Entries Tagged as 'Marita K. Noon'

When Honesty Appears Missing From the Policy

March 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier It seems almost too easy to criticize the Albuquerque Journal for running yet another Marita K. Noon column, because we’ve pointed out her errors,  simplistic assertions and lack of expert credentials in the past. But the Journal’s Op-Ed (opposite editorial) page carries her again today, this time with a convoluted essay headlined […]

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Journal Shows Its Hand On Environmental Improvement Board

February 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Did anyone else find the Albuquerque Journal’s description of the state Environmental Improvement Board as “seven people appointed by a governor” rather jarring? The description appeared Feb. 20 in an editorial called “Board Overreaching On Global Warming.” The editorial took the position that it “shouldn’t be up to a relatively obscure, appointed […]

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At Least She Didn't Call Him a Watermelon

February 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Two fascinating Journal stories on New Mexico’s oil and gas industry recently caught my eye – and two more got my attention only after someone else pointed them out (more on those later). The first was the Sunday A1 article “New Mexico’s Emissions Battle: Some Question Rule Maker’s Environmental Ties.” What grabbed […]

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How Far Will Advertising Go?

December 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The “To Our readers” note on A-2 of Saturday’s Albuquerque Journal wasn’t kidding when it brightly announced that the Entertainer TV schedule in the day’s paper was sporting a “new look.” For the first time in its history, the Entertainer cover carried advertising. Three ads bordering two sides made up nearly 45 […]

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Back To The Future With Marita K. Noon

December 1st, 2009 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I honestly didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at the simplistic editorial about energy by frequent guest commentator Marita K. Noon in Monday’s Albuquerque Journal. I understand that, as head of the energy trade booster group Citizens Alliance for Responsible Energy, Noon’s “Energy Use Makes Holiday’s Go Round” (subscription required) is […]

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When a column warrants a warning label

October 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier To piggyback on Tracy’s latest post just before this one: This morning’s Mountain View Telegraph (sister paper to the Journal) carries yet another Marita Noon column, this one entitled “Climate Change Is Obama’s Iraq.” The Telegraph is running her column with eyes wide open. In other words, it is well aware of the […]

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Journal Reader: Noon's Energy Claim "Doesn't Add Up"

October 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann This letter to the editor that appeared in Wednesday’s Albuquerque Journal is so interesting, I’m just going to reproduce it in full here. The letter, from Journal reader Terry Goldman of Los Alamos, ran under the headline “Energy Claim Doesn’t Add Up:” Marita K. Noon either made a serious writing error in […]

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The Journal Strikes Again: Noon Whistle

October 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Journal’s done it again. The Albuquerque Journal ran on today’s Op-Ed page a column by discredited columnist Marita K. Noon. This one’s entitled, “Target Redundant Costs First To Trim State Budget (subscription required).” If you’re not familiar with Noon, you won’t get much help from the Journal in learning more about […]

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Dishonest column calls journalistic standards into question

September 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann The director of a New Mexico sportsmen’s group says he is having no luck getting a correction issued for an erroneous column that recently ran in the Mountain View Telegraph. On Aug. 27, the Telegraph ran an guest opinion column on its editorial page that had previously been taken down from two […]

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I Demand a Retraction! (Updated)

September 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Every once in a while during my days as a newspaper reporter, a reader would call me up and demand a “retraction.” I would find out what was bothering them – usually a singular point like an incorrect time or phone number or name – and then explain that what they probably […]

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