In our preview of Rachel Maddow's broadcast from Denver last night, we noted that she'd touted the show at the Viewhouse Ballpark by noting that the race for Colorado's governor was "off the hook." In the end, though, she spent little time talking about this contest during the highly entertaining pr ... More >>
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 >>
Denver blog posts are featuring a lot of orange and blue these days -- but don't let that make you the other kind of blue.... At our Show & Tell blog, Bree Davies offers a survival guide for Denverites who either hate the Broncos or don't care for football, period. Colorado Pols: Fox News is makin ... 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 >>
Tomorrow's scheduled hearing in the case of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes has been postponed until Tuesday, June 4. The purpose of the hearing is so the judge can advise Holmes about "the effect and consequences" of entering an insanity plea. Once the judge has done so, he'll decide wh ... More >>
The back-and-forth between Fox News and attorneys for accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes is getting heated. Holmes's lawyers are attempting to subpoena a Fox reporter who quoted unnamed law enforcement sources as saying that Holmes mailed a notebook to his psychiatrist "full of details abou ... More >>
Update below: Each day seems to bring another shocking report in the Aurora theater shootings investigation. Today's? Fox News maintains that suspected murderer James Holmes sent a notebook filled with plans and details of his assault to a University of Colorado psychiatrist -- but it wasn't discove ... More >>
Beginning at 9:45 a.m., Spirit Airlines will celebrate its return to Denver International Airport with a slew of events, including the first landing of a flight from the discount carrier in eight years. But something else is arriving along with this Las Vegas-to-Denver junket -- terrible publicity ... More >>
Denver blog posts bring the pain -- and pleasure. The Colorado Independent's Troy Hooper on Michael Bennet arguing on Fox News, of all places, that allowing the wind tax credit to expire would cost thousands of Colorado jobs. Who Said You Said questions Diana DeGette's position on the U.S. Postal ... More >>
Old Colorado City canceled its annual Easter egg hunt this year. The reason? Bad behavior at the 2011 event -- not by the pint-sized participants, but by their overprotective parents, who behaved like such greedy shmucks that the town decided the annual eggstravaganza wasn't worth the trouble...or b ... More >>
Last week's post about Grand Junction High School student James Harper, who quit the school choir rather than sing an A.R. Rahman song that praised Allah, inspired comments from folks with extremely disparate opinions. Here's one from a Harper defender with a keen eye for hypocrisy.
Certain stories have Fox News written all over them -- like, for instance, the tale of James Harper, a small town Colorado student who quit his high school choir after discovering that one of the lines he was asked to warble translates to "There is no truth but Allah." Number of comments on the Fox ... 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 >>
Occupy Denver is recharging quickly after its most violent interaction with police to date. The fourth incarnation of the Thunderdome, the group's kitchen tent, popped up even before the police left, and last night marked a peace vigil to refocus the gathering after a less than peaceful Satur ... 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 >>
Big pics below.Friday through Sunday, Colorado Christian University hosts the Western Conservative Summit, an event that's drawn plenty of the right's notables. But how to pick who to see? Sexiness, of course! We've ranked the twenty main speakers in order of smoulder -- and plenty of these ... More >>
Videos below.Miss Colorado Blair Griffth has gotten more attention than anyone holding that title in recent memory for a very good reason: After winning the state pageant, she and her mom wound up homeless. Tonight, she'll tell her story on the ABC news magazine 20/20 -- but not for the firs ... More >>
These are not the best of times for KOA, at 850 AM. A trio of part-timers were let go earlier this year and the longtime powerhouse's ratings are off. So how does head of AM programming Greg Foster hope to boost the station in general, and the drive-time staple Colorado Morning News in partic ... More >>
If you spent the last Super Bowl wondering what the hell the weird trailer for the film Cowboys and Aliens was all about like we did, we have an answer for you today. Thankfully, the long out-of-print graphic novel that inspired the film is back on the shelves this week. It's accompanied by a ... More >>
Problem, Fox News?Close to twenty years after the slang was first coined in those primitive internets forums of yore, at least one Fox News affiliate out of Los Angeles is on the case, intrepidly investigating just what it is that the kids are saying nowadays. Last week, the station dedicated ... More >>
Time for an Exchange. There is only one thing people love more than Christmas gift shopping, and that is after- Christmas gift-return shopping! As seen below, It's also the one time of the year that Josh McDaniels and Carmelo Anthony can return what they've been handed, and ask for exactly ... More >>
Yes, as you may have noticed, we have a new commenting platform here on Westword.com. Disqus is the application we've installed across all four of our blogs. Here's a handy rundown of what to expect next time your want to leave a comment.
