Denver Reporter Rants About ‘Lamestream Media’ Label

By Kevin Eck 

KUSA investigative reporter Chris Vanderveen wrote up a self-described rant taking on viewers who, he says, think he’s anything but an ethical journalist.

“I could tell you you’re wrong,” writes Vanderveen. “But you wouldn’t believe it. Not when every radio host, internet commentator, and friend of friend has tried to convince you they know better.”

I would prefer, on occasion, [if] we investigated a little more, asked better questions, and dug a little deeper. We fail, just like everyone else fails, we just frequently do it when a lot of people are watching.


So go ahead, give me that label. Tell me you know how biased I am. Blame me for a politician’s inability to answer a tough question.

In my 20 years as a reporter, I might not have learned much, but I’ve certainly learned the nation’s ills are the byproduct of something much more complicated than the headlines in the lamestream media you profess to hate so much.

Of course, you probably don’t want to hear that right now.

Not when you can call me a silly name and leave it at that. Here’s the thing that’ll really gnaw at you, however.

You’ll never guess who I have supported in the years that followed the first vote I ever cast as an 18-year old idealist at the University of Colorado.


And I’d prefer to keep it that way.

Because I’m a journalist. And for some silly reason I think we still have a role in this crazy world.

But who am I to say?