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Misleading Anti-Obamcare Ad Ends Up Promoting Truth about Obamacare

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Sometimes a misleading political ad has the unintended consequence of creating a backlash of truthful information that runs counter to unsupported claims in the ad.

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.

Denver TV Station's Partnership With Denver University Should Be National Model for Local TV Stations

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

"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?"

Biplane From Another Planet

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You're feeling pretty good right now if you were one of the gun-rights activists who paid to have a biplane fly over the Colorado Capitol Monday carrying a banner: "Hick: Do Not Take our Guns."

Coffman's Opposition to Promising Medical Research Rooted in his Extreme Anti-Abortion Position

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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.

Coors Was Against Abortion, Even for Rape and Incest, Before He Was for It

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

How did Joe Coors come around to endorsing (and donating to) the personhood amendment? And even if he's not supporting the personhood amendment this time, why has his abortion position, changed?

A List of the Best Political Reporting in Colorado This Election Season

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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.

CO Media Say Mitt Won But News Stories on CO Undecided Voters Don't Support This

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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.

You Never Ducked Us, Congressman, but What About the Rest of the Media?

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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?

Radio Host to Congressman: "You're Not Coming on to...Pump Yourself Up"

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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,

"Weenie" or Hero? A Congressman's Twisted Birther Apology

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.18.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Mike Coffman's "apology" for saying President Obama isn't an American "in his heart" has turned into a multi-part series, with dark overtones, disappearances, repeat episodes, and passion.

Can Coffman Be Moderate and Oppose Abortion for Rape Victims?

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

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.

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.

Can Coffman, Who Supports Personhood and Calls Social Security a Ponzi Scheme, Have a Moderate Image?

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.18.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I'm tainted, I know, and possibly unable to fathom the mainstream image of Coffman, but my perception is that Coffman is pretty far to the right on the political spectrum, a far cry from a "moderate."

WATCH: 'Meet The Press' Host Says Colorado Vital To Obama In 2012

Posted 05.03.2012 | Denver

9News anchor Kyle Clark recently interviewed David Gregory, host of "Meet The Press," and asked him, among other things, about Colorado's "swing state...

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?

WATCH: Denver POLLice Asking Questions After Photo Radar Stories

Posted 12.05.2011 | Denver

Let's get the obvious out of the way first: nobody likes getting tickets from red light cameras. While cities such as Houston, which voted to turn th...

Why Do Some Local TV Stations Have Political Beat Reporters When Most Don't?

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you watch local TV news in different cities around the country, and I'm not suggesting you do so, you see that a small number of stations have political beat reporters, but most do not.

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.

An Interview with 9News' Adam Schrager

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I thought Schager's many admirers would like to know more about why he's leaving and his reflections about journalism and his job here as he departs.

Could DUI Pot Bill Lead To Wrongful Convictions?

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

With national polling showing that nearly one in every two Colorado voters supports ending marijuana prohibition, and an estimated 120,000 residents r...

An Anti-Election Media Bias

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why do I feel like a freak in America for loving elections? Because most people apparently feel the opposite way. That is, happy that the election is finished, the ads gone, the polls stopped.

Cary Kennedy's Shameful Final Days

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

In a time when many politicians are justifiably vilified for allowing ambition to trump integrity, I always viewed state Treasurer Cary Kennedy as a possible exception.

ANOTHER Attack Ad On A Local Dem Pulled Due To Blatant Lies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

KUSA in Denver has pulled an attack ad from the American Action Network off the air after determining claims in the ad to be false. The ad attacks ...

'Bin Laden Hunter' Arrested For Domestic Assault

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GEORGETOWN, Colo. — A Colorado man arrested in Pakistan while trying to track down Osama Bin Laden is behind bars in his home state on suspicion...