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Stage appears set for Anschutz purchase of Gazette

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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He owns hotels, railroads, newspapers, sports teams, arenas, movie theaters and ticket brokers. He has interests in at least 150 companies. His family foundation, created in 1964, has more than $2 billion in assets. He gave $100 million to the University of Colorado Medical Campus, which was renamed to recognize his generosity. His net worth […]

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Signs and portents on election day

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Turn out the lights – the party’s over. It’s election day. Signs and portents: Before dawn this morning, Democratic volunteers were walking the streets of my Westside neighborhood with GOTV doorhangers. That’s impressive, and seems to confirm earlier impressions that the Dems have finally gotten deadly serious about the Lee/Morse races. In normal times, rookies […]

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Gazette, “Czechoslovakian” president deny global warming

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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It’s always interesting to read the increasingly bizarre arguments of the climate-change deniers. This morning’s editorial in the Gazette was no exception. Loyally defending Ken Buck’s  remarks on the subject, the G’s editorial writer cited a couple of superannuated contrarians, as well as the “Czechoslovakian” president Vaclav Klaus. Republican Ken Buck, whom the Gazette endorsed for […]

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Rivera’s opposition to 300 part of awkward dance with Jenkins and Co.

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Mayor Lionel Rivera and the proponents of Issue 300 have been engaging in an awkward little dance ever since David Jenkins decided to put real money behind the “Mayor Project.” Rivera has long supported changing the form of government, but his particular model is substantially different from the one that voters will either approve or […]

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Michael Bennet, The Gazette, and the AARP

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Still trying to figure out just why Michael Bennet refused to schedule an interview with the Gazette, which is endorsing candidates for the first time since it passed from local ownership more than 60 years ago. Dissed by Bennet, the Gazette endorsed his Republican rival, Ken Buck, and threw in a couple of zingers as […]

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Gazette’s editorial policy to change?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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It’s no secret that many of the progressive voices in our community would like to see the Gazette become another Denver Post. They’re not yearning for the depth and breadth of the Post’s news coverage – the just want the Post’s editorial page. They’d love to have a local rag which reliably supports taxpayer-funded projects […]

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Who will buy the Gazette?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

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The Gazette’s parent, Freedom Communications, is expected to exit from bankruptcy within six weeks. Under the company’s plan for reorganization, secured creditors led by JPMorgan Chase & Co. will own all of the company’s equity. That won’t last. The banks must, by law, divest themselves of their interests in the company within five years. In […]

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Comparing headlines and the Gazette’s stealth missile

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Headline on the Gazette’s Web site this morning: “Tax hikes signed by Ritter.” Headline on the Denver Post Web site this morning: “Ritter signs bills to end tax breaks, help balance budget.” Are we looking at bias here? The Gazette trends right, the Post trends left. Do the headlines mirror the editorial positions of the […]

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Colorado Springs: Battlefield of liberals, conservatives

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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There’s nothing better than a good, old-fashioned left/right bloodbath, especially when it involves our own fair city. Lefty commentator David Sirota started the ball rolling with a bitingly snarky column in the Post, which also ran in the Gazette, characterizing Colorado Springs as “a shining example of what happens to a community when conservatives’ anti-tax […]

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Journalism awards: We won! We won! We hope…

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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To most of us, January may be a kind of a dead zone – the dreariest, coldest and nastiest month. The holidays are over, the kids are back in school, you feel as if you’re getting a cold, and the car barely starts in the morning. Need a new car? Too bad – you’re broke. […]

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