Entries Tagged as 'First Amendment'

George Will’s Ethical Lapses Bespeak Allegiance to Oligarchy

September 12th, 2014 · No Comments · campaign finance reform, Congress, inequality, journalism

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal just published still another George Will column (9/11) in which he upends history, common sense and rationality to argue for the interests of the American oligarchy. That may not be coincidence. Will’s argument may be a quid pro quo for what his benefactors paid him. Recently, the Society of […]

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Another Year, Another Press Freedom Incident at CNM

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Education, journalism, labor

By Denise Tessier It’s been almost a year since the last incident. And now, we have reports of another misstep by Central New Mexico Community College with regard to its school newspaper, the CNM Chronicle, and student freedom of the press. Kudos to the Albuquerque Journal for covering it. Last year, CNM pulled copies of […]

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In Defense of Student Journalism – With No Help From the Journal

December 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Describing itself as passionately in support of a free press, Albuquerque Press Women on Monday hosted a forum that ended up being a passionate discussion about the fine line between high school press freedom and a Supreme Court decision that gives school officials permission to censor school papers as they see fit. […]

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The Devastating Loss of the New Mexico Independent

November 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For New Mexico Independent reporter Trip Jennings, it had been a “roller coaster day”: “I learned this morning I’d won two awards,” he Tweeted. “A few hours later I learned I’d been laid off due to lack of money.” Earlier, NMI Editor Gwyneth Doland had sent out this message of her own: […]

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Celebrate the First Amendment

October 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert A brief note in celebration of the First Amendment: John Trever’s cartoon in today’s Albuquerque Journal (Oct. 22) rebukes 2010 election campaigners for mudslinging. “How low can they go?” asks an onlooker. Thus does the teapot call the kettle black!

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Memo To The Journal: Direct Your Firepower At Business, For Once

June 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert What a splendid lead editorial in the Albuquerque Journal today, Tuesday, June 8!  (“Another Day, Another D.C. Day As Usual.”) There was no pretense of deliberation, sobriety or fairness. It was partisanship, plain and simple, a strong brew of half-truths and untruths, seasoned with gall and served with anger. Great, I thought. […]

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Free Speech and "Different Standards"

August 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann When you think of “questionable tactics” and “over-the-top rhetoric” regarding the healthcare debate, are you outraged by the prospect of getting unsolicited emails from the White House?  Are you scandalized by Congressmen demanding to know how much insurance executives are paid? Are you offended when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls unruly hecklers […]

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