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 >>
If you see the Independence Institute's Jon Caldara smiling today, here's one likely reason: He provided the de facto name for the lead segment on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show last night. Sitting to the side of a continental-U.S. map plastered with the Caldara-uttered phrase "Wave of Fear," Maddow exp ... More >>
Hasbro's Easy-Bake Ovens are getting a masculine makeover fifty years after the toy was introduced, thanks to a market-savvy thirteen-year-old girl in New Jersey who wanted to buy her little brother one as a gift -- and found only purple and pink ovens. Her campaign got a media-smooch after a handfu ... More >>
Editor's note: Election day is almost here, and if you haven't voted early, you have decisions ahead of you -- including whether to vote at all, according to Westword contributor Josiah Hesse. Disagree? Chris Utterback takes the opposite position in "Your vote matters: Why you should head to the pol ... More >>
Denver blog posts add up. At People's Press Collective, the Intermittent Blogger shares SNL's hilarious evisceration of MSNBC's Denver debate coverage. Colorado Pols: A University of Denver poll shows Obama still leading Romney in Colorado, but not by as much as earlier. Colorado Peak Politics: W ... More >>
Yesterday, we recapped how Rachel Maddow had made Mike Coffman a national laughingstock over recent birther comments and his bizarre interview with 9News' Kyle Clark, when he said he stood by his statement that he misspoke and he apologized five times in a row. Now, plenty of Maddow's MSNBC colleagu ... More >>
With Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in Washington last week and with the president scheduled to be in Denver this Thursday, we're in a political mindset. And as anyone who's seen the recent GOP debates can attest, political spectating often drives one to drink. In that spirit, here are five drinking g ... More >>
Emily Sirota.Last night, MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell devoted a hefty five-minute segment (on view below) to the Denver school board race and candidate Emily Sirota. Why? O'Donnell followed an article from The Nation that called the contest the wackiest in the country. But it ... More >>
Lori MidsonMSNBC's Douglas A. McIntyre recently wrote that the double-dip recession has arrived, a pronouncement that has its share of skeptics (and others who wonder if we ever recovered from the first recession), but double-dip recession or not, there's nothing wrong with pinching pennies, ... More >>
Video below.Last night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow named a press release the Best New Thing in the World -- but not just any press release. An amazing press release. There's nothing ordinary about "There is No Poop Fairy," a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office campaign to get people to clean up aft ... More >>
Maddow.In a post yesterday, we shared a clip of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in which a viewer argued that "Colorado" should be pronounced "colo-RAD-o," not "colo-ROD-o," which, in her opinion, makes the speaker sound snobby. We gave this guideline a "Hell, yeah" -- but one of our reader's didn't.
Rachel Maddow.Last night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow tackled common names of people and places that tend to be mispronounced, at least according to locals -- and praise be that the segment attempts to set America straight on the proper way to say "Colorado." As one viewer writes, "we say it colo R ... More >>
Is this horse wearing a bra?Monday, MSNBC (we know, we might as well be reading Reader's Digest) ran a piece on sexualized kid's toys targeting, you guessed it, young girls. It seems that the media outlet missed the Bratz uproar over a half-decade ago, and decided it was time to cause a paren ... 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 >>
Eddie Royal's so fast that cameras can't even focus on him.Welcome to Denver Blogs. Take a load off and read a while. Mile High Report's Emmet Smith sees Eddie Royal's sunny side, despite his sophomore slump. For one thing, he'll probably be around next year, unlike a guy who spells his name ... More >>
Ronald Ferguson, 50, beaten to death at Territorial prison last week. Lockup, MSNBC's voyeuristic peek at life inside America's nastiest prisons, launched its new season Sunday night with some cell floodings and tough talk by thick-necked inmates at Colorado's own Limon Correctional Facility. ... More >>
As we anxiously wait for the winter snow, it's important to remember the building block of a blizzard -- the humble snowflake -- is not necessarily a unique individual.Scientists now believe that of the million billion cubic feet of snow that annually falls on the planet, some might well be ident ... 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 >>
"Should we beat you up now, or beat you up later?"It's a different kind of boxing day. Today in Cafe Society: • The 10 worst lunch boxes ever -- and what they say about the kids who carried them. • Tequila and beer tasting tonight at the Wynkoop Brewery. • Mysteries of Sheehan's Desk: ... More >>
When I ran into Daniel Young on New Year's Day, it sounded like the chef who'd brought us Diced Onions (its former home at 609 Corona Street is now occupied by Table 6), ran the Denver Press Club kitchen and also worked for Carmelo Anthony was still in the running to become the new White House execu ... More >>
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as he appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show. Our conversation with BBC journalist Greg Palast, who co-authored "Block the Vote," an article in the October 30 edition of Rolling Stone, with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., has spawned a number of pieces about the Colorado voting system and ... More >>
Elvis has left the building -- the hard way. After Hillary Clinton moved that the delegates at the Democratic National Convention make Barack Obama the Dems' presidential candidate by acclimation, the throng outside MSNBC's headquarters behind Union Station erupted in applause. After watching them ... More >>
Choo choo. MSNBC's headquarters for the Democratic National Convention can be found behind Union Station, which may explain why it looks disturbingly like part of Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. During the first Denver taping of The Daily Show during convention week, host Jon Stewart r ... More >>
That's Pat Buchanan on the lower level of MSNBC's Election Express. I arrived at MSNBC's Democratic National Convention headquarters about midway through the roll call of votes that finally resulted in the formal nomination of Barack Obama as the Dems' presidential standard-bearer. Speakers amplif ... More >>
As you can see, the elephant is topless. Amid MSNBC's coverage of the Wednesday roll call of votes at the Democratic National Convention, a truck affiliated with a conservative organization -- I didn't catch the name -- rolled up to the curb opposite the net's headquarters to deliver the message, ... More >>
The invasion of press from around the country and the globe for August's Democratic National Convention should offer up scares aplenty, with MSNBC contributing to more than its share of jolts. The network plans to set up anchors Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann in outdoor sets, not Pepsi Center bo ... More >>
When I clicked on my television Sunday afternoon, December 9, I thought all I'd see was football. Instead, I got a crystal-clear lesson in TV priorities, as assorted stations covered and/or didn't cover a pair of local shootings -- one at Arvada's Youth With a Mission center, the other at Colorado S ... More >>
It's a truism in journalism: Writers often learn as much from readers as from research. An example of this phenomenon took place after the publication of "Going Public," a June 14 column about Colorado Public Radio, and complaints by former board member Frances Koncilja about the direction in which ... More >>
As of this writing, there's a very telling technical glitch in the section of the MSNBC site devoted to rating participants in May 3's debate of Republican presidential candidates. Click the "Picking the President" link keyed to Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo and you'll be transported to a Mit Ro ... More >>
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 >>
Parking got John Hickenlooper a lot of play when he was first running for mayor of Denver, and it's doing the job again. NPR and MSNBC have both reported on Hizzoner's promise to pay for any parking tickets acquired when voters got stuck in endless lines at Denver's election centers on November 7. ... 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 >>
To quote that great intellectual, Yakov Smirnov: America, what a country! Where else can an individual be a complete unknown one day, and achieve planetary domination the next? An example of this phenomenon popped up on this morning's edition of the Today show, when Matt Lauer interviewed Keith Olb ... More >>
The curtain falls on the latest JonBenét revival.
Talk about an unpleasant flashback. On the June 26 edition of MSNBC's Live & Direct, vile hostess Rita Cosby was rasping about the unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsey amid the squawking and exhortations of two (loudly) talking heads: Mike Kane, listed as a "former special prosecutor" (he was part of ... More >>
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