Entries Tagged as 'Donald Trump'

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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Speculations on the Journal’s Psyche

October 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert I don’t pick up the Wall Street Journal regularly and cannot defeat its online pay wall, but I glommed an Embassy Suites free-to-guests issue at the Foundation for Open Government luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 5, took it home and read it cover-to-cover. How refreshing! The news pages were crisply written and I never […]

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Like the Pot Calling the Kettle Black: Albuquerque Journal takes on “media bias”

October 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Fact Check, journalism

By Arthur Alpert It boggles the mind. Did you see it? I refer to the headline, “Charges of media bias have merit” atop an essay the editors at the Albuquerque Journal ran on the editorial page, prominently on the editorial page Sunday, Oct. 2. The Albuquerque Journal charging bias! Talk about the pot calling the […]

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Let No Journalistic Malfeasance Go Unremarked

August 8th, 2016 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert So where do I start? That’s the question whenever I sit down at the iMac because every issue of the Albuquerque Journal begs for corrective action and ideally we should let no journalistic malfeasance go unremarked. Where do I start and (given that my time and energy are finite), which issues do […]

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Finding a Tidbit of Reality in an Unexpected Place

June 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert Be still, my heart! The Albuquerque Journal just published a story on how Corporate America really works. Ok, it wasn’t a story, more like a paragraph. And it wasn’t part of a discussion, just a quote. But I shouldn’t nitpick. Fact is, the Journal, whose narrative on American business is a fairy […]

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A Self-Made Trap: Pity for the Commissars, Part Two

May 8th, 2016 · No Comments · journalism, Koch brothers

By Arthur Alpert As I write Thursday, May 6, Albuquerque Journal editors ask a good question at the top of the front page, “Is the GOP ready to follow Trump? I have a better question –is the Albuquerque Journal ready to follow Trump? The Journal has spent the entire primary season, after all, clobbering Mr. […]

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Pity for the Commissars

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s trespasses against journalism come so fast and furious there’s no keeping up. It requires that I identify and comment on issues every single day. It’s too much, I get confused trying to figure out what to tackle first, fail to cope and feel guilty. When will I get around, […]

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Ignoring History

April 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert “The Journal is complicit is helping shrink women’s access to health services (and putting roadblocks in front of life-saving stem cell research) and appears to be doing so purposefully by putting on appearances of thoroughly covering an issue, while withholding critical information.” That was how Denise Tessier summed up her persuasive analysis […]

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What’s behind the Journal’s anti-Trump campaign?

October 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Fact Check, journalism, Koch brothers, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert Most mornings, I read the Albuquerque Journal over breakfast, then turn to the computer to sample the Washington Post and NY Times. The Post’s news stories are all over the lot, leaving me with no clue as to what the Post’s editorials will say. The same is true of the NY Times; […]

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The Iran Nuclear Deal: True Believers Practicing Pseudo-journalism

August 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Fact Check, foreign policy, journalism, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Respectable newspapers build walls to ensure a separation between the owners’ political opinions and the news operation. That is why, to take a current example, nobody is much surprised when the N.Y. Times (establishment liberal) breaks the story that Hillary Clinton (establishment liberal) used a private email server. A newspaper lacking such […]

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