If you happened to tune into cable news or talk radio or any other variety of media late last week for the first time in fourteen or fifteen years, you might think things were stuck in an endless loop. There was that harpy Nancy Grace, grilling forensic whiz Henry Lee about the mysterious male DNA i ... More >>
Last month's announcement that David Sirota and Michael Brown would team up to replace Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman on KHOW opened up a 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekday vacancy on AM 760, Sirota's previous radio home. But rather than hire another ideologue to fill the slot, Clear Channel Denver, which ov ... More >>
As you can see above, and in the full list below, the fourth most-viewed story on the Boulder Daily Camera website from a few moments ago apparently doesn't exist -- although maybe it does. How metaphysical! Here's an explanation by the perky yet mysterious error message:
Last week marked the end of the long-running Caplis & Silverman show on KHOW. Shortly thereafter, we started hearing rumors about a new pairing -- one that would team a conservative KOA personality with a progressive from AM 760. Turns out the buzz was true. Meet your new KHOW afternoon-drive team: ... More >>
Denver blog posts hit nothing but 'net. Big Media's Jason Salzman notes the irony of Dan Caplis praising Mike Coffman for not ducking him and partner Craig Silverman even though the Congressman has been freezing out other outlets. At Colorado Education News, Kate Mulcahy argues that some "doers" s ... More >>
First, he said he "misspoke" when he called Barack Obama -- the President of the United States -- "un-American." Then he tried to explain away the comment as "boneheaded." And Congressman Mike Coffman -- usually a sensible public servant -- continued to act bone-, as well as bull-, headed all week ... More >>
He looked shmucky enough at the end of the regularly scheduled session of the Colorado Legislature when he pointed the finger at Democrats for not pushing the civil unions bill earlier, then delivered his own lethal injection when he sent the proposal to a "kill committee." And then whoops, House S ... More >>
At noon, a day after Republican lawmakers defeated a bill to legalize civil unions in a special legislative session, conservatives rallied on the steps of the Capitol building. The event had been planned days in advance, but due to the demise of civil unions, the tone was celebratory. House Speaker ... More >>
Update: The Tim Tebow to the Jets trade spent only a brief time in limbo yesterday. The Broncos and the Jets eventually agreed to split a $5 million payment required by a contract clause, resulting in The Chosen One's ticket being punched for the Big Apple, and an even brighter spotlight. For more o ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Our post about the Broncos' latest inexplicable Tim Tebow-led victory, this time over the Vikings, inspired one reader to wonder, tongue-in-cheek style, if there isn't something unholy about all the miracles. Horror-movie buffs, take note.
Graphic below.Tonight, the Broncos take on the Arizona Cardinals in their final game of the 2011 preseason -- meaning it could be fans' last extended look at Tim Tebow playing quarterback for quite some time. There's definitely a disconnect between what ESPN's Merril Hoge sees in Tebow and th ... More >>
Update, 8:52 a.m. Friday: Laura Chapin, Romer's campaign spokeswoman, sent over a very short video clip from the debate regarding Hancock and creationism. See it at the bottom of this post. ____________________________________ "You're the fun cousins," radio host Dan Caplis told the Denver Re ... More >>
Tim Tebow.Three Denver blog posts for your pleasure. Mile High Report fan poster DaBikePro links to a Bleacher Report piece from a Tim Tebow booster wondering if a Kyle Orton-for-Marshawn Lynch trade is imminent. My guess: Ha. Colorado Independent's Joseph Boven says Dan Caplis misquoted Ba ... More >>
Full space flight crews shown below.Boeing announced on Monday that it would be entering into a partnership with space tourism company Space Adventures to offer tourists rides on its CST-100 spacecraft. The rides will begin in 2015 and Boeing estimates that a passenger ticket on the spacecraf ... More >>
Dan Maes.As Scott McInnis's plagiarism problems worsened, Republican power brokers began to consider what to do should he drop out of the guv race. And while there's plenty of debate about who the best candidate should be, there's wide agreement among such folks about who it shouldn't be: Dan ... More >>
Rolly Fischer on Channel 7.For the past three days, the Denver Post has run big stories about guv wannabe Scott McInnis. Day one's offering, about apparent McInnis plagiarism in lousy water articles, was a slam dunk -- and likely dooms his campaign, with even the likes of Dan Caplis turning a ... More >>
