Colorado http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/4940/all en NYT Repeatedly Frets Over Threat from 'Conservative' School Board http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-repeatedly-frets-over-threat-conservative-school-board <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px;" class="image-blog_body-100" src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-100/s3/images/NYT_1.jpg?itok=gPWlKBd-" width="300" /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nyt-repeatedly-frets-over-threat-conservative-school-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Colorado Conservatives New York Times Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:57:35 +0000 scott.whitlock 47229 at http://mrc.org ABC’s WNT Reports on Dangers of Driving High, Yet Mention Some ‘Studies Disagree’ That Problem Exists http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-wnt-reports-dangers-driving-high-yet-mention-some-studies-disagree-problem-exists <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Thursday night’s edition of&nbsp;<em>ABC World News Tonight with David Muir</em>&nbsp;included a report from ABC News correspondent Clayton Sandell on the growing problem in Colorado with law enforcement encountering motorists that are driving while high on marijuana in the time since the state legalized its recreational use after voters approved it in 2012.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abcs-wnt-reports-dangers-driving-high-yet-mention-some-studies-disagree-problem-exists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Clayton Sandell Colorado David Muir legalized marijuana marijuana World News Tonight World News Tonight. David Muir Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:06:00 +0000 curtis.houck 47126 at http://mrc.org CBS Puffs Pot as an Empowerment Tool for Women: 'Breaking the Grass Ceiling' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-puffs-pot-empowerment-tool-women-breaking-grass-ceiling <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>CBS This Morning&nbsp;</em>on Tuesday continued its role as the biggest cheerleader of legalized marijuana. Reporter Barry Petersen hailed the role of women in Colorado's expanding pot industry. A network graphic touted, "Breaking the Grass Ceiling." Except for one throw-away line, the entire segment avoided the health dangers of marijuana.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-puffs-pot-empowerment-tool-women-breaking-grass-ceiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barry Petersen cbs Colorado marijuana pot Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:35:12 +0000 scott.whitlock 46489 at http://mrc.org CBS Wakes Up to the Dangers of 'Edible Pot,' Notes Deaths in Colorado http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-wakes-dangers-edible-pot-notes-deaths-colorado <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ten days after touting the&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/04/21/cbs-puffs-legalized-pot-co-touts-best-marijuana-ghost-train-haze">best marijuana in Colorado</a>,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;journalists woke up to some potential dangers for the state's decision to legalize pot. Gayle King on Wednesday informed viewers, "Colorado is rethinking the rules for pot-infused food this morning after two recent deaths." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-30-CBS-TM-Dahler.mp3">here</a>.]</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-wakes-dangers-edible-pot-notes-deaths-colorado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Colorado Don Dahler Gayle King marijuana pot Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:57:05 +0000 scott.whitlock 46133 at http://mrc.org CBS Puffs Legalized Pot in Colorado, Touts the Best Marijuana: 'Ghost Train Haze' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-puffs-legalized-pot-colorado-touts-best-marijuana-ghost-train-haze <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;journalist Barry Petersen on Monday offered a puff piece on legalized pot in Colorado, displaying no skepticism about health effects. Instead, he happily explained that "more than 60,000 gathered to party for 4/20. In marijuana lore, the day in April to celebrate all things pot." Petersen noted that the convention includes "an actual trophy for the best pot."<strong>&nbsp;[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-21-CBS-TM-Petersen.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-puffs-legalized-pot-colorado-touts-best-marijuana-ghost-train-haze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barry Petersen cbs Colorado marijuana pot Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:29:51 +0000 scott.whitlock 46053 at http://mrc.org Reefer Madness: Only 3 Percent of Pot Stories Mention Health Risks http://mrc.org/articles/reefer-madness-only-3-percent-pot-stories-mention-health-risks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As stoners call for education, networks leave users high (and dry). