Denver Post editorial bad news for rabid fractivists

Now that the enviro-nutjobs have thrown Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper under their short bus (until he’s up for reelection, of course) when it comes to fracking, they’ll now have to add the never right-leaning Denver Post to their enemies list.

In a July 21st editorial entitled “Reassuring news on fracking front“, they used sentences like: “But the idea that widespread fracking is poisoning drinking water supplies is — so far at least — an unsubstantiated charge by opponents, and it should be reassuring to the public that another study has confirmed this.”  This obviously is bad news for those that use emotion rather than science and fact to make their arguments. Continue reading…

Unabashed favoritism

(Copy of letter e-mailed to both publications.)
The way The Denver Post and Longmont Times-Call are promoting their favorite liberal politicians lately, giving them glowing publicity of the kind and extent that no conservative could ever hope for, I’m wondering what sort of ethical standard for journalistic fairness today’s newspapers follow.

The Post’s display of ecstasy over Mayor Hickenlooper’s gubernatorial candidacy defies description. The syrup oozed all over the front page and spilled over inside. It’s as if we had never seen nor heard of this fellow. Continue reading…

Longmont election featured in Boulder Weekly

A big thanks goes out to Pamela White of the Boulder Weekly for the interview we had and the subsequent story, which you can read here.

The election situation has gotten the attention of not just the Boulder Weekly, but also the Denver Post at this link.  It looks like the DP probably got the idea from the BW, although they didn’t execute nearly as well.  Personally I think the LifeBridge angle was played up a little too much, the animosity against Karen Benker goes way beyond that issue.

I was happy to also see some wording changes on the online edition (too late for the printed) that made it appear that this blog was full of profanity, which it clearly isn’t.  My favorite quote, which ironically was by me was: “I’ve got real issues with the committee, because I personally don’t think they’re so unbiased,” Rodriguez says. “I do think they have an ax to grind, and I do think they have an agenda. People are people. I don’t care if they’re conservatives or not… They’re not an elected body. They’re not an official body. They’re nothing really.”  This was in response to a question about the Longmont Civil Campaign Committee’s make-up.  Of course since then a couple members have seen the sham of what this committee was and have bailed on it.

Pick up your copy of this weeks Boulder Weekly before they run out.

Longmont election featured in Boulder Weekly

A big thanks goes out to Pamela White of the Boulder Weekly for the interview we had and the subsequent story, which you can read here.

The election situation has gotten the attention of not just the Boulder Weekly, but also the Denver Post at this link.  It looks like the DP probably got the idea from the BW, although they didn’t execute nearly as well.  Personally I think the LifeBridge angle was played up a little too much, the animosity against Karen Benker goes way beyond that issue.

I was happy to also see some wording changes on the online edition (too late for the printed) that made it appear that this blog was full of profanity, which it clearly isn’t.  My favorite quote, which ironically was by me was: “I’ve got real issues with the committee, because I personally don’t think they’re so unbiased,” Rodriguez says. “I do think they have an ax to grind, and I do think they have an agenda. People are people. I don’t care if they’re conservatives or not… They’re not an elected body. They’re not an official body. They’re nothing really.”  This was in response to a question about the Longmont Civil Campaign Committee’s make-up.  Of course since then a couple members have seen the sham of what this committee was and have bailed on it.

Pick up your copy of this weeks Boulder Weekly before they run out.

Letters that don’t get published

COMMENTARY vs REPORTING

Re “Legislature 2009 – Senate debate turns ugly,” news story in the emerged Denver Post, 3/3/09, bylined Tim Hoover.

Attaway, Denver Post: The conservatives are always the bad guys and the liberals know exactly what’s best for us. It’s this sort of crapola woven into the news columns that drove me away from the Post to the News years ago. Continue reading…