The political results of the latest Metro News poll of likely West Virginia voters were released yesterday and today. In the race for president: Trump got 49% to Clinton's 31% with Libertarian Johnson getting 10% and Green Stein receiving 4%. (West Virginians, according to the poll's director, are enthusiastic for Trump.)
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You can't miss it - it's at the top of today's Intelligencer front page. Yes, in a font size worthy of the end of a world war, the death of a president, or David McKinley speaking to a veteran's group, we learn:
FBI Holding Hillary’s Emails on Benghazi
The Associated Press article that follows tells . . .
Does our "newspapers' " silence about Trump's racism, sexism, nativism and refusal to release his tax returns mean that they agree with him?
In looking at the last five days of Intelligencer and News-Register editorial pages in one sitting, it's not hard to see a pattern:
CLINTON --14 editorials and columns, all negative
Clinton is Tardy in Ethics Concern
Clinton Probe Was Ended Prematurely
Crooked Politics . . .
Trump's Monday energy speech
Yesterday's local "newspapers" used an AP report to cover candidate Trump's energy address. Consequently, they missed his comments about reviving the coal industry. (That, or they're saving them for a later editorial.) Other newspapers did cover them. Here is what the Wall Street . . .
Given their attitude toward facts, is this surprising?
This afternoon's lead editorial in the Wheeling News-Register takes the AP fact checker to task for (how can I delicately put this?) actually checking the facts. Here is how the editorial begins:
One of those "fact check" analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech on the economy made the limits of . . .
Coal owners, mine inspectors and the cause of bird deaths
On Monday, Donald Trump was on the campaign trail in eastern Pennsylvania talking about coal:
“I have friends that own the mines. I mean, they can’t live,” he said.
Is he talking about Bob Murray. Wow! Who knew?
Trump explained why:
“The restrictions environmentally are so . . .
The biggest story on this morning's front page proclaimed:
Hillary & Trump Turn Up Muslim Rhetoric
The original AP article came in at 1000 words of which 400 words were dropped for the Intelligencer version -- most of what was deleted coming at the end of the article. However, the Intelligencer did cut 75 . . .