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Eli Stokols

Fairness and Balance, "Butt-Boy" Style!

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.18.2014 | 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...

For Our Sake, Journalists Should Fight Each Other More Often

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If a journalist is debating a reader about a fact, let's hear from other journalists. If that's not in the public interest, what is? Not just on Twitter, but also in comment boards.

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.

Republican's Tent Still Too Small for Undocumented Students

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'd think Gardner would get on board with Colorado's ASSET law, which allows colleges to offer these so-called "Dreamers" the normal in-state tuition rate.

Why Hispanics and Female Humans Flee From Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's hard to find anything about Rep. Cory Gardner's record that supports Fox 31 reporter Eli Stokols' claim that Gardner is leading the charge on immigration to "addresses questions of border security and citizenship without alienating Hispanics."

The Painful Republican Road From Nasty to Nice

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The tone of the Greeley radio show with Devon Lentz and Tom Lucero changed just after the election when Lentz and Lucero talked to Michael Barrera of the conservative Libre Initiative, which is advocating that Republicans be nicer to Hispanics.

Stop Screaming at Your Television

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rather than scream at your television, whether you won or lost Tuesday, come down to the Denver's Independence Institute Friday morning to level your media critiques directly at those responsible: journalists themselves.

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.

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.

In Colorado, Romney Says He's Flip Flopped Only Once!

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.11.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters shouldn't let Romney get away with saying he's a one-time flipper.

Who Told TV Reporter That Republican Was Pouting Over Abortion Amendment?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you think tea-party radio shows are done with this strange story by now, a week after Stokols reported it, you'd be wrong. Worley was still talking about it Wednesday on KLZ. And he's still angry at Stokols.

WATCH: Occupiers And Reporter Trade F-Bombs

Posted 03.14.2012 | Denver

Denver weather has picked up lately with a couple glorious 65-degree sunshine-filled days. At Occupy Denver, where protesters have braved months of fr...

How About a "Howard Beale Index" for Hiding Politicians?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The line between the news and how it's made isn't so clear. In the case of Romney ignoring Denver journalists, the two are one and the same. It's a news story that Romney is ignoring the press in favor of conservative talk-radio hosts.

Not Quite Going "All Howard Beale," But Reporter Slams "Silent Treatment" By Romney

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When political candidates like Mitt Romney slide into Colorado, take questions from friendly talk-show hosts, and slide away, journalists should call them out on it.

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.

Don't Mindlessly Blame Journalism When You're Losing

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a perpetual loser and your solutions to America's problems are off the table, you probably think the media is constantly unfair.

John Morse's 'Passion Pit': State Senator Shows Off His Denver Apartment To Fox 31

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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Different edits of Obama speech story on the Deuce and Channel 31

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

  Denver-area media has given enormous coverage to the brouhaha over Barack Obama's speech to America's schoolchildren, scheduled for l...