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The old adage about not believing everything you read goes double for comments placed on blogs. Today's example: An item attributed to "Buster," which popped up on a piece entitled, "Denver Post Chairman and MediaNews Group CEO Dean Singleton Responds to This Week's Message Column." It reads:

Every time Mikey writes about the Rocky, he amazingly neglects to disclose an elephant-sized conflict of interest. It's only natural that when more than half of one's household income comes from or came from the RMN, one's bias comes through loud and clear.

Presumably, Buster is suggesting that I'm prejudiced in the Rocky's favor because my wife was once on the tabloid's staff -- which would be a good point if it was true. In fact, my wife is a principal at a school in the Archdiocese of Denver system, as I've written a number of times in this space, including in an August 2008 blog about our attempt to get tickets to see Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. On the plus side, though, she had an elephant-sized laugh when I told her about the rumor. Thanks, Buster.

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