Yesterday, we shared KOA vet Mike Rosen's take on being called a "motherfucker" by KHOW's David Sirota at a Battle of the Talk Show Hosts event last week. Shockingly, reader reactions to his argument were split. Here are two items representing widely disparate points of view.
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 >>
Denver blog posts keep it real. Big Media's Jason Salzman is over Scott Gessler's "Republican attack dog" tactics, but Mike Rosen seems okay with them. Denver Egotist offers a snowboarding video for a hot summer day. You're welcome. Plants & Animals Denver: If Martha Stewart were vegan....
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Denver blog posts stop at all railroad crossings. Big Media's Jason Salzman thinks Mike Rosen's I'm-not-a-birther defense of Mike Coffman makes him a birther. At Colorado Peak Politics, Dave Diepenbrock gets granular about the latest presidential poll in this here state. Denver Frank asks: "Do yo ... 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 >>
Mike Rosen.Denver blog posts? Got three right here. BigMedia.org's Jason Salzman asks for proof of media bias against folks like Mike Rosen and Cory Gardner, and doesn't get it. Things to Do in Denver When You're Broke: Want a free backpack? This Lively Earth's Rocky Mountain National Park ... More >>
Mike Rosen.We bring you more Denver blog posts. BigMedia.org's Jason Salzman has more reaction from KOA's Mike Rosen about the question of him republishing an old Rocky Mountain News column in the Denver Post. Denver PR Blog: The 9/11 Freedom Rally is seeking pro bono public-relations help. ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Our item yesterday about KOA talk-show host Mike Rosen seeing nothing wrong with recycling one of his old Rocky Mountain News columns in the Denver Post stirred a lively debate. Given that Nevada's Righthaven LLC has been suing news agencies for unauthorized use of Post material, o ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Update below: This week, a tipster informed yours truly (and Colorado Pols) that KOA talk show host Mike Rosen had basically copied a 2008 column he wrote for the Rocky Mountain News and republished it in December as a Denver Post piece. Rather than simply running side-by-side exce ... 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 >>
Mike Rosen.Update below: An item on the DenverRadio.net message board reveals that last week, veteran KOA radio host Mike Rosen used a variety of racial slurs on the air -- and claimed that his new boss, Greg Foster, head of AM programming for Clear Channel's Denver cluster of stations, gave ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Our item yesterday about a Denver Post-related copyright-infringement lawsuit against a blogger for re-publishing an entire Mike Rosen column drew some snarky remarks. For instance, one reader thinks Rosen does pretty much the same kind of thing in his role as radio host for KOA.
Dean Singleton.Last month, we noted that Denver Post and MediaNews Group execs weren't eager to discuss a copyright-infringement warning published by the paper. At the time, we asked these three questions: "So... what prompted the Post to rattle this saber? Are lawsuits imminent? And against ... 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 >>
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.There's been some lively back and forth over the question of whether Mike Rosen's comment about crashing a hijacked plane into an Islamic center near Ground Zero could be considered satire: Rosen argues that it was, while AM 760's David Sirota doesn't buy Rosen's explanation. Here ... 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 >>
Mike Rosen.AM 760 host David Sirota and KOA longtimer Mike Rosen are both part of the Clear Channel empire, but there doesn't appear to be any love lost between them. Two days after a public debate in Centennial that also involved KHOW's Peter Boyles, Sirota is publicizing an exchange in whic ... More >>
Baby April, not Baby W.C. Fields.As part of its cutest baby photo contest, KOA is asking listeners to pick the best baby snapshots of station personalities. The pics are alternately adorable and hilarious, with April Zesbaugh's drunk-on-milk image and Jon Caldara's aggressively sullen shot s ... More >>
Tom Tancredo has gone from fully intending to run for governor to entertaining the possibility of backing Scott McInnis.A lot's happened in Tom Tancredo's world during the past week. Last Thursday, Tancredo said in this space, "I fully intend to run" for governor in 2010, adding that he plan ... More >>
Mike Rosen.In April, KOA conservative Mike Rosen and AM 760 liberal David Sirota participated in a debate of President Barack Obama's first hundred days in office that was simulcast on both stations. And while those with ideological axes to grind disagreed about who won, the general consensus ... More >>
The last bill of the legislative session has been signed, and it's all over but the shouting -- particularly in front-page stories over the governor's vetoes of union-friendly bills (and likely when the governor is on Mike Rosen's show at 9:15 a.m.). But Bill Ritter also managed to please at least ... More >>
Mike Rosen. A blog yesterday teased a KOA/AM-760 simulcast of conservative host Mike Rosen and progressive yakker David Sirota debating Barack Obama's first 100 days as president -- and the program itself, broadcast earlier today, turned out to be diverting. Rather than an imbalanced back-and-forth ... More >>
A Flickr photoThis little primate would like you to keep your mitts off his privates. These days, every online news operation, including this one, is desperately searching for ways to increase its number of page views -- and one approach is to insert links to other stories on their respective sites ... More >>
Garrison Keillor. An editor's note by editorial-page editor Dan Haley, featured in the op-ed section of today's Denver Post print edition, reads: "Good news from the right, and left. KOA radio talk show host and former Rocky Mountain News columnist Mike Rosen will begin writing his column for The D ... More >>
Mike Rosen. KOA radio host Mike Rosen has had his fill of talking about serious losses he sustained in relation to investments he made with Boulder-based Agile Group, a firm he used to advertise. As he said on the air and during an interview with Westword late last week, he believes that he was "ca ... More >>
Sen. What's His Name (D-Somewhere)This here's the booty from our daily quest for local blogging treasures. Send links here. Yes, Senator Bennet, I have a question: Who the hell are you? (Colorado Pols) When it comes to writing about the stimulus package, Mike Rosen and Chuck Green are not exactly ... More >>
Ichiban. Celebrate February 9. After all, it only comes along once a year. Today in Backbeat Online: • Ichiban shows his majesty. • This just in: Denver has a thriving punk scene. • The Knew lands song on AMC's Breaking Bad. Today in Cafe Society: • Video: Drinking wine with Pete Marczyk ... More >>
This morning, both Denver dailies feature page-one stories about Agile Group, a Boulder wealth-management firm with a couple of notable local clients -- KOA talk-show host Mike Rosen and former congressman Tom Tancredo -- who say they've lost a bundle. Predictably, the Rocky Mountain News focused ... More >>
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