Entries Tagged as 'Keystone XL Pipeline'

When It Comes to Providing Guest Columnist Background Info, Journal Employs Double Standard

February 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment · energy policy, Fact Check, journalism, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I promised to write “next time” on how Albuquerque Journal editors are treating Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Rep. Steve Pearce of southern New Mexico, but I lied. Well, it wasn’t exactly a lie and I will do it, soon, but first a necessary postscript to Saturday’s piece about the Albuquerque […]

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Agenda-Driven Omissions: Journal Overlooks Four Major Pipeline Spills in January

February 20th, 2015 · No Comments · climate change, energy policy, journalism, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert It drives me crazy. After three years of reading the Albuquerque Journal closely, I know it’s not a daily newspaper (as we commonly understand the term) but a political tract in journalistic dress. Yet every time I chose to show how that works in practice, the editors provide a timelier, juicier, more […]

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The Journal Deserves Worse Than A Flunking Grade for Keystone XL Pipeline Editorial

December 5th, 2014 · 4 Comments · climate change, energy policy, environment, Fact Check, journalism

By Arthur Alpert I rarely write about the Albuquerque Journal’s editorials because the daily’s owners have a right to express their opinions there. And since the aim of most editorials is to persuade, the authors deserve plenty of room to assemble and tailor evidence for the argument. That said, editorials ought to live up to […]

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Contrary to the Journal’s Contention, Keystone XL Decision Should NOT Be Easy

March 18th, 2014 · No Comments · energy policy

By Denise Tessier On Feb. 27, while I was away from New Mexico, the Albuquerque Journal ran an editorial whose headline summarized the leading daily’s official position: “Keystone XL approval should be easy decision.” In terms of laying out the Journal’s position, it was a well-written editorial. But its premise is arguable. Approval of the […]

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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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Journal Contributes to ‘Widespread Misunderstanding’

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier George W. Bush thinks building the Keystone XL pipeline is a “no-brainer.” Apparently, the Albuquerque Journal’s editorial board agrees. The Journal once again editorialized in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline this past week (March 12), the sixth pro-pipeline editorial in four months.  Not to criticize consistency, but in doing do, it […]

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Journal Acknowledges a Crack in the Keystone Jobs Argument

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier To follow up on the Jan. 20  ABQJournalWatch post about President Obama’s Keystone XL pipeline decision: The Albuquerque Journal (as predicted), criticized the president for rejecting the pipeline permit.  But its Jan. 21 editorial included in its argument a mitigating line that hadn’t appeared in any of its previous pro-pipeline positions. That […]

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Predictable in Favoring the Pipeline

January 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier It’s pretty safe to predict that the Albuquerque Journal will respond to President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline with editorial criticism. The editorial did not run this morning (Jan. 20). Perhaps it will be saved for Sunday — the Journal’s highest circulation day — because it seems opining in favor of […]

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Greasing and Oiling the Journal Narrative

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I’d like to borrow a phrase aptly coined by my colleague, Arthur Alpert, when he wrote that the Journal has engaged in a “narrative” against solar energy (through its overkill running of Solyndra stories, casting a “guilt by association” pall on otherwise noncontroversial solar stories that pop up on business and news […]

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