Entries Tagged as 'Marita K. Noon'

Daily Show Appearance by Marita K. Noon Puts ‘Fun’ in Fracking

March 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier In the simplistic world of Marita K. Noon, energy makes America great. Energy Makes America Great, Inc., is in fact, is the name of the organization headed by Noon, whose pro-industry pieces appear in the Albuquerque Journal. And now, kids, thanks to Noon’s appearance on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, we learn that […]

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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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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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Pay No Attention to that Pesky Memo

May 28th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Yet another column by Marita Noon made its way into the Albuquerque Journal. What’s interesting about this one (“Renewable Energy Can’t Compete With Fossil Fuels”, May 19), is that more than half-way into the piece, Noon criticizes media for giving too much credence to a 10-page right-wing strategy memo that was part […]

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The Curious Tweet by Marita K. Noon

May 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “Interesting that Marita Noon would tweet this story exposing what her ilk are up to,” a colleague wrote in an email. Interesting – and curious — indeed. In her usual simplistic style, extractive industry booster and Albuquerque Journal column contributor Marita K. Noon (who uses the Twitter handle “energyrabbit”), tweeted just a […]

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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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Extractive Industry Advocacy as a Useful Tool

July 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier We at ABQJournalWatch.com have written often to complain about the Journal’s use of “essays” by extractive energy cheerleader Marita K. Noon. Yet another pro-nuclear/coal, anti-solar/wind piece by the executive director of Energy Makes America Great, Inc. appeared on Thursday’s Op-Ed page (July 28), entitled “Renewables Mean Higher Power Bills.” Noon’s article makes […]

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Everybody’s an Expert

January 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque resident Eugene Aronson made a timely point in a letter to the editor that ran in the Albuquerque Journal Jan. 25, saying he didn’t understand “how the idea that one person’s opinion is as valid as anyone else’s came about.” He added: If I am deathly ill, I certainly would not […]

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Gushing About Oil

September 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Marita K. Noon never met an extractive energy source she didn’t like. The one-time executive director of a pro-energy group called CARE now touts herself as the “executive vice president” of CARE’s “advocacy arm”, simplistically called Energy Makes America Great, Inc. Just how wonderful are the extractive energy industries? Well, here’s Noon’s […]

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Oil Production at Any Cost

June 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I was wondering how the pro-drilling group CARE and its executive director, Marita K. Noon, would react to the Deepwater Horizon blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks to the Albuquerque Journal, that question has now been answered. Noon has had a month to watch the beyond-control oil geyser as it pollutes […]

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