Denver Post quietly discloses columnist is married to Democrat congressional candidate

By Matt Connelly
Denver Post quietly discloses columnist is married to Democrat congressional candidate

Congressman Ed Perlmutter announced his retirement from Congress on January 10th 2022 and state Senator Brittany Pettersen magically had her campaign announcement and website ready to launch the following day, January 11th, 2022. 
 
In the time since Pettersen’s congressional announcement, her husband Ian Silverii continued to publish his radical political column at the Denver Post with no disclosure that he was married to Pettersen for over two months. 
 
A review of Silverii’s columns on the Denver Post website show it wasn’t until March 25, 2022 that the Denver Post quietly decided to disclose that Silverii is in fact married to a Democrat running in one of Colorado’s top political races in 2022. 
 
In that disclosure, the Denver Post spelled Pettersen’s last name wrong:

The Denver Post also quietly disclosed Silverii’s relationship to Pettersen in a column today, but has not commented any further on their relationship with one of Colorado’s most radical activists beyond the discreet disclosure. 
 
It’s unclear how the Denver Post will manage such a clear conflict of interest as the November election gets closer and the incentive for Silverii to use his position at the Denver Post for personal gain intensifies. 


About the Author:

Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado and Campfire Media. Campfire Media has consulted for Tim Reichert for Congress.