Entries Tagged as 'health care reform'

Serious Newspapers Provide Context to Long-running Issues

February 14th, 2012 · No Comments · health care reform, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert If you visit this site regularly, you know the Albuquerque Journal decides which stories to print and which to pretend didn’t happen based on its editorial agenda, not journalistic criteria. So you weren’t surprised by Denise Tessier’s report on the Journal’s failure to report that “both houses of the New Mexico State […]

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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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Turning over a new leaf on C7

January 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · health care reform

By Arthur Alpert Is the Journal turning over a new leaf? It published a wire story Tuesday, Jan. 18 that rebuts Republican claims the Obama health care reform will cost jobs. “Job-Killer, Maybe Not” is the headline, “Republican Claims Overstate Case on 2010 Health Care Law” the sub-head on a McClatchy Newspapers story analyzing the […]

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Half A Headline?

April 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Usually it’s my colleague Arthur Alpert who catches the often-telling differences between how the Journal edits Associated Press stories and headlines, compared to how other papers run them. This time I’m going to take a crack at it. So check this out: The Journal ran an Associated Press story about the new […]

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'Fanning the Flames’

April 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Like my colleague, Arthur Alpert, I too have been concerned the past week over the Albuquerque Journal’s partisan selectivity regarding stories about the escalating threats and violence that followed passage of historic health care reform. I’d like to piggyback on his accurate assessment because I don’t think the ugly craziness is going […]

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What NOT To Publish

April 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · health care reform

By Arthur Alpert It was all over the national newspapers, TV, cable and talk radio, but if you get national news only from the Albuquerque Journal – now there’s a chilling thought! – you might not know that last week somebody aimed verbal threats and violence at Democratic legislators who voted “yes” on health care […]

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The Journal's War On Health Care Reform Drags On

March 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Sunday’s Albuquerque Journal continued its war on health care reform in an editorial with this amazing sentence: “The legislation continues to be unpopular, no doubt made more so by the backroom deals and sleight of hand used to get it passed and Republicans are certain to take advantage of the low approval […]

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Bogus "Trends" Story Part of Journal's Health News Coverage

March 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Ah, the beloved trends piece. Like the time-honored weather story and the local candidate Q & A, it is but one of many mandatory products that fill the pages of a daily newspaper. Even though most people tend to go elsewhere for entertainment news now, local newspapers still include trends stories as […]

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The Distortion Habit

March 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I don’t know much about astrology, but I read once that Aries like me hate details or can’t deal with them. Deciders at the Albuquerque Journal don‘t suffer from my defect. Not content with big, front-page distortions and big omissions, the partisans in power habitually impose tiny tweaks to further their cause. […]

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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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