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BigMedia.org · 4d ago

First Amendment attorney says Sentinel could have a viable case against State Senator over “fake news” accusation

The publisher of the Grand Junction Sentinel is serious about suing State Sen. Ray Scott over his public claim that the Grand Junction Sentinel is “fake news.” But, he told Denver writer Cor...
BigMedia.org · 4d ago

State lawmaker who called a real newspaper “fake news” apparently shared real fake news on Facebook

State Sen. Ray Scott (R-Grand Junction), who’s said the Grand Junction Sentinel is “fake news,” apparently posted actual fake news on his Twitter feed and Facebook page this year and last ye...
BigMedia.org · 4d ago

Coffman announces Obamacare telephone calls and “meetings” but no promised town hall

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman announced yesterday that he plans to hold “series of meetings,” beginning Feb. 20-24 and continuing in March. about the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Absent fro...
BigMedia.org · 4d ago

One month later: What about Coffman’s promised town-hall meeting in a venue that can “handle 300 people”

One of the biggest national stories to originate in Denver this year was 9News’ piece about U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s (R-Aurora) early exit out the back door of a library full of people wanti...
BigMedia.org · 1W ago

Good news: State Republicans aim to improve their relations with Colorado journalists

Republican leaders at the Colorado State Capitol are trying to improve their media relations, with off-the-record happy hours, weekly press briefings, and more, according to Feb. 6 report by...
BigMedia.org · 1W ago

Don’t call professional journalism “fake news,” even if it’s wrong

Is an error committed by a professional news outlet “fake news?” In response to Time Magazine’s Jan. 24 note to readers, in which the news outlet apologized for its erroneous report that an ...
BigMedia.org · 2W ago

Talk show host asks right question about GOP circular firing squad but doesn’t answer it

Sometimes KNUS 710-AM’s Dan Caplis doesn’t shy away from the simple questions, and sometimes, honestly, they’re the best ones. Take this query that he put to Jeff Hays, who’s campaign to lea...
BigMedia.org · 2W ago

Coffman himself validates news value of 9News story about his early exit from constituent meeting

The day after 9News broke the story about U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) exiting early out the back door of a library filled with people wanting to ask him about Obamacare, Blair Miller, ...
BigMedia.org · 3W ago

State lawmaker deletes fake news from her Facebook page

Colorado State Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park) has set an example for lawmakers everywhere, from Trump on down, by removing a fake-news item from her Facebook page. On Wednesday, I l...
BigMedia.org · 3W ago

More of the Colorado Statesman’s content, but not all of it, is free

In a blog post last week, I reported that all of the Colorado Statesman‘s content is now available for free. It turns out that what’s been freed from paywall protection is the Capitol/legisl...