Entries Tagged as 'Heartland Institute'

No Denying of Access for Climate Change Deniers

May 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment · climate change, energy policy, environment, journalism

By Denise Tessier It’s been nearly two years since the Los Angeles Times stopped running letters from climate change deniers, and a few other media outlets have since taken a stand against disseminating misinformation about the science of climate change. The Albuquerque Journal is not among them. Once again this past week the Journal ran […]

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Balancing Act

August 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · economy, immigration, role of government, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert How ridiculous is journalistic balance? Well, back in my TV days, we would conjure up a documentary on air pollution; the first half would explain scientifically how it poisons living things while the other 50 percent argued that dirty air is good for us. Hey, it was perfectly balanced. Balance has lots […]

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The Scandal of Casting Doubt on Climate Change

July 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier When future generations look back on the scandals of our age, it’ll be the unchecked rise in global temperatures, not the Benghazi talking points, that infuriate them.– Ezra Klein, Washington Post Recently, I found a folder of articles I’d used as a troop leader to help my Junior Girl Scouts achieve their […]

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Resurrecting St. Pete: The Journal’s Domenici Story Decoded

December 20th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, journalism, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert A publisher coined the phrase “without fear or favor.” When Adolph Ochs acquired The New York Times in 1896, he promised readers it would be his “earnest aim to … give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect, or interest involved.” Obviously, the Albuquerque Journal takes a different […]

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Another Perspective on Heartland

September 11th, 2012 · No Comments · energy policy, environment, journalism

By Arthur Alpert My colleague Denise Tessier’s Sept. 6 post under the headline “Journal Gives Discredited Heartland a Podium” is more evidence she’s a superior journalist, a superior critic of journalism and an unbelievably kind human. She concludes that the newspaper “allowed itself to be used” when it ran a letter to the editor from […]

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Journal Gives Discredited Heartland a Podium

September 6th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal’s Op-Ed page at times is a virtual mine field for unsuspecting readers. Case in point is the recent letter, “Kids Should Have School Choice,” which among its five brief sentences contained this line: Public charter schools help break up the government school monopoly on tuition-free schools. Great Scott! Readers, […]

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Climate Change and the Unabomber

May 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Last month’s Albuquerque Journal publication of the column, “Global Warming Is Just  Propaganda,” is still generating reader response, with nearly a full page of letters in Tuesday’s (May 15) Journal commenting both on that column (as we did ) and on the published rebuttal by scientist Mark Boslough . In between, a […]

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The Curious Tweet by Marita K. Noon

May 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “Interesting that Marita Noon would tweet this story exposing what her ilk are up to,” a colleague wrote in an email. Interesting – and curious — indeed. In her usual simplistic style, extractive industry booster and Albuquerque Journal column contributor Marita K. Noon (who uses the Twitter handle “energyrabbit”), tweeted just a […]

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