson said he would welcome an official investigation by the police or Denver Public Schools.
It remains a mystery why Anderson thinks the school system would investigate sexual assault allegations that presumably did not occur on school property or involve school personnel.
Are the media actually doing their own investigative work?
The media seems to have just walked away from the story, which is how they treat every outrageous situation created by Anderson whether it’s a slip and fall during a homeless protest and accusations police pushed him, creating a scene in a hospital, cussing police over a bullhorn, or collapsing in Target.
KNUS’s Jimmy Sengenberger writes about the Denver media’s failure to follow an Anderson-centered story to its conclusion in this op/ed.
“ … Anderson is no mere “high profile” figure who just so happens to have “participation in various matters” of significance. He is an at-large school board member in Colorado’s largest city, where he is a well-known and influential leader — not just participant — in a substantial social movement. A leading chapter within that movement is behind the initial allegation. Those facts are not insignificant, nor can they be overlooked.
Moreover, while the sexual assault claims are currently undetailed, Anderson’s pattern of behavior suggests due cause for investigation and coverage. No matter how many times he insists he’s “not above the law,” Anderson seems to think he’s above a lot of things.
Sengenberger says he hopes the media will start a new trend and provide more balanced coverage of Anderson’s antics.
They could start with covering this story to its conclusion, for once.