Entries Tagged as 'Paul Gessing'

Gessing, Gisser and the Common Good

September 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Fact Check, journalism, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert I’m involved in a production of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” opening Sept. 5 at the brand-new Vortex on Carlisle NE. Given its authorship, it’s no big surprise the play is funny, but in rehearsal I realized Martin also excels at making audiences feel intelligent. My colleague, Denise Tessier, has […]

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Gessing Kills Two Birds With One Stone in Letter Criticizing Gisser

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, financial coverage, journalism, labor, tax policy

By Denise Tessier It’s safe to expect that when a column by economist Micha Gisser appears in the Albuquerque Journal, a letter of rebuttal or critique soon will follow. Gisser’s latest, in Business Outlook on Aug. 18, actually prompted two refutations. What was unexpected was that one of the two critiques Monday (Aug. 25) came […]

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Casual Insult Elicits Defense From Reporter’s Colleagues, Apology from Director of Think Tank

July 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · journalism, state government, tax policy

By Denise Tessier Paid libertarian Paul Gessing set off a Twitter run of comments last week when he tweeted the question: What’s worse, the economic return on NM film industry or reporting on new study? The point of the tweet was to direct Twitter followers to Gessing’s essay “New Study confirms film subsidies are a […]

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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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‘Burying’ the Death Spiral of the American Dream

August 1st, 2013 · No Comments · economy, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier On a slower news day, this story might have been – should have been – on the front page of the Albuquerque Journal: Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and […]

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Jon Barela, Garrey Carruthers, Miss Emily Litella and the Journal’s Silver Linings (Economics) Playbook

May 21st, 2013 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Don’t tell me the Albuquerque Journal is not wonderful in its fashion. Not journalistically, of course, but in its tireless efforts skew the news to fit its agenda. Only the other day, you may remember, I was pointing out how the editors kinda, sorta downplayed a Dan Boyd story that – because […]

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Setting the Record Straight on Hanna Skandera

March 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, NM Legislature, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal finally ran a “For the Record” Friday (March 8) correcting two mistakes that were made in its editorial of a full week before (March 1). The editorial’s topic: support for confirmation of Hanna Skandera. The correction says the editorial,  “Skandera has earned New Mexico’s support,” was wrong in saying […]

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You Can’t Buy This Kind of Publicity – and Credibility

January 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments · budget policy, economy, Education, energy policy, environment, NM Legislature, regulation, tax policy

By Denise Tessier You can’t pay for advertising this good, and thanks to the Albuquerque Journal, the conservative, roll back-regulation-thumping Rio Grande Foundation doesn’t have to take out ads. On Saturday, RGF hit pay dirt with a full-blown news story on the Business page about its “unique, 21-day report on the state’s regulatory environment and […]

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Resurrecting St. Pete: The Journal’s Domenici Story Decoded

December 20th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, journalism, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert A publisher coined the phrase “without fear or favor.” When Adolph Ochs acquired The New York Times in 1896, he promised readers it would be his “earnest aim to … give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect, or interest involved.” Obviously, the Albuquerque Journal takes a different […]

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Journal Finally Takes a Closer Look at Rio Grande Foundation

August 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal ran yet another Rio Grande Foundation column last Monday (Aug. 20), but this time Journal editors actually added something new to the conservative think tank’s description at the column’s close: The Rio Grande Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan, tax-exempt New Mexico research and educational organization. The Donors Capital Fund […]

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