Media critic says Tipton, Perlmutter are on solid ground ethically

Media critic Jason Salzman this week calls out The Denver Post for casting aspersions on Congressmen Ed Perlmutter and Scott Tipton for having investments in businesses or industries that might be affected by committees the two congressmen sit on.

In his column, Salzman writes that The Post gives too much play to a comment from an ethics watchdog while not giving equal play to comments that neither Tipton nor Perlmutter had actually done anything wrong.

“Jason Salzman got it right — Congressman Perlmutter acted ethically according to House Ethics Rules,” said Leslie Oliver, spokesperson for Perlmutter.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.