Entries from July 30th, 2013

Pretend News and the Journal’s War on Obamacare

July 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · health care reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Was Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar on vacation? That was my guess on reading the Albuquerque Journal’s latest anti-Obamcare editorial camouflaged as news Sunday, July 21, because somebody else wrote it. The editors usually rely on Mr. Alonso-Zaldivar for ammunition in the paper’s war against the President’s health care reform that began when it was […]

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Controversial Photos, Art and Other Loose Ends

July 25th, 2013 · No Comments · journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Saying it was responding to reader criticism, the Albuquerque Journal provided a service in running prominently (on A2, July 16) a “recent” photo of Trayvon Martin, which it placed side by side with the “younger” portrayal generally used by news media in depicting the teenager killed in February 2012 by George Zimmerman. […]

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Identity Problem

July 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments · economy, Education, environment, journalism

By Arthur Alpert A couple of weeks ago, business reporter Winthrop Quigley used his UpFront column in the Albuquerque Journal to remind us the state is mired in poverty, to suggest many leaders are losing heart and to wonder if we New Mexicans even know who we are. He concluded: “Until we understand who we […]

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The Scandal of Casting Doubt on Climate Change

July 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier When future generations look back on the scandals of our age, it’ll be the unchecked rise in global temperatures, not the Benghazi talking points, that infuriate them.– Ezra Klein, Washington Post Recently, I found a folder of articles I’d used as a troop leader to help my Junior Girl Scouts achieve their […]

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Every Day Is Groundhog Day at the Journal

July 5th, 2013 · 3 Comments · energy policy, environment, journalism, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Why? Why do the editors do it? After years of watching Albuquerque Journal management manipulate its “news” content to fit the Procrustean bed of its editorial agenda, I still don’t get it. Last week, on Wednesday, June 26, the Journal carried an AP story on Page One that began: “Appealing for courageous […]

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Congress Failing Our Students

July 1st, 2013 · No Comments · economy, Education

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal can’t be blamed, because it has published not one, but two editorials in the past month encouraging Congress to pass legislation that would have stopped today’s doubling of the interest rate on federal Stafford student loans — from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Several bills aimed at curbing student loan […]

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