Entries Tagged as 'Robert J. Samuelson'

Signs of Spring?

March 31st, 2013 · No Comments · budget policy, economy, journalism

By Arthur Alpert It’s warm again this morning, but as a wise New Mexican I won’t call the swamp cooler guy. It’s another false spring. A perpetual optimist, I keep scrutinizing the morning paper, too, for signs of an Albuquerque Journal spring. And recently a few greens sprouted. Did you notice the story headlined, “Parties […]

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The Journal Can’t Get Enough of Robert Samuelson’s War Against Geezers

August 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · budget policy, economy, health care reform, tax policy, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert I read lots of humdrum stuff, but what psychologist Jonathan Haidt told the N.Y. Times a couple of weeks ago was a jolt. “The fervor and passion of partisans is clearly rewarding; and if it’s rewarding, it involves dopamine; and if it involves dopamine, then it is potentially addictive.” Extreme partisans, he […]

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Greasing and Oiling the Journal Narrative

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I’d like to borrow a phrase aptly coined by my colleague, Arthur Alpert, when he wrote that the Journal has engaged in a “narrative” against solar energy (through its overkill running of Solyndra stories, casting a “guilt by association” pall on otherwise noncontroversial solar stories that pop up on business and news […]

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Another Lesson in Creative Headlines

September 13th, 2011 · No Comments · economy

By Arthur Alpert Like Oscar Wilde, I can resist everything but temptation. So please forget my vow to quit (or minimize) firing at the Albuquerque Journal’s fattest target – its creative headlines. Headlines are so instructive. And besides, as Wilde also knew, the only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. […]

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Not So Hidden Agenda

March 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert You gotta give the Albuquerque Journal a hand – it doesn’t hide its agenda. Not well, anyway. As if publishing Robert Samuelson’s deceptive (if predictable) attack on Social Security as “welfare” last Monday wasn’t sufficient, management launched another missile Saturday, March 12. Two in one week! Of course, in a demonstration of […]

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Journal Puts "Spree" in Sen. Bingaman's Mouth

August 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert “Spree, n. 1. A carefree, lively outing. 2. A drinking bout. 3. A sudden indulgence in or outburst of an activity. See synonyms at binge.” – American Heritage Dictionary. I offer the definition above to cast light on an Albuquerque Journal headline this Wednesday morning, Aug. 25: “Stimulus Spree is Over, Sen. […]

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Absolution For BP?

June 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Credit the Albuquerque Journal for moving quickly to confirm what I say about its journalistic bias. Tuesday I argued that Journal management expresses its political convictions not just in editorials or lopsided Op Eds but also in “news” coverage, via a simple expedient – spending great reportorial energy ripping government and none […]

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Arthur Alpert's Conservative Pundit Scorecard

January 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert First Winthrop Quigley doubted (UpFront, Dec. 22) that investors, Congress or Wall Street have learned anything from this Great Recession. Next, he “warned,” tongue-in-cheek, of an ugly tax debate ahead in Business Outlook, Dec. 28. Having read both pieces, I’m forced to conclude that Quigley’s an intellectual. By intellectual, I mean first […]

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