Entries from May 28th, 2010

Everyone Wants A Good Send-Off

May 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I’ve written before about the many things there are to love about local newspapers – and about the functions I think readers want and need their daily newspaper to fulfill. Last Saturday I saw something that reminded me of a whole category that I’ve not written about before: Obituaries. Lots of people […]

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Chasing Down The Libertarian Angles – Or Not

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Because both the Tea Party movement and the influence of libertarian economics are growing, the press is, in general, paying attention. Never more so than after Rand Paul, a libertarian with Tea Party backers, won the Kentucky Senatorial primary last week. That was certainly the case in the N.Y. Times and Washington […]

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The Journal Has Little Room For Scolding on Gambling

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Regarding the Journal’s editorial today on the Compulsive Gambling Council titled, “N.M. Can’t Afford To Let This Inaction Ride:” The Journal tied its editorial to the story it published Saturday about Kathy Borrego of Jemez Springs, who killed herself two days before she was to be sentenced for stealing $3.4 million from […]

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The Journal Weighs In On Birthers Again, But This Time The Message Is Sane

May 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Maybe I haven’t been paying enough attention to the birther issue, but Harry Moskos’ first-person explanation of exactly how birth certificates were handled in Hawaii at the same time Barack Obama was born (“Obama’s Birthers Should Check Out My Daughter’s Papers,”) is one of the most fact-based and credible accounts I have […]

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Cal Thomas Is A Laugh Riot

May 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Recently an editor friend asked me to write a humor column on politics. I declined because I’m lazy, but I’ve pondering the idea since. And what if I treated journalism that way? So…. The Albuquerque Journal published a Cal Thomas column Wednesday, May 19, wherein that stalwart of the religious right offers […]

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The Journal's Position on the Arizona Immigration Law…Sort Of

May 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I thought when I saw this Journal editorial Saturday (“CYFD, Governor Share Dangerous Border Policy”) that I noticed a hint of an actual editorial position from the Journal on the controversial Arizona immigration law. Until then, as I noted in a Journal Watch post on May 11, the paper had curiously not […]

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Giving Big Play to Polls

May 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier If it weren’t for the glut of photos that accompanied it, one might have thought that governor’s race was over, judging from the literally over-the-top play a candidate-poll story received on the front page of this week’s Sunday Journal. Splayed across the entire top half of the front-page news hole – above […]

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Journal Gives Half The Story In Health Care Reform Editorial

May 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Most people these days read more than just their daily local newspaper to get a full perspective on the news. But if there are still people out there who rely solely on the Albuquerque Journal to get their news and opinion, they’ll be left today with a one-dimensional take on the cost […]

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Momentous Cancer Report Is Buried

May 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier A week ago today, the Albuquerque Journal carried a story about a government report that was momentous in scope. But it was carried in a way that betrayed its importance. Its headline “New Cancer Strategy Called For,” was squeezed into a single column atop a story tucked in the bottom corner inside […]

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The Journal Can Take A Hint

May 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Could it be that the editors of the Albuquerque Journal have actually taken a suggestion from ABQJournalWatch.com? Maybe. Because today (May 13) there was a guest opinion piece about tax lightning on the paper’s editorial page written by Micha Gisser, professor emeritus of economics at the University of New Mexico and senior […]

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