Carolyn Cathey
  Carolyn Cathey delivers a letter from Daily Kos and 43,000 signatures to KRDO-TV.
Photo by ProgressNow Colorado


Friday, September 6, 2013
CONTACT: Amy Runyon-Harms, Executive Director at [email protected]

COLORADO SPRINGS: Today, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, joined with the Daily Kos progressive community to call for Southern Colorado television station KRDO-TV to drop its affiliation with thePueblo Chieftainnewspaper. This comes after thePueblo Chieftain’smanagement was exposed by ProgressNow Colorado as undisclosed backers of the recall attempt against Senator Angela Giron.

ProgressNow Colorado members delivered a petition signed by over 43,000 people asking for KRDO-TV to drop its affiliation with the Chieftain.

The Pueblo Chieftain has abdicated its responsibility as an unbiased newspaper in the Colorado state Senate recalls,” said Chris Bowers of Daily Kos in a letter to KRDO-TV, “with the General Manager threatening state Sen. Angela Giron before the gun vote—and three top staffers signing the recall petition.”

“Voters in Southern Colorado deserve better than blatantly misleading and biased news coverage,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. “If they can’t get it from the Pueblo Chieftain, they should at least be able to trust an ABC News television station. KRDO needs to cut ties with the Chieftain for the sake of their own credibility.”

“As a resident of Southern Colorado during these wasteful recall elections, I believe it’s more important than ever that the truth gets out to voters under siege by campaign mailers and deceptive television ads,” said Carolyn Cathey, a ProgressNow Colorado member and volunteer who delivered the petition to KRDO’s office today. “The revelations about the Pueblo Chieftain’sbias are deeply concerning to all of us who rely on our local media for the information we need. KRDO needs to do the right thing and sever ties with the Chieftain.”




Carolyn Cathey
Carolyn Cathey delivers a letter and 43,000 signatures to KRDO-TV asking the station to sever ties with the Pueblo Chieftain.
Photo by ProgressNow Colorado