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Not Quite Going "All Howard Beale," But Reporter Slams "Silent Treatment" By Romney

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When political candidates like Mitt Romney slide into Colorado, take questions from friendly talk-show hosts, and slide away, journalists should call them out on it.

"Feasting on Junk Info": Media in the Internet Age

Robert Schwab | Posted 04.08.2012 | Denver
Robert Schwab

"When you click on the computer, remember that clicks have consequences," Clay Johnson wrote in the L.A. Times. And he's more than right.

Congressman Was for Tax Cut Before He Was Against It

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If a year-long payroll tax cut was so important to Rep. Gardner, if he felt so passionately about it that he would risk passage of any bill, even one supported by Senate Republicans, why didn't we hear about it the week before the vote?

Denver News Outlets Lie There as Gardner, Gessler, And Whitman Abuse them

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When a public figure attacks the news media, reporters should see it as an opportunity to help people understand what journalists do. I mean, if journalists don't defend themselves, who will?

David Moye

Cocktail Made From Dead Man's Toe Brings Father And Son Together (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 01.03.2012 | Weird News

Fathers and sons traditionally bond over a shared experience -- hunting, fishing, playing catch -- but it's highly unusual for that familial moment to...

The Entertainment Value of Occupying Wall Street

Robert Schwab | Posted 12.11.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

If you have any sympathy at all for the occupiers' cause... er causes... at first blush you would think John Hendrickson's piece in the Denver Post was a 1960s parent's cynical take on hippies.

Bank Failures Reflect Badly on Colorado

Robert Schwab | Posted 11.19.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Colorado's bank failures in the first years of this century will reflect badly on the state for some time to come. But you don't hear many calls for crackdowns on the fast-money track records of the failed banks.

The Highlands and Harlem: Has Pollyanna Been Displaced by Gentrification?

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 10.17.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

Wouldn't it be more moral, more satisfying if the definition of gentrification could embrace people along with physical locations?

American Children Receiving Less Money From Tooth Fairy: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

It looks like American businesses aren't the only ones hoarding cash these days. According to a survey recently released by Visa, so is the fabled Too...

Excuse Me Republicans, But How Will You Pay for That?

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporter Tim Hoover received House Speaker McNulty's good news about the end of the "tough budget" era, allowing seniors to enjoy a tax break on property taxes. And so he asked McNulty how he'd adjust the state budget to pay for it.

Media Salad: Tossed Into Business

Robert Schwab | Posted 09.12.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Christine Tatum, like many reporters who have fallen out of the news business, has created a new model for journalism based on the skills she learned as a reporter, which she is now taking to market as a business owner.

Denver Pays Tribute to Bill Hosokawa, A Japanese American Leader

Gil Asakawa | Posted 09.10.2011 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Hosokawa was well-known nationally as one of the foundations of the Japanese American community's national history. He's also remembered in Colorado, and not just by Japanese Americans.

Pot Legalization Effort Begins Today In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.06.2011 | Denver

Pot activists are aiming for full legalization of marijuana in Colorado and the fight begins today in Denver. Supporters of legal recreational-use...

As Western Papers Suffer, D.C. Bureaus Die Out

High Country News | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver

The Washington, D.C., office of the Salt Lake Tribune's Thomas Burr and Matt Canham resembles most newsrooms. A few pieces of art cling haphazardly to...

Channel 4 Takes High Road and Doesn't Air Any Hancock-Prostitute Stories

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

So far, no credible evidence has emerged proving that Michael Hancock was a client of a prostitution outfit. Marching to the tune of journalistic integrity, Denver's Channel 4 has yet to air a story about it.

Denver Post Editor: Hancock Prostitution Story Is "Different"

The Denver Post | Gregory L. Moore | Posted 08.20.2011 | Denver

The Michael Hancock story of the last two weeks has opened a fascinating window on the sometimes complicated business of journalism. Some have excori...

Post Buries News That Hancock Phone in Use During Some Possible Prostitution Appointments

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The mainstream media, like the Denver Post, which hyped this rotten story unfairly, should back off of this drama now and stop the strange front-page play that it's been giving it.

UPDATE: Hancock Releases MORE Cell Phone Records, Still No Brothel Link

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.15.2011 | Denver

Despite originally deciding not to release his personal cell phone records over the weekend, Denver Mayor-Elect Michael Hancock has shared his persona...

Tipton Not Consistent About Date Daughter Started Government Relations Job

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.02.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a radio interview, hosts Rob Douglas and Cari Hermancinski grilled Rep. Scott Tipton about his daughter's job with a tech company whose licensed products are sold to congressional offices.

Among Friends on Radio, McInnis Says He Has "Complete Vindication" but "Just a Little Too Late"

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why did McInnis wait until it was too late? Why didn't he release the emails that allegedly instructed Rolly Fischer not to plagiarize? That's the question everyone's been asking, and Rick Wagner didn't ask it.

McInnis Cleared of Dishonest Lawyer Conduct, But Questionable Politician Conduct Still a Problem

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The investigation cleans up Scott McInnis a bit, but it doesn't clear his name, unless you believe throwing people under buses is a good idea.

Billionaire Wins Wikipedia Defamation Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.09.2011 | Technology

Most comment trolls don't think they'll ever have to show their faces to the people they insult. But Louis Bacon, an American billionaire hedge fund m...

Former CO supporters of Romney have differing views on whether to support him now

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.12.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who launched his presidential exploratory committee yesterday, would be President now, if the Colorado GOP had its way...

Romer Gets Denver Post Endorsement

Posted 06.01.2011 | Denver

The Denver Post editorial board endorsed Chris Romer's candidacy for Denver Mayor on Friday, praising the former State Senator's "intellect and comman...

Why We Cancelled All the Newspapers

Bob Wells | Posted 05.29.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

The papers were only getting a quick glance at the headlines and a few paragraphs on the front page and the local news section front. The rest was just a pile of dead tree branches.