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Entries by Jason Salzman from 06/2010

McInnis Flip on Springs Water Issue May Explain Silence on His Hasan Water Articles

| Posted 06.11.2010 | Denver

The simple reason for McInnis' apparent refusal to produce his water opus might be the fact that these issues are so mind-bogglingly sensitive that he feels he has nothing to gain politically by exposing more of his thinking on the topic.

Reporters Should Query Major GOP Candidates on Proposed Education Cuts

| Posted 06.15.2010 | Denver

Reporters should clarify Scott McInnis' position on education cuts. Asked if there were any "Colorado boards" he would eliminate, McInnis replied, "You could look at the Department of Education."

Foundation Paid McInnis $300,000 to Write and Speak, Not $150,000; 12 Water Articles Released

| Posted 06.15.2010 | Denver

Over the weekend, The Hasan Family Foundation posted a series of articles on its website called "Musings on Water." Guess who's listed as the author? Yup, Scott McInnis.

Reporters Should Quote McInnis Statement That His $300K Hasan Fellowship Was "Sweet"

| Posted 06.16.2010 | Denver

Reporters have yet to interview Scott McInnis directly about his two-year, $300,000 fellowship from the Hasan Family Foundation.

Hypocritcal Talk Radio Hosts Trash Journalism at Their Own Peril

| Posted 06.17.2010 | Denver

if you listen for more than a few minutes to a conservative talk show, you inevitably hear the host slamming journalism, not just The Denver Post or a specific story, but journalism in general.

Petroleum Club and McInnis Disagree on Canceled News Conference

| Posted 06.23.2010 | Denver

Journalists should tell us when a political candidate doesn't show up for a scheduled news conference, and they should try to find out if the explanation given for the absence is accurate.

If Norton Wants to Talk Military Strategy, Ask Her About Defense Cuts

| Posted 06.25.2010 | Denver

Even with U.S. wars raging in Iraq and Afghanistan, I was surprised U.S. Senate candidate Jane Norton dropped the old Democrats-are-weak-on-defense bomb into the Colorado Senate campaign.

What About the Substance of the McInnis Water Articles?

| Posted 06.30.2010 | Denver

Despite some great work by columnists and bloggers, we need more serious news analysis of the substance of the McInnis water writings.