Entries Tagged as 'E.J. Dionne'

Mr. Dionne, meet Mr. Stengel

January 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert “I was not successful as a ball player,” said manager Casey Stengel, “as it was a game of skill.” I wish lack of skill explained the Albuquerque Journal’s misleading headline on E.J. Dionne Jr.’s Op Ed column that appeared in today’s print edition, Tuesday, Jan. 4 — “GOP Newcomers May Need to […]

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Clarification, Please

November 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I will not pretend that I understand the headline a Journal editor put on the Op Ed essay by E.J. Dionne Jr. published Friday, Nov. 26: “GOP Must Call Bluff on Deficits”. Let’s look for something justifying the headline. Dionne begins with a Ronald Reagan joke about the Republican “right hand” not […]

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What's With The Contradicting Headline? (The Latest In A Series…)

November 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Is it illiteracy or lack of scruple? The headline a Journal editor affixed atop the Op Ed column by E.J. Dionne Jr. Friday, Nov. 12 denied what Dionne wrote. The Journal headline said, “Dems Should Stake Out Middle.” But Dionne argued they should stand their ground and point out Republican extremism. So […]

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Der Kommissar's In Town? (Uh oh)

October 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Riddle: How does the Albuquerque Journal resemble the Red Army? Answer: The Soviet Union used to attach a political commissar to units of the armed forces to be certain soldiers didn’t stray from the Kremlin’s pravda. And I surmise – surmise, mind you – the Journal has an editor to preclude flagrant […]

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Not Fit To Print?

October 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal publishes a lot of material from the Washington Post and its syndicate. For example, the Oct. 4 essay by liberal E.J.Dionne, saying that “more and more” Democrats are running on the health reform bill rather than running from it. But I find Post stories the Journal doesn’t reprint more […]

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The Distortion Habit

March 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I don’t know much about astrology, but I read once that Aries like me hate details or can’t deal with them. Deciders at the Albuquerque Journal don‘t suffer from my defect. Not content with big, front-page distortions and big omissions, the partisans in power habitually impose tiny tweaks to further their cause. […]

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