Stephen Colbert, as a real human being, is useless to us. Yes, that's a very selfish thing to say, but we all know it's true. When he's stepped out of character in the past for interviews on Fresh Air or Meet the Press, it's mildly interesting, but it's interesting in the same way that it was intere ... More >>
It's a common saying around the Beltway: Politics is just show-business for ugly people. The parallels between politician and pop star are too numerous to list here, yet by simply looking at the quotes dolled out by rockers and legislators over the years -- and trying to figure out which belongs to ... More >>
Update: As we reported yesterday, David Sirota was suddenly disappeared from the KHOW afternoon-drive show he'd shared since June with Michael Brown; see our original coverage below. Since that post first appeared, we've received responses from Greg Foster, vice president of programming for the Den ... More >>
The big presidential debate is tomorrow night, but political fights are breaking out all over town -- on street corners, in bars. And tonight, there should be a doozy at the Fillmore Auditorium, where political heavyweights Glenn Beck and Eliot Spitzer will go head-to-head in a battle of ideas. The ... More >>
After racking up awards for his debut novel The Windup Girl in 2009 -- Nebula and Hugo honors for Best Novel -- Paulo Bacigalupi followed up with Ship Breaker, set in an equally dismal, dystopian future, and won another round of awards, including a National Book Award nomination and a Printz Award f ... More >>
A short time ago, John Ingold, a courts and crime reporter for the Denver Post, used his Twitter account to make a hilarious request of scofflaws in the immediate area. The gist: The paper's crime staff is shorthanded right now, so if you're planning something big, could you postpone it for a few d ... More >>
Pundit Glenn Beck recently took issue with a 9News report by Kevin Torres about Wyoming's so-called "Doomsday bill," and several readers felt he had a point even if they were uncomfortable with the messenger. Here's one sharp-toned media critique.
Glenn Beck, media critic? The pundit certainly wore that hat this week, devoting a giant segment of one broadcast to a virtually line-by-line dissection of a 9News piece about Wyoming's so-called "Doomsday bill." Does he have a point?
New release day is often a daunting experience -- if you're a big fan of wasting away all of your paychecks on media like us, it makes for hard decisions and awkward conversations with the bank. Even if you do have the time to keep up with things, it's still hard to ensure you're not missing ... More >>
Oprah is returning to her home planet this week. Or she's leaving daytime television. Or something like that. Everybody loves Oprah. Even if they've never seen her television program, they know Oprah is "truth." She's solid, she's the bridge between different cultures and the essence of what ... More >>
Churchill.Jonathan Shikes's post about Glenn Beck calling out Ward Churchill after he turned up at a Tucson school board protest didn't prompt a slew of attacks on the controversial former CU-Boulder professor. In fact, one commenter argues that the university has slid downhill in the wake of ... More >>
Ward ChurchillFormer University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill lost his job in Boulder, but he hasn't given up on schools altogether. He recently turned up in Tucson, where he was spotted participating in a protest at a Tucson Unified School District Board meeting by a giddy Glenn Beck. ... More >>
David Harsanyi.David Harsanyi was hired as a Denver Post columnist in 2004, eventually moving to the editorial page -- and the bookshelves via his well-read 2007 effort Nanny State. He also contributed to Glenn Beck's Arguing With Idiots -- and he's now on Beck's payroll as a major player for ... More >>
Anyone who doubts the continuing influence of the so-called Tea Party movement need only look at the guest list for tomorrow's third-annual Loveland Tax Day Tea Party. Speakers constitute a who's who of conservative political power in Northern Colorado and beyond.
