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The Wheeling Alternative

Koch-funded propaganda posing as a scientific study

The Tuesday editorial on alternative energy

The Intelligencer is once again shilling for the fossil fuel industry - this time in its lead editorial, "Ohio Right on Renewables." The editorial begins:

Renewable portfolio standards were quite trendy for state governments a while back. In fact, 30 states now have in place mandates that require greater use of energy . . .

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June 30, 2015

Myer begins coverage of Benjamin's re-election campaign

Benjamin probably won't get $3 million from Blankenship this time

The 2nd half of today's Mike Myer column marks the opening salvo in the Intelligencer's attempt to get State Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin re-elected.

Myer, without going into very many specifics, defends Benjamin from conservative criticism of a decision in which he was a part of a court majority that allowed drug addicts . . .

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June 27, 2015

Reading the 6/21 Sunday News-Register

The transition to Hillary Clinton has begun.

Even though we are still 16 months from the choosing our next president, the News-Register is already in full election mode. You've probably noticed it -- the anti-Clinton material has been increasing weekly. Today, one-half of the editorial page is devoted to attacks on Clinton; two . . .

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June 21, 2015

Our local "newspapers" cover the papal encyclical

Thursday

The Associated Press' first article after the release of the document was on Thursday. The original 1100+ word AP article covered what the pope said, some of the reaction, and possible implications. However, the afternoon Wheeling News-Register ran only the first half of the article and not on the front page but on page . . .

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June 20, 2015

Morrisey watch 10

Can he hit for the cycle?

In the previous post I wrote about the coverage afforded Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for simply choosing not to run for governor next year. Yesterday the Intelligencer continued their publicity campaign for this non-candidate by giving him additional coverage (picture included) for touring a local business and then taking part in a . . .

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June 19, 2015

Morrisey watch 9

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has decided not to run for governor. A change of mind? As this blog has noted at least 8 times previously, he had been running for something for over a year now. And even up until last week, as the Charleston Gazette notes, he acted like a candidate:

Just a week ago, Morrisey said he was . . .

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June 17, 2015

Follow the money

A couple of articles from the financial world on coal and climate change

While doing research on the future of coal and climate change, I came across a number of articles that look at them from a bottom-line perspective. It's hard to read these articles from financial publications and not come away with the feeling that climate change is real regardless of what local politicians, coal operators, and the . . .

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June 17, 2015

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