Entries Tagged as 'President Barack Obama'

The Immigration Law Popularity Contest

July 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In its sole editorial for the day, the Albuquerque Sunday Journal made some good points about the need for immigration reform at the federal level. But the piece, entitled “Thank Arizona for Immigration Debate,” strained credibility (and no doubt, lost some readers) with the snide attitude of its opening sentence, which said: […]

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The Journal's McChrystal Ball

June 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I read the Public Editor in the Sunday New York Times religiously and with envy. He gets to deal with high-level journalistic issues like the use and misuse of anonymous sources. Still, while I’m stuck raking muck, watching the Albuquerque Journal isn’t without rewards. To wit: I have often traced Journal management’s […]

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Oil Production at Any Cost

June 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I was wondering how the pro-drilling group CARE and its executive director, Marita K. Noon, would react to the Deepwater Horizon blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks to the Albuquerque Journal, that question has now been answered. Noon has had a month to watch the beyond-control oil geyser as it pollutes […]

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The Journal Weighs In On Birthers Again, But This Time The Message Is Sane

May 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Maybe I haven’t been paying enough attention to the birther issue, but Harry Moskos’ first-person explanation of exactly how birth certificates were handled in Hawaii at the same time Barack Obama was born (“Obama’s Birthers Should Check Out My Daughter’s Papers,”) is one of the most fact-based and credible accounts I have […]

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Polluting Page One

May 5th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The word “venerable” traditionally has been ascribed to the Associated Press. Yet, that’s not what comes to mind when reading the front page of today’s Albuquerque Journal. In an “Analysis” piece on Page One this morning, an AP writer stretches to make a case for criticizing the Obama administration’s response to the […]

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The Journal Belongs To History

January 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal belongs to history. Thanks to Richard Perez of the N. Y. Times for reminding me of that toward the end of his Jan. 17 story on new sources of news: “For generations, owners who have little or no need to answer to shareholders have famously used their newspapers to […]

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Cocky Is As Cocky Does

January 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Okay, so the Albuquerque Journal is a newspaper and newspapers have editorial pages, where the ownership of the paper traditionally gets to express its undiluted opinion. I get that. So, I realize that it is the Journal’s perfect right to publish an editorial today (subscription required) that amounted to a mocking, scolding […]

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Journal Educates No One With Meaningless Info Dump

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Here we go again. On Tuesday, the Albuquerque Journal ran last year’s elementary student proficiency test scores, broken down by classroom teacher name. The Journal ran a short story in its print edition that day and then published all of the actual numbers onABQJournal.com. This is the second time the Journal has […]

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