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It's distraction time

Reading the morning editorial

Former President Obama conducted a "vendetta" against the fossil fuel industry and West Virginians during his time in office. At least that is what a number of editorials in Ogden "newspapers" told us during his presidency. The reason for this "vendetta" was never explained. Was it because he was not from West . . .

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August 11, 2017

Blame Obama and provide no evidence

The News-Register returns to its old editorial ways

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Like West Virginia's Republican legislative delegation, our local "newspapers" are better off out of power where they can criticize and criticize knowing that they don't have to be responsible. Now that Republicans are in the majority on both the state and national level, they're expected to govern. That's . . .

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March 01, 2017

Fake news and vendettas

End of the week editorials

Friday morning - drawing conclusions from one example and mislabeled "fake news"

The Friday Intelligencer tells us in its lead editorial, "Deterring False ‘Hate Crime’ Claims," without a shred of evidence that:

Many of the “hate crimes” Americans are accused of never happened. Preventing real crimes . . .

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December 23, 2016

A scholarly article and a Mike Myer column

Similarities and differences

Similarities

Earlier this week, the Associated Press made available to news sources that subscribe to its services an article by Mark Major, who teaches political science at Penn State and is the Associate Director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy. The article is part of the AP's excellent "The Conversation US" . . .

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October 22, 2016

Revisiting Flint's water crisis

"round up the usual suspects"

This afternoon's editorial in the Wheeling News-Register, "EPA Shirked Duty To Flint Residents," follows the usual pattern for Ogden editorials: avoid carrying the AP report when the story breaks (so that the reader is given no background on what happened) and then interpret what happened to suit the persuasive needs of the . . .

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October 21, 2016

Blaming the victims and Obama for what's happened in Flint

An ugly News-Register editorial

This afternoon's News-Register editorial tells us that "Political Stunt Stalls Flood Aid." The editorial blames "ultra-liberals" and Democrats for holding up flood aid to West Virginia. Their crime was that they wanted Flint, Michigan to be part of the aid package. The editorial explains to us that the Republicans . . .

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September 29, 2016

Finding "deplorable" columnists to support Wednesday's editorial

Yesterday, I commented on the Intelligencer editorial that attacked Hillary Clinton's for her assertion that half of Donald Trump's followers were racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamophobic ("deplorables"). The paper's defense was that she was attacking them because they disagreed with her; Trump's own . . .

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September 15, 2016

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