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Defending the President

Mike Myer gets his marching orders (with 8/20 update)

Earlier in week, Molly Ball who writes for The Atlantic, received a copy of the Republican talking points following President Trump's news conference about Charlottesville. She explained:

Every day, the White House communications office sends official talking points to Republican members of Congress. These communiqués help . . .

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August 19, 2017

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

When things go wrong, blame Obama (and his "vendetta")

The locals deal with adversity in the Trump administration

This afternoon's editorial*, "Remove Roadblocks on Pipeline Decisions," may be the first example of what we may often read from our local "newspapers" as the new Trump presidency runs into problems: it's Obama fault.

The editorial tells us that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) which decides . . .

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February 07, 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

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 10

Tuesday's Intelligencer editorials

"Showing Disdain for 'Coal People'"

According to this morning's lead editorial Bill Clinton joked in Pennsylvania last week that the "coal people" in eastern Kentucky and West Virginian "don't like any of us anymore." The editorial goes on to tell us that "coal people" have . . .

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September 14, 2016

Covering Monday's energy innovation conference

It's a good day for local favorites McKinley and Capito (even if she wasn't there)

Covering the conference -- the Intelligencer and the Associated Press saw it differently

Casey Junkins, local reporter and energy propagandist, covered the conference for the local "newspapers." Jonathan Matisse, who reports on West Virginia for the Associated Press, wrote the AP story.

Headlines

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September 13, 2016

Answering climate change by demonizing Obama (part 1)

Ignore the science, the man is out to get us!

On March 16 of this year, I wrote:

I've been doing this blog for over two years and one of the constants has been the Intelligencer's and the News-Register's refusal to acknowledge that President Obama has ever acted for what he believes is the best interest of the country; that, at the least, his actions might be . . .

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September 12, 2016

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