Entries Tagged as 'Paul Gessing'

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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Keeping Up the Ideological Heat

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Heat wasn’t the only record-setter this summer. I’d wager the number of articles, letters and columns by the conservative Rio Grande Foundation and its national counterparts set a record for publication in the Journal this summer as well. Nearly every week, it seems, one can count on seeing Paul J. Gessing or […]

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Intimate Collaboration

March 16th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert I always complain the Albuquerque Journal imposes its editorial agenda on news decisions, but I never define that agenda. So let’s have at it. The Journal stands against government. The paper’s web site used to carry a mission statement that said its basic purpose was to monitor governmental malfeasance. (It may be […]

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Expert Exemption

January 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Decisions. Decisions. They’re the essence of reporting and writing a story. Many decisions are relatively unimportant, but not so the reporter’s choice of an “expert” or “experts” to add information, context or opinion. So when Dan Boyd enlisted the aid of Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation for his solid piece […]

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Quick Takes

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier An inward groan was my reaction to the opinion column headline, “’Bama’s Immigration Law Backfires in Fields” in the Albuquerque Journal (Oct. 26). Now accustomed to articles and headlines blaming President Obama for all sorts of things, it appeared at first glance this was another attack – and abbreviating the name as […]

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Guessing With Gessing's RGF Reports

October 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Rio Grande Foundation’s blog, “Errors of Enchantment,” takes on new meaning when juxtaposed next to a report retraction by RGF president/report editor Paul Gessing. Last week, after errors in one of his reports was pointed out by the Rio Rancho Journal (a zoned edition of the Albuquerque Journal), Gessing posted the […]

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