Entries Tagged as 'FactCheck.org'

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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Unsourced and Misleading: Who wrote mystery paragraph inserted into wire service Obamacare story?

June 11th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Fact Check, health care reform, journalism, Koch brothers, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Recently, I amused you (I hope) with a post on how the Albuquerque Journal has trained me, as Pavlov did his dogs, to rush to the computer whenever it publishes an Op Ed essay from a group named “Freedom” – something. Salivating, I turn from breakfast to Google for my reward – […]

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Going Beyond "He said, she said"

April 5th, 2012 · No Comments · energy policy, Fact Check, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Tuesday, April 3 Albuquerque Journal carried a story I found both praiseworthy and troubling. May I explain why? The piece, from Washington reporter Michael Coleman, was headlined: “‘Big Oil’ Distorts Obama’s Record, Ad in N.M. Says” The story, on C2, reported there’s a new TV ad from a pro-Obama superPAC (Priorities […]

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Mr. Monteleone Gets the Facts

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments · energy policy, Fact Check, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert How shall I critique thee, oh, Albuquerque Journal? Let me count the ways. Shall I discourse on the AP Fact Check you haven’t published, which definitively rebuts your narrative on drilling and gas prices? Yes, absolutely, but not today. Shall I report the latest move by CATO Institute, the “free market think […]

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