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TV Reporter Looks Forward to New Job Where People Pay Like Politics More

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Eli Stokols, who came to Denver as a general assignment reporter in 2005, is leaving KDVR Fox 31 Tuesday as one of the state's top political reporters. He also became a Fox 31 anchor, launched his own public-policy TV show, and wrote nonstop on multiple platforms.

Colorado Springs Lawmaker Endorses Comparing Planned Parenthood to ISIS

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, who last year suggested that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis would "join ISIS in beheading Christians," has said he's "very proud" of South Dakota State Rep. Isaac Latterell, who last month wrote a blog post comparing Planned Parenthood to the Islamic State.

Denver TV Reporter Mindlessly Attacks Obama (AUDIO)

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

To my way of thinking, Fox 31 Denver reporter Julie Hayden's repeated comments that Obama "doesn't love" America, doesn't even "like America," and in fact has "disdain" and "contempt" for our country, fall into the extreme/rude/bombastic category. And Hayden shouldn't be covering any story related to Obama, federal political issues, or, to be safe, any partisan political topic.

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.

Fact Check: Gardner Opposes Dream Act and Blocked Immigration Reform

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado senatorial candidate Rep. Cory Gardner continues to misrepresent his record on immigration, and reporters have failed to call him out on it. ...

Colbert Skewers Gardner's Personhood Falsehood

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Many local journalists have done the right thing, journalism-wise, in trying to hold Gardner accountable and to expose the brazen falsehoods that Gardner been repeating about the Life at Conception Act.

Explaining Gardner's Mysterious Personhood Hypocrisy

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Can Gardner, who's running against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, win with a there-is-no-federal-personhood-bill strategy? Or will a new crop of questions that should be asked by reporters force him articulate an actual factual explanation?

Questions about Gardner's Personhood Hypocrisy

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Fox 31 political reporter Eli Stokols tried hard last week to extract an explanation from senatorial candidate Cory Gardner for his decision to withd...

Personhood to Personhood Combat in Fox 31 Interview

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an explosive interview broadcast Sunday, Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner told Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols four times that a federal "personhood" bill does not exist, even though Gardner cosponsored such a bill just last year.

In Teaser for Sunday Show, Stokols Presses Gardner for Explanation of Personhood Hypocrisy

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Fox 31 Denver is teasing interview with Cory Gardner to be broadcast at 9 a.m. Sunday on reporter Eli Stokols' "#COPolitics from the Source."

Dreamers Left Spinning in Coffman's Immigration Dance

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In interviews aired over the weekend, Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols tried hard to clarify Rep. Mike Coffman's squirrelly positions on immigration reform...

How Coffman's Obstructionism in Congress Has Hurt Vets

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In responding to media reports, led by the Aurora Sentinel, that he voted against funds to reduce delays at Veterans Administration hospitals, Rep. Mi...

Reporters Shouldn't Tolerate Coffman's Immigration Platitudes Anymore

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols reported this morning that Rep. Mike Coffman will stage a press conference today calling on his Republican colleagues in t...

Do You Still Oppose Abortion, Even for Rape or Incest?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Media outlets are reporting that Rep. Mike Coffman has joined Rep. Cory Gardner in withdrawing his support of the personhood amendment, which would ban all abortion, but, strangely, reporters aren't asking the logical follow-up question: What is your position on abortion?

Fewer Political Reporters at Denver Post Points to Decline in Colorado Journalism

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You hear complaints about The Denver Post's reduced coverage of politics, but the newspaper still has more political reporters than any other news out...

Fairness and Balance, "Butt-Boy" Style!

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

State Sen. Bernie Herpin (R-Colorado Springs) surprised me last week when he thanked right-wing talk-radio host Peter Boyles for being "fair and balan...

Don't Miss Fox 31 Denver's Series on Obamacare

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.02.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Proving again why he's become the face of political journalism in Colorado, Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols has produced, with Thomas Hendrick, a week-long series, called "Prescription for Change," that beautifully illuminates the myths, pitfalls and benefits of Obamacare.

Stokols Becoming the Face of Political Journalism on Local TV News

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What Fox 31 is doing, dedicating a reporter to the political beat and airing stories most nights, is turning heads because it's just not done much anywhere by local TV news, much less in Denver.