Entries Tagged as 'Charles Koch'

The Scandal of Casting Doubt on Climate Change

July 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier When future generations look back on the scandals of our age, it’ll be the unchecked rise in global temperatures, not the Benghazi talking points, that infuriate them.– Ezra Klein, Washington Post Recently, I found a folder of articles I’d used as a troop leader to help my Junior Girl Scouts achieve their […]

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Island of Influence: Report Details Impact of Koch-funded Donors Trust in New Mexico

March 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments · environment, journalism, role of government, tax policy, voting rights

By Arthur Alpert Remember when Secretary of State John Foster Dulles refused to “recognize” China because he disapproved of its Communist government?  A wedding of stupidity and arrogance was sufficient to wipe a colossus from the world atlas. The Albuquerque Journal’s inability to recognize the existence of a continent of the wealthy – where cash […]

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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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A Triumph of Omission

August 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Credit the Albuquerque Journal with killing two birds with one stone. The “birds” are stories Journal management prefers not to cover because (I surmise) they contradict the newspaper’s editorial agenda. The first is the dangers of climate change or global warming as a result of human activity. The second is the political […]

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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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The Koch Brothers: Corporate Wizards of Oz

August 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Aug. 30 New Yorker story “Covert Operations,” Jane Mayer’s chronicle of the Koch brothers’ “war against Obama,” is worth reading. Mayer may overstate the power of those wealthy far right activists, but she does support her hypothesis with evidence and – here’s our local angle – the article casts some (incidental) […]

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