The Wheeling Alternative

All Categories: joe manchin(91) david mckinley(86) wheeling newspapers(84) donald trump(74) war on coal(71) shelley moore capito(67) trump presidency(64) wheeling intelligencer(60) mike myer(58) patrick morrisey(57) coal(57) hillary clinton(55) intelligencer editorial(54) wheeling intelligencer editorial(38) wheeling news-register editorial(37) climate change(36) murray energy(33) news-register editorial(31) wheeling news-register(31) obama(31) robert murray(30) anti-clinton bias(28) gun control(28) trump administration(25) trumpcare(25) jim justice(25) ogden newspaper bias(23) michael myer(23) fracking(22) town hall meetings(22) obamacare(21) don blankenship(21) ogden newspapers(21) wheeling newspaper biases(21) bill cole(20) evan jenkins(19) wv legislature(18) republican legislature(18) epa(17) intelligencer propaganda(16) wheeling newspaper ethics(14) sinclair broadcasting(14) wv politics(13) ryan ferns(13) intelligencer(13) mac warner(13) republican candidates(11) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(11) wv drug problems(11) charleston gazette-mail(11) wv supreme court judges(11) republican tax reform(11) ogden favorite(11) wv teachers(11) koch(10) umwa(10) gordon gee(10) ogden newspaper hypocricy(10) ethical journalism(10) wv governor race(10) natural gas(9) west virginians(9) fox news(9) john oliver(9) racism(9) alternative energy(9) fair and balanced(9) right-to-work(9) blankenship trial(8) it's all obama's fault(8) murray coal(8) kendra fershee(8) morrisey(8) renewables(8) bernie sanders(8) wtov(8) republican presidential candidates(8) 2018 wv senate race(8) republicans vs. democrats(7) pittsburgh pirates(7) china and west virginia(7) newspapers on the cheap(7) coal ash(7) john kasich(7) electricity costs(7) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) doug reynolds(7) obamacare replacement(7) alpha natural resources(7) mountaintop removal(7) yesterday's news tomorrow(7) vendetta(7) polls(7) clean coal(6) jeff kessler(6) fact checking(6) brett kavanaugh(6) news on the cheap(6) clean power plan(6) trump border wall(6) fox guarding hen house(6) u.s. energy policy(6) intelligencer headlines(6) western coal(6) medicaid(6) west virginia university(6) west virginia legislature(6) bill johnson(6) astroturf(6) west virginia state government(5) bob nutting(5) liberals(5) sports betting(5) wv taxes(5) deathmatch(5) robin capehart(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) religious freedom bill(5) dumbest editorial award(5) global warming(5) republican senatorial primary(5) brent benjamin(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) teacher unions(5) trump criticism(5) money in politics(5) wv stereotype(5) misleading headlines(5) discrimination(5) education(5) political correctness(4) scott pruitt(4) blood on the mountain(4) coal wars(4) republican national convention(4) nobel peace prize(4) scalia replacement(4) wtrf(4) trump budget(4) coal propaganda(4) appalachian sterotype(4) fake news(4) peabody energy(4) capito(4) ryan weld(4) betsy devos(4) darrell mcgraw(4) immigration(4) west liberty university(4) pro-trump coverage(4) wv jobs(4) russians and trump(4) iran(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) drugs(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) mckinley(4) rob portman(4) mueller investigation(4) steven allen adams(3) wv aclu(3) west virginia's future(3) severance tax(3) west virginia economy(3) the onion(3) pope francis(3) charlottesville(3) trump(3) climate change polls(3) ogden self-promotion(3) wilbur ross(3) jeff sessions(3) west virginia republican party(3) andrew wheeler(3) imperial president(3) executive action(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) patrick buchanan(3) dreamers(3) william ihlenfeld(3) full disclosure(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) abortion(3) community newspaper(3) most unethical editorial award(3) mitch mcconnell(3) msha(3) ted cruz(3) plagiarism(3) bethesda(3) wv education(3) umw(3) breitbart(3) opioids(3) iraq(3) little blue run(3) wv republicans(3) medicare(3) wv flooding(3) concealed carry(3) david zatezalo(3) vouchers(2) north korea(2) planned parenthood(2) water quality(2) the iraq war(2) west virginia history(2) wheeling new-register editorial(2) united mine workers(2) political cartoons(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) popular posts(2) alt right(2) huckabee(2) alec(2) mass media(2) michael flynn(2) cults(2) civility(2) james