Entries Tagged as 'Charles Krauthammer'

Partisanship Is Not the Problem

November 4th, 2016 · 7 Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert  I know what you are thinking. You saw the Albuquerque Journal Wednesday, Nov. 2, the issue featuring all-Hillary’s emails–all-the-time, and you figure the Journal is in the GOP’s corner. And you have other evidence. Like the previous day’s imaginative headline, “FBI inquiry into Clinton emails becomes key” over an AP story on […]

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Watching The Journal Cover The Presidential Campaign

July 21st, 2015 · No Comments · campaign finance reform, journalism, Koch brothers

By Arthur Alpert As an independent voter, I am watching the burgeoning 2016 presidential campaign without great enthusiasm. When the major parties name their standard-bearers, I’ll have to choose the lesser corporate evil. It’s great fun, though, watching the Albuquerque Journal – political machine in newspaper costume – cover the campaign. And the best part […]

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Syndicated Columnists and the Iraq War

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal just added David Ignatius as a regular columnist. I hadn’t realized the newspaper was in dire need of still another essayist who got Iraq wrong, but wait, let’s not jump to conclusions. Born to the purple, the son of a former Navy Secretary and a descendant of Cotton Mather, […]

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CBO Report Coverage: A Banquet of Advocacy

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments · health care reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Last time out I acquainted you with one Albuquerque Journal recipe for dishing rightist advocacy. Editor/cooks using it print multiple opinions that coincide with management’s editorial agenda while excluding opinions (or stories) that conflict. My example was the CBO report on Obamacare. Non-partisan experts said lots of Americans will choose to leave […]

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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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If Only It Was That Simple

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Fact Check, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Back in the 1990s, when I co-owned and edited Prime Time, a monthly for New Mexican seniors, I regularly spoke to civic and senior organizations on “How the News Get Shaped.” Having worked in print and broadcast news (network, local and cable) I saw how the journalism differed depending on technology, how […]

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Fig Leaf

January 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Why does Albuquerque Journal management run E.J. Dionne Jr.’s syndicated essays? Surely, the editors don’t believe that publishing the soft-spoken liberal fools anybody into thinking the Journal is fair. Not when there are umpteen columns by Cal Thomas and Jonah Goldberg and Charles Krauthammer and George Will to every Dionne piece. And […]

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Erase and Ignore: When the facts don't fit the "fact check" narrative

September 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert According to Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society,” but the Albuquerque Journal disagrees. In its narrative – the story that emerges from Journal editorials, Op Ed essays and its manipulated news pages – management argues that taxes are bad and (more specifically) the “haves” […]

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Not So Hidden Agenda

March 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert You gotta give the Albuquerque Journal a hand – it doesn’t hide its agenda. Not well, anyway. As if publishing Robert Samuelson’s deceptive (if predictable) attack on Social Security as “welfare” last Monday wasn’t sufficient, management launched another missile Saturday, March 12. Two in one week! Of course, in a demonstration of […]

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Arthur Alpert's Conservative Pundit Scorecard

January 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert First Winthrop Quigley doubted (UpFront, Dec. 22) that investors, Congress or Wall Street have learned anything from this Great Recession. Next, he “warned,” tongue-in-cheek, of an ugly tax debate ahead in Business Outlook, Dec. 28. Having read both pieces, I’m forced to conclude that Quigley’s an intellectual. By intellectual, I mean first […]

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