Scott McInnis, Rolly Fischer and the more dubious part of the Denver Post scoop

For the past three days, the Denver Post has run big stories about guv wannabe Scott McInnis. Day one's offering, about apparent McInnis plagiarism in lousy water articles, was a slam dunk -- and likely dooms his campaign, with even the likes of Dan Caplis turning against him. But day two's effort hasn't held up nearly as well, leading to a curious day three hybrid combining an exclusive TV interview with McInnis researcher Rolly Fischer and a defense of the previous day's piece.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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