Entries from January 31st, 2011

Another Puzzling Headline

January 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert An editor who writes headlines for the Journal’s Op Ed page cannot read. At least, I hope that’s the case, for the only other explanation for the headline on Eugene Robinson’s column Friday, Jan. 28, is lots uglier. (Link not available on Journal site.) I defy anybody to read Robinson’s essay and […]

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Everybody’s an Expert

January 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque resident Eugene Aronson made a timely point in a letter to the editor that ran in the Albuquerque Journal Jan. 25, saying he didn’t understand “how the idea that one person’s opinion is as valid as anyone else’s came about.” He added: If I am deathly ill, I certainly would not […]

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New Leaf? Never Mind…

January 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I was asking here, back on Jan. 19, if the Journal was turning over a new leaf. For the previous day, it had published a wire story questioning the GOP claim that President Obama’s health care reform would cost jobs. True, you had to reach page C7 to find the McClatchy dispatch, […]

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Enjoy That Honeymoon While It Lasts, Gov. Martinez

January 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann There might be a lesson for the Martinez administration in Leslie Linthicum’s Jan 23 “UpFront” column “Lt. Gov. Sent Work Out of New Mexico.” Oh, not the most obvious lesson – that being, of course, that Lt. Governor John Sanchez probably shouldn’t have hired an out-of-state company to answer the phones at […]

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A Daring Headline!

January 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Remember what Warren Buffett said about class warfare? “There’s class warfare, all right,” he told conservative Ben Stein in 2006, “but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” A scintillating Albuquerque Journal headline Tuesday, Jan. 18, B4, brought that to mind: “Swiss Ex-Banker Rats Out Rich to […]

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Turning over a new leaf on C7

January 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · health care reform

By Arthur Alpert Is the Journal turning over a new leaf? It published a wire story Tuesday, Jan. 18 that rebuts Republican claims the Obama health care reform will cost jobs. “Job-Killer, Maybe Not” is the headline, “Republican Claims Overstate Case on 2010 Health Care Law” the sub-head on a McClatchy Newspapers story analyzing the […]

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A Historic Change . . . for a Day

January 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, the Albuquerque Journal did something historic on its Jan. 17 editorial page. For the first time, in my 30-plus -year memory anyway, the editorial cartoon was moved from its top spot on the page, making way for the prominent display of a portrait of […]

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Defensive Reading: It's a Tough Job, But….

January 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Gosh, I hate defensive reading. I’ve been doing it, however, for more than two years, ever since discovering that the Associated Press allows its Washington Bureau reporters to editorialize. As memory serves, it all began when I read an Albuquerque Journal story from AP Washington that exalted the Republican candidate for president, […]

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Putting the Blame Where It Belongs

January 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Once again, an UpFront Journal columnist has stepped up with a piece that counters and tempers what some might consider a misguided column that appeared on the Journal’s editorial page. This time, I refer to Joline Gutierrez Krueger’s Jan. 14 piece, “Sick for a Long Time. . .And Nobody Stepped In.” The […]

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A Curmudgeon’s Prediction: Newspapers Coming Back

January 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For years, I’ve enjoyed Dale Dauten’s “Corporate Curmudgeon,” a King Features Syndicate column run by the Albuquerque Journal’s Business Outlook. Monday’s (Jan. 10) installment — which, according to the column, is Dauten’s second-to-last after more than 20 years — included a string of paragraphs summarizing some of what Dauten says he’s learned […]

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