Entries Tagged as 'Nick Estes'

The Stories That Cannot Exist

January 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · campaign finance reform, Congress, economy, financial coverage, health care reform, journalism, regulation

By Arthur Alpert All hail Nick Estes’ Op Ed column in the January 9 issue of the Albuquerque Journal. We won’t see its like for a long time. Under the rubric, “Yes, we DO know how to fix the economy”, Estes took syndicated columnist Robert Samuelson to task for writing the reverse. Estes explained: “The […]

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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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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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