van nostrand(2) 2017 summer recess(2) epipen(2) benghazi(2) tariffs(2) charter schools(2) west virginia stereotype(2) worst article of the year award(2) hilary clinton(2) anti-muslim attacks(2) booth goodwin(2) secretary of education(2) ken ward jr(2) integrity fee(2) miners protection act(2) james comey(2) charleston gazette(2) american chemical council(2) pro-trump bias(2) associated press(2) freedom of speech(2) wv mining disasters(2) 2019 government shutdown(2) sexual harassment(2) ferc(2) miner retirement(2) concern trolling(2) west virginia health care(2) tpp(2) nra(2) kellyanne conway(2) trump tv(2) omnibus funding bill(2) wv public broadcasting(2) self-disclosure(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) wv business climate(1) mccarthyism(1) al gore(1) tax foundation(1) ultra-liberals(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) roy moore(1) radical islam(1) superdelegates(1) jared kushner(1) martin luther king(1) john conyers(1) mark curtis(1) pelosi quote(1) clean water bill(1) coal companies(1) wvu(1) franking(1) trump foundation(1) ogden stenography(1) bishop bransfield(1) mepco(1) west virginia wilder(1) cyberbullying(1) solar energy(1) jeb bush(1) atlantic coast pipeline(1) stephen bannon(1) roseanne barr(1) environmental films(1) test scores(1) gary cohn(1) epa pr(1) aclu(1) net neutrality(1) charleston(1) blame obama(1) mercatus center(1) first energy(1) mike pence(1) automation(1) richard ojeda(1) paul manafort(1) alternate facts(1) terrorism(1) investment in coal(1) wheeling police(1) pat buchanan(1) local news(1) michael cohen(1) heather bresch(1) sherrod brown(1) coal subsidies(1) rewriting history(1) black lung(1) rush limbaugh(1) ethane storage(1) trump stuff you can't make up(1) obama white house(1) poverty porn(1) ohio state(1) baseball on the cheap(1) poverty(1) biased research(1) liberal blame(1) anti-semitism(1) bluefield state college(1) 2018 elections(1) conflict of interest(1) rex tillerson(1) chip(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) dumbest column award(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) flint(1) veterans(1) freudian slip(1) social security(1) ogden bias(1) hurricane harvey(1) john prine(1) covington(1) wv employers(1) robert byrd(1) benwood bridge(1) school shootings(1) city of wheeling(1) patriot coal(1) 2017 awards(1) little blue(1) ogden online poll(1) erickson(1) blogging(1) bill clinton(1) exxon(1) internet service provider(1) due process(1) 2018 awards(1) paula swearengin(1) mountain valley pipeline(1) mike folk(1) wheeling hospital(1) rant(1) bipartisanship(1) new media(1) cnbc survey(1) blake farenhold(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) tyler county(1) paris agreement(1) buffalo creek(1) cybersecurity(1) federal budget(1) michelle malkin(1) patricia rucker(1) national debt(1) election security(1) public access(1) lng(1) americans for prosperity(1) trump supporters(1) wv unemployment(1) stereotypes(1) obama's fault(1) cbo(1) conspiracy theories(1) keystone pipeline(1) football culture wars(1) death of newspaper(1) pat mcgeehan(1) barry goldwater(1) stream protection rule(1) 2017 favorites(1) gil white(1) wv board of education(1) wv democratic party(1) air travel(1) chris regan(1) teach for america(1) rick perry(1) jim lees(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) comments(1) canary in the coal mine(1) tim armstead(1) worst editorial of 2019(1) flag burning(1) lgbt(1) boris epshteyn(1) ilhan omar(1) local sports coverage(1) voter suppression(1) wind energy(1) low-information voter(1) fake editorial(1) aarp(1) single payer(1) ohio politics(1) refugee crisis(1) casey junkins(1) hurricane matthew(1) voter id(1) fcc(1) eric porterfield(1) beth walker(1) 2018 budget(1) sec(1) ethics committee(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) alaska(1) metronews poll(1) millennials(1) ethics(1) grassroots leadership academy(1) national education association(1) events(1) move(1) sexual assault(1) tax rates(1) medical marijuana(1) china(1) climate change denier(1) media ethics(1) u.s. deficit(1) riley moore(1) sierra club(1) trump twitter(1) plastic bags(1) democratic party(1) vawa(1) jim jordan(1) main studio rule(1) heroin(1) beto o rourke(1) media matters(1) super pac(1) third-party candidates(1) self-promotion(1) 2020 democratic presidential candidates(1) jack yost(1) home

Donald Trump and the future of West Virginia coal

Could a President Trump save coal and West Virginia?

