Entries Tagged as 'Heritage Foundation'

What If Someone New Took the Journal Helm?

November 1st, 2013 · 7 Comments · economy, Education, energy policy, Fact Check, journalism

By Denise Tessier Here’s a thought: What if Alan Webber, who’s just announced he’s running for the Democratic nomination for governor, ran the Albuquerque Journal? Whether he was to take the helm of state administration or of the state’s leading newspaper, I submit the effect on New Mexico could be comparably profound. To be clear, […]

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Small Town Newspaper Still on the Story: New Revelations about Koch Brothers’ Clandestine NM Meeting

September 11th, 2013 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert An eccentric small town newspaper, the Corrales Comment, just ate the Albuquerque Journal’s journalistic lunch. In its Sept. 7 issue, the Comment, published twice a month, followed up on one of the most delicious New Mexico stories in memory – the Koch brothers’ clandestine conference of national political leaders and super-rich corporate […]

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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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Island of Influence: Report Details Impact of Koch-funded Donors Trust in New Mexico

March 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments · environment, journalism, role of government, tax policy, voting rights

By Arthur Alpert Remember when Secretary of State John Foster Dulles refused to “recognize” China because he disapproved of its Communist government?  A wedding of stupidity and arrogance was sufficient to wipe a colossus from the world atlas. The Albuquerque Journal’s inability to recognize the existence of a continent of the wealthy – where cash […]

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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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A Double Standard Case Study

August 11th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, energy policy, environment, journalism, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s approach to right-wing ideology and organizations is simple. Do not cover them in the news pages unless you must. Minimize news that contradicts them. Do provide them a platform in the opinion pages. Make sure they get the most ink. The editors’ achievement in “killing two birds with one […]

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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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More on Florida Education Plan: Just Bunk?

February 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier To follow up on posts by colleague Tracy Dingmann and myself on Florida’s education plan: Tracy is spot-on that the Journal’s editorial endorsement of the Florida plan is likely due to the fact that the plan is the darling of the Rio Grande Foundation. (And I agree that Leslie Linthicum’s reality-based UpFront […]

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