Entries from May 29th, 2012

It's Getting Hard to Keep Up

May 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Fact Check, journalism, tax policy, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert So dedicated is the Albuquerque Journal to its mission of tailoring news coverage to its editorial agenda that I can’t keep up. I get to work, for example, on an essay comparing how our Journal treated JP Morgan Chase’s recent loss of billions with the Wall Street Journal’s coverage – and before I […]

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Pay No Attention to that Pesky Memo

May 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Yet another column by Marita Noon made its way into the Albuquerque Journal. What’s interesting about this one (“Renewable Energy Can’t Compete With Fossil Fuels”, May 19), is that more than half-way into the piece, Noon criticizes media for giving too much credence to a 10-page right-wing strategy memo that was part […]

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Climate Change and the Unabomber

May 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Last month’s Albuquerque Journal publication of the column, “Global Warming Is Just  Propaganda,” is still generating reader response, with nearly a full page of letters in Tuesday’s (May 15) Journal commenting both on that column (as we did ) and on the published rebuttal by scientist Mark Boslough . In between, a […]

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Pretend Newspaper

May 11th, 2012 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert The scene is a fictional newspaper in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012. It’s 10: 30 AM and five editors, each armed with coffee, are straggling into a conference room for the daily morning meeting. The Editor speaks first. “OK, guys, let’s get to it. Before we tackle the […]

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The Curious Tweet by Marita K. Noon

May 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “Interesting that Marita Noon would tweet this story exposing what her ilk are up to,” a colleague wrote in an email. Interesting – and curious — indeed. In her usual simplistic style, extractive industry booster and Albuquerque Journal column contributor Marita K. Noon (who uses the Twitter handle “energyrabbit”), tweeted just a […]

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Opinionated Headlines Embarrass Editors, not Quigley

May 7th, 2012 · 4 Comments · budget policy, health care reform, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert What a headline on Winthrop Quigley’s UpFront column Tuesday, May 1! “Ryan’s Redemption: Deficit Cuts Aid Poor”. Yes, absolutely. And day is night, black is white and, oh yes, Albuquerque Journal management is committed to journalism. Here is the reality. Quigley wrote about Rep. Paul Ryan, author of a budget plan condemned […]

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