Editor who posted editorial on blog without permission fired

This April 21, 2018, photo shows the front page of the Perspective section of The Denver Post from Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Denver. The Post's cry for help in the form of an editorial pleading for new ownership resonated nationally. Its owner is called Digital First Media. It is controlled by a New York-based Hedge Fund known as Alden Global Capital. It has made deep cuts in several newspapers across the country. The Post's editorial has also led Colorado business, government and philanthropic leaders to start discussing if they could buy the Post or start an alternative publication to take its place. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- An editor at The Daily Camera who published a critical editorial about the newspaper's hedge fund owners without the publisher's permission has been fired.

Dave Krieger tweeted Wednesday night that he was fired earlier in the day, though he didn't say why.

The editorial page editor posted the piece on a blog April 14 after he said the newspaper's publisher rejected it. It criticized cuts made by Alden Global Capital . Alden owns a controlling interest in Digital First Media, which owns numerous newspapers including The Denver Post and The Camera.

The Post recently published an editorial headlined "As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved," calling for the paper to be sold. Editorial Page Editor Chuck Plunkett didn't inform the newspaper's editor or owners of his intentions.