Entries Tagged as 'Pete Domenici'

Where No Newspaper(s) Had Gone Before

February 12th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Congress, Mexico, role of government

By Denise Tessier Few in New Mexico likely noticed the obituary that ran in the Los Angeles Times this week (Feb. 9), but the tribute to former Times reporter Laurie Becklund is worth noting, both for her extraordinary contributions to international and domestic journalism but also for an unusual and pioneering connection to the Albuquerque […]

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Standing Up for George Orwell, Citing Pete Domenici and Fact-checking The Fact-free Victor Davis Hanson

January 7th, 2015 · 2 Comments · budget policy, energy policy, Fact Check, journalism, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Is a newspaper responsible for its syndicated columnists? For the columnists’ factual accuracy and intellectual honesty, I mean. It’s not an easy question. An answer in the affirmative puts a serious burden on editors. It’s time-consuming to read copy carefully and decide if it should be published as is, corrected or shelved. […]

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An Inquiry into The Absence of Fact-Checking at The Journal

August 21st, 2014 · 4 Comments · energy policy, Fact Check, journalism, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert In a July 21 post hypothesizing that a True Believer or two in the Albuquerque Journal hierarchy may explain the newspaper’s egregious faults, I noted that the editors do not fact-check the columns they run on the editorial and Op Ed pages. Today let’s consider why. It could be ignorance; what management […]

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Handling the Domenici Disclosure

February 21st, 2013 · 6 Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal was handed a scoop with former Sen. Pete Domenici’s disclosure he fathered a secret child decades ago, a story that was quickly picked up by news outlets nationwide. The disclosure story published Wednesday (Feb. 20) was the result of Domenici  contacting the paper with the revelation that New Mexico’s […]

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Expert Choreography

October 12th, 2012 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert The small role I played in the just-closed production of “Pride and Prejudice” at the Adobe required that I dance. Though I neither fell nor harmed my partner, I doubt my movements constituted dancing. Too bad I lacked the dexterity just demonstrated by Albuquerque Journal editors in coverage of the annual Domenici […]

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Pretend Newspaper

May 11th, 2012 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert The scene is a fictional newspaper in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012. It’s 10: 30 AM and five editors, each armed with coffee, are straggling into a conference room for the daily morning meeting. The Editor speaks first. “OK, guys, let’s get to it. Before we tackle the […]

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A Small Step Forward

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Yesterday l was astounded by the big story missing from the Monday edition of the Albuquerque Journal – the Supercommittee’s failure to agree. Still reeling from that inexplicable decision, I opened my Journal this morning (Tuesday) to find three treatments of what happened. Editors front-paged a follow up by Michael Coleman of […]

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A Half-Vast Gamut of Economic Ideas

October 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I’ve often noted here that the Albuquerque Journal’s gamut of economic ideas is half-vast. That’s to say it runs from center-right to far right on the horizontal scale. Nothing left of center. Vertically speaking, these ideas mostly emanate from the wealthy and corporate. But the near-ban on economic thinking representing other interests […]

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A Sin of Omission: Nuclear Power Plants Are Related to N.M.’s Atomic Story

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Earlier this summer, the Associated Press, of which the Albuquerque Journal is a member-subscriber, released a four–part series taking a highly critical look at the U.S. nuclear energy industry. Each of the stories AP released between June 20 and 24 was lengthy, and could have individually filled a Sunday Dimension section of […]

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Deficit Switcheroo

December 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Maybe it’s because I’m still doing my bit in that holiday fable, “White Christmas” at ALT, or maybe it’s the season. But I continue to feel kindly toward my fellow humans – including the top editors at the Albuquerque Journal. What a hard road they travel daily! Most newspaper editors look at […]

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