Entries Tagged as 'Stephen Ohlemacher'

False Equivalency in the Government Shutdown Story, Journal Style

October 7th, 2013 · 3 Comments · budget policy, economy, health care reform, journalism, role of government, tax policy, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Editors must work around the staff to distort local reality so it fits the Albuquerque Journal’s agenda. It’s a snap, however, when the issue is national. Witness the current campaign to persuade readers the federal government shutdown represents a split between Democrats and Republicans, the parties are almost equally to blame and […]

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Behind the Curve

August 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment · budget policy, economy, regulation, role of government

By Arthur Alpert I run as fast as I can but cannot keep up. Let me explain my routine. After spending a few hours shaping a piece on Albuquerque Journal management’s malfeasance, I save it and go about some other business. Tomorrow, I figure, I’ll double-check, proof and give it a final rewrite. But tomorrow […]

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Erase and Ignore: When the facts don't fit the "fact check" narrative

September 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert According to Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society,” but the Albuquerque Journal disagrees. In its narrative – the story that emerges from Journal editorials, Op Ed essays and its manipulated news pages – management argues that taxes are bad and (more specifically) the “haves” […]

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