Denver’s mayor sticks up for local paper: ‘It’s important for democracy’

The Denver Post has been tough on Mayor Michael Hancock.

The paper’s editorial staff said he’s guilty of an “incredible breach of public trust” after he admitted to sending lewd text messages to a female police detective assigned to protect him.

But now Hancock is arguing the Denver Post must be saved.

He is decrying years of job cuts that have forced The Post to scale back news coverage. He’s asking: “What can we do, as a government, to save The Denver Post?”

[Full story: CNN Money/Jackie Wattles]

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