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Talk-radio Hosts Broadcast From Denver, But Where Do Their Hearts Reside?

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you live in Denver or send your kid to public school or get involved in our community in even the most limited way, you probably know families who will benefit from Obama's announcement to stop the deportation of some undocumented immigrants with family ties to our country.

Dumping Immigrant Kids for Political Revenge?

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Undocumented children are literally dying along the U.S. border, in the desert, and Denver radio-host Mike Rosen and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez are accusing Obama of dumping undocumented kids in Arizona.

Dumping the Poor Off Obamacare

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez doubled down on his total and complete opposition to Obamacare last week, saying the law's core plan to expand healthcare coverage under Medicaid is a path to "ruin."

Rosen Joins Hands With Coffman and Puts Head in Sand on Global Warming

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.17.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post's Mike Rosen doesn't try to defend Rep. Coffman for being the climate-change denier that the ad accurately says he is. Instead, Rosen holds hands with Coffman and questions whether humans are causing climate change.

Still Waiting to Hear More About Coffman's Radical Environmentalists

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Coffman is saying that, in the case of global-warming grants, science is being manipulated, and not just in subtle way, but by extremists. He's attacking science.

Coffman Thinks 'Radical Environmentalists' Control A Lot of Global Warming Research

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rosen said on-air that he and Coffman are "friends," and Rosen admitted that he's "biased" toward Coffman. It showed in this interview; that's for sure. I'd like to think Rosen could do better.

"If You're a Guy, and You Throw the Word 'Legitimate' in Front of Rape, You're in Trouble"

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What would've been the proper adjective for Akin to use to modify the word "rape?" Do other crimes need modifiers too now? Actual murder? Actual burglary? Actual theft? We need the word "actual" to distinguish these crimes from the fake ones?

That's Not a Right-Wing Talk-Radio Host You Hear. It's Our Sec. of State!

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Do you really want your secretary of state to dismiss a historically legitimate concern about voter intimidation by accusing Democrats of cynically riling up their base?

Rosen Shouldn't Slam 9News for Its "Coffman's Birther Moment" Headline

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.02.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Just when you thought birthers were running away from their inner birtherness, a new birther jumps out of the closet on the op-ed pages of The Denver Post.

TV Critic's Memoir Chronicles Newspaper Era That Seems Like Ancient History, But It Wasn't Long Ago

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

No matter what you thought of Dusty Saunders during his 54 years at the Rocky Mountain News, it's hard not to love him after reading his memoir, which came out late last year.

GOP Partisans Overwhelm Democrats in Denver Media

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Whatever the reason, there's obviously a partisan commentator gap out there in the Denver media.

Leading Republican Says Dem Bill to Help Kids Afford College Intended to "Rile" Up Hispanics to Get their Votes

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rile 'em up? As if the Hispanics are like children who should be winding down before bedtime? Yes, Hispanics are upset, and rightly so.

Should Elected Leaders Talk to All Journalists, Even Rabid Ones?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With the major media in decline, and more small outlets lining up along ideological lines, many people are less likely to hear from elected officials they disagree with.

Undocumented Kids Have No Legal Right to Grade-School Education, Colorado Attorney General Says

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.13.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

No one should let Colorado's top-dog lawyer trash the Supreme Court's 1982 decision giving undocumented kids the right to a grade school without any discussion or scrutiny whatsoever.

Should We Ignore the Righty Talk-Radio Hosts in Our Own Back Yard?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Limbaugh hit a nerve last week, but Rush-like comments aren't uncommon from radio hosts in Colorado, too. Should the major media ignore them, given the tiny audiences (mostly) who listen?

Coffman: Obama "Probably Won't Admit" to Reading U.S. Constitution

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I've been thinking that journalists should add a "civility" beat to their shrinking offerings. At least they should give a little extra air or ink (literal and digital) to challenge politicians when they hit below the belt.

Romney Avoids Reporters But Appears on Conservative Radio

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.07.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Romney apparently isn't making himself available to real journalists in Colorado, in advance of Tuesday's GOP caucus, but he called into conservative talk-radio shows across the state Friday, where he found a copacetic environment.

Callers and Guests Sorely Missed at "Battle of Talk Show Hosts" event

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'd expect to get plenty of meaninglessness from a two-hour event featuring 10 yappers skilled at yapping. How could a panel of 10 normal people converse intelligently in such a setting, much less 10 talk-radio hosts?

Douglas County School Board: You're Too Late

Posted 09.24.2011 | Denver

State education officials and the Douglas County School District filed a motion last Friday asking the court to allow them to carry out their pilot vo...

Foster Care for Kids Whose Parents Won't Pay More to Take Them to the Doctor?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last week, state Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray) got on conservative radio and said parents of poor kids should pay more for their children's state-subsidized medical care.

WATCH: Rosen Claims 'Worst Person' Title For Comment On NYC Islamic Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Monday, Denver Post Columnist Mike Rosen earned the dubious distinction of 'Worst Person in the World' on Keith Olbermann's MSNBC show. Rosen ea...

Denver Radio Host Mike Rosen Pushes for Terrorist Attack on Islamic Center Built in Lower Manhattan

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

During a question about whether an Islamic Center should be allowed to be built in Lower Manhattan, Rosen said that if one is built, he supports terrorists blowing it up.

After criticism, radio hosts Rosen and Pfaff address McInnis lapses

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Some say I'm beating my head against the church wall by critiquing conservative talk radio, no matter how reasonable my criticism is. But KOA's Mike Rosen and KLZ's Jim Pfaff, both conservative radio hosts, recently responded on the air to issues raised in this blog.

Anti-Ward Churchill Talk Show Hosts Disagree on McInnis

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It seems like an age has gone by since the Denver media, gamely led by the bygone Rocky Mountain News, was in full-bore media frenzy over a CU professor named Ward Churchill.

Eco-nomics Comes Out of the Closet

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Mike Rosen has an interesting column in The Denver Post, which shines a welcome light on the economic underpinnings of the environmental movement.