Glenn Beck may be crazier than Charlie Sheen, as I theorized yesterday in my post comparing the the two media darlings -- both have a rich history of saying wacky shit and both lost their jobs as a result -- but love him or hate him (and pretty much nobody's neutral), he never fails to elici ... 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 >>
A Middle Name Pride parade. Oh wait, no...The season of Catholic holidays re-appropriated as excuses to paint your face and get hammered is upon us! Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday for you non-French speakers. But we say leave the Gras to the French -- what do we need that for when we' ... More >>
Tim & mom.The 2010 Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mom is the gift that keeps on giving for Focus on the Family. Next month at their convention in Nashville, the National Religious Broadcasters will reportedly name it the year's best -- and why not? The commercial, on view below, ce ... More >>
It's so much better with Ted.It's hard not to love Ted Williams, the Ohio man who was homeless, found redemption from drugs and alcohol and now has a job offer with the Cleveland Cavaliers. His voice really is amazing, which got us thinking of celebrities who have voices that are grating, ann ... More >>
Terrence Lakin.KHOW's Peter Boyles partly credits his number-one ratings to taking risks -- such as giving plenty of airtime to the birther controversy, which even Glenn Beck regards as loonbaggery. And he's got plenty of fresh fodder now that Greeley Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin has bee ... More >>
Since Glenn Beck's recent marketing genius includes plugging a kit of 3,792 freeze-dried gourmet entrees for the bargain price of $9,599.99 via foodinsurance.com (don't sweat it, middle-classers, there's a layaway plan for this), he and his fellow Tea Party patriots can rest easy when he's e ... More >>
Are YOU watching Dancing with the Stars?Republicans are flag-flying rubes who drive enormous pickup trucks and lap up mass-produced reality dreck like it was a case of shitty domestic beer. Democrats are effete, pasty elitists who drink tea with their pinkies up and prefer "sophisticated" TV ... More >>
Entertaining as TLC's new The Osbournes-style miniseries on the shenanigans of the Palin family in Alaska looks, we feel she could shoot higher/stoop lower. Although before we tell you which TV shows we'd rather see the Mama Grizzly in, it's worth watching that trailer. Fireworks! Bear Tackling! "T ... More >>
Glenn Beck.While Tom Tancredo's campaign thinks the Denver Post is trying to drag John Hickenlooper's carcass over the finish line in the guv race, Tanc has honor rally organizer Glenn Beck in his corner. On his radio show, Beck recently declared that if Tancredo was elected, he might move to ... More >>
Glenn Beck.You've stumbled upon a new feature: Comment of the Day, in which we highlight one of the most amusing, most interesting or most something comments to pop up of late. We kick things off with a take from Eric about Glenn Beck's upcoming appearance as a keynote speaker at the October ... More >>
Glenn Beck.To connect the dots: Glenn Beck's Restore Honor rally in August inspired Comedy Central's Jon Stewart to conceive a Rally to Restore Sanity, which prompted plans for a Denver version in Civic Center Park on October 30. It's appropriate, then, that four days earlier, on October 26, ... More >>
John Stewart.A group of Daily Show lovers in Denver are organizing a local version of comedian Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity on October 30 at Civic Center Park. The Stewart event, a somewhat tongue-in-cheek response to conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck's Rally to Restore Honor ... More >>
someecards.comBut since you weren't, maybe you'll score a trust fund from Groupon Groupon, the national deal-hawker that one woman claims nearly sunk her business, is unveiling a brand new publicity stunt called Grouspawn, which is sure to rile up Glenn Beck and his fellow Tea Partiers.
A Flickr photoAs we noted yesterday, 9.12 Project Colorado chair Lu Busse attended the Glenn Beck Restore Honor rally in Washington, D.C. Saturday, sharing her take in a People's Press Collective post. But Busse offers up plenty of outtakes below, including her guess at the actual size of th ... More >>
Glenn Beck.Kicking off another week with three Denver blog posts. At the People's Press Collective, Colorado 9.12 Project leader Lu Busse shares about the Glenn Beck Restore Honor rally. She liked it. Purple Row's Russ Oates offers his take on the Rockies' hopes after an impressive home sta ... More >>
Their German citizenship didn't exactly solve their problems.Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis likes Arizona's controversial new immigration law a whole lot more than does Representative Jared Polis, who told Politico that requiring immigrants to have their papers on them at all ... More >>
Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who's refusing to return to Afghanistan for a second tour until President Barack Obama produces proof that he was born in the U.S., is a Colorado native. Which makes perfect sense given the case of birther fever that continues to run through the state more than a ... More >>
"Think of me as the 'After-Birther.'"Yesterday, unctuous yakker Glenn Beck guested on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show -- and of all the topics in all the world that Boyles could have brought up, which one did he raise? The birther theory. But while Beck stopped short of calling the suppositio ... 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 >>
And on the seventh day, Glenn Beck rested. And it was good.ProgressNow Colorado is on the warpath against tea party organizations and other "far right extremists;" read the liberal outfit's recent warning about them at the bottom of the blog linked here. But Lu Busse, chair of the 9.12 Proje ... More >>
Our latest round of queries asking the Twits of the world to justify their following has yielded some good results. Exhibit A: Michael Salamone (@michaelsalamone), a funny guy who persistently bugged us to feature him until we had no choice. There was just no other way to shut him up. Just ... More >>
Carmelo is ready for his close-up.Visit these local blogs, won't you? The Nugg Doctor's Nick Sclafani points out that the Nuggets are listed either third or fourth in four major power rankings. Betcha the New Jersey Nets would agree with that... Over at 5280, Michael de Yoanna reveals that ... More >>
Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @DenverHappyHour: Do you need a drink or three today after work? Not sure where to go? This fine Twitter feed is full of nothin ... More >>
Glenn Beck. Did you feel a chill in the air this morning? Maybe that's because nationally syndicated radio personality/unctuous Fox News oozer Glenn Beck is in town for a live show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House tonight. Even though the gig has been sold out for quite some time, Beck spent much ... More >>
I really feel for my husband sometimes. In fact, I really feel for all men around this time of year. No, I'm not getting all Glenn Beck on you... I just can't imagine how difficult it must be to shop for the important woman in your life. After all, if your significant other is anything like me, she ... More >>
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