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"Destroying Affordable Electricity" (with December 13 update)

by the Intelligencer's most-trusted energy source of information

Today we were treated on the forum page to a long opinion piece on "Destroying Affordable Energy" by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray. Murray uses lots and lots and lots of statistics with next-to-no indication of where they came from. The only evidence cited is a recent study from Energy Ventures Analysis which I previously noted . . .

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December 12, 2015

The Intelligencer attacks Obamacare (again)

The editorial actually makes Fox News look "fair and balanced"

This morning's Intelligencer editorial is another in a long line of unethical editorials which uses information not previously reported by the paper as the basis for an editorial written by a writer who then picks and chooses the information that best supports his/her thesis. (Note, I realize that this is an editorial and not a news . . .

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December 11, 2015

Covering the Blankenship decision

A screenshot is worth a thousand words

A tale of two newspapers

Here are screenshots of the Charleston Gazette-Mail's coverage of the decision in the Blankenship trial (four full pages):

Silvrback blog image

And here is a screenshot of the Wheeling Intelligencer's coverage of the same decision (nothing):

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December 04, 2015

"When we err, we . . . . make corrections" -- Mike Myer, 11/8/15

That, or we write a new article and pretend the first one didn't happen!

Yes, without admitting that yesterday's Intelligencer article on Little Blue Run was factually erroneous and its headline misleading (see next post down), this morning's edition tells us that a settlement was reached between WV homeowners and FirstEnergy in the Little Blue Run lawsuit. (Actually, it isn't a totally new report -- . . .

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December 02, 2015

Reporting the Little Blue Run decision

Sloppy writing/editing or the usual pro-coal company bias?

In the last 18 months, I've written about Little Blue Run a couple of times. (Most recently here.) Located at the tip of West Virginia's panhandle and reaching into Pennsylvania, the First Energy pond is the largest coal ash dump in the country. The pond has produced a host of problems for the local Pennsylvania and West Virginia . . .

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December 01, 2015

Reading the Tuesday morning Intelligencer

The Murray Energy decision and Wheeling Jesuit panels

Spinning the Mine Safety and Health Administration decision

Word from Murray Energy on how the local "newspapers" should handle an unfavorable court decision apparently took longer than expected. Today, six days after the decision was rendered, the Wheeling Intelligencer finally got around to covering the story. (I . . .

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November 24, 2015

Flunking climate science

Who cares -- it's just a theory

As of 10 AM this morning there were 4250 sources that carried this AP report:

Most GOP Candidates Flunk Climate Science

Not surprisingly, the Wheeling Intelligencer was not among them.

Here is what the AP did:

At the request of The Associated Press, eight climate and biological scientists graded for . . .

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November 23, 2015

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