The reporters at the Albuquerque Journal must shudder when they turn in their copy to be worked over by the right wing editor at the paper. The usually solid and fair Mark Oswald wrote a story about the city of Las Vegas, NM passing an ordinance that prohibits oil and gas drilling and fracking with in the city limits. Unless Oswald was forced to take an editorial stand in the story, my guess is the editors stuck in a phrase that, "the ordinance contains several provocative provisions" which were meant to protect water and ecosystems. That's provocative? While they might say this in an editorial I don't think I have ever seen it used in this way in a story. But of course the Albuquerque Journal somehow, (or perhaps someone) has been unduly influenced by the oil and gas industry in this state. Maybe some brave journalist, with in the organization or outside of it can get to the bottom of it. It is just plain bizarre.
Meanwhile a Journal reporter was picked up for a DUI and the paper wrote a story about it. How could they not do so? I feel they did the right thing. Now that might be provocative.