Entries Tagged as 'Citizens United'

The Journal is troubled by undue influence of the rich and powerful — but only when it comes to the Clinton Foundation

August 6th, 2015 · 2 Comments · campaign finance reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Unbelievable! I mean that literally. Sometimes what I happen upon in the Albuquerque Journal is not to be believed. Well, in truth the Journal publishes material every day for which grains of salt are recommended, but what happened today (August 6) was so blatant and egregious as to elicit that “Unbelievable!” Or, […]

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Siding With the Rich and Powerful: The Journal’s Lack of Support for the Voice of the Citizenry

September 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · campaign finance reform, Congress, inequality, tax policy, voting rights

By Denise Tessier Unlike the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Telegraph blogger Matt Reichbach saw the importance of one particular news story from Thursday. The first entry on his “Morning Word” list of stories from around the state today was this: • As expected, a Republican filibuster blocked the passage of a constitutional amendment to reverse […]

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George Will’s Ethical Lapses Bespeak Allegiance to Oligarchy

September 12th, 2014 · No Comments · campaign finance reform, Congress, inequality, journalism

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal just published still another George Will column (9/11) in which he upends history, common sense and rationality to argue for the interests of the American oligarchy. That may not be coincidence. Will’s argument may be a quid pro quo for what his benefactors paid him. Recently, the Society of […]

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Journal Isn’t Telling Whole Story About IRS “Scandal”

March 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments · campaign finance reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert You’ve probably noticed I shy away from writing about the major political parties. There are several reasons. One is my working premise that both parties respond to their corporate underwriters.  And there’s a practical concern – were I to condemn Albuquerque Journal editors for tilting toward Party A, it might read as […]

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‘Media Buy the People’ – The Media Literacy Legacy of Bob McCannon

September 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, journalism, role of government

By Denise Tessier Media reform is key, no matter what your issue. – Bob McCannon, New Mexico Media Literacy Project Recently, the Albuquerque Journal announced the death of Robert L. “Bob” McCannon, retired Albuquerque Academy teacher and coach who founded the New Mexico Media Literacy Project. McCannon’s legacy is his creation of a whole course […]

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How I Know What the Journal Thinks of Citizens United

February 24th, 2012 · No Comments · campaign finance reform

By Arthur Alpert I know the Albuquerque Journal’s stand on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United and I didn’t come to that knowledge by way of an editorial. Nor did I rely on a few Op Ed columns on the issue, though pro-Citizens United essays have outnumbered the others. What I know didn’t even […]

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Must We Look to 'The Nation' for Local News?

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Maybe you’re reading it here first. Or, maybe you already read it — in The Nation. But here’s the news: With the Senate’s 20-9 vote Saturday (Feb. 11), both houses of the New Mexico State Legislature have now passed memorials expressing opposition to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. And there’s been […]

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A Gap in Legislative News: Citizens United

February 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Those who read ABQJournalWatch’s sister Web site, Clearly New Mexico, know that the state House of Representatives has voted to ask Congress to send the states a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. House Memorial 4 passed that body 38-29 more than a week ago (Jan. 31). […]

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