Last week, Donald Trump and the Republican Convention appeared to embrace West Virginians. Great seats (you can't put a price tag on that), a prime-time speech for Senator Capito (which none of the networks carried), and a plank in the party platform committing the Party to the . . .

Read More

July 28, 2016

More on Capito, in-the-know West Virginians, and "the war on affordable electricity"

That didn't take long -- one day to be precise (see the last paragraph of the previous post). This morning's Intelligencer editorial is back to praising West Virginians for being smarter than everyone else and for fighting the good fight on the use of coal:

West Virginians were reminded Tuesday night of why, when it . . .

Read More

July 21, 2016

Should we be worried that coal executives might be at risk?

Last week the Intelligencer carried the AP story that three state coal associations (including West Virginia's) were concerned that their CEOs could be exposed to criminal charges as a result of the Blankenship decision. From "Coal Groups Worry CEOs Are at Risk":

Coal industry groups from three states are arguing . . .

Read More

July 15, 2016

Explaining the possible Murray Energy layoffs

You get different information and emphasis depending upon the source

The Wheeling Intelligencer rewrites the Murray Energy press release

On Saturday morning, reporter Casey Junkins explained the possibility of layoffs at Murray Energy:

Murray Energy Corp. indicated Friday it may cut 4,400 more jobs by September — a move that would leave the company that employed 8,400 in May of 2015 with . . .

Read More

July 06, 2016

More on the cost of electricity and electing Trump

Some additional voices

Wednesday's Intelligencer editorial (see post below) asserted a couple of points: the cost of electricity has risen dramatically since Obama became president, it would become worse under a Clinton presidency, and our only hope to prevent $1000 a month electric bills is to elect Donald Trump. I did a bit more research today and found a . . .

Read More

July 01, 2016

The Wheeling "newspapers" astroturf their readers

(It wasn't the first time and it probably won't be the last)

I've written about "astroturfing" a couple of times. Here's how I explained it back in 2014:

The Online Slang Dictionary defines astroturfing as "the creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but that are actually funded by them. As opposed to "grassroots" . . .

Read More

June 09, 2016

The Intelligencer's anti-Hillary campaign moves into high gear (updated 5/22)

Saturday morning's Intelligencer previews their election coverage

Balance removed from an AP gun rights story

Donald Trump spoke to the National Rifle Association convention yesterday and this morning's Intelligencer used only the first 40% of the Associated Press story -- essentially a summary of Trump's anti-Clinton remarks to the group. What was dropped from the Intelligencer coverage . . .

