Old opinions and Robin Capehart
Can’t get enough of that dated Koch propaganda
I’ve spent part of the last two Sundays checking the publication dates of Sunday News-Register opinion columns to see how badly out-of-date they were. (Most of the columns were at least a week old – I wrote about them here and here.) No sense documenting the obvious, I thought, and so I decided . . .
Reading the Sunday opinion section
You’re still reading outdated opinions
Last Sunday I wrote a post about how badly outdated the columns and opinion pieces were in that day’s Wheeling News-Register opinion section: a date check of when the columns first appeared revealed that half of the columns were at least a week old. Out of curiosity, I examined today’s News-Register and . . .
The headline on Thursday's Wheeling Intelligencer's front page story by Joselyn King tells us:
Poll: W.Va. Parents Want School Choice
The poll was done by the Koch-sponsored Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy. Its findings were released three weeks ago. (Isn't this old news?) Usually pollsters publish their results but . . .
Reading the Sunday "Opinion" section
Editorial tells us that "NFIB’s Support Of Cole Significant"
What would you expect from a Koch-funded "grassroots" organization? Sunday's lead editorial tells us that the National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed Republican Bill Cole for WV governor:
With about 2,000 members, the NFIB is a true . . .
WV Senate President and gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole speaks at exclusive Koch gathering for high-rolling political donors
Metro News had the following headline in mid-December:
Cole: Upcoming Legislative session ‘zero’ about run for governor
As they reported:
With the session less than one month away and lawmakers prioritizing their agendas, Cole said his mission is all about “delivering a subsidized session for the taxpayers for West Virginia and zero about me . . .
Today's example from the Sunday News-Register - West Virginia University
Your reaction may be similar to mine when I hear or read "Koch money" -- I start thinking about the huge amounts of money the Kochs poured into the last presidential election in an effort to influence the electorate:
With most of the annual tax filings for nondisclosing nonprofits now in, it’s clear that no other conservative or . . .
The Tuesday editorial on alternative energy
The Intelligencer is once again shilling for the fossil fuel industry - this time in its lead editorial, "Ohio Right on Renewables." The editorial begins:
Renewable portfolio standards were quite trendy for state governments a while back. In fact, 30 states now have in place mandates that require greater use of energy sources such . . .