We're halfway through the last year of our lives. So what were all of us reading on the Latest Word?
Out of the 1,804 or so posts published on Latest Word, here are the ten most popular of 2012. Those of you with a Latest Word elite membership will recognize many if not all of these headlines...
Not many morning newscast segments start with members of the broadcast crew applauding a colleague -- but that's how the 5:30 half hour of 9News' a.m. program kicked off.
That's because today marks the return of anchor Kyle Dyer nearly two months after she was bitten on the face by a rescued Argent ... More >>
During a February 8 broadcast, 9News morning anchor Kyle Dyer was bitten on the face by an Argentine mastiff -- a shocking incident that became national news even as the station asked other media outlets (including this one) not to use video of the incident. Since then, Dyer has appeared in a 9News ... More >>
DMV branches are often unpleasant, but the men's room at the central Denver branch, at 1865 West Mississippi Avenue, is off-the-charts. Aside from the questionable cleanliness of the facilities seen in the video below, virtually every surface has been tagged by graffiti, transforming the space into ... More >>
Update: Last week, 9News aired a report noting that revenue figures from red-light cameras provided by Denver Police for a story last year were wrong -- very wrong. Turns out the DPD had touted the original report in a Twitter survey as much more fair than a photo-radar story on Fox31. And despite t ... More >>
No denying that the Kyle Dyer on-air dog bite incident struck a nerve with the viewing public, as stories about animals often do.
The fascination culminated this morning with her appearance on the Today show, which devoted more than five minutes to the subject the day after a lethal school shooting ... More >>
Kyle Dyer.In the wake of the Kyle Dyer on-air dog bite incident, 9News was accused of downplaying the story by declining to run the video and encouraging other outlets to follow suit. Now, though, the criticism has taken a turn, with some media observers accusing the station of exploiting the ... More >>
The local Team Pit-A-Full organization continues to push an online petition against breed-specific legislation exemplified by Denver's pit bull ban.
But such efforts are complicated by stories like one out of Colorado Springs, in which Bud Linton, pictured, shot a pit bull dead after it allegedly a ... More >>
While covering the fallout from the Kyle Dyer/9News on-air dog bite incident, we noted the disappearance of a controversial Facebook post by staffer Kirk Montgomery and wondered if he'd been pressured to remove it. News director Patti Dennis denied any censorship and called such speculation "immoral ... More >>
Yesterday, in a followup to our items about the Kyle Dyer/9News on-air dog bite incident, we wrote about the disappearance of a critical Facebook post by staffer Kirk Montgomery, and wondered if the station had censored it. This post incensed news director Patti Dennis, who categorically denies any ... More >>
The on-air dog bite suffered by 9News' Kyle Dyer started out as a simple news item. But the harder 9News has tried to control the story, the more the tale has morphed into one that touches on media ethics in the 21st century.
The latest question: Did the station censor staffer Kirk Montgomery's pos ... More >>
Getting mounted by the Denver International Airport demon horse, known as "Mustang."Fresh off his Grammy win for best R&B album and dropping a pair of remixes with Rihanna, Chris Brown was attacked by seagulls Sunday while on vacation in Miami. The Daily Mail (of course) has a pretty hilarious phot ... More >>
Kyle Dyer, the 9News anchor bitten by a dog on live TV, has a private Facebook page. But privacy was tough to maintain after the Today show featured a report about the incident and efforts by the station to suppress the video of this shocking but newsworthy event failed. No surprise, then, that Dyer ... More >>
There are a lot of unlikely offenses that can land a person in jail -- like, for instance, referring to one of your college professors as "Junius Puke" online. But did you know that failing to buy a license for your dog could also win you a room in the Crossbar Hotel?
Matt Townshend didn't -- until ... More >>
For the better part of a week, our reports about 9News anchor Kyle Dyer being bitten by a rescued Argentine Mastiff on live TV have generated comments aplenty.
Here's one that balances compassion for Dyer with some constructive suggestions.
The comments continue to pile up on posts about 9News' Kyle Dyer and her dog-bite injury, including one featuring an admission in a Today show story that the station has been trying to keep attack footage off the Internet because of the traumatizing effect on staffers. This rationale prompted from p ... More >>
The video of 9News morning anchor Kyle Dyer being bitten in the face by a rescued Argentine Mastiff yesterday morning has led to an enormous amount of debate in our comment section.
But the clip has also raised questions about whether 9News tried to squelch use and distribution of the shocking foot ... More >>
Patti Dennis.This morning, the Today show is reporting on the Kyle Dyer dog bite without running video of the actual incident.
Why not? The story, on view below, announces that NBC -- the parent network of 9News -- has decided not to feature the footage, and adds that the Denver station has ... More >>
Video below.Live television can be unpredictable under the best circumstances -- especially if a dog is added to the mix.
This morning, these elements came together in a particularly painful way for 9News anchor Kyle Dyer, who was bitten in the face by Max, an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff, at ... More >>
Update: We have video thanks to an alert commenter. See below.
Why is 9News anchor Kyle Dyer making this face? Maybe because she noticed that one of the upcoming stories teased on the right of this screen capture is entitled "SHIT OFF MY BACK." Look below to see an enhanced image of a great ... More >>