Entries Tagged as 'Standard & Poors'

The Stories That Cannot Exist

January 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · campaign finance reform, Congress, economy, financial coverage, health care reform, journalism, regulation

By Arthur Alpert All hail Nick Estes’ Op Ed column in the January 9 issue of the Albuquerque Journal. We won’t see its like for a long time. Under the rubric, “Yes, we DO know how to fix the economy”, Estes took syndicated columnist Robert Samuelson to task for writing the reverse. Estes explained: “The […]

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Standard & Poor’s Story Prompts a Question

February 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · economy, journalism, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Applause, please, for the Albuquerque Journal, which ran a story (Wed., Feb. 6) about the Feds’ civil suit charging Standard & Poors with misleading investors on mortgage investments. Mind you, it came late; Journal editors first ignored preview stories from the Associated Press and Washington Post, then ignored their same-day accounts. Also, […]

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Fairness dictates an update

August 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Let’s see, it was last Saturday that the Albuquerque Journal managed to lose the single sentence in a lengthy Washington Post story that questioned the credibility of Standard & Poors, the rating agency. (see “Case of the Disappearing Sentence”) In my Tuesday post, I surmised that the omission was intentional, inspired by […]

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