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Ban Abortion Everywhere Except Here?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez confirmed his continued support for a federal personhood law but said he doesn't support a state personhood amendment. The simple question reporters should ask both these candidates is, "What's the difference?" The simple fact is, there is no difference.

Republicans' Advice Lost on Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After the last election, which saw Republican losses everywhere you turned, two well-known Republican operatives, Josh Penry and Rob Witwer, took to t...

Misleading Anti-Obamcare Ad Ends Up Promoting Truth about Obamacare

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.19.2014 | 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?"

Does GOP Gun Nuttiness in Colorado Portend the Upcoming Gun 'Debate' in Congress?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.19.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Lawmakers are in the home stretch of passing a set of gun safety bills. This new legislation wouldn't take a single gun away from a real-life, law-abiding person. Yet, by the reaction of some, you'd think the government was on the verge of confiscating every firearm in Colorado.

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."

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?

Checking the Facts in Political Ads

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With an expanding sea of misinformation coming at us, the effort to shed nonpartisan light on political advertising is worth it. And the earlier the TV stations get started at it, like CBS4 did this election season, the better.

The Medicare Scare Coming From a Political Candidate Near You

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

We'll be hearing a lot about Medicare this election season, and reporters should study up on some of the expected flashpoints, so they can challenge candidates who try to deceive us.