Entries Tagged as 'Denise Tessier'

Covering New Mexico’s Second ‘Scathing’ Report of the Month

April 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · state government

By Denise Tessier By now, most know that the U.S. Department of Justice wasn’t the only group issuing a scathing report related to New Mexico this month. Mother Jones’ article about Gov. Susana Martinez  was a hot story on national media sites Wednesday and made same-day news on all the local television stations (although KRQE […]

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More Flailing Against Obamacare, and Related Backdoor Attacks on the IRS

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · campaign finance reform, health care reform, tax policy

By Denise Tessier When the health care enrollment deadline of March 31 passed with more than 7 million people signed up nationwide – “beating expectations” as the Associated Press put it – the Albuquerque Journal put the news inside , deciding the front-page story should be “NM lags on health care sign-ups.” The latter, more […]

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WIPP: Reconsidering the ‘Impossible’

April 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment · environment

By Denise Tessier Before the leak, a radiation incident at WIPP was considered virtually impossible. . . That’s a line from the Journal’s March 27 editorial in which the Albuquerque Journal revealed a collective change of heart about the infallibility of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, the only existing repository for the nation’s […]

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Daily Show Appearance by Marita K. Noon Puts ‘Fun’ in Fracking

March 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier In the simplistic world of Marita K. Noon, energy makes America great. Energy Makes America Great, Inc., is in fact, is the name of the organization headed by Noon, whose pro-industry pieces appear in the Albuquerque Journal. And now, kids, thanks to Noon’s appearance on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, we learn that […]

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Contrary to the Journal’s Contention, Keystone XL Decision Should NOT Be Easy

March 18th, 2014 · No Comments · energy policy

By Denise Tessier On Feb. 27, while I was away from New Mexico, the Albuquerque Journal ran an editorial whose headline summarized the leading daily’s official position: “Keystone XL approval should be easy decision.” In terms of laying out the Journal’s position, it was a well-written editorial. But its premise is arguable. Approval of the […]

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Another Year, Another Press Freedom Incident at CNM

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Education, journalism, labor

By Denise Tessier It’s been almost a year since the last incident. And now, we have reports of another misstep by Central New Mexico Community College with regard to its school newspaper, the CNM Chronicle, and student freedom of the press. Kudos to the Albuquerque Journal for covering it. Last year, CNM pulled copies of […]

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Off Track Coverage and ‘Grandstanding’

February 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments · environment, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Gov. Susana Martinez and the state helicopter were in the Albuquerque Journal last week (Feb. 21), but not Amtrak trains. Missing from the state’s leading newspaper was a story about what New Mexico plans to do about a proposed partnership with Colorado, Kansas, Amtrak and track owner Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway […]

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On the Education Front: Moving Front and Center, But Wounded From the Fight

February 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Education, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Education policy got the play it deserved in the Sunday morning Journal, at the top of the front page. “Education policy in focus at Roundhouse” no doubt was pushed over the top in terms of placement by the newsworthy coming together outside the Capitol Roundhouse of several hundred teachers and parents demonstrating […]

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A Quick Example of Bias Infecting ACA News

February 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments · health care reform, journalism

By Denise Tessier Part of the blame for the Albuquerque Journal’s perceived overall conservative bias comes from the mixing of opinion with news. This is a not problem that lies in the work of its staff reporters, but in its use of national Associated Press stories that increasingly seem infected with opinion. The problem, too, […]

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Fired Up About Being Green – But Not in the Journal

February 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · environment, journalism

By Denise Tessier Long-time readers of the Albuquerque Journal couldn’t be faulted for thinking the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce the most important business-boosting group in New Mexico. It gets lots of publicity in the Journal (as we have pointed out in past posts) and a few years ago even partnered with the Journal with […]

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