Monday, November 09, 2015

Pooper Scooper

The Albuquerque Journal Monday edition had no news on the breaking story of the Governor's hatchet man, Jay McCleskey, being investigated for a possible indictment by the Feds.  In fairness, they haven't had much time to look into it since the Santa Fe New Mexican broke the story yesterday.

And it sort of begs the question,  were they scooped again on a major story?  Or they are planning to poop on the story in order to protect the Governor.  Actually, I think both things are happening.  I just don't see the Journal capable of breaking major stories anymore because of a partisan editor and a dwindling professional number of journalists working at the paper.   And I can see the editorial staff calling this all political hatchet job by the Department of Justice.

It will be very interesting to see where things go from here at that once credible publication.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's about time Jay, Susana, Darren, Gordon RJ, and Rob's nefarious schemes are looked at by the Feds.

Bubba Muntzer said...

It's bizarre. There are other "right wing rags" but they mostly try to adhere to some sort of journalism ethics because they're part of a peer group of other publication owners and editors. But that primal check on human behavior seems to be overridden by a slavish need to suck up to a fantasy peer group that includes the governor, mayor and Jay McCleskey. Joe Monahan wrote that the Journal is in a bubble of its own partisan readers. Their editorials about things like the minimum wage increase and economics in general reflect that - they read like campaign slogan economics, which are intended to get people to not think about things and obscure reality.

Please support alternative media. Besides Jim's Only In New Mexico this story is being covered by New Mexico Politics With Joe Monahan (linked to on this site), the NM Political Report, ProgressNow New Mexico, and NMPolitics.net, that I know of. Typing those into a search box will lead you right to them.

Anonymous said...

When will Journal stop covering for Martinez and Berry? Looking forward to the day it folds.

Anonymous said...

When will Journal stop covering for Martinez and Berry?

Anonymous said...

Nothing is going to happen to the GOLDEN CHILD and his babysitters.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Twilight Zone. The Journal has created their own make believe world. They are arrogant and believe they can fool all of the less intelligent people. I heard someone say they dislike the city and their readers. I agree and thus they have no hesitation in participating in its demise. They are viewed by other papers with the same disregard that APD is viewed by other law enforcement agencies. Their reporters are held hostage- do what they say or lose their job- and their aren't any other real options if they want to stay in journalism. Mike Gallagher has become Kent Walz' whore. In fact, they are all whores and they readily admit it, rarely missing an opportunity to attack Walz and their predictament. The more recent events make this crystal clear. So cancel your subscription and get your friends to do the same. Let's run them out of town and have them replaced with a real paper. They make me sick! Let's clean up all the corruption!