Read More

May 21, 2016

Archive

All Categories: joe manchin(91) david mckinley(86) wheeling newspapers(84) donald trump(74) war on coal(71) shelley moore capito(67) trump presidency(64) wheeling intelligencer(60) mike myer(58) patrick morrisey(57) coal(57) hillary clinton(55) intelligencer editorial(54) wheeling intelligencer editorial(38) wheeling news-register editorial(37) climate change(36) murray energy(33) news-register editorial(31) wheeling news-register(31) obama(31) robert murray(30) anti-clinton bias(28) gun control(28) trump administration(25) trumpcare(25) jim justice(25) ogden newspaper bias(23) michael myer(23) fracking(22) town hall meetings(22) obamacare(21) don blankenship(21) ogden newspapers(21) wheeling newspaper biases(21) bill cole(20) evan jenkins(19) wv legislature(18) republican legislature(18) epa(17) intelligencer propaganda(16) wheeling newspaper ethics(14) sinclair broadcasting(14) wv politics(13) ryan ferns(13) intelligencer(13) mac warner(13) republican candidates(11) wheeling newspaper hypocrisy(11) wv drug problems(11) charleston gazette-mail(11) wv supreme court judges(11) republican tax reform(11) ogden favorite(11) wv teachers(11) koch(10) umwa(10) gordon gee(10) ogden newspaper hypocricy(10) ethical journalism(10) wv governor race(10) natural gas(9) west virginians(9) fox news(9) john oliver(9) racism(9) alternative energy(9) fair and balanced(9) right-to-work(9) blankenship trial(8) it's all obama's fault(8) murray coal(8) kendra fershee(8) morrisey(8) renewables(8) bernie sanders(8) wtov(8) republican presidential candidates(8) 2018 wv senate race(8) republicans vs. democrats(7) pittsburgh pirates(7) china and west virginia(7) newspapers on the cheap(7) coal ash(7) john kasich(7) electricity costs(7) 2018 wv senatorial election(7) doug reynolds(7) obamacare replacement(7) alpha natural resources(7) mountaintop removal(7) yesterday's news tomorrow(7) vendetta(7) polls(7) clean coal(6) jeff kessler(6) fact checking(6) brett kavanaugh(6) news on the cheap(6) clean power plan(6) trump border wall(6) fox guarding hen house(6) u.s. energy policy(6) intelligencer headlines(6) western coal(6) medicaid(6) west virginia university(6) west virginia legislature(6) bill johnson(6) astroturf(6) west virginia state government(5) bob nutting(5) liberals(5) sports betting(5) wv taxes(5) deathmatch(5) robin capehart(5) worst editorial of the year award(5) religious freedom bill(5) dumbest editorial award(5) global warming(5) republican senatorial primary(5) brent benjamin(5) wheeling newspaper hypocricy(5) teacher unions(5) trump criticism(5) money in politics(5) wv stereotype(5) misleading headlines(5) discrimination(5) education(5) political correctness(4) scott pruitt(4) blood on the mountain(4) coal wars(4) republican national convention(4) nobel peace prize(4) scalia replacement(4) wtrf(4) trump budget(4) coal propaganda(4) appalachian sterotype(4) fake news(4) peabody energy(4) capito(4) ryan weld(4) betsy devos(4) darrell mcgraw(4) immigration(4) west liberty university(4) pro-trump coverage(4) wv jobs(4) russians and trump(4) iran(4) democratic presidential candidates(4) drugs(4) intelligencer hypocrisy(4) mckinley(4) rob portman(4) mueller investigation(4) steven allen adams(3) wv aclu(3) west virginia's future(3) severance tax(3) west virginia economy(3) the onion(3) pope francis(3) charlottesville(3) trump(3) climate change polls(3) ogden self-promotion(3) wilbur ross(3) jeff sessions(3) west virginia republican party(3) andrew wheeler(3) imperial president(3) executive action(3) west virginia 2017 budget(3) patrick buchanan(3) dreamers(3) william ihlenfeld(3) full disclosure(3) budget cuts to social programs(3) abortion(3) community newspaper(3) most unethical editorial award(3) mitch mcconnell(3) msha(3) ted cruz(3) plagiarism(3) bethesda(3) wv education(3) umw(3) breitbart(3) opioids(3) iraq(3) little blue run(3) wv republicans(3) medicare(3) wv flooding(3) concealed carry(3) david zatezalo(3) vouchers(2) north korea(2) planned parenthood(2) water quality(2) the iraq war(2) west virginia history(2) wheeling new-register editorial(2) united mine workers(2) political cartoons(2) pittsburgh post-gazette(2) popular posts(2) alt right(2) huckabee(2) alec(2) mass media(2) michael