Entries Tagged as 'AP'

The Point of the Exercise

July 25th, 2012 · No Comments · campaign finance reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert “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,” I wrote here July 19. That’s still true, but an AP Washington Bureau commentary posing as a news story did mention it Friday, July 20 on A6. I […]

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The Long War

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments · health care reform, role of government, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert OK, it’s not on the top of the news agenda these days, but if you can put aside the presidential sparring, economy and Wisconsin recall for a moment, I’d like to remind you there’s still a war going on. I refer to the Albuquerque Journal’s long war on Obamacare, waged not just […]

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Blackout of Wisconsin Recall Story Ends

April 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s long darkness is over. You will remember that – despite major demonstrations – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker succeeded last year in weakening public employee unions’ collective bargaining rights. The Journal published lots of stories on Walker’s attack on organized labor. Then the unions and their allies stormed back and […]

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No Other Plausible Explanation

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments · energy policy, Fact Check, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert “Shall I discourse,’ I wrote the other day, “on the AP Fact Check you haven’t published, which definitively rebuts your narrative on drilling and gas prices?” Yes. Today. First let’s set the stage. Readers of the Albuquerque Journal know management is a full-throated fan of the New Mexico and national oil industries, […]

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Journal-AP Tag Team Bury the Facts in Social Security Story

August 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Life offers great pairings. I’m thinking of Heloise and Abelard, Romeo and Juliet, Fred and Ginger and – eternally entwined – Albuquerque Journal management and Associated Press Washington Bureau. That last duo – they go everywhere holding (right) hands – has produced another cute offspring. Wearing a bold headline – “Outlook For […]

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