Entries Tagged as 'Jonah Goldberg'

‘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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Shame on the Journal for ‘Lame’ Editorial That Tried To Shame the IRS

June 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · journalism, tax policy

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal’s editorial board used ridicule to try to shame the Internal Revenue Service with Saturday’s shallow editorial, “Lame IRS excuse should be good for all taxpayers” (June 21). But sadly, in doing so, the Journal should be ashamed of itself. The springboard for the editorial was the June 14 Associated […]

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Syndicated Columnists and the Iraq War

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal just added David Ignatius as a regular columnist. I hadn’t realized the newspaper was in dire need of still another essayist who got Iraq wrong, but wait, let’s not jump to conclusions. Born to the purple, the son of a former Navy Secretary and a descendant of Cotton Mather, […]

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Varying the Usual Recipe in Obamacare Coverage

February 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Fact Check, health care reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert If you visit this site often, you know the Albuquerque Journal is less a newspaper than a restaurant where cooks follow several recipes in a daily effort to feed readers a diet of rightist advocacy. One favorite recipe begins with a ”news story,” often from the Associated Press Washington Bureau, that leans […]

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Dimming the Lights on Breitbart

March 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal, thanks to the Associated Press, got it right in reporting (March 2) the death of Andrew Breitbart by calling him an “online publisher and blogger” who “sometimes had to edit the facts” in his zeal to ignite political scandal. To its credit, the AP did not once refer to […]

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Fig Leaf

January 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Why does Albuquerque Journal management run E.J. Dionne Jr.’s syndicated essays? Surely, the editors don’t believe that publishing the soft-spoken liberal fools anybody into thinking the Journal is fair. Not when there are umpteen columns by Cal Thomas and Jonah Goldberg and Charles Krauthammer and George Will to every Dionne piece. And […]

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Jonah and His Whale-Sized Loathing of Journalism

August 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I’m glad to see that fired U.S. Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod is filing suit against blogger Andrew Breitbart, because while defamation of character technically isn’t a criminal matter  (rectifying such behavior is done in civil court), it is a crime against society, and shouldn’t be tolerated. What does this have […]

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Arthur Alpert's Conservative Pundit Scorecard

January 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert First Winthrop Quigley doubted (UpFront, Dec. 22) that investors, Congress or Wall Street have learned anything from this Great Recession. Next, he “warned,” tongue-in-cheek, of an ugly tax debate ahead in Business Outlook, Dec. 28. Having read both pieces, I’m forced to conclude that Quigley’s an intellectual. By intellectual, I mean first […]

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