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Rounding up the usual suspects

A predictable editorial with a predictable scapegoat

After the Wheeling Intelligencer published four articles of questionable front-page news value in three days from West Virginia University's Academic Media Days, an editorial (or Myer column) was the predictable next step. Today's editorial focused on the first of those four stories in which WVU's President E. Gordon Gee discussed . . .

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June 17, 2018

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

Is the Wheeling News-Register “Insisting on Ethical Conduct by Pruitt” (updated 4/10)

Are you kidding? Fox News, among others, is a whole lot tougher

Today’s News-Register editorial takes up the ethical questions surrounding the head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt. The editorial quickly dismisses the taxpayer’s money spent on his person security:

In directing what is a very politically incorrect campaign against some regulations, Pruitt is making many enemies. Consideration of . . .

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April 09, 2018

Cherry-picked statistics and straw-man arguments

Yes, it’s another Ogden editorial on gun control

First, we get the “straw man argument:”

London, England, is reminding Americans that gun control does not translate automatically to reducing violence.

(Is anyone, liberal or otherwise, arguing that it “automatically” translates?)

From there, Monday’s Wheeling News-Register editorial* ignores the . . .

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April 04, 2018

With plenty of condescension, today’s Wheeling News-Register editorial warns public school employees not to be used by politicians

The damage control begins

From the first paragraphs of today's News-Register editorial/lecture, “Don’t Be Used by the Politicians”:

Public school employees in West Virginia should be outraged, not to mention suspicious, that their record-length work stoppage is being used by some for purely political reasons.

Democrats in the Legislature have . . .

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March 07, 2018

Anti-Semitism is on the rise

And the Wheeling News-Register can only tell us that there are "plenty of reasons" while ignoring the obvious one

From the editorial* in Wednesday’s Wheeling News-Register:

Plenty of explanations are being offered for a disturbing report issued this week. Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States last year were up 57 percent from 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

This is yet another opinion piece that ignores . . .

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March 01, 2018

Defending free speech?

An ill-informed, mean-spirited, dated editorial from the Wheeling News-Register that adds nothing to our understanding of free speech issues (with 2/28 and 3/2 updates)

This afternoon's Wheeling News-Register editorial, "Defend Free Speech, Don't Discourage It," is one of its worst (on many levels) in at least a couple of months. The editorial is about the University of Washington's decision to require a campus Republican group to provide $17,000 upfront for security in order to bring a . . .

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February 27, 2018

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