Entries Tagged as 'ABQJournalWatch.com'

A Little Phrase, Inconsistently Applied

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation Friday was no surprise, especially after reading in Friday morning’s Albuquerque Journal that all five members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation were – in a rare show of consensus – calling for it. What was a surprise, however, was a phrase inserted in the Journal’s story […]

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Journal Doesn’t Get TTIP Memo

May 27th, 2014 · No Comments · economy, energy policy, journalism

By Denise Tessier Apparently, the Albuquerque Journal editorial board hadn’t seen the memo. Or maybe it did and didn’t care. How else to explain its editorial advocating – pretty much without reservation – adoption of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? The May 20 editorial, “TTIP would strengthen U.S. and EU economies,” talked about the […]

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Journal’s Business Outlook Revamp Lives Up to its Promotion

May 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier The in-house ad in the Albuquerque Journal on May 17 touted the impending arrival of a “new and improved” Business Outlook, and on May 19, that’s actually what was delivered. The newly designed and much-revamped weekly business section has a cleaner layout thanks to the elimination of whole sections that had bogged […]

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Heritage Foundation’s New ‘Straight-Down-the-Middle Journalism’ Seems Headed Straight Toward the Far Right

May 16th, 2014 · No Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier OK, dear reader, here’s a question: Do you think mainstream news slants too much to the left? That’s the premise the radically conservative and already influential Heritage Foundation is using to justify creation of a new digital news site, the Daily Signal, which will launch June 3. Heritage says its site will […]

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‘Leading News Source’ Lags, Misleads With Its Column Placement

May 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal recently unveiled a new design for its front pages that not only changed its appearance, but changed its long-time tag line — from the “State’s Leading Newspaper” to “New Mexico’s Leading News Source.” A daily review of headlines from at least one other newspaper, the Santa Fe New Mexican, […]

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Cooking the Books, or Just a Kooky Column?

April 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · financial coverage, health care reform, journalism

By Denise Tessier “Cooking the books” is a sizzling charge against anyone. The Albuquerque Journal, via a column by Bloomberg News columnist Megan McArdle, levied that claim Friday against the president.  (“Census books cooked to boost Obamacare? ” April 18) The style of the column was off-putting enough. McArdle referred to herself with the word […]

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Covering New Mexico’s Second ‘Scathing’ Report of the Month

April 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · state government

By Denise Tessier By now, most know that the U.S. Department of Justice wasn’t the only group issuing a scathing report related to New Mexico this month. Mother Jones’ article about Gov. Susana Martinez  was a hot story on national media sites Wednesday and made same-day news on all the local television stations (although KRQE […]

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More Flailing Against Obamacare, and Related Backdoor Attacks on the IRS

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · campaign finance reform, health care reform, tax policy

By Denise Tessier When the health care enrollment deadline of March 31 passed with more than 7 million people signed up nationwide – “beating expectations” as the Associated Press put it – the Albuquerque Journal put the news inside , deciding the front-page story should be “NM lags on health care sign-ups.” The latter, more […]

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WIPP: Reconsidering the ‘Impossible’

April 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment · environment

By Denise Tessier Before the leak, a radiation incident at WIPP was considered virtually impossible. . . That’s a line from the Journal’s March 27 editorial in which the Albuquerque Journal revealed a collective change of heart about the infallibility of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, the only existing repository for the nation’s […]

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Daily Show Appearance by Marita K. Noon Puts ‘Fun’ in Fracking

March 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier In the simplistic world of Marita K. Noon, energy makes America great. Energy Makes America Great, Inc., is in fact, is the name of the organization headed by Noon, whose pro-industry pieces appear in the Albuquerque Journal. And now, kids, thanks to Noon’s appearance on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, we learn that […]

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