Walker Stapleton walks back comment calling local media ‘phony,’ avoids Tancredo talk
Author: 9News - September 6, 2018 - Updated: September 7, 2018
Walker Stapleton’s spokesman says Stapleton was joking when he called local media “phony news organizations” over the weekend.
Stapleton was referring to Westword and the Colorado Independent, which first reported his comments.
The Stapleton team says it was a joke and that the Republican candidate for governor has a “demonstrated track record of respect for the press.”
Democrats are criticizing Stapleton for appearing at the event with his ally Tom Tancredo — the former congressman who got into the race for governor briefly in order to defend white nationalists.