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">As stoners prepare for their annual 420 smoking “holiday” on April 20, the broadcast networks have done little to educate&nbsp;users on the risks of their leafy drug of choice in spite of extensive reporting on state legalization of pot.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/reefer-madness-only-3-percent-pot-stories-mention-health-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Health Media 420 Colorado health risks of pot legalization marijuana pot safety risks of pot states stoned driving washington Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:45:18 +0000 julia.seymour 46024 at http://mrc.org After Promoting Colorado's 'Costco of Weed,' NBC Notices Surge in Stoned Driving http://mrc.org/biasalerts/after-promoting-colorados-costco-weed-nbc-notices-surge-stoned-driving <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> While NBC eagerly touted Colorado legalizing marijuana at the start of the year, even promoting one Denver store that hoped to become the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/01/27/nbc-hypes-costco-weed-colorado-planning-nationwide-franchise" target="_blank">"Costco of weed,"</a> on Monday's <em>Today</em>, correspondent Miguel Almaguer finally noticed a downside to legalized drug use: <strong>"More than half of Colorado's 61 arrests made in January for impaired driving involved someone who was high."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/defa</em></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/after-promoting-colorados-costco-weed-nbc-notices-surge-stoned-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Colorado legalized marijuana Miguel Almaguer NBC Today Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:31:46 +0000 kyle.drennen 45722 at http://mrc.org NBC Hypes 'Costco of Weed' in Colorado Planning Nationwide Franchise http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-costco-weed-colorado-planning-nationwide-franchise <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Teasing an upcoming report on Monday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie announced: <strong>"...the big-box store of weed?</strong> One Colorado company's plan to bring their controversial product to states coast to coast." In the report that followed minutes later, correspondent Gabe Gutierrez was shown standing in a room filled with marijuana plants at the Denver-based pot store and proclaimed: "If you thought pot retailers in Colorado were all tiny shops run by stoners, you'd be wrong.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hypes-costco-weed-colorado-planning-nationwide-franchise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Colorado Gabe Gutierrez legalized marijuana NBC Today Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:36:07 +0000 kyle.drennen 45398 at http://mrc.org CBS Touts 'Cannabis Capitalism' and 'Pot Tours' That Cure the 'Marijuana Munchies' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-cannabis-capitalism-and-pot-tours-cure-marijuana-munchies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The journalists at&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Friday appeared excited over the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, hyping the "cannabis capitalism" in the state and a new "pot tour" business that has sprouted up. Showing little skepticism, reporter Barry Petersen offered a light-hearted take: "<strong>Appropriately enough, the pot tour ends at a sub shop where Acapulco gold is a sandwich and they're ready to help with those marijuana munchies." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-01-24-CBS-TM-Petersen.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-cannabis-capitalism-and-pot-tours-cure-marijuana-munchies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barry Petersen cbs Colorado marijuana pot Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:35:22 +0000 scott.whitlock 45385 at http://mrc.org ABC Hypes 'Historic' Pot 'Revolution' in Colorado: 'From the Underground to the Mainstream' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-historic-pot-revolution-colorado-underground-mainstream <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New Years seemed like a good time for ABC to push the marijuana "revolution" taking place in Colorado.&nbsp;<em>World News</em>&nbsp;reporter Clayton Sandell on Wednesday featured an almost entirely positive story, f<strong>ocusing on job growth related to pot and featuring one man (wearing green face paint) who enthused, "This is a historical event."&nbsp;</strong>Sandell showcased the grand opening of a new store that legally sells the drug for recreational use.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-hypes-historic-pot-revolution-colorado-underground-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Clayton Sandell Colorado marijuana pot World News Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:20:46 +0000 scott.whitlock 45212 at http://mrc.org CBS Highlights '55 of the 62 Elected Sheriffs' Opposing Colorado Gun Law; ABC, NBC Ignore http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-highlights-55-62-elected-sheriffs-opposing-colorado-gun-law-abc-nbc-ignore <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-12-16-CBS-Rose_large.