Entries Tagged as 'Cato Institute'

News in Itself: Backlash Against Heritage Foundation Report Makes Journal’s Front Page

May 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Fact Check, immigration, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier What, to a longtime reader, could have been more astonishing than finding in the Albuquerque Journal a news story containing criticism about the Heritage Foundation? Answer: Seeing that wire service story on the Journal’s front page – and then seeing the Journal follow it up with its own staff-generated report the next […]

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A Double Standard Case Study

August 11th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, energy policy, environment, journalism, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s approach to right-wing ideology and organizations is simple. Do not cover them in the news pages unless you must. Minimize news that contradicts them. Do provide them a platform in the opinion pages. Make sure they get the most ink. The editors’ achievement in “killing two birds with one […]

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Rejection List

July 17th, 2012 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert It’s time to update our list of stories the Albuquerque Journal doesn’t publish. Here’s a handful, with minimal context. Late Monday, July 16, Senate Democrats promoted and Senate Republicans blocked consideration of the Disclose Act, a bill that would require the names of contributors of $10,000 or more to nonprofits engaged in […]

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Mr. Monteleone Gets the Facts

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments · energy policy, Fact Check, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert How shall I critique thee, oh, Albuquerque Journal? Let me count the ways. Shall I discourse on the AP Fact Check you haven’t published, which definitively rebuts your narrative on drilling and gas prices? Yes, absolutely, but not today. Shall I report the latest move by CATO Institute, the “free market think […]

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Intimate Collaboration

March 16th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert I always complain the Albuquerque Journal imposes its editorial agenda on news decisions, but I never define that agenda. So let’s have at it. The Journal stands against government. The paper’s web site used to carry a mission statement that said its basic purpose was to monitor governmental malfeasance. (It may be […]

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Pickles, Politics and the Journal Hip-Hop

April 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Rick Nathanson’s Journal feature on pickles yesterday had me salivating for the crunchy, sour treat found in excellent Jewish delis. Also, I found myself in a pickle – for the newspaper’s Wednesday, April 21 issue reminded me how fascinating the Journal remains despite management’s misuse of it. Take Dan McKay’s front-page story […]

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