Entries Tagged as 'voting rights'

On the ALEC Front: A Review – With an Eye Toward 2014

January 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · campaign finance reform, Education, energy policy, environment, NM Legislature, regulation, tax policy, voting rights

By Denise Tessier In 2013, more light than previously before was shined on the secretive yet highly influential 40-year-old corporatist lobbying organization known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). That light came mostly from blogs, alternative media, journalist Bill Moyers and the British-owned Guardian newspaper, rather than by so-called “mainstream” news. The Albuquerque Journal […]

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More on Word Power, This Time Related to Perceived Sexism and Voter Fraud

April 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments · journalism, Uncategorized, voting rights

By Denise Tessier As a follow-up to the post on the importance of the Associated Press admonition against use of “illegals” in covering immigration, two further examples of powerful word choice by news organizations, both national and local, merit discussion. The first involves a national obituary and its poor choice in word-phrase placement, which has […]

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Island of Influence: Report Details Impact of Koch-funded Donors Trust in New Mexico

March 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments · environment, journalism, role of government, tax policy, voting rights

By Arthur Alpert Remember when Secretary of State John Foster Dulles refused to “recognize” China because he disapproved of its Communist government?  A wedding of stupidity and arrogance was sufficient to wipe a colossus from the world atlas. The Albuquerque Journal’s inability to recognize the existence of a continent of the wealthy – where cash […]

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Another Major Voter Disenfranchisement Story Goes Unmentioned in the Journal

November 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment · voting rights

By Arthur Alpert What’s most impressive about the Albuquerque Journal is its imperviousness to events. Elections, for example, may come and go, but we can depend upon the state’s largest daily to focus, without blinking, on promoting its editorial agenda through the paper – on its opinion pages and even the so-called news columns. Of […]

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It’s a Big Story Everywhere But in the Journal: The National Push to Restrict Voting Rights

October 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments · journalism, voting rights

By Arthur Alpert It is a truth universally acknowledged that judging what’s news is art, not science. That was the consensus in every newsroom I’ve known – that honest journalists could differ on what’s a story and what’s not. And that was the mindset I brought to the task of reading the Albuquerque Journal closely […]

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Voter Fraud, Orwell and Chutzpah

September 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · journalism, voting rights

By Arthur Alpert What’s most amazing about the Albuquerque Journal is not its daily assault on journalistic decency. No, it’s the nerve – chutzpah, if you prefer – with which management crusades against fairness. Today, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, the editors published an Op Ed criticizing certain journalists for selling out and quoting George Orwell. […]

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