|NMU||COLORADO||Newsgathering||Jan 31, 2002|
Reporter accused of bias keeps press pass
- Colorado broadcast group refuses to take credentials away from television news journalist accused of snooping on Republican legislators for the Democratic Party.
The Colorado Broadcasters Association decided to take no action against a free-lance broadcast journalist accused of being an “operative” working for the Democrats, following a 30-minute meeting on Jan. 30.
Jim Rettew, who has worked for the Democratic Party in the past, vehemently denied that he was “spying” on local Republican legislators.
Rettew, founder of the Colorado Regional Report, a non-profit organization that covers state legislative events for television stations in rural Colorado, will be allowed to keep his press credentials.
[Editor’s note: See clarification in linked story below.]
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