Entries Tagged as 'partisanship'

From News Comfort Zone to Isolation: Breaking Through the Web of Me

May 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Earlier this month, The New York Times ran a short piece reporting that “almost as many Americans now receive their political campaign news from the Internet as from newspapers.” This is significant because, as the Times story pointed out, “online news tends to be partisan.” The purpose of the Times story was […]

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Intellectually Honest Partisanship, Anyone?

February 21st, 2011 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert In the 17th century, says Eric Burns in “Infamous Scribblers”, almost all American newspapers were loud, scandalous and partisan, even in the news, which they often fabricated. Happily, the business evolved. By the time I signed up in the mid-20th century, most papers craved respectability. So they erected a wall (not impermeable, […]

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The Distortion Habit

March 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I don’t know much about astrology, but I read once that Aries like me hate details or can’t deal with them. Deciders at the Albuquerque Journal don‘t suffer from my defect. Not content with big, front-page distortions and big omissions, the partisans in power habitually impose tiny tweaks to further their cause. […]

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