“All that the people require in order to arrive at proper conclusions is light and information.”

And the Intelligencer provides neither

It's the Intelligencer's anniversary and so it's time for them to tell us how great they are. Here are the two highlights from their annual self-congratulatory editorial:

Now more than ever, The Intelligencer strives to be the reliable, accurate provider of information for our readers.

As Monday's . . .

August 24, 2016

Propagandizing for the fossil fuel industry

The Intelligencer cherry-picks and misrepresents the Harvard study on the cost of miners transitioning to solar

Back on August 10 I blogged about a new study from the Harvard Business Review that looked at the cost of retraining coal miners to work in solar energy. I quoted the study's conclusion:

The results of the study show that a relatively minor investment ($180 million to$1.8 billion, based on best and worst case scenarios) in . . .

August 22, 2016

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 6 (with July 18 update)

Columnists past and future and "hanging" Hillary

Just another week of anti-Clinton messaging

Here is a list of last week's anti-Hillary Wheeling Intelligencer editorial page material:

Syndicated Columns

Free Pass Given to Hillary (Thomas)
Hillary Clinton's Non-Indictment May Not Help Her (Barone)
Disqualifying, in a Sane World (Erickson)
. . .

July 17, 2016

Covering the memorial service for the fallen police officers

A sampling of front-pages from national newspapers:

Today, all three of these newspapers (as did most other U.S. newspapers) featured similar coverage of yesterday's memorial service for the fallen police officers in Dallas on their front page. (The service and Obama's speech also received significant coverage on . . .

July 13, 2016

If the Intelligencer didn't cover it, did it actually happen?

Covering/not covering the Supreme Court's most important abortion decision in 24 years (With late-afternoon correction)

4:30 PM CORRECTION -- A reader points out that the AP article is on page 10 of the morning Intelligencer. I missed it. I apologize to my readers and the Intelligencer.

On most mornings I read the print version of the Wheeling Intelligencer along with two newspapers online, the Charleston Gazette-Mail and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. . . .

June 28, 2016

Intelligencer sort-of covers the Senate's gun control vote

This morning's Intelligencer featured a front-page news story on yesterday's two gun control bills before the U.S. Senate. Almost all of the story came from a report from the Associated Press on the debates over two gun control pieces of legislation. To the AP report, the Intelligencer added two paragraphs on how our local senators . . .

June 21, 2016

A tale of two cities and their newspapers

Covering gubernatorial candidate Cole's fundraisers in Charleston and Wheeling

Mark Pence, governor of Indiana, was in West Virginia yesterday in order to attend fundraisers for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole in Charleston and possibly Wheeling. Governor Mike Bevin of Kentucky was also supposed to be in Wheeling.

Here are some questions about these events with the answers based upon today's . . .