Entries Tagged as 'national debt'

National vs. Local

February 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment · budget policy, Congress, Fact Check, journalism, Washington

By Arthur Alpert About a week go I bumped into a former Albuquerque Journal reporter who said – I paraphrase – we’re essentially on target in our critiques of the daily but I write too often on national and global stories, not enough about the daily’s local coverage. My reaction to the “on target” was […]

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Some Context, Please

June 10th, 2013 · No Comments · economy, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert Oh, gosh. I was hoping objectivity was dead but no, the monster rages still and still destroys journalism. Case in point- a horrible Saturday, June 8 Albuquerque Journal story headlined: “Pearce Warns of Economic Failure” James Monteleone’s account of Rep. Steve Pearce’s comments to the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce ran on page […]

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Agenda-setting

September 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment · budget policy, economy, journalism, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert It’s called “agenda-setting,” the theory that a prime function of news mediums is to tell readers and viewers what the big issues are. Makes sense to me, though I’d add that how the business couches those issues matters just as much as which they pick. So with those ideas in mind, let’s […]

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