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Biased, uninformed, and missing important information

A look at three recent Ogden editorials

Rounding up the usual suspects

Whether it’s in the West Virginia legislature or Congress, Ogden editorials are thankful that there are at least a few liberals around to scapegoat when Republican can’t govern. According to those editorials, liberals, a minority of the minority party in both governments, have power way beyond their . . .

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May 30, 2018

Which is more important? Police dogs and deputies in Bethesda, Ohio or Trump/North Korea?

At least the Intelligencer is consistent

The top story this morning in major newspapers across the United States:

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Clearly, President Trump's decision to cancel the meeting with North Korea was this morning's important national story.

The top story in this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer was:

Tumult Continues in Bethesda

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May 25, 2018

Is it asking too much to expect an editorial writer to do research?

Yet another clueless editorial on sports betting

From Saturday morning’s editorial (“Get Integrity Plan in Place”) about West Virginia sports betting:

One defect in the Mountain State law is the absurdly low cut of proceeds from sports betting that will go to the state — a paltry 10 percent. Pennsylvania, one of the few other states with sports betting statutes in place, sets . . .

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May 20, 2018

The Intelligencer supports the trophy hunters packing the Trump wildlife protection board

This goes way beyond the foxes guarding the hen house

Last Thursday, the Associated Press distributed the following story on a new federal board:

Trophy hunters pack Trump wildlife protection board

From the article:

Trophy hunters are packed on a new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African . . .

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March 19, 2018

The Intelligencer praises Representative McKinley on the 45Q tax credit

Is he deserving?

This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, "Repairing Damage to Coal Industry," heaps lots of praise on Representative David McKinley for his supposed work to make sure that the 45Q tax credit was included in the final budget:

McKinley, R-W.Va., is being given credit for much of the initiative that resulted . . .

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February 23, 2018

The Trump administration’s war on coal miners

Tombstones instead of monuments: black lung is back

From today’s New York Times:

Federal investigators this month identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung cases ever officially recorded.

More than 400 coal miners frequenting three clinics in southwestern Virginia between 2013 and 2017 were found to have . . .

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February 22, 2018

Same as it ever was: missing information, no context, and it’s all the Democrats fault

Yes, it’s another Intelligencer editorial

The headline on this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial tells us:

Trump Clearly On ‘Dreamers’ Side

Really? How did the editorial conclude this?

He already has offered a measure that would allow 1.8 million of the dreamers and members of their immediate families to stay in the United States.

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February 07, 2018

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