"Can't we all just get along?"Political observers have spent a lot of time har-dee-har-ing at Scott McInnis over the years -- and indeed, he's made plenty of errors and gaffes during his time in the public eye. Note his prediction that fellow Republican Bob Schaffer would lose the 2008 Senat ... More >>
Diana DeGette.Back on August 4, the conservative Face the State website (which is currently in limbo as it attempts to restructure), went out of its way to slap Congresswoman Diana DeGette for scheduling only one healthcare town hall -- over the phone. At the time, a number of congressional r ... More >>
Scott McInnis ready to party with himself.Just because Bob Beauprez has decided against seeking for the governership doesn't mean Republican loyalists will be spared the spectacle of another hilariously inept campaign -- not with Scott McInnis still the de facto frontrunner. Big Mac has made ... More >>
Scott McInnis with Josh Penry, whose candidacy is looking pretty good right now.Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis came uncorked while defending his allegedly broken pledge to use leftover 2004 campaign funds for breast-cancer research during a Wednesday appearance on the KHOW t ... More >>
Politicians were out in force at the Arapahoe County Republicans fundraising roast of former congressman Tom Tancredo on Saturday. John Suthers, the only GOP member currently elected to a statewide office. Mike Coffman, who moved from a statewide office to fill Tancredo's seat in the Sixth Co ... More >>
I am listening to Tom Tancredo filling in for Peter Boyles on KHOW radio, marveling at how the former congressman is maintaining a one-man monologue that, in the past five minutes, has touched on illegal immigration, healthcare, how Republicans need a speaker as slick as Barack Obama, illegal ... More >>
Michael Bennet and family with veep Joe Biden. Just as Governor Bill Ritter has undermined his own political future by his handling of various union-related measures, so, too, has Michael Bennet, who Ritter appointed to the U.S. Senate when Ken Salazar moved to President Barack Obama's cabinet, giv ... More >>
Ward Churchill. The verdict has arrived in Ward Churchill's wrongful-termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado at Boulder, and it's a mixed bag. The jury found that Churchill was dismissed in part because of things he said -- something that, if I remember correctly, is supposed to be p ... More >>
A graphic from the WardChurchillTrial website. A couple of intriguing entries today on WardChurchillTrial, a pro-Churchill website that's been tracking the controversial professor's wrongful termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado at Boulder. The first, titled "Wagging the Dog," alle ... More >>
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 >>
A banner from TheRaceToTheBottom.org. In Tuesday's blog "KHOW's Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman Have the Ward Churchill Trial Covered," I shared my view that the aforementioned radio duo's segments about Churchill's wrongful termination suit against the University of Colorado-Boulder are worth heari ... More >>
While filling in for Dan Caplis during the KHOW afternoon-drive show on July 24, Bill Owens, once Colorado's own Governor Woody, didn't come right out and say he'd love to have a regular talk-show gig -- but neither did he reject the notion. He regularly waxed rhapsodic about the medium, which he s ... More >>
As media outlets everywhere are increasing their new-media presence, KHOW radio, at 630 AM, revisits the old school via a direct mail magazine that's scheduled to start arriving at metro-area addresses on May 14. The cover boy on the mag's inaugural issue is Tom Martino, who's been down this road b ... More >>
On April 25, Denver's mainstream media weighed in on syndicated yakker Rush Limbaugh's recent wisecrack about dreaming of riots in Denver at the time of August's Democratic National Convention. In the Denver Post's piece, for example, interview subjects included Glenn Spagnuolo, spokesman for Recrea ... 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 >>
Talk show fallout.
As noted in this April 26 Message column, the fallout from the Don Imus controversy so worried the folks at Clear Channel-Denver that they called a meeting of on-air talent from their eight-station cluster to discuss its implications. And judging by KHOW talk-show host Craig Silverman's reaction to ... More >>
From the week of 5/3/2007
Remember back, waaay back, when the local media was obsessed with a fellow named John Mark Karr? Well, mere weeks later, very few journos remain interested in the man who falsely claimed to have killed Boulder tot JonBenet Ramsey nine-plus years ago. KHOW talk-show hosts Dan Caplis and Craig Silver ... More >>
The JonBenet Ramsey-obsessed Denver dailies have spilled more ink about handwriting in the past three days than they probably did in the previous three years. On August 22, the Rocky Mountain News published a piece that ballyhooed Texas-based handwriting pro Curt Baggett's near-certainty that suspe ... More >>
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