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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

Yet another Murray Energy press release posing as news (with evening update)

At the top of this morning's front page is the story:

Judge: EPA Must Identify Coal Job Losses

by energy propagandist and sometimes reporter, Casey Junkins. As he did two months ago, Junkins has rewritten a Murray Energy press release and local Ogden newspapers then call it news.

As with the November article, this one:

  1. quotes the . . .

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January 12, 2017

Another Murray Energy press release posing as front-page news

This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer carries yet another Murray Energy press release disguised as an actual news article. "EPAResponds To Court Ruling On Clean Air Act" is mislabeled. A more accurate title would be "Murray Energy Responds to EPA" since two-thirds of the article covers Murray Energy's response with . . .

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November 03, 2016

Empty promises?

Some additional coverage of Trump's Pittsburgh energy speech

Of course, there were no discouraging words to be found in local reporter and fossil fuel propagandist Casey Junkins' coverage of Donald Trump's speech to the energy conference in Pittsburgh last Thursday. (I wrote about it here.) There were certainly some in the national media, however. Here's a summary of some of those reports.

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September 26, 2016

Morrisey watch 19

Old whatever (it wasn't news back in August) gets recycled for another front-page story

Today's front-page of the Wheeling Intelligencer has what is most-likely an old Morrisey PR release posing as an actual news story. The article by Joselyn King features Attorney General Morrisey (with a picture) and has this headline:

Doctors Endorse Morrisey's Opiod Plan

Here's the lede:

The West Virginia Osteopathic Medical . . .

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September 15, 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" political . . .

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June 09, 2016

Intelligencer edits global warming out of today's front page AP report

Here's a section of today's front page Intelligencer article from the Associated Press on Republican efforts to "rein in" the EPA:

The rules are among a host of regulations that majority Republicans have targeted for repeal or delay as they confront President Barack Obama on a second-term priority: his environmental legacy, . . .

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June 01, 2015

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