Entries Tagged as 'Heath Haussamen'

‘Hotly Disputed,’ Outright Misleading: More on the Journal’s Anti-Planned Parenthood Campaign

March 24th, 2016 · 4 Comments · budget policy, civil rights, Congress, inequality, role of government, social safety net

By Denise Tessier After nearly a year’s hiatus from writing for ABQJournalWatch, I am compelled to add to the points my colleague Arthur Alpert made Tuesday in his post about the Journal’s anti-Planned Parenthood campaign. The impetus is Wednesday’s UpFront column – “100 years of fighting for reproductive rights”. At first, the front-page headline prompted […]

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Christmas Surprises

December 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · journalism, Koch brothers

By Arthur Alpert I cannot be trusted. Last time, Dec. 10, in a post where I suggested the Albuquerque Journal has promoted Gov. Martinez into the “sacred cow” status Pete Domenici once occupied, I promised I would deal next with the daily’s “sourness, narrow-mindedness and ban on ideas the richest do not endorse.” Ah, but […]

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‘New’ Media Making Newsworthy In-Roads

May 1st, 2015 · No Comments · environment, journalism

By Denise Tessier For the second time in as many days, this morning’s Albuquerque Journal carried a front-page story that had been covered first by other New Mexico media. In “DA Fears for her safety after charging APD officers,” the Journal directly quoted District Attorney Kari Brandenburg’s comments that had been published in last week’s […]

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New Mexico Legislature Coverage Holds Promise To Be Really Good This Year

January 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment · journalism, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Washington Post political blogger Chris Cillizza more than once has written that a serious casualty of the shrinking of mainstream news organizations this past decade is “the disappearance of really good state capitol coverage.” With that in mind, he praised as “very smart” the Associated Press’ announcement last month that it would […]

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Governor Has Upper Hand in Media Coverage of HSD Controversy

September 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments · health care reform, open government, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “Piecemeal” best describes coverage the Albuquerque Journal has given to what is turning out to be the biggest story of the year in New Mexico – the decimation of the state’s medical providers in behavioral health. With every story that runs, questions remain, including the most important: how all this turmoil affects […]

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The Martinez Administration’s Multi-Million Dollar Mistake and the Journal’s Curious Absence of Outrage

May 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments · NM Legislature, tax policy, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s capacity for outrage is huge, almost as great as its passion for transparency. So where’s the outrage? Where’s the transparency? Where are they, I mean, now that we know the 2013 Legislature passed a budget based on oral testimony at the 11th hour from the Governor’s Finance Secretary that […]

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Launch Holds Promise for New Mexico Readers

January 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments · journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier As promised, New Mexico in Depth launched its series on Gov. Susana Martinez this past weekend, beginning with an in-depth interview with the governor. The piece, “Combativeness could harm legacy, some say,” is buttressed by comments from both supporters and detractors regarding the governor’s relationship with the State Legislature, little more than […]

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New Year, New Sites in New Mexico Journalism

January 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Denise Tessier If, like me, you’ve wondered where the news and other parts of the Weekly Alibi went, you will find many of them at New Mexico’s newest online journalism venture, nmcompass.com. The heart and soul of the news side of the Alibi – writers Marisa Demarco, Margaret Wright and Carolyn Carlson — are […]

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Churches Tempt Tax-Status Scrutiny (to No Avail)

November 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments · tax policy, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In the run-up to the presidential election, on Oct. 28 and Nov. 1, full-page ads ran in the Albuquerque Journal featuring a message from Billy Graham. Both were adamant that readers should “vote for candidates who support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and woman, protect the sanctity of life […]

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‘We Can Be Better Than This’

October 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Politicians are working to divide us. Other groups are doing it. Many in the media are doing it. In the power struggle that is the game of politics, they exaggerate our differences and ignore one key fact: What we have in common is greater than our differences. With those parting words, Las […]

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