flynn(2) cults(2) civility(2) james van nostrand(2) 2017 summer recess(2) epipen(2) benghazi(2) tariffs(2) charter schools(2) west virginia stereotype(2) worst article of the year award(2) hilary clinton(2) anti-muslim attacks(2) booth goodwin(2) secretary of education(2) ken ward jr(2) integrity fee(2) miners protection act(2) james comey(2) charleston gazette(2) american chemical council(2) pro-trump bias(2) associated press(2) freedom of speech(2) wv mining disasters(2) 2019 government shutdown(2) sexual harassment(2) ferc(2) miner retirement(2) concern trolling(2) west virginia health care(2) tpp(2) nra(2) kellyanne conway(2) trump tv(2) omnibus funding bill(2) wv public broadcasting(2) self-disclosure(1) coal company bankruptcy(1) wv business climate(1) mccarthyism(1) al gore(1) tax foundation(1) ultra-liberals(1) wheeling jesuit university(1) rounding up the usual suspects(1) roy moore(1) radical islam(1) superdelegates(1) jared kushner(1) martin luther king(1) john conyers(1) mark curtis(1) pelosi quote(1) clean water bill(1) coal companies(1) wvu(1) franking(1) trump foundation(1) ogden stenography(1) bishop bransfield(1) mepco(1) west virginia wilder(1) cyberbullying(1) solar energy(1) jeb bush(1) atlantic coast pipeline(1) stephen bannon(1) roseanne barr(1) environmental films(1) test scores(1) gary cohn(1) epa pr(1) aclu(1) net neutrality(1) charleston(1) blame obama(1) mercatus center(1) first energy(1) mike pence(1) automation(1) richard ojeda(1) paul manafort(1) alternate facts(1) terrorism(1) investment in coal(1) wheeling police(1) pat buchanan(1) local news(1) michael cohen(1) heather bresch(1) sherrod brown(1) coal subsidies(1) rewriting history(1) black lung(1) rush limbaugh(1) ethane storage(1) trump stuff you can't make up(1) obama white house(1) poverty porn(1) ohio state(1) baseball on the cheap(1) poverty(1) biased research(1) liberal blame(1) anti-semitism(1) bluefield state college(1) 2018 elections(1) conflict of interest(1) rex tillerson(1) chip(1) gazette-mail bankruptcy(1) dumbest column award(1) 2017 wrap-up(1) flint(1) veterans(1) freudian slip(1) social security(1) ogden bias(1) hurricane harvey(1) john prine(1) covington(1) wv employers(1) robert byrd(1) benwood bridge(1) school shootings(1) city of wheeling(1) patriot coal(1) 2017 awards(1) little blue(1) ogden online poll(1) erickson(1) blogging(1) bill clinton(1) exxon(1) internet service provider(1) due process(1) 2018 awards(1) paula swearengin(1) mountain valley pipeline(1) mike folk(1) wheeling hospital(1) rant(1) bipartisanship(1) new media(1) cnbc survey(1) blake farenhold(1) kathleen hartnett-white(1) tyler county(1) paris agreement(1) buffalo creek(1) cybersecurity(1) federal budget(1) michelle malkin(1) patricia rucker(1) national debt(1) election security(1) public access(1) lng(1) americans for prosperity(1) trump supporters(1) wv unemployment(1) stereotypes(1) obama's fault(1) cbo(1) conspiracy theories(1) keystone pipeline(1) football culture wars(1) death of newspaper(1) pat mcgeehan(1) barry goldwater(1) stream protection rule(1) 2017 favorites(1) gil white(1) wv board of education(1) wv democratic party(1) air travel(1) chris regan(1) teach for america(1) rick perry(1) jim lees(1) a charlie brown christmas(1) comments(1) canary in the coal mine(1) tim armstead(1) worst editorial of 2019(1) flag burning(1) lgbt(1) boris epshteyn(1) ilhan omar(1) local sports coverage(1) voter suppression(1) wind energy(1) low-information voter(1) fake editorial(1) aarp(1) single payer(1) ohio politics(1) refugee crisis(1) casey junkins(1) hurricane matthew(1) voter id(1) fcc(1) eric porterfield(1) beth walker(1) 2018 budget(1) sec(1) ethics committee(1) ogden national debt editorial(1) alaska(1) metronews poll(1) millennials(1) ethics(1) grassroots leadership academy(1) national education association(1) events(1) move(1) sexual assault(1) tax rates(1) medical marijuana(1) china(1) climate change denier(1) media ethics(1) u.s. deficit(1) riley moore(1) sierra club(1) trump twitter(1) plastic bags(1) democratic party(1) vawa(1) jim jordan(1) main studio rule(1) heroin(1) beto o rourke(1) media matters(1) super pac(1) third-party candidates(1) self-promotion(1) 2020 democratic presidential candidates(1) jack yost(1) home