Entries Tagged as 'Affordable Care Act'

Unsourced and Misleading: Who wrote mystery paragraph inserted into wire service Obamacare story?

June 11th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Fact Check, health care reform, journalism, Koch brothers, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Recently, I amused you (I hope) with a post on how the Albuquerque Journal has trained me, as Pavlov did his dogs, to rush to the computer whenever it publishes an Op Ed essay from a group named “Freedom” – something. Salivating, I turn from breakfast to Google for my reward – […]

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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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History-Making Aspect of ACA Takes Back Seat to Political Vitriol

September 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment · budget policy, health care reform, journalism, role of government

By Denise Tessier The story opened with “History will be made Tuesday.” But history was relegated to second string when it came to the headline. “Like it or not, OBAMACARE is here” is the headline that ran atop the front page of the Sunday Journal print-edition, on its central story about this week’s rollout of […]

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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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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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Letter Writers Push Back on Pearce's Claims About Affordable Care Act

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Usually, the Albuquerque Journal headlines its columns and letters with a summary of what the letter or column contains. A case in point is Rep. Steve Pearce’s July 20 guest column, “Health Care Law Will Hurt Middle Class.” Some might not read past the headline and think the Affordable Care Act will […]

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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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