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 >>
Update: Last week, we told you about a live event at which KHOW's David Sirota called KOA's MIke Rosen a "motherfucker;" see the clip below. For our original post, we managed to contact Sirota, but a communication mix-up delayed our efforts to reach Rosen. Now, however, the conservative radio vet ha ... More >>
Lee Camp's fine with making you uncomfortable. It's his stock in trade. On camera -- most notably in his stints on Good Morning America, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and various FOX, MTV and CNN shows, Camp gives audiences a this-is-how-it-really-is take on current events ranging from corporate e ... More >>
Voters "like having someone with a proven record," Representative Doug Lamborn said after winning yesterday's primary. And what a record! Hell would have to freeze over in El Paso County -- which doesn't look likely, given the Waldo Canyon fire raging there -- before voters would skip sending this s ... More >>
From Pennsylvania to West Virginia (and Colorado), pictures of bright orange, iron-laced water pouring down streams and out of kitchen faucets have been shared by activists to demonstrate the dangers of coal mining. But one photo scheduled for display before Congress' energy and mineral resources su ... More >>
If you weren't amused by Jimmy Fallon's Tebowie skit the first time around, tough luck -- because you're about to see a lot more of it. Even before The Chosen One was traded to the Jets, Fallon reprised the gag to reflect the Broncos' Peyton Manning signing, complete with lyrics such as "Tebow got s ... More >>
It probably shouldn't have been a surprise that Doug Lamborn, Republican congressman from Colorado Springs, decided to boycott President Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Lamborn, after all, is the same guy who referred to Obama's economic and debt-reduction policies as a "tar baby" in ... More >>
Ben Meyer.Two nights ago, Occupy Denver protester Ben Meyer woke up on the sidewalk of Broadway, put on his shoes and spent the rest of his evening with the Denver Police Department. The next night, he spoke on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Last night, the fire-forged raid on Occupy Denver ... More >>
Video below.Occupy Denver may not be among the largest of the Occupy Wall Street spinoffs, but increasing violence and the growing number of arrests have gotten the national media's attention. Witness the appearance last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann by Occupy Denver's Jeannie Hartl ... More >>
David Sirota.Last October, a public debate involving KOA's Mike Rosen and AM 760's David Sirota went national after Rosen called for hijackers to crash a plane into the so-called Ground Zero mosque; he insisted that he was being satirical. But Sirota says Rosen didn't let loose with any simil ... More >>
Ken Salazar.Since his appointment as Secretary of the Interior in 2009, Ken Salazar has been the point man for the Obama administration's efforts to put the brakes on the drill-baby-drill energy policy of the Bush years, often facing stiff opposition from congressional leaders and the oil and ... More >>
Doug Lamborn.Yesterday, a Colorado Springs Gazette editorial and a big percentage of online poll takers deemed Congressman Doug Lamborn's line that compared being associated with Barack Obama to touching a tar baby no big deal. Keith Olbermann begs to differ. On his Current TV show last nigh ... More >>
Ken Salazar.Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced federal approval of four large renewable energy projects in the West today, touting the new jobs and clean power that those projects and others in the pipeline will bring -- and described his department's approach to renewables as so ... More >>
Ken Salazar.During last night's sophomore edition of Countdown on Current TV, Keith Olbermann featured an extended segment about Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filing an ethics complaint against Louisiana Senator David Vitter. But the man in the middle of the cont ... More >>
David Sirota.AM 760 host David Sirota recently said his growing ratings were due in part to the fact that "when we do politics, it's not just 'Democrats are great and Republicans are terrible'" -- and he proved it today during a fiery on-air disagreement with Ed Schulz, a progressive favorite ... More >>
David Sirota.Jared Loughner's murderous attack in Arizona last weekend has prompted soul searching among assorted media types, who wonder if the polarized political climate somehow made such an act not just likelier but inevitable. That includes columnist and AM 760 radio host David Sirota, ... 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 >>
Isaac Sirota.Update: Yesterday, we shared with you AM760 host David Sirota's announcement about the birth of his son Isaac. As for who'll be filling in during his current leave, we know who'll be rockin' the mic today and tomorrow: Flobots frontman Jonny 5. Jonny is so progressive that he mak ... 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 >>
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 >>
KOA's Mike Rosen accused AM 760's David Sirota of being humorless after Sirota circulated a Rosen line from a debate about crashing a plane into a thus-far-unbuilt mosque near Ground Zero -- a joke, according to Rosen, but one that still led to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann branding him the worst p ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Last week, AM 760's David Sirota circulated a comment made by KOA's Mike Rosen during a debate, in which the latter appeared to call for hijackers to crash a plane into a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero -- a bon mot that later prompted MSNBC's Keith Olbermann to brand Rose ... More >>
David Sirota.KOA's Mike Rosen unloaded on AM 760's David Sirota earlier today, arguing that Sirota's claims about Rosen's comment regarding an Islamic Center near Ground Zero, which got Rosen branded the worst person in the world by MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, twisted what was obviously a satiri ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Last week, we told you about KOA host Mike Rosen's call for a hijacked plane to crash into a proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero -- a remark from a debate with fellow Clear Channel yakkers Peter Boyles and David Sirota, of KHOW and AM 760, respectively. Sirota spread the audio ... More >>
Ubaldo Jimenez.Want three Denver blog posts? Got 'em for you. Purple Row's Russ Oates has the sad task of recapping the Rockies' second loss to the Diamondbacks in a row. Eeesh. Colorado Pols notes that Ken Buck was MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann's second worst person in the world the ot ... More >>
Zach Lahn on MSNBC.Since asking the most confrontational question at President Barack Obama's healthcare town hall in Grand Junction on Saturday, ultra-conservative CU student Zach Lahn has extended his face time by going on a tour of cable-news talking-head broadcasts. Predictably, Fox News ... More >>
Today's Denver Post includes an article topped by the banner "Businesses Like Their Tax Breaks" -- a revelation that few observers would have guessed (unless they were awake and paying attention). Here are ten other similarly shocking headlines: 10. "Most Men Find Angelina Jolie Attractive" ... More >>
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 >>
Christian Finnegan keeps comedy indie.
Bob Newman. 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. ... More >>
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