Dueling grouches: Oscar vs. Lamborn. Rep. Doug Lamborn, the grouch in the trash can to the left in the picture above, represents Colorado Congressional District 5. His bill to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio is getting a lot of attention and support ov ... More >>
Leland Vittert and his hair.The fastest way for a local television journalist to make the leap to a national network has nothing to do with scooping the competition on a groundbreaking story that produces headlines around the globe. Nope, it's all about the hair -- especially at Fox News, wh ... More >>
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 >>
Michael Brown with his old boss.In January, we profiled former FEMA director Michael Brown -- the man about whom President George W. Bush said, "Heckuva job, Brownie" circa the Hurricane Katrina response -- after he was named a fulltime KOA talk-show host. But Brown doesn't think Barack Obam ... More >>
Dan Maes would like to have his tea and drink it, too.Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is upset about the effort by GOP heavyweights to make Scott McInnis the de facto party standard bearer months before the primary -- and he says lots of tea party members will express the same sen ... More >>
Although ProgressNow Colorado's Michael Huttner lived through a grilling by Fox News' Neil Cavuto, he likely made few converts among the cable net's mondo-conservative viewership. The Colorado branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is hoping for a friendlier audience for "Gitmo Revealed ... More >>
Mancow on Fox News -- which may give you an idea where he's coming from, ideologically speaking.Yikes. Shortly after 4 p.m., smack in the middle of Queen's "Bicycle Race," the voice of Erich "Mancow" Muller, host of The Mancow Show, a nationally syndicated repository of far-right loonbaggery, ... More >>
Zoning out.... Changing channels? Today in Cafe Society: • ESPN ZONE turns off the scoreboard, blames economy. • Tonight: A symphony of food and wine at Opus. • Milking It: All-Bran Yogurt Bites. • Bad weekend for barbecue at Big Hoss, Q Worldly Barbecue. • Bye-bye, Brandon's. • Arriv ... More >>
The photos captured by Melanie Asmar for "Colorado Conservatives' Porkiest Anti-Stimulus Protest Ever," a blog about a State Capitol rally yesterday, were plenty weird -- but as a commenter to that post pointed out, they were nowhere as jaw-slackening as the image above, captured by ProgressNow Colo ... More >>
The forbidden entrance -- from the other side. Walking down to the Pepsi Center, I came upon an open gate leading to Braun's, the restaurant that's been taken over by Fox News for the run of the Democratic National Convention. A reporter, accompanied by a staffer, was passing through it as I appro ... More >>
We'd follow this Shepard anywhere. Of course, it's understandable why Fox News' Carl Cameron would spend so much time on his makeup -- he's got to compete with his FNC colleague, super-dreamy Shepard Smith. I walked past him on Tuesday, and he's got the most beautiful complexion I've ever seen. No ... More >>
Barack Obama in an image from Fox News (above) and his own website. During one of my regular surfing expeditions through the Internet, I came upon the photo of Barack Obama above, which appeared on a Fox News election page ranking the net's list of the top eleven conventions in U.S. history from 1 ... More >>
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Although most information programs long ago adapted to the 24-hour news cycle, network morning shows continue to reach viewers in the Mountain time zone on a two-hour tape delay -- a practice whose archaic nature was put on display again on the morning of April 4. During the 7 a.m. half hour, news b ... More >>
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 >>
Yesterday's election debacle in the Denver metro area was a story custom-made for television -- yet somehow, at least a couple of local stations failed to adequately report it. Based on what I was able to catch between watching national matters on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, TV types in these parts stu ... More >>
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