Entries Tagged as 'organized labor'

Plundering Employee Pensions and Promoting Plutocracy

December 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · economy, financial coverage, journalism, labor

By Arthur Alpert Boomers, I have read, feel nostalgic about Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and other Hostess company snacks. Me, I’m too old to partake of either the food or sentiment. So I’m perpetrating this third post on the Albuquerque Journal’s misreporting of Hostess’ dissolution only because there’s a new development that teaches us more about […]

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There’s No Excuse for Journal’s One-sided Account of Hostess Liquidation

November 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · economy, Fact Check, financial coverage, journalism, labor, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert This post begins as a tale of two headlines. It will end with an unfunny joke. The Albuquerque Journal headline on the Business Page Saturday, November 17, told us: “Workers’ Strike Proves Fatal to Hostess” The Wall Street Journal headline on the front page that same day read: “Twinkie Maker Hostess To […]

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Blackout of Wisconsin Recall Story Ends

April 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s long darkness is over. You will remember that – despite major demonstrations – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker succeeded last year in weakening public employee unions’ collective bargaining rights. The Journal published lots of stories on Walker’s attack on organized labor. Then the unions and their allies stormed back and […]

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A Pattern of Omission

November 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert It’s perhaps a newspaper’s most fundamental decision – what to cover and what to ignore. For a critic, it’s easier to examine what is published, of course, than identify what’s missing. But when you can do the latter and, better yet, find discernible patterns in the tapestry of unpublished news, that’s very […]

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Bigger News Hole

November 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Yesterday I pointed out that the Wednesday Nov. 9 issue of the Albuquerque Journal lacked three significant national stories. But the news hole was quite small, I noted, so maybe that was the explanation. I figured we’d get a better idea from the next day’s newspaper. Well, the Journal published again Thursday, […]

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The Journal's Anti-Labor Narrative

September 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I promised to consider the Albuquerque Journal’s major narratives. On the heels of Labor Day, the newspaper’s eternal crusade against organized labor seems an appropriate choice. That position seems sharper recently, as management downplays the thinking of traditional conservatives like Sen. Domenici in favor of the laissez-faire religion preached at the Rio […]

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Pickles, Politics and the Journal Hip-Hop

April 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Rick Nathanson’s Journal feature on pickles yesterday had me salivating for the crunchy, sour treat found in excellent Jewish delis. Also, I found myself in a pickle – for the newspaper’s Wednesday, April 21 issue reminded me how fascinating the Journal remains despite management’s misuse of it. Take Dan McKay’s front-page story […]

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