Entries from February 29th, 2012

George Orwell, Meet the Journal Center

February 29th, 2012 · No Comments · energy policy

By Arthur Alpert Great minds think alike! Denise Tessier and Arthur Alpert arrived independently at posts about the Journal and the New Mexico Energy Forum. Now that you’ve read hers, here’s Arthur’s perspective. The Editor The Albuquerque Journal is nothing if not resourceful in promoting its editorial agenda outside its editorials. You know those identifiers […]

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How Race for the Cure Coverage Led to Myth About the Cause

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, who criticized President Obama for his handling of contraception coverage, nonetheless in a column that ran in Saturday’s Albuquerque Journal took up for the president in terms of the continuing personal attacks the controversy has spawned. As Dionne points out, when Obama isn’t a Muslim, as some opponents claim, […]

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New Mexico Energy Forum’s Post-Mardi Gras Masquerade

February 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier An alert reader sent us an interesting tidbit today(Feb. 27) about the New Mexico Energy Forum. By the time this information is published on the web, the pro-energy, anti-cap-and-trade group will likely have cleaned up the incriminating evidence, so I’m copying and pasting the full contents of its About Us web page here: About […]

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Ramping Up the Religious Rhetoric

February 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Rather than recount, from the beginning, this past month’s riot of male-only hearings and rhetorical backlash on the federal decision that coverage for women’s contraception should be part of a national health care policy, let’s jump right to the end result, reported via the Associated Press in the Albuquerque Journal Feb. 22: […]

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How I Know What the Journal Thinks of Citizens United

February 24th, 2012 · No Comments · campaign finance reform

By Arthur Alpert I know the Albuquerque Journal’s stand on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United and I didn’t come to that knowledge by way of an editorial. Nor did I rely on a few Op Ed columns on the issue, though pro-Citizens United essays have outnumbered the others. What I know didn’t even […]

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Just Another Groundhog Day

February 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · tax policy

By Arthur Alpert Remember “Groundhog Day”, where Bill Murray had to relive day after day after day? I sure do. You see, in a post here Monday, I demonstrated how the Albuquerque Journal uses its front page to promote its editorial agenda, despite paying a price for it. And then I read the Monday, Feb. […]

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From Downton Abbey to Fracking

February 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For those who relished the final installment of Downton Abbey Sunday night, here’s a way to extend the pleasure a bit while still doing your homework on today’s energy questions: Read “What Downton Abbey Can Teach Us About the Future of Energy.” The story appears in StateImpact, a Web site out of […]

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Occasionally Facts Elude the Journal's Spam Filter

February 20th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, tax policy, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Can life get any better? My Giants win the Super Bowl. Jeremy Lin makes the Knicks watchable again. And Wednesday, Feb. 16, the Albuquerque Journal demonstrates how far it is willing go – the price it will pay – to promote its editorial convictions on the front page. In order to carry […]

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Serious Newspapers Provide Context to Long-running Issues

February 14th, 2012 · No Comments · health care reform, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert If you visit this site regularly, you know the Albuquerque Journal decides which stories to print and which to pretend didn’t happen based on its editorial agenda, not journalistic criteria. So you weren’t surprised by Denise Tessier’s report on the Journal’s failure to report that “both houses of the New Mexico State […]

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Must We Look to 'The Nation' for Local News?

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Maybe you’re reading it here first. Or, maybe you already read it — in The Nation. But here’s the news: With the Senate’s 20-9 vote Saturday (Feb. 11), both houses of the New Mexico State Legislature have now passed memorials expressing opposition to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. And there’s been […]

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