Entries Tagged as 'editorials'

The Journal’s Bad Habit of Politically Motivated Headlines

October 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert As I was musing the other day about my last post here, there came to mind, unbidden, a 1940s era radio show called “Can You Top This?” where comedians tried to out-funny each other. No matter how long I monitor the Albuquerque Journal, I’ll never find anything to top the arrogance, self-indulgence […]

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The Immigration Law Popularity Contest

July 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In its sole editorial for the day, the Albuquerque Sunday Journal made some good points about the need for immigration reform at the federal level. But the piece, entitled “Thank Arizona for Immigration Debate,” strained credibility (and no doubt, lost some readers) with the snide attitude of its opening sentence, which said: […]

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Blatantly Partisan Purposes

March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Wrong again! I believed the Albuquerque Journal’s political campaign against health care reform – in its “news” pages as well as Op Eds and editorials – could not become more blatant. Silly me. Here’s the big headline on the front page Thursday, March 18: “Premiums Likely to Go Higher”. Over that is […]

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Journal: Blah Blah Blah on Locksley

September 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Friends and former colleagues who are versed in the art of newspaper editorial writing tell me the worst sin is to write an editorial that’s just plain wishy washy. According to them, the number one rule of opinion writing is:  Take a strong stand and stick with it.  If the people who […]

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