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"The Onion" is the answer to the question "who could have predicted that Donald Trump would become president?"

Real fake news got it right back in 2012!

My hunch is that most of my readers are familiar with The Onion, a satirical online news site that uses the conventions of the news business to satirize mainstream news. There are many reasons for its success but I think its ability to closely imitate the style and substance of real news is an important element in its success -- the story may . . .

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January 24, 2017

The hypocrisy begins

"Fair and accurate" are not words that come to my mind when describing the local "newspapers"

I'm in the process of putting together a blog post on how our local "newspapers" are covering the Trump administration. However, this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Media Not All Biased," has temporarily placed that post on a back burner.

The editorial begins:

One can hardly . . .

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January 23, 2017

Reading the weekend opinion pieces

Saturday: Think Russian meddling in our elections is bad? Mike Myer explains the extent of their anti-fracking propaganda

Since this is another column attacking liberals (aren’t they all?), Myer starts by setting-up his usual straw-man:

Among some liberals, two contentions have become virtual articles of faith:
1. . . .

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January 16, 2017

What's the matter with West Virginia?

Trump voters and Obamacare

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal carried an article, "Trump Counties Would See Big Impact From Obamacare Repeal." In its analysis they found that the areas and types of voters that overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump have the most to lose.

When he campaigned for president, Donald Trump made repealing and replacing . . .

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December 20, 2016

Trump and his cyber-bully pulpit

Mike Myer conveniently confuses the medium and the message

Today's Mike Myer's column in the Wheeling Intelligencer attacks his usual targets: liberals, progressives, and the media in defense of Donald Trump. It begins:

Strange, isn’t it, how a strategy used by an icon of progressivism suddenly has become idiotic and irresponsible in the eyes of many progressives?

. . .

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December 17, 2016

Rounding up the usual suspects

Blaming liberals for conservative criticism of Trump

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The local "newspapers" have come a long way on Donald Trump. They've moved from virtually ignoring him and his more outrageous statements, to blaming Democrats for his existence, to emphasizing his pro-coal agenda, and finally, to their current position -- defending him and his actions. The problem for them is that . . .

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December 05, 2016

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 20

For our local "newspapers," she may be gone but she won't be forgotten

What's a biased "newspaper" to do when longtime targets are no longer on the scene? Perhaps like Louisiana Republicans who held President Obama responsible for the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, they'll continue to ignore factual details and continue their hate fest. For instance, I suspect that our locals . . .

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November 30, 2016

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