Entries Tagged as 'George Will'

Journal Isn’t Telling Whole Story About IRS “Scandal”

March 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments · campaign finance reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert You’ve probably noticed I shy away from writing about the major political parties. There are several reasons. One is my working premise that both parties respond to their corporate underwriters.  And there’s a practical concern – were I to condemn Albuquerque Journal editors for tilting toward Party A, it might read as […]

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Tesla Problems Poof Gone, PLUS a Shocking Absence of Partisonship

March 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert Kudos to whoever makes decisions on what syndicated columnists the Albuquerque Journal will publish regularly. Writing here Feb. 21 about the Journal’s latest addition, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius, I noted his Establishment credentials, self-awareness and ability to admit failure; specifically, his confession he was wrong to back the disastrous US attack […]

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Syndicated Columnists and the Iraq War

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal just added David Ignatius as a regular columnist. I hadn’t realized the newspaper was in dire need of still another essayist who got Iraq wrong, but wait, let’s not jump to conclusions. Born to the purple, the son of a former Navy Secretary and a descendant of Cotton Mather, […]

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CBO Report Coverage: A Banquet of Advocacy

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments · health care reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Last time out I acquainted you with one Albuquerque Journal recipe for dishing rightist advocacy. Editor/cooks using it print multiple opinions that coincide with management’s editorial agenda while excluding opinions (or stories) that conflict. My example was the CBO report on Obamacare. Non-partisan experts said lots of Americans will choose to leave […]

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Varying the Usual Recipe in Obamacare Coverage

February 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Fact Check, health care reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert If you visit this site often, you know the Albuquerque Journal is less a newspaper than a restaurant where cooks follow several recipes in a daily effort to feed readers a diet of rightist advocacy. One favorite recipe begins with a ”news story,” often from the Associated Press Washington Bureau, that leans […]

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If Only It Was That Simple

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Fact Check, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Back in the 1990s, when I co-owned and edited Prime Time, a monthly for New Mexican seniors, I regularly spoke to civic and senior organizations on “How the News Get Shaped.” Having worked in print and broadcast news (network, local and cable) I saw how the journalism differed depending on technology, how […]

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A Revealing Prism

March 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · economy, financial coverage, journalism, labor, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s editorials on national issues are educational. • They reveal management’s political stance. • They identify the prism through which management views news. • They augur which stories, opinions and ideas the newspaper will publish and which will earn token appearances or none at all. Case in point – the […]

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Plundering Employee Pensions and Promoting Plutocracy

December 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · economy, financial coverage, journalism, labor

By Arthur Alpert Boomers, I have read, feel nostalgic about Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and other Hostess company snacks. Me, I’m too old to partake of either the food or sentiment. So I’m perpetrating this third post on the Albuquerque Journal’s misreporting of Hostess’ dissolution only because there’s a new development that teaches us more about […]

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Calling for the Bludgeons: Union-bashing Corporate Lobbyist Finds Easy Access to Journal OpEd Page

December 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment · journalism, labor

By Arthur Alpert How wrong can I be? I figured my post on the Hostess bankruptcy (Nov. 27) would be a one-shot, but that underestimated the story’s shelf life. Also, I failed to realize how ardently the Albuquerque Journal would use Hostess to promote its political agenda. Therefore, here’s an update on Twinkies and journalistic […]

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Fig Leaf

January 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Why does Albuquerque Journal management run E.J. Dionne Jr.’s syndicated essays? Surely, the editors don’t believe that publishing the soft-spoken liberal fools anybody into thinking the Journal is fair. Not when there are umpteen columns by Cal Thomas and Jonah Goldberg and Charles Krauthammer and George Will to every Dionne piece. And […]

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