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I'm Not Talking to You, Denver Post

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.21.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a journalist, this is the kind of  irony that makes you want to jump into the raging Platte River: Colorado's Treasurer Walker Stapleton is trashing a Denver Post article as "completely misleading," even though Stapleton refused an interview request.

Business Owner Offering Discount for White People Is Republican Candidate in Colorado

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The co-owner of a barbecue joint that will give "white Americans" a discount is an active Republican candidate for the Colorado State House. The story about the discount for white people has gone viral nationally. But news outlets haven't reported Antillon's connection to the Republican Party.

Best Reporting on Colorado Legislature This Year

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Below, I've listed some of my favorite reporting about Colorado's legislative session that ended Wednesday.

Who's the Guy Who Tried to Order a Cake With 'Homosexuality Is a Detestable Sin' on It?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It turns out that Bill Jack, the man who placed this cake order, is also a sometime talk-show host. I would describe Jack as a deeply religious individual who feels so besieged and alienated by normal life in America that he's had to carve out an extreme path to function in everyday society. His path has an internal logic to it, but to the rest of us, it can be hateful and discriminatory.

Longmont Killer Already Faces Life Sentence

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

At the heart of Thursday's Denver Post editorial supporting a personhood bill introduced by State Sen. Bill Cadman is the argument that Colorado needs a new law to penalize people like Dynel Lane, who faces over 100 years in prison for cutting Michelle Wilkins's fetus from her womb.

Departing Denver Post Writer Worries That Journalism Is Becoming a 'Low-Wage Profession'

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Alicia Caldwell ended a 12-year run at The Denver Post Tuesday when she left the newspaper for a job as communications director for the Colorado Department of Human Services. Before her departure from the Post last week, Caldwell answered a few questions via email about journalism, the Post, and her new job.

Let's Appreciate the Post's Coverage of City Council Races--While We Can

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

God love The Denver Post for actually factually covering Denver's city council races with a little bit of breadth and a little bit of depth.

Denver Post Closes Western Slope Bureau

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Another in a string of highly regarded journalists to leave The Denver Post in the last few years, Nancy Lofholm walked away from the newspaper Feb. 6, after The Post closed its Western Slope bureau, which Lofholm directed.

Where's the Gun Ban Predicted by Republicans?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.04.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

ColoradoPols did us a favor yesterday by trotting out some of the ridiculous misinformation delivered by opponents of gun-safety laws when Democrats passed those laws in 2013. And Pols pleaded with local reporters to correct such falsehoods if they pop up this year.

'I Don't Owe People Who Are Here Illegally Anything'

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The headline is a quote from Republican Rep. Ken Buck, making us proud just hours before he was sworn in today as a U.S. Representative from Colorado.

Former Denver Post Editor Dead At 91

AP | Posted 01.19.2015 | Media

DENVER (AP) — William H. Hornby, a former managing editor, executive editor and vice president at The Denver Post, has died. He was 91. ...

Denver Post Deflects War-on-Christmas Attack

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In its annual "Friend or Foe of Christmas" campaign, the Liberty Counsel, a right-wing Florida-based organization, is targeting The Denver Post for allegedly banning newspaper carriers from writing "Marry Christmas" on holiday cards that they give to newspaper subscribers.

Journalists Discuss Difficulty in Breaking Candidates From Scripted Lines

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I thought local journalists could have at least tried to break the campaign script more often during the last election. And even if they didn't break it completely, they could have spotlighted candidates' manipulative or repetitive talking points more clearly for voters.

Newspapers Overwhelmingly Oppose Amendment 67

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Eighteen newspapers across Colorado are urging readers to vote no on the "personhood" measure on Colorado's ballot, Amendment 67. "We are pleased by...

What if Officials Decide Coffman's English-Spanish Dictionary Idea Is Better?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If Coffman truly believes that Spanish-language ballots should be provided to those voters who need them, he'd support the requirement to do so in the Voting Rights Act, despite the cost.

It's October, and Newspaper Leaves Are Changing From Blue to Red

Bob Seay | Posted 12.22.2014 | Denver
Bob Seay

The Denver Post, in their opinion columns and in the inevitable spin of their news reporting, has supported reproductive choice, a living wage, and ma...

Newspaper's 'Asinine' Endorsement Of Republican Cory Gardner

Salon | Luke Brinker | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

The Denver Post threw its support behind Colorado GOP Senate nominee Cory Gardner on Friday, hailing the congressman – who boasts a more conservativ...

Gardner Hates Journalism, Unless He Benefits From It

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

As Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner was tweeting about how 'honored and humbled' he was, I thought I'd point back to a few of the many times he's trashed the news media with sweeping, unsupported accusations of bias.

Republican Gets Major Newspaper Endorsement In Tossup Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

In what could be a big boost to his Senate bid, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) received the Denver Post editorial board's endorsement Friday in a race th...

Beauprez Feels Your Fear of U.S. Government Attack on You

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Beauprez has shown a "tendency in recent years to voice support for the fringe issue du jour on the right, whether it's northern Colorado secession or repeal of the 17th Amendment permitting the direct election of senators." I just found yet another instance of Beauprez voicing "support for the fringe issue du jour on the right."

Beauprez Says his Opposition to All Abortion Is Irrelevant. Not

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I don't envy reporters who are trying to uncover the logic in Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's decision to withdraw his support for p...

Like Sex And Weed? Then This Is Your Dream Job.

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media

Do you like sex and marijuana? Well then this job is for you. Last week, The Denver Post's marijuana news site The Cannabist posted what may be th...

Digital First Media To Consider Sale

AP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspaper company Digital First Media said Friday that it is exploring strategic options, which could include a sale of the company ...

Beauprez Says Tea Party "Uprising" Is "Healthiest Thing" He's Seen in Long Time

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Remember this Denver Post headline, after the June 24 Republican primary: "In Bob Beauprez, Colorado GOP goes with mainstream contender." I rolled my...

Gardner bill "strikes at the heart of Roe v. Wade"

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.27.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's spokespeople are saying that a federal personhood bill cosponsored by Garder and called the Life at Conception Act...