THE BLOG
09/10/2014 09:56 am ET Updated Nov 10, 2014

GOP Radio Host Would Be "Shocked" if Beauprez likened Americans to Sheep. Well, He Did.

I spoke last week with Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman, who were co-hosting Dan Caplis' KNUS show.

Caplis and Silverman think The Denver Post should have more coverage of Gov. John Hickenloopers comments on CNN that he'd consider granting clemency to convicted killer Nathan Dunlap.

Never mind the copious coverage already served up by The Post, including blog posts, letters, a front-page news story, titled "Gov. suggests killer could get full reprieve," and then a pile-on weekend piece, "Colorado's Death Penalty Voters Could Make Hickenlooper Pay."

I pointed out that The Post has yet to even mention many of the most bizarre statements that Hick's opponent, Bob Beauprez, made during his "wilderness years," after he left Congress and started running (and talking) in Tea Party circles, like Beauprez's radio 2010 comments, reported by the Colorado Independent's Susan Greene, that we're living "ever closer" to "one world order," and "we're living through what a short time ago was fantasy, Orwell's 1984."

Beauprez: "A lot of people think we're kind of out there, that we're on the fringe, for even talking like this, but the real failure is to not recognize the reality that's around you."

Yes, he used the word "reality."

I told Caplis, among other things, about Beauprez's suggestion, also reported by Greene, that Americans are like "sheep" who'd blindly allow the government to implant microchips in their bodies.

Greene also reported on Beauprez's agreement with the suggestion that states would have more power if the 17th Amendment were yanked from the U.S. Constitution and Senators weren't elected directly by the people.

But Caplis, who's a stalwart Beauprez booster, would have none of it:

Caplis: "I would be shocked beyond imagination if Bob Beauprez had taken the position, for example, that our Senators should not be elected or that people are like sheep, etc."

Media figures like Caplis would do well to read Greene's piece so they don't say stuff like that. With any luck, they can read about it in The Denver Post some day soon, too.