Entries Tagged as 'headlines'

The Journal’s Bad Habit of Politically Motivated Headlines

October 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert As I was musing the other day about my last post here, there came to mind, unbidden, a 1940s era radio show called “Can You Top This?” where comedians tried to out-funny each other. No matter how long I monitor the Albuquerque Journal, I’ll never find anything to top the arrogance, self-indulgence […]

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Gushing About Oil, But Not Environmental Rallies. . . Plus, A Sincere Thank You

December 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment, financial coverage, journalism

By Denise Tessier Because I’ve already called out the Albuquerque Journal for blatantly boostering the oil and gas industry, there’s no need to devote a whole post to that topic. But a brief mention is warranted because the Nov. 25 Business Outlook cover story and headline were almost a repeat of what prompted my post […]

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Quick Takes

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier An inward groan was my reaction to the opinion column headline, “’Bama’s Immigration Law Backfires in Fields” in the Albuquerque Journal (Oct. 26). Now accustomed to articles and headlines blaming President Obama for all sorts of things, it appeared at first glance this was another attack – and abbreviating the name as […]

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Another Lesson in Creative Headlines

September 13th, 2011 · No Comments · economy

By Arthur Alpert Like Oscar Wilde, I can resist everything but temptation. So please forget my vow to quit (or minimize) firing at the Albuquerque Journal’s fattest target – its creative headlines. Headlines are so instructive. And besides, as Wilde also knew, the only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. […]

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Watch Those Words

June 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier It’s heartening to see when Albuquerque Journal readers are as sensitive to the meaning of words as journalists should be – and even more so when they take the time to point it out to the editors. The Journal apparently received a barrage of letters and comments after it used the word […]

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A Sane Report on Health Care Policy

May 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment · health care reform

By Denise Tessier Winthrop Quigley has done it again: He has managed to get a sensible health care piece in the Albuquerque Journal. Judging from the headline, “Health-Care Reform Act Assailed,” one initially might think the article at the top of the Business page (D6) on April 29 was yet another Journal attack on “Obamacare”. […]

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Letting Politics Permeate the News

March 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The headline on the front page of Tuesday’s Journal (March 22) illustrates well how far the paper has strayed from its former hard news ethic over the last three decades. “Libya a Political Risk for Obama” is an editorial-grade headline, more appropriate atop a column on the Editorial or Op-Ed (Opposite Editorial) […]

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Mr. Dionne, meet Mr. Stengel

January 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert “I was not successful as a ball player,” said manager Casey Stengel, “as it was a game of skill.” I wish lack of skill explained the Albuquerque Journal’s misleading headline on E.J. Dionne Jr.’s Op Ed column that appeared in today’s print edition, Tuesday, Jan. 4 — “GOP Newcomers May Need to […]

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Polluting Page One

May 5th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The word “venerable” traditionally has been ascribed to the Associated Press. Yet, that’s not what comes to mind when reading the front page of today’s Albuquerque Journal. In an “Analysis” piece on Page One this morning, an AP writer stretches to make a case for criticizing the Obama administration’s response to the […]

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Blatantly Partisan Purposes

March 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Wrong again! I believed the Albuquerque Journal’s political campaign against health care reform – in its “news” pages as well as Op Eds and editorials – could not become more blatant. Silly me. Here’s the big headline on the front page Thursday, March 18: “Premiums Likely to Go Higher”. Over that is […]

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