Entries Tagged as 'Gov. Bill Richardson'

Gessing Kills Two Birds With One Stone in Letter Criticizing Gisser

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, financial coverage, journalism, labor, tax policy

By Denise Tessier It’s safe to expect that when a column by economist Micha Gisser appears in the Albuquerque Journal, a letter of rebuttal or critique soon will follow. Gisser’s latest, in Business Outlook on Aug. 18, actually prompted two refutations. What was unexpected was that one of the two critiques Monday (Aug. 25) came […]

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Resignation Editorial a Rush to Judgment

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I’m not sure which is more problematic: that the Journal in its Sunday lead editorial called for Third Judicial District Judge Michael Murphy to resign, or that the editorial began with a quote from N.M. Supreme Court Justice Charles Daniels as some sort of justification for the editorial position. Just because you […]

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A Story Clearly Worth Covering

April 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier This post might appear superfluous to regular readers of ABQJournalWatch.com’s sister site, Clearly New Mexico (a portal to which is carried in a box on the lower right side of this page). But for those who are not regular readers of Clearly, I’d like to point out a recent post worthy of […]

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Better To Be a Plagiarist Than a Reader of The New York Times

February 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier It appears we can now add “plagiarist” to the list of labels already ascribed to that conservative columnist of evangelical fervor, Cal Thomas. Media Matters for America is reporting that a newspaper in Temple, Texas decided not to run Thomas’ syndicated column this past week after an editor noticed suspicious similarity between it […]

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An Equal Opportunity Attack Dog?

January 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann When I think of the Albuquerque Journal, equal opportunity isn’t the first concept that pops into my head. But the phrase actually came to mind the other day when I encountered the second Thom Cole “UpFront” column to take new Gov. Susana Martinez to task for something she did. It was Cole’s […]

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End of the Year Local Coverage Worth Mentioning

January 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Before we get too far into 2011, the stories produced by local beat reporters at the Albuquerque Journal during the last month of 2010 deserve special mention on ABQJournalWatch.com. Daily newspapers’ December editions typically are filled with non-local wire service stories and end-of-the-year summaries written in anticipation of a holiday lull in […]

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Billy The Kid: You Can’t Buy This Kind of Publicity

January 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Whether or not one thinks Billy the Kid was promised a pardon, Bill Richardson made the right call in terms of publicity for New Mexico in declining to issue clemency on his way out of the governor’s office. And he also gets points for his chutzpah in announcing this non-action on national […]

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Accountability vs Premature Adulation

December 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann In an editorial today, the Albuquerque Journal took baby steps toward actually holding Gov. Elect Susana Martinez responsible for the big job ahead of her. The Dec. 7 editorial, called “Martinez Has Familiar Choice: Govern or Run,” acknowledges the national attention Martinez is getting from the national media following her election as […]

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Editorial on Film Incentives Shows Journal Readers Deserve Better

November 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Through a two-pronged system of tax incentives strongly backed by Gov. Bill Richardson, New Mexico has managed to persuade some of the film industry’s biggest production companies to come and make dozens of feature films and television shows here. The state’s 25 percent rebate on direct in-state expenditures and the availability of […]

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New Mexico Can't Afford Non-Substantive Coverage of Gov.-Elect

November 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann As local news outlets all around us contract or close (Read: “Goodbye, NMI,”) and substantive reporting on state government becomes ever more precious, New Mexicans who want to stay informed have fewer and fewer news sources upon which to rely. And for many New Mexicans who are deeply concerned about incoming Governor […]

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