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Bob Newman

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    "Gunny" Bob Newman back from mystery assignment, signs up with Tom Tancredo

    Bob Newman wants to keep you safe -- or put you behind bars. Depends on you.​Update below: Back in August, combative KOA radio host "Gunny" Bob Newman announced that he was leaving the station in order to take a security and counter-terrorism position for an unnamed employer in "a rather grim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Colorado Media Matters' Bill Menezes lands on his feet

    Photo by Anthony CameraBill Menezes.​The demise of Colorado Media Matters in March silenced a progressive organization that tirelessly attacked what it described as conservative misinformation in the media. But there's life after left-leaning advocacy for CMM frontman Bill Menezes. The former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Bob Newman fights for the haters

    Bob Newman.​Our Tuesday blog about KOA radio host Bob Newman's decision to leave his show in favor of a mysterious counter-terrorism assignment in a country a nineteen-hour flight from Denver has prompted some memorable comments, most of which show little love for Gunny Bob. This response diff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 7 edition

    Photo by Aaron ThackerayBusta on the Rocks.​Shall we rap? Today in Backbeat Online: • Last Night: Rock the Bells at Red Rocks. • MP3 Freeloader: Rockie making a splash on the club scene. • Zebra Junction closes up shop this evening. • Q&A with Jared Piccone of Innerpartysystem. • Q& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    "Gunny" Bob Newman leaves KOA for mysterious new assignment

    Bob Newman.​As a former Marine gunnery sergeant, KOA radio host Bob Newman comes by his combativeness naturally. When politically liberal Colorado Media Matters, staffed by some of his most persistent critics, collapsed in March, Gunny Bob gleefully kicked the organization when it was down (an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 4 edition

    The Diamond Boiz.​Diamonds in the rough? Today in Backbeat Online: • Update: Diamond Boiz crew ready to bust through. • Over the weekend: Phish at Red Rocks, 8/02/09. • Flobots check in from the Blasting Room to hype the Bowling Ball. • Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    KOA's Colorado Morning News letting its bias show in Tea Party coverage

    Today's tax-day Tea Party protests are predictably hypocritical: I don't seem to remember any conservative talk-show hosts leading State Capitol rallies when the George Bush administration pushed through the free-spending Troubled Asset Relief Program just a few short months ago. Still, the presence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    KOA plays Republican responses to Obama's radio talks after previously giving Dems the Heisman

    When Republican George W. Bush was president, KOA, at 850 AM, ran his regular, Saturday morning radio address, but skipped the Democratic response. Now that Democrat Barack Obama is chief executive, however, the opposing Republican message is airing on Saturdays after The Big O's talk. Double stand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Bill Menezes on the closure of Colorado Media Matters

    In "On Watch," a September 2006 Message column, former Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post journalist Bill Menezes explained his mission as head of Colorado Media Matters, the first state-based spin-off from Media Matters, a Washington, D.C. organization. He described CMM as "a progressive research ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    KOA's Bob Newman dances on Colorado Media Matters' grave

    Today's blog "Bill Menezes on the Closure of Colorado Media Matters" notes that KOA's Bob Newman, known to fans and foes alike as "Gunny Bob," was often blasted by CMM prior to its demise on Tuesday. And to put it mildly, Newman won't miss having the organization to kick around anymore. Over the cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 19 edition

    Get baked. Today in Cafe Society: • Gateaux giving back. • Wine and cheese...and green chile? • Satchel's Market bags some special meals. • Up Close: Bones. Today in Backbeat Online: • Jewell Tyme Music tapped for Denver Nuggets pre-game show in April. • Epilogues SXSW tour diary. • ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Obama won't secure border, according to guy who makes s#@t up

    Courtesy of Flickr Below lies the booty from our daily local-blog treasure hunt. Send tips here. KOA's "Gunny" Bob Newman distorts Obama's view on immigration, which goes to show you: Never trust a guy named Gunny, unless he's making you waffles or changing your oil. (Media Matters) Quick: Guess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Jason Salzman embraces the Hug Mobile

    Those who attended Sarah Palin's campaign appearance in Loveland yesterday were among the first to see the latest attempt by the folks at ProgressNowAction to tie John McCain's candidacy to the legacy of George W. Bush: the Hug mobile. The display commemorates an awkward photo of McCain and Bush emb ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2008

    Rush to Riot

    How seriously should we take Rush Limbaugh's fantasies of a disturbance in Denver?

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    In Defense of Bitch Slapping

    ProgressNow has successfully embarrassed KOA talk-show hosts for unwise statements in the past. Remember that in May 2007, the left-leaning organization made headlines for whipping up an advertiser boycott aimed at rabble-rouser Bob Newman, who'd declared, "I want every Muslim immigrant to America w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2007

    Gunny Bob Named Worst Person in the World

    KOA talk-show host Bob Newman, known to fans and foes alike as Gunny Bob, has received plenty of honors over time, many of them related to his service in the Marine Corps. Yet the plaudit that came his way on August 3 topped (or perhaps bottomed) any previous salute. On that day, MSNBC host Keith Ol ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2007

    Post-Imus Radio

    Talk show fallout.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007
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    May 3, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 5/3/2007

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Sound Check

    Has the Don Imus controversy permanently altered the radio universe? Clear Channel yakkers huddled to talk about it.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2006
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    December 22, 2005

    King Woody

    Woody Paige is in a New York state of mind.

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    The Message

    Skin City

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    The Message

    Gunny for Governor?

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    The Message

    Left's Turn

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    The Message

    Military Matters

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    The Message

    Rally Time

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    The Message

    The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    The Graduate

    Alex Stone is Denver's best radio reporter, and he's sure to keep improving -- now that he's out of school.

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Calling All Columnists

    A writer's departure from the Post raises questions about the paper's commitment to metro columns.

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    A Brewing Disagreement

    An anti-Coors ad gets canned by a local publication.

  • People & Places

    April 4, 2002

    Best Military Expert

    Bob Newman
    KOA and the Denver Post

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Bombs Away

    War is fueling the star power of Colorado's -- and possibly the nation's -- ballsiest military analyst.

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