Entries Tagged as 'voter suppression'

Another Major Voter Disenfranchisement Story Goes Unmentioned in the Journal

November 15th, 2012 · 1 Comment · voting rights

By Arthur Alpert What’s most impressive about the Albuquerque Journal is its imperviousness to events. Elections, for example, may come and go, but we can depend upon the state’s largest daily to focus, without blinking, on promoting its editorial agenda through the paper – on its opinion pages and even the so-called news columns. Of […]

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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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