KCOL's James continued pattern of media figures fawning over Romney's looks

Repeating a refrain heard from other local and national media figures, Fox News Radio 600 KCOL's Scott James on September 12 gushed over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's physical appearance, labeling him a “fine-looking” and "[d]amn handsome" man. James further stated, “I'm thinking, look at that hair.”

On his September 12 Ride Home with The James Gang broadcast on Fox News Radio 600 KCOL, Scott James echoed numerous other local and national media figures in fawning over Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's physical appearance. James called Romney a “fine-looking man” and a "[d]amn handsome man," adding, “I'm thinking, look at that hair.”

From the September 12 broadcast of Fox News Radio 600 KCOL's Ride Home with The James Gang:

JAMES: So, you know, we've got the Fox News monitors up in here and I'm watching Fox TV; they flash up a picture of presidential candidate Mitt Romney. And think to myself, “He is a fine-looking man.”

PRODUCER: He, he is.

JAMES: Damn handsome man. I'm thinking, look at that hair. And then I think, you know who has hair like that? Kevin McGlue [assistant news director]. How do you [producer laughs] -- how do you guys pull it off? I mean, Kevin just a little gray around the edges there, and you're a damn handsome man.

McGLUE: I appreciate that.

As Colorado Media Matters noted, KCNC CBS4 political reporter Terry Jessup said of Romney, “The former Massachusetts governor is arguably the most handsome of the 10 Republican candidates.”

Similarly, Media Matters for America has noted other examples of national media figures complimenting Romney's looks:

  • In his June 5 column, Politico chief political columnist Roger Simon declared Romney the winner of the June 5 Republican presidential debate and attributed his victory, in part, to the fact that he is "[s]trong, clear, gives good soundbite and has shoulders you could land a 737 on." Simon had previously described Romney as having “chiseled-out-of-granite features, a full, dark head of hair going a distinguished gray at the temples, and a barrel chest.”
  • On the May 30 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly said: "[Y]ou can't get more presidential-looking than Mitt Romney." O'Reilly continued, "[I]f you were to make up a guy, this would be the guy, you know, that looks presidential. He's got the jaw going on, the little gray thing in there." O'Reilly concluded that Romney's “presidential” looks bode well for his electoral prospects, saying, “I think that means a lot in America.”
  • A February 26 Newsweek article by Jonathan Darman and Evan Thomas described Romney as “buff and handsome in late middle age.”