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Drinking the Kool-Aid

Poll numbers, swamp definitions, and hypocrisy

Myer reads the polls

Today's Mike Myer's column asks the question:

"Will Trump's Strategy Work?"

After reviewing November's election results, Myer wants to comment upon Trump's favorable and unfavorable approval ratings. To that end, he quotes statistics from Real Clear . . .

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August 05, 2017

Reading the Sunday opinion section

Getting behind Trump

Draining the swamp

Mike Myer becomes a Trump true-believer

Today's Mike Myer column, "Fear Real For Swamp Critters," is about defending Trump and to that end, he wants to talk about Trump's efforts to "drain the swamp":

Both Republican and Democrat leaders first underestimated Trump, . . .

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July 23, 2017

Shilling for Trump

Today's News-Register editorial: Hillary's not president but she still needs to be investigated

From an editorial, "Investigate Clinton Ties to Russia, Too," in the afternoon Wheeling News-Register:

Take the big uranium deal a few years ago. It allowed Russia to gain control of about one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. The State Department - with Hillary Clinton at its head - . . .

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July 17, 2017

Chutzpah and hypocrisy

A Wheeling "newspaper" lectures us (again) on civility

Last Thursday the Intellingencer published an editorial, "End Hysteria Over Politics," in which they tied the actions of James Hodgkinson to "the hysteria over Republican President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers."

Of course, comedian Kathy Griffin and Julius Caesar got mentioned. Rather than comment upon the . . .

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June 19, 2017

The locals cover Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement

"Forget it, Jake. It's a Wheeling newspaper."

Covering the news

Editing out justification for the agreement

Last Thursday, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. On Friday morning, the Wheeling Intelligencer's coverage edited the Associated Press' report and removed the AP's explanation for why we had joined the Paris . . .

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June 07, 2017

President Trump: "My administration is putting an end to the war on coal. We’re going to have clean coal, really clean coal."

Of course, that was in March

Periodically during Obama's presidency, our local "newspapers" would offer an editorial that told us about the potential advantages of clean coal and how the Obama administration was doing everything it could to prevent its research and development. For example, from a September editorial:

But during Obama’s . . .

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May 24, 2017

The missing picture from this afternoon's editorial

News-Register tells us that Trump's message to the Saudi's was clear: "Americans do not agree with discrimination against women."

Silvrback blog image
President Trump, Saudi King Salman and friends attending the men-only Toby Keith concert in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

(Source: The Hill with picture source: Getty Images)

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May 22, 2017

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