Given Fox News' conservative slant, it's no surprise that most of the network's coverage about Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana sales has been largely or wholly negative. Take Bill O'Reilly correspondent Jesse Watters's report about 4/20 in Denver, which sought laughs by characteri ... More >>
Estately.com, the site behind our recent list of the ten best states for hippies, has a new target: the Internet search quirks of all fifty states, including Colorado, produced by running "hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms and questions each state was s ... More >>
Anti-pot group Smart Colorado found this past weekend's 4/20 celebration "shocking" -- but a report from Bill O'Reilly's Fox News juggernaut, The O'Reilly Factor, turns the event into a punchline, albeit while portraying participants as sadly clueless idiots. The report, from regular correspondent J ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we talked with KNUS yakker Peter Boyles, who said he'd been contacted by a producer for Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly about appearing on a Wednesday night broadcast about Colorado -- but when Boyles said he favored pot legalization, the producer became markedly less enthusias ... More >>
Yes, it's true. Over the weekend one of the interchangeable blonde anchors on Fox and Friends reported that, despite the WWII memorial being closed during the government shutdown, "some things are continuing to be funded . . . President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum o ... More >>
These days, there's no shortage of loud, obnoxious jerks on TV getting paid to basically yell at you, but it wasn't always this way. Until Morton Downey Jr. helped pioneer the new age of television hate in the late '80s, the TV landscape was a much more civil place (with a few exceptions, admittedly ... More >>
Videos below.'Tis the season for Bill O'Reilly and other Fox News personalities to rail against the alleged "War on Christmas" -- and they're doing so. But they've also found time to deride the "War on Tebow," tackling questions about Tim Tebow's religiosity with the same fervor they defend ... More >>
Yum! Brands -- parent company of such fast-food chains as KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell -- is currently lobbying the Kentucky state government to allow people to use their food stamps in its restaurants. Is this an example of unabashed corporate greed trying to divert state benefits from buyi ... More >>
Bill O'Reilly.Unsurprisingly, last night's edition of Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show, The O'Reilly Factor, was mostly about the Casey Anthony verdict. But at the end of the program, in his trademark Pinheads & Patriots segment, Bill'O offered the latter designation to the folks at Lane Guest ... More >>
Dying is for fools, amateurs.Somewhere in the last couple of years, so gradually it was hard to notice at first, Glenn Beck went from annoying and somewhat menacing to hilarious. While watching Bill O'Reilly remains basically like watching a talk show with the evil trees from The Wizard of Oz ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Another day, another appearance by Tom Tancredo on Fox News -- which now has a page devoted to the American Constitution Party's candidate for Colorado governor. Last night, Tancredo explained his eleventh-hour run to Bill O'Reilly. Watch the clip below.
Sitting on their curvy coach this morning, the perky hosts of Fox & Friends noted that today marks the fourteenth birthday of Fox News. Just fourteen years? Seems like Fox has always been there, kicking liberals and providing full employment for current and former Coloradans.
Brownie with Bushie.Earlier this week, we told you about a debate between former FEMA head turned KOA talk-show host Michael Brown and David Sirota, the AM 760 morning guy, over comments Brown had made to Fox News' Neil Cavuto about the Obama administration's response to the oil spill off the ... More >>
Michelle Malkin meets one of her fans: Swastika Guy!Sensing a shortage of lists in popular culture, The Daily Beast's Tunku Varadarajan has put together a roster of "The Right's Top 25 Journalists," based not necessarily on the quality of their work, but on the influence they wield over the m ... More >>
The Tebows have brought Focus on the Family a lot of love, cyber and otherwise.The Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad co-starring Florida QB Tim Tebow and his mom spurred complaints from pro-choice groups that inadvertently helped spread FOTF's anti-abortion message. And even though the game i ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared Focus on the Family spokesman Gary Schneeberger's defense of the organization's forthcoming Super Bowl ad, starring Florida QB Tim Tebow and his mom, against protests by a variety of women's organizations. Since then, critics have been out in force, with Women's Media Center pr ... More >>
Today at 11 p.m. on KUVO/89.3 FM, a public-radio station that specializes in jazz and blues, singer Rene Marie will perform live for Denver Public Schools music students as part of a KUVO/DPS partnership program. However, the station's press release makes no mention of the reason many, if not most, ... More >>
As pointed out in this morning's Wake-Up Call, Fox News bloviator Bill O'Reilly and his guests spent part of last night's O'Reilly Factor arguing that, based on the evidence presented thus far, Ward Churchill is destined to lose his wrongful-termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado-Bou ... More >>
Let it snow? Let it snow? Let it snow? Today in Cafe Society: • Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg spreads the wealth. • Updated: Other stirring events, now that "Soup for the Soul" is cancelled. • Desperately seeking volunteers for the IACP conference in Denver. • Co-op grocery looking to open in Fi ... More >>
"Leave Us alone -- or be prepared to face the wrath of Bill O'Reilly." Tonight, the Golden City Council will tackle an ordinance that would limit religious displays on city property during the holidays. Like a nativity, for example. Denver has avoided similar attempts by making its holiday nati ... More >>
Here's the biggest shock since the sun came up this morning. Fox News' Bill O'Reilly thinks there are culture-war points to be scored by yapping at his rabid viewership about our own Black National Anthem kerfuffle -- and he hopes to do so with an assist from District 6 councilman Charlie Brown, who ... More >>
It's hard to know who deserves the most blame: Bill O'Reilly's staffers, whose apparent lack of research really hung their boss out to dry, or O'Reilly himself, for blustering on ignorantly in a manner that confirmed just about every negative thing his critics say about him. Then again, the segment ... More >>
The horrors of McCarthyism in a high school resonate in Boulder today.
Back in 2005, Phil Mitchell, an untenured history professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, made news in right-leaning media circles for contending that his teaching contract hadn't been renewed after more than twenty years at the institution because of his conservative-Christian views. As no ... More >>
Moments after I completed my strange appearance on the CNN program hosted by Nancy Grace (see this blog for details), my wife received a phone call from a friend in New York. Even though he's not someone likely to be a regular Nancy Grace viewer (he works for The Daily Show on Comedy Central), she n ... More >>
If journalists condemn Bill O'Reilly, he'll strike back anytime and anywhere -- even in the parking lot of a local Wild Oats.
Bill O'Reilly once worked for Channel 7 in Denver -- and even though he's been gone a long, long time, he still keeps a close eye on media in these parts (or, more likely, he has his minions do it for him). As a result, several local scribes have been pilloried on The O'Reilly Factor, his nationally ... More >>
That leaves the prietos SOL.
This week marks the return to KHOW's airwaves of The Radio Factor, hosted by Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly. However, the evening slot he's been handed says more about the weakness of KHOW's schedule than it does about the strength of O'Reilly's appeal. O'Reilly's disappearance from the outlet ... More >>
The Parade of Lights moves on.
The cancellation of a book and companion TV event that was to feature O.J. Simpson talking about how he would have killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a friend of hers, Ron Goldman, had he actually done the deed (wink, wink), has been a bigger bummer for the folks at the Fox network than t ... More >>
JonBenét brings out the media's worst -- again.
Make mine a stiffie.
Searching for gems in the flood of seasonal discs.
Steffan Tubbs defies logic by returning to his roots.
Mum's the word about the Colorado Daily's sale.
Silver City and Colorado stand out in this season of political intrigue.
Kiss of Death (Ruff Ryders/Interscope)
Edge of the Envelope eyeballs pols
From the week of October 30, 2003
DAM houses a revealing Asian exhibit
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest