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The Wheeling Alternative

Propagandizing for the coal industry

A look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s coverage and celebration of the Trump Administration’s override of the Clean Power Plan

National coverage --- editing an AP report

The front page headline of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer reads:

Trump Administration To Get Rid of Obama's Clean Power Plan

and what follows is the first two-thirds of the AP story. Of course, what was dropped tells another story that local readers don't need to read:

Despite . . .

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October 10, 2017

The Wheeling Intelligencer deals with sexual assault

Today’s editorial comes out against sexual assault but ignores recent actions by Trump’s education department

This morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on sexual assault, ”Keeping Campus Safe for Women,” uses a recent increase in sexual assault at Ohio State University to argue that the university needs to act:

If the risk to women has . . .

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October 09, 2017

More foxes added to hen house guard duty

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From the Think Progress:

The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump has officially nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Until recently, Wheeler was a registered lobbyist for Murray Energy; he de-registered as a lobbyist on August 11, . . .

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October 06, 2017

Liars and hypocrites

Our local “newspapers” continue their anti-gun control crusade

Putting words in the mouths of local police officials

As I’ve written on a number of occasions, most newspaper readers read only the headlines and the headline on Tuesday’s front page article tells us:

Wheeling Police: More Gun Restrictions Wouldn’t Have Stopped Las Vegas Massacre

Most of what is in the article is an explanation of the . . .

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October 04, 2017

On the Vegas shooting: a News-Register editorial tells us to do as they say, not as they do

(Just wondering -- does anybody there actually read the editorials before they are published?)

The lead editorial in this afternoon’s Wheeling News-Register, “Wait For Facts On Mass Killing,” counsels us to wait for more information before we draw any conclusion about the Las Vegas massacre. The opening sentence tells us:

The only conclusion shocked Americans should draw in the immediate aftermath of the of the horrifying massacre in . . .

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October 02, 2017

Guess where Trump will do a live audience interview and guess who will ask him questions

Hint: It isn't San Juan and the interviewer is not Rachael Maddow

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Answers: Morgantown, West Virginia and Sean Hannity

From USA Today:

Fox News host Sean Hannity, an unabashed backer and die-hard defender of the commander-in-chief, will get an exclusive interview Wednesday with Trump in West Virginia, the network announced Saturday.

The interview will take place in front of an audience at Metropolitan . . .

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Posted in: trump presidency

October 01, 2017

Republican Deathmatch 2

A recurring series that will chronicle WV's Republican senatorial primary

Fresh off its win in Alabama, Bannon/Breitbart backs Morrisey's candidacy

After opposing President Trump's and Mitch McConnell's candidate and winning with the far-right Judge Roy Moore, Steve Bannon has moved on to other primary races including one in West Virginia. The Hill reports:

A source familiar with Bannon's plans . . .

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September 29, 2017

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