Last Monday KNUS radio host Peter Boyles took a call from ‘Patrick’. He told a story about his mother, a green-card-holding Dutch immigrant, who was detained at the airport for 45 min and searched. His mother was apparently in her eighties at the time and wheelchair bound. Patrick thought this was perfectly acceptable and couldn’t understand why all the protesters were making a fuss about immigrants being delayed at airports this week.
Marla Spinuzzi Reichert is the newly elected chair of the Pueblo County GOP. She is also prone to posting fake news. Here are just a few of the many examples from over the last few months.
Senator Tim Neville apparently thinks government is the enemy, so he posts false headline to “prove” it
My colleagues and I, in reporting about the phenomenon of fake news on social media, have highlighted the propensity of partisan publications to use false or misleading headlines as a propaganda tactic.
Joshua Hosler is a candidate for GOP Vice-Chair of El Paso County. In a Facebook post Sunday, he detailed how he walked out of his church when his priest read a bible verse relating to refugees. Although he doesn’t specify which verses the priest read, it is likely this one, which is fairly unequivocal:
If you’re looking to pop your Facebook bubble for a moment and take a peek at what’s circulating in the dark corners of the internet, look no further than the Facebook page of Tanne Blackburn, who’s the GOP chair of Douglas County.
Although this column is used to point out the crazy things emanating from the Fever Swamps™, I also want to encourage reasonable behavior that I see from a handful of Colorado conservatives. I respect conservatives who have principles that don’t change depending on who wields power, so when I come across this type of post, I will do my best to relay it. A tip of my cap to Isaiah Hess, who’s a member of the executive committee of Colorado’s Republican Party.
Weaving my way through the, reportedly, 200,000 strong crowds at Denver’s civic center, it is hard to deny that Saturday’s Women’s March was a huge success. A couple things stood out to me. So many signs read, “I’m so mad I made my first protest sign” or something to that effect.
All the people who posted the following on Facebook are big Donald Trump supporters who presumably found it just fine that he admitted to sexually assaulting women.
State Sen. Vicki Marble (R-Ft. Collins) is no stranger to racial controversy. She came under fire in 2013 when she reinforced the stereotype of African Americans eating fried chicken as a reason that many of them live in poverty. In the same rant, she proclaimed that Mexican Americans eat vegetables until they move to the United States, despite the fact that Mexico has a higher rate of obesity than the United States.