When Jesse Watters, a correspondent for The O'Reilly Factor, visited Denver last month, he interviewed a number of colorful homeless characters about marijuana. He spoke briefly with a guy who said he was "medicating" but couldn't name his ailment, and another guy who said he's been smoking dope sin ... More >>
Anti-pot group Smart Colorado found this past weekend's 4/20 celebration "shocking" -- but a report from Bill O'Reilly's Fox News juggernaut, The O'Reilly Factor, turns the event into a punchline, albeit while portraying participants as sadly clueless idiots. The report, from regular correspondent J ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we talked with KNUS yakker Peter Boyles, who said he'd been contacted by a producer for Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly about appearing on a Wednesday night broadcast about Colorado -- but when Boyles said he favored pot legalization, the producer became markedly less enthusias ... More >>
While Jon Stewart was away directing his first film in the Middle East, CNN took the opportunity to revamp Crossfire. One of the first politically polarizing talk shows on the first cable news network, Crossfire had a 22-year run before it was shut down in 2004, after Stewart called the show "partis ... More >>
In 2013, being called a nerd isn't the insult that it once was. Practically no one uses the term negatively anymore, and there's no shortage of those who proudly wear the nerd badge as a cultural identity. But if there's still such a thing as a king of the nerds, the honor would probably go to stand ... More >>
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 >>
Videos below.'Tis the season for Bill O'Reilly and other Fox News personalities to rail against the alleged "War on Christmas" -- and they're doing so. But they've also found time to deride the "War on Tebow," tackling questions about Tim Tebow's religiosity with the same fervor they defend ... More >>
Ward Churchill.A new report by the American Association of University Professors' Colorado Conference concludes that CU-Boulder's dismissals of professor Ward Churchill and untenured history instructor Phil Mitchell were unjustified -- but that's not all. The document also concludes that its ... More >>
Bill O'Reilly.Unsurprisingly, last night's edition of Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show, The O'Reilly Factor, was mostly about the Casey Anthony verdict. But at the end of the program, in his trademark Pinheads & Patriots segment, Bill'O offered the latter designation to the folks at Lane Guest ... More >>
John Boehner.What did I do during my spring vacation? Watched my son graduate from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., during a Saturday ceremony at which Speaker of the House and well-known public crier John Boehner received an honorary degree. When I heard about Boehner ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.Another day, another appearance by Tom Tancredo on Fox News -- which now has a page devoted to the American Constitution Party's candidate for Colorado governor. Last night, Tancredo explained his eleventh-hour run to Bill O'Reilly. Watch the clip below.
Focus on the Family's decision to buy a Super Bowl ad featuring Florida QB Tim Tebow and his mom has generated a gusher of publicity due largely to protests from pro-choice groups presuming the spot will push an anti-abortion agenda. This extended segment from The O'Reilly Factor is a prime example ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared Focus on the Family spokesman Gary Schneeberger's defense of the organization's forthcoming Super Bowl ad, starring Florida QB Tim Tebow and his mom, against protests by a variety of women's organizations. Since then, critics have been out in force, with Women's Media Center pr ... More >>
Today at 11 p.m. on KUVO/89.3 FM, a public-radio station that specializes in jazz and blues, singer Rene Marie will perform live for Denver Public Schools music students as part of a KUVO/DPS partnership program. However, the station's press release makes no mention of the reason many, if not most, ... More >>
As pointed out in this morning's Wake-Up Call, Fox News bloviator Bill O'Reilly and his guests spent part of last night's O'Reilly Factor arguing that, based on the evidence presented thus far, Ward Churchill is destined to lose his wrongful-termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado-Bou ... More >>
A mock-up of a billboard coming soon to a neighborhood near you. So you thought last night's vote of the Golden City Council not to allow religious symbols on city property this year was the only local event likely to attract notice from culture warriors nationwide? Ha. As of this writing, CNN.com ... More >>
Here's the biggest shock since the sun came up this morning. Fox News' Bill O'Reilly thinks there are culture-war points to be scored by yapping at his rabid viewership about our own Black National Anthem kerfuffle -- and he hopes to do so with an assist from District 6 councilman Charlie Brown, who ... More >>
It's hard to know who deserves the most blame: Bill O'Reilly's staffers, whose apparent lack of research really hung their boss out to dry, or O'Reilly himself, for blustering on ignorantly in a manner that confirmed just about every negative thing his critics say about him. Then again, the segment ... More >>
Moments after I completed my strange appearance on the CNN program hosted by Nancy Grace (see this blog for details), my wife received a phone call from a friend in New York. Even though he's not someone likely to be a regular Nancy Grace viewer (he works for The Daily Show on Comedy Central), she n ... More >>
If journalists condemn Bill O'Reilly, he'll strike back anytime and anywhere -- even in the parking lot of a local Wild Oats.
Bill O'Reilly once worked for Channel 7 in Denver -- and even though he's been gone a long, long time, he still keeps a close eye on media in these parts (or, more likely, he has his minions do it for him). As a result, several local scribes have been pilloried on The O'Reilly Factor, his nationally ... More >>
The cancellation of a book and companion TV event that was to feature O.J. Simpson talking about how he would have killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and a friend of hers, Ron Goldman, had he actually done the deed (wink, wink), has been a bigger bummer for the folks at the Fox network than t ... More >>
How onetime hip-hop outsiders became KS-107.5 playas.
She wanted teenagers to think she was cool, but tricks aren't for kids.
The free-speech chickens come home to roost at CU.