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.
"Their jobs didn't require source building, or other pieces of journalism that are more difficult. It was database work. And at the end, the experienced political journalist had to decide what to call the ad. Was it true? Exaggerated?"
One of the more memorable ads this election is the House Majority PAC's attack on Coffman for opposing embryonic stem cell research. In its Truth Test on this topic, 9News should have said more about the ramifications of Coffman's position.
Compared to the 2010 election in Colorado, this one has been mostly a snoozer, journalistically. Still, reporters have turned out some excellent work this time around, and I've listed my favorite reporting below.
Colorado news outlets are reporting that Mitt Romney won last night's debate, but we all know it's the undecided voters who count, and news stories about undecided voters in CO showed that they mostly weren't swayed by the debate one way or the other.
Mike Coffman thinks he's being unfairly targeted for his birther comments. As if it's unfair for journalists to simply want to talk to him about it? What's a reporter to do when he will only take questions from conservative talk-radio hosts?
Last month, after Representative Mike Coffman said he didn't know whether President Obama was an American. But the Congressman, who is usually willing to talk about anything, won't return KNUS morning show host Steve Kelley's phone calls,
Mike Coffman has opposed abortion even in the case of rape and incest going back to at least 2008, according to the Colorado Right to Life website. But he has yet to comment this election cycle on his abortion stance or on this year's personhood measure.
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?