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 1px;" height="134" width="240" />CBS This Morning</em> stood out on Monday as the only mention so far on the Big Three's morning and evening newscasts of the New York Times' <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/us/sheriffs-refuse-to-enforce-laws-on-gun-control.html?hpw&amp;rref=us&amp;pagewanted=print" target="_blank">Sunday item</a> about sheriffs in Colorado who are "refusing to enforce" gun control laws passed earlier in 2013, "saying that they are too vague and &lt;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-highlights-55-62-elected-sheriffs-opposing-colorado-gun-law-abc-nbc-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Colorado Erica Goode Guns NBC New York Times Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:56:36 +0000 matthew.balan 45149 at http://mrc.org CBS Spotlights Recall of Pro-Gun Control Politicos in Colorado; NBC Yawns http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spotlights-recall-pro-gun-control-politicos-colorado-nbc-yawns <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2013-09-11-CBS-CTM-Morse_Recall_large.JPG" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />Wednesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> stood out as the only Big Three network morning show to devote a full report to Colorado voters recalling two pro-gun control state legislators.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-spotlights-recall-pro-gun-control-politicos-colorado-nbc-yawns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barry Petersen cbs CBS This Morning Colorado Elections Good Morning America Guns John Morse NBC Today Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:32:39 +0000 matthew.balan 44468 at http://mrc.org New York Times Gushes Over Colorado's 'Popular, Data-Driven' Gun Control Governor http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-gushes-over-colorados-popular-data-driven-gun-control-governor <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>New York Times</em> reporter Jack Healy praised the "pragmatic...data-driven" Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's gun control fight in Tuesday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/us/gov-john-hickenlooper-of-colorado-is-poised-to-sign-tough-gun-laws.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0&amp;pagewanted=all">For Colorado Governor, a Long Path to Gun Limits</a>." <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Jack_Healy.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="245" width="275" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-gushes-over-colorados-popular-data-driven-gun-control-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Colorado Gun Control Jack Healy Labeling Bias Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:46:22 +0000 clay.waters 42970 at http://mrc.org Liberal Colbert Rips Proposed Colorado Gun Dorm; CBS Laps It Up http://mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-colbert-rips-proposed-colorado-gun-dorm-cbs-laps-it <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2012-11-29-CC-Colbert_large.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="168" width="300" />Stephen Colbert <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppOXpyhM2wA" target="_blank">channeled the mother and teacher</a> from the classic "A Christmas Story" on Thursday's <em>Colbert Report</em>, as he made fun of a proposed dormitory for undergraduates with gun permits at the University of Colorado.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/liberal-colbert-rips-proposed-colorado-gun-dorm-cbs-laps-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Colorado Comedy Central Guns Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:39:01 +0000 matthew.balan 41927 at http://mrc.org Obama Makes Strong Pitch for 'Women's Rights' in Colo., While Romney Left Twisting in the 'Wind' in Iowa http://mrc.org/articles/obama-makes-strong-pitch-womens-rights-colo-while-romney-left-twisting-wind-iowa <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Thursday Jackie Calmes (pictured) and Trip Gabriel, two of the <em>New York Times</em>' more slanted campaign reporters, teamed up to cover Obama's campaign trip to Colorado and Romney's trip to Iowa: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/us/politics/obama-assails-romney-on-womens-health-care.html?ref=todayspaper">Obama Assails Romney on Women’s Health Care</a>." Covering Obama in Denver, the <em>Times</em> credited the president's popularity among women, while the Romney coverage from Iowa emphasized a controversy in that state, underlined by an accompanying photo caption: "<stron</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/obama-makes-strong-pitch-womens-rights-colo-while-romney-left-twisting-wind-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign 2012 Colorado Iowa Jackie Calmes Trip Gabriel Wind Subsidies Women's Rights Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:35:22 +0000 clay.waters 40850 at http://mrc.org