The attack ads against Darrell Watson (which used to be here, here, and here) are now gone. One of the original authors has vanished, and another removed his/her two postings.
Denver voters will be thankful for the ads' removal from the campaign, as they were Shakespearean in their presence: "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." The original Denver Post story was obnoxious from the start, and clearly demeaning of the public interest.
Yet the story had legs, and appeared on several Internet sites, including Denver Politics. The prominence of the attack ads got another boost earlier today when a Westword article discussed the issue. Yet as soon as the ads gained the spotlight, they vanished, begging the question: why?
Did the author have a change of heart?
Were they removed at the threat of litigation?
Or were did another candidate in Council District 8 lose nerve, and order them removed because they feared being exposed for such extraordinarily negative politics?
I'm thankful they're gone, but the story behind this disappearance removal seems potentially more revelatory than ever existed in the original story itself.