Keeping the Record Straight

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Fact Check, journalism

By Arthur Alpert

Here’s an addendum to my last post. The Albuquerque Journal waited a day but did publish Wednesday, July 18 the Washington Post’s analysis of the Heather Wilson-Martin Heinrich race for Senate.

Well, most of it. The original piece was very long and Journal editors cut it. Having compared the original (on the Journal website) to what appeared in the physical newspaper, I find the editing fair.

Regretfully, however, readers of the edited version never learned that Ms. Wilson served on the board of Karl Rove’s Super PAC, Crossroads GPS. Nor did they read political blogger Joe Monahan’s views of the competition.

The remainder of my last post stands:

The Journal still hasn’t reported Senate Republicans blocked passage of the Disclose Act, aimed at identifying big contributors to non-profits engaging in political activity.

Nor has it mentioned the three stories involving the Koch brothers – their fundraiser for Gov. Romney; the new leadership at CATO Institute, which they founded; or, the latest national and New Mexico setbacks for the American Legislative Exchange Council, another beneficiary of the Kochs’ generosity.

It’s good to keep the record straight.

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  • Mark Ropel

    I heard Mr. Buffet is buying newspapers, maybe he’ll buy this ‘yellow’ one and we can get a paper that not only reflects the majority of it’s reader’s viewpoints, but actually does public service,therby earning its sales tax exemption.

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