Entries Tagged as 'voter ID'

“Plutocrats Against Democracy”: The news deemed not fit to print by the Journal

October 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments · climate change, economy, health care reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert I had no idea Paul Krugman read the Albuquerque Journal, did you? Hard to believe, I know, but his Oct. 23 NY Times column contains big hints that he follows our local daily closely. It’s headlined, “Plutocrats Against Democracy”. Krugman argues first that plutocrats (that is, persons whose power derives from their […]

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ALEC Is in New Mexico, But Only Marginally in the Albuquerque Journal

August 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments · NM Legislature, open government

By Denise Tessier Because the Albuquerque Journal has the resources – a team of investigative reporters and excellent politics and government reporters – I have been waiting for the state’s leading daily to produce a story explaining how many, if any, of New Mexico’s legislators are under the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council. […]

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It’s a Big Story Everywhere But in the Journal: The National Push to Restrict Voting Rights

October 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments · journalism, voting rights

By Arthur Alpert It is a truth universally acknowledged that judging what’s news is art, not science. That was the consensus in every newsroom I’ve known – that honest journalists could differ on what’s a story and what’s not. And that was the mindset I brought to the task of reading the Albuquerque Journal closely […]

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Voter Fraud, Orwell and Chutzpah

September 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · journalism, voting rights

By Arthur Alpert What’s most amazing about the Albuquerque Journal is not its daily assault on journalistic decency. No, it’s the nerve – chutzpah, if you prefer – with which management crusades against fairness. Today, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, the editors published an Op Ed criticizing certain journalists for selling out and quoting George Orwell. […]

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