Entries Tagged as 'Kenneth Brown'

Journal Still Promoting Voodoo Economics

October 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · budget policy, Congress, economy, journalism, tax policy

By Denise Tessier Based on the latest figures from the U.S. Labor Department, USA Today (and other news outlets) reported over the weekend that September’s unemployment rate had dropped below 6 percent for the first time since 2008, when George W. Bush left in his wake a destroyed economy that saw losses of a million […]

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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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Fossil Fuels Industry Coverage: No news if it’s bad news

April 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · economy, energy policy, environment, journalism, regulation, role of government

By Arthur Alpert Look for the Albuquerque Journal to run an Op Ed soon that extols the oil and gas industry for its outstanding safety record, in particular. How do I know this? I don’t. But the newspaper’s pattern makes it a sure thing. Where oil and gas are concerned, the editors consistently run opinion […]

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Keeping Up the Ideological Heat

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Heat wasn’t the only record-setter this summer. I’d wager the number of articles, letters and columns by the conservative Rio Grande Foundation and its national counterparts set a record for publication in the Journal this summer as well. Nearly every week, it seems, one can count on seeing Paul J. Gessing or […]

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Don't Blame the Journal

November 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Don’t blame the Albuquerque Journal. Almost everybody does it. I have heard it on the TV networks and NPR and in countless other publications using newsprint or the Web. People representing all shades of political opinion perpetrate it. It is the cockamamie idea that laissez-faire ideology is conservative. If (with George Orwell) […]

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Journal Readers Jump on Column by Right-Wing Economists

July 25th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Headlined, “Only Hope Is Undoing Obama’s Mess,” the guest column covered nearly a quarter of the Op-Ed page of the Albuquerque Journal Wednesday, July 20. Its subhead: “GOP must articulate to voters that we can’t take four more years.” It was no surprise that the column’s authors were Kenneth Brown and Micha […]

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