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"Why do we want all these people from 'shithole countries' coming here?"

Local editor Mike Myer wants to end racism but he (and his “newspapers”) have yet to write a single word criticizing Trump's racist rants

Sunday morning's Mike Myer column, “Let’s Find A Solution To Bigotry,” made a number of points about racism. After giving a personal example and acknowledging that racism exists in the Ohio Valley, he said that he wished that we could find a solution:

Racism is too serious to drop at that. We shouldn’t just be patting ourselves on the . . .

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April 30, 2018

WVU president spent $2.2 million in tuition money to pay for private flights (with 3/17 bow tie update)

Pay no attention to appearances, President E. Gordon Gee says it’s “perfectly legitimate”

From reporters Jake Zuckerman and Ryan Quinn in this morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee said the university will look to shift the cost of his flights on private planes to be paid through university donations rather than tuition dollars.

This comes after a report showing Gee spent more than . . .

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March 16, 2018

Time to look in the mirror, Mike

Accuracy? Fairness? Or pushing an agenda?

From yesterday’s Mike Myer column:

Some in the media, and that includes newspapers, magazines, television, radio and various internet entities, seem to care less for accuracy and fairness than for pushing their own agendas.

But our local editor doesn’t include our local papers in that group:

But the overwhelming majority of newspaper . . .

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February 12, 2018

Reading the weekend opinion sections

Nothing out of the ordinary: just more Koch propaganda and the usual Clinton-bashing

More unlabeled Koch propaganda from the Wheeling News-Register

Yesterday’s News-Register featured yet another piece of Koch propaganda pretending to be a serious study. The editorial, “Cutting Back on Regulations,” references a recent study done by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The study looked at the number of states’ . . .

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January 01, 2018

Media Matters picks up the "deceptive, cut-and-paste" Gil White/NFIB story

And Mike Myer responds

Yesterday Media Matters published a blog post by Eric Hananoki about a number of very similar op-ed pieces that showed up in various papers across the country:

Procter & Gamble placed nearly identical op-eds pushing for corporate tax cuts from different authors in numerous papers

The Procter & Gamble story reminded me of this blog . . .

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December 15, 2017

Credit where credit is due

Mike Myer makes an important point about the China/WV deal

In a column that makes a number of barely-connected points, Myer starts with one of his favorite themes -- why West Virginian are so special and different from other Americans:

We have a pull-ourselves-up-by-our-own-bootstraps attitude. It’s necessary. Seldom do we have any reason to look for knights in shining armor to give us a hand.

We . . .

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November 18, 2017

The local Sunday columns

Charlie Chaplin and bonus points for enthusiasm?

Sunday's Mike Myer column puts him in the lead for the annual "Dumbest Column of the Year Award"

When you have no proof, just make it up. Myer makes the following assertion early in the column after briefly discussing the Charlie Chaplin movie, The Great Dictator:

Some of the very same people who put Chaplin on a pedestal . . .

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September 25, 2017

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