Entries from November 27th, 2012

There’s No Excuse for Journal’s One-sided Account of Hostess Liquidation

November 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · economy, Fact Check, financial coverage, journalism, labor, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert This post begins as a tale of two headlines. It will end with an unfunny joke. The Albuquerque Journal headline on the Business Page Saturday, November 17, told us: “Workers’ Strike Proves Fatal to Hostess” The Wall Street Journal headline on the front page that same day read: “Twinkie Maker Hostess To […]

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Noticing Bright Teeth While Brushing Over Policy Gaps

November 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Fact Check, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier After the vice presidential candidate debate, there was much ado in the press about Joe Biden’s rolling eyes and white teeth: Joe Biden did absolutely roll his eyes, snort, laugh derisively and throw his hands up in the air whenever (Paul) Ryan trotted out his little beady-eyed BS-isms. But he should have! […]

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Churches Tempt Tax-Status Scrutiny (to No Avail)

November 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments · tax policy, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In the run-up to the presidential election, on Oct. 28 and Nov. 1, full-page ads ran in the Albuquerque Journal featuring a message from Billy Graham. Both were adamant that readers should “vote for candidates who support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and woman, protect the sanctity of life […]

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Staying Sane in the Fact-Checking Lane

November 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Fact Check, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier During the just-completed campaign cycle that seemed like it would never end, a nationally syndicated editorial cartoon appeared in the Albuquerque Journal depicting two googley-eyed fact-checkers, bound in straight-jackets, sitting in a padded cell. Even the most seasoned political reporters no doubt related to that cartoon image. For despite valiant effort, fact-checking […]

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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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Endorsing the President a Risky Business

November 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier On Election Day, the Albuquerque Journal ran a column musing about newspapers that “remain defiantly out of step by persisting with their endorsements.” Some might say that certainly describes the Sunday Journal’s endorsement (“Mitt Romney Is Best To Fix U.S. Direction”). But that is not what this column – or that phrase […]

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