Entries from December 31st, 2012

Journal, Again, Casts a Shadow Over Solar Energy

December 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Just before the winter holidays, the Albuquerque Journal ran a guest column about solar energy development that should have instilled in New Mexico readers pride in the state’s role in that history. Instead, the reader was misled by the Journal to read the piece with an erroneous mind-set. That is, each enlightening […]

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Happy Holidays! See You in 2013

December 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

To All Our Readers: Thank you so much for your loyalty throughout the year. We hope you enjoy the holidays. Journal Watch will be on hiatus through the New Year. See you in 2013!

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Resurrecting St. Pete: The Journal’s Domenici Story Decoded

December 20th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, journalism, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert A publisher coined the phrase “without fear or favor.” When Adolph Ochs acquired The New York Times in 1896, he promised readers it would be his “earnest aim to … give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect, or interest involved.” Obviously, the Albuquerque Journal takes a different […]

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Plundering Employee Pensions and Promoting Plutocracy

December 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · economy, financial coverage, journalism, labor

By Arthur Alpert Boomers, I have read, feel nostalgic about Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and other Hostess company snacks. Me, I’m too old to partake of either the food or sentiment. So I’m perpetrating this third post on the Albuquerque Journal’s misreporting of Hostess’ dissolution only because there’s a new development that teaches us more about […]

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The Book Review’s Last Chapter

December 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Much of the front page of this week’s Sunday Journal was devoted to a story about a book. It’s a story well worth the space – about Anne Hillerman venturing into fiction and continuing the legacy of her father, Tony Hillerman, by writing a Leaphorn-Chee book of her own. It’s a national […]

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Calling for the Bludgeons: Union-bashing Corporate Lobbyist Finds Easy Access to Journal OpEd Page

December 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment · journalism, labor

By Arthur Alpert How wrong can I be? I figured my post on the Hostess bankruptcy (Nov. 27) would be a one-shot, but that underestimated the story’s shelf life. Also, I failed to realize how ardently the Albuquerque Journal would use Hostess to promote its political agenda. Therefore, here’s an update on Twinkies and journalistic […]

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The Business of Boosting Fracking

December 4th, 2012 · No Comments · energy policy, environment, journalism

By Denise Tessier People can’t live without water. It’s that basic. That’s the lead sentence of an Albuquerque Journal editorial (April 6) about the City of Albuquerque´s water infrastructure. Because it’s an editorial, it’s the official position of the Journal as a paper. (And one could add, it’s a no-brainer.) Yet, the Journal seems to […]

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