Michael Myer's Saturday morning column
Mike Myer to moderate a Democratic debate? What was Wheeling Jesuit thinking?
Mike Myer tells us in his Saturday column that Wheeling Jesuit University is interested in holding a debate for Democratic gubernatorial candidates and he has been asked to moderate it. Mike Myer as the questioner at a Democratic debate? Are you kidding me? . . .
As always, keeping us informed
For all the coverage that all-things-related-to-coal gets in the local "newspapers" you would think that they would be giving us daily front-page coverage of what is probably the most important West Virginia trial in decades. Not so. If you want to know what's happening in the Blankenship trial my advice is to go elsewhere. . . .
The News-Register distorts a Nobel winner's economic ideas
The Nobel prize in economics was given to Angus Deaton of Princeton University and on Monday the Associated Press wrote about him and why he won the award. Without printing the original AP story or, for that matter, any story on the prize, the Wheeling News-Register on Wednesday afternoon editorialized about what Deaton had concluded. (As the . . .
Bernie Sanders, Robert Murray and WV employers
Can Bernie Sanders economic arguments work in West Virginia?
Last week the Washington Post featured an article on Bernie Sander's chances in West Virginia:
“We have millions of working-class people who are voting for Republican candidates whose views are diametrically opposite to what voters want,” Sanders said in . . .
You may have noticed that the local "newspapers" have started using "war on affordable electricity" instead of "war on coal." I think that's because they figure that appealing to the pocketbook is more likely to persuade the audience. Beyond their assertions and use of questionable evidence that electricity . . .
The Intelligencer gives us its usual "fair and balanced" front-page coverage plus a predictable editorial
A one-sided, front page story on the appeals court's decision
Yes, on Saturday the Intelligencer reported that the "Court Puts ‘Waters Of U.S.’ Definition on Hold." Rather than printing the more-balanced AP report on the decision, Ian Hicks wrote a clearly biased account that featured four supporters of the decision . . .
In a font-size worthy of the end of a war or a new Clinton revelation by Republicans, the front page of this morning's Intelligencer tells us the shocking news that "Opinion's Differ on W.Va's Outlook." Two articles by Casey Junkins flow from the headline: "Drilling Industry Is Boosting Economy" and . . .