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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...

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."

Who Should Decide Whether Birth Control Should Be Part of Health Insurance?

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last Friday, Democratic State Senators defeated a measure that would have given support to the so-called "Blunt" amendment, which would allow employers to opt out of offering health-insurance coverage, services, including contraception.

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.

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.

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.

How a Small Tea Rally Looks Bigger in the News

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Activists love to steal media attention that rightfully belongs to their opponents. One way to do this is for a small group of Tea Party activists to attend a big rally of labor supporters.

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.

Cory Gardner Ad Pulled By Denver TV Station For Falsehoods, Replaced With Corrected Version

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Denver TV station has stopped running an attack ad from Colorado congressional candidate Cory Gardner because it says the 30-second spot is "so blat...

Post to Publish Clarification That GOP State House Candidate Webster Shot Twice at Ex-Wife; Fox 31 Should Do Same

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Fox 31 took information from a front-page Post article Tuesday and told us something the Post didn't report.

Reporters Should Keep It Simple: CDPHE Budget Increased Under Norton

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Jane Norton has been telling reporters she cut her own budget when she headed the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment. In an article, The Denver Post set the record straight.

Fox 31 In Denver Promotes Rush-Like Scare Tactics

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

There's been the invidious thread in public discourse recently that, somehow, kid-glove treatment by liberals of minorities has literally led to murder and violence against whites.