Entries Tagged as 'George Will'

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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The Debt Ceiling Fiasco

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Now that the “crisis” has passed, a few words on the debt ceiling debacle and how the media – including the Journal – covered it. I think it’s hard for journalists these days. Afraid of being attacked as too conservative or too liberal, of being pigeonholed or lumped in with the likes […]

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Arthur Alpert's Conservative Pundit Scorecard

January 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert First Winthrop Quigley doubted (UpFront, Dec. 22) that investors, Congress or Wall Street have learned anything from this Great Recession. Next, he “warned,” tongue-in-cheek, of an ugly tax debate ahead in Business Outlook, Dec. 28. Having read both pieces, I’m forced to conclude that Quigley’s an intellectual. By intellectual, I mean first […]

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