Entries Tagged as 'federal budget'

National vs. Local

February 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment · budget policy, Congress, Fact Check, journalism, Washington

By Arthur Alpert About a week go I bumped into a former Albuquerque Journal reporter who said – I paraphrase – we’re essentially on target in our critiques of the daily but I write too often on national and global stories, not enough about the daily’s local coverage. My reaction to the “on target” was […]

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Journal Gives Us Ideology, Not Ideas

March 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert It’s Wednesday morning, March 3, and the Albuquerque Journal has yet to take notice of a warning that big cuts in federal spending advocated by Congressional Republicans would, if enacted, cost 700,000 jobs. The Washington Post story on economist Mark Zandi’s report ran Monday. Nor has the Journal mentioned last week’s Goldman […]

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Intellectually Honest Partisanship, Anyone?

February 21st, 2011 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert In the 17th century, says Eric Burns in “Infamous Scribblers”, almost all American newspapers were loud, scandalous and partisan, even in the news, which they often fabricated. Happily, the business evolved. By the time I signed up in the mid-20th century, most papers craved respectability. So they erected a wall (not impermeable, […]

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Correction Pending? I Doubt It

February 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert “The Journal’s policy,” says that little graph on the bottom of page two, “is to correct errors of fact in a timely manner.” Today, Monday, Feb. 14, the newspaper published a long “news story” by Martin Crutsinger of the Associated Press Washington bureau (link not available) headlined: “ $3 Trillion Budget Heads […]

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