Entries Tagged as 'ACA'

Daily Politicization of the News

September 18th, 2015 · 2 Comments · climate change, economy, financial coverage, health care reform, journalism, Koch brothers, role of government

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s daily politicization of news isn’t always dramatic. The editors don’t slip political material into Associated Press stories every day. Nor do they edit those AP accounts to remove “objectionable” content every day. Sometimes Journal commissars are content to employ relatively pedestrian tools. Today, for example, Friday, Sept. 18, there’s […]

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Varying the Usual Recipe in Obamacare Coverage

February 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Fact Check, health care reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert If you visit this site often, you know the Albuquerque Journal is less a newspaper than a restaurant where cooks follow several recipes in a daily effort to feed readers a diet of rightist advocacy. One favorite recipe begins with a ”news story,” often from the Associated Press Washington Bureau, that leans […]

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NM’s Low Health Exchange Premiums: Big News Everywhere Else But in the Journal

September 27th, 2013 · No Comments · health care reform, journalism, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert “Darn it. Those Obamacare insurance exchanges are about to open for business and they’re looking good. It’s early but informed competition may make health insurance affordable for the uninsured.” “Yeah, and worse yet, New Mexico is getting lower-than-average rates.” “So how do we avoid reporting that?” I don’t know if the editors […]

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Another Way To Block Health Care Reform: Nullification

October 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Micha Gisser’s columns in the Albuquerque Journal no longer carry the “Rio Grande Foundation fellow” tagline, but the RGF ideology is still there in the University of New Mexico economics professor’s writing, and the Journal is still giving him prominent play. In last week’s “Executive’s Desk” slot (Oct. 15) on A3 of […]

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Bigger News Hole

November 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Yesterday I pointed out that the Wednesday Nov. 9 issue of the Albuquerque Journal lacked three significant national stories. But the news hole was quite small, I noted, so maybe that was the explanation. I figured we’d get a better idea from the next day’s newspaper. Well, the Journal published again Thursday, […]

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News Hole, Nov. 9, 2011

November 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Let us stipulate (as the lawyers say) that the Wednesday, Nov. 9 issue of the Albuquerque Journal was thin and the news hole – what remains for news after the editors place advertisements and certain required elements – was very small. That said, the Nov. 9 Journal did